01-24-2009, 07:34 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ and The OC
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Plant auctions are a great way to raise money.
The great thing about it is most plant portions go for $1 each.
Most of the people that bring them donate 100% to the club.
The first plant auction we had in Phoenix raised the club about $600.
That was a meeting where a couple of members just did total tear downs so there were huge portions of plants. But many people brought in lights and filters and other stuff sitting around the garage.
Same thing, most all members did 100% donation and some lights and filters sold for near $100 (only one of each, but what generosity of those members).
Even the smallest meeting that had an auction, this was about 15 members, usually there are 25 people plus in AZ, there was still about $150 made.
What is done with this money, the anniversary / holiday party that AAPE holds each December, there were full c02 set ups ( a couple) that auctioned off for about $50 to $75 (that is 5lb tanks, regulator, diffuser, and one even had the PH meter IIRC), there were ADA mini tanks and filters and all sorts of goods that were bought with club funds for the sole purpose of auctioning off the members for dirt cheap. And of course it was not all spent money since some was got back from the auction price.
This is what can happen with SCAPE, I am sure of it.
I will working with my AAPE buddies and we are going to join forces and sort of become sister clubs, which is great news for SCAPE members. We will sort of mimic their site and do as they do since they are soooooo successful.
Anyone not familiar with AAPE's club or site yet, check it out, follow my sig banner, it will jazz you to see what SCAPE should be changing into shortly.