Loomio
Mon 1 Sep 2014 1:17PM

Use club money for full height boards and to pay for courts

W Wes Public Seen by 51

Hey folks. I would like to propose that some(or all) income from spring tourney be put aside to purchase plywood for future tournaments.

It is a goal of mine and I believe a large portion of people in the club would like this, to have two courts of full height boards for Christmas tourney.

(Sorry Velcro)

W

Poll Created Mon 1 Sep 2014 1:20PM

Spring Tourney Income diverted to plywood for future tournaments Closed Sat 6 Sep 2014 1:08AM

Although I do think that it is necessary to offset the flagstaff Sunday costs with tournaments, I would like to propose that we redirect some funds toward new boards for flagstaff so we can host a tournament with full height boards in December.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 50.0% 2 SSM GH
Abstain 25.0% 1 W
Disagree 25.0% 1 TM
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 20 DCM J DR DM NL J D AH AHM SHM CW R BS VR AZ A LP S TW GG

4 of 24 people have voted (16%)

W

Wes
Abstain
Mon 1 Sep 2014 1:21PM

Not my final answer but would like to get some clarification on the financial implications of doing this. Hopefully Damon can shed a bit of light?

SSM

Sam S MEL
Agree
Tue 2 Sep 2014 1:19PM

I agree with what Damon has said, money raised by any means should be pooled and then put towards whatever we decide will influence Melbourne Polo the most.

GH

Gerard Hindle
Agree
Wed 3 Sep 2014 11:33PM

Agree with Damon and Sam

TM

Tom MLB
Disagree
Fri 5 Sep 2014 1:03AM

Money should be pooled and used for court hire, ongoing fees & new boards.

DR

Damon Rao Mon 1 Sep 2014 11:16PM

The court costs are in the spreadsheet I shared a few weeks ago.

1 July – 31 July 2014 $9.30 per court, per hour (GST incl)
1 August – 31 December 2014 $13.95 per court, per hour. (GST incl)
1 January – 30 June 2015 $18.60 per court, per hour. (GST incl)

Therefore 9am-6pm for 2 days 2 courts = $502.20
(We need 7 teams to register to cover court hire)

If 14 teams register then we make about $500
If 21 teams register we make about $1000

(The money raised last year has covered many/most people who have not paid any Sunday fees for this year.)

The more teams we can attract to the tournament, the more money we will raise.

I don't see benefit in separating any money raised from either normal fees or tournament money raised.
I think we should be pooling all money we raise from whatever means, and then spending it on our agreed priorities.
Theres no point in having full height boards if we don't have court time.
Theres also no way money from this tourney alone will pay for full height boards, We would definetly need to draw money from court fees. I also believe thats totally acceptable use of money we collect.

Can I propose a rewording.
Raise money from the Spring Tourney for the club
Raise money from regular players for the club
Use club money to pay for the courts
Use club money for full height boards

W

Wes Tue 2 Sep 2014 4:49AM

Ok, This makes sense. I like the Idea of the bank account being a general fund for future endeavors.

I will agree, that tournament income is not going to be the only way we fund the construction of full boards as well. perhaps we need to start thinking about some major sponsorship for the next tournament? I am going to contact temple brewing, mountain goat, and Thunder Road about beer for Spring tourney to see if they will help us out with some beer so we can offset the cost of that.

Another point I will make(And keep in mind I am one of the non-flagstaff payers), is that perhaps the prospect of getting full height boards might be enough to make a push to get people to pay their dues for the next year/ 3 months(Or what ever)? Perhaps and angle we can take.

W

DR

Damon Rao Tue 2 Sep 2014 7:33AM

perhaps the prospect of getting full height boards might be enough to make
a push to get people to pay their dues for the next year

I agree
For some reason this year, people have got it in their heads that paying
for flagstaff isn't cool. But it's not just "flagstaff" it has also been
for the boards... which have served us very well over the years and only
need a little love and a few screws to be way less frustrating again.

AZ

Adrian Zacharias Wed 12 Nov 2014 1:39PM

here are some things iv been sending around to try get us some bords