Volunteering for the 2018 CSSSJ Fall Show and Sale

The success of our show and sale directly depends on the effort that our club members put into it. Please consider volunteering to help out with the show and sale this year. We need volunteers to help out in many different areas, including those listed below. Click on a link below to read a description of what the position involves, and how to sign up.

 

Set Up

Total Number of People Needed - Six

Starting Date and Time - Friday, September 21, 2018, 3:30pm

Duration - 3 hours

Duties - You'll be needed to help arrange and set up tables in the show and sale areas, as per the plan decided upon by the show and sale committee. Once tables are arranged, you'll help "dress" the tables in the show area, that is, and cover them with paper and plastic skirting.

Benefits - Aside from being a good reason to leave work early on Friday, being on site before the sale is open to the public gives you the opportunity to shop early for plants, procuring those one-of-a-kind desirable specimens that might not be around very long after the sale opens. The club also provides dinner on Friday night, typically consisting of sandwiches, pizza, and soft drinks.

To sign up as a Set-Up volunteer - Send an email to webmaster@csssj.org, Jaan Lepson at jlepson@mac.com, or Sonia Dyer at sonia.dyer@sbcglobal.net. Please be sure to specifically mention that you are signing up to volunteer for Set-Up.

 

Staging

Total Number of People Needed - Six

Starting Date and Time - Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:30pm

Duration - 2 hours (Note that site must be vacated by 9:30pm every day.)

Duties - Prior to 6:30 pm on Friday, entrants bring their plants into the show area and set them out. Since in the Fall show there are no designated categories to arrange the plants into, it is the duty of the staging crew to redistribute the show plants so that they are more evenly spaced out without disturbing the original orientation of each plant as placed by the entrant.

Benefits - Being on site before the sale is open to the public gives you the opportunity to shop early for plants, procuring those one-of-a-kind desirable specimens that might not be around very long after the sale opens.

To sign up as a Staging volunteer - Send an email to webmaster@csssj.org, Jaan Lepson at jlepson@mac.com, or Sonia Dyer at sonia.dyer@sbcglobal.net. Please be sure to specifically mention that you are signing up to volunteer for Staging.

 

Security

Total Number of People Needed - Two per two-hour shift (14 total for both days).

Starting Dates and Times - Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 10:00am, 12:00am, 2:00pm

Duration - 2 hour shifts

Duties - You'll be needed to guard the doors in the show area to ensure that no one removes (steals) show plants. You'll also be ensuring that the public does not bring sale plants into the show area (you'll instruct such people that their plants can be safely held in the holding area while they are in the show area). You'll also answer questions from the public, or direct the question to someone more knowledgeable who can answer it if you cannot answer it yourself.

Benefits - Aside from being a chance to rest your feet if you've been volunteering other positions, the club really needs well-staffed security to ensure that the show plants are safe.

To sign up as a Security volunteer - Send an email to webmaster@csssj.org, Jaan Lepson at jlepson@mac.com, or Sonia Dyer at sonia.dyer@sbcglobal.net. Please be sure to specifically mention that you are signing up to volunteer for Security, and state the shift (starting time and date) that you are signing up for.

 

Vote Counting

Total Number of People Needed - Two

Starting Date and Time - Sunday, September 23, 2018, 10:00am

Duration - 2 hours

Duties - Assist in counting the votes and tallying the results. Distribute ribbons.

Benefits - Be the first to know the winners.

To sign up for Vote-Counting - Send an email to webmaster@csssj.org, Jaan Lepson at jlepson@mac.com, or Sonia Dyer at sonia.dyer@sbcglobal.net. Please be sure to specifically mention that you are signing up to volunteer for Vote-Counting.

 

Tear Down

Total Number of People Needed - Six

Starting Date and Time - Sunday, September 23, 2018, 4:00pm

Duration - 2 hours (Note that site must be vacated by 9:30pm every day.)

Duties - Typical duties include removing table coverings, removing and packing show props for storage, taking down the tables in the show and sale areas and stacking them, taking down and stacking fencing, if necessary, and sweeping up and tidying the building.

Benefits - Socializing and exercise.

To sign up for Tear-Down - Send an email to webmaster@csssj.org, Jaan Lepson at jlepson@mac.com, or Sonia Dyer at sonia.dyer@sbcglobal.net. Please be sure to specifically mention that you are signing up for Tear-Down.