Monopoly Night Fun and Games 2016
Our Eighth Annual Monopoly Night was held on Saturday October 15th. 2016. This is EAA Chapter 838's largest Fundraiser of the year. It was a great event. Here are a few of the initial reports for the night.
We had a profit of nearly $6,500, which is $2,300 more than last year.
There were 10 sponsored tables. They included: Jerry Bovitz, Daryl and Kim Lueck (2 tables), Jerry Baker,
Roy Stuart, Hilton Ritter, Jim and Barb Hantschel (2 tables), Garbo Motors, John Grueter
Corporate Sponsors: Twin Disc, Educators Credit Union, Kohls Department Store, Jerry Bovitz (for pizzas)
The silent auction raised $2,400.
We are delighted to invite everyone to EAA Chapter 838 Monopoly Night 2016! Come and join us for dinner, a silent auction, and of course, the best wheelin‘ and dealin‘ around! Read the full details here!
Click here to buy your tickets before October 1, 2016 to get special Early Bird savings. We have special rates for individuals, couples, and tables of 6.
Fast facts about Monopoly (some via Mashable):
- The Monopoly game is based on Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- The original Monopoly die-cast tokens were inspired by the inventor’s nieces who recommended metal charms from charm bracelets be used.
- The longest game played upside down lasted 36 hours.
- Within a year of the game’s release in the U.S., 35,000 copies of the game were being made each week.
- The original Monopoly game sold for about $2, equivalent to about $35 today. In 1935, the average annual salary was $1,500, the average home was $6,800, and a loaf of bread cost 8 cents.
- The three most-landed-on properties in the standard Monopoly game are Illinois Avenue, “Go” and B&O Railroad. You have a 64% chance of landing on a railroad in the game.
- The total amount of money in a standard game is $20,580 (before 2008, it was $15,140).
- On record, the longest game ever played lasted 70 straight days.
- Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story, a documentary about the Monopoly game, debuted in 2010 and won an Emmy award (watch on Hulu).
- A player from the U.S. has not won the Monopoly World Championships since 1974. The first championships were held in 1973!
- In 1998, celebrated San Francisco jeweler Sidney Mobell created the most expensive set in the world valued at $2 million.
- Every year, more Monopoly money is printed than real money!
- Over 20 different tokens have been made for the standard game (special tokens are made for custom versions).
Come take a Chance and contribute to our Community Chest! More details here.
Join us at the Chapter Building on June 11th and 12th for our annual Spring Pancake Breakfast. Our Master Chef Bob Helland will again be our Pilot in Command of our amazing rotating pancake cooker, and we will have all of our usual food and beverage to accompany those wonderful cakes. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance from any Chapter member. $7 for adults and $3 for children. We start cooking early, so you can come between 7am and noon and eat until you are full. Saturday will also be a Young Eagles Rally, but the kids may not want to eat too much before they fly, ok?
This Saturday, May 14th, will be our next Young Eagles Rally. If you are between the ages of 8 and 17 and are interested in learning about flying, aviation, aeronautics, engineering or anything of that nature, this is the place for you. Ground school begins at 0900, and if the weather holds, we will begin flying shortly thereafter. We will have the simulator available for hangar flying, and our museum will be open for the first time this season. There will also be paper airplane contests, our local CAP (that's Civil Air Patrol) will be showing off one of their airplanes on static display, and who knows what other surprises! You can complete a registration form when you arrive, so come a little bit early and bring a parent, guardian or responsible adult with you. If, for some reason, the weather decides not to cooperate, we will still have ground school and all of the other fun activities, and you will be provided with a raincheck for a flight at a later date. Questions? either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tracy at 847.420.5098. Hope to see you there!
Dear Chapter Members,
Spend an evening with Cirrus Executives and discover in person why Cirrus Aircraft has been the best-selling aircraft in its class for 13 consecutive years. Experience the most sophisticated Cirrus ever produced and learn how personal aviation can enhance your business and lifestyle.
In addition, we will have a 2016 Model S by Tesla, a 2017 Lotus from Mancuso Motorsports, a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle and the new ALL-ELECTRIC run-about by Symphony Boats, designed and produced in Duluth, MN.
RSVP here, please. Thursday 5/12/16, 6-8 pm at the Chapter Building,business casual attire requested.