Your Golden Opportunity to Volunteer at the Information Desk

by Janet Dickelman

Come help make our 50th anniversary a huge success by giving your time to volunteer at the information desk. Hopefully those of you who have volunteered in the past will consider helping out again. If you haven't done so previously, this is your opportunity to try something new.

The desk will open Thursday, July 7th, for early convention arrivals. It will be open Friday, July 8th through Thursday, July 14th from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m, and Friday, July 15th from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

At the information desk you can: 

- Make reservations for banquet tables

- Give your room number and format for newspaper delivery

- Drop off your convention door prizes

- Pick up materials such as hotel orientation information 

- Let us know about items you have lost or found

- Receive answers to any convention-related questions 

- Expect to be given courteous, accurate and professional assistance

Information desk volunteers need to: quickly search for information as to the location of meetings, caucuses and special activities; be patient and friendly, and able to work in a fast-paced environment where several people may be waiting for your assistance. 

Volunteers should be able to work a minimum block of 3 hours. Of course you can always stop by the desk during the convention and volunteer your services; however, I prefer having at least a partial schedule of volunteers.

We are also looking for someone who has their own laptop or notetaker and would be able to help copy files each morning. You should have the capability of copying files to a thumb drive, compact flash card, and a high-capacity SD card. 

If you are interested in helping out as an information desk volunteer or copying files, please e-mail me at or call (651) 428-5059. Isabel and I look forward to seeing you in Reno this summer.