RYMM Member Fundraising (2017-18)
RYMM tries to keep swimmer fees as low as possible. As a small club, RYMM requires the participation of all member families—competitive, non-competitive, and Mini Marlins, although not every fund raiser is mandatory.
Y's Men Christmas Tree Lots (Mandatory)
All families (Mini Marlins, Competitive and non-competitive Marlins) participate in the Y's Men Christmas Tree Lot fundraiser in November and December. The Y's Men provide our club with a significant donation from the proceeds of the Christmas Tree Lots. Each family will be assigned a specific number of shifts depending upon their number of practice hours and number of children in the club. For example a family with one Mini Marlin swimmer will not be expected to work as many shifts as a family with 2 senior Red group swimmers. If you sign up for a shift and miss it, there is a $50 fee.
Many of our parents and guardians enjoy working the tree lots. People buying Christmas trees are usually in a good mood. Dress warm!
RYMM Swim Meets (Mandatory)
Sponsoring a Swim Meet is a big commitment for a swim club and generates revenue for the club through fees charged to participants, raffles and sale of programs. To make our Swim Meet a success, we need the help of every family -- Mini Marlins, Competitive and non-Competitive Families:
Mini Marlins and Non-Competitive families who do not have a competitive swimmer will be asked to:
- Contribute food and beverages for the Hospitality Room where officials, volunteers and coaches are fed.
- They are also encouraged to help out with other volunteer tasks, such as selling programs, selling raffle tickets, or officiating, if they are qualified
All Competitive Families are required to:
- Work 3 shifts (approximately 4 hours each) at the RYMM 1½ day swim meet; or
- Work 4 shifts (approximately 4 hours each) at the RYMM 2 day swim meet.
- Provide, solicit or supplement (up to $10 which may be charged to your family account) the cost of raffle prize(s).
- Bring food/drink as requested for the hospitality room.
- There is a charge of $50 per missed shift.
Competitive Marlins Family Fundraising Fee (Competitive Swimmers Only)
All competitive Marlins swimmers pay a mandatory annual fundraising fee. Competitive families must work at least one Bingo and can choose to pay the remainder of their fundraising fee outright or work Bingos to offset the fundraising fee. If your child moves to a different group during the season, your Family Fundraising Fee will be pro-rated. See the Groups tab for information about fees.
Bingo (Optional for Minis and Non-Competitive; One Mandatory Bingo for Competitive Parents)
"Bingo season" is 12 months - September to August.
All families are welcome to work Bingos and the more Bingos we work, the more the club makes. Bingo revenue contributes to rental of pool time. When you work a Bingo, your family account is credited for $70. If two people from your family work at a Bingo, you will receive a $140 credit. (Remember, Competitive families must work at least one Bingo each year.)
You can sign up for Bingo by clicking on the Events tab and selecting the Bingo you would like to work. Then click on Job Sign Up to volunteer. Be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org when you sign up for a Bingo. As well, please ensure you sign up at least 7 days in advance and if you must miss a shift, find an alternate worker or contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance. Missed shifts will be charged $100. Additional information about Bingo is available below.
We will have a Swim-a-thon in spring. The Swim-a-thon has three objectives: team-building, goal-setting and fund-raising. Swim-a-thon is organized through Swimming Canada with 90% of the proceeds flowing to the Club and the remaining 10% going to Swimming Canada. Each swimmer sets a swimming goal with their coach and a fundraising goal with their parents. Each family has an online portal to encourage friends and family members to support them.
Additional Options for Fundraising
When approaching businesses for corporate sponsorship please use the following letter:
Regina Marlins Sponsorship Letter
Regina Marlins Sponsorship Menu
We have 4 levels of sponsorship. All Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors will be featured on our website:
- Platinum - $5000 or over - Logo on Club T-shirts, Full page advertising in swim meet programs
- Gold-$1000 to $4999 - we will include your logo on our club T-shirts, provide a 1/2 page ad in our swim meet heat sheets
- Silver-$500 - $999 1/4 page ad in our swim meet heat sheets
- Bronze-$250 - $499 - 1/8 page ad in our swim meet heat sheets
- Contributor -- in-kind and prize donations -- Corporate name listed in our swim meet programs.
A number of optional fundraising activities may also be available throughout the year. 70% of the net profit of any fundraising activity will be applied to the swimmer's account. The other 30% of the net profit would remain with the club. If you have an idea for a fund-raiser, contact anyone on the board.
More About Bingo
Our Fundraising Director posts all of our Bingo dates on the Events tab of our website and sends an email to let you know about the dates. All Bingos are at Fantasyland Bingo Centre located on Park and Victoria Ave behind the Burger King restaurant, 2029 Park St (565-0585).
On average there are around 4 to 5 bingo dates in the month to choose from. You can pick the date which will work for you. All workers must be 16 years of age or older.
On Bingo Day:
- Please arrive by 5:20 p.m. for evening Bingos and by 11:15 a.m. for early Bingos.
- PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL SO THAT WE CAN START SELLING PAPER ON TIME. It is very important that no one is late for their shifts in order for us to maintain a good reputation.
- When you arrive at the hall, check with the bingo captain regarding your assigned job and its duties.
- When the bingo is over, all workers must stay to help clean up. This only takes a few minutes when we all pitch in.