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History of SCKF Commemorative Booklet

  • main booklet sections
    • federation history
      • founders
      • past presidents
      • timeline
      • photos
      • current group photos: officers, BoD
      • page guestimate: 10
    • dojo history (one page per dojo)
      • dojo narrative including founding of dojo (one short paragraph)
      • past head instructors and dates
      • 2-4 photos with names/captions: one of sensei, one dojo group photo preferably including parents, up to two others
      • page guestimate: 23
    • ads
      • ad pages
      • cross references by sponsor name, region, product
      • page guestimate: 55
    • misc
      • cover design (front and back)
      • title, table of contents
      • acknowledgements, foreword
      • kendo overview, misc
      • page guestimate: 10
      • total booklet guestimate: 110 pages
  • tentative schedule/timeline
    • 04/01/17: detailed proposal including ad prices, schedule, and budget
    • 05/21/17: 1st meeting with dojo leads and guests (9am Norwalk)
    • 06/04/17: 2nd meeting with dojo leads and guests (9am Norwalk)
    • 07/08/17: dojo initial submissions
    • 08/12/17: 1st drafts; initial ad deadline (reservations)
    • 09/09/17: 2nd drafts; final ad copy deadline
    • 10/14/17: final drafts; booklet to printer
    • 11/11/17: distribute booklets
  • financial guestimates (as of 1704.01)
    • costs: $5000 for 400 booklets
    • ads: $6000 income goal
      • full page $100, half $60, quarter $35, eighth $20
      • goal: $5-10 per member, so 10-person dojo has $50-100 goal
    • misc including May and June meeting refreshments: $200
    • total budget: net profit ($800)
  • staffing
    • booklet manager: need volunteer
    • federation history manager: Jean Kodama
    • dojo history manager: Brian Olson
    • ad manager: Louise Arbogast
    • graphic designers: need volunteers
    • photographers: need volunteers


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