Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Volunteer Opportunities Are Still Available!

The 2006 National Genealogical Society conference is slated for June 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Volunteer opportunities are available that can match every attendee’s interests and background, and can be worked around your conference schedule. Help is needed before, during, and after things unwind. Here’s a rundown on some of the volunteer opportunities.
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Registration: Do you like meeting and greeting people? Then this job is for you. Welcome conference registrants, distribute bags, and help attendees feel delighted to be there.

Session monitors: Here’s a chance to listen to the speakers and volunteer at the same time! This job is very simple. Stand at the meeting room door, greet attendees, and answer the proverbial question, “Is this where I’m supposed to be?”

Exhibitor support: Do you want to volunteer before the conference starts? A few people are needed at the hotel on Tuesday, June 6, the day before the conference begins, to help exhibitors find their spaces and get ready for the big event. No heavy lifting required!

Hospitality: Ever think you’d like to be a concierge? Then this job is for you! Be the person in the know who can direct attendees to various points of interest both at the conference and in and around the city. If you don’t have all the answers, you’ll know where to get them. From “Where will the luncheon be held?” and “What time does the exhibit hall open?” to “How do I get to the Newberry Library?” and “What’s playing at the Rosemont Theatre?” your help will be more than appreciated.

Peggy Gleich, president of Bigwill (British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois) is the Volunteer Coordinator for the conference. If you’d like to volunteer or want more information about available opportunities, contact Peggy at P.O. Box 8003, Janesville, WI 53547-8003 or

Don’t miss this chance take an active role in a national conference. Won’t you please give us a hand? We look forward to seeing you there!


Blogger Peggy Rockwell Gleich said...

Hi All.
Less than six months to go now and we will be in Chicago!

Volunteering is a great way to get that"behind the scenes" view of some of the workings of a national conference.

And this is a great way to give one of those "paybacks" we all owe. This one doesn't take any extra time as we are already there!

We hope you will join us and stuff a bag or two, montor a session or three and join us all for a fun week!

See you there!
Peggy Rockwell Gleich
Volunteer Coordinator

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