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Monday, June 15, 2015

HELP! Fly-In Organization Volunteers needed.

Your help is appreciated.
The time has come again to begin preparations in earnest for the fly-in at Lee Bottom.  As we look forward to the event, as always, the major hurdle is volunteers.  If you’re thinking “They always have plenty of volunteers,” when it comes to the grunts (affectionately named) that make it all happen, we usually do have quite a few.  But when we talk about a shortage of volunteers, we mean the people who are willing to take charge of a portion of the event and do what it takes to get everything in place and ready.  Those folks are always difficult to come by.  We do have a few but we really need more.
Across society, most people think they want to do something until they see how much time and effort is involved.  I understand everyone is busy.  I get it.  But, if you're up for it, we really could use some folks for these positions.
All the free sweat you can generate.
At this point, it is important to note the other issue that always comes along with this request. The idea that these organizational volunteers can just show up a few days early and get it done is not realistic.  It takes planning and coordination from this point forward.  It also requires the willingness to show up on the days that are planned, not just the days that are convenient.  Sure, we try to make it as convenient as possible.  But, organization is organization and things have to get done and get done in order.
If you are able and willing to volunteer for such an effort, please let us know.
Below is a list of the important positions in need of volunteers.  If you are already doing this position, I'm sure you could use some help.  Our goal is to make sure everything is well covered.
Mowing
Cleaning/Decorations/Setup
Car Parking
Aircraft Parking
Tickets / admission
Registration / Meet and Greet
Volunteers (Possible Temporary Position)
Sponsorships

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