BWDC Dinners – Booking and Place Allocation process
- Is NOT a “first past the post” system.
- Opens 2 month before the dinner
- 1st tranche closes 2 weeks later
- We then generate the place allocation database based on ALL bids from the 1st tranche, in accordance with the priorities guidance agreed by the committee, and after any committee-supervised lottery should demand exceed supply!
- The main booking system allows one member to pay for up to 2 members plus 2 guests
- for more than that, there is a block booking option.
- As ever, it is ‘payments’ that get you into this place allocation process, not ‘promise of payments’.
- Any subsequent applications and payments will join a waiting list (if there is one).
As agreed by the committee in July 2014, and promugated to members on 20 October 2014, places for dinners will be allocated as follows:
- Guest Speaker, President, Vice President, Secretary, Chair
- Any other Club guest approved by the Committee
- Priority 1 (in order)
- Committee members (allowed one guest each)
- Members who have not attended any of the previous 3 dinners
- Members who joined the Club in the previous year (and one guest each)
- Members who applied and failed to gain a place the previous year (and one guest each)
- Priority 2
- Honorary Vice Presidents and their guest
- Former Presidents and their guest
- Former speakers and their guest
- Priority 3 (in order)
- Individual members and their guests who haven’t attended for the last TWO years
- Individual members and their guests who didn’t attend LAST YEAR
- Individual members and their guests who were on the waiting list last year, but got a place
- Priority 4
- Individual members and their guests who came last year, but not previous year
- Individual members and their guests who came for the last TWO years, but not the previous year
- Individual members and their guests who came for the last THREE years
|For practical purposes for the lottery, the priority numbers used are:
|New member dining in year of joining and guest
|last came 3 or more years ago
|last came 2 years ago
|WL last year – failed or withdrew
|came last year from WL
|came last year non_WL
|came last 2 years
|came last 3 years