We are about to launch an exciting new prize draw scheme, and the more people that join it, the better the prizes will be!
I expect you are already aware that the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) provides courses for teaching bell ringers how to teach new ringers, has devised the Learning the Ropes Scheme and provides all the training materials and logbooks for new ringers. ART needs to become self-supporting, through raising some income to cover on-going costs.
So we invite you all to join the brand new ART LtR 50/50 CLUB!
Many people already know of and may belong to one or more of these kind of clubs, also called 100 or 200 clubs, but for those who don’t it is very simple:
1) – You join, pay the subscription of £12 per year (can also be £3 per quarter or £1 monthly) and are given a member number.
2) – Over the year, half the money received goes to the organisation ….. and half is shared out in prizes by a draw of member numbers.
How it works: there will be an annual 1st prize of 25% of the entire year’s subscriptions, to be drawn in December, just in time for Christmas or the sales!! There will also be quarterly prizes of 10% and two of 5% for each of the first three quarters. In the December draw, there will be additional prizes to ensure the balance at the end of the financial year is 50:50 to members and to ART.
If only 10% of all members join, 1st prize will still be almost £1000. I bought my first ever car through winning the 1st prize in one of these clubs! It was a right old banger, mind, and didn’t last long! The prize fund will increase as more and more members join.
So please do join, and encourage others involved at any level with ART and Learning the Ropes to join as well! Everyone with a Smart Ringer login can join.
We will have the first draw at the ART Conference in March 2015, so please make sure you have joined up, ready to be the first winner, before then! A membership form with all the extra information you need is available below, so don’t delay – do it today!!! This way we can ensure the future of the schemes to train new ringers and teachers to a high standard.
I’m really looking forward to sharing out lots of lovely prize money with you all!
Chris de Cordova (50/50 CLUB Admin)
35, Thornton Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria. CA28 6UW