Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of an event like Rock and Roll? Below is a list of the volunteers who helped make Rock’n’Roll 2005 happen. Many more volunteers offered to help but in the end we did not need to use them as all tasks were covered. 1000 thanks to everyone involved. Without you, it would not have happened!
(in order of appearance)
Ian Phillips sharing all his past experience with us of what has to be taken into account and who to contact for such an event (Council, Waterways, Ambulance, National Parks, catering services) and what to look for at a Caravan Park (free access in case of boom gates, amenities that are not key locked, free hot showers, portages, access to both open and closed waters) Dave Winkworth suggesting to move the Rock’n’Roll into the summer months Richard McNeall preparation of the event · trip leading (with real cappuccino involved) · organising presentation equipment · chairing “Club directions” session · staffing the headquarters on Monday morning · organising the removal of the Marquee Mike Eggleton communication with Council, Caravan park, Waterways, National Parks, Ambulance Services, Rotary Club, organising our Aquatic Licence · trip leading Nick Palmer managing all the money related issues: memberships, registrations, dinner tickets, cancellations and refunds, raffle tickets, maps, chockies, merchandise · staffing of headquarters on all four days · being Beach Master Peter Kappelmann design of our R’n’R 2005 logo · constant updating of the Web · taking photos during the event · providing the projector for the presentations · sharing his photos with us Adrian Clayton looking after possible trips in the area · trip leading · being the Master of Ceremony for the Handicap Race · finding and managing our Marquee · tables and power Stephan Meyn organising the presentations · organising the manufacturers · organising the raffle prizes · being the Master of Ceremony for the Tug-o-war Contest Sue Brennan managing all the 1000 registration-related issues with her data base · printing of forms, dinner tickets, lunch tickets, ID cards etc · laminating the ID cards · UHF radios · laptop, laminating machine, printer at headquarters · staffing of headquarters on three days · boat compound fencing · load hailer David Hispley organising the catering with Rotary and selecting the menu · being trainee trip leader Kristin Young staffing of headquarters on three days Paul Loker printing of maps and aerial photos · briefing of trip leaders during R’n’R 2005 · trip leading Keith Oakford briefing of trip leaders during R’n’R 2005 · trip leading · staffing the de-registration on Monday Peter Osman trip leading · checking and communicating the daily weather forecast Nick Gill trip leading · training sessions · presentation “Bass Strait” Stuart Trueman trip leading · training sessions · being the Master of Ceremony for the Rolling Contest Terry Ward presentations “Photography – Basics” and “Photography – Advanced” · being Beach Master Elizabeth Thompson Yoga teaching Sharon Trueman presentation “Paddling Nutrition” Ian Coles providing the sun shelter for the Beach Master · changing the issue of this magazine at short notice to include R’n’R 2005 related information Mark Sundin trip leading · special tuition of “our Queenslanders” Trevor Gardner trip leading Mark Berry trip leading Sharon Betteridge trip leading Andrew Eddy training sessions/ trips · presentation “Cape York” Rob Mercer training sessions/ trips Laurie Geoghegan trip leading · presentation “Experience from Expedition Kayaking” Henry van der Kolk presentation “Trip planning and packing for overnight touring” Peter Rattenbury presentation “Why folders are different” · Christian ceremony on the beach Trevor Costa being Beach Master Helen Eddy-Costa being Beach Master Doug Taylor providing the Tug-o-war ropes David Whyte taking photos during the event · providing the screen for the presentations Kate Beirne being our raffle queen Kevin Brennan finding and managing all the above people · R’n’R 2005 timetable · trip leading (with a special Dugong feature) · being the chief trips organiser · presentation “Workshop: Sail making, paddle bag, tow rope” · driving up to Hawks Nest four times to check out locations and organise things, check out the trips, test paddle the “mangroves” and the “fish feeding” trips, get an understanding of the tides and currents in Port Stephens · finding and managing the security guard for the boat compound at R’n’R 2005 · six months of endless effort in parallel to his ongoing commitment as trips convenor · inventing the photo sharing Claudia Schremmer finding and managing all the above people · R’n’R 2005 timetable · presentation “Workshop: Sail making, paddle bag, tow rope” · leading the morning sunrise walks on the surf beach · composing letters to the authorities in Hawks Nest and Port Stephens · inventing the Handicap Race · driving up to Hawks Nest four times to check out locations and organise things, check out the trips, test paddle the “mangroves” and the “fish feeding” trips, get an understanding of the tides and currents in Port Stephens · communication on the Web sites, Forum and email · laminating of maps and print outs · six months of endless effort