Broken car and lost notes

How did a looseleaf notebook and important notes NOT get put into the boxes that were to go back to the First Night Studio?  Beats me. Those were the volunteer sign in sheets.

When we checked in volunteers, we had them sign in, as well as get a check by their name in the grid. So that was a double check.

But a radio is missing.

There would be a better way to check out radios, in my opinion. First of all, you need the names of the people who are required to carry a radio, and then the radio gets checked out to them, and checked in when they return it. There were no ‘check back in’ for the radios. I’m not responsible for them, thank goodness, but the notes that didn’t get returned may have shed a clue.

However, the double checks on the grid should give the same information.  Someone could have just showed up at the radio station and convinced the radio man that he/she was supposed to have a radio and then walked off with it.

Oh, well this too, shall pass.

My car is another story. The problem is a part that is broken inside the transmission and it’s going to cost me some bucks. Here’s another oh, well…there could be worse problems than this.

By the way, there were 188 volunteers recruited. I cannot claim all of those, but a good 80%, I’d estimate.

Just between you and me: I’m glad the New Years bash is over!



4 Responses to Broken car and lost notes

  1. Congratulations! Sorry about your car.
    Recently we stopped using radios/walkie talkies. Instead, we communicate on cell phones voice or text messages. The City used to provide walkie talkies. Later we had to rent them. The leader of each volunteer group had the producer’s and other essential staff phone numbers. We usually print out a roster for police, fire inspectors, private security, stage managers, key coordinators, etc. I usually stay in the info booth so people can find me. I was lucky to always have staff, production associates, a couple of them still very close friends.

    • Your system sounds better organized than this one here. I think you should come up as a consultant, however, new ideas aren’t accepted very eagerly.Some how the event gets pulled off.

  2. Attendees rarely know how dysfunctional and chaotic it is behind the scenes.

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