140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Monday, November 2, 2009

Update on “The Night of the Child”

I wanted to give everyone an update on our Shriner Benefit coming up November 14th, “The Night of the Child”.
At the beginning of the year when we started meeting and promoting the Benefit we had three (3) goals. They were the following:
• Attract as many Corporations or people outside of the Shrine to get more visibility to the Shrine.
• Raise as much money as we could and make this a Benefit long turn that helps bring in a lot of money from outside Corporations.
• Educate the public on what we do as Shriners for the kids and why we do it.

In addition, we wanted this to be a night of fun, no speeches to speak of and a Benefit that people could spend money at and at the same time have fun with a sit down dinner.

We have sold out on all of our Individual seats and Reserved tables and are finalizing our Corporate sales this week. For the first year we are very pleased and excited with the success we have had with our sales. We have changed our maximum number of tables a couple of times and at this time our auditorium is full.

We are now in the final process of completing everything that we have planned and putting the final steps together. Through out the night those attending will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for the Bucket prizes and to spend money on many raffles and blitzes and the Casino area.

I am very proud to say that we have around 50 folks that are involved in this event from meetings and putting everything together to working the night of the event. It truly is a Shrine event put on by many members of the Clubs/Units and their ladies within the Shrine.

Many of you have asked if you still can get tickets. We are sold out and we have contacted many of the folks that have purchased tables and it is our understanding through these calls and emails that all the tables are full. All tables are set up for table of eight(8) and there are no exceptions to this.

Our committee Chairman’s have put in a ton of work on this and they are:
Mick Degn-Chairman
Jerry Weiers-Co-Chairman
Tom Ritter-Financial
Doug Fry-Selling
Mick Degn-Advertising/Promotion
Lynn Hatch-Activities (Raffles/Blitz’s)
Russ Gunther-Registration
Juice Horvath-Operations
Eric Hoyer-Live and Silent Auction
Mac Bohlman-Legal
Leo Balthazor-Food and Beverage
Recognition-Leo Balthazor

Ed Stolz has put together an outstanding video with sound showing all of our Shrine kids.This video will help educate the audience on what we do as Shriners and why their donation is so important. Sarah Cramer will sing the National Anthem and Lin Sue Cooney from Channel 12 will be our Special Guest speaker.

The dress for the evening will be business casual and the event starts at 4:30 PM with activities starting at that point. Registration will be by the Silent Messenger and your packet will be under your name or club/unit at Registration.

As we are sold out, we will not be selling any tickets at the door or have any open seats that evening.

Thank you again for your support of this great Shrine Benefit.

Mick Degn, Chairman
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