[Sca-cooks] Offboard/Onboard/court bored? (was RE: Vegetarian & Vegans was Re: lethal drinks)

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Aug 11 14:08:40 PDT 2008

--On Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:52 AM +1200 Antonia Calvo 
<ladyadele at paradise.net.nz> wrote:

>> It is rare to find an "all-inclusive" fee structure since from an
>> Exchequer's perspective the monies have to be reported separately.
> That depends where you are and what you're doing with the information.
> We can legitimately lump all event income into "event fees" for purposes
> of financial/tax reporting.
> For our big event (Canterbury Faire-- no Mudde, no Duste, no Venymous
> Fauna), we have a "whole-event" camping fee.  Meal plan, feast, shuttle
> van rides from town to the site, tent hire, and souvenirs are all charged
> seperately. We also have daytrip and overnight fees for people who just
> want to come out for part of the event.
> We've also had lots of feast or supper-and-entertainment type things
> where there's just a single price for the whole thing.

I have to agree with Antonia on this one. The moneys are reported 
separately for expenses, but I don't think there is the same requirement 
for income.

I know here in the Debatable Lands, we tend to break out prices for just 
about everything -- but that is because experience has shown that if you 
don't, someone will complain. Loudly. It's easier to just break it out, 
especially if you are in the habit. All-day sideboards are usually one-fee 
events (you either get the food or not), otherwise, we tend to do site fee 
(no food included), offboard (you get site+lunch), onboard (you get site, 
lunch, and dinner). This seems to work well here. Camping events are rare, 
and ones that include any feast at all are rarer here, so that isn't much 
of an issue.

toodles, margaret

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