Here's what the group's financials look like so far this year.
We've received 12 donations totaling $102.43 and I've spent $517 on prizes, new business cards, a round-trip flight to the LLL conference, and 2 nights in a hotel for the conference. (I got a third night free because I'm crashing with a friend and I got a complicated plane ticket with a 2 day layover to save $100 on airfare.)
I'll be bringing back from the conference not only tons of valuable and interesting information, but also the giveaways they always have-- t-shirts, buttons, stickers, books, magazines, hats, ties, you name it!
I'm not trying to make money off of this, but as those of you who know my financial situation are aware, I'm not trying to go broke on it either. :) I'd love to be able to do more activities as a group and buy things for meetings, but we just don't have any funds set aside yet.
Since each of you can only throw in but so many bucks, if you have ideas for fundraisers we could do or people we could get in touch with who might help sponsor our group, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! I'm all ears. :)
If you want to take a look at our group's account, here's the link: http://www.meetup.com/Drinking-Liberally-HRVA/money
Thank you for all you do for this group!