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Agf 2019 Thanks & Results

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by milek, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Scott

    Scott Moderated user

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    Well done AGF, that's a phenomenal amount of money raised that will make a difference in children's lives

    Thanks as always to Mick, Stu, Peter, Nomads and the legend that is Carl for all the hard work to make this a success.
    (I will be there next year for sure)

    One thing that has always irked me to no end, this meet is held in the name of this forum, yet the Admin who always makes far more money in donations than asked for never makes a donation in the forum's name to help out yet, benefits from the higher profile of the forum name due to the goodwill of the members for the chosen charity.

    Time for a rebrand Mick...
     
  2. milek

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    It's been that way for six years Scott. Not even a "thank you or a well done". Luckily the members have more class.
     
  3. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    It sounds like you have an opportunity to raise even more funds by renting out the name to someone who will sponsor it, well worth investigating.

    Regards
    Peter
     
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  4. Scott

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    Inspired idea there Peter, nice one sir :up:
     
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    a lot of the biggest firms already donate our raffle prizes, and very generously in some cases, if they were to sponsor the actual event it could possibly lead to a reduction in the amount of stuff to win in the raffle, and in following might lead to a reduction in ticket sales
     
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  6. milek

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    When the HFT community heard about the event we were inundated with shooters asking to attend. I said it's AGF members only as I think that's what we want and the format has worked for years. I could open it out to all and raise much much more but the members are the reason we do this and in all honesty, the charity is an aside to the meet. We are lucky to have such generous members but my days of pointing new shooters here are over.
     
  7. milek

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    Nomads have been sponsoring and contributing to the event for years Carl. That spot is already taken and I wouldn't want to offer it out to anyone else.
     
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    Mick, possibly next year's shoot should be 'nomads shoot with all agf members and others welcome' ?
     
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  9. milek

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    That's what I am thinking Steve. If the members are happy to use the event as a meeting place for the AGF members then we'll do it that way.
     
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    Out of interest & for clarity....what does happen to the excess money raised every month by members to keep the forum running..?

    Re opening up the meet to "other's"....wouldn't this be best answered by having a vote?
     
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  11. milek

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    Possibly Chris but that could only be answered by those who have attended already imo.
     
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    personally I feel that if this was open to everyone it might put off a few AGF members who don't often shoot HFT comp's if at all as they might feel a bit intimidated when a crowd of 80+ regulars turn up and start over running the place ! not all of them are as welcoming and willing to take newbies under the wing for the day like us are :)
     
  13. milek

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    Agree John. I think just members only as the format works. If it was just a charity event I could do that easily and get 80 entries.

    I just want to organise a meet for members only but not under the AGF banner as such. We'll see how it goes.
     
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    I've never been to one....but can see that it might become diluted if it's open to everyone...i'm sure some guy's on here feel it's a special event for just this forum & it's member's...wouldn't it lose a little kudos if it was opened up?We know other forum's have their event's & supporter's...how many of this year's participants go to other forums meet's...maybe they might contribute something to reassure us it might work..:shrug:
     
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  15. milek

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    I enjoy the prospect of arranging meets for the members but the AGF banner bothers me. I know one mod has actively campaigned against us promoting the raffles for instance.
     
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    Why?
     
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    You would have to ask him John but some crap went on a few years ago where some r-swipes fouled up a raffle they were running and spoiled it for us all. He seemed to think promoting the raffle wouldn't be in the interests of the forum name.
     
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    Well that is pretty sad...all those prizes that Carl "worked for" were testament to his commitment to helping the meet succeed I think...prizes were supplied by forum members & the trade...what's not to like?
     
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    Ah ok I don't want to drag up old dirt mate
     
  20. Tadpole

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    As there just a few of us put the mods name up Mick .. t
     
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