Coordinating our rally each year actually begins years before the event’s date and starts with the site selection committee researching various sites before selecting the final facility. Then, the real work begins as the Rally Chairs begin their work to book entertainment, suppliers, vendors and the site personnel to make your rally a success.
While volunteering your time at the rally may sound intimidating, it shouldn’t. Many committees have tasks that most of us can easily do, and when 1,500 or so of us lend a hand and give just a little bit of time, great things happen. Many hands make light work.
In the days before the rally gate opens, a group of volunteers will be needed to help with sign making and placement or offer security in the vendor area prior to the rally. Others are needed to help set up the registration area and the entertainment stages, to monitor the arrivals of members, to assist RV-ers set up their rigs, or to offer direction to camping areas. The stuffing of mugs with our pins and patches also requires many helping hands, and the MOA Gear Store and the Prize Committee both could use your help. These are just some of the committees that could use your help. If you are able to help on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday prior to the official Rally start, please contact us.
Once the rally is actually underway, many hands will still be needed. Registration volunteers are needed throughout the rally as are shuttle volunteers to help taxi members around the rally site. More volunteers are needed to provide rally security and sell 50/50 tickets for the local charity that we generously support. Other committees needing your help include Door Prizes, the Sewing Table, the 5k Run, Bike Judging, the Bike Wash and Oil Change Stations and more. Don’t like the heat? Then pull up a chair and join Ice Sales and stay cool in the shade. If you have a medical background or have first aid experience, consider volunteering at our First Aid Station.
Interested? Visit the volunteer page or email Paul Ruffell, 2018 Volunteer Chair. If you have questions about how to get involved, contact the Rally Chairs with your specific questions. Many members say they have so much fun volunteering that they usually signup for more than one shift.
Together we can make the 2019 MOA National Rally something special. We look forward to seeing you in Lebanon.