Table Captains serve a critical role in the success of the event. By pledging to sell a full table of 10 seats, table captains ensure that the event is one of the largest and most successful fundraisers in the area. CAIR-WA also strives to assemble a diverse group of table captains in order to fully represent all communities.
There is no financial commitment to become a table captain. CAIR-WA provides resources and assistance to maximize the number of Table Captains who successfully fill their table.
Organizing a Table
Filling your table begins with extending the invitation. Invite friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, or whoever else you feel may have an interest. The best invitation for your guests is a personal one. Invite them in person, by phone, text, or e-mail. Use the sample letter below and either customize it to better match your tone and style or send it as is. The most important thing is to extend the invitation.
Start early! Don’t wait until the deadline. People’s calendars fill up quickly. Getting on their schedules earlier will give you the highest likelihood of successfully filling your table. Even if they don’t buy the tickets right away, your potential guests will be aware of the banquet and of your desire to have them attend with you.
Why Guests Should Attend
Let them know that our speakers with be Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Seattle Mariners announcer Tom Hutyler, and that this year is a vital one for American Muslim children and families. Come learn about the progress we've made in defending the rights of local Muslims and in mobilizing a broad coalition of support. Join us in taking action now to build the bright future our families and children deserve.
Attending the banquet not only reinforces a strong sense of pride in our communities, but also provides critical financial support for the CAIR-WA to continue its mission. The event serves as the primary fundraiser for CAIR-WA. Almost all of CAIR-WA’s funding comes from local individuals.
Beyond making an impact on our future, the banquet is a fun and energizing evening. The people at your table, and throughout the event, will be great company. And they’ll walk away from the evening knowing that they’re building the bright future our families and children deserve.
How Your Guests Choose to Sit With You
Sample e-mail to send to your friends
I would like to invite you to participate in something really important to me and important to our community; I have signed up to be a table captain for the CAIR-WA fundraising banquet and awards celebration on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. If you’ve been to one of CAIR-WA’s banquets in the past, you know what a fun, inspiring, and empowering event it is, and I’m sure this year will also be great. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Seattle Mariners announcer Tom Hutyler will be two of the speakers this year. As a table captain, I have committed to filling at least 10 seats, and would love to have you join us.
As you know, CAIR-WA is a chapter of the country’s largest organization working to defend the rights of Muslims. You’ll find more information CAIR-WA’s newly re-designed web site www.cairseattle.org Almost all of CAIR-WA’s funding comes from local individuals (see: cairseattle.org/ourfinancials) and this event serves as the primary fundraiser for CAIR-WA.
Please join me. Tickets to the banquet usually sell out by the discount deadline of May 1, so please let me know as soon as possible if you’ll be able to join me. Tickets are available at a discount at $50 per person if you buy them before May 1 ($75 after May 1) and $20 per child for childcare if you buy them before May 1 ($30 per child after May 1). You can buy them through www.cairseattle.org/banquet or by calling the CAIR-WA office at 206.367.4081. Please make sure to mention me as your table captain during the check-out process online or on the phone so they can seat you on my table.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of our friends, families, and communities.
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