2 Dollars Are Yours If…

That’s right! You read it right. I want to give every reader of the Recyclers Power Source magazine who will pledge to give $11.00 a month to the URG Scholarship Foundation a two-dollar bill. Yes, a two-dollar bill just like the one my dad put inside my new wallet when I was young. Last year, I started an Ambassador Club with the expectation that many would be willing to donate $11.00 a month to this wonderful cause. Everyone who did donate at that point was recognized for their donation by wearing a special Ambassador Ribbon at the URG Annual Training Conference in 2022. 

Here’s what to expect this year. I will personally give two dollars to anyone who will sign up for the Ambassador Club this year. The cost of being a monthly sponsor of this club is nominal. If you break it down, the monthly cost is less than 36 cents a day to participate in this great cause. I just finished writing my check for the full 12 months in the amount of $132. Like lots of my fellow recyclers, they also didn’t want $11 a month coming from an account. So, they wrote one check, $11.00 a month times 12 months equals $132.00. If also you prefer making your one-time donation by check, make it out to: URG Scholarship Foundation. Yes, it is a tax-deductible donation because the URG Scholarship Foundation is a 501c3. Mail your check to URG. 

Now, don’t forget that you can apply anytime between January 3rd – April 14th, 2023 for one of the scholarships that will be given away at the annual training conference this year. As of the publishing of this article, applications are already being accepted. Therefore, don’t wait. Go online now to www.u-r-g.com and learn all about the 4-year college application and the technical school application, which is a particular interest to me. Applications are made available each January for the following Fall Semester and award winners are announced at the URG Annual Training Conference, April 27th to 29th. 

The 2023 conference will be held in warm and sunny Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Grand Cypress. Join us at the most prestigious event of the year. Please remember you don’t have to be a member of URG to attend the URG Annual Training Conference. URG was created by recyclers for recyclers. That’s why this conference is OPEN TO ALL RECYCLERS. As we seem to grow in number every year, I truly believe our April conference will be the largest URG conference so far. 

With a whole new agenda being planned for this conference, lots of recyclers, along with body shops from all round the US and Canada, want to do business with the best of the best recyclers in our country. At this conference, you will have the opportunity to network with lots of recyclers from Europe that come to URG to see the newest programs being offered. We are also proud to announce that we have over 300 recyclers from outside the USA listen to our podcast every week. 

I am very grateful for the generous recyclers who every year give to the annual scholarship foundation auction. If you have a something that you would like to donate for the auction, please contact Jennifer McPherson or me. My wife and I are donating a signed copy of the book, Faith, Still Moves Mountains, written by Harris Faulkner from Fox News.  If your business has a lending library, it would be my pleasure to donate my unsigned copy of Harris’ book to your company library. 

If I can count on you for help with the URG Scholarship Ambassador Club, the URG office will let me know. Then I can send you two dollars.  If you need some planning strategy or advice on whether you should go to Orlando for the annual training conference being held April 27th – 29th, please call me at 770-301-4122. If you want to be a guest on the fastest growing podcast in the automotive recycling industry, call me and let’s talk.


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D. J. Harrington is an author, journalist, seminar leader, international trainer, and marketing consultant. He works primarily with customer service personnel, and his clients include such world-class companies as General Motors, DuPont, and Caterpillar. He may be reached at 800-352-5252. E-mail: dj@djsays.com. 52 weeks a year, we are as close as your telephone.