Greetings Metropolis Rugby Family!!
I hope this letter finds you well. Please read below in regards to the start of the 2016 season, and the monthly membership program we’ve developed for former members, sponsors and supporters.
The club will once again be competing in the National Division 1, National Division 2, and the Local Division 4 league. The team is recruiting hard at all levels and continuing to ramp up its total number of participants.
With continued increase in total numbers and high number of matches comes an increase in our need to provide an expanded travel budget, training equipment, and training facilities for our players. Please consider pledging your support to Metropolis rugby through our monthly membership program.
The monthly membership program is designed to provide steady funding to the following yearly operational expenses: Coaching Staff, Training Equipment & Facilities, Medical Supplies, Travel Costs and Recruitment Funds
The Plan: Approximately 600 men have played for the Metropolis Rugby Club since 1992. The goal for 2014 was to sign up 25 people comprised of former players, family, friends, and supporters on this program. It was a success with 35 people signing up!!! In the 2nd year, 2015, we aim to grow the monthly membership to 50+ members and in the 3rd to have all active players in addition to the 50+ members on the monthly membership program.
The Vehicle: recurring debits from former players, family, friends, and supporters. The club has set up a recurring debit program through our club website, www.metropolisrugby.com. You can sign up now by clicking on the attached link below.
Rather than asking for a big check yearly to support the team, usually with a moments notice, we are asking participants to sign up for the monthly membership program. Simply commit to a small monthly sum, supply your credit card, and that’s it. The credit card is charged monthly and no longer will you be asked to contribute one large donation each year.
What we’re asking of you: First, sign up at a starting commitment of $10 or more per month. Second, contact your old teammates you played with not currently on this program, and help us sign up at least two of them. Third, ask these friends to do the same. We’ll continue to our annual goals of members in no time.
Year 1: $25 per month, at 25 members would bring the club $7,500
Year 2: $25 per month, at 50 members would bring the club $15,000
Year 3: $25 per month, at 100 members would bring the club $25,000
As previously mentioned, this revenue would be put toward coaching staff, training equipment & facilities, medical supplies, travel costs and recruitment funds. In just a few short years we would be able to make some significant moves from simple things like being able to give every player their kit when they pay their dues to ensuring more consistent indoor training facilities, and bolstering our coaching staff to adequately manage and service 3 playing sides.
Right now, an average player for Metropolis Rugby Club pays $6,000 in one year to represent our great club. The $6,000 is comprised mostly of travelling which includes flights, car/van rentals, gas, and hotels to name a few.
Breakout of Funds:
- 50% of the funds would go to support coaching staff, training equipment and facilities.
- 25% of the funds would go to support team travel expenses.
- 25% of the funds would go into the club’s general fund. These funds will go to your annual gift and annual expenses which I’ll call “maintenance items” such as website fees, union fees etc…
What do you get?
|Membership||Fee||Metropolis Member||Ability to Play D4/Old Boys||AGM Vote||Annual Gift||Entry to Annual Banquet|
|Metropolis Man of Steel||$50||x||x||x||x||x|
As the monthly membership program continues to grow in the future we will look at ways to alleviate additional costs for all members and increase the list of benefits for everyone.
Please follow this link to the payment page to set up your donation program. As always Metropolis Rugby Club is appreciative of your continued support.
Yours in Rugby,
Metropolis Rugby Club President
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