Changes to member badge draws
We on the committee have heard all of your feedback in regards to the members badge draw and have decided to make some changes in order to promote both a safer AND fairer competition starting this week!
First of all the safety issue. We’ve all seen it, some have done it, and more than a few have tried (and failed). This is of course the frantic messaging to the winner of the draw that isn’t at the bar to rush to the venue. We don’t want to put anyone in the position to risk themselves or others rushing to the venue and are making it a rule that you must be in attendance of the venue when the draw is called and need to make the committee member aware of your presence to claim your prize by the time the committee member has finished the announcements! Sometimes this isn’t possible (bathroom breaks, etc) so to be fair we are putting a 3 min deadline on approaching the committee member on duty!
Secondly, if you are the member pulled out a either a Friday Bears at Kinselas or Bears at the Bank on Sundays and are NOT in attendance to claim your prize!, you will be ineligible to be pulled out for a period of 6 weeks, at which time your number will automatically be put back into the running.
And lastly, if you are pullout and ARE in attendance to claim your prize (obvs congrats?!) you will then be made ineligible to win the draw for a period of 26 weeks (6 months for those counting at home).
Exceptions to these new rules are that if the draw reaches the jackpot ($1500 at Kinselas and $500 at the Bank), ALL MEMBERS in attendance are eligible to win via the ticket system.
We hope that you agree with us that this will make the badge draw system fairer for everyone!
The Harbour City Bears Committee