The 110th Anniversary is just 2-1/2 months away! This e-mail is a call for volunteers to make the anniversary a success.
First, though, thanks to everyone who has bought tickets to the Gala already, and a special thank you to the early sponsors who stepped up! You can buy your own tickets, and see our current list of sponsors, here:
Please share this email with friends and neighbors in the community. If you can forward this email to your building's email system, that would be great! And if you can post flyers or postcards in your condo or coop, please contact us at [email protected] for materials.
We need lots of volunteers to pull off the activities for the 110th Anniversary, starting in February and continuing through April 17th. Many hands make light work, and we hope you will give us 2 - 5 hours of your time so that the Anniversary events will be a success! Sign up on our Volunteer page for one or more of these tasks. We'll contact you with more details and to ask for a firm commitment to a specific task and schedule.
February through March:
Planning the 110th anniversary of the Titanic Sinking - We still have lots of details to work in the last few months before the anniversary takes place. Planning will occur over Zoom meetings, and our next meeting is Monday, February 7, 2022. We'll send Zoom details to anyone who signs up for this task.
Communications - We can use help with writing press releases, writing/editing the stories we plan to display in the Park, and creating the posters and slide show for the Gala.
Landscape Maintenance - We have several landscaping tasks to complete so the Park looks its best in April. Rose bush trimming, planter and demonstration garden maintenance are all tasks for just a couple of volunteers at a time. Board member Paddy Katzen will arrange specific tasks and schedule for those who sign up.
Centerpieces - Do you like making pretty or whimsical centerpieces? We will give you a small budget and the count of centerpieces we need for tables at the Gala.
April 14 - 17:
Staff the Information Table - We have two-hour shifts from April 14 - 17 to staff the Friends information table. We will provide training and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. The table will have information about the Titanic Memorial and the Friends. This is a great way to meet neighbors and share your love of the Park.
Volunteer Coordinator - We need someone to coordinate the volunteers who are staffing the information table. Tasks would include ensuring we have shift coverage and materials for the table, and trouble-shooting any last-minute issues. We have some nice tools for shift management, and a Board member will always be available to help with any tricky issues.
Set up/Tear down Park Displays - The park displays include a series of large yard-sign-type posters, as well as about 2,400 landscape flags that will be installed in a foam base. Initial set up includes mounting the posters onto the yard-sign mounts and placing them in the Park, and installing the flags into the foam base in a particular order and arrangement. At the end of each day, we will need a crew to move the assembled displays to a nearby location off of the Park site, and each morning we'll need a crew to put them back in place.
Staff the Registration Table - We need a couple of people willing to staff the Registration Table at the Gala, from 6:15pm - 7:15pm that night. You'll be in the Library where the Welcome and Speakers will take place, so you won't miss the event! We will have a list of paid guests for you to check-in people as they arrive. This is another great way to meet friends and neighbors!
We have an on-going need for:
Counting Visitors to the Park - This task takes only a small amount of time, is easy to work around your schedule, and allows you to maintain safe physical distance from others.
Please use the Volunteer page to indicate your interest in one or more of these volunteer opportunities. There is no obligation at this point! We'll contact you for more information and formal commitments.
Thanks for all of your help!
Corinne Irwin, Chair
Friends of Titanic Memorial Park
Proud partner of the National Park Service