2021-2022 Fundraising Opportunities 

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about fundraising for your swimmer's account.


Fundraising as outlined in  the Rods Handbook:


22) The Club undertakes corporate and special project fundraising activities, which include:

a) Mandatory Fundraising – where participation is required and the proceeds of the event flow to the club for operating.

  1. Included as part of Fee & Meet Surcharge Policy each year under “Fundraising commitment”
  2. Includes a combination of work, sales, and pledge drives
  3. There is a payment option in lieu of work, at 100% premium of the shift allocation

b) Voluntary Fundraising – where participation is not required, and proceeds of the event are allocated to those families who have participated.

  1. A minimum of 15% of all voluntary fundraising is retained by the club for administration.
  2. Allocation is based on a formula approved by the Board for the event
  3. The proceeds are allocated to:
    1. The family fundraising requirements until it is fully covered
    2. The remaining amount is a general credit to the family account
  4. The Board will ensure the fundraising opportunities are fairly offered to all members.


23) Fundraising activities include but are not limited to:

  1. Special projects to raise funds
  2. Opportunities for families to offset expenses in their Club accounts by working at bingos, event beer sales, or other similar projects.


24) Fundraising credits whether mandatory or voluntary are not refunded or transferrable when a family leaves the club. This pertains to SLGA fundraising credits only.


25) If the family has a credit on their account due to fundraising credits only, the club will hold that balance for one additional year. If at the end of that year, the family has not returned, credits will revert into the Club’s general account.


Pre-competitive groups are required to pay 1 month of fees toward their fundraising account.

All Competitive groups are required to pay 2 months of fees toward their fundraising account.

Non-competitive groups have no fundraising commitment.

You have the option to pay out your fundraising when you register your swimmer, or we also  offer the following opportunities for your family to fundraise:

  1. Working Bingos

      2.  Vegas Raffle October-March (Draw is at the Swim Marathon)

      3.  Online 50/50

      4.  Georgina Swim Marathon (participation is mandatory)

      5.  Working Rider Games

      6.  Working Exhibition Clean up

The club holds back 15% of all voluntary  fundraisers, and the remainder goes directly towards your swimmers' fundraising account. See Handbook fundraising page 4 (info)

More info below. 

Club Fundraisers 

March 2022

Georgina Syrgiannis Swim Marathon  


Swimmers will be required to swim for a specific time period (usually 1 hour) and swim as many laps as they can in that time period, depending on their level. This is a fun event followed by prizes and a social including dinner.

10% of the the total amount raised will go to the Regina Palliative Care unit in memory of Georgina Syrgiannis,  15% is retained by the club, and the remainder collected will go directly to your child's fundraising account.




May 20-22,             2022

Michelle Moore Meet 

Fundraisers include swimmer raffle, 50-50 draws, and raffle table. Any donations are appreciated.



June                       2022 Developmental Gala Pre-comp & Prospect Dev B swimmers receive their graduation certificates. Fun games, possibly swimming and pizza. No fundraising required.


Year round  Co-op gas tags       

The RODS have an account with the Regina Co-ops.  If you fill up with gas at a co-op and enter the RODS account ID, the RODS receive a percentage of all sales annually. Visit the link for more information. Please email [email protected]  if you would like a tag.



Monthly  Bingos

The RODS have a license with the Bingo Palace.  The Bingo Palace allocates 3 to 4 bingos per month for the RODS.  Four to six workers are needed to run a bingo.  The RODS receive 12 to 14% of the gross sales per bingo.  Bingo workers are paid $14/hour early shift and $15/hour late shift .  Bingo credits are credited to the swimmers fundraising account, but there is a two month lag.  Bingos worked in September would be paid on or about November 28.  There is no 15% holdback for the club as the club receives a 25% grant from SLGA.

All money raised goes directly toward your fundraising obligation, any remaining money raised will to go towards your swimmer's account.

Seasonal  Rider Games  The RODS receive 12 to 18 spots for inside sales liquor sales.  Volunteers will be required to  mix drinks and serve customers.  Payouts are done 2 to 3 months after the end of the football season usually January/February.  Payouts are based on the gross funds received divided by the number of hours worked.  Historically, football games have paid out $15 to $18 per hour plus great cash tips! The clubs holds back 15%  of the overall payout for general revenue.
August  Exhibition Clean-up  The RODS have the contract with the Regina Exhibition Association to clean the grounds during Buffalo Days.  Work includes changing out garbage, picking up garbage, sorting out the recycling, etc.  The base contract is $10,000 and the RODS receive all the recycling as well.  Historically, payouts have been $18 to $25 per hour worked.  Again, this is dependent upon the amount of recycling that is recovered. The clubs holds back 15% of the overall payout for general revenue.