Official :: SoB Charter Membership

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  1. Dills

    Dills Moderator
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    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Become a Charter Member of the Sons of Ben, and for a small donation (at your discretion) help our efforts to bring Major League Soccer to the City of Philadelphia.

    Please click the PayPal button on THIS PAGE, and enter the amount you wish to donate.

    We thank you for your support. :)


    UPDATE: Please note that the Charter Member program ran for 6 months and was established to provide the group with an operating budget in lieu of actual membership dues.
     
  2. Dills

    Dills Moderator
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    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    we're still determining what benefit(s) the charter members will receive - all reasonable suggestions will be considered.

    for the time being, check out the SoB Charter Members Page.
     
  3. SoB Bolton

    SoB Bolton New Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    Chester, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    Just thinking out loud, but I know that the Barra Brava and Screaming Eagles give a jersey with membership...maybe our first year when we have real membership dues the charter members get a different colored jersey or something. I just don't want anything to get in the way of the whole "standing together" ideology that I think we're trying to attain...like we don't want to make people feel inferior that aren't charter members in the future, but at the same time we need to give a benefit now other than just "oh I'm helping out"
     
  4. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    Andy is working on a membership card template plus we have created a Charter Member page that will be up ad infinitum. But I would like to add one more thing..
     
  5. Jpizz3

    Jpizz3 New Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Hatboro
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership


    Charter Members get Yellow jerseys, all others get Carolina blue, charter members sit together in the center and are flanked by the blue, thus creating a live Philadelphia flag
     
  6. Dills

    Dills Moderator
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    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    a happy half dozen ... thanks for the support fellas.
     
  7. Calcio69

    Calcio69 New Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    CHADDS FORD PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What about a patch or badge? Small, simple, inexpensive, traditional.
    OR
    a small banner or replica flag


    What am I (besidez chopped liver!)?
    Don't I count? Or am I just decoration, fluff, and eye-candy?
     
  8. mdelrossi1

    mdelrossi1 Member

    Jul 29, 2005
    Center City Philly
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    a patch would be great for a piece of merchandise, not necessarily for charter members but for everyone like the tshirt...how expensive is it to get an embroidered SoB patch made up? (maybe this should be in the SOB merchandise thread?)
     
  9. Calcio69

    Calcio69 New Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    CHADDS FORD PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    Agreed - but B76 indicated that he would like to offer something more to 'incentivize' potential Charters.
     
  10. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
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    All of them
    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    How much are the Charter members expected to pay?
     
  11. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    The donation amount is a personal choice
     
  12. TheScarfMachine

    May 1, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    Why don't we have differing, improving levels of rewards based on how much is donated..

    Say, $10 gets you a ______
    Then, $20 gets you a ______, plus a _________
    At $50, the member gets ________, ________, as well as _________.​
     
  13. Dills

    Dills Moderator
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    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    similar to what PBS does with their pledge drives ...
     
  14. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    How about an exclusive scarf?
    Yes, you still have to pay for it, but it is available to Charter Members Only.
    Guaranteed one run only.
    You'll be the envy of all the fans who weren't there from the beginning

    Front:
    [​IMG]

    Reverse:
    [​IMG]
     
  15. TheScarfMachine

    May 1, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership



    Oooooh, I like it!
     
  16. SoB Bolton

    SoB Bolton New Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    Chester, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    Oh, that's effing sweet...except for the period after "established" (sorry, teacher, can't help it :) )
     
  17. Jpizz3

    Jpizz3 New Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    Hatboro
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    Love the scarf, repped accordingly. What about changing it to Est. MMVII?
     
  18. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    I have no idea of that which you speak ;)

    Here you go, but I like the 2007 better.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. SoB Bolton

    SoB Bolton New Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    Chester, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    yeah, I like 2007 sans period better as well.
     
  20. Calcio69

    Calcio69 New Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    CHADDS FORD PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MOST Excellent! :D
    One MINOR suggestion - make the T on The lower case (the).


    And the Automated Scarf Service (ASS) located on Level 3, Tier 2, will not be authorized to dispense this BEAUTY!!
    Consider one (1) ORDERED by me!!
     
  21. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Dills

    Dills Moderator
    Staff Member

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Jun 6, 2006
    Southampton|PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    anybody know of a scarf mfr that will allow for small quantities (<10)??

    the one we currently use needs at least 30. :rolleyes:

    those kick tail sport billy ... repped accordingly. or not, gotta spread that shizz around it would seem.
     
  23. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    30 is the smallest I know of. And frankly, if we can't get 30 charters from our "membership" base, then I am starting to wonder if they just signed up for shiggles.
     
  24. SoB Bolton

    SoB Bolton New Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    Chester, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    Oh yeah, much better with the lowercase T. Once I noticed that it would have driven me insane.
     
  25. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: SoB :: Charter Membership

    Anyone with any catchy marketing hooks for the Charter Member letter to our 171 member group?
     

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