Originally Posted by LI Pets
Rick the break even I heard was 1050, but I'm not 100% sure.
Under Larsons feckless watch it cost the club about $35K (penalty )not 103K for not delivering 1200.
This going to cost each of the 5300 members not going about $30 of their $55 dues.
I am fairly sure I heard Tom Collier use the 700 number and that he was only obligated to pay for the spots used.
At any rate, based on past attendance 700 would be a reasonable number.
The 1200 number used by Larson was NOT reasonable by any standard as the last rally to achieve that number was in Vermont in 2003 and you have to go back to 2000 to find another over 1200
Along with that I seem to recall the VT promotional magazine promised 200 vendors? Then there was the give away deal with the new Airstream and Truck that was promised. When you actually read the fine print on the ticket the odds were something on the order of a half million to one on winning, and of course no one did
Calling the Madison rally poor planning is not a hindsight evaluation. It was clear from the start.
Wasn't the total Rally loss much higher than 35K? If I go pull the budget and look this thing will probably time out on me.
Just went back to the P&L. If I am reading it correctly there was an International rally loss of $103,279.
I recall that amount being transfered to cover it at the IBT meeting
The one thing for sure is we will not be attending any full hook up only internationals.
Just doesn't meet our general cost/ benefit criteria