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"Dear Arts Council Members,
As treasurer of the Kingston Arts Council I am appealing to all
members for help. As you know the City of Kingston no longer gives
operating grants to organizations. The Kingston Arts Council has
been fortunate to receive project grants from the city and elsewhere,
but maintaining an office/resource centre, running workshops, and
coping with telephone, postage and all the other expenses that arise
is impossible on membership fees alone. For these reasons we have
opted to try the Bingo route to raise some money.
This, of course, raises the absolute necessity of getting help
from our members. We have 12 bingos between now and the end of June,
2004. The dates and times are as follows:
Friday, February 13: 5:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Friday, February 27: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, March 12: 5:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Monday, March 29: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, April 5: 5:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Friday, April 9: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12: 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 14: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 21: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, June 11: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, June 21: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 30: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
We need four people for each of the 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. bingos
which entail up to five short bingo sessions and a fair bit of sitting.
These bingos are played on terminals. They are spaced out over the
evening so one should bring a book. For the 7:00 p.m. bingos we
need 10 - 12 people who do two types of jobs: three to four people
on the 'bank' to sell the various types of cards at the counters
and the remainder as 'runners' who work on the floor to sell the
cards directly to the customers. For the 7:00 o'clock bingos two
or three people are required at 4:00 to count the cards, prepare
the floats and aprons for the bingo at 7. At the end of the sessions
some clean up is required. Of course, there is a smoking area to
be serviced so if you are willing to work in that area, please say
We are asking you, please, to volunteer for at least one time frame
of three to six hours between now and June to help out your Arts
Council. Please call the office at 546-2787 or e-mail [email protected]
with your reply or call me at home, 546-6329 or e-mail me at [email protected]
Thank you in advance for your help.
Bev Coles, Treasurer"