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Kinsmen Chicken BBQ

First Name Nick
Last Name MacGregor
E-mail nick.macgregor@macgregors.ca
Club Name Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow
District # 7
Number of Members 41-60
Community Size Medium-sized community (20,000-100,000)
Community Type Rural
Project Name Kinsmen Chicken BBQ
Type of Project (check all that apply) Other
If other, please describe Chicken BBQ
Was this project a fundraiser? Yes
Description of project Our club took this project over from another service club in the area (Gyro) that no longer had the manpower to do the project. We work with the local town to take over a busy street the 2nd Friday in July and cook 1600 half chicken dinners for sale to businesses and individuals in the community. This is a major fundraiser for our club, raising approx. 7000 dollars annually.
Service Hours 100+
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? No
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
How was this project promoted in your community? Radio spot, Kin Facebook page, posters in community
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved?
What was the approximate budget for this project? $5,000-$10,000
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project? Individual and corporate sales. Meals were sold for 12 dollars each, with orders up to 100 meals for some businesses.
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? $5,000-$10,000
What were the expenses for this project? Food purchase, promotions, cooking supplies
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community?