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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

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How much would you pay to participate in Crabfest?

$10
4 (8.3%)
$15
5 (10.4%)
$20
35 (72.9%)
Nothing, I only go because it is free.
4 (8.3%)

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Topic: Crabfest Fee ?  (Read 920 times)

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vwool

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Crabfest has been free since day one, but I have been thinking of charging a fee in order to secure/purchase prizes for the raffle and cover any fees. The raffle proceeds are bennefiting www.dyf.org

 Let me know your thoughts, I am ok if you would rather keep it free, but please be honest.

Please answer using the poll.

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« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 02:24:43 PM by vwool »
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Victor,

Thank you for all of your hard work on this great event. I feel that you should not have to pay any fees or expenses for the group.

I would be more than happy to pay an entry fee.

Al


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Victor,

Thank you for all of your hard work on this great event. I feel that you should not have to pay any fees or expenses for the group.

I would be more than happy to pay an entry fee.

Al

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Would permits be needed then?
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I wouldn't mind paying a entry fee if there is a prize or trophy. Paying a entry fee just means I get to purchase less raffle tickets.
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Tournament organizers routinely make thousands and thousands of dollars from entry fees and clothing sales year after year. In addition, they raise thousands of dollars for great causes by raffling off all kinds of miscellaneous stuff they mostly get donated by corporate sponsors. Some people see what a wonderful blossoming sport and brotherhood we have and they think Hmmm, How can I harvest some money from these peoples paychecks? I used to resent it but now accept it as the way things work. At least they take time for the second harvest to help good causes.
I must have missed the boat on that first part, I can't speak for everyone, but after over 20+ events, I have yet to see the first penny of profit ..... hell, I have yet to ever break even on a event.
But,
I have to agree on the second part.
Money is raised for some really great causes.
Thank you to all the great people who organize these great events that bring us all together.
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I have never organized a function, so I donít have any experience with it. I do however know that anyone organizing an event puts a crap ton of time and effort into it. Anyone organizing a functions should never have to come out of pocket for anything,  they already devoted thier, and their families, time into it. I put down $10, but will gladly pay whatever you need! It's a great event that is close to our house!
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Doesn't matter to me if there's a fee or not.  After spending as much as I have on my fishing gear, kayak, dry suit, campground, RV, etc, etc, etc, I can not see how another 5, 10, 15 or 20 bucks is going to make a difference in my attendance. 


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Im new to ncka and i dont mind paying a fee. Its for everybody to enjoy the fest.


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Bunny & I agree with Snapperhead, however,  we voted $20. 
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Tournament organizers routinely make thousands and thousands of dollars from entry fees and clothing sales year after year. In addition, they raise thousands of dollars for great causes by raffling off all kinds of miscellaneous stuff they mostly get donated by corporate sponsors. Some people see what a wonderful blossoming sport and brotherhood we have and they think Hmmm, How can I harvest some money from these peoples paychecks? I used to resent it but now accept it as the way things work. At least they take time for the second harvest to help good causes.
I must have missed the boat on that first part, I can't speak for everyone, but after over 20+ events, I have yet to see the first penny of profit ..... hell, I have yet to ever break even on a event.
But,
I have to agree on the second part.
Money is raised for some really great causes.
Thank you to all the great people who organize these great events that bring us all together.
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Probably because you've never tried and it has never been your motivation.  The people that I know that run it like a business and are trying to make a nickel for themselves still don't show a great hourly - like they are lucky to make minimum wage.  It is a labor of love.  We should not begrudge them some remuneration.  It may be the only thing that convinces their spouses to let them put on these events/series in the first place.


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Tournament organizers routinely make thousands and thousands of dollars from entry fees and clothing sales year after year. In addition, they raise thousands of dollars for great causes by raffling off all kinds of miscellaneous stuff they mostly get donated by corporate sponsors. Some people see what a wonderful blossoming sport and brotherhood we have and they think Hmmm, How can I harvest some money from these peoples paychecks? I used to resent it but now accept it as the way things work. At least they take time for the second harvest to help good causes.
I must have missed the boat on that first part, I can't speak for everyone, but after over 20+ events, I have yet to see the first penny of profit ..... hell, I have yet to ever break even on a event.
But,
I have to agree on the second part.
Money is raised for some really great causes.
Thank you to all the great people who organize these great events that bring us all together.
;0)

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Probably because you've never tried and it has never been your motivation.  The people that I know that run it like a business and are trying to make a nickel for themselves still don't show a great hourly - like they are lucky to make minimum wage.  It is a labor of love.  We should not begrudge them some remuneration.  It may be the only thing that convinces their spouses to let them put on these events/series in the first place.

I haven't organized many events, but I have lost money on every single one (as expected). I don't begrudge any tournament organizer who wishes to collect money for an event be it for charity or remuneration. Participants often take for granted the amount of time and work it takes to host an event.

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I would be willing to pay a fee to have fun at crabfest.


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A fee is OK by me!!!


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Hi Victor,
After attending my first Crabfest in 2015, I was blown away by all the work that you and Narissa put into making Crabfest a great event!!
I am planning to go for it  this year's as I missed the happy comraderie and goodwill, plus good food!!
I would pay $20.
Mahalo,
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