Ticket Design!!!

Hi Again!

Sorry for being silent the past few days. I got sick- not very sick, but sick enough to prefer the bed to doing anything else outside of work.

So, I am excited to share with you our ticket design!

We are going to have a limited number of these, and each will be numbered.

Once they sell out, they sell out.

Meaning, gone.
Meaning, finito.
Meaning, you were too late to the party.

You’ll be able to use the perforated part (the part you can tear off) in a raffle.

The Great Gatsby Themed Reunion

Hello everyone!

These are some exciting times. We have finally chosen the venue where we are going to host this high school reunion. It was an extremely difficult decision because we had to choose between the Waterfall Banquet Hall and The Austin Room.

The Waterfall would have been gorgeous, but it would have been extremely risky to hold the party there. Their cost of admission is too pricey. According to the poll we ran recently, only 20.8% of our classmates were willing to pay the $80/head it would have cost for a ticket to Waterfall. We would have needed at least 150 people to show up to the event paying that price. This would have been difficult for many people to afford, especially those bringing a +1

On top of that, we are expecting a massive turnout for the reunion. If we had hosted it at the Waterfall, even with 250 people attending, there would have been very little overhead left over for us to actually put up any decorations or add any special features to the night.

In summary, Waterfall would have fallen far below our expectations because it would have essentially have been a ballroom with music and an open bar with nothing else.

  • No decorations
  • No centerpieces
  • No party favors
  • And since a large percentage of the class wouldn’t have been able to afford Waterfall, we would have had to have thrown a lot of elaborate fundraisers just to be able to accommodate them.

We ended up going with the Austin Room because it can accommodate 250 people, and it allows us to charge a much more affordable price.

At $65/ticket, we’ll be able to have everything a reunion should have:

  • Decorations
  • Centerpieces
  • Party Favors
  • Possible Ice Sculpture
  • Possible Prizes
  • Gift Baskets
  • A thematic event,
  • and so much more.

The theme will be The Great Gatsby. I am going to reveal more information about this in the upcoming days.  Essentially, we are going to be designing the room with decorations that align with The Great Gatsby and the roaring 20’s.

The dress code will be similar to what people would wear in that era. We’ll have a buffet, great music from back when we were in high school, and some awesome presentations that will help commemorate the night.

We’re also going to have some raffles and silent auctions. People will be able to walk away with prizes. Everyone who purchases a ticket will be automatically enrolled into a raffle. What this means is that everyone has a chance at walking away with something.

We’re looking to get some stellar prizes.

On top of that,

We’ll have:

  • A photo booth with unlimited photo strips
  • An incredible DJ- this is the guy that mentored Joe Broomall
  • A photographer
  • A Videographer
  • and so much more.

In the upcoming days, we’re going to start releasing information about the Gatsby Theme. You’re going to want to purchase a ticket just to save it as a piece of memorabilia.

Tickets will go live soon.

Austin Room: Saturday, November 25th, 2017

3729 Chichester Ave, Upper Chichester, PA 19061

7pm-11pm

 

Priority will be delivered to students of 2007.

In the upcoming days, you will learn more about the Gatsby Theme, the prizes we are going to offer, the awards ceremony, and – of course- how to purchase tickets.
 
I leave you with a quote:
 
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
 
See you in November.

Numair

Poll Results!!!

Recently, we ran a poll to determine the best course of action to take with our ten year reunion. Along the way, we received approximately 110 RSVP’s, and we received approximately 124 poll results. The numbers are staggering, and I am going to explain all of them here.

Whoa! This is exciting. I am happy that most of the people who responded to the poll were from our graduating class (2007). This is incredibly important as you will soon see.

Out of 124 responses, 87.8% want to go to the reunion. You have to understand the significance of this number. The other important number is the 11.3% that is going to attend only if a large number of people attends.

These numbers are important because they show us that the majority of the pollsters WILL go, and once they purchase their tickets, a whopping 11.3% more will also go. Only 1.4% said they weren’t interested in going for the time, but their opinion could change.

Absolutely nobody said “I’m not interested at all.”

This means that there is a LOT of interest for the event, and a lot of people will show.

Now, let’s just pretend that these numbers are completely accurate and reflective of reality. If they are, that means that 110 people are definitely going (88% of 124 responses).

You would think that 110 people aren’t a whole lot, but you’re going to soon see why this number could actually be wildly significant for us.

The majority of students are okay with people from other years attending. We’re going to have to favor 2007 first, but once those seats are filled, we’ll open up the floor to students from other years.

 

THIS- THIS NUMBER is a game changer. Let me explain why. 56% of the pollsters said they are definitely bringing someone with them.

That means those 110 people above are bringing 62 people with them. The turnout now reflects 172 people total.

But, wait, if you thought that was impressive, I didn’t even mention the 17% who said “maybe” to bringing a +1.

If that 17% is fulfilled, then that could mean another 22 people.

Now we’re at 192 people.

But…wait…..

Half of the people who are going will be taking someone who didn’t go to Chi. This means we’ll be seeing a lot of new faces, but the other half will consist of people we already know. Exciting.

The audience responded- November it is. And honestly, this is the best time because people are home for thanksgiving. I love the variety of responses, though. It’s interesting that some people even chose January.

THIS was Interesting. The majority of you folks resoundingly chose to have this event take place at the Ballroom at Boothwyn. Another 28% wanted it at the Waterfall Banquet Hall.

 

We love the responses here. People want to dress up, but they don’t want to wear a tuxedo. However, we’re working on a dress code that matches the theme we want. We’re going to be introducing to you more ideas around the them in the upcoming days. For now, these responses helped us to get a general understanding of how people wanted to present themselves at the event. 27% wanted it to be really formal. 73% wanted business casual. A very small percentage wanted street wear.

 

 

THIS, THIS RIGHT HERE IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.

40% said that they would be comfortable with spending 55 dollars at Ballrooms in Boothwyn.  But then 20.2% would be okay with spending 80 dollars at Waterfall. And then another 24.2% would be okay with spending $65 at Ballrooms at Boothwyn. Crazy enough, these percentage markers hover around the higher end of the price tag. What this means is that you are willing to spend money to have a good time.

End Note

We are going to take this information and help us to finalize the Ballroom selection. It is still a toss up between Ballrooms in Boothwyn and The Waterfall. I want to see if we can bring the price for Waterfall down.

With a potential 200 people showing up, we have to be careful about space. Ballrooms at Boothwyn allow for 150 people in their room, but that space can be stretched to 250.

Waterfront allows for 300 guests, but the space can be stretched to over 400.

This event looks like it’ll generate at least 200 participants, so we have to be careful about where we host it.

Talk to you soon,

Numair.

Reunion Planning

We’ve started planning for the reunion. Please visit this website frequently for updates. I will be adding many more sections, and you will be able to purchase your tickets directly from here. If you would like to join the reunion planning committee, please e-mail me via numair@chireunion.com