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TDIFest 2009 Discussion about TDIFest 2009 coming to Washington, DC (Dulles)on the Labour Day weekend (September 4-6th, 2009) .

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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:06   #61
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BTW - We did institute a $5 'cover' charge for entering the Show n Shine to help generate extra funds needed to supply better than average awards.
We did not charge for the Show-N-Shine this year!
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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:09   #62
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There was no charge for the show and shine this year, and I think we were able to get some pretty nice awards from Crown. We ended up spending about $600 on the awards for this year, which I think is a pretty good deal.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:10   #63
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There was no charge for the show and shine this year, and I think we were able to get some pretty nice awards from Crown. We ended up spending about $600 on the awards for this year, which I think is a pretty good deal.
And we had a donation that helped offset much of the award cost!
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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:13   #64
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How about some pictures, for those of us who were unable to attend the fest?


It would be nice to see the placers in each class....
We should add this in the future. We can present the awards with pictures of the winner up on screen at the banquet, too.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:17   #65
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That's a good idea, but there has to be enough time between the show and shine and the banquet to do all of that. This year was too tight because the banquet was too early to "allow people to head out of town early," even though not very many people did.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:23   #66
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And we had a donation that helped offset much of the award cost!
Sorry about that - we HAD instituted that fee which did help until Langhorne started being a regular with monetary donations.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 11:27   #67
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We could do what they do at the BIG car shows - take a photo of the car as it enters the show area. Make the person stop, get their registration#, take the pic. That way we'd have it for our records.
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That might be possible if the show and shine is started earlier... 11 - 2 instead of 12 - 3.
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Like Lawson said, that we would have to have a at least good 2-3 hours between the end of the Show-N-Shine / Raffle and the banquet.

The organizers/volunteers would need the time to go through and catalog the pictures, match them up with the winners, create a slide show so they could be on the screen.

We were cutting it close this year on getting the people choice's tallied up, and other awards organized to be able to present them.
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We used to have the show run 'til 3pm and the banquet not start until 6pm. I thought things were a little bunched up this year.
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We used to have the show run 'til 3pm and the banquet not start until 6pm. I thought things were a little bunched up this year.
The raffle bunched things up this year. There were a ton of items!
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Yeah, I wanted to start the banquet at 6, but for some reason it was determined that 6pm was too late.

Also, the raffle needs to be tightened up a bit. Instead of explaining each item (after people have won), just call the winning numbers, hand out the prizes, and record the results. That should save at least 30 minutes off of the raffle, especially when it's as big as it was this year.
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The explanation serves as a little promo for the donor (in the case of businesses)...but it would have saved Bruce's voice a bit...
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I understand the promo for the donors, but time is at a premium on Sunday (and the rest of the weekend, too). The raffle drawing really needs to be kept to an hour if at all possible. For the sake of the raffle announcer's voice and legs, the volunteers sanity, and the audience's attention span.
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I understand the promo for the donors, but time is at a premium on Sunday (and the rest of the weekend, too). The raffle drawing really needs to be kept to an hour if at all possible. For the sake of the raffle announcer's voice and legs, the volunteers sanity, and the audience's attention span.
It would be nice to call the number (or name if written on back of ticket), and hand off the prize/ticket/bin to the recorder. Then come back to unclaimed items at the end.

It did speed it up a bit this year by predrawing the tickets.

I do feel it's obligatory to give the prize name and donor when you announce the winner for that item.
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