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AFANA Urgently Needs Your Support

(Update:  Long time member Henry Karnilowicz has challenged all supporters to match his generous donation! ...and Hawks supporter Andy T has challenged fans of other clubs, too! -- see here.)

Every day brings more grim economic news and it has affected every one of us in some way.  AFANA isn't immune to the impact either.  AFANA wants to remind you that we need your support too, at this critical time.   This month makes a remarkable 13 years that AFANA has been existence and working to get more Australian football to fans across North America. However, as we begin our 14th year, the situation is very serious.

Since we shifted to donations this year and away from the membership model of the past, total receipts have reached barely over $1,400.00 $2,400 and in the past month we have received less than $100 $1100. The expenses don’t change and with such small support, it is getting increasingly difficult to "pay the piper".   We want to avoid some of the alternatives we will certainly have to consider if the situation doesn't improve.

To do what we do without AFL funding has always depended on the generosity of our supporters and the work of our staff who labor away without the benefit of payment each week. A quick look around this web site will show how hard our staff in the US, Canada, and Australia continue to work even in the off season. We continue to post AFL news summaries and we have been pleased to report on big gains in the TV coverage for fans in the USA. The efforts of the staff deserve your support. 

If you benefit from the news and TV schedules we publish, please consider making a donation, as without it we can’t continue. (If you are among those who have already donated, please seek out another fan of the sport and encourage them to support us!). Donations can be made through the web site (click on this link: “Donate” or use the Donate button at the upper right of every page or send a check to the address below. Thank you.)

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New Look to and Donations Still Needed

Effective today, sports a new look and easier to use interface.   The new design is expected to be more compatible with a wider range of browsers, monitors, and operating systems and be more straightforward to use.  Key to the interface is that most of places you might want to go on the site are all on the drop down menus (as well as some of the traditional places).   The color scheme is brighter and the sidebars have both moved to the right side where you can find the links to recent stories, comments, blogs, and news from around the web.  User specific menu items and the TV schedule summary (downloadable from Google Calendars) are still right where you would expect them.  This completes the last major step in an upgrade process that began in December, 2007.

Questions or problems should be submitted via the Feedback links. 

As a reminder, AFANA has launched a drive for donations along with a new series of donation levels to replace the previous membership options.  Fans can support AFANA by following our "Donate To AFANA" link at the top right of every page and choosing one of the different donation choices we have.

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