Just some thoughts: For me, what is most exciting about the raffle is the corals, not the big ticket items like an MP60. I think that is true for quite a few people. Plus, it is a good point on how many extra people go to the frag swap. So an idea is to really encourage members to donate small frags to the normal raffles, and then play up how the raffle is a "Mini frag swap to support the club". It might both encourage more people to show, and get more to buy in to the raffle. Plus the club would not have to kick in for the big ticket items. Of course, the problem is getting people to contribute corals. Ideas for that: You get 2 free raffle tickets for each frag. Perhaps you get some glue or other small item for 5 frags. Public appreciation. Plus a bit of an off the wall idea: Can we integrate it with DTBC? Perhaps encourage at least posting of results for those that win a DBTC coral. Or a separate raffle bin for DBTC.