This month’s training recap is “Event Work edition”, as I’m organising two fundraising events for Alzheimer’s Wanganui.
Shown here are two event prizes: gift vouchers from Bali & Teak and Sassy Hair Boutique.
Prizes for golf tournament: thanks Bali & Teak, Sassy Hair Boutique. Hardest challenge organising this is prizes… pic.twitter.com/vrSOgdAB0x
— Max Bell (@maxbell_nz) August 11, 2015
These above are for the Forget Me Not Golf Tournament. But also on the list of businesses generously contributing prizes are:
- In Play Golf & Leisurewear
- Star Holistic Fitness Studio
- Bulls Flooring
- Chiropractic Clinic
- Farmlands Marton
- Scully’s Lavender Gift Shop
- Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services
- Platts Pharmacy
- Reloved Boutique
- What a Load of Bull
- French and Sons
- Ward’s Furniture
- Mothered Goose Café
- Four Square Bulls
- Driving Miss Daisy Manawatu
Below are flyers for the Golf Tournament to mail out – don’t know how effective mailing out flyers is, as the receivers may just throw them in the bin just like I do with the circular junk mail that comes to my letterbox every week, but it’s worth trying.
— Max Bell (@maxbell_nz) August 13, 2015
Pictured underneath those flyers is the Down and Dirty obstacle course racing book by Matt B. Davis which I was surprised to find at the local library :). It’s all pretty basic stuff in the book – it’s more of an introduction to OCR book, but it’s worth a read-through. It was especially great to see a section on parkour techniques for OCR! Some of those recommendations are movements you wouldn’t use in parkour (as you’re on concrete) but may work on a wooden wall… I’ll head down to the course down from my house soon and give the book’s recommendations a test.
The other event is the Memory Walk for Wanganui – a gathering of people to take a positive step for dementia and raise awareness for those affected by it.
— Max Bell (@maxbell_nz) August 16, 2015
On the Memory Walk, I posted this following tweet a few days ago… and then got forwarded an email of information on one of the spokes-people which said their partnership with Alzheimers hadn’t been announced yet and to keep it confidential. Opps. So I decided to delete the tweet and repost it after the safe date. My posting it early probably didn’t cause any fuss, but it was an interesting learning experience to see how information slips such as things being posted early on social media can happen on a larger scale.
Reuben Thorne, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, and Kerry Prendergast about to be pasted around town. pic.twitter.com/APvY4TKsVN
— Max Bell (@maxbell_nz) August 25, 2015
These two events – the Forget Me Not Golf Tournament and the Wanganui Memory Walk – are coming the end of this month and the end of the next. So fingers crossed they’ll pull through fine, and I’m sure to learn a lot of valuable lessons from making them happen which I can apply to future events. As I graduate at the end of this year, event work would be an amazing area I’d love to work in (especially if I can get a job in OCR event work, but in the meantime I’ll learn as much as I can from the experience of organising these two amazing fundraising events).
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