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Z Krewe's e-NewZletter
Mardi Gras - January 2021 Take 5
General Meeting Announcements
Beads
Z Krewe beads will not be available to purchase. The Krewe will not sell beads so you must order beads to toss at the Car Parades from your favorite website for delivery before the parades. Beads by the dozen and Toomey’s will deliver in a couple of days.  
 

Z Krewe Banner for vehicles
The banners are 54" wide by 18" tall, vinyl with grommets. Fits truck tailgate, or add to side or hood of car. The price is $21 each.  Ellen Eastham (eeastham@prodigy.net) will order for group. Deadlines to order banner are January 26 for Sedona parade, and February 2 for Rodeo Palms and Pomona parades. Click here to see sample of banner.
   

What about Membership Dues?
 With all the cancellation of Mardi Gras activities, many Krewe members are wondering what will happen to our membership dues? The answer is simple:
You will have the choice to either give this year’s dues to the Krewe as a charitable donation OR you will be able to carry dues forward to next year.
           Please note not all of your dues will apply. Some dues must be held to cover fixed costs such as insurance and storage. The final amount will not be known until late February. At that time, you will receive a letter letting you know the exact amount of dues to be donated or carried forward. 
If you would like to learn more about this process, the Board has adopted a policy that can be found on the Krewe-only website under ‘Policies and Procedures’. Any questions? Just write to zkrewe@gmail.com.


New Way to send Krewe Payments
Z Krewe can now accept payments via Zelle, an electronic method of sending money between bank accounts. Most banks and credit unions in the US are affiliated with Zelle and you can send and receive cash directly to and from your account. You will need to register with Zelle first and you do that through your on-line banking system. The best thing about Zelle, is there are no fees to send or receive payments. To get more familiar with Zelle and how it works, go to www.zellepay.com/how-it-works. One thing to note about Zelle. Only use this payment system with those you know and trust. Zelle does not use credit cards; hence, once you send the money, it is in the other person’s account.
Zelle is a fast and easy way to make membership dues payments or any other payment you need to send to the Krewe. To issue payment to Z Krewe use the e-mail zkrewe@gmail.com . Please be sure to note in the comments what your payment is for.

 
Purpose of Need Links?
Heidi is now putting all the forms and links from the Newzletter on the members section of our website. The password has not changed since it was sent out late last year. The signup sheets are now posted on the website. You can go and make sure that you signed up for a committee.
 
Amazon Smile Program
We are now a listed charity on AMAZON. Every time someone purchases on AMAZON and they use our unique link, Z Krewe will get .5% back from AMAZON.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0263187, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0263187
 from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Once again our unique like is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0263187
Updated program information 
Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. You can use the copy and assets below to share the news with your supporters.
AmazonSmile customers can now support Z Krewe Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1.  Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device 
  2.  Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings' 
  3.  Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process 
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.
 


Committee Information
 
Executive Board Meeting
The next meeting is on January 20th at 7 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom (Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88930674855 ). Full link and information is on Z Krewe calendar.  The meeting is open to all members. 

Zestival Committee Meeting
The next meeting is on January 25th at 7 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom (Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87138534992 ). 
 
See you at the next general meeting (via Zoom or in person) on
 TUESDAY, February 2, 2021.