Just One Thing Participation
Not every Ninc member can participate at the level of Conference
Committee member, and the Just One Thing program doesn’t ask
that anyone do that. But can you do Just One Thing (JOT)?
Remember: We don’t want to own
you … but we sure wouldn’t mind renting you for a
Here are some of the openings we’ve got for JOT participants. If
you see one (or two) that you like, that appeal to you, give a holler,
and we’ll set you right up. Oh, and check back often — we’re
bound to think of more ways you can become involved with Ninc Goes
Platinum. Thank you!
Nuts ’N Bolts
Contact Person, Co-chair
Leslie’s crew of JOTs will help in both planning and on-site
supervision regarding things that just plain have to “work” so
that the conference is an enjoyable, stress-free experience for everyone.
Including but not limited to:
PROXY COORDINATOR – We need enough signed proxy forms to make
sure our attendance at the Ninc General Meeting, scheduled during
the conference, meets the requirements of our Bylaws. If you’re
good at nose-counting and nagging, Ninc Needs You!
TRANSPORTATION – Arranging transportation for a speaker, for
two speakers, being in charge of the whole travel thing – tell
us what you want to do.
WORKSHOP AREA POTTY PATROL – Someone to check two or three times
a day and report if it’s time to call for some housekeeping
help. Small job? Yup. Unless you’re the
one caught in the stall without the toilet paper – then it’s
the most important job on this list!
CLYDES: (for lack of a better name) – Folks to make
sure the place name cards are changed after each workshop, that the
people at the podium have fresh water, writing paper and pens, and
that the microphones still work. If you want to help keep the
speakers watered and wired for one or more workshops, let us know. And,
yes, Clydes get to pick which workshop they want to work, on a first
shout-out, first assigned basis.
WORKSHOP/NIGHTOWL MODERATORS – You already know this one. Introduce
the speakers/topic, have a question or two ready to start the action
(we’ll help there!), and, in general, keep the crowd from getting
too rowdy. So you don’t miss a session you are dying
to attend, you also get to pick your moderator slot from the list
of workshops, first shout-out, first assigned.
REGISTRATION DESK – Be the first friendly face conference
attendees encounter as you sign people in and give them their goodie
bags. No pay, but the hours are flexible.
TRANSPORTATION LOOP – In charge of the Yahoo loop where members
discuss sharing rides to and from the airport, etc.
OFF-SITE TOUR SIGN-UP COORDINATOR – Eileen Dreyer and her
Saint Louis Posse will come up with ideas, then pass along info to
this person for organizing tours, possible sporting event tickets,
etc., for those who want to see some of the city, and for those who
feel the need to dump some of their family somewhere for a few hours. St.
Louis is a family city, perfect for combining the conference with
some family time (so please pardon the word “dump,” but
you know what we mean).
BAR DESIGNER – Let’s make the Drury our home away from
home; use your talents to decorate our designated bar room.
YAHOO LOOP MODERATORS
*General Conference Discussion
*Saint Louis Area Tours
Karen’s People Persons Posse includes anyone who wants to
help contact, invite, and assist editors, agents, and other publishing
personnel concerning the conference, as well as keeping all attendees
Included but not limited to:
MUNCHIE TABLE NAZI (paraphrasing Seinfeld for lack of a better title) – One
for each such opportunity we provide; someone who makes sure the
coffee pots don’t run dry, we don’t run out of munchies,
SPEAKER ESCORTS – Volunteers to make sure special invited
speakers get to the right workshop room at the right time and aren’t
left to wander the hallways on their own throughout the conference
or sit alone during conference events.
PRESS RELEASE WRITER – Anybody good at PR? And, wow,
the job comes with JOT proofreaders – how great is that!
GOODIE-BAG STUFFERS – Party hearty in the President’s
suite on the night before the conference while loading up schedules,
giveaways, etc., for attendees.
HOSTS/HOSTESSES FOR THE OFF-SITE SIGN-UP MEALS – Lunch and
Dinner hosts/hostesses, a redux of our NY fun, so everyone gets to
mix and mingle at meal time in groups of 10 to 12.
OFF-SITE TRANSPO COORDINATOR – Arrange for any van, cab or
bus transportation we might need to hire for restaurant jaunts or
offsite programs. (The hotels downtown all use the same small service,
which they say is great.)
GOODIE-BAG GURUS – Obtaining freebies and giveaways if you’ve
got an “in” somewhere or anyone you can blackmail. Like
BOOKSTORE ORGANIZER – We need someone who knows how to use
the Internet to locate local Saint Louis bookstores and provide contact
information and directions from the Drury Plaza, for use by members
who sign up for the Bookstore Yahoo loop.
JOT VOLUNTEERS TO DATE
MUNCHIE TABLE NAZI (more needed)
GOODIE BAG STUFFERS (more needed)
CAR POOL COORDINATOR
OFF-SITE MEALS COORDINATOR
OFF-SITE MEAL HOSTS/HOSTESSES (more needed)
Mary Jo Putney
WORKSHOP/NIGHTOWL MODERATORS (more needed)
Pari Noskin Taichert
EDITOR/AGENT LIST UPDATING
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Julie Leto Klapka
INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS NAMETAGS
ROOMMATE YAHOO LOOP MODERATOR
Janelle Clare Schneider