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  • Mark WallSound Guy
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    All,

    We are currently planning on having the banquet at Barley’s (same place as the last few years). We are open to looking into a new venue as well. If you know of a location that accommodate 65 – 90 people at a reasonable rate, please post it here.

    Also, we are considering a fee to help with the banquet costs. We will decide at the next meeting what the rates will be for singles and families. Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Mark.

  • Cameron AlbeaCameron Albea
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    I’ll get the ball rolling and say we had thought of a fee of around $10-15 for single entries. It’s comparable to a typical night out, so it shouldn’t be a big deal. For families, maybe $25? I’d love to keep this event free, but many other clubs charge something for their year-end events, and the little extra money we receive will help prevent Luke from going prematurely grey.

  • Art Truckenbrodttrucke
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    Maybe have the club pay for either the facility of the food.  Not looking for costs here, but which one is the higher number?  Divide that by average or estimated attendance and round to a whole dollar.  This way we pay for some of the venue and still get to watch Luke’s hair go grey!

  • Luke ArmstrongTheSnuggler
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    It’s more the combination of food/venue and the end of the year trophies that is a bit pricey.  Many venues offer food/catering, but have minimum tabs.

    On one hand, we *could* book the venue separate and pay for our own catering, but that brings with it the risk that we can end up with a lot of leftovers (if attendance is low) or run completely out of food (if too high).  That’s the nice thing about having Barley’s host it and do the food because we could tell them when to stop.  Our initial search for other venues and throwing catering on top would not really save us any money (or could even end up costing more).  But we are certainly open for ideas on venues and/or catering options!  Not that we have a problem with Barley’s, but a cheaper alternative is always welcome.

    Venue would need to be able to accomodate 70-100 people, have an adequate parking situation, and preferably be within a reasonable drive of the Asheville area.  All things considered, our ideal budget for food/venue would be around $1,000.  We ran into a problem last year when many people who did not RSVP or pay beforehand showed up.  So I think this year we may need to enforce the “+1 only” rule (and membership status) if we choose not to charge extra (however, I don’t think that will cover what we hope to raise).

  • Chris PolhamusChrisP
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    We had a good thing going when Barley’s only charged us for food and not the cost of the room.  Adding the room cost has almost doubled the cost of Barley’s.  Although they are still less expensive than anything we could find last year, charging for the Banquet opens up a lot of different options.

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