Souperbowl 2019 was held February 2nd 2019 at the WCU Alumni Hall on a snowy blistery night!
Net Proceeds/Financials:The $15,334.80 Net Income is close to the final count, which will be shared 50/50 with the Sunrise Club. This is WE-GO’s primary fundraiser, injecting some $7,667 into our Foundation, enabling support of numerous charitable projects to be approved by the WE-GO Foundation BOD for fiscal year 2018/19.
(Note: it was suggested that next year the benefiting charity/ies may be pre-identified.) This year’s Net Income is down ($1,876) from last year, made up of ($2,930) lower table/seat sales; ($750) sponsors (-$nil this year); partly offset by $1,922 Football Pool income (v. none last year).
(Note: 50/50 ‘Hail Mary’ Raffle ticket sales were off by ($800), but offset by the winner’s generous giveback of $467 of the $567 prize won.
Souperbowl FeedbackPositioning the vendors in the center of the room was deemed a success, with improved mobility among tables, but this was in part due to the lower attendance.
Audibility was a problem, both for conversation (especially on the band end of the hall), and for announcements. - Many attendees unaware of how the ‘voting’ system works. - Long, slow line-up to pay by Silent Auction winners.
Proposals for next year:Set up a ‘whistle team’ to get everyone’s attention for announcements and the award presentations; and to improve the AV system.
Explain the voting process via posters, incl. on an easel in the entrance area.
Improve our Social Media presence.
Silent Auction – poss. divide into 2 tiers of auction items by price, and end them at different times. Post the winners at the exit so people know who won.
Should we keep the band? Room for more tables. It is entertainment.
Someone should man the dessert table to encourage donations.