Magpies in New York
My name is Erik Kallhovd and I'm president of the New York Magpies ARFC here in the USA.
Things are progressing very well for the club. This is due in large part to the help we have received from our official Australian Football League sister club Collingwood. John May, CEO, and Richard Stremski (Board Member, Club Historian and Yankee ex-pat) have provided assitance for our club in the form of footballs and guernseys!!!
The Collingwood army is now alive and well in the USA!!!
The New York Magpies Australian Rules Football Club is here!!!
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Collingwood Football Club legend Peter Daicos, will put his name on the back of his famous number 35 guernsey once again in his drive to get 40,000 paid-up members.
As part of an exciting new incentive program launched at the Freedom Fighters Rally, members will be rewarded for signing up new members. One of the most sought after rewards will be a Peter Daicos autographed number 35 guernsey for every person who signs up 10 new members.
Other rewards include a limited edition print of the 1990 premiership team (as they are today) for every 3 new members signed up; and for every 100 new members signed up, the ultimate reward of joining Tony Shaw on an MCG match day in the coach's box.
The incentive program is part of a new marketing campaign undertaken by the Club to increase membership numbers to a level that will guarantee lasting financial security and respect from the AFL and other clubs. The incentive program follows on from the hugely successful Freedom Fighters Rally, which attracted over 5,000 supporters.
The following notice was posted to the Bulletin Board by Mick O'Kane. I felt that it needed greater exposure so I'm repeating it here.
I have been asked by the Club to run its Volunteer List, working in conjunction with marketing manager Graeme Allan and director Richard Stremski. We did our first draft at last Friday's intra-club game (6/2/98) and got 74 volunteers (from a crowd of 400-500) !!!
But we need more to spread the workload and make this an efficient resource for for the Club. Hawthorn, for example has a volunteer list, called Hawkforce, of just under 400 people.
What would I do ?
When could I start ?
How do I join ?
Why is this important ?
Why doesn't the Club do it ?
If you can help in any way then please provide the following :
Date of Birth
Ph - Work Home
Are you a Social Club member ? Yes / No
Are you a season ticket holder ? Yes / No
(NB - YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO HELP !)
Please forward this on to any other supporters you know.
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