View Full Version : GAC Volunteers ROCK!
15th March 2010, 11:40 AM
The work put into the convention by the volunteer army (the industrious folk in the maroon t-shirts) was simply awesome. These people held together and made the GAC what it was, hats off to them.
You did the hard yards!
15th March 2010, 11:51 AM
My bloody oath!
THANK YOU ALL.
15th March 2010, 01:12 PM
Thankyou to ALL!!
It was a fantastic convention. The speakers were professional, the venue awesome and the organisation of it all like, like a well tuned clock.
It wouldn't have been a great success if it wasn't for the tireless work from ALL the volunteers and organisers. Having gone to a couple of events in the past, this one was organised with the same quality and professionalism expected of any other organisitions convention I have been to. (apart from the odd curse word here and there - mainly from the fantastic comedians).
All the best from me. Thanks. http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif
15th March 2010, 01:36 PM
Yep thanks to all who volunteered their time and resources - it's really appreciated. I'm sure there will be at least 72 virgins waiting for you (72 each that is, not to share).
15th March 2010, 01:54 PM
Indeed, my thanks go to everyone involved in putting on such a fanfuckingtastic event!
15th March 2010, 06:44 PM
I agree with all the comments above. An excellent conference, and the volunteers and committee deserve the highest praise and our heartfelt thanks. They did after all, achieve the impossible-herding cats! :)
15th March 2010, 07:20 PM
I just hope that most of you actually got a chance to sit down an listen to most of the speakers... You definitely have my thanks for an extremely professional and enjoyable weekend.
15th March 2010, 10:22 PM
I posted as a comment elsewhere:
A wonderful and much-appreciated opportunity [to present], absolutely - but as anyone will tell you who works in event management / stage presentations / promotions (you may very well do!)... the glam and gloss is just a reflection of the hard-yards people were putting in behind the scenes to make it appear that way.
I wore kitten-heels the first day and was nearly crawling by the end of the night due to all the running around. Hence the glittery but distinctly comfortable flats I wore on the Sunday! I would have very much felt more nervous and hectic if it wasn't for the wonderful people I was working with who have been setting the scene for months before this actually happened. :) Would absolutely do it again if I got to work with the same crew. :)
16th March 2010, 05:28 AM
I volunteered and it felt really good to find this thread, thanks for that, it was not easy though, not only the running around and having to "behave yourself" but some idiots that treat you rude because there is a problem with their ticket or they did want to be smarter than the rest and seat in the front seats when they didn't buy the right ticket, at times I felt like punching (literally) people like that, especially when they did it to a fellow volunteer girl.
Anyway, we got two of the maroon tops for ourselves!!:D
16th March 2010, 06:29 AM
Thank you to all...considering the large number of people the whole thing ran so smoothly! :)
16th March 2010, 08:12 AM
Yeah, congratulations and well done to all the volunteers and organisers, considering size of event I think it went off very smoothly.
16th March 2010, 02:04 PM
I know several of the volunteers personally - special thanks to Jason Ball, Jess, Anna, Richard, Mim, and everyone else who volunteered...
16th March 2010, 02:40 PM
special thanks to Jason Ball, Jess, Anna, Richard, Mim, and everyone else who volunteered...
Well Jason I know, the others names are familiar .. but I am TERRIBLE with names, especially with the weekend seeing and meeting so many people. Faces I remember now I just have the added problem of forum 'handles' to associate as well :)
So any more of the maroon t-shirt squad that are hanging around here make yourself known :)
Just getting thru that first registration was a victory, let alone the day in day out making this such an awesome event.
16th March 2010, 02:49 PM
Well I tried to thank all the volunteers with a special hug. I'm sure I've missed some so sincere apologies if you didn't get one. I was the really tall person in a black t-shirt hanging around at enquiries. :p
The volunteers were more than awesome...they kept smiling and carrying on without complaint. I LOVE them all.
Here is another hug. *hug*
17th March 2010, 09:10 PM
Thank you all - the conference was outstanding and clearly the result of a huge amount of work : )
18th March 2010, 06:11 AM
Welcome to the forums Davros.
Glad to hear you enjoyed the GAC. Whenever you get the chance, please hop over to our Welcome New Members (http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2) forum and tell us a little bit about yourself so that our members can stop by, and say "hi".
It's a good place to ask questions, and you never know how much more we might have in common.
If you're a member (noticed you ticked the box.) you'll also find notices over there about membership details. ;)
21st March 2010, 09:30 AM
Thanks everyone for the appreciation! Volunteering for the GAC gave me a chance to be involved in something that is important to me at many levels, and a chance to meet so many wonderful people too!
I'd like to thank the organizers for giving us the opportunity to participate in this event...
21st March 2010, 11:46 AM
Big shout out to the lot of you on the recent TS ep: Episode Thirteen - On Skepticism And Comedy (Bonus Chaser Interview) (http://tokenskeptic.org/2010/03/20/episode-thirteen-on-skepticism-and-comedy-bonus-chaser-interview/)
If you missed hearing Julian, there's a small part of an interview with him. :)
28th March 2010, 05:29 PM
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