July 4th is a time to rejoice and appreciate the many freedoms and opportunities we have. We need a new member challenge. last time the money was all Randy's. Perhaps a few of us could start a pot. Trying to give $25 per new member gets expensive fast, but a $500 iPad is not out of the question. anyone interested in starting a July drawing where every $25 loaned gets an entry. To avoid Randy's problems in identifying lenders since Kiva and Milepoint handles differ, I'd do an August 15 drawing and allow honor system reporting at any time between August 1 and August 15. If we can get 10 sponsors, the cost would be about $55 each (shipping and taxes included). I'd condition the give away on at least $2500 in July lending, if less the winner would get say $100 in Kiva credit. To allow sponsors to participate and encourage them to lend, I would give sponsors one chance per $25 loaned or contributed. The drawing would be done by a trusted third party source like Randy or perhaps someone at Kiva. Anyone interested? Randy -- if you want bigger fireworks in July, we can let you do July and we can do another month.