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Buckeye Swim Parents, When the Fall / Winter swim season started, Buckeye Swim Club was looking for opportunities to reduce the club fees for the season. The idea was that people would have the option of fundraising for a portion of the fees, if they were so inclined, to reduce their cost. For those people who did not want to fundraise, the option was always available to just pay the “fundraising fee” outright, just like it was part of the original club fees. The Boosters became involved only by providing two (2) avenues for fundraising: the raffle and the Butter Braids fundraiser. The amount of profit generated from these fundraising enterprises for each family would go to offset the established “fundraising fee” for each swimmer. Again, those families not inclined to participate in fundraising activities can simply pay the fundraising fee outright. Because the fees are related to fundraising they are routed through the Booster Club, but the majority of the funds will ultimately end at the swim club to cover swimmer expenses at the discretion of the Buckeye Swim Club. Just to be clear, the fundraising activities do not yield a one for one offset to the fundraising fee. It is only the profit from that activity that offsets. For example, my son is in the Scarlet group and has a fundraising fee of $300. If I purchased 30 raffle tickets at $10/ticket my total would be $300. However, the profit and therefore, the contribution to offset my fundraising fee is $8/ticket. Therefore, my contribution to my $300 fundraising fee is 30 tickets x $8/ticket = $240. I still owe $60. So, if I didn’t make up that difference with the Butter Braids fundraiser (again, the profit only contributes to offset the fee), I am responsible to write a check for the difference. Assuming I didn’t participate in Butter Braids, I owe $60. Without any additional fundraisers available, I would have to write a check to the Booster Club for $60. The reason I am reaching out now is that the fundraising fees were due on January 12th. With very limited number of raffle tickets left to sell (Ron Sallows can comment on the number remaining) and the Butter Braids activity complete, we are essentially at the point of paying whatever fundraising fee balance remains. At this point we have approximately 50% participation, meaning around 50% of the families have contributed some, not necessarily all of the fundraising fees. Even though 50% of the families have contributed something towards the fundraising fees, only 37% of the total fees have been received. As the season draws to a close in the upcoming month, these fees need to be paid to cover club expenses for our swimmers. The “fundraising fee” for each group were designated by Buckeye Swim Club at the beginning of the season as follows: • Seniors – $400
• High School - Exempt • Juniors - $400 • Scarlet - $300 • Silver - $200 (exception is new Intro to Swimming class who are Exempt) Much like the club swim fees themselves, these fundraising fees apply to each swimmer in the group, so if a family has two Scarlet swimmers, their fundraising fee total would be $600. Checks may be given to any of the Buckeye Swim Boosters Board members: Ron Sallows, John Diakogeorgiou, Ashley or Austin Martin, and Jeff Evers. Checks can also be given to Coach Karr. Finally, if you would prefer to mail your checks, you can send them to me at the following address: Buckeye Swim Boosters, Inc. Attn: Jeff Evers 5855 Cali Glen Lane Westerville, OH 43082 Thank you for your continued support of the Buckeye Swim Club and the Booster Club. If you have questions on your specific fundraising requirement and your contribution to date, you can email me at: email@example.com. Jeff Evers Buckeye Swim Boosters, Inc. – Treasurer
Buckeye Swim ClubChampionship Pasta Psych-Up PartySave the Date – February 16th - 6pm-8pmAll Buckeye Swim Club families are invited to attend the Pre-Regional SwimChampionships Dinner. The dinner will be a potluck and each family will be askedto bring a dish to share. A food sign up list will be emailed in the near future.Hope to see you there!All regional participants will be invited to practice prior to the pasta party.
We will be canceling the following practices due to meets, please mark your calendars:
Sunday, January 22 all Scarlet & Silver practices. *there is also a community party at MC Fitness that day from 12-4. All Buckeyes not competing Sunday evening have been invited to attend.
Sunday, February 5 all groups. All of our coaches will be put of town at meets.
Sunday, February 19 no scarlet and silver practice due to regionals.
Practices end with each swimmers last meet. This means the majority of our 9-14 year olds will finish at Regionals on February 20. Swimmers 8-under continue to weeks for mini meet. JO swimmers and high school age swimmers continue into March for their last meets.
Our spring schedule will be released in mid February.
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