The 2019 TMGR Fall GoF is getting closer and closer and the planning continues to go well. We are now at the point where it is time to assure we have a line up of volunteers to help during the days of the event. The following is a list of positions. If you would like to help out you can either sign up at the August and September monthly meeting or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the activity for which you want to volunteer and your phone number.
If you would like to help out in more than one are please feel free to do so, but be consonant that your commitments don’t overlap from a timing standpoint.
Registration – 5 Volunteers
Kim Chalker has agreed to lead the registration effort with the assistance of Bob and Dwight & Candi Dawson. We have a good team, but we could always use more help during the event. Registration will be open Thursday, 4 to 6pm; Friday 8 to 11am and 2 to 4pm; and Saturday, 7 to 8:30am. If you can help during one or all of these times, please volunteer.
Auction Items – 2 Volunteers
The GoF always gets a wealth of items donated for the auction held during the banquet. Those items are on display at the registration site and then are moved to the banquet hall on Saturday afternoon. We need two volunteers to help move these items, total trip is approximately 3 miles. The commitment for this is 1 to 2 hours late Saturday afternoon.
Friday Morning Drive – 3 Volunteers
We need a volunteer to lead the Saturday morning drive and one or two people to assist. The person would be responsible for meeting the other participants in the parking lot and leading them out of Katy and on the drive following a preplanned route. Since the route is already planned, this is a fun way to volunteer and the commitment is only for Friday morning, although it is recommended that the lead person drive the route at least once prior to the event to familiarize themselves.
Hemi Hideout drive – 3 Volunteers
We need a volunteer to lead the Saturday afternoon drive and one or two people to assist. The person would be responsible for meeting the other participants in the parking lot and leading them out of Katy and on the drive following a preplanned route. Since the route is already planned, this is a fun way to volunteer and the commitment is only for Friday afternoon, although it is recommended that the lead person drive the route at least once prior to the event to familiarize themselves.
Saturday Morning Car Line up – 3 Volunteers
We need someone to lead the lining up of the cars in the Holiday Inn parking lot for the drive to the car show. Based on the instructions of the car show planner, you will line the cars up, by model, in the order that they are to enter the car show area downtown Katy. Once lined up, you will lead them, following a map which will be provided, to the location for photos and then on to the car show. There will be volunteers in the photo area and in the car show area to assist with direction. The commitment is for an hour or so on Saturday morning.
Car Show Staging – 4 Volunteers
We need three to four people to assist with the staging of the cars on the street downtown Katy for the car show. Barry Glass, from the TMGR will lead this activity but he needs a few people to help him. The volunteers will need to be available from approximately 7 to 10am on Saturday morning.
Car Photos – 2 Volunteers
We will be taking photos of the participants in their cars in front of the MKT Caboose. Barry Glass, from the TMGR, will be taking the photos, as he does for most GoF’s and his wife will be assisting him, but he could use one or two more volunteers to assure everything run smoothly. You will need to be available Saturday morning from approximately 8:30 to 9:45am.
Saturday Lunch – 3 Volunteers
Fran Carpenter is the lead for the lunch and is making all the arrangements, but she needs two or three volunteers to help the day of the show to set up, distribute and clean up.
Car Show Clean Up – 4 Volunteers
In the past we have had issues with leaving litter behind at the show. We have made a commitment to the City of Katy to assure we leave the area of the car show as good, if not cleaner, than we found it. We need someone to lead this effort and two or three people to help. We will be purchasing garbage cans and liners to place in the area of the show. We need volunteers to make sure those cans are emptied when they are full and then to police the area during the event. This commitment is for Saturday from 10:00am until the show ends Saturday afternoon.
Banquet Set Up and Clean Up – 5 or More Volunteers
Ron Redding is coordinating the banquet and he needs at least four people the day of the banquet to assist in setting up, decorating and cleaning up afterwards.
Please volunteer by signing up during the monthly meeting or sending an email to HoustonMGCarClub@gmail.com