Friday, September 5, 2008

Survey Says...

I thought I would try something here and see what kind of results we get.

At the September DHPT meeting, we started to talk about ways to fund our little group. What's nice about the duties we've charged ourselves with is that it is pretty inexpensive. Unlike the coming Trout Run Trail, we don't need millions of dollars for planning, materials, labor etc. We do however need a few bucks for things like:
  • Gas and string to run the weed eaters
  • Fuel and maintenance for our chainsaws
  • Fuel for the DR Trimmer
  • Lumber, screws, nails and bolts for bridges like the ones leading from Death Valley to the Rocky Road
  • Small tools and protective equipment like gloves, nippers, safety glasses, rakes, shovels
  • Signs to name the trails and to indicate the intended use and restrictions, (Hiking, No Horses)
  • Kiosks time and materials, the maps in the Kiosks and the Handouts
  • Race Tape, Signs, promotion material, porta-johns, awards, etc.
Luckily, the ones who run the power equipment have been OK with paying for the gas to run the machines. The Volunteers in the group have done a great job so far, not just building the trails, but donating things like storage of the equipment for free, supplying fuel, building materials, paper and printing costs.

I'd like to start compensating some of these people. So my question is this: What is your suggestion to fund the above mentioned expenses? Fundraisers, Club Dues, Donation boxes, Park use fees? Please enter a comment with your idea/suggestion.

Jes Reyerson
DHPT Secretary
jes@bikedecorah.com
www.bikedecorah.com

1 comment:

O'Gara said...

I vote $25 fee for group membership and membership must have perks.