KEGS KEGABUCK$ AUCTIONS

 

What is KEGS KEGABUCK$ program?

For those of you who are not KEGS members, a quick explanation of KEGABUCK$ is probably in order.  In our computer users group we have a unique way of promoting and rewarding member participation and volunteerism.  Every time a member attends a meeting or volunteers to help with one of our KEGS programs we reward that participation with “funny money” that we call KEGABUCK$.

Once a year we have an auction where ONLY KEGABUCK$ can be used to bid on items.  Thus, the members with the highest level of KEGS participation have the most money to spend.

How does a KEGS member get their KEGABUCK$?

There are only a few instances were you will actually be handed KEGABUCK$ during the year: 1) At our Monthly General Meeting and 2) At our Pig SIG.  The rest of your KEGABUCK$ entitlement is calculated from the attendance records that are administered by the SIG leaders and special program administers. 

Just before the auction we run programs against the SIG and special program attendance rosters.  Those programs generate totals for each member and we stuff envelopes with KEGABUCK$ that were calculated by the programs.  These envelopes are given to our attending members (must be currently active) on auction night.

You are expected to bring all your personally collected KEGABUCK$ to the auction (including any funny money used in special programs and any KEGABUCK$ from previous years) so they can be used with what is in your envelope.

We do have a policy of purging any KEGABUCK$ that have not been picked up at auction night and are three (3) years old.  I guess you could call this our "You don't use, you loose" policy.

We also have a good-will policy that, if you forgot to pay your dues but are still attending KEGS functions, we will give you your KEGABUCK$ envelope on auction night if you pay us for the full years membership at that time.

Earn extra KEGABUCK$ if you buy and wear a KEGS T-shirt , Vest or Cap.

One of the things we'd like to do is "impress" newcomers to our meetings.  Early in KEGS development we decided that a new visitor would be impressed if they attended meetings where existing members showed their club commitment by wearing a KEGS T-shirt / Vest / Cap.

To thank the dedicated members that participate in the T-shirt program, we provide an additional 50 KEGABUCK$ bonus when a KEGS T-shirt, Vest or Cap are worn to one of our meetings.   In view of the impression we're trying to make we do require that the T-shirt, Vest or Cap be worn externally and visible during the meetings.  (Shirts worn under other clothing DO NOT qualify for the bonus!)

There is one SIG meeting that is not eligible for this bonus - the "Pig SIG".  Even if your eating is computer controlled, we consider this a social event (and we're trying to help you keep Pizza sauce off of your shirt).

Just ask one of the current board members and they will tell you how to buy a KEGS T-shirt, Vest or Cap.

Donation Hall of Fame

In preparation for the KEGABUCK$ auction we approach vendors and, after explaining the program, ask for donations of products that can be used as auction items.  The vendor response is fantastic and this is our way of acknowledging and thanking them for their generous contributions.  We encourage you to patronize these vendors whenever possible.

The KEGABUCK$ Auction 2004

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The KEGABUCK$ Auction 2003

Adobe Systems, Inc.        www.adobe.com
aShampoo                        www.ashampoo.com
AVANTRIX Inc.             www.avantrix.com
Dair Computer Systems   
www.spamai.com
Detto Technology             www.detto.com
FormalSoft                       www.formalsoft.com
Hewlett Packard               www.hp.com
Laplink, Inc.
                     www.laplink.com
MacEase                          www.macease.com
Microsoft                         www.microsoft.com
Millennia Corp.                www.legacyfamilytree.com
PanicWare, Inc.               www.panicware.com
Smart Computing             www.smartcomputing.com
Sunbelt Software             www.sunbeltsoftware.com
User Group Relations      www.ugr.com
ZEDTEC, Inc.                 www.ztree.com

Additionally, we give a big “Thank You” to the following KEGS members who generously contributed some of their excess computer products for use in the auction:

Steve Fondren   
Hugh Hall         
AnnaMarie Knudsen    
Joe Mraz                

 

The KEGABUCK$ Auction 2002

Adobe Systems, Inc.    www.adobe.com
Al Hooper                    KEGS member
Aladdin Systems, Inc     www.aladdinsys.com
AVANTRIX Inc.          www.avantrix.com
Bob Baxter                   KEGS member
Casady & Green           www.casacyg.com
Dave Abernathy               KEGS member
Dave & Cathy Whittle
      KEGS member
Detto Technology            www.detto.com
Electronic Arts                 www.ea.com
Gobe Software                www.gobe.com
Hewlett Packard              www.hp.com
Laplink, Inc.
                    www.laplink.com
Lexmark Marketing         www.lexmark.com
McAfee                          www.mcafee.com
Microsoft                        www.microsoft.com
Power Quest                   www.powerquest.com
Small Box Software         www.smallboxsoftware.com
Stardock                         www.stardock.com
Steve Fondren                  KEGS member
Xerox Marketing              www.xerox.com
ZTreeWin.llc                    www.ztree.com

 

The KEGABUCK$ Auction 2001

Adobe Systems, Inc.    www.adobe.com
Aladdin Systems, Inc.    www.aladdinsys.com
AVANTRIX Inc.          www.avantrix.com
Corel                            www.corel.com
Electronic Arts              www.ea.com
Hewlett Packard            www.hp.com
Intuit                             www.intuit.com
Laplink, Inc.
                www.laplink.com
Lexmark                    www.lexmark.com
Power Quest                www.powerquest.com