Every year Alcuin members receive the Catalogue of The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada in the mail.
The costs of colour printing, and especially of mailing, have risen dramatically in recent years. This year, all members will receive their catalogues, but to keep costs in check we are drastically reducing the number of copies. Even then, this year’s competition will run a small deficit, forcing us to consider further reducing the number of copies printed, or the quality of the printing.
The Society is pursuing grants to avoid making these difficult choices. In the meantime, we want to make this unusual appeal to see if some of you would consider helping us maintain the high production standards and wide distribution of the Alcuin awards catalogue. If you are able to contribute – any amount makes a difference – please do so either through our website, or by mailing a cheque to The Alcuin Society (address below):
The Alcuin Society
PO Box 3216 – Stn. Terminal
If every member gave $25 our goal would be met.
With sincere thanks,
The Alcuin Board
PS: If paying online, please use the “General Donations” button; after you have filled in the form, please wait for a moment, and you will be able to specify that the donation is for the Catalogue Campaign. After you fill in the credit card form or log in to PayPal, when reviewing your payment, please click on the “Add special instructions to the seller” link and type in “catalogue campaign” before completing the transaction.
If paying by cheque, please be sure to make your cheque payable to The Alcuin Society, and designate your donation as ‘Catalogue Campaign’.
All contributions are charitable donations for income tax purposes.