I'm bumping this independently of any organization.
The silence has me a bit worried. I participated in the GPRC setup the last time it was in town,
and we NEEDED all who came to help. I am planning to be at the setup, arranged with Molly long ago.
I have been silent, not wanting to foster a "they have enough people" attitude in this thread.
Quite frankly, with my mobility restrictions, I really don't count as a +1, maybe a +0.02 or so...
I'm just USED to, and not intimidated by, large numbers (due to the sign work)
We have LOST some of our stalwarts: Mr and Mrs Federal Farmer for example...
They are in Washington State, and I have no idea if they will attend, and would not bet on their being at setup.
MOST of the setup work involves the books distributed to all attendees.
Basically there will be a HUGE pile of boxes of books,
when setup is done, each seating position will have the same pile of about 18 different books.
Quite frankly I was BUSY, and all I was doing was flattening and stacking all the empty boxes!
With these EXAMPLE numbers, 500 attendees x 18 books = 9000 books
and if 40 books per box that's 225 boxes.
9000 books in 4 hours is 2250 per hour and 37.5 per minute. a box a minute.
Many hands make the work light, few hands means they work all night.
Quite frankly, it's great to be done, and mingle with the incoming Pro-gun activists socially Friday
evening at the various watering holes at the Hyatt before during and after the 7-9 pm reception.
If you keep up with events during the year, you will recognize various people and organizations
from the fight, and get the rock bottom straight stories of the fight, from the "grunts on the ground".
Remember the Lady that got in carry trouble in New Jersey because of an inadvertent state border crossing?
I met the people that spearheaded both that fight and booted the news in the backside to get it covered. Nationally.
Edited by markthesignguy, 15 September 2018 - 05:16 PM.