What Fun, What Excitement!
A room full of people anxiously waiting
for their name to be called. Then the rush when they
hear their name and they go running to the table to try to
get the best (or what they think is best) item on the table.
This is the excitement of the Redwood Empire Quilters Guild
(REQG) Raffle Table. Here's how it works.
Guild members generously donate gently
used items to be raffled off to those purchasing tickets.
Items come is all shapes and sizes, but quilting related
items are always appreciated. Items being donated
should be brought to the Raffle table prior to the beginning
of the meeting.
Those members wishing to participate in
the Raffle can purchase tickets at the table for $1.00
each before the meeting or during the break. They can
also use this time to check out the goods and to plan their
winning strategy to get the items they want the most.
From the tickets purchased at a meeting, about 25 or so
tickets are drawn. If your name is called, you are
allowed to select one item from the table. If your
name is drawn multiple times, you may select one item for
each time your name is called! Items that are not
raffled off after a few meetings are donated to a good
Tip: Sometimes local shop owners or
special guests donate some extra special treats so be on the
look out for those!
We do ask that business members or guests
who donate prizes notify the Raffle committee about their
donation by handing them a business card with a description
of the item on the back when they place the item on the
table. We would like to acknowledge their generosity
to the membership during the meeting!