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bob ny    Posted 08-25-2003 at 05:54:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
we have a antique tractor and machinery club and this tear i have naticed that attendence at shows,parades and club work days has been dropping steadly except for the dinners or any free function put on by the club. the fund raisers and all the committees have had the same problem.i don't know where the members think the money for scholarships and other county and town
contributions are coming from the last two shows we had 4 tractors 3 at one and 1 at another i am in charge of the jd tractor raffel and we usualy take two tractors plus the raffel tractor and gator( second prize)we have had 2 weekends of since june 22 and we have a lot of trouble getting people to sell chances does any one have any suggestions to stimulate attendence i sure could use the help

Les...fortunate    Posted 08-25-2003 at 15:31:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just wish there was a club around here to belong to. And, no, I ain't gonna start one. I've got way too much else going on to get involved in a new organization.

bob ny    Posted 08-25-2003 at 09:56:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
i guess i didn't explain the problem well enough the members of our club are the problem not visiters to the shows we can't gethelp to sell raffel tickets at the shows and we can't get our club members to come and display thier tractors the other clubs don't seem to have the problem nor do independent tractor owners it's like everyone in the club lost interest all at once
the officers are worried too but some of them are the same way my wife and i enjoy showing off our hard work and time spent restoring our tractors

unfortunately a common pr    Posted 08-26-2003 at 05:16:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most clubs in the U.S. are having this issue nowadays. Our local Ruritan is probably going to quit its annual butchering because there's not enough guys to help out anymore. Our local beekeeper's club folded a few years back for the same reason. Not sure, but I think it is because the pace of life is just speeding up, even out in "the country."

tom a

Clipper    Posted 08-25-2003 at 10:35:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like you need to get all the members together and hash this out....a lot of heads are better than one when it comes to problem solving.

Clipper    Posted 08-25-2003 at 08:47:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
If your prices are too high people will stay away....

bob ny    Posted 08-25-2003 at 09:43:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
maybe i explained it wrong it doesn't cost members anything but time to display thier tractors at the shows and we certainly wouldn;t charge our members to come to the shows to sell raffel tickets on a club fundraiser

Dunno...    Posted 08-25-2003 at 07:33:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
The antique car and tractor 'meets' here are SRO...

Even the 'tractor parade' on the other side of town has outgrown itself in 2 years since it started...


bob ny    Posted 08-25-2003 at 09:46:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
i agree the shows and parades are getting bigger we just can't seem to get hardly any of our 125 members to show up

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