Since the outpouring of potential volunteers has been — ahem– rather slim, let me calm your fears.  Neither the Treasurers’ nor the Registrar’s jobs will take much of your time prior to the actual event.  I will do all of the necessary communicating with shavees in the days and weeks leading up to the event, making sure they’ve completed the proper paperwork, encouraging their fundraising efforts and so on. You would just need to study your list of responsibilities beforehand and then be prepared to work one long and tough day.  The Registrar will basically be sitting at a welcome table signing people in, making sure that everyone under 18 has a parental consent form signed and an official shavee number assigned to them and the like.  The Treasurers will need to be able to quickly separate out the various donations people bring with them the day of the event (although, like I said, most donations are made ahead of time online). St. Baldrick’s provides very specific instructions and forms and envelopes for each type of donation (cash, check, general donations, donations to teams or individuals, etc) and each thing needs to be properly identified and filed. I am happy to take on the bulk of the responsibilities before and after the event, but know that on the day of, I’ll need to be emceeing and overseeing the entire enterprise.  Oh, and (a bit of extra pressure now), the Foundation won’t mail out our promotional materials (and just wait until you see who’s featured on them!) until we have at least one Treasurer registered.

And now, for the fun stuff: For the last two years, Braedan and Mark have shaved as members of Team Austin.  Well, we’re having a Beatles moment and this year they’re splitting up.  Braedan would like to form his own team of friends and classmates, so if you count Braedan among your pals, please consider registering for Team Braedan. And Austin is also hoping to convince many of his friends and classmates to shave alongside him as members of the latest incarnation of Team Austin.  Mark will be shaving the following week at AJ Rocco’s for Team Gallagher and already has several members of the 2010 team, including one woman, considering signing up again.  I am sure we can encourage a bit of friendly (I hope!) familial competition around this one, so pick your favorite Gallagher and hop to it! I promise, your hair will grow back . . . .

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