Posted by Kaitlin Tito on Oct 14, 2020
SPEAKER: ROGER LOUISELLE OF RUTLAND, VT ROTARY CLUB
  • Roger has been a Rotarian since 1976 and has a perfect attendance record
  • He was the President from 1981-1982 and was an Assistant Governor for 12 years
  • Initially tried a horse show raffle - it made $2,000 the first year and lost money by the third year
  • Decided to try a car raffle - 300 tickets for $100 each, Cadillac purchased for $15,000
  • The car was raffled off at the dealership, at a beer/wine/ hors d'oeuvres party
  • Continued to hold raffle in this format with different prizes (snowmobile, satellite dish, cash prizes)
  • Now 675 tickets are sold for $110 each, with each ticket good for all you can eat/drink for 2 people
  • A 50/50 drawing was added for additional revenue
  • The profit for the current format is about $33,000
  • This year the top prize for the raffle is an RV with MSRP of $33,500
  • Roger created a video tour of the RV for social media which helped generate interest
  • 800 tickets have been printed and they hope to sell between 300-500
  • The drawing will be held on St. Patrick's Day, which allows plenty of time to sell tickets
  • Online sales are being facilitated via a third-party website (Event Brite or similar)
 
 
 
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