May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and that you are able to enjoy the time with your friends and families.
I do have a couple of quick updates for the team. My intent is keep these emails coming so we can all be on the same page during the ramp up to the actual event itself.
We have heard back from Seattle Childrens and they have confirmed that they are unable to be the sponsor for the Kids Dash ($2500). We have made the decision to keep them as a beneficiary, but this news may warrant another conversation. I welcome thoughts on this in terms of alternative sponsors. In the meantime, we have left them off the website until we make a decision about the partnership and we will work on speaking with them to see how they can assist us in spite of this decision.
In the meantime please continue to work with your network and others to secure other sponsors for the run. Pass the information onto John and Jenny, so they can work with you. Also, please make sure you are able to ask questions around how potential sponsorship partners can support the race beyond financial considerations, i.e. volunteers, race teams and marketing. This will help increase our reach.
I have attached the first draft of the sponsorship brochure that we will use to promote and hopefully secure sponsors. Please provide me with your feedback and then we can work on the next steps of producing it.
Alex and Michel have pulled together the first draft of the marketing plan for the race. I will be finalizing my review of the document with the intent of then sharing amongst the team to make sure we have a couple of things resolved: (1) an understanding how we can leverage this event to support the general themes behind the race - run, give, volunteer and BBRC membership and (2) to make sure we are telling the story of Rotary within our local community. This will make it easier for us to build momentum and engagement with the event itself as others see the overall benefit.
Good news – our registration page has gone live! Please take advantage of promoting this to your friends and others within Rotary to make sure we get traction around the event itself. Here is the link: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=125588. My thanks to Orswell events and Paul Osborn for the effort in getting this up, to help us secure registrations. Now we need to promote it!
We have no update at this juncture. You will see we have positioned the website to secure engagement without necessarily detailing the course. We will make sure to get this sorted out once we have details.
I will call another committee meeting after next week’s club meeting, so we can address any questions or issues in person. Until then, enjoy the long weekend.