Dear Members of Witches Night Out,
We are pleased to make four announcements.
First, after seven years of relying on the United Way of Will County to provide oversight of WNO because WNO was not an IRS 501c3 public charity exempt organization, we can now report that we have a 501c3 organization to take care of our business affairs. The name of the organization is: Events for a Cause, Inc. It will function primarily out of Springfield as a not-for-profit organization that supports and helps manage fundraising events for others. Currently, there are two members in Events for a Cause: WNO Joliet and WNO Springfield.
You read that right….we are announcing that we have a “sister” Witches Night Out in Springfield this year! WNO Springfield has become a member of Events for a Cause and therefore has the same mission/purpose as WNO Joliet. Both WNOs will reflect the vision and values that have been established over the last seven years in Joliet. Be assured that WNO Springfield is committed to delivering the same high quality event that we endeavor to produce every year. The logo above with the witch in the martini glass is WNO Springfield’s logo. Isn’t it great?
Third, you have probably noticed that this is a new WNO website! We changed to reduce the monthly expense we pay for the server currently hosting our website. This new website will be provided by Events for a Cause at a significant reduced expense. Our current website was created by Nathan Mihelich who is a Communications Specialist. Nathan has already transferred all email addresses off the old site so ongoing communication shouldn’t be a problem. If you have pictures on the sight, please capture them in the next few days if you can. It is worth mentioning that Nathan has volunteered for us for the last seven years using his expertise and time to create our website as well as filming and producing our fantastic videos. He is now involved in Events for a Cause so we will continue to have access. Nathan has already established a bar-code ticketing system for Events for a Cause that we will use this year.
Yes….we are going to use bar code tickets this year! We will sell the bulk of tickets online. There will also be a certain number for each committee member to sell and like previous years, tickets will be available at a couple of local businesses. A start date for ticket sales will be announced in a couple of months.
We will be back in touch real soon. In the meantime, and on behalf of the Witches Night Out Event Committee, Best Witches!
Kathy & Judy