Rotaract Club of University of Caloocan City (RAC-UCC) was able to conduct its first major event for this year after being accredited, its called Purrfectly Funded Project: Pet Show for Education. The event featured different pets, mostly cats and dogs. Anyone could react to posted photos to show their support. Participants actively tagged, and mentioned their friends and families.
Registration period of all the interested pet owners was extended for 10 days (September 21-30). There was an entry fee of 30 pesos sent via GCash. Officially, the voting period started on the first day of October, then closed after a week (October 7) at exactly 6 PM as previously announced.
During the course of the event, RAC-UCC encountered challenges,but was able to address all of them. There were changes regarding prizes. As a formal action, our organization decided to issue an apology letter to all the participants explaining the rationale behind such changes. Fortunately, the event continued without any complaint regarding the prize.
Another, the RAC-UCC investigated the pressing concern of some participants using “auto-likes”, there was an official statement released. The final decision, and results of the investigation were explained to all persons involved. Participants found guilty of using “auto-likes” were not considered to be winners, but instead, received consolation prizes.
Despite challenges, the event was still able to raise funds which will be used on our future literacy project as intended. The winning pet dog named Apollo gladly received the cash prize with his adorable picture of licking an ice-cream obtaining 583 reactions as official count before closing.Officially, voting period started on the first day of October, then closed after a week (October 7) at exactly 6 PM as previously announced.
Beyond the total amount of the generated fund, RAC-UCC values the active participation and understanding of all the participants. Even the challenges the organization encountered will serve as invaluable lessons for the future.