Fundraising

Revised: May 12, 2015

Members of the EPFSC are required to participate annually in our Club fundraising effort. Proceeds from our fundraisers are used to help subsidize ice costs, fund social activities, seminars, etc. which benefits all club skaters.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN FUNDRAISING?

All members of EPFSC are required to participate annually in our annual fundraising effort, EXCEPT as indicated below.
1. The fundraising requirement is waived for a new EPFSC member (Home Club or First Year) for their first membership year with EPFSC (regardless of when you join the club during that year). For example: If a skater joins EPFSC in September, they would be exempt from the current year requirements, but for the following membership year (July 1 – June 30), fundraising requirements must be met.

2. Associate, Adult and Collegiate Members have no fundraising requirements.
While there are minimum requirements for participation each year, efforts above and beyond the requirements are greatly appreciated by EPFSC members and their families.

WHAT ARE THE FUNDRAISERS?

EPFSC typically offers several fundraising options annually. Each are at different times during the year to offer families flexibility in the type of sale and timing of the sales.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM ANNUAL FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS?

Each club member is responsible for selling 12 “fundraising units” per fundraising year. The Fundraising year coincides with the club’s membership year, July – June.

FUNDRAISING BUYOUT OPTIONS

EPFSC does offer a Fundraising Buyout Option. The purpose of this option is to allow families to choose to forgo actual “selling” if that is not preferred, while still ensuring each skater/member is contributing financially to the expenses covered by fundraising dollars. The current annual fundraising Buyout fee is $120 and can be paid at the beginning of the membership year.  The fee is non-refundable.  Any additional fundraising is appreciated and will go directly to EPFSC for the benefit of all members.

If a skater does not meet the requirements for 12 fundraising units during the year, the skater will be assessed a pro rata portion of the buyout fee for the shortfall. Based on the current buyout fee of $120 and minimum 12 fundraising units, this equates to $10 per fundraising unit. For example, if you sold 8 “fundraising units” during the year, you will be billed 4 x $10 ($40) to make up the shortfall. This pro rata charge will appear on bills shortly after the last fundraising effort for the year is completed.