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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Returning to the Netjeru
« on: September 18, 2019, 04:08:07 pm »
Em hotep and welcome back!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello
« on: September 18, 2019, 04:07:48 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! :)

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Em hotep, everyone!

Today is September 15th, which means that we have 5 days left of the current fundraising period for October. As of today, we have:

$1,177.07

You may notice that this amount is lower than what I stated in my last announcement. This is due to an error in calculations from the previous status that did not take into account PayPal fees. As a result, I figured this would be a great time to remind everyone to donate through PayPal Giving Fund or Zelle to avoid these fees and ensure that 100% of your donation actually makes it to the House of Netjer!

Lastly, don't forget to check out our online auction! All money raised through the auction will be donated to the House of Netjer. There are 4 days left to bid on these great items: https://www.helpingtawy.com/all-auctions/

Senebty,
Endy and the Fundraising Team

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Em hotep, everyone!

We are just a little more than half-way through our fundraising period for October! For those of you who have already donated, thank you so much for supporting Hemet(AUS!) and the House of Netjer. As of today, September 6th, 2019, we have:

$1281.44

The fundraising period for October is from August 21st to September 20th, so we have 14 more days left. Just a reminder, the first $500 that we raise goes toward general House of Netjer and minor Tawy House expenses. The amount we raise after that, in increments of $500, will pay for Hemet's salary ($500 = one 8-hour day per week, $1000 = two 8-hour days, etc). Last month we managed to raise $2,500. With 14 days left, can we reach that amount again this month?

Online Auction:
The online auction will be held from September 10th at 3:00PM Central (Tawy time) to September 19th at 3:00PM. Proxy bidding will be aavailable for this auction. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Senebty,
Endy and the Fundraising Team

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[PUBLIC] Fundraising Announcements / Re: Helpingtawy.com hacked--All clear!
« on: September 01, 2019, 09:19:02 am »
Em hotep, everyone!

Helpingtawy.com is up and running again. You can access the donation tracker again and we will be re-adding the links to it on netjer.org and kemet.org shortly.

Thank you for your patience!
Endy and the Fundraising Team

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[PUBLIC] Fundraising Announcements / Helpingtawy.com hacked
« on: August 31, 2019, 04:39:00 pm »
Em hotep, everyone,

Helpingtawy.com is currently hacked. Please do not visit the site until we post another announcement that everything has been taken care of (we don't want anyone getting bugs on their computer from this).

Thank you and Senebty!
Endy and the Fundraising Team

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Returning...
« on: August 23, 2019, 08:47:04 pm »
Em hotep and welcome back, Nesi! It's wonderful to meet you. And I absolutely love your Shemsu name meaning <3

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Em hotep, everyone!

I have exciting news! Yesterday was the last day for the September fundraising period. During this period, we raised:

$2,594.76!!!

Thank you all so much for your support of Hemet(AUS!) and the House of Netjer! This is the most money we have raised in a long time. What a wonderful way to start off the new Kemetic year. Nekhtet!

The first $500 will go toward general House of Netjer and minor Tawy House expenses. This leaves us with $2,000 to pay Hemet to support her for four 8-hour work days per week in the month of September.

The remaining $94.76 that was raised will be going into the Rollover Fund, which is a new fund that is being implemented as of today. This fund will work toward supporting Hemet's salary in future months with the remaining money that we receive in donations. Please read this thread to learn more about how this process will work. Please let me know if you have any questions about this new Fund.

Thank you and Senebty!
Endy and the Fundraising Team

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[PUBLIC] Fundraising Announcements / Introducing the Rollover Fund
« on: August 21, 2019, 10:14:20 pm »
Em hotep, everyone!

I would like to announce that as of today, we will be implementing a Rollover Fund with the additional money that we raise through donations that does not go toward general expenses and Hemet's salary. As a reminder, the first $500 that we raise goes toward general House of Netjer and minor Tawy expenses. The money we make after that, in increments of $500, goes toward Hemet's salary ($500 = one 8-hour work day per week; $1,000 = two 8-hour days per week, etc). Up until today, the remaining money that was left over after these allotments had been saved in the temple's account. Now we will start focusing on giving Hemet(AUS!) the maximum amount of donations that we receive.

The Rollover Fund will be used to rollover the extra money that is raised from a fundraising period toward Hemet's salary in a later period. Instead of doing a simple rollover of all of the remaining money month-by-month, we will be managing the money to help control the amount that is dispersed. We will do this by having a maximum rollover amount of $250 to be dispersed at a given time. This means that the difference between the amount of money that is raised and the amount of the next salary tier must be less than $250. Please see this diagram with examples to help understand how this will work. If you have further questions on this process, please don't hesitate to ask.

The purpose of managing the money with a rollover cap is our attempt to create stability with how Hemet receives the money. A major concern of mine is that Hemet will receive lots of rollover money one month but very little funds the next, therefore she could go from working three 8-hour work days per week down to one 8-hour day per week. Fluctuations like that are drastic and unstable. If my idea for a rollover cap does not seem to work after giving it a shot for a few months, then I will be happy to re-evaluate how to handle this Rollover Fund. But rest assured that even though this money is being managed, the goal is to get it all back to Hemet. This Rollover Fund cannot negatively impact Hemet's salary, it can only benefit it.

Senebty,
Endy and the Fundraising Team

Edited to add: Today is the beginning of the Rollover Fund. During the fundraising period that just ended yesterday, we raised a total of $2,594.76. This means that the Rollover Fund currently has:
$94.76

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: homemade natron faintly "fishy"
« on: August 20, 2019, 09:39:25 am »
Em hotep!

Great question! I normally use sea salt. The brand I use has varied over the years but I never have had a fishy taste.

I've done some looking around to try to find the origins of the Diamond Crystal Kosher(ing) salt I'm using, but not having much luck. The manufacturer (Cargill) describes the two methods used to extract salt, from the earth and from the sea but doesn't say which specifically the salt I'm using comes from. Ill probably need to email them with the question.

Measured by volume, I gather there's a significant difference in the sodium density even between different brands of the same kind of salt, based on the crystal structure of each.
The crystal structure of NaCl doesn't change (which means there are not significant differences in the relative density), but the processes used from different brands can impact the bulk density. So you are correct that the sodium content varies across brands, I just wanted to clarify the wording :) Anyway, by volume there is less NaCl with Diamond Kosher Salt than with most other tables salts. What this will mean is that if you are using a 1:1 ratio of salt and baking soda to make your natron, you are ending up with less NaCl and more sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). Perhaps the fishy taste is coming from that? I can't say that I know what baking soda tastes like on its own, but I do know it can make things taste funky when too much is used.

Senebty!
Endy

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Em hotep, everyone!

We have 2 more days left for the current fundraising period and we currently have:

$1,453.26

We are so close to $1,500 and being able to pay Hemet for two 8-hour workdays a week! I feel confident that we can make it. But can we make it to $2,000?

Senebty!
Endy

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[PUBLIC] Fundraising Announcements / 33 Club Cancellation
« on: August 18, 2019, 10:23:55 am »
Em hotep, everyone!

It has been decided that the 33 Club gift donation tier will be cancelled. We have been struggling with producing podcasts to offer on a monthly basis. However, we still have plans to create podcasts and offer them as a gift for a donation, it just won't be in the form of the 33 Club. When the podcast is created, we will announce it individually and offer people access as a gift for a donation of a certain amount (which will be determined).

Thank you all for your continued support of the House of Netjer!

Senebty,
Endy

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Prayer request
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:44:21 am »
Prayers <3

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Approaching Djehuty
« on: August 11, 2019, 10:18:31 am »
I agree with Temiat! Also, offering the whole process of creating this work is wonderful. For me, Djehuty appreciates these experiences and what we learn along the way :)

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Em hotep, everyone!

We are more than half-way through our fundraising period for September! This first announcement was delayed because I was traveling the past two weeks. As of today, August 10th, 2019, we have:

$820.63

The fundraising period for September is from June 21st to July 20th, so we have 10 more days left. Just a reminder, the first $500 that we raise goes toward general House of Netjer and minor Tawy House expenses. The amount we raise after that, in increments of $500, will pay for Hemet's salary ($500 = one 8-hour day per week, $1000 = two 8-hour days, etc).

Online Auction:
Our next big fundraising event is fast approaching! There are 3 weeks left to contact us about items you would like to contribute toward the online auction that will take place in September. These items can include statues that you don't really use anymore, shrine items, art that you create, commissions, etc. If you are unsure if your contribution is suitable, please reach out to me or Tatuayinepu!

Senebty,
Endy and the Fundraising Team

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