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Volunteers for Open Regional Swap 9/18/22


Looking for volunteers to help with our upcoming Frag Swap on 9/18 at Cali Kid Corals in Concord. As mentioned in the post about the swap, BAR will be running the actual swap part and Cali Kid will be running everything else, including tables/chairs/venue/food/drinks/kid’s activities/store.

Positions we need help with (I will edit as we get volunteers):

Setup (4) 10:30-11:30 - Setting up the tables, chairs, canopies, and all the BAR stuff. Includes various things like frag table signs, registration stuff, raffle stuff, BAR outreach table stuff, etc. Whatever is needed.

Registration (2) 11:00-12:00 - Greeting, name tags, picking letter assignments, verifying 3 corals brought or bought.

Coral runners (2) 11:00-12:00 - Checking coral labels/containers, sorting the corals by type, and placing on the swap tables.

Frag Swap patrol/round barker (2) 12:00-3:00 - Keep track of (and announcing) which lettered swap group is up, which is next, time for the round, and that people are following the picking rules.

Raffle coordinator (2) 11:00-2:00ish - Organize display of the raffle items, sell raffle tickets, help people with questions, and run the raffle part around half way through the swapping rounds.

Photographer (1) 12:00-3:00 - Take some pictures of the various aspects of the event and post on the site later. Does not require a special camera or special experience. Anyone with interest and at least a modern camera phone.

BAR Outreach (2) 11:30-3:00 - Since this is an open regional swap, many of the attendees won’t be BAR members. We will have a table set up with examples of the equipment people can borrow and other perks of membership, like we do at CFM. Help people understand BAR and sign up as guests or supporting members if they want to.

Clean up (4) 3:00ish to when done - Generally goes pretty quickly when multiple people are helping.

Cali Kid is already making the event/food/fun free, and they are also offering $50 store credits and Cali Kid shirts to volunteers! You can sign up for more than 1 position if you want and they don’t overlap. Significant others and other nonmember guests are absolutely welcome to help if they want to, and are much appreciated.

Post if you can help and what position you’d like to do or can’t do. I’ll fill in below as we go.

Organizer: @JVU
Setup (4): @Srt4eric, @IOnceWasLegend +1, @Devon, @B the Nano Reefer, @will661
Registration (2): @IOnceWasLegend +1, @MolaMola
Coral Runners (2): @DaddyHook, @B the Nano Reefer
Frag Swap Patrol/Round Barkers (2): @Apon, @Piper
Raffle Coordinators (2): @IOnceWasLegend +1
Photographer (1): @Daboys2007
BAR Outreach (2): @Srt4eric, @Finnaddict
Clean up (4): @Srt4eric, @Devon, @CaptainB, @will661
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Supporting Member
Hate to say it but I didn’t see this was Sunday. I cannot do Sunday because I work that night. Sorry I have to pull out


Cali Kid Corals has generously decided to give all swap volunteers a $50 store credit for use at the Concord store where we are having the swap!

They also want to give the volunteers Cali Kid Corals shirts, which you can wear at the event if you want. PM me what size shirt you’d like. These are the shirts, they are pretty nice looking-



I want to encourage others to volunteer to help out. None of these positions are super stressful and we will be around to help or answer questions. If you are considering it, just go for it lol.

The club works a lot better when lots of various members outside of just the Board help with events. Also if you’re interested in doing something but people are already volunteering to do it, just volunteer anyway since lots of us are flexible and can cover something else.