Coordinating our rally each year actually begins with the site selection committee researching various sites before selecting the final facility. Then the real work begins, as the Rally Chairs begin 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 many 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 gates open, volunteers are needed to help with sign making and placement or to 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, assist RV-ers set up their rigs, or offer directions 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 need volunteers. If you are able to help on 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, 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 in helping out? Visit bmwmoa.org, click the Rally tab, and look for volunteer opportunities. Or, email Allison Gifford, 2022 Volunteer Chair, at email@example.com or the Rally Chairs directly at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2022 MOA Rally something special. We look forward to seeing you in Springfield.