Well, darn! When you think you’ve completed something, and then someone pulls the rug out on you, that’s pretty much all you can say….
We thought we were being so good to get our yearly reminder out to you early — in the September newsletter where it belongs. And so just less than a week ago for printed copy newsletter recipients, and this weekend for those getting the IGS Newsletter by Email delivery, our front page announced that it woud be time again on September 1st to sign up again (or for the first time) in Ralph’s Community program. This is the program that refunds a small percentage of your grocery purchases at this Southern California subsidiary of the Kroger grocery chain as income to the Immigrant Genealogical Society (as well as scores of other non-profits).
And, naturally, it was just about this time that our president got an announcement from Ralph’s saying that our program ID had changed from the number we’ve seemingly always had to something new — HW858, if I heard the message correctly. I’m presuming that this shouldn’t be too much of a problem if one chooses the option of typing in the name of the preferred organization until that desired organization’s name pops up in a window. Then one merely selects that choice, and the registration is good for another year. And since we all have to wait until September 1st is here to sign up again, no one has been able to enter a wrong ID yet anyway. We just ask that those of you who participate be extra cautious this time around. THANKS!!