CRAFTS, GUNS, & COLLECTIBLES SHOW
For the last 11 years, the Club has
conducted a fundraiser during the Memorial Day weekend. When the Show
started in 2000, it was solely a Gun Show. A few years later, it
was decided to expand the Show to include collectibles as the
number of gun vendors was declining. The 2007 Show will be
expanded further to include crafts in an attempt to maximize the
number of vendors involved in the show. The two-day Show (Friday
and Saturday) is held in the Ruidoso Convention Center. The Show
is the Club's primary fundraiser netting in excess of $10.000
annually. Lion Don Fowler chairs the Crafts,
Guns, and Collectibles Show.
In the early 1990's, Lion Bill
Allen began negotiations with AmeriWest Shows to co-host an
annual Antiques Show the weekend before Labor Day. Several years
ago, collectibles were added to encourage more vendors to be
involved. The Club's portion of the profit for this successful
fundraiser (normally nets $5000-$7000) comes from three items.
The Club gets to keep 100% of the pre-Show ticket sales, a
percentage of the ticket sales at the door, and the food
concession. The 2012 Show will be
co-hosted with Arizona Antiques Shows. Lion Bill Allen chairs the Antique Show.