Purchase a small prize (or unwanted present) to the value of about $10 - $15 that could be raffled. The club will have the tickets.
Although this is a short segment, it is to be treated as a prepared speaking segment or a mini-speech. There is to be an opening, body and a conclusion, all aimed at motivating the audience to buy, buy, buy! Use your imagination and be as creative as you like to enhance the suspense.
Selling price of the tickets is $1 each or 3 for $2.00. Total time for segment 1 - 2 minutes. Sell the tickets during the supper break and give the money to the Treasurer at the end of the meeting.
When tickets have been sold, pull out the ticket butts and place in a container.
When called on to draw the raffle, shake the container and ask someone to draw the winning ticket.
Bring one or two packets of shop bought biscuits. The reason we use bought biscuits, is out of consideration for the hotel. Shop bought biscuits are less likely to crumble & make a mess.
Also, although the hotel where we currently hold our meetings have never banned home made food, the manager of one of our previous meeting places made it clear that if any one became ill after eating there, it would be hard to prove whether it was from their food, or from something we had brought in.