Bingo March 28, fees/fundraising info

Sara Minogue
We have a Bingo coming up on Thursday, March 28. 
For those who don't know, we help run bingos in order to give parents/families opportunities to fundraise for their swimmers. 
The time slots are 4:30 to 7:30 and 7-10 pm. 
Each person who works a slot earns $100 towards their swimming fundraising quota or travel fund. 
March 28 will also be an opportunity for someone to learn to run "the cage," which is the main money-keeping function of the bingo. The person in the cage works both shifts. 
If you're interested, contact Angie Vitoria with questions or to sign up. 
Angie for details: 867-444-1231, [email protected] or message her on Facebook.
Fees/fundraising at the swim club
A new fundraising policy featuring more clarity for parents has now been drafted. Highlights will be shared at the April 11 annual general meeting, and the new policy will take effect next fall. 
In the meantime, here's a reminder of how our fees/fundraising currently works. You'll find the same info on our website
Swim club fees cover two main costs: swim lane rental from the City of Yellowknife and the salary of our head coach. 
The $250 registration fee is non-fundable once your swimmer has been registered. Most of this money goes directly to Swim Canada for administrative/insurance purposes.
The fundraising fees ($320 annually for Gold, Silver, Bronze and Cubs and $220 for Sharks, Belugas and Dolphins) are in addition to the total costs for the season outlined in the above fee schedule. 
These fundraising fees should be considered part of your total swim costs; if you choose not to fundraise, you can simply pay these fees at the end of the season. 
Throughout the season, we'll offer opportunities for swimmers/guardians to raise funds to put towards these fees. These typically include bingos, grocery bagging and anything else our members come up with. Funds raised are credited to individual members and tracked in a spreadsheet kept by our fundraising director. 
Families who meet their fundraising quotas may also fundraise money towards the cost of travel to meets. This money is held by the club but tracked in a spreadsheet tied to individual families. 
Contact Angie if you'd like to know exactly where you're at on fundraising (she keeps the spreadsheet). We encourage all swimmers to spend all funds raised through travel in the same calendar year it's earned. 
Handy dates
March 8-24 - March Break
March 29 - April 1 - April Easter Break
April 6-7 - Away meet in Edson, Alta.
April 11 - 2022/23 AGM
May 10-12 - Mother’s Day Meet
May 17 - wrap-up
June 7-6 - Wolfpack Invitational in Kamloops, BC