2018 Committee Chairs - Festival of Trees
GALA AUCTION CO-CHAIRS:
Seth Levin *, Marin Eovaldi *
GALA PHYSICAL SETTING & ENTERTAINMENT: Suzanne Hight
DECOR & CENTERPIECES: Gala Co-Chairs
AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT: Open
CREATIVE/PRINT: Design and prepare artwork for FOT print work.
Diane Kester, Ed Augustavo (Gala)
REGISTRATION / DATA ENTRY: Suzanne Hight
VOLUNTEERS & PR: Deya Jorda *
Linda Mullin *
TREE SALES: Nancy Firby
FOT & GUILD WEBSITES: Maintain websites, manage GoDaddy domain name & Weebly licenses.
AUTISM WEBSITE: Patty Pacelli
SOCIAL MEDIA: Susan Steckler *
* Steering Committee Members
Janis Carlson, Rachele Sokulski
BOUTIQUE: Janis Carlson
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Lisa Iland Hilbert
PHYSICAL SETTING & ENTERTAINMENT: Rachele Sokulski *
Robbi DeVries *, Elna Duffield
Payments - Patty Pacelli *
Deposits - Lonnie Pacelli
Auditors - Jackie Moore
Billing - Suzanne Hight
GALA EVENT CONSULTANT: Suzanne Hight
FFG PRESIDENT: Barb Shupe
MEMBERSHIP: Jubilee Seth ACG*, Dottie Greenwood FFG
GUILD ASSOCIATION: Wendy Funicello, Megen Strand
TREE CONTROL: Maintain up-to-date list of trees.Insure variety of themes, colors, and types of trees. Check for accurate labeling of trees and boxes. Decide which trees go to hotel and in what positions. Purchase trees. Coordinate set-up day. Bag trees for delivery to hotel.
Lead: Daphne Darst.
Team: Lynne McDonough
HOTEL LIAISON: Primary contact liaison with hotel regarding contracts, meals, rooms and services. Writes post event thank-yous.
Lead: FFG - Rachele Sokulski
DELIVERY TEAM: Request truck loading permits from city. Create tree routing list. Contacts buyers with delivery times. Coordinate loading of trucks. Act as main contact for buyers, truck drivers and fru-fru teams on delivery day.
Lead: Diane K (routing & buyer contact)
Team: Jackie M (database), Freddi B. (fru-fru)
GIVE BACK TEAM: Provides form to be delivered with trees telling buyers who to contact regarding donation back to guild. Coordinates team to pick up trees and decorations donated back to the guild.
Lead: Dottie G
Team: Daphne D, Elna D, Judy S, Linda Cr, Barb S, Janis C
SCOTTIE TRUCK: Arrange with hospital for Scottie truck to transport items to hotel on Saturday and back to storage on Sunday.
Lead: Elna D
VOLUNTEERS: Manage volunteers at Celebration to ensure all jobs are covered. Manages outside volunteers.Write thank you letters.
Lead: Barb S * (4-6 hours)
PATIENTS: Communicates with hospital representative to acquire patient names, pictures stories. Sends this info to Print Material Coordinator. Sends letter/invitation to families with information about the celebration. Main contact for families. Send thank you letters to families.
Lead: Jan K
Team: Diane (patient storyboards) Linda W Barb S
BOUTIQUE: Make and arrange items for the boutique sale. Prices and tags all items. Arranges for check out and wrapping tables. Arrange for and manages elves and their wardrobes. Decides placement of tables.
Lead: Janis C
Team: Evie T,Wendy S,Judy S,Teri M, Anneliese K,Daphne D,Tiffany M, Dottie (creative), Judy S, Linda M
CASHIER: Get credit card machines and cash box from Gala Cashier Lead. Collect payments at Celebration. Secure credit card machine, checks and money after Celebration.
Lead: Linda Carr (Sunday)
Team: Freddi B
SANTA / PHOTOGRAPHER: Arranges for Santa and photographer. Sets pricing. Greets and supports Santa and photographer before Celebration.Takes payment for photos and manages line and guest services at Celebration
Lead: Phyllis R
DESIGN TEAM: Purchase decorations with an eye to efficient purchasing. Design tree themes and decorations.
Lead: Dottie G, Daphne D.
Team: Teri M, Linda M, Sandy C, Robbi D, Judy S
Rachele S, Lynne M, Janis C, Michele T, Maureen B.,
TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Photograph trees for web and sponsor thank-you gifts.
Lead: Lynne M
WAREHOUSE TEAM: Organize warehouse and help plan tasks for work days. Keep supplies stocked. Helps keep storage clean and organized.
Team: Dottie G,Linda Cr.,Elna D (garbage & recycle)
RAFFLE TREE: Creates and distributes tickets and keeps record of same. Coordinates drawing during Celebration.
Lead:: Teri M
BAGGING: Coordinates bagging of trees at the hotel for delivery. Recruits volunteers (some men) for help on bagging night. Print out bagging instructions for volunteers. Label trees and boxes. Make sure hotel is cleaned up, that things are not left laying around in the lobby.
Chair: Judy Smith
Team: Elna & Larry D,Loretta & Ken S, Janis & Ernie C,
Jean & Mark W
SET-UP TEAM: Takes “set-up” boxes (tools, ladders, music stands etc.) to hotel on Move-In day. Responsible to see these get back to storage. Co-ordinates with boutique and Santa leads on placement of signs. Brings and places directional signs for Santa, boutique, check-in.
Set-Up Table: Linda Ca,.Freddi B
COOKIES: Procures cookies for Celebration, and keeps them frozen until event and transports them to hotel. Interfaces with hotel kitchen staff for distribution. Coordinates with set-up chairperson for tables. Take photos of student bakers for web and signage. Sends thank you to students.
Lead: Barb S.
Bakers: Elna D,Loretta S,Janis C,Michele T
ENTERTAINMENT: Arranges for choir or other entertainment for Celebration. Works with Celebration Chair for timing of singers. Writes thank you letters.
Lead: Rachele S
STORYTELLER: Schedules:volunteers to read stories at the Celebration.
Lead: Jan K
CLEAN UP: Boxes items left from tree sales and boutique after Celebration and move to pick up space at hotel. Arranges for pick up and transport of these items back to storage. Makes sure any rooms used for storage at the hotel are clear of FOT items.
Lead: Patti L *
Team: Elna D