Is there something stirring in you to be part of the Whaleoil Ground Crew?
But it is scary to put your hand up. Â You only have so much time, and then there is that big commitment later this year, so you better not offer.
And that’s the way we both lose.
Whatever it is what you want to do. Â Whatever it is that you can do. Â It may just be living in the right location for that once in a year event. Â You might need to go take a photo. Â Or if you have the courage, an interview. Or something a lot less glamorous like go into your local council and look something up.
We need people to create, file, Â and follow up on Official Information Act requests.
Training is given, support is always available, and you only offer the time you are willing to commit.
If you circumstances change, no big deal. Â
We need more ground crew to train up to do the basic posts – the Mental Health Break, Face of the Day, Map of the Day, nightly video posts, the nightCap and Trivia posts. Â It isn’t that the current Ground Crew are doing a bad job or are leaving, it is because we don’t want them to burn out.
Our Ground Crew are valued and respected, so we are constantly looking for new people to lighten their load.
Full training is given.
Fund raising continues to be one of the realities of running an organisation, and we’ve heard you mention merchandise many times. Â T-Shirt, polo shirts, caps, mugs, flags… Cam and I would like to do this. Â But everything has a cost. Â When we are busy selling T-Shirts, who is watching the engine room?
Some of you reading this are thinking “Damn, I run a T-shirt business”, or “I provide promotional items”, and you are more than half-way there already. Â Drop us a line and see what we can do for each other.
Whaleoil is going to take off this year. Â I can guarantee it.
How much is going to be limited by the amount of time we can spend on it.
Your help, at all levels, anywhere in the country, from basic research, record keeping to perhaps even running a Whaleoil merchandise store, is going to determine how successful we will all be at the end of 2014.