Participate in Commemorative Plaque for Leonard’s 75th birthday.
Everyone now has an opportunity to show appreciation to Leonard, and also provide a lasting tribute to him, in conjunction with his 75th birthday. A fund raising drive is now underway to purchase a bronze plaque to hang on 23rd street in New York City at the entrance to the Hotel Chelsea.
This effort is in addition to the birthday greeting mosaic or video that is being voted on in this poll thread: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15552
We expect most fans will participate in both birthday projects.
Wording on the plaque will be centered in appealing fonts and will read:Leonard Cohen
Poet, novelist, singer-songwriter
"I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel..."
Leonardcohenforum.com members commemorate his 75th birthday
September 21, 2009
The Hotel currently has plaques featuring other noted residents, among them Arthur Miller, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe, Arthur C. Clarke, Brendan Behan, and Virgil Thompson. Thousands of visitors pause and read the plaques that honor residents in this way.
This is a joint project coordinated by Jarkko and Marie, as hosts of leonardcohenforum.com, but all fans who hear of this from anywhere are welcome to join. Dick Straub has made arrangements with the hotel, and has enlisted the support of Leonard’s sister, Esther.
To participate, please send $10.00 (USA) via PayPal or check to Dick Straub. His PayPal account is firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonard will receive a listing of all donors, and any excess funds collected will be forwarded in Leonard’s name to a charity of his choice.
We hope to have the plaque in place this September, but since it is a virtually permanent memento, it will have significance whenever it is mounted. Receipt of donations before September 1st will be appreciated.
Please email me to confirm that I know the exact way you wish your name to show in the donor list provided to Leonard, and if you need a mailing address for a check instead of PayPal. That will also help assure that I have received and noted your participation. Leonard and his management (Robert Kory) have indicated their approval and appreciation of this effort.
Additional requests noted below and in this edit:
Please include your home country so I can add it to the donor list.
Please check personal, instead of purchase, then click other, then proceed with $10.00 transaction.