|Sent on:||Wednesday, November 7, 2012 10:01 AM|
As most of you know, the dues for our social club are paid two times per year by yours truly, and that time is coming up again soon. Any day now I will have $72 applied magically to my VISA by the friendly folks at Meet Up Central in New York City.
In the past, when Paul and I still had the townhouse we held fund raising pot-lucks at our home. But now we occupy a little flat on 4th when we are in the city. I am afraid that hosting a large pot luck dinner is out of the question. I can manage a small group of a dozen, but even that will be tight.
So, I am open to suggestion...
Many of the other groups collect a Loonie at each event from each attendee. Several years ago I gave up on that idea because I never wanted to be the only event organizer and collecting the money from several different event organizers seemed to me to be tricky and truthfully? ~ tedious.
I want to encourage LOTS of event organizers so that our club truly becomes a social network in real time. Speaking of which, did you know YOU TOO can organize an event? C'mon people!
Please give Gigantic Kudos to LISA and RENEE and a few other friendly organizers who keep the ball rolling with fun stuff to do every month but please consider being an event host yourself. It is so easy! Just click on the calendar and post the details. And, if you need help, fire me an email or give me a call and I will help you to get it set up.
YES! MORE people hosting MORE events!
According to our membership, we have over 400 members! Meetup Central provides club organizers with stats, so I know there are less than 100 of us who check the site regularly. But the funny thing is with social animals ... we like a buzz... i.e. more events generate more people and more people generate more events (aka "if you build it, they will come").
Anyway, I digress...
Here is what I am thinking may be best for fundraising but I would appreciate your feedback ...
"A Virtual Twoonie Drive" i.e. it only takes 75 people sending a Twoonie to pay for the whole year!
I will provide my mailing address to the membership, you pop a Twoonie in the mail and, "Voila!" your club dues are paid for another whole year - is there a better bargain?
Let me know your thoughts, ok?
email me ... [address removed]
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PS: I promise that if everyone of the 400 members sends a Twoonie, the excess funds collected will go to local Christmas Charities. After all, $800 isn't quite enough to get me to Hawaii for the holidays ;)