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F.O.M. Announces 2013 Easter Island Donation!
VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5751
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-03-09 11:49 pm   Permalink

Congratulations on another successful year and donation to the cause. Keep up the great work, Tiking and cocktailing!!!
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2834
Posted: 2014-03-10 08:09 am   Permalink

"Don't know what the White Devil's tirade was about, but it sounded like a bit of nationalism to me.ď


I can remember back when the FOM had to find a charity to give money
to.
We needed to find one fast because the FOM had just been added on Wikipedia
and just as fast we were removed.
Certain FOM people RELLY liked the idea of being on Wikipedia and did NOT want to lose that.
Well the reason they were removed from Wikipedia was the guidelines for being on Wikipedia as a
Fraternal organization stated you need to give to a charity among other things.

So they took ideas for what charity to give to, I wanted to collect money and give it to guys
that were homeless in the form of booze, I thought that was funny as itís what lots of those guys want.

But the charity was picked and others were added over the years.
so the fact that they give to other charities may mean that what started as
a desperate need to stay in the limelight has become a want to help others.

Plus it looks good in court.



 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2014-03-10 08:33 am   Permalink

LOL!!!

 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1079
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2014-03-10 08:43 am   Permalink

I can assure you & anyone else reading this thread that the FOM has come a very long, long way from it's early days & that our mantra of "Fun with a purpose" is exhibited throughout much of what we do everyday. We live it because we want to help others & have a lot of fun along the way while doing it, too. This certainly includes the funds raised at Ohana which go to fund scholarships for students from the island of Rapa Nui, as well as local chapter efforts that raise funds for various local causes.

And, no there is no "turf war" with TC or anything dumb like that.
Anyone who tells you otherwise has their own agenda at play, as the FOM sees no such thing as reality in any way.


 
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leisure master
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Joined: Mar 24, 2007
Posts: 435
From: The exotic village, NYC
Posted: 2014-03-10 11:14 am   Permalink

Wow.

With criticism like that I feel ashamed that I must not be matching the level of goodness and charity that White Devil must certainly be bringing to the world.

I mean, he couldn't possibly be hatin' on the good works of others unless he felt they were inferior to his own....right?

...you go white devil - stay awesome.

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rev_thumper
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Joined: Oct 10, 2007
Posts: 367
From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2014-03-10 5:02 pm   Permalink

I think you're mixing up a few different events there, tikiskip. Wikipedia doesn't have any guidelines like that, they just care about being cited in credible sources... and the mods there did delete a page about FOM until some footnotes got added.

But to be honest, I like your version. "We give money to charity so we can be on Wikipedia" is just the sort of random thing the FOM would do and I can think of worse reasons for giving away money really so let's stick with that. In a few years no one will remember what went on anyway.

-Rev


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2834
Posted: 2014-03-11 05:27 am   Permalink

Well the group we had back then would not even bring a bag of ice to a party so
these were not the type that knew of giving.
One guy used to like to come to our house when he was in town so as he put it "they could save money"
They saved money, cost me a ton, man those guys could drink.
and Iím sure the people getting the money donít care where it comes from.

Also I donít just dislike all FOM itís really a handful of people that mess that group
up for you, Too bad they are old timers and you will need to wait till they are gone
from this earth to fix that problem.

Lastly I did not like some of White Devils posts in the past and even told him so here
one time.
But I donít see the reason he was kicked out, maybe there was stuff I donít know
about as well, but this would have been a time out, or a hey knock it off, type situation
in the past.


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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2014-03-11 09:54 am   Permalink


Congrats!

I think its great that this organization has a purpose and raises money for charity --no matter what that charity is or how the choice came about.

I personally don't care for a handful of FOM members BUT I don't care for them and they happen to be FOM not the other way around. I would love to go to Ohana at some point in the future because tiki is tiki and pictures look like a great time is had by all.

I am curious if the event that is going to start in Florida next year will raise money for the same charity as Ohana does? Looking forward to seeing what that event is all about as well!


Lastly -
Its a shame that TC has turned into such a vile place at times. Watching a handful of members continuously belittle people on this forum while never suffering any consequences for their words is utterly ridiculous. While White Devil's post here (and in many, many other threads) was really out of line I am actually happy that someone FINALLY got the boot. At least the mods actually ..you know..moderated. Aloha White Devil!


 
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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 2208
From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2014-03-11 2:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-11 09:54, SandraDee wrote:
I am curious if the event that is going to start in Florida next year will raise money for the same charity as Ohana does? Looking forward to seeing what that event is all about as well!




Short answer.... yes. It will.

Much of that event is still being planned, the major details will be announced at Ohana Luau by the Lake in June. The details will show up here as soon as everyone gets home from Ohana so a few days later.


 
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rev_thumper
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Joined: Oct 10, 2007
Posts: 367
From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2014-03-11 4:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-03-11 05:27, tikiskip wrote:
Also I donít just dislike all FOM itís really a handful of people that mess that group
up for you, Too bad they are old timers and you will need to wait till they are gone
from this earth to fix that problem.


I know I have said this to you before, but you've been gone a long time.... and others are gone too. Times change. Different people in the Lodge, in the Temple, the wheel turns.

Quote:
Lastly I did not like some of White Devils posts in the past and even told him so here
one time.
But I donít see the reason he was kicked out, maybe there was stuff I donít know
about as well, but this would have been a time out, or a hey knock it off, type situation
in the past.


Can't speak for the mods on TC. Their site and I'm not going to second guess them.

-Rev


 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1952
From: San Diego
Posted: 2014-03-12 7:26 pm   Permalink

I think it's just plain great that there is a modern, newly minted organization that mirrors the 1950's fraternal societies in both fun and charitable giving. Maybe this started as a joke or as something to do on Tuesday nights, but things take on a life of their own sometimes.

The Shriners started their children's hospitals apparently because they figured they could get away with just about anything at their meetings and hotel conventions if they were helping sick kids. It worked perfectly. Still a great idea.

You guys keep going; scholarships, helping the blind, treating burn victims, whatever! You're on the right side, whatever the heck that is.


 
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