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Portland's sweethearts The UkeLadies are making a 2014 Wall Calendar!

The UkeLadies need your help to bring our pin-up calendar to life!

The UkeLadies (“UkeLadies PDX”) are a Portland-based all-female ukulele band, known for choir-like harmonies, with a trashcan bass and washboard filling out our unique sound. Formed in Fall 2010, the group started as a weekly social gathering of like-minded friends who wanted to learn to play the ukulele, and has since gone on to become a regularly gigging band in the Portland, Oregon area. 

http://www.ukeladiespdx.com/Ukeladies/home.html

We began toying with the idea of creating a pin-up calendar, as a way to feature each “Lady” and her unique personality, with a nod to the retro-style pinup calendars of days gone by. From the very beginning, we unanimously agreed that Miri Stebivka was the photographer for us! We know he can pull off the seemingly impossible feat of photographing 11 girls, each so very different from each other, and make a coherent collection. Miri and Darka Stebivka (the creative team behind www.mirifoto.com) are well-known locally (and beyond!) for shooting gorgeous quality photos of musicians from many genres in the Portland area. We love Miri's work, and we ourselves have been the subject of his lens in the past.

UkeLadies at Miz Kitty's Parlour
UkeLadies at Miz Kitty's Parlour

Miri and Darka have graciously agreed to take on the challenge, and we are so excited to be working with them! We can’t wait to see the results! Here's a sneak preview of what's in the works!

Teresa Boyd - Founding member - Miss February
Teresa Boyd - Founding member - Miss February

When we’re done, we will have an 11” x 11” full-color, high quality 2014 calendar filled with 11 fabulous UkeLadies! (11, 11, 11 – surely that’s a sign, right?). December, the twelfth month, will be a festive themed photo containing the entire UkeLadies band!

How about another taste of what's coming up?

Emily Hetrick - Trashcan bass - Miss July!
Emily Hetrick - Trashcan bass - Miss July!


As you can see, this is going to be GOOD!

But we need your help to make this project possible. We’ve done the research and know exactly how much it will cost to:

A. Pay our photographer a fair price to shoot and edit each month.

B. Print a quality calendar that you will WANT to hang in your kitchen.

C. Mail the finished product right to your door.

By becoming a backer, not only do you get an advance copy of the calendar before the general public, but if you select any award level of $45 or more, we will show our gratitude by personally thanking you inside the calendar. And by pledging now through KickStarter, you will not have to pay the extra shipping costs that we'd have to charge if you were to buy the calendar through our UkeLadies website.

We hope you find an award level that works for you and we appreciate your helping us meet our goal. Thanks so much for considering our project!

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We realize the time-sensitive nature of a calendar, and will make every effort to have the finished product ready by our October release date. The project is already underway, but should we encounter any unexpected delays, we promise to keep you up to date!

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    Every Little Bit Helps! Our $5 backers will receive our sincere thanks, plus a UkeLadies sticker/button combo.

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    Our $20 backers will receive our sincere thanks and the final product - a Full-color, High Quality 2014 UkeLadies PDX Calender delivered to your door in time for the new year!

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    For $30, your Full-color, High Quality 2014 UkeLadies PDX Calender will be hand-signed by each UkeLady!

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    Backers at the $45 level will receive the 2014 UkeLadies PDX calendar (unsigned), a limited edition UkeLadies PDX T-shirt, and a sticker/button combo. (All backers at the $45 and above level will also have their names printed inside the calendar, along with a great big thank you!)

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    11 backers

    Backers at the $75 level will receive the 2014 UkeLadies PDX calendar signed by Miri and Darka Stebivka of Mirifoto, with their own witty commentary on each photo, (Who knows what secrets they'll spill?), a limited edition UkeLadies PDX T-shirt, and a sticker/button combo. (All backers at the $45 and above level will also have their names printed inside the calendar, along with a great big thank you!)

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    3 backers

    Biggie Up and receive 5 calendars! By request, we have added a new reward level! Our $95 backers will receive our sincere thanks and 5 copies of the 2014 UkeLadies PDX Calender delivered to your door in time for the new year! That's $5 off! (All backers at the $45 and above level will also have their names printed inside the calendar, along with a great big thank you!)

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    12 backers Limited (12 left of 24)

    At the $200 sponsorship level, we will put a small, roughly business-card-size ad for your business inside the calendar. This level is limited to 24 backers (2 per month), We will make every effort to let you choose your month, on a first-pledged, first-served basis. Oh, and of course, you will receive the finished calendar! (All backers at the $45 and above level will also have their names printed inside the calendar, along with a great big thank you!)

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    Oh Boy! At the $1000 level, the band will perform at your Portand-area private event, and we will present you with the "Full swag-pack" containing the finished calendar, limited edition UkeLadies PDX T-shirt, and sticker/button combo. We've capped this reward at two, because you are special! (All backers at the $45 and above level will also have their names printed inside the calendar, along with a great big thank you!)

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