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On behalf of the entire Blitzkrieg Gaming Network, I would like to extend our best wishes on this Thanksgiving day. I know it is an American holiday, but I hope everyone can find something to be thankful for. I know BZK is thankful for all the members and experiences we have had over the last 6 years. Coming up on our 7th, we cannot wait to see what other blessings will be bestowed upon us.
Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. We have added a small memorial page for our members that have passed away. Over the years, this clan has had so many people come through our doors. We have had some dear members pass away while members of our clan. We want to give them a tribute of some kind. The page can be found at the bottom of the website in the navigation menu, or by visiting http://bzkclan.com/memorial
If any of you know of other members of our's that have passed away and can provide us with some details, we would love to list them on the page and pay our respects. Please take a moment to visit the page. Thank you for being a loyal member of Blitzkrieg and I sure hope I don't have to add anyone else to this page in the near future.
To those of you that have served in your nation's armed forces, I want to extend my sincerest thanks to you. I am sure other countries (outside of the US) have their own versions of this holiday. But regardless, I want to extend this to everyone that has chosen to sacrifice their personal interests for the betterment of their country. It is a big sacrifice that often goes unnoticed. On behalf of Blitzkrieg, I want to say thank you for everything you do, have done, and will do to protect your nation from your enemies. Please extend our thanks to your family and your fellow comrades that also sacrifice unparalleled norms for the safety of this beautiful country.
Blitzkrieg Gaming prides itself on being one of the only non-profit clans out there that continuously supplies members with premium features. We love to host activities with prizes and giveaways. We love to be able to bring in new and dedicated members to the clan through advertising and recruitment efforts. We love offering a technologically advanced website using the latest software and developer modifications. And more importantly, we love giving back to you guys and saying thanks for making this clan incredible.
In order to do this these, we need money. Nothing in the world is free, and gaming is a rather expensive hobby. We rely advertisement revenue, sponsorships, merchandise sales and donations from members. Advertising only gets us so far. Sponsors are becoming fewer and farther between. Merchandise has a costly overhead. But member donations have always been a surefire way to keep this clan alive. ¬
For those of you that do not know, this clan offers a premium donation program. What this means is, members that can spare $5 a month can become premium members. There are many benefits to this, but I’ll just post a link for you guys to read up on it later. http://bzkclan.com/donate
If you cannot afford a monthly subscription, a one-time donation is¬ just as valuable to us. Every dollar contributed to the clan brings us one step closer to meeting the demands we have put on ourselves. ¬¬If every member donated a few bucks, we would instantly meet our overhead costs and could focus on using our profit for all those things BZK members love.
In an effort to better this clan and give it the jumpstart it truly needs, I took it upon myself to donate nearly $400 to the clan. Some people might say that’s a lot and others might think it is very small. But regardless, we calculated this number based off of our needs. I wanted to make sure our overhead was covered and still be able to give a little back. Each Officer is in charge of a specific area of the clan. These areas include recruitment, activities, website, and competition. We discussed our needs and demands and determined that each area of the clan deserves its own budget. So we divided my donation among these areas and we are calling it our budget. We plan on doing quarterly budgets Q1(Jan-Mar), Q2 (Apr-Jun), Q3 (July-Sept), Q4 (Oct-Dec).
The money contributed to the clan is sent to clan account. Each administrator has access to this account and money is dispersed as expenditures are approved. We log each expense and plan on releasing this expense log each quarter along with new quarterly budgets. The remainder of 2016 is going to be our Q4 budget. Starting January 2017, we will release new budget reports. We want all members to know exactly where their money is going. Below you will find a graph with the current Q4 budget breakdown. Many of these categories have already earmarked specific expenses. We don’t want to release those yet as many of them are surprises for our members.
I am personally unable to keep up the fiscal burden of this clan on my own. I contributed the amount I did this quarter in an attempt to give this clan the jumpstart is so desperately needs. So starting next quarter, I anticipate that the budget will be considerably smaller. So now, donations are needed more than ever. Please consider a donation to help this clan grow and prosper. If at any time, you have a question regarding our budget, donations, or clan expenses, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you everyone for being a loyal and dedicated member of Blitzkrieg Gaming Clan.
I never thought I'd see the day he joined. But Congratulations to Jon for passing his FNG phase. I know post counts aren't hard at all for you to achieve and I finally have a run for my money. But this is still a big accomplishment in the eyes of BZK. I hope to see you keep up the great work and I am positive this is the beginning of a great clanship with you.