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History of SCKF Commemorative Booklet

  • main booklet sections
    • federation history
      • founders
      • past presidents
      • timeline
      • photos
      • current group photos: officers, BoD
        photos will be taken after the October BoD meeting 10/14/17
      • page guestimate: 10
    • dojo history (one page per dojo)
      • see dojo form
      • dojo name, address, days and times of practice
      • past head instructors and dates
      • dojo narrative including founding of dojo (one short paragraph)
      • 2-4 photos with names/captions: one of sensei, one dojo group photo preferably including parents, up to two others
      • page guestimate: 23
      • return by 8/23 to Brian Olson
        let Olson sensei know if you need more time for the narrative section, but please be sure to submit the other information asap
    • ads
      • see ad form (docx, pdf)
        • includes ad guidelines and payment instructions
      • full page $100, half $60, quarter $35, eighth $20
      • cross references by sponsor name, region, product
      • page guestimate: 55
      • potential ad sources
        • sckf sponsors
        • small businesses
        • dojos
        • friends and family, including sponsored full-page bios
      • dojo ad goal: $5-10 per dojo member, see below
    • misc
      • cover design (front and back)
      • title, table of contents
      • acknowledgements, foreword
      • kendo overview, misc
      • page guestimate: 10
      • total booklet guestimate: 110 pages
  • financial guestimates (as of 1704.01)
    • total budget goal is to break even
      (the booklet is no longer slated as a fundraiser for the Budokan)
    • costs
      • $5000 for 400 110-page booklets
      • $200 misc expenses including May and June meeting refreshments
    • ad income: $6000 goal
      • full page $100, half $60, quarter $35, eighth $20
      • dojo ad goal: $5-10 per dojo member, see below
  • staffing
  • 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: initial dojo submissions
    • 08/23/17: dojo submission deadline (extended)
    • 09/30/17: ad form deadline (extended)
    • 10/14/17: booklet content 1st drafts available
    • 11/01/17: booklet order deadline; 2nd drafts available
    • 11/11/17: final draft to printer
    • 12/02/17: distribute booklets

  • dojo ad goal: $5-10 per dojo member
    (the numbers below are based on March membership)
     dojo  #memb    $goal
     ----  -----  ---------
     ALH     19    $95-190
     ANC     21   $105-210
     CHUO    59   $295-590
     CM      66   $330-660
     COV     45   $225-450
     GED     40   $200-400
     IE      18    $90-180
    *IRV     14    $70-140
     IS      41   $205-410
     JCI     27   $135-270
    *LHB     10    $50-100
    *NOR     38   $190-380
     OCB     32   $160-320
    *PCI     70   $350-700
     SB      11    $55-110
     SD      58   $290-580
     SFV     25   $125-250
     SS       9    $45-90
     STYO    37   $185-370
     TOR     81   $405-810
     VEN     20   $100-200
     VNI      5    $25-50
     WS       6    $30-60
     ----  -----  ---------
     total  752   3760-7520 
    Although the goals are not compulsory, it would be greatly appreciated if all dojos could help contribute as much as possible toward our overall revenue goal of $6000 total from ads and donations.

    * Thank you very much to the dojos that have met or exceeded their goals!


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