The MERA Supporter Program
What is MERA Worth to You?
What is MERA and what is its value to you and your community? We are hoping that you will take a few moments to consider the following:
The MERA SUPPORTER PROGRAM
Did you know that membership dues and program and event fees only cover 70% of the costs of operating MERA?
If you receive the monthly MERA Newsletter you will be aware that the MERA Schoolhouse is a busy place. MERA is home to the following groups and activities:
- Monthly Neighbourhood Suppers with crafts & games for all
- The MERA Potters ,the Arts Circle, the Recorder Consort, the Glass on Glass Collective, two Dance Collectives and the Book Club
- The Heritage Weavers, the Quilters, the Knitters & Spinners and the Fibre Arts group
- Instructional workshops for such things as basketry, visual arts, felting and stained glass
- Blue Jeans Classical music concerts and Sunday Schoolhouse Folk & Roots music concerts
- Art Exhibits, ‘Round the World on a Plate Suppers and the Annual Christmas Fair
- A Kids Summer Art Camp and a Kids Summer Dance and Drama Camp
- On Saturdays MERA partners with the McDonald’s Corners Farmers Market during the warm months and with the La Senda Community Café (formerly Steady Way Café’) in the winter.
- The twice monthly e- Newsletter, Facebook posts and revitalized website are maintained to keep everyone informed.
In order to keep these programs and events accessible to everyone, fees have been kept modest by design. Your continuing generous support is essential to bridge the gap between program income and operating expenses which will allow MERA to continue to make important contributions to arts, crafts and community events in the McDonalds Corners/Elphin area and surrounding communities. We hope you will consider making an annual tax deductible donation and join our family of supporters.
• Copper Supporter $20 -$99 per annum
• Bronze Supporter $100 - $249 per annum
• Silver Supporter $250 - $499 per annum
• Gold Supporter $500 - $999 per annum
• Platinum Supporter $1000+ per annum
To show our appreciation, our supporters will be recognized (if they wish) on the MERA website and on printed materials distributed at events throughout the year.
Your donation can be made by cheque or e-transfer:
By Mail: MERA Administrator, 974 Concession 9A, McDonalds Corners, ON, K0G 1M0
e-Transfer: MERA – firstname.lastname@example.org (please provide security question & answer to administrator)
To learn how to e-Transfer funds to MERA visit: http://meraschoolhouse.org/e-transfers/
(Note: For your convenience some institutions allow recurring contributions by e-Transfer)
To learn more about MERA visit our website at: http://meraschoolhouse.org
Not a MERA Member yet? Sign up today at: http://meraschoolhouse.org/become-a-mera-member/ (Memberships run from January 1 to December 31)