- Mood: Let's Get It On!
Top of the morning to you, Family!
For all it's worth, I'm telling all of you that I love my extended family, each and every one with unconditional love. If you will close your eyes and imagine my spiritual arms extending through time and space, you will experience a big old warm group hug and a brotherly kiss! May God continue to bless you!
Now, the text for my sermon this morning is derived from the First Book of Family Reunions; the first through fifth verses that sez, (S'cuse me while I clear my throat... humph!) "Thou shalt properly finance any family reunions thou plannest, otherwise the reunion will find itself homeless and slim indeed." Amen? Amen!
I think it's taken for granted that we will need seed money to get this enterprise off the ground. From a book I have entitled, The Family Reunion Planner, by Donna Beasley (ISBN 0-02-861193-4), some fund-raising ideas include, selling raffle tickets, holding a bake sale, hosting a theater party, having an author-signing or book party, hosting a skating party, having a candlelight bowling party, and selling family cookbooks. In the interest of brevity I will speak on selling raffle tickets and touch on the other ideas in subsequent posts to this website.
In the briefest of descriptions of all the ideas, the book says, "SELL RAFFLE TICKETS. Prizes can be donated from corporations or family members or purchased from raffle proceeds." I am willing to assist in this effort in two ways. I could donate a substantial gift such as a DVD player and I could design and print the tickets to send to all who could sell them. Below is a sample ticket I designed for a friend last week. I suggest a ticket price of $2 each or three for $5.00. I further suggest a fairly quick drawing date and to have more than one raffle prior to the family reunion date. I would appreciate any comments and suggestions about this fund-raising idea. It certainly seems like the one that has the least amount of overhead with the shortest turnaround time. From "The Nutty Professor:" "C'mon Clettis, you want some of dis?"
Here are 3 more e-mail addresses:
Michael Phillips, Jr.: S858@aol.com Aunt Margaret's grandson
Michael & Tiffany Robinson: Trobins1@iupui.edu Ronald Alexander's daughter
Barbara Mahone-Simpson: firstname.lastname@example.org Mahone family cousin