[vcf-midatlantic] Live auctions at VCF-East?

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Fri Mar 3 11:15:49 EST 2017

> On Mar 3, 2017, at 10:39 AM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> "Any kind of gaming/gambling -- auctions, raffles, 50-50, etc. -- is
> regulated by the state and requires a license which we're not inclined to
> seek."
> We ran into this with a car club I'm in. It was just too much of a PITA if
> you wanted to do things by the books.
> -J

I've done this more than once, it's relatively straightforward albeit a pain in the ass with paperwork. There are two different non profit organizations I helped start that have it (fisheries related but that does not change the basic process) and once it is in place renewal is a simple procedure.

While not feasible for this years VCF, I would hope it is considered for future events (not just VCF east or west etc)

The ability to raise funds for a non profit is severely hampered if you do not have the ability to do silent and Chinese auctions/raffles etc. to get equipment/items donated for raffle from corporate or other sponsors would also require this.

For almost 10 years we have run fundraisers, raffles, auctions etc for one of the groups I referred to and tens of thousands of dollars a year would have been inaccessible without this simple permit.

The fact that the 501 is already up and running makes it that much easier.

Again, I don't believe it's feasible or even warranted for this VCF, rarely do things slapped together at the last minute work out. However, speaking from nearly a decade of experience with this specific topic, I for one would hope it is seriously considered for the future.

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