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

euriol euriol at ptd.net
Mon Aug 11 14:18:29 PDT 2008

Not disagreeing with either of your comments. Would have "infrequent" been
better than "rare" in my response? Again, from an exchequer point of view,
breaking out the fee structure is also helpful in an event bid. Thus,
unless you plan an all inclusive fee structure particular to the event
(i.e. all day side board), it makes the numbers easier to manage. Also,
many people don't want to have to pay for food that they may not be able to
eat. A broken down fee structure allows individuals (for personal reasons)
to enjoy part of an event as best suited their needs.


On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:08:40 -0400,  wrote:
> --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
> events (you either get the food or not), otherwise, we tend to do site
> (no food included), offboard (you get site+lunch), onboard (you get site,

> lunch, and dinner). This seems to work well here. Camping events are
> 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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