The BBF recently had a membership information meeting where we presented on what we have done to date, the monies raised, amounts spent to date as well as goals and mission of what we are doing. The meeting was well received, we had about 62 people show up and drove to date nine new memberships out of that meeting. I would like to share with you some of what we discussed.
To date we have a total of 51 members (includes spouses for Champion membership levels). We have raised just over $15,500 for the Foundation, which includes ear marked scholarship funds in the amount of $1200 for the class of 2019.
We have concentrated most all of our efforts on Branding and Marketing including the Billboard (which is now down), the mass mailers, video production equipment, car decals (members only) and yard signs. The results are not final for Borden’s enrollment numbers but we look to have remained fairly steady for enrollment, which isn’t a great thing, but not bad either considering the uncertainty of WCCS.
As school is now underway and we as parents and supporters have settled into the new school year, it is time to ramp up our efforts. The BBF will be having a booth at the upcoming Borden Valley Days to hopefully drive membership as well we will be assisting Coach Nash and the BHS Boys Basketball Team with their upcoming Golf Outing (see coach Nash or one of the players for information on how you can support).
We are also working hard for the upcoming 1st Annual BBF Gala Celebration being held on Friday, November 9th at Huber’s Orchard & Winery. We want this event to eventually be a celebration of the BBF Members, but this year we are using it as a community celebration (open to all). The cost is $50/person to attend, but we will have a nice dinner, live entertainment, be celebrating some awards and recognition’s and hosting a Silent Auction. We have a TON of work to do in a very short period of time and we need assistance in so many areas. Myra Powell and Cinnamon Jawor are in charge of the event so PLEASE reach out to volunteer to assist. MARK your calendars and get your request for tickets in (see website and FB in the next week to get your tickets).
We need YOU to act now, if you are not a member, what are you waiting for? We need you involved in any facet that you wish; serve on a committee, be a student mentor, join the Athletic Booster Club, volunteer to help with the Gala. Membership is available starting at $40 for a Foundation Member (see website and FB for more info).
Thank you for the support and I hope you are as excited as we are of all the great things going on in the Community and our Schools!