The Big Hat Club is an honor group within AMBUCS. In order to qualify, a member must recruit three new members in a 12-month period. The club exists to take membership, fundraising and fun to a whole new level.
The Big Hat Club was started by Past National President Charles E. Mitchell during his term at the June 18, 1939, executive board meeting. The idea was to present a shirt to each Ambuc able to recruit at least three new members in a 12-month period. The concept was to create incentive to bringing in new AMBUCS members. The individual who brought in the most new members would receive the “Rabbit Trophy”! Fortunately, at the July 2 meeting it was decided to award a ten-gallon hat instead and recipients would form a Big Hat Club.
These special, fun-loving members are the backbone of AMBUCS and provide leadership in recruiting new members and supporting the AMBUCS mission.
2018 Big Hat Fundraiser – 50/50 Raffle
Hello Big Hat Members!
Question… Who does not like cash? I am willing to bet that we all would love a cash windfall. This year, the Big Hat Fundraiser is a 50/50 raffle. The winner could pocket up to $10,000!
For only $20 per ticket, you could help fund our National projects and win some greenbacks of your own. Sell them to your members, family and friends. The more that are sold, means more to the winner! Use these tickets as a tool to tell non-members what AMBUCS is all about.
The drawing will be at the 2018 National Conference in Reno. And there just might be a special prize for the Big Hat Club that sells the most tickets… The Raffle tickets are ready…we hope you are ready to sell!
National Big Hat President 2017-2018