Thank You to Andy Schnalle

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Re: Thank You to Andy Schnalle

Post by Leonie » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:02 pm

Another 'thanks Andy' from me as well. I hope all is well with you and you find some time to write a bit more yourself. Hope to see your name pop here soon mate.

And thanks Vic for starting this thread, a great idea. We miss you Andy.


Re: Thank You to Andy Schnalle

Post by warooa » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:44 pm

Yeah, whether he's gone with cattle or not . . . I reckon we all underestimate the amount of work he put into maintaining our forum - so here's lookin' up ya old adress, mate. Thanks for everything . . you were always quick off the mark with a private email explaining whatever I was asking about - don't make a stranger of yourself



Re: Thank You to Andy Schnalle

Post by manfredvijars » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:03 am

Andy stuck his hand up and built, from scratch, the ABPA Web-site then added the Forum. The ABPA Forum has connected our community online and given poets the ability to share, compare and critique their works from across the country.

Andy has developed and maintained the ABPA site, generously in his own time while continuing his studies in IT. His studies are concluding and I know we all wish him well in the pursuit of his chosen profession.

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Re: Thank You to Andy Schnalle

Post by Zondrae » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:04 am

(To anyone who may not know. I've been in hospital!)

Andy, You have been a very important part of the development of many of the poets who are currently writing and reciting (and may I add winning) in the ABPA arena. You have provided for several years, the meeting place where not only friendships but also knowledge has been shared. It is because of your website that many of us have met. It has led several of us on adventure travelling and given us the courage to enter competitions. For all of these and many I can't call to mind at the moment we owe you a vote of thanks.

Personally, I have been able to ask, and receive, many vital snippets of guidance in writing (better) bush poetry. Without these contacts and the daily online chit chat my life would have much poorer.


Vic, thank you for starting this thread.
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Re: Thank You to Andy Schnalle

Post by Irene » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:18 am

Andy - a huge thank you for all your work over the years. It was great to have the opportunity to meet you in Tamworth last year, and hope that I meet up again with you one day.

I wrote this poem back in 2008 to post on the forum, and the sentiments are still true today.

Thanks to Andy
© Irene Conner 22/06/08

To Andy, our administrator, let’s all give a cheer
for setting up a forum for us poets far and near.
It’s great to be a part of such a special family
that posting on his forum has enabled us to be.

It gives us all a platform to enhance the skills we hold
so we may share the stories that our hearts insist be told.
It introduces us to friends who share a common trait;
who aren’t averse to sparking off ingenious debate.

The poems written here, we know, are all original;
our daily dose of rhyming verse is quite medicinal
for we can have a heartfelt laugh; perhaps a little cry –
there’s always something new to read whenever we drop by.

So Andy, here’s our heartfelt thanks for giving up your time
to see we have a special place to play around with rhyme.
And maybe in the future we will hear a poet say
“My origins I trace back to the site you built today!”
What goes around, comes around.


Re: Thank You to Andy Schnalle

Post by Heather » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:14 pm

“My origins I trace back to the site you built today!”

Lovely poem Irene. For me that line is so very true. This forum and the tutorials were what got me writing. So thanks Andy and the other poets who contribute.

Heather :)

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Re: Thank You to Andy Schnalle

Post by r.magnay » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:35 am

If you are listening Andy, I would like to endorse the comments made here, thank you for your efforts and may all be well with you. (it would be good to hear from you on here from time to time.)



Re: Thank You to Andy Schnalle

Post by Leonie » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:07 pm

WooHoo, he's baack. G'day Andy, good to see ya. :D

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