Hey Guys! You may have noticed that a page disappeared and you’re probably wondering where it went. Well, I deleted it! But don’t worry, you can sign up for our newsletter through a different form on our “Contact Us” page. I’ve decided to make this change because people were submitting requests for a newsletter but to me, it didn’t look like it. It looked like I was getting submissions for information on meat raffles. But that’s okay! I haven’t created my first newsletter yet as I’ve been busy with end of summer adventures and making sure I get the fall flyers up and I am hoping to have one out before raffle season gets into full gear.

To help build a subscriber list and help our page grow even more, please subscribe to our newsletters! I promise your email will only be seen by myself, Admin, and I will not spam you. I’m computer smart but not that smart!

Until next time,

Admin

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"When faced with a large project, remember you move a mountain one stone at a time."

-Catherine Pulsifer

While I won’t give away as to who I am, I have been active in the Western New York Meat Raffle scene for a decade! Meat raffles have become a large part of my life and it excites me to finally have a chance to be able do more behind the scenes. I do a lot outside of meat raffles so I do ask that you be patient with me getting you answers on MC’s, posting fliers, and any other inquiries that you may have.

I’m not sure if he will read this, but I want to thank my predecessor, the OG Admin at WNYMeatRaffles.Com, for creating such an amazing website and allowing me to take over. He took something that started so small and turned it into something huge.

In the upcoming months, many things will change how you see and interact with the website. Some things will stick and some won’t. If you’d like to give feedback, I’ll post more on our blog as things change to receive any and all criticism. Remember, we wouldn’t have a successful website if it wasn’t for fantastic supporters!

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Over the last few years, Meat Raffles have exploded in popularity here in WNY. This site now receives approximately 10 requests a day regarding information on meat raffles. Unfortunately, due to this crazy demand, we can no longer answer every email regarding meat raffles. 

So as to not leave you without any meat raffle resource, starting immediately we will begin following these procedures for supplying you with information about meat raffles:

  • If you send a request asking for help running a meat raffle, we will forward your request to a few people that we know that provide this service. It is then up to them to contact you directly. Please remember that WNYMEATRAFFLES.COM DOES NOT RUN MEAT RAFFLES OURSELVES. 
  • If you are looking for general information about meat raffles, we will honestly try our best to get back to you, but we can not guarantee that we will be able to keep up with the demand. 

We hope you understand our need to scale back. Our best time spent will continue to be a free advirtising resource for meat raffles.

 


 

 

 

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Meat Raffle Reservations. To make them or not to make them. That is a question that has plagued many meat raffle attendee. We know that there are times when attending a meat raffle is a spur of the moment idea so reservations are difficult. We also know that before WNYMeatRaffles.com, getting advanced notice of meat raffles meant scouring the web, making reservations a pain in the butt. But now things have changed, and there is a significant set of reasons why you should ALWAYS make a reservation for a meat raffle.

  

Preferred Seating, Possible Discounts and Other Bonuses

 Most organizations running meat raffles want to encourage reservations. Attendees can often take advantage of this situation. Many meat raffle organizers will allow people with reservations preferred seating (like next to the bar or the rest rooms). Some meat raffles will offer discounts off admissions if you reserve a certain number of seats. Finally we have seen a couple of recent meat raffles offer free door prize tickets and even free 50/50 split tickets just for making reservations by a certain date (here is a link to a meat raffle offering free tickets http://www.wnymeatraffles.com/future-meat-raffles/2014/3/29/west-seneca-girls-travel-softball-12u-spring-meat-raffle).

  

Avoid Getting Turned Away at the Door

One of the most obvious reasons for making reservations for meat raffles is so that you don’t show up and end up getting turned away at the door. Nothing dampers your feelings about a good meat raffle than packing up all of your snacks, filling your car with all of your friends and then showing up at a meat raffle only to find out that they are sold out. The facilities that are rented out for meat raffles all have maximum capacities based on fire codes. Remember if this happens to you, it is not the fault of the meat raffle organizers, it’s your fault for not making a reservation.  

  

The Most Important Reason – Making Sure the Meat Raffle has Enough Meat to Win

Most meat raffles now a days use reservations to plan for how much meat to purchase. Meat is very expensive and organizations can end up losing money on their fundraiser if they purchase too much meat. On the flip-slide, organization risk losing the trust of their patrons if they run low on meat. We have been to several local meat raffles where the organization ended up running short on meat because only 20% of the attendees had reservations. Even though most meat raffle organizers plan a small buffer for attendees without reservations, situations like these make the entire meat raffle experience unpleasant for everyone.

  

So remember, the point of meat raffles is for a not-for-profit organization to fundraise. Please try and help out by making your reservation as early as possible. Also, please remember to adjust your reservation just prior to the raffle so that the organization has an accurate number of true reservations that they can plan the event around. The more reservations an organization has, the better the meat raffle.







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By popular demand - we now have the ability to email you upcoming meat raffles in WNY. We will now be sending out weekly emails to people who sign up on our webpage. These emails will provide you with a full detail description of all of the meat raffles that get submitted to our website. This new email feature, when combined with our website, Facebook page and Twitter feeds, now make WNYMeatRaffles.com the mot accessible and feature-rich source for everything meat raffle in WNY. 

Don't be fooled by other websites that steal our calender feeds, WNYMeatRaffles.com is The Original and Best Website for Meat Raffles in Western New York.

If you would like to receive our emails, which gives information on upcoming emails, please click on the Email Alert Sign Up page link above and fill in your details. 

 

 

 


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Recently, we’ve had a few visitors ask about email announcements. It seems that some people are interested in receiving regular emails from WNYMeatRaffles.com about upcoming meat raffles. Even though we already post events on our website and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WNYMeatRaffles) , and send out Tweets on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WNYMeatRaffles), people are still asking about this.

 

We want to know what you think. Give us your opinion by leaving us a comment on our website’s blog, our Facebook page or by sending us a Tweet. 






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I just want to make a quick post about the blog functionality of the newly designed site. Right now you are only able to read comments that people write within the blog by clicking on the “Post a Comment” link on the right side of each article. When you click on the link, you will see all of the comments from other visitors at the bottom of each article.

 

Believe me this is not the intended functionality of the blog, but we are stuck with it for right now. Please don’t let this little glitch get in the way of reading and posting comments on our site.

 

Thanks for your patience and thanks for your continued support of WNYMeatRafle.com!

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Well it was definitely time to update our look again. It has been a couple of years since we last updated the look of WNYMeatRaffles.com so we decided to blow off the cobwebs and make some aesthetic changes to the site. What do you think?

 

Along with the graphical changes we also upgraded some of our technology. Now we can keep the site updated better and more often, ensuring that our visitors get the most accurate information, as soon as possible. We have been able to install some new backend applications that will allow us to maintain this awesome site with a lot less effort. What do you think?

 

If you are reading this then you know that we have added a new blog section to WNYMeatRaffles.com. This section will be used to discuss specific meat raffles, charitable organizations, this website, or anything meat raffle related. At the end of each blog entry, our visitors with have to chance to express their thoughts through a special comment section. What do you think?

 

So leave us some comments about the changes. We really do care what you think…

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