Friday, August 21, 2009

Scribes Needed for Tomorrow's Big Day

Please e-mail me at a.s.a.p. if you're willing to be a recorder at this event. Thanks in advance. Here's the pitch:

This is a chance to be more than just a participant at Saturday's huge vision forum for the Shreveport Master Plan -- and it doesn't matter if you haven't registered yet. In case you don't know about it, this is a public meeting of Shreveport residents at the Convention Center to decide what we should do to improve our city. If you want better parks, more bike paths, a downtown with good retail shopping, or whatever, you don't want to miss this. They'll distribute handheld clickers so the audience can vote on various issues, just like on the game shows. It should be provocative, interesting, and fun. And they give you lunch, too.

Because it now looks like there will be close to the maximum of 800 people attending, they're short on people who will be the recorders at the individual tables. Laptop computers will be at each table, but they need more people who will volunteer to be the ones to type notes on the laptops that summarize what's being discussed.

The time commitments are:
4:30 Friday at the Convention Center - walk through and training
7:00 a.m. Saturday at the Convention Center for set up and testing - before folks start arrive at 8:00 a.m.
4:00 Saturday, event ends; a reception for volunteers on site immediately following!

O.K., yes, that says 7:00 a.m. But think of this as PATRIOTIC SERVICE TO YOUR CITY! ...and there's that reception afterward.

Plus, you'll be the most important person at your table! (Er, well, in a way.)

Please let me know if you're willing to volunteer. I have to give the director the names tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks for considering it, and please pass on the request to anyone you know who might be willing to help out.

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