Neighborhood Meeting MinutesDecember 12, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
The Holiday Party was held at The Marriott Hotel, 3rd floor Atrium, 7-9 p.m.
Two entry tables were set up: one for membership renewal ($10/year) and one for party admissions ($10 for members, $15 for non-members). The second table was set up for raffle tickets, to fund the Big Belly program.
Revenue: We took in $1762 between admission, dues and raffle tickets. From this we paid $150 in server tips, leaving a balance of $1612. From the info we had on the raffle tickets, it looks we sold 89 raffle tickets. (Averaging 3 tickets per person, that would be 30 people buying raffle tickets. We need to increase this number in the future and have a longer lead time to sell tickets) About 80 people attended, a few less than last year, perhaps due to the later date conflicting with office parties. Gary estimates that we took in about $1200 for admission and membership and $562 for raffle tickets. Gary will get final numbers when Nancy has turned in her expenses.
The food was very good and the bartender excellent. There were no sweets, but the nibbles were good enough to make a little meal out of. Good mingling, some nice little comments by Chris Coffin and Peter Jones. Ambient music from the jazz group downstairs filtered up to the party and made it seem very lush. The board “worked the room” and tried to cultivate future board members and officers.
The last guest left at 9:30.
Helen took pictures and will post on the bulletin board.
Helen Powell, Clerk
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