From Chrissie Natoli, Raffle Coordinator:
I hope everyone is having a lovely summer. I just wanted to send out a reminder about the raffle that happens every year at the conference and to ask for any donations you might be thinking of contributing this year. Also, I wanted to mention that you don’t have to attend the conference to enter an item in the raffle. It could be a good way to still be a part of things and let your presence be felt even if you can’t make it physically (although we’ll miss you, of course!)
Some typical items that folks offer are lessons, concert tickets, CDs, retreat discounts, etc. And as we’ve done every year, we will combine items in creative bundles that will include things like registration fees for each of the Folk Alliance conferences. It’s not just a way to support the Roz & Howard Larman Memorial Scholarship Fund, but it gets the word out about who you are and what you do in a fun way. Everyone is always excited about the raffle and seeing what they can win; it’s usually one of the first stops people make when they get to the hotel, and folks talk about it all week-end. Then, of course, the drawing on Sunday morning is always a huge highlight of the conference.
If you have any questions or if you have something you’d like to donate, please write to me at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your generosity and creativity! It’s an honor to be a part of FAR-West! --Chrissie Natoli
PS - as a reminder, the conference will take place Oct 5-8th at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA. More details here: https://www.far-west.org/far-west-2017.html