[nfbwatlk] Convention Items

Robert Sellers robertsellers500 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 3 00:11:59 CDT 2010

The raffle is a good idea. 
Any particular reason the  Fund Raising chairman for the State wasn't
included in the discussion? At least the last I knew I was. 

 Bob Sellers

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Well, since I haven't seen anything on the list about this, thought I'd
share some information with all.  Some of us met via phone last week to
discuss the short term funding and convention activities. Seems we are
starting to need to come up with more fund raising ideas to keep
providing grants for conventions and other NFB functions.  In short,
like the economy, we are down, but not out.  (grin.)


So, we came up with a quick turn around drawing fund raiser.  We're
going to sell tickets prior to our October 22, 23 and 24, 2010
convention.  The tickets will be sold to enter the purchaser into a
contest for a third generation, 64 gig I-touch.  Mike Mello from the
Seattle chapter will obtain the I-touch, and the winner will be selected
at the banquet at the convention.  Each chapter will get tickets, per
the numbers Mike Freeman has distributed, so that we can keep track, and
determine the winner.  The tickets should have space for contact
information for anyone entering the contest.  Each ticket will sell for
$5.00.  So, as soon as possible, tickets will be available. 


On another  note, we plan an auction for the convention as well.  As has
been pointed out to me, this is a money maker that we have, and we don't
have to seed the event with affiliate money.  Donations should be
brought to the convention, and we hope to have a successful auction this
year. Some folks make things, others obtain items from local businesses,
and we can make as much money as folks are willing to part with, or I
can squeeze out of you. (grin.)


So, be thinking of what to bring to auction, and each chapter might want
to get going to print tickets for the I-touch drawing.  Questions?...
Write me off list, and I'll try to get an answer for you. 


Enjoy the summer, and help us continue to strengthen the NFB in
Washington State.



Bennett Prows


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