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Offline stevegrab

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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2018, 11:42:17 AM »
Well, if you have the time, why not. I was thinking the same thing if my schedule allows as time gets closer.  It's a one day ride for me (I could easily turn it in to 2) and have a place to stay waiting for me. :)  TM
Retired people have nothing but time, the rest of us have work limited vacation to deal with. But as a bachelor I also know my schedule is a lot more flexible than some, have a few retired friends that are now having grandchildren and seem to have very limited time for other things.


Many places can be a one day ride away, but if there are fun roads between here and there, and I don't need to be there until Sunday, or Saturday, I'll usually take 2 days.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2018, 11:53:45 AM »
"Retired people have nothing but time???"


I have not found that extra time yet.


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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2018, 08:35:53 AM »
I used to like you Carl.  :^)    TM

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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2018, 08:01:08 PM »
Carl's comment about never having a day off is spot on. Retired folks tend to fill their plates to overflowing with volunteer activities that last year around.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2018, 09:51:08 AM »

When you volunteer once, it seems that the word gets out that Carl is always willing to help, and you get many calls.


I think that is how I became the STAR 2018 Coordinator.

One of my Volunteer Positions is: Carl's Escort Service.


I give our Grandsons rides to and from school when needed.  The pay is none, but I get lots of, "We Love You Grandpa."


Speaking of a STAR Coordinator or Committee, I think that should formed before a location is announced.
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Re: STAR 2019 dates and venue
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2018, 03:38:46 PM »



I’m very sure that everyone on the EC and in the club would certainly welcome anyone that wants to step up and volunteer to be the 2020 STAR coordinator and/or to serve on a STAR committee.  But in the absence of anyone doing that, we will still want STAR to go on and the planning for it won’t wait until then.

We used to have State groups compete for the honor of hosting a STAR, but it’s been some time since that has happened.  In the absence of that happening, STAR planning has fallen on the EC and those volunteers that we can find who are willing to help after the location has been chosen by the EC.  But the EC doesn’t choose a location until many different possibilities are looked at and discussed.  That's one of the reasons that all post STAR surveys always have a place for future STAR location suggestions.  I believe that Bristol was one of the suggestions given after the Vermont STAR.  IF we had a group of members come forward and say that they want to put it on themselves I can guarantee they would be met with open arms and enthusiasm.


If anyone wants to do that for 2020, they need to get organized very quickly though, there’s a lot of research and organization that happens before the announcement can be made.  If we still plan to make that announcement in June at STAR 2019, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of time.
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