I am incredibly grateful to my Midwinter Convention Team! The convention is definitely not a one person job! I asked the Star Lions (my home club) to be my committee and four Lions stepped up to the task.
Sharon McNally was the hotel liaison. She initially researched and visited area hotels to find a venue. Throughout the next few months, she communicated with The Grove team (Nathan and Samantha), asking all the right questions and relaying answers. Her organizational skills are outstanding!
Jennifer Weeks also doubles as Cabinet Secretary. Jennifer and I go back a ways, and she told me she would do whatever I needed. Little did she know...Jennifer also excels in organization and her computer skills were invaluable. She did spreadsheets, programs, agendas, name tags-all the printed materials, plus coordinating sponsors and stepped in last minute to run the game night.
Maria Anderson worked with Sharon on initial planning. Family matters kept her sidelined for some of the planning, but she helped with sponsor favors and decorations, and was available during the convention for various tasks, including reading our opening which I forgot to print out for her.
Phyllis Messenger assisted in every way behind the scenes, with a smile and a positive outlook, as she always does. She was instrumental in shopping for table decorations, on site decorating, rock painting and helping out with games.
Sitting in on meetings, offering suggestions, pitching in and cheering everyone on were VDGs Betty Simpson and Lynne Burks. Shane Bauges organized the raffle with Eagle 616 Lions who contributed six baskets.
Big thanks to this group!
Maria, Phyllis, Sharon - Star Lions
Jennifer - Star Lions