Organising events is something that I really enjoy doing. Deciding what to include to make sure those involved have fun is one of the parts I like most…coming up with activities that most people don’t do regularly or perhaps have never done before!
This is my third year of volunteering as the Car Rally co-ordinator for the Glennie French Immersion Supporter’s Group. Each year I have had the support of my wonderful family to put on a great social day that also raises some funds to support the girls studying their school lessons (like maths; science; hpe; soce; geography and history) in French!
This year I was a little bit worried about the number of registrations before the day…we only had about 45 people registered last night….however by 7am this morning we had 58…and then by the start time of 8:30am we were up to 91! Our biggest year yet!
The entry fee includes morning tea (hence all the baking yesterday) though when your numbers increase by 50% on the day there isn’t time to bake another cake…so unfortunately a couple of people missed out (next year we may need to ration a bit more carefully from the outset if the numbers swell).
For the BBQ at the end, the pre-order/prepay option was very popular with those who pre-registered. It really helped from a catering perspective, though even with over ordering we had to duck out to the shops for some extra salads before the end.
It’s lovely to receive feedback at the end of the event and from what I heard it was almost all positive so I have decided to volunteer again for next year…though I have a few suggestions and ideas for making it even better!
The worst part of the day of course is once we get home and have to clean up…David was an amazing help as always!
On a personal note…I am happy to say that I didn’t have any cake (and not just because it ran out)…it was a conscious decision…