As chief control marshal for MCO's LHFR on May 5th, I recently sent out the initial recruitment e-mail to previous years' volunteers. I thought I'd repeat it here so that club members could also see it. It's too easy for our rally announcements to get buried in that Rally forum section.
This short message is just the first alert about the 2012 rally and to give you some basic info about this year's event. It will be held on May 5th and we will again be using Civitan Hall in the Village of Lanark as headquarters, the same location as last year (2011). The web site for the rally is: "www.lhfr.ca", which contains much of what you will need to know.
The competitive portion of the rally will again take place on Lavant Mill Road, but this year's rally will be longer as we will be doing more passes. This will affect stage marshals as it makes for a longer day and an earlier start. Details are not completely final but we expect to be holding the worker meeting about an hour earlier than in previous years, as the rally will begin an hour earlier. Finish time will not be significantly different than previous years (assuming no unexpected delays). One other change is that because of budget constraints, we will probably not be able to provide a box lunch for volunteers. All workers are of course invited to the after rally banquet and awards presentation, including door prizes for volunteers.
All rallies on the Ontario Performance Rally Championship (OPRC) calendar are reviewed by the regional governing body of the sport and competitors are required to submit their comments about events. From the very start, this event has met a very high standard of organization, born out by our healthy competitor entries. We've also been very lucky in attracting dedicated volunteers, without whom there would no sport. I sincerely hope that's because the rally has been a good day's fun for all of you, and we hope to see you back.
The worker registration on the web site is now ready and you can access it on the "Workers" menu and follow the link on that page.
Over the next couple of months, I will periodically send out updates about the rally, including information about the various marshalling jobs that are available.
If you know anyone who has never volunteered at a rally and is curious to know more, please feel free to pass along this information to them. To help newcomers, we produced two short videos about rally marshalling last year , which can be viewed at the links below:http://vimeo.com/22478150http://vimeo.com/22479119
Thanks for now, and I will be in touch in the coming weeks.