Posted on Jul 28, 2017
Fall Gala and Fundraiser - Todd Tidball and Alexis FosterTodd began by stressing the importance of the “why” behind our auction/major fundraiser: Morrow Manor, scholarships, Coffee Oasis, international projects, Fish Park, Nelson House, and many more. He encouraged members to invite people to attend and let them know it’s a fundraiser for these very worthy causes. The theme will be Hollywood, costumes are welcomed, and there will be contests, awards, live auction, raffle baskets, golden tickets, and a magic show. There may be a small silent auction, but minimum values will be in the $500 dollar range. A 2002 Avalon, 2 wine fridges, and a week in a Hawaii condo have already been donated, but we need much more. 

Alexis offered advice on who to invite: people who want to attend an EVENT and have an EXPERIENCE. Tickets will be in the $75 dollar range, and guests will walk the red carpet. She led a discussion on the value of 2-min. video presentations, combined with some good personal presentations to promote our projects/causes. Alexis will be in charge of ticket sales for the event, which will be on a FRIDAY evening this year. She and Todd asked club members to list 3+ prospective attendees/guests and to complete personal invitations to send out. We need to sell a minimum of 400 tickets, but we would love to sell 600 to make it sensational. Save the date: October 20th!