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bigssa

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Do you guys ever do raffles to raise money for the forum?
« on: May 30, 2017, 02:25:49 AM »
Hey all,

I am still new here, so my apologies if this is already a thing that I am not aware of. But I am basing this suggestion on something that I have seen done on a watch forum (another collection that I cannot afford) that I am on. About once a month, they do a membership drive (you can access special parts of the forum if you are a VIP) to raise money to keep the lights on for the forum that we really enjoy. For a $10 membership fee, you can win a watch or accessory, pretty simple. They use a site that generates a random number to pick a winner so everything is pretty fair. Of course there are also sites that manage all of this for you as well.

I was thinking that this could be a fun way to raise some additional funds for the WKC to keep the lights on and get people engaged. The prizes can be anything from cool accessories like a Smoke thermometer, a Kettle Pizza, a rotisserie, etc. to an actual kettle if someone is willing to donate a special CL find that was cleaned up.

I know you guys have a lot of cool things going on every month and there are prizes involved, but was just thinking that this could be a different way to raise some additional funds and keep people engaged.

Again, sorry if this is already a thing you guys do and I had no idea. I will be happy to buy a "raffle ticket" either way.

56MPG

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Re: Do you guys ever do raffles to raise money for the forum?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 02:55:39 AM »
Just finished one. Happens every once in a while. Raffles can be legally challenging given our worldwide membership. We've looked into many ways to do this, and there are roadblocks that make it difficult.

http://weberkettleclub.com/blog/2017/03/08/vintage-avocado-weber-kettle-auction-to-benefit-wkc/

Other than that, check out this link for other ways to support the club, and thanks for your interest in keeping the lights on.

http://weberkettleclub.com/support-wkc/
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Troy

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Re: Do you guys ever do raffles to raise money for the forum?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 08:26:07 AM »
Just finished one. Happens every once in a while. Raffles can be legally challenging given our worldwide membership. We've looked into many ways to do this, and there are roadblocks that make it difficult.

http://weberkettleclub.com/blog/2017/03/08/vintage-avocado-weber-kettle-auction-to-benefit-wkc/

Other than that, check out this link for other ways to support the club, and thanks for your interest in keeping the lights on.

http://weberkettleclub.com/support-wkc/

What Marty said!

The easiest way is to simply click that Amazon link at the top of the page whenever you shop at Amazon.
The clup will get a small percentage. The collective total usually comes pretty close to covering our monthly costs. :)

bigssa

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Re: Do you guys ever do raffles to raise money for the forum?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 05:42:48 PM »
Just finished one. Happens every once in a while. Raffles can be legally challenging given our worldwide membership. We've looked into many ways to do this, and there are roadblocks that make it difficult.

http://weberkettleclub.com/blog/2017/03/08/vintage-avocado-weber-kettle-auction-to-benefit-wkc/

Other than that, check out this link for other ways to support the club, and thanks for your interest in keeping the lights on.

http://weberkettleclub.com/support-wkc/

What Marty said!

The easiest way is to simply click that Amazon link at the top of the page whenever you shop at Amazon.
The clup will get a small percentage. The collective total usually comes pretty close to covering our monthly costs. :)
Good deal. I will be using that link every time I shop on Amazon or any of the other sites.