Thank You, POCA

Dear POCA,

thank you for the $10,000 donation -- your second one this year. That’s $20,000 total in 2015 you’ve given to our school.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the October Membership Drive: all the volunteers, all the new and renewing POCA members. We’re overwhelmed by all the hard work that went into the Membership Drive and that made your donation possible.

As part of our thanks, we’d like to share POCA Tech’s first ever annual report. It reflects September 2014 through August 2015, so it doesn’t include your most recent generosity, but we hope it does give you a sense of what POCA Tech has been doing with your contributions.

In the annual report, one thing we mention is that during the school’s first year, we were able to keep about $50,000 in savings — the whole year long. This is because so many people worked for free in some capacity. We’re afraid to even attempt to make a list of who did what because there was SO MUCH, and it would be terrible to inadvertently forget somebody. So when you look at the list of what got done, don’t forget that most things on that list wouldn’t have been possible without the time and talents of POCA volunteers.

We hope you enjoy the report and we hope you feel really good about what we accomplished together. Thank you for supporting our school.

love,

POCA Tech

This story was posted on November 13 2015 by Lisafer.

Comments

  • November 13 2015 at 8:30 AM
    MMDobson writes:

    We’re hoping to get more clinics participating in Membership Drives by doing an instructable at POCA Fest on “How to Run a Membership Drive in Your Clinic”.  A lot of punks just don’t know where to start, and this should help.  We’ll have all the great how-to’s and materials that people have shared with us over the last couple of years - Seminole Heights, Urbana, Circle to name just a few.  These clinics have held REALLY successful Membership Drives in their medium to large size clinics.  Looking forward to putting these tools in the hands of ALL clinic owners and admins!

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  • November 13 2015 at 1:03 PM
    urbanapuncture writes:

    We are Printing the POCAtech annual report to share with our clinic community and POCA members

    Yay POCATech!

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  • November 13 2015 at 6:05 PM
    Roppy writes:

    “Acupuncture needles don’t care what language a person
    speaks. It’s a leap of faith for both patients and punks to work together across a
    language/culture barrier, but recliners make a great safety net.”

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  • November 20 2015 at 9:43 PM
    Whitsitt writes:

    The report is a surprisingly enjoyable read.  Thanks for putting it together.

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