Hi Y'all,

If you are not able to make the Vancouver Pub Night on May 31, don't fret!  Peter, Graham and Siobhan are holding a pub fundraiser on May 31 at the Townhall Public House in South Surrey  on 3140 King George Blvd.

The fun starts at 6pm with the usual suspects showing up- 50/50 draw/raffle tickets/silent auction. Tickets are $25 for burger and beer. 

All are welcome! Comment below if you are interested. we are preselling tickets, and will have them at the door.

 

Thank you!

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How is your fundraising going? There are several options out there if you feel you’ve tapped your personal contacts.

Pub Fundraiser- there are many pubs who offer charity fundraisers for $20 burger and beer (price may vary according to pub). The pub takes ½ the money and you get the other ½! This doesn’t have to be a big deal! You could just host one and take the ticket money. Sell your raffle tickets. BOOM! Done! If you want to add silent auction items you can ask local businesses for donations. Keep in mind, most businesses need some lead time but its not too late. If you want to do a 50/50 draw you must contact Michel Chiasson, however none of these extras are necessary. Keep it Simple if you are intimidated by hosting an event like this. Ask for the R2S tent/debit machine/and R2S CRV from Nasir at Surrey Honda- DO YOU KNOW THAT CAR IS THERE FOR US TO USE FOR FUNDRAISERS??? Nasir’s number 4 complaint is no one is using the car!!

Mall Fundraiser- These can be fun, but a little more work. Approach your favorite store, ask if you can set up your trainer and your bike and shake a can to raise some money. Ask what is needed as every business is different(insurance?). Ask some fellow riders/crew to come help you. Ask for the R2S tent/debit machine/and R2S CRV from Nasir at Surrey Honda- DO YOU KNOW THAT CAR IS THERE FOR US TO USE FOR FUNDRAISERS??? Nasir’s number 8 complaint is no one is using the car!!

Fundraising BBQ- Level 1 Foodsafe may be needed for this but who doesn’t like a good burger or hotdog!! Again find a mall or favorite store, then find a grocery store who will donate food to you. Again, ask riders/crew to come out and give you a hand. Ask for the R2S tent/debit machine/and R2S CRV from Nasir at Surrey Honda- DO YOU KNOW THAT CAR IS THERE FOR US TO USE FOR FUNDRAISERS??? Nasir’s number 4 complaint is no one is using the car!!

At your Work- Can you do a bake sale? You probably work with at least a couple people who love to bake? Have a bake sale and donate the money. Jeans Day- can you do a Casual day? $5 donation allows everyone to wear jeans for the day. Or funky tie day, or Hawaiian shirt day, possibilities are endless.

Get Involved!- There are 2 Polesits coming up in June that NEED volunteers on the ground. These can be as short as 4 hour shifts or all day! You get paid by the hour by how much money is raised. This is an excellent way to get money for your page. Plus they are tons of fun!!!

There are lots of ideas out there. Pick the brains of the veterans on the team if you are stuck in a fundraising rut!!

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I know of someone looking for a bike.  I cannot find the contact person for this when it was originally asked if anyone was interested. Are there still any available and who do I contact?

 

David

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Hi all,

Fundraising can be challenging and even intimidating. Most of us are putting in a ton of work on the bike and in organizing, but we often shy away from the fundraing aspect. We say to ourselves, "Well, I asked my family, friends and co-workers, and I've reached out to the other riders, but what else can I do?"

I've been fundraising for this event for 11 years, and while my family, friends, co-workers, and other R2S members have been supportive and generous, I've never reached and exceeded my fundraising goal by just asking these people.  

I've reached that goal by reaching out to the general public. By asking strangers. By organizing events of my own and getting involved in events organized by others that reach out to a huge number of people.

For example, a few of us R2S members spent the day at a local grocery store last Sunday May 12th for Mothers Day, selling raffle tickets and asking for donations. In 10 hours we raised $2500 for the cause. All from the generosity of strangers.

Pub nights can generate thousands of $ in one night - but ask NON R2S people to come out. Get the whole pub involved with a Silent Auction or a 50-50 draw (see note about a required gaming license below)

So, R2Sers, get out there! Organize your own events - there are other special days we could likely get in on - "Win dad a car for Father's Day!" (June 16th 2019)

"Pole Sit" fundraisers can generate $30,000 in one weekend. There are 2 of these events planned, so get involved in one and you get a share of the $$$ on your fundraising page.

If you need help with ideas, reach out. Note - fundraising at malls requires permission, sometimes insurance, etc. 50-50 draws and other types of draws require a gaming license! Do NOT do one without this. See Michel Chiasson for license details - he needs a month notice.

Ask me questions, I can help out.

Graham Street  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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