backers Fund-Raising, Including the Crab Feed
wiley7927 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 23 14:37:50 PST 2014
I apologize but I will not be able to make tomorrow meeting. My wife is out of town therefor leaving the responsibility of taking my son to basketball practice left with me.
I will be on campus Thursday for open house.
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> On Feb 23, 2014, at 2:02 PM, Bob Gore <Bob_Gore at gualcogroup.com> wrote:
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> My apologies for missing the meeting tomorrow night, but business intrudes. We have several clients highly impacted by the drought, and the Governor's Office is about to promulgate emergency regulations.
> On the Crab Feed, a few considerations:
> 1. Recruit and sell to people who will take a table (8-10 tickets), as the early priority.
> 2. Next year, let's emphasize shoulder pads or the sideline water dispensers (aka "Cows"), and language that permits us to use those donations for ANY piece of equipment. I have more details on the need for portable water equipment.
> Now we need to move on to the Discount Cards. Ideas:
> * We each need to approach (and sell!) 2-3 sponsors through our personal networks. I will develop sales points and confirmation/thank you letter.
> * Card sponsors are part of a package — I do not have Robyn's language from 2013, but it includes a field banner, program ad and home game announcer recognition. Does anyone have it?
> * Last year, I handled distribution to the players and collections. Rich Jenness did artwork and printing — can someone please help with that?
> * The photo on the card should be a Varsity team picture — the coaches were adamant.
> * Timeframe — the cards go to the players in late July; we can reverse engineer from that point.
> * Mandatory. Card sales have been "mandatory" for players, who each sign for a package of 10. But the definition is fuzzy, and routinely ignored by about one-third of the parents/players. We need to (a) Determine if sales should be required, and, if so (b) How many cards? How is it enforced? Is there an incentive as opposed to a penalty?
> Much of our fund-raising goes to equipment. We appear to have 2014 helmet needs met. Tentatively, for your evaluation, our equipment priorities may be:
> * Shoulder pads
> * Varsity uniform shirts, both home and visitor sets
> * Knee and thigh pads
> * Small stuff — belts, assorted repair items (helmet and pads) etc
> * A contingency fund for significant one-time needs, ie water cows, storage container on the field, warm-up stationary cycle….
> Recall that 2014 fund-raising is an interim effort. As we approach 2015, in Oct-Nov or thereabouts, we will need to formalize a coordinated program.
> Thanks for listening,
> Robert J. Gore
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