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P38 Pancake Family Christmas BBQ breakfast

First Name Russ
Last Name Howe
E-mail Kinruss@execulink.com
Club Name Kinsmen Club of Greater London
District # 1
Number of Members 11-25
Community Size Large community or metropolis (100,000+)
Community Type Urban
Project Name P38 Pancake Family Christmas BBQ breakfast
Type of Project (check all that apply) Other
If other, please describe Help Suport local Community Buisness host their Employees family Christams event
Was this project a fundraiser? Yes
Description of project The London Kin have been partnered with P38 / Sleeger’s for a number of years. We have been providing a Pancake breakfast for staff and their families as part of Sleegers Christmas company event for the past 4 years. The London Kinsmen and Kinette’s work together to provide a BBQ pancake and sausage breakfast. The Kin cook outside and deliver freshly cooked pancakes and sausages to the Kinette’s who serve fresh coffee and hot chocolate as well as the hot fresh food. This is a big event and takes a large number of preparation hours. Besides prepping all the supplies, BBQ’s and loading large trailer, we need to install the hot chocolate machine into their sink system. The breakfast requires us to set up the night before by dropping trailer off the day before and setting up the tables and drink systems the day before. Then the day of we need to arrive by 7:30 so we can have the sausages cooked and ready by 9am. The event ran from 9 to 11am.
Like many of our bigger projects, this one involves a lot of preparation before and a lot of clean up after the event. These two areas of our efforts remain one our biggest time commitment road blocks. We continue to strive to make our before and after preparations and clean up easier.
Service Hours 51-100
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? Unsure
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
How was this project promoted in your community? This is private event. We discussed their company sponsoring our horses at our annual SB event.
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? The company was picky about our past coffee, so this year though they wanted our cooking services they didn't want our coffee so we needed to source that out at added work. They still paid for the extra, but it was an added expense.
What was the approximate budget for this project? Less than $1,000
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project? Our income comes from our meal charge of $10 per person. We charge for a minimum of 150 meals, ensuring we cover our food expenses.
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? Not Applicable
What were the expenses for this project? $1,000

Profit of $800
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? This has become a good community partnership over the past 4 years.
Hoping to expand our relationship and have the very employee and family-minded business become horse sponsors at our Sugar Bush Project.