Lottery Tickets are Available & About the Lottery

10:00 AM - October 13, 2020

Update on Lottery for Club #1, Tuesday Oct 13
       Our club has formally put together a committee on administering our lottery. We have member David Carroll as chairperson along with Mile Skerry and Marco Leblanc as co chairpersons along with Dave Brewster, correspondence and Don Kenny, secretary. 
       David will be distributing books of these tickets to local members and some relevant business’s. Those wishing to seriously sell some of these tickets, you can do so by calling David at 547-5045. Mike and Marco will also be selling as well as Don and Dave. 
     It was suggested and all agreed that we would give a prize for tickets physically sold by an individual in this format: For each ten tickets sold by an individual, that person’s name would go into a draw for a free trail permit for the 2021-22 snowmobile season. There will be two such prizes which will be drawn after the lottery. 
    The above was the basics covered in the meeting and it was agreed that our physical distribution of tickets will not take place until Tuesday, Oct 13 at which time we will be advertising on the Bathurst Trails website and also their Facebook page Nepisiguit Lodge . We also may be hitting the radio waves with an ad. Mike will help us on this. Don Kenny, Cell 480-9379 home 548-8241 email 
        Tickets will be available ON-LINE on the Bathurst Trails website before Nov 1st

About the lottery
The Nepisiguit Sport lodge Snowmobile Club is asking all members and industry participants to support this new lottery fund raiser. This lottery will replace our fund raising suppers held at the lodge on Wednesdays throughout the winter. The suppers are on hold for 2021 until the Covid 19 Virus regulations change to allow full attendance inside our Lodge. The Lodge will remain open this winter for regular service under COVID 19 GUIDELINES.
Where do Funds go? 
With the huge amount of grooming we do each year we have relied on fund raisers to subsidize our grooming and trail maintenance costs. We groom well over 2,000 hours each year, which is the highest by far in the province. These fundraisers were in the form of our famous Wednesday Night Suppers, two other events such as the Famous Danny Burger Run & our Wings & Mussels Fest and lastly our lodge Sponsored Signage & Web Site Ads. These events bring in a total of $45,000.00. 
      Our lodge also is a major fund raiser as well with all profits from that operation going into trail grooming as well and this is an unknown factor that we can’t predict as we will have business as usual, but limited to social distancing. We are assuming at this time that this will affect our bottom line here as well. 
The price per ticket
Considering the above factors the club has decided that the only way that we can replace these fund raisers is by having a lottery. Here are some details on the lottery:
      We are planning on selling 1000 tickets at $100 per ticket and we feel that with over 1400 member this would not be a hard sell plus the fact that we will be selling to the local public as we have a very loyal base here in the vicinity of Bathurst.
The prize structure 
The prize structure will be on a 50 – 50 draw with the winning tickets getting the full 50% in cash only and the second 50% to the club which will include all expenses such as ticket printing plus advertising. We decided there will be cash prizes only due to the fact that our corporate sponsors are going through the same dilemma. 
The draw date 
       The draw will be made on February 14th 2021 at Bathurst City Hall or the KC Irving Center. The prizes will be prorated in the event all 1000 tickets are not sold maintaining a 50/50 split.

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