Contribute to LA-ex.org
The success of this Web site will be built upon the contributions of the community of former and current crew members of USS LOS ANGELES, SSN 688. We gladly accept contributions of ephemera & memorabilia to help tell the story of boat and crew. We also would appreciate any
monetary contributions to help recover 1998 costs and offset 1999 costs. You can do this indirectly through our partnership with AMAZON.COM or through direct donations of cash.
Contributing Ephemera & Memorabilia
I highly encourage you to send us a story, a photograph, a
patch, Welcome Aboard Pamphlet, Change Of Command Booklet, or any other ephemera or memorabilia that will help tell the boats story.
Please send your contributions to:
c/o Shannon Clyde
3753 Royal Port Rush Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78664
or by e-mail to:
All contributions of ephemera & memorabilia
received by mail will be returned upon request. Please indicate whether you would like the item returned. Be sure to include your return address. I have had great luck with all items sent via USPS Priority Mail. You should feel safe sending your precious memories this way. You might consider using insurance and tracking as an option.
Many of you have asked about making financial contributions to help me recover existing costs and to offset the ongoing cost of keeping the Web site and message board alive. Until recently, I really had never sat down to figure out what it costs to keep LA-ex.org
going. I was quite surprised to see the year cost at approximately $1,300.00 for 1998 and $1,600.00 for 1999. Once I saw this, I decided to accept your offers for contributions. If you feel like contributing, there are two ways to do so. One way is indirectly through purchases from our business partner(s) and the other is through direct donations.
LA-ex.org Partnership With AMAZON.COM
I have set up a partnership with AMAZON.COM that allows me to receive an extremely small referral fee whenever someone navigates from one of our links to
their Web site and purchases something during that session. If the link is a general link, then I receive 5% of the sale. If the link is a specific link, such as a link to a specific book title or CD-ROM music title, then I receive from 5% to 15% of the final sale, depending on the level of the discount offered by AMAZON.COM. So the best way to help offset costs is to use the links within LA-ex.org to our business partners. You get your purchase and you help out LA-ex.org too.
Direct Cash Donations to LA-ex.org
If you feel that LA-ex.org is worthy of a direct donation of cash, then please choose one of the following methods:
Please send a personal check to the address shown above. Make the check out to Patrick S. Clyde for any amount you choose. Please write "LA-ex.org Contribution" on check.
Credit Card: I can now accept contributions by credit card using PayPal, a secure online payment system:Just click this link:
All moneys received will be used to recover 1998 and 1999 operational costs and to offset year 2000 operational costs of the LA-ex.org Web site and LA-ex.org: Shoot The Breeze message board.
At some point, we may want to consider forming a nonprofit corporation similar to those of other alumni organizations. This will allow us certain benefits such as tax breaks, etc. Until such time, all cash donations are NOT tax deductible. If you would like to discuss forming a nonprofit corporation, please use the LA-ex.org: Shoot The Breeze Forum.
Thank you for your support.
LA-ex.org Webmaster & Author