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    Shade structure donations update! We are now up to $71,212.73 in donated funds as of October 6th, 2021. 🎉

    Our goal is to collect enough funds to complete the main shade structure, new concrete slab, and build out the interior multipurpose space for day-to-day club functions, as well as teaching.

    We would like to raise enough donations to also add bathrooms in the near future. We are extremely grateful to all of you who have contributed so far! All donations are welcome and deeply appreciated.


    What is the amount that is the fund raising target or goal ?


    The donation goal depends on whether or not people want additions such as bathrooms, etc. Jai Pal will have to put a list together. I think he’s working on that now, so that we all have more clarity.

    Jai Pal Khalsa
    General Member

    Thanks for explaining that Jana. The goal, or series of goals for our capital improvements was originally grouped into distinct parts to be “pay as we go” . The idea was to pay for materials only with money raised and to use donated labor to complete the work. So far labor has been donated by members and interested qualified parties. There are many milestones in building the new shade structure and facilities. Phase 1 has been design, engineering, underground utilities and foundations , steel columns and cast concrete support walls. $25k.

    Phase 2 involves structural roof beams, roof framing, then a waterproof roof covering. $40k.
    Phase 3 after removal of the container requires a new flat and level concrete slab with related LZ site grading around it plus grass restoration, some electrical, and lighting $15k+.
    Phase 4 restore/remodel kitchen. Enclose a multipurpose space with floor to ceiling storefront walls and retractible doors. $15k.
    Phase 4B. Build out multipurpose space, add electrical, install solar, a/c, lighting, displays, fixtures, club and site support, exhibit spaces for free flight history. Audio, video, stage, PA, teaching aids. Fixtures, furniture etc over time $10k  to $20k as we grow into it.
    These are estimates only. Additional facilities and features will be built when funded and needed

    For those interested, a CSS lifetime membership is available for a donation of $10k, although donations of any amount will be welcomed



    Update: As of today, October 6th, 2021, we now have $71,212.73 in donations! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

    Jai Pal asked me to add that “the roof beams and structure materials have been ordered and will arrive in four weeks. The remaining concrete walls and steel columns will be installed in the interim. We plan to frame the roof and install the waterproof covering on top of it in November.

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