SARA White Elephant Exchange Party (SWEEP) Saturday Feb 9
Immediately following the 2019 Election of Officers, we’ll hold the ever-popular, always fun White Elephant gift exchange.
As if you need a reason to participate, consider these benefits:
1. Clean your shack of something(s) you no longer need or want!
2. Go home with something more useful/desirable than you started with!
3. Have FUN with guaranteed SURPRISES!
:: Each participant brings at least one wrapped “White Elephant” gift.
This could be something you have laying around your Ham Shack that you don’t use or no longer need. If you don’t have a “White Elephant” you’re willing to part with, then buy something with a maximum value of ~$10. (Maybe a trip to Ax-man Surplus is appropriate?!)
:: Numbers are put into a hat, equal to the number of gifts brought by members. (Members may bring a maximum of 3 gifts each.)
:: Each participant draws a number. (Those bringing more than one gift can draw as many numbers as the gifts they bring.)
:: The person with number “1” goes first.
:: The first person chooses one of the wrapped gifts and opens it.
:: The gift is described; as best as possible. (The person bringing the gift can assist.)
:: The person with number “2” is next and has a choice. This person can select either the unwrapped gift from the first person … or can choose to open one of the wrapped gifts.
:: If anyone has the gift they selected and unwrapped taken away from them (chosen by a subsequent participant), they can choose an unwrapped gift that someone else has (except the one taken from them) or choose one of the wrapped gifts.
:: A person cannot choose/select a gift from the person who just took it from that person.
:: Gifts may not be transferred/chosen more than 3 times. (It stays put after 3 transfers.)
:: The “round” continues until each person who had a gift – has a gift; exchanged or opened.
:: The person holding the next sequential number begins the next round.
:: The exchange continues until all participants have at least one gift and all gifts are opened.
:: The person with number “1” has the final chance to transfer/choose any gift. (If this person takes a gift, it results in an exchange with the other person and “Game Over!”)
:: SWEEP is concluded, however members may willingly exchange gifts and barter as they wish.
Don’t spend a lot of time/energy on wrapping. You can use a paper or plastic grocery bag – or even a garbage bag for large, odd shaped items.
We encourage you to look thru your shack for an item you no longer want or need.
(As a last resort, you can let your spouse/XYL select a gift from your shack! IMHO: You may NOT want to go this route!!)