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ARRC2011 wrap up: Thursday

9 April 2011

While the convention started for most delegates on Friday night at the reception, for the OC and EC members it actually started on Thursday.

There were a lot of last minute details to take care of and most members arrived by Thursday lunch time to help.

Thursday afternoon was spent sorting out all the boxes we had sent ahead to the venue (82 in total!) and then unpacking all the boxes that contained books that had been donated for giveaways. And there were a lot!

Then came the fun part – making up prize bundles and tieing them all up with ribbon. Luckily Pamela arrived in time to take some photos:


It soon became apparent that we were going to have a lot more prize packs than we had anticipated – enough for every delegate to get one. So as we worked we discussed how we would give the prize packs away. It was decided that this time everyone would receive only one ticket for the giveaways and when their number was called out they would be allowed to pick from the packs available. All prizes would be given away in the plenary room. We were very excited to know that everyone would receive a book bundle this time around.


There was still plenty to do the next day, but it was good to have this big task out of the way.

And good news for our members who couldn’t make it to the convention. There are a few prize packs left over – we will be running a giveaway on the blog in the near future. Check the April newsletter for details.

  1. Marg permalink
    11 April 2011 8:51 am

    All those books! A book lovers dream! Great job everyone!

  2. 9 April 2011 10:29 pm

    You guys did an awesome job. I don’t think we could have been any more spoiled for books. A big thank you to all the volunteers, especially those who worked behind the scenes.

  3. 9 April 2011 10:07 pm

    Yep, I’m with Anna. You were all amazing. I came home and told everyone about the palpable vibe of happy people. I haven’t been to a conference with such genuine goodwill. Smooth running like the ARRA 2011 only happens with hard work so you all deserve a rest and a big hug
    xx Fi
    Thank you

  4. 9 April 2011 6:15 pm

    Thanks, girls, for all your hard work. It really paid off – the convention went beautifully smoothly. And I got a wonderful prize pack – I’ve already read a couple of the books out of it. I think everyone thought it was Christmas, there were so many goodies floating about!

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