RFC Fundraising Guidelines & Commitment Form
2017-2018 Rowing Season
Commitment is a very important part of rowing. Commitment is required to withstand the grueling physical demands of the sport, to raise the large amount of money needed to sustain the team, and to keep our team competitive. Lake Brantley Rowing Association exists not only because the athletes are committed to their sport, but also because the parents are committed to their rowers.
Lake Brantley Rowing Association (LBRA) receives no funding from Lake Brantley, Seminole County, or the State of Florida. All rowing families participate in fundraising and other club activities throughout the year and in so doing establish a bond and share unique experiences, which is especially valuable between teens and parents today. Crew families participate with their rowers in fundraisers, meetings, and regatta support.
WHAT IS “RFC”?
Required Fundraising Commitment, commonly referred to as RFC, is the annual fundraising goal for each rower. The commitment to fundraising is critically important to the ongoing operation of our organization. In addition to monthly dues, each rower is obligated to raise $750 per season.
To make reaching individual fundraising goals more manageable, we have divided the annual RFC requirements into quarterly goals as follows:
|RFC Goals By Date|
|Oct. 23||Dec. 18||Feb. 13||March 31||TOTAL|
Fundraising season extends from August 2017 through March 31, 2018. Additional RFC earning opportunities may be offered the summer preceding the season and from March 31 through May 31 to meet the annual obligation, however the RFC goal must be met by March 31 in order to participate in the annual FSRA States Regatta in the spring.
HOW DO YOU EARN RFC?
RFC Credit may be earned in several ways:
DIRECT DONATIONS – Rowers individually solicit donations from those they know. 100% of whatever is given to the club from direct donations counts toward the rower’s RFC. Excluding products, or services.
SPONSORSHIPS – Rowers solicit sponsorships and donations from businesses and other interested parties.
Monetary donations only. A percentage of sponsorship will be available for RFC.
Shared RFC– Rowers and/or Parents participate in soliciting monetary donations or selling a product and the proceeds are divided proportionately toward RFC among those participating in that event. Events using Profit Sharing include Location Sales for Enjoy the City and Christmas Flowers, and canvassing for Welcome Back Picnic and Spring Flowers.
INDIVIDUAL SALES – Rowers and/or Parents pre-sell products and/or raffle tickets and the proceeds are contributed toward the Rower’s RFC.
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT MY RFC IS?
There are several ways to keep up with your RFC amounts and/or how much you owe.
- Attend the General Meeting, held the first Monday of every month.
- Check your email for a monthly update
- Feel free to contact the Fundraising Chair via email at any time for an update
WHAT IF I JOIN LATE?
Rowers who join after the season begins may be eligible for pro-rated RFC goal. Join date between the 1st and 20th will count as a full month. Join date from the 20th through the end of month will begin the next month. Figures shown in the chart below are calculated based on a single rower.
|Pro-rated RFC Goals (based on month joined)|
|Month Joined||Annual RFC Goal||Month Joined||Annual RFC Goal|
WHAT IF I EARN MORE THAN THE GOAL?
Extra funds earned during fundraisers are invaluable in rowing as there are always boats to be repaired, bills to be paid, and rowers to be helped. If you are fortunate enough to have exceeded your fundraising goal for the year, you may:
To help defray the cost, individual rowers who reach an RFC goal of $1250 by March 31 will be provided a $150.00 States Regatta credit*.
* If the cost of the trip is more, difference would have to be covered by the rower. If the cost of the trip is less, the trip would be covered in full but no cash refund or credit is due.
While the fundraising is subject to change, LBRA typically hosts two or three large fundraisers and several small fundraisers throughout the year. Click on images for possibly more info or an order form.
Aug-Sep 2017 – APay
Oct 2017 – ERG-A-Thon
Oct 2017 – Christmas Cactus
Oct 2017 – Braided Bread
Oct 2017 – Holiday Photos
Oct 2017 – Golf Tournament
Dec 2017 – Alumni Mixer
Jan 2018 – Pocket Pass
Jan/Feb 2018 – Novice Regatta Raffle
Feb 2018 – Annual Flowers
Mar 2018 – Yearbook Ads