We served approximately 575 people in just over 3 hours!! Very Well Done!
We had only 255 people redeem the tickets that they had purchased.
That is significant in 2 ways:
- Advertising worked! - TV, Radio, Facebook, Postcards, etc. We had a lot of "walk up" participation - to the tune of 320 people that did not pre-buy tickets!
- There were around 75 tickets that were sold that were not redeemed... that amounts to a total of $600 donation.
This event is WAY more work than what our club can do alone. We needed the help of 18 OTHER people besides our club members. There is NO WAY that we could have hosted this event without the SIGNIFICANT help of others.
· Kiwanis Club of Greater Terre Haute Members (13):
o Mak, Ron, Alex, Bob, Dawn, Len, Brandon, Mark, Josh, Ed, Jeff, Bill, Kevin
· Family Members
o Mak’s Family (including grand children!)
o Kevin’s Family
o Len’s Wife
o Dawn’s Husband
· Terre Haute North Key Club
o 5 members
· Rose-Hulman Circle K Club
o 4 members.
Our Basket Bingo was again not nearly as effective as it has been in the past. Total people through the door are estimated around 80+. That total is just not going to be profitable, no matter how much cost savings the group/event does. Many in the club feel that "Basket Bingo" has just run it's course and become too saturated in our market area. We will begin looking to replace at least ONE of our basket bingo's with another fund raising event.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Terre Haute Indoor Garage Sale??
We are looking at the possibility of hosting an indoor garage sale to replace one of the basket bingo's per year. Members are currently researching possible places to hold this event - slated for sometime in the summer/fall. All members should start to think about things in their home/business that they would like to donate to the garage sale. All profits from this event would go into our General Fund.
Ryves Hall Youth Center
Our Service event for the month of April will be on Tuesday, April 17th at the Ryves Hall Youth Center. Members will get a tour of the facilities and programs and participate in a reading program with some of the children that will be at the center. Other members can help with the basketball league that will be going on at the same time. Please join us if you can!