President Update - the home straight and final update from Kaj Pedersen.
Update from BBRC President, Kaj Pedersen, on our progress against the M3 Vision over the last three months. We are seeing encouraging improvements in engagement and membership growth.
Since my last missive, it is wonderful to see the involvement of members in bringing our M³ Vision to life for our club. My latest President Update provides more information about our Back to Basics plan for 2017-18.
Update with respect to the progress we are making our “Back to Basics” Strategy (also known as the M³ Vision). Our goal is to reach a level of sustainability in our club by refocusing on our Mission, growing our Membership and securing the Money that will help support our work in the community and beyond.
The wrap up for the All in for Autism event that was held on 23rd April, 2017. We had a successful event that led to us raising over $135K from our sponsors and participants. After expenses these funds will be will be disbursed to our partners: Kindering and Special Olympics Washington, plus Rotary projects that benefit children and families locally and internationally.
We are in the home straight. The hard work accomplished by the team over the last few months is now coming to fruition with momentum starting to show in registrations. We secured the front page of the Bellevue Reporter print edition, which went out to 35K households this Friday. The weather is improving and our social media outreach remains active. Now we finish the remaining tasks to ensure a great race day on the 23rd April.
We truly kicked off Autism Awareness Month with the Mayoral Proclamation and Mimi Siegel being awarded the All in for Autism Leadership Award on the 7th April. We will have a story picked up by the Bellevue Reporter on Monday. Registrations continue to show growth and revenue is still strong. We now need to push our sponsors and other avenues to make sure we get more registrations.
A healthy jump in registrations (36.1%) and volunteers (73.3%) marks this week’s update. This is encouraging as we are seeing average price per registration holding at $30.70. Our progress with the All in for Autism meeting on 7th April is good – our guests and Bellevue Reporter are confirmed and we are working on b-roll in preparation. We need to lock in the final media representatives, which will happen this week.