In 2010, RGS established a new program called the Drummer Fund to fund statewide habitat projects. In every state where chapters hold a successful banquet, a statewide fund will be created.
Chapters can contribute to the fund through their banquet proceeds or other approved fundraising programs sponsored by RGS. The fund will be used for projects within the chapters’ state for specific projects that are approved by RGS Regional Biologists via a ranking process.
A sliding scale model,* detailed below, will be used to determine the money allocated from banquets :
- Net Revenue = or > $50,000: 20% of the net goes to the state Drummer Fund
- Net Revenue of $20,000 up to $49,999: 15% of the net goes to the state Drummer Fund
- Net Revenue of $7,001 up to $19,999: 10% of the net goes to the state Drummer Fund
- Net Revenue < $7,000: chapter receives no money for the state’s Drummer Fund
All chapters are eligible to receive $2,500 toward their state’s Drummer Fund by recruiting a new fully paid Life Sponsor. After a successful banquet, chapters may also hold post-banquet fund raisers and put up to $2,500 of the proceeds from those fund raisers toward their Drummer Fund.
*This program was modified in January 2013.