Last volunteer notice before Tall Pines! (I think)

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Last volunteer notice before Tall Pines! (I think)

Postby morrow » 2016.11.23 02:22:00 PM

Tall Pines Volunteer Notice November 18, 2016

HAVE JUST ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS
We are just a week away from the 2016 Rally of the Tall Pines. At this point have 228 volunteers signed up and we will be fine if everyone shows up. The only group we could use a few more of is HAM radio operators - could still use about another 5 radio operators for mid-stage Traffic Control positions. We are fine for Thursday and Friday.

WORKER ASSIGNMENTS
We have just posted your Worker Assignments on the Tall Pines website, but in the interest of protecting your privacy as it contains all your full names, for the Worker assignments list, we have created a hidden link at xxxxxxxxx

If you find any problems with your assignments, get back to us ASAP. Note – preparing the assignments is a very complex task. A change for one volunteer almost always has a domino effect, so unless there is a real problem with your assignments, we would appreciate if you would accept them as they are. We really did try to accommodate all your requests, as best we could.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY ASSIGNMENTS
As you will see when you check the Assignments list, Saturday’s are pretty much completed and Friday’s are well underway. If you see a blank by your name for Friday, rest assured that we need you, but that is still a work in progress. In fact we have found that it is best to leave some unspecified until you arrive to give us a bit more flexibility in covering off our needs. When you arrive on Thursday or Friday, first see Carole Koch to get registered, then if you need clarification re your duties, see Greg McGrath.

All Thursday volunteers will receive instructions directly from me by email early next week.

ACCOMMODATIONS
As for the Subsidized Worker Accommodations , Limerick Lake Lodge is full, but there are a few spots left at Elmer’s Hunt Camp. Sign up in the Worker Section of the website. If you have problems, contact Trish at [email protected]
Note – for those of you who had difficulty paying online, you can also do it bay an e transfer to [email protected]

E TIMING REFRESHER
We can still handle a few more participants in the e timing refresher/training session. It will be held on Friday evening at 7 PM before the General Worker meeting. Contact Ross [email protected] if interested and I will send you details.

FOOD AT RALLY HQ
Arrangements have been completed with a caterer to have food and drink available at Rally HQ on Friday from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. We will try to have more details in the next Worker Notice week.

BEING PREPARED
The roads are in great shape and all gravel at the moment. At this point I wouldn’t want to predict if they will be snow-covered, part gravel or what next weekend, although the forecast is calling for a good dump of snow this weekend. Early next week we should know better. Nevertheless we highly recommend that you have your winter tires on.

For those of you who will be working controls, be sure to bring suitable clothing, food & drink and a flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries.

For the HAM operators, the main frequency for the weekend will be 147.285+ with a tone of 118.8. The two other repeater frequencies are 146.610- with a tone of 100.0, and 147.000 (no tone). Simplex frequencies are 146.520, 146.550 and 146.580. Be sure to have them all programmed in your radio.

SLOT CAR RACING
For those of you who will be around Bancroft on Thursday evening, Robbie’s Hobbies at 29640 Hwy. 62 is offering a great discount to rally volunteers.

WORKER DOCUMENTS
A majority of the Worker Documents have now been posted on the Pines website at http://www.tallpinesrally.com Go to Workers, Worker Info Centre and Worker Documents. Please take the time before next weekend to go over these documents carefully.

THE START ORDER LIST
Things are shaping up really well for next weekend. The Start Order is posted in the Competitor section of the Tall Pines website at http://www.tallpinesrally.com Really hot competition is shaping up.

GENERAL WORKER MEETING
Remember that the general Worker Meeting will be held at 9 PM on Friday, November 25 at Rally HQ in the Dungannon Rec Centre. For those of you coming for the first time, Rally HQ is located on the E side of Hwy 62 S about 7 km S of Bancroft (street address is 26596 Hwy 62 S, L’Amable, ON – coordinates N45 00.873 W077 47.164 phone 613-332-1325).

There will likely be one final Worker Notice next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Bancroft.

Ross Wood, Clerk of the Course

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Posted by Jeannie.
Jeannie (VE3JNE) and Jim (VA3JUS).
Jean MacGillivray, MCO Vice-President (2013) and RallySport Ontario Secretary (March 2011 - March 2014).
Jim Morrow, RSO Region Rally Director (2013).
Jim says: If you're not Rallying, you're not living!

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Re: Last volunteer notice before Tall Pines! (I think)

Postby morrow » 2016.11.23 02:27:18 PM

Bring warm clothes, food and drink, and whatever you need for your job. Most of all, bring your enthusiasm . . . not hard, when the main battle is L'Estage/Garrod vs. Pastrana/Durant!!

Looking forward to cheering on our MCO teams -- Car 29, Car 38 and (I think) Car 19. Looks for lots of MCO volunteers, including assistant coordinator Mike Koch. We're also stage workers, registration, Ham radio points, scrutineering and crewing. :chug:

:rally:

Jeannie
Jeannie (VE3JNE) and Jim (VA3JUS).
Jean MacGillivray, MCO Vice-President (2013) and RallySport Ontario Secretary (March 2011 - March 2014).
Jim Morrow, RSO Region Rally Director (2013).
Jim says: If you're not Rallying, you're not living!


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