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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 deadline for dojo submissions and ads
    • 01/20/18: dojo submission deadline (extended)
    • 02/03/18: ad form deadline (extended)
    • 03/10/18: booklet content 1st drafts available
    • 04/07/18: booklet order deadline; 2nd drafts available
    • 05/12/18: final draft to printer
    • 06/09/18: distribute booklets

  • dojo ad goal: $5-10 per dojo member
    (the numbers below are based on March 2017 membership)
     dojo  #memb    $goal    actual
     ----  -----  ---------  ------
     ALH     19    $95-190
     ANC     21   $105-210
     CHUO    59   $295-590
     CM      66   $330-660
    *COV     45   $225-450     300
     GED     40   $200-400
     IE      18    $90-180      35
    *IRV     14    $70-140     100
     IS      41   $205-410
     JCI     27   $135-270
    *LHB     10    $50-100     100
    *LOS      5    $25-50      100
    *NOR     38   $190-380     300
     OCB     32   $160-320
    *PCI     70   $350-700     435
    *SB      11    $55-110     100
     SD      58   $290-580
     SFV     25   $125-250     110
     SS       9    $45-90
     STYO    37   $185-370
     TOR     81   $405-810     100
    *VEN     20   $100-200     100
     VNI      5    $25-50
     WS       6    $30-60
     other   --      ---       100
     ----  -----  ---------  ------
     total  752   3760-7520   1880   
    * Thank you very much to the 8 of 24 dojos that have met or exceeded their goals!

    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.


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