By: Diane Benjamin
In case you didn’t know, the City of Bloomington Employee Activities Committee threw a party on October 31, 2017: https://blnnews.com/2017/12/12/party-on/
EAC threw themselves another party on January 27th at the BCPA – the Winter Event. This time there is no reference to a charge for attending.
The City even PAID the BCPA for using the facility the City owns – $1,750.00:
The catering was planned for 275 people. The City supposedly has around 650 full-time equivalent employees. Since each guest could bring a friend and I have many RSVP’s stating many are bringing a guest, easily less than 175 employees bothered to attend.
But, this event wasn’t just for employees! Other people were invited too:
The event had a cash bar. The City had to pay the bartenders though –$650.00.
There is more though. The City hired a DJ and had a photo booth:
I think they chose this quote since another quote said they don’t do uplighting- $1,800.00:
Parties need to hand out prizes!
They had a prize budget of $3,000.00. They only spent $2,862.91. See the 100 items given away HERE
1750.00 – Rent BCPA
7,791.30 – Food
650.00 – Cash Bar
1,800.00 – DJ/Photo booth
2,862.91 – Prizes
That doesn’t include the time employees spent planning this swaray, addressing invites and postage, and responding to emails.
I have emails going back to November. That means they are already planning the next party.
Far less than half of the employees attended, so who was the party really for?