The funds we raise during the show help provide wood for our projects, which help keep the costs down to members. It pays for the things we use at Imaginology and Tall Ships. It pays for the space we use at the church. It pays for the holiday dinner where everyone can enjoy a good meal and entertainment. It also pays for the show itself, since it costs a significant amount to put on a show.
I say these things because there are a number of folks who put in a lot of time and effort to make it work. Some you know... some you don't (or don't know their contributions). Richard Otsubo, with his gorgeous contribution of the Coopers Hawk. Gregg Bunch, who contacted and collected all of the raffle and silent auction items, as well as helping out wherever necessary. Chuck Collins who kept track of all the financial stuff and also coordinated to bring in the scroll saw folks to demonstrate for us. Dave McKhee who came in from Arizona to sell tickets for Richard's bird. Everyone who sat at the table and helped sell tickets for the raffles. Shannon Valencia, who designed and printed this year's poster and flyers. Everyone who distributed them! And everyone who sold tickets for the grand prize raffle! The judges for the competition who came through with flying colors, John Fleischer, John Owings, Ray Calloway and Bob White. Without them, there would have been no competition. Last but not least, of course is Bill Bahret who coordinated this whole mess and made it turn out the success it was. I'm sure I'm missing folks and for that I apologize.
As we move into the holiday season, I want to say "thanks" to all of you for making my job as President that much easier.