COBRA has four main sources of revenue:
- Membership dues
- Hosted swim meets
- Fundraising - there are two forms of fundraising:
Individual – where all/or a portion of the funds you raise are credited back to your own account. These fund raisers are optional.
Club – where all of the funds are put towards specific goals for the Club as a whole or a specific swim group. The goals are decided by the Board of Directors.
Hosted Swim Meets – COBRA hosts 3-5 swim meets per year. All families are required to work a minimum number of the sessions at every hosted meet. Jobs vary from meet preparation, set up/tear down, officiating, food/concession coordination, concession staffing and food preparation.
Bingo – COBRA is one of the volunteer organizations who assist in running bingo sessions at Bingo Country at Main and Bovaird. We work 52 bingos a year for which COBRA earns a percentage of the earnings for each session. A family may choose to be trained and sign up in advance to be part of a team to work these bingo sessions. You will earn $75 per session back to your family account.
Individual Fundraising – in the interest of being able to offer families the opportunity to raise funds to assist with the cost of the sport we offer a number of different fund raisers throughout the swim season. Monies earned are credit back to your family account. Currently we are offering :
Norcard - October
Exceptional quality and and designed full colour seasonal cards, all occasion boxed greeting cards, a beautiful assortment of calendars, kids activity calendars, gift wrap, magnetic note pads and much more. This Canadian company provides a 45% of $ sold in catelogue; 40% of chocolate sold.
McMillan - November
Order different fabulous desserts, appetizers, cookie batter, muffin batter and more.“MacMillan’s uses only the finest of ingredients, carefully measured and blended resulting in truly delicious old fashioned goodness. Along with the ingredients, comes their guarantee of freshness. Your order will be made Fresh, Flash Frozen and then immediately shipped to Lock in Flavour, Texture and Natural Goodness.” You will earn between $2.00 - $5.00 per unit purchased.
MacGregors Meat & Seafood – May
Offers a selection of burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish, etc...
“MacGregors was awarded the first Certified Angus Beef license in Canada, has won various awards and has also become well-known for its 44th Street brand of heat and serve products. You will earn 20 – 30% of your sales.
From time to time, COBRA will organize mandatory fund raising events which will be focused on raising money for specific goals for either the club as a whole or for specific swim groups. These goals may vary from training equipment, team attire, travel etc. The specific goals will be determined by the Board of Directors.
Swim-a-thon - March
The Swim-a-thon is the major national fundraising project in which most affiliated clubs in Canada participate. It promotes and finances amateur competitive swimming. The purpose of Swim-A-Thon is to raise money for your club through swimmer’s participation in a marathon swim through obtaining pledges for so much per length swum, or a pre-determined amount.