Win a Magnetic Locator Official 2011 Raffle Rules:

The Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society’s (MDSHS) 2011 Magnetic Locator Raffle is open to anyone 18 years or older at the time of entry. Eligibility is to U.S. residents only.

Each ticket (donation) is one entry. You may enter as often as you wish. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society" or "M.D.S.H.S" (Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards at this time.), or well-hidden cash (however MDSHS cannot be responsible for lost cash) along with participants name, address and phone number may be sent to: Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society, 5042 Amethyst Court, San Jose, CA 95136-2601. Mailed entrees must be received in hand by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the above address. Your ticket stubs and a receipt will be returned by U.S. mail.

Odds of winning
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. There will be no limit placed on the number of tickets sold. In person ticket sales will be offered right up to the actual drawing.

The Winner will be determined by a random drawing held on Tuesday, March 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm at the conclusion of the exhibitor’s booths at the California Land Surveyors Association-Nevada Association of Land Surveyors Joint Conference 2011 at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Nevada. Winner need not be present to win.

The Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society reserves the right to extend the raffle to the conclusion of the Conference on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm. Winner need not be present to win.

Winner will be notified by phone on the first business day after the conclusion of the conference after the drawing. If the winner cannot be contacted by phone on said day, a postcard will be sent to the Winner by U.S. mail. Winner will have ten (10) days of date of postmark to acknowledge receipt of notice by contacting MDSHS by phone, email or as instructed on said postcard. Return of locator notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Winner may waive their right to receive locator. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on locator. Winner may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned within ten (10) days of date of postmark. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release within ten (10) days, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the locator, and the award of the locator to an alternate winner. All participants agree to receive, via telephone or e-mail, any notification pertaining to this raffle.

Personal information
Personal information collected in conjunction with this raffle will be used solely for purposes of this raffle or other MDSHS use such as (but not limited to) membership recruitment. Only official officers or authorized members of MDSHS will have access to this information. Personal information will not be sold, published, distributed, shared or divulged with anyone except as required by law.

By their participation, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Raffle Rules as solely determined by the Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society (MDSHS) and its officers.

ONE (1) Schonstedt, Model# GA-92XTd (Serial # 270794) Magnetic Locator will be awarded. No substitution of prize is allowed. Prize is non-transferable and subject to all restrictions and availability.

Prize value
The value of the prize is $1,041.00 (U.S. dollars) as determined by the selling price listed on the manufactures web site: as of January 9, 2011. Cost of Shipping the prize to the winner, if not present, is included with the prize at no cost to the winner. Prize will be shipped by regular U.S. mail or other another method as determined by MDSHS.

Prize donation
The manufacturer, Schonstedt Instrument Company, donated prize to M.D.S.H.S. for purposes of this raffle.

Prize usability/warranty
MDSHS makes no warranty concerning the use or operability of the prize other than prize was received in new condition from the manufacturer. Warranty and specification information (subject to change without notice) is posted on the manufacturer’s company’s web site: Additional information may be obtained directly from the manufacturer at 100 Edmond Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430, Phone: (304) 725-1050 or (800) 999-8280, Fax: (304) 725-1095.

Limitations of Liability
By entering the raffle, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Raffle, or any locator awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and entrant waives his or her right to a jury trial for such disputes, claims, and causes of action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Raffle, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any participant and MDSHS, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of California, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the valid or enforceable provision was not contained therein.

General Release
By entering the Raffle, participants release MDSHS, and its directors, officers, and members from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Raffle or with the acceptance, possession or use of any locator (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

Raffle Sponsor
The raffle is sponsored by The Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society, whose decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Raffle shall be final and binding in all respects. MDSHS will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Raffle. If you have any questions regarding this Raffle, please contact

Distribution of Proceeds
Proceeds of the raffle will be used in support of the goals of the Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society to: “Collect, Preserve, and Display Artifacts of the Land Surveying Profession”

The Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society
The Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society is a nonprofit public benefit tax-exempt corporation registered with the California Secretary of State’s office (California corporation number C1835904) and is organized under IRS 501 (c) (3), (Federal # 8916806802 IRS, EIN 77-0266641). Any donations of monies, grants, or artifacts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.



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