|Posted by Alejandro Belmares on January 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM|
The NER account has been active and able to receive donations/pledges for all financial matters pertaining to our team since March of 2012. Over that span the account had received minor payments for team orders such as uniforms and tees for all members. During that span all additional funds available in the account were small deposits placed by our co-founder Alejandro.
In the months of June and July the team was able to collectively donate $1200 for team jackets ordered for our then current members. Following this purchase from July-September the account had little activity.
In September a link was established on our website and Facebook page to allow donations from all our boosters and supporters. Our goal was to raise income for not only our team for future races (at that point the Las Vegas Half Marathon), but the end of the year banquet as well. It was during this time that over $1000 was raised, ($1066 was raised to be exact), thanks in large part to donations from our members and several anonymous donors as well.
The month of November the account experienced a lot of activity due to the constant promotion by all our members. The team was able to raise over $500 ($539.65 to be exact) allowing us to enroll three members in the Vegas Half Marathon who will remain unnamed. ()Team gear was also ordered and printed for newcomers ($142.69).
Following December, we once more received generous donations from members and boosters helping the account blossom to over $600. These funds were all allocated towards the cost of food/awards/equipment for our second annual team banquet.
Our goal is to have every member contribute $5 monthly to increase funds but more importantly help pay for lifetime memberships for the Las Vegas Track Club. Our goal is to also use all the funds gained through these monthly donations to help PAY for future races so eventually ever member is automatically registered for every local (and when possible) out of state events.
Going forward all financial issues and responsibility will be handled by Priscilla Ortiz. She will be the team treasurer who will provide all members with monthly updates in regards to our teams financial settings.
A newsletter will also be emailed to everyone allowing all members to remain in the loop with all team affairs. The newsletter will also allow us to coordinate team gatherings, races, and all future events we wish to do for the future. Celeste Sportsman has volunteered to handle our newsletter and also include write ups for the monthly LVTC newsletter.
Finally, NER will be seeking to get more involved in local charity by providing community service to those interested. NER will partner with Safe Nest along with the Salvation Army to provide for those who are in need. For details in regards to this new chapter of NER contact Alejandro via email.