Hmmmmm. Are we are likely to recover the cost of admission? If we had
something that we were confident we could sell, I would feel better about
the investment. But this last-minute news about the admissions fee really
changes the equation. I'm not trying to disuade folks from moving forward
with this; just want to be clear about goals. If it's for publicity and
exposure, doing techniques in a public venue might be worth the cost. But
for fundraising? I'm not so sure.
I got a few ideas about fund-raising at the Advisors' meeting I attended
last week. One interesting idea was the Burlington Parks & Recreation is
apparently seeking Martial Arts demonstrations or one-time courses. This is
word-of-mouth, and needs to be followed-up, but the SGA person mentioned
that Parks & Rec. will make donations to clubs in exchange for demos.
There are probably other organizations that would be interested in
demonstrations; either for a fee or we could do it as community service.
[...]The tables are free but persons must pay to enter the concert area
which is $10. You may use your budget account to cover this cost for up to
four people. [...]