What is the Bingo Fund Raiser?

The South Lyon Band Parents Association has a “Large Bingo License” issued by the Charitable Gaming Division of the State of Michigan.  The Bingo Fund Raiser is the major source of funding for the South Lyon Band Parents Association.

What does the Bingo Fund Raiser do for the Bands?
Bingo benefits both “Band Parents” and “SLBPA.”  Proceeds generated from Bingo go into the General Operating Budget of the South Lyon Band Parents Association.  Also, adults that work will receive $20 per 4 hour shift into student accounts to be applied towards band related fees.   Less than 4 hours is a half shift, and you still get $10. 

This is a significant portion of the budget for SLBPA and greatly helps reduce the band expenses for many parents!

Bingo is held every Thursday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church.  

How do I sign up to help out?

Helping is easy!  We will start you with a very easy assignment; selling concessions or as a floor worker.  After you work a couple shifts you will see how easy all the assignments are.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule a shift contact: John Hester. (see the Booster contact page for contact information.)    Or use the form that you can find on the home page.

Bingo Workers commonly work from 4 pm – 8 pm or 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  Concessions are sold from 4:30pm – 8:30pm. Also, individuals that prepare concessions could prepare the food during a time that fits their schedule.

Note that any worker that comes in at 6:00pm or later can only count the shift as half a shift, but you can add half shifts up as well.  Sometimes splitting the time works better for people and their schedules.

What kind of help is needed?

  • Food Prep: Ready by 4:30 pm, 2 people, buying and making the food for Bingo. We serve hot meals/sandwiches along with homemade desserts. 1 person covers main entrees and one covers desserts.  Sometimes things can get slow here and you will be needed out on the Bingo floor to help there.  Here are some food prep activities
  • Concessions: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 1 adult to cover selling the concessions during Bingo. If you are doing food prep, you usually can cover this as well, so sign up for both! We can take up to 2 kids here total on any night - just gets to be too crowded. Students cannot earn money, but they can count the time as service hours towards their letter.
  • Charity Tickets: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm 2 adults to sell tickets during the night. You will also assist the floor workers.
  • Caller: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 2 adults to work the numbers. Help with final clean up as well.
  • Floor Workers: 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm 3 adults to help the players out while they are playing, read back bingo numbers and clean up tables. Will help with final clean up as well.
  • Dessert Donation: Ready by 4:30 pm 2 Any donated desserts can be sold, make up an extra batch of anything and we can sell it.
  • Chair Person: We always have to have someone at the site that is on the Bingo license as the "Chair Person."  The Chair Person needs to be available to help set up, close, know the rules.  At least one chairperson needs to be there – so the more we have, the less each has to do. 

Are all the volunteer spots full and you still want to help? Come out and PLAY bingo. Bring your friends and family along as well. You'll have a great time and you could even win $$$ and help “SLBPA” at the same time.

2011 Bingo Flyer

We Need BINGO Callers!

Ever thought of hitting it big time and being a bingo caller?   We, have we got a deal for you!   Free of charge we can hook you up.

We need more people willing to do the calling so that the current callers don't have to be at bingo multiple times a month.   If you are willing to learn, please contact Mike Hamann <[email protected]> or Matte Abate <[email protected]>

Have you Signed up for Bingo Lately?

Bingo is our key band fundraiser.  Without it band fees would be at least double.  We ask that all band parents, no matter what band your student is a part of, work bingo once a month.  It is easy, it is fun, and you will directly earn additional funds for your student.  Use the sign up link below   We are in great need of callers and records keepers.   Please just sign up as a Trainee on the sign up sheet and tell them that is what you are willing to learn.