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Re: convention auction
Matt & George,
IMHO it would take an act of Congress. We( UNYKA) discussed this very
subject a few weeks ago. I may be opening my BIG mouth and talking
about"Good Ole Boy " stuff here. We all felt the same. Consider that a local
club is not guaranteed any proceeds at all. In fact most clubs have to pay
back up front money, which is used just to get the ball rolling. In
principal this isn't right. If the club has to help the group (whomever) get
a start this should maybe come back to the AKA from the proceeds. In other
words the AKA should eat this loss as an investment in the future of the
AKA. More clubs would respond to the xchallenge of hosting a convention. I'm
now going to apologize to the west coast but this is part of the reason why
you haven't seen a convention on the west coast. Why , because they almost
always lose money for the AKA.
While I'm on my soapbox , let me say that these statements are only my
opinion and not the AKA'S. I have been involved in the politics for a little
while now and fully intend to stay involved. I have finally managed to
coerce Lee Harper to run again for the board also. We both want change !!!
So do alot of others. the only way to make these changes real is to become
involved. So here hopefully we will both be again.
Political statement over!
9969 Bethel Rd
From: George Slusarczuk <yurko at warwick_net>
To: killietalk at aka_org <killietalk at aka_org>
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: convention auction
>If I remember correctly, whenever MAKA hosted an AKA Convention, it
>always made money! I don't know about the other clubs.
>That does not mean that splitting rules cannot be changed.
>mek at sco_com wrote:
>> I'll throw this out for discussion. Sponsoring an AKA convention
>> is a risky proposition for the hosting club; AKA gets the bulk
>> (if not all) of the auction proceeds, so the local club has to pay
>> for the hotel use via registrations, T-shirts, local promotions (rare
>> fish raffles, or the recent rare fish auction), and a split from
>> the fish sale room.
>> Given that AKA is currently flush with $$, how about changing the rules
>> so the fish auction is a 50/25/25 split with the local club/breeder/aka?
>> Knowing what to anticipate as auction proceeds (can probably just average
>> out the last few years worth of auction proceeds) would make it much
>> easier to understand whether the club can expect to earn any $$ from
>> hosting the convention. Giving the breeder something will certainly help
>> encourage entries.