Monday, March 16, 2015

NCM Ambassador Thinks Outside the Brick

When it comes to supporting the Museum, our Ambassadors find creative ways to get their fellow club members on board. Ken Bakenhus of San Jacinto Corvette Club in Houston, TX is one such Ambassador - thinking outside the box (or in this case, brick) to garner donations for the Museum.

"When raising funds for our club bench, I gave different incentives for different donation levels such as a plaque, club jacket, dinners or a combination of all three for the larger donations," said Ken. "After raising the bench funds, I was able to sell a lot of bricks because members wanted their brick in front of the bench."

Ken also got creative by gluing C7 model Corvettes to the top of Flint Bricks, and using them as rewards to members who contributed to the club's Motorsports Park 'Acre.'

"Using my Lifetime Membership discount for the C7 models, and the bricks on sale at 3 for $25, I raised $4,800 with just a $444 expenditure."

Thanks, Ken, for your creativity and support!

Does your club have an ambassador? If not, check out the process to have one online here: