Once again, Lesley pointing to the computer. Khaled, Andrea and Mike (not pictured) were also there. What's that? You don't see Khaled?
Why, there he is!
We had quite the turn-out for our volunteer info session! From two guys who just wanted to sit in room 3171 before their class at 1:00 p.m. (OK, they didn't really show up for the meeting), to someone who wanted info about auditioning for the EarthTones concert, to Mike M.
in 0T9 who, while just standing in the hallway, was coerced to join us for the meeting, and, finally, to Khaled
in 0T9 who was with us via the Sinai Scene
newsletter (see picture above).
So, in all seriousness, Andrea
(0T9) pumped up our self-esteem and showed up at the info session today. Janice
went over the "manpower
" that she and Haerin
will need on the day of the auction, Sat. Nov. 18, for
1) set-up from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
2) shifts during the concert to watch over the art and answer any questions people may have if they pass by in the hallway en route to the washrooms/smoke breaks
3) dismantling of the works after the auctionLesley
, who is in charge of artist registration, sales and artwork drop-off, would need volunteers to help with any artwork drop-off. She is looking for people who live outside of downtown Toronto
to be able to receive any artwork from people who live in the GTA, thereby making it easier for artists to donate things by removing the barrier of having to travel downtown. For example, Mike said he can safely transport any artwork that is dropped off in Etobicoke and Mississauga. From prior conversations, Elliott
(0T9) and Dave O.
(0T9) have also graciously said that they can cover any North York submissions.
The idea of storage of the pieces in MSB
also came up. If
we aren't able to find a secure place to store artwork for approximately one month (from now until November 18), then we might organize a drop-off date for the end of the auction, probably November 3rd. If this were the case, we would still want completed artist registration forms submitted ASAP, along with a photo of the work so that the website can be updated with the wares, but the pieces themselves would not have to be in our possession until November 3rd
. This might alleviate any storage issues.
Andrea said that she could help Janice with the installation of pieces on the day of the auction. Mike also said that he could help out with installation.
Perhaps the fact that we got zero replies from our ListServ e-mails about today's volunteer info session was a bit foreboding of the low turn-out that occurred, but we're chalking that up to the upcoming Structure & Function exam for 1T0s and the fact that PBL and a free afternoon for 0T9s prevented some people from showing up. Whatever makes us feel good at night, right?
The website is coming along with Thien
having many sleepless nights over the past few days, trying to get that up and running (for you people with your minds in the gutter, those were sleepless nights at their respective apartments, not with each other, and that would be the website that needs to get up and running). The bare minimum stuff should be on http://torontomeds.com/etauction
by the end of this week. Watch for it.
Stay tuned for more updates and another volunteer recruitment thing in the near future.