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Volunteers Needed Please!

As you all know, we are expecting a large influx of visitors to the maryrenaultfics clubhouse grounds on the 14th and 15th June for the 10YO celebrations. While we can rely on the slaves to help with the heavy work and clean-up, you will all be needed to help with the festivities, and, of course, to meet the members. Some, I am sure, you will remember from the 5 year birthday party five years ago; but there are new members who may be visiting for the first time, who will be eager to meet you.

Time is short; it is only a few weeks to the party. So to help, I have started a sign-up list, breaking the day into 2 hour timeslots, so no one is overburdened. By my reckoning we need:

Early Morning - 9 am to 11 am

2 people on the front gate
2 people at the clubhouse front door (to direct visitors to the ballroom and ensure they do not go to the kitchen (unless they come with food, and then only to drop off)
2 people of the back door (to make sure no one slips in and gets upstairs to see the private wing - especially King Alexander's suite of rooms which are likely to be a draw)
3 people on grounds (first time visitors are bound to get lost)

Mid-Day - 11 am to 1 pm

Ditto above with the addition of 3 people on the food table

Early Afternoon - 1 pm to 3 pm

Ditto above with the addition of 3 people on the food table

Late Afternoon - 3 pm to 5 pm

Toward the end of the day we can probably do without the 3 people on the grounds, but whoever volunteers for the front gate will need to ensure they lock up once the last of the guests leave.

Please comment here to sign up. (Bunny this means you too!)


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 29th, 2014 10:58 pm (UTC)
No fear! Mornings definitely aren't my thing but I'll mind the drinks late afternoon!

Edited at 2014-06-05 01:09 am (UTC)
May. 30th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
I'll take Early Morning by the back door; I wouldn't want anyone intruding on Alexander's privacy.
Jun. 7th, 2014 12:15 pm (UTC)
Quite right.
Jun. 5th, 2014 01:08 am (UTC)
Oh, my! I must do my bit.

Let me see....

I think it might be best if you put me down for the Midday period on the Food Table. I'm sure I can "dish up" with the best of them; but I am not at all sure that I would be able to "repel boarders", should anyone try to rush the gates. (I do hope no one does anything like that. One wants these festivities to go smoothly.)
Jun. 7th, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
I can manage the back door in the late afternoon, and do duty at the food table in an earlier slot.
Jun. 10th, 2014 08:30 pm (UTC)
I would be happy to be by the gate at the beginning of the day. I always think first impressions are very important.
Jun. 10th, 2014 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'll help with the refreshments table at midday.
Jun. 14th, 2014 12:47 am (UTC)
Lysis and I will help with directing visitors round the grounds in the morning.
Jun. 16th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Your arrangements were perfect, well-organised and just what we needed, thank you so much! I hope you have plenty of willing volunteers for the clearing up!
Jun. 26th, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
If you're trying to offer, my dear, we wouldn't think of it. You moderators are guests at the festivities.

In any case, the historical novels supply a ready labour force. I'm sure I don't approve of owning people! Even so, I have to admit it's convenient at a time like this. There will be a lot of people to clear up after, that's certain.
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