[EMS Discuss] EMS Fundraiser Event

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Aug 3 19:49:09 PDT 2012


I am definitely up for helping with a public event. Just a note,
there's a mini-maker faire in Portland September 15-16
(http://www.omsi.edu/maker-faire-pdx), which I hope our event would
not conflict with...

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> I agree that a public event would be great, and I will do what I can to help
> make it happen.  But I think we should be more interested in recruiting new
> members than in asking for donations.  Members make EMS an interesting
> place with fun things happening.  Donations just help with the rent.
>
> What can we do at this event to make people want to join us?  What can
> we do to make it easy to join?  Do we need Ben to block the door and
> not let anyone out until they've signed a membership form? (-:
>
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> At our last board meeting we talked about having a fundraiser event that
>> would be similar to our grand opening event we had back in March.  This
>> event would be to get donations and preferably, more members.  Also, Nick
>> Spicher from the Science Factory wants to host an event at EMS in September,
>> and we were thinking that the events could be one and the same.  This way,
>> Science Factory can help drive people to our space where we can hopefully
>> get them to sign up for membership.
>>
>> We are wondering if anyone is interested in this idea and if anyone would be
>> available to help out with the event.  We first need to clean up and
>> organize the shop.  This probably should happen regardless of an event, but
>> it's really critical if we want to have a successfull fundraiser.
>>
>> Other than that, we would probably need people to volunteer to help out
>> during the event to talk to people and explain what we do and why they
>> should join.  We don't have a set date yet so I know people probably can't
>> commit but I'm mainly curious who is interested in helping out.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Rick
>>
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