Grice’s held their annual Shootes Sale on January 27th, 28th and 29th.
We as a club have been invited to participate in this event by setting up a table and displaying really who we are and what we do as a club.
Typically we have in the past chosen not to participate basically because no one could see the benefit in doing so.
Last year we decided to attend. We had quite a few members volunteer to sit at the booth throughout the weekend. And as expected not much foot traffic came by.
We also decided to attend this year and quite honestly it was more of the same, I think we had one member come by and renew his membership and that was the extent of the Saturday morning activity.
Luckily I had a roll of raffle tickets with me and decided to see if I could walk the store and sell these tickets as a 50/50 drawing. The sales manager, Rick, gave me the ok and off I went.
Honestly my expectations weren’t that high but I figured I’ll sell what I can and it will be what it will be. At the very least I wasn’t stuck sitting in chair with nothing to do.
I met folks from all over the state as well as from different parts of the country, most of which were all more than happy to support a club they never heard of or in all reality would never even visit. In short I had a great time and met some awesome folks.
To make a long story short, the results were nothing less that awesome.
$540 worth of tickets were sold making the payout $270 with the remaining $270 going to the club.
It’s a good example of what one individual club member can accomplish with a little creativity. Imagine what we could do collectively.
The best part is one of our own club members won.