vintageTEK has recently renewed our lease with our landlord Gary Hoselton for two years, to June 2014. Gary, an ex-Tek, has been a generaous supporter of vintageTEK objectives since our inception.
We are putting the finishing touches on two brochures, one developed as a tri-fold mailer to individual vintageTEK donors appealing for donations. Also. a Corporate Donor brochure, a four page 8x11 size, to solicit donations from corporations, many of which were Tektronix customers from 1945-1985. We are hoping to appeal to these corporations for donations in the same manner that they have supported dozens of other technology museums throughout the USA.
Our corporate appeal has the following theme:
In the post-war decades from 1945 - 1985, your company's programs and employees, with Tektronix, Inc employees, designed, tested, manufactured and deployed systems that fueled the greatest expansion of technology known in the free world.
We are preserving this history in a Museum environment, both with live displays and the objective of producing educational programs that will stimulate future generations of EE students. We also plan to fund academy learning programs, and to solicit an endowment to fund an electrical engineering design chair at a major OregonUniversity.
While our board members and key volunteers seek to solicit donations from a few hundred corporations using these tools, we have a great need in developing an ex-Tek employee mailing list. First, we would like to invite all ex-Tek, and current Tek employees to visit the Museum, and encourage those who are inclined to help as volunteers or donors. We have only a few hundred names of those that visited the Museum and signed our visitor log.
The vintageTEK Board