One of the advantages this year is that the entire Gem and Mineral Show will be indoors. Do you recall in past years just how bad those sudden rain storm were for outside business? This year, everyone will be inside the new Grant County Business and Conference Center nice and dry, which should make for more consistent shopping opportunities for all of our visitors.
This year, in response to our vendor's feedback, the highly popular vendor dinner will be held on Sunday night when most restaurants are closed in Silver City rather than on it's traditional Saturday night. Club member Jeanne Martin will again be in charge of the meal, so will be looking for volunteers to help provide and serve the meal . Our thanks to Jeanne for taking this on again!
Club member Sandra Ho, who has helped in the past, has agreed to be our Greeter Manager. She'll be lining up volunteers towards summer. Thanks to Sandra for taking on this leadership role.
Many of you haven't met JR Calkins yet, a new club member who is serving as our Site Manager this year. JR is the Assistant Forest Engineer on the Gila National Forest and possesses a great deal of skill and experience with facility management. During the days immediately following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, he served in a critical role on site managing the receipt and distribution of emergency supplies for all the rescue and recovery workers. He also serves as a Type 1 Incident Management Logistics Chief, so we are quite fortunate to have his expertise as new part of our Show Committee.