How to handle collecting money for an event
by Juli Thomas
The senior adults in our church attend annually a senior luncheon. This is a District event and the cost varies each year. This event is not paid through the District and they require one check not multiple checks.
The one lady in our church has already told people to write the check out to the church and has asked me (the treasurer) to write one check to pay for the luncheon. My opinion is this shouldn't be done this way, but do you have any suggestions or assistance for this situation. Thanks for your help.
The lady already advised me that she doesn't have that kind of money to put out to cover for this luncheon. My suggestion to her was to have everyone write a check out to her directly and she deposit it into her account and write one check out. She is not happy about this, but since this really isn't an event in our budget etc., I didn't think the church checking account she be utilized as a pass through for this event.