Dear Community Non-profit Organization:
The Rio Linda Elverta Chamber of Commerce is “kicking off” the Honorary Mayor Contest for 2018.
It is hoped that you will take this opportunity to sponsor a candidate in this annual event. Your non-profit organization can enjoy the benefit of this unique way to raise additional funds. Fifty percent of the candidate’s vote ticket sale money* will be returned to your organization, with fifty percent going to the Chamber of Commerce to defray the costs of holding the event and community projects.
Candidate’s can start selling their vote tickets upon receipt of their application from the sponsoring non-profit organization. The winning candidate will be announced and installed at the Mayor’s Ball The annual Mayor’s Dinner will be at The American Legion Hall.
We trust that the campaign will be a spirited and fun event, and beneficial to the sponsoring organizations. (There are no losers in this event). Remember this is not about winning but about raising funds for a good cause…your organization!
The Chamber of Commerce does not enter or sponsor a candidate in this event, though being a member of the Chamber of Commerce does not disqualify a member from entering the contest.
Entry forms can be obtained at the Chamber website, RLE Recreation and Park District, or by calling Stephanie at (916) 826-9381. (Starting this year the $25 entry fee is waived!)
Chantel Landstrom, Events Coordinator
Director, RLE Chamber
HONORARY MAYOR CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS
The Honorary Mayor Contest is a fund-raising promotion sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and other local non-profit groups and organizations. (The Chamber of Commerce does not enter or sponsor a candidate, although a member of the Chamber is not disqualified from entering). Honorary Mayor Candidates can be sponsored by local non-profit groups or organizations such as fraternal organizations, Little League, Bobby Sox, soccer leagues, schools, PTA’s & churches. The candidate (organization) must reside within the Rio Linda Elverta Recreation and Park District boundaries and be a minimum of 21 years of age at time of the entry. Sponsors must also be within the Rio Linda Elverta Recreation and Park District boundaries. Candidates sell tickets supplied by the Chamber for votes. Tickets sell for $1.00 each. The winning candidate is determined by the total number of tickets he or she sells and will be announced at the Honorary Mayor’s Ball. The Honorary Mayor’s term is for one year or effective until the next contest and new mayor is determined and announced. No Honorary Mayor can be a candidate for more than two consecutive years.
Fifty percent of the money from ticket sales will be returned to the candidate’s sponsoring organization. The remaining 50% will go to the Rio Linda Elverta Chamber of Commerce for prizes, contest expenses and community service projects. Candidates will receive vote tickets from the Chamber of Commerce in lots of no more than 500 at a time. Ticket sale money for each 500 ticket lot sold must be turned in to the Honorary Mayor Contest Chairperson before additional tickets are issued to the candidate. Candidates are responsible for unsold tickets and must return them to the Chairperson by the ticket sale deadline. The winning candidate will be announced and installed at the Mayor’s Ball. The number of votes for any candidate will not be revealed to anyone prior to the Mayor’s Ball. At any point during the race the candidate reveals the amount of tickets that they sell to anyone then, they will be disqualified and the second place person will be announced as the winner.
When the Honorary Mayor’s Ball is held, the winning candidate will be installed and proclaimed as the Rio Linda/Elverta Chamber of Commerce Honorary Mayor. The duties of the Honorary Mayor are to represent Rio Linda/Elverta in events such as the Little League Parade, opening day for local sporting events, attend business grand openings or other social and special events such as open house at local businesses or organizations, some school functions, etc. As outlined by the Rio Linda/Elverta Chamber of Commerce.
There will be a $100 drawing at the Mayor’s dinner, winner need not be present.
For more Honorary Mayor Contest Information, please call Stephanie at (916) 826-9381. Have fun and good luck!
Candidates Signature_____________________________________ Sporosring Organization ____________________________________________________________
Candidate agrees to the following rule: At any point during the race the candidate reveals the amount of tickets that they sell to anyone then, they will be disqualified and the second place person will be announced as the winner.
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Present application form to Stephanie Landstrom by calling (916) 826-9381.