Speakers Bureau Project
Develop and fund a “Speakers Bureau” which is two fold and maybe comprised of board members, field activists and other members, but not limited to.
“Speakers” = Panel of individual speakers/presenters able to speak on the topic of marijuana reform in general or their speciality, incorporating current legislation information.
“Bookers” = Individuals to research, contact and book a speaker to a club/organization.
Rotary Clubs meet often and one goal of the club is to bring in speakers/presenters on different topics. If we just focus on bookers trying to get speakers in front of Rotary Clubs throughout Wisconsin this would be huge. Although Rotary Clubs do not reimburse for this directly, the exposure for the topic to influential people is tremendous. If the speaker has a unique item, like the gold leaf pins in addition to membership forms/information, Rotary Clubs have the type of people that donate and/or become members by paying the $25 membership due. The booker may also help with the speaker during the presentation if he/she wishes. Making a team approach. We as a chapter can track these efforts/proceeds and use them to offset costs of the project directly. The chapter will also seek donations directly for this project in addition to writing for grant money to fund this project.
The goal would be to do as many of these as possible, which would mean compensation and/or expense reimbursement for the bookers and speakers if needed. These “Speakers” would be highly respected and looked at as potential board members and lobbyists for the reform of marijuana laws in Wisconsin.
If you would like to see this idea grow into reality, please use the Donate Banner or links to donate or join on the top header of the forum. If you are interested in becoming a Speaker or Booker, please do not hesitate to contact the chapter directly.