What is the purpose of the VOMBO Classifieds?
A: Since policy prohibits advertising and promotional
messages on VOMBO and DINI, VOMBO Classifieds was created to give
our VOMBO members a place to offer their fundraising items to interested
Q: Who can place an ad on the VOMBO
A: Any VOMBO member who is a Destination ImagiNation®
Affiliate Director, Regional Director, Coordinator, or other Volunteer
wishing to promote a Regional or Affiliate DI fund raising item may
submit an ad for publication on the VOMBO DI Classifieds. Additional
ads (e.g. individuals, teams, schools) will not be accepted.
Q: What can be advertised on this
A: All advertising is strictly restricted to the
sale of fund raising items by Destination ImagiNation® Affiliate
Directors, Regional Directors, Coordinators, or other Volunteers.
In addition, sales and profits from items advertised must directly
benefit Destination ImagiNation® Regions and/or Affiliates.
Q: How long will the ad run?
A: All ads will be removed after 30 days, at which
time, the advertiser may submit a request for an additional 30 day
Q: Can my ad feature a picture
or photo of my item?
A: Yes. One graphic per item is permitted. Exceptions
will be made if necessary (e.g. to show the front and back of the
item.) The size of the graphic will be limited to 175 pixels X 175
How do I place an ad on the VOMBO DI Classifieds?
A: Each VOMBO Classified ad needs to be submitted
with the following:
1) contact information for publication;
2) complete, edited copy, including price and all shipping/mailing
3) photos/pictures are accepted but will be limited to one 175 X 175
pixel graphic per advertised item;
4) your Destination ImagiNation® Affiliate;
5) your Destination ImagiNation® Region, if applicable.
While not required, it would be helpful to include your VOMBO membership
email. (The address to which email@example.com delivers your mail)
The above information should be submitted
for review by the VOMBO Classifieds Committee.
VOMBO and the VOMBO Governing Board retain
the right to refuse any advertisement submitted for publication, or
publication extension, to the VOMBO DI Classifieds site. To maintain
the integrity of this service, links to off-site webs and/or list
groups will not be published.
I am not a member of VOMBO. Can I join?
A: All Destination ImagiNation® Directors, Coordinators,
Managers, Parents, Team Members, and any DI Volunteers are invited
to join the Destination ImagiNation® "playground" and official
online booster organization. It is as easy as sending an email! Find
Q: How long will it take before
my ad is on the web site?
A: The VOMBO Classifieds Committee will review and
publish accepted ads within ten days of submittal.
Q: May I announce the publication
of my ad on any of the VOMBO sponsored lists?
A: No. This site was created to keep promotional
messages off the VOMBO and DINI lists. A tag line will be added to
the lists to link interested members directly to the Classifieds site!
VOMBO list is used to conduct business, make announcements to the
group and, in general, have fun! Activity tends to be highly variable
and, during the off season, days may pass without any messages. The
busiest time is during the two months prior to Global finals. This
is sometimes referred to as 'silly season' for reasons that become
To be a member of VOMBO
you must subscribe to the VOMBO mailing list and adhere to the bylaws
of the organization. To have yourself added to the mailing list, send
your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your name, e-mail address, the Affiliate in which you
volunteer, and a brief description of your activities in Creative
Problem Solving. Please put "VOMBO" somewhere in the subject
line of your message.
Please note that you need to follow the above procedure
to join VOMBO. Simply sending in a subscription request to the list
will be ignored.
Donate to VOMBO
While a goal of VOMBO is to encourage participants
to have fun, the organization also supports and promotes other activities.
Some of these are:
- The annual VOMBO scholarship awards (almost $10,000.00
in addition to a full four-year scholarship were awarded in 2003!)
- The RBDTT (Really Big Duct Tape Thing)
- The Team Manager and Officials competition
- These web pages
- The external advertising free environment of
the primary discussion lists (VOMBO and DINI) at Yahoo!Groups
The bulk of the funds are generated by pin sales prior to Global
Finals and we direct that for scholarships. The bylaws permit the
organization to collect a membership fee but, the VGB has not voted
to implement it for several reasons. There are, however, expenses
that the board would appreciate some undirected contributions to
help cover them. Our current obligations are about $40.00 month.
Of course, the more we have, the more we can undertake!
VOMBO, through its association with Destination ImagiNation®,
is a non-profit 501C3 organization. Please
send checks/money orders payable to "VOMBO" to:
17 Ledgewood Dr
Bedford, MA 01730
Scholarship Applications will be available
Questions? Please Contact the Scholarship Committee Chairs