Rotary District 5960 Printable Fundraiser Survey
Rotary District 5960 Club Service Chair, Carl Wahlstrom, was asked to conduct a survey of successful fundraising activities used by Clubs in District 5960 for the current year (2004-05). Fifty-two Clubs responded to the request for information. We have compiled the information received into the report. Please use it as you see fit. In each case, you will find a brief description of the fundraiser, an estimate of the $ raised, and a contact person should you desire additional information. Many thanks for your assistance in forwarding the survey information.
Albert Lea Contact: Dave Klatt firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose sale $3,000
Used book sale $1,000
Anoka Contact: TV Rao 612/670-4028 email@example.com
Sell food at Anoka Arts Event $1,500
Poinsettia sales $8,000 - $12,000
Silent Action $8,000 - $10,000
Arden Hills/Shoreview Contact: Mark Stange 651/483-5373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our clubs major fundriser occurs in April of each year. We associate with Helping Paws and sponsor a walk/run named, "Run n Romp", at the Shoreview Community Center. The walk is meant to help support dogs, which are used by disabled people. Last year our club raised more than $7,000.00, as did Helping Paws. Our member who is in charge of this project is Mark Stange, 655 Evergreen Circle, Shoreview, MN 55126.
Barron County Sunrise Contact: Don Drost 715/458-4208
Rose sale $2,000
Auto sale $9,000
Belle Plaine Contact: Randy Kruger 952/873-4410
Here is our club information in regards to the questions.
2) We raise approx $3200.00 a year
3) Contact Person is Randy Kruger @ 952/873-4410
Blaine/Ham Lake Golf Tournament raised $16,000. Contact: Julie Kretsch email@example.com.
Cannon Falls Rose sale raised $6,500. Contact: Paul Sabin 507/263-3670
Chisago Lakes Contact: Jim McCarville, JWMcCarvil@aol.com
We have four fundraisers for our club:
Rose Sale ($900)
Selling Beer at a Bass Tournament ($2200)
Radar Speed Run - Snowmobile drag racing ($3200)
Golf Scramble benefit for Family Pathways ($7200) Respite Care for letting parents have relief from caring for special needs children.
Elk River Contact: Bryan Adams 763/441-2020
Rose sale $6,000
Pancake Breakfast $1,500
Corn sale $1,000
Ellsworth Contact: Steve Georgakas, firstname.lastname@example.org 715/273-6001
We are only a couple years old, but we have run three different types of fundraisers. Initially we sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts and raised about $500. We have had two rose sales ( with a third planned for deer hunting opener) which generated about $750 each. This past summer we held a used book sale, which we plan to make a semi-annual event, which generated $750.
Fairbault Rose sale raised $4,500. Contact: Connie Roehrich
Forest Lake Contact: Christopher Johnson, 651/464-7292
We do one major fundraiser each year. It is called Summerfest. We sell between 1000 to 2000 tickets each year at a price of $30 per ticket. At the party, we usually have two bands that alternate. Last year we had the Johnny Holm Band and a local musician. We do a silent auction, raffles and sell drinks and food. We had a local winery do a booth for wine and our local lions club handled all of the food. Our net over recent years has ranged from $20,000 to $40,000.
Fridley-Columbia Heights Auction raised $5,000 - $7,000. Contact: John Deir, 612/280-2877
Grantsburg Rose sales raised $3,000. Contact: Brent Blomberg email@example.com
Hastings Contact: Troy J. Nelson, 651/437-9648
The Hastings Area Rotary Club's major fundraiser is the Rose Day Sale.
We sold 800 dozen roses. Our profit from the sale was $4,000.00. The contact person was Sandy Sendek and myself. Sandy's phone is 651/438-1027 and my phone is 651/437-9648.
Hayward Don Melton 715/634-6951
Beer sale $5,000
Rose sale $6,000
Hudson Contact: Sara Nemo 715/531-6070
Hudson Noon Club has 2 major fundraisers; both of them are joint efforts between the Hudson Noon club and the Hudson Daybreak club.
1) Golden Opportunity Gala, Feb 26, 2005 - this event is a formal Dinner party, live auction, fundraising games, music and dance. Last
Year the event raised about $25,000. Contact is Rich Lau, 715-386-0100
2) Golf Tournament August each year - this event raised $25,000 this year and had 155 golfers. Contact is Larry Gergens 715/386-8373.
Lakeville Taste of Lakeville raised $50,000. Contact: Dave Oswald 952/435-4217
The Lakeville's major fundraiser is the Taste of Lakeville which we have held the last two springs in early May. We have a opportunity for the local restaurants to show off there best entrees or appetizers along wit the local liquor store who provides us with a wine tasting event. We have silent and live auctions along with music and entertainment. Food prizes and wine are provided free of charge. Tickets are pre sold for entrance to the event which is presently capped at 1200 people. All food and drink is free once inside the event. We have raised $30,000.00 the first year and $ 50,000 the second year. This years Committee chairman is Dave Oswald at 952/435-4217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Annual Rose Sale in the fall with the North Mankato club--Raises money for Strive We usually raise about $4500 with this.
2. Annual silent auction (the past two years, money has gone toward PolioPlus) Held at our club's holiday party. We usually raise about $1200
3. Annual winter event - this year, we will have a Centennial Event in January with a national speaker, dinner, and silent auction to raise money for PolioPlus. Last year, we had a home hospitality event, with a central reception in town, and then went to homes afterward. We sold tickets as a fundraiser and netted $2350 for PolioPlus.
Contact: Don Putzier email@example.com
New Brighton/Mounds View Contact: Steve Rymer 651/638-2126.
The New Brighton/Mounds View Club's most significant fundraising event is our Gold Plate Dinner. Like many other similar events, the dinner is based on selling 100 tickets to the evening festivities. These include a silent auction, bingo, a meal, and social time. The 2005 dinner is scheduled for April 1 and is budgeted to generate $17,500 (which is equal to 35% of our annual revenues) with a net profit of $10,000.
New Prague Pancake Breakfast raised $3,500. Contact: Shannon Brusseau 952/758-7526
New Richmond Rose sale raised $8,000. Contact: Denny Nybakken 715/246-6114 and Heather McAbee HMMcAbee@Bremer.com.
Our largest fundraiser is the rose sale, which generates about $8,000.00 net profit. Contact person is Denny Nybakken or myself. Denny's email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone 715/246-6114. Another thing we do is charge each member for their weekly meal even if they do not attend. We reimburse the folks who attend a makeup meeting somewhere else and paid for their meal there. Most of the other fundraisers are community related and historically are just over breakeven.
Northfield Contact: Brett Reese (email@example.com)
Our bike tour during Jesse James Days here in Northfield is our major fundraiser. We netted $18000.00 from this year's event, held annually the weekend after labor day. Brett Reese is the contact person, or John Stull. Riders have a choice of riding their bicycle 10, 30, 60 or 100 miles.
North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Sporting Clays raised $40,000 - $60,000. Contact: Phil McMonagle 612/337-2731
Owatonna Early Edition Contact: David Otterson/Rose Sale Chairman,
Our club has a Rose Sale every September. Each member is required to sell 10 Dozen Roses. This year our Club sold 362 Dozen Roses, raising $1,825.
Princeton Contact: Elly Rittenour, 763/389-2310
Rose sale $3,500
Pine City Contact: Jon Cruz 320/629-0071
Golf tournament $1,600
Rose sale $1,500
Prior Lake Contact: Dave Card 612/386-7885
Prior Lake Rotary raises funds with two main methods. Each February, we host a dinner and dance with a silent auction for Valentine's Day. We try to get about 200 items for the silent auction and also have a live auction of 5 or 6 big ticket items. We have been netting about $22,000 for the last couple of years with this event. The contact for this event is Tom Kedrowski 952/820-3294.
In May, we sponsor the DARE bike-a-thon, which generates funds for the DARE program in our local school district. Through a combination of corporate sponsorships and donations that the riders solicit, we clear around $16,000 per year.
Princeton Rose sale raised $3,200. Contact: Elly Rittenour 763/389-2310
The Ramsey Rotary held a fundraiser this summer, which was an ATV raffle. The raffle raised $11,380 with expenses at $6,713 leaving a net profit of $4,667.
Rose Days: We sell roses by the dozen for delivery at a later date. On that date, people can either come to a certain location to pick up their roses or we deliver them. We typically net between $4,000 to $5,000. Contact is Amanda Lohmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Polo Ain't Rid (PAR) Golf Tournament: We hold a golf tournament in tandem with the Lake City Rotary Club. In its first few years, we have had a net income of $5,000 to $6,000, split between the two clubs. Contact is Jerry Borgen at email@example.com
Rice Lake Contact: Sue Tindell 715/234-2174
1800 dozen..net proceeds of 12,500.00. Contact person Sandy Bonneville
March Cash Raffle 200 tickets sold for $100 each. This money is earmarked for Strive and Scholarships. The first prize is $7500; with additional cash prizes depending on how many tickets are sold. The tickets are drawn during a party held at a local night club with refreshments and small snacks. Each ticket allows the person and one guest to attend. Net proceeds
$5000 - $7000. Contact person Craig Fowler
June Ducks We sell 5000 tickets that correspond to a rubber duck that is numbered. These ducks are thrown into the lake and dogs retrieve them on a Sunday afternoon. We give away as the top prize $10,000, with 6 other prizes (canoes, tv's, etc.). We have corporate sponsors that buy an advertising package (with cash or a donated product prize). We can then use the prizes or if they pay cash use this money to offset the grand prize. Net proceeds $15,000. Contact Person Susan Tindell
River Falls Contact: Tom Palmer 715/426-3177
We have two: One a spring raffle - we did this last year and raised $10,000. I am not sure it will happen again as no one has come forth to handle. Second is our annual banguet held in November. We have a dinner, silent auction, live auction etc- we raise about $10,000
Rochester Basketball tournament. Contact: Lois Nietz 507/282-7165
Rochester (Greater) Fruit sale raised $13,000. Contact: Jay Beck 507/288-9570 firstname.lastname@example.org, Dina Heithoff email@example.com.
Fruit sales, netted $13,000 last year, targeted for $15,000 this year with the addition of fudge.
During sale season (starting in a couple of days now with delivery in early December) this is managed on our website. You may access this at www.rochesterrotaryclubs.org when the site is up, you may see it at www.rochesterrotaryclubs.org/fruitsale (the secret back door!) the rest of the year.
Our community service chairs this year are Jay Beck and Dina Heithoff, they will either have further information you seek or can direct you to another club member.
Roseville Contact: Heather Worthington firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose sale raised $8,000
Dinner/auction $12,000 - $14,000
Siren/Webster Contact: Joe Wacek 715/635-5233
Rose sale $3,000
Craft fair (park cars) $1,000
South St. Paul/Inver Grove Heights Contact: Greg Bauer, 651/451-6437
1. Rose Sale This has raised $2,000 to 3,000 each year. In 2004, we raised $4,000.
2. International Banquet and Silent Auction This annual dinner event raises $4,000.
St. Croix Falls/Taylors Falls Contact: Patrick William Struve 715/485-3767
Brat Sales $1,000
Rose Sale $4,700
Fast for Hope $230
Spring Raffle $2,680
Rags to Riches $590
Happy Bucks $460
_______ of Right $3,000
Benches Project $10,000 y.t.d.
Stillwater Riverboat Cruise raised $40,000. Contact: Lori Johnson 651/704-1309
The Stillwater Rotary Club has not yet planned its 2004-2005 fundraisers. It is likely that our largest event will be in the spring to support our Centennial Project. Our Fall Fundraisers generally go for International projects, while the Spring events support local projects. Our most successful fundraiser for the last few years has been a riverboat cruise on the St. Croix featuring dinner and a silent auction. Last year's cruise was built around a riverboat gambling theme and raised $40,000. It should be noted that the project was for a hospital in Tanzania that is near and dear to the hearts of many of our members, and there were several members who put up a $10,000 donation matching pool.
Stillwater Sunrise New Year's Eve Event raised $25,000. Contact: Lynda Halbert 651/351-8010.
Twin Cities Nights Contact: Tami Eshult email@example.com 651/224-2575
The Winner's Circle, a Night at Canterbury Race Track. We had a meal and a silent auction and a really spectacular night to sit outside and watch the horses. We also recruited various levels of sponsorship up to and including sponsoring a race. Our website has pictures and a recap from the night: http://www.tcnights.org/Canterbury.htm
Waseca Contact: Bernie Gaytko 507/835-9586
Golf Tournament $4,000 - $5,000
West St. Paul/Mendota Heights
Moonlight Golfing raised $17,000. Contact: Kori Land firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose sale raised $6,000. Contact: Colleen Watson email@example.com
White Bear Lake Contacts: Fred Treiber firstname.lastname@example.org, Kurt Norman email@example.com
Silent Auction, Live Auction, Raffle, Cash Bar, Ticket sales, dinner, entertainment raised $18,000 - $25,000.
Winona Rose sale raised $5,000. Contact: Terri Sim.
We have a rose sale each year that nets the club approximately $5,000. Our other major fundraiser each year is a road race that nets approximately $10,000. However, most of the money from the race goes to a project with the city of Winona. For information about the rose sale, contact Sharon Flatten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodbury Contact: Ben Gilbertson email@example.com
The Woodbury Rotary Club sells roses each year as the big fundraiser. This year we profited a little over $2800.
This was the first year we ran the beer tent at Woodbury Days. To set up and staff the beer tent we made $5500-6000.
Zumbrota Contact: Steve Johnson 507/732-5127
Rose sale $3,100
Brat/Beer stand $350
Wine Tasting/Social Event - schedule spring 2005