Fall MDS Show Signup
We continue celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Minnesota Dahlia Society with the Year of the Dahlia. This is the smaller, more relaxed Dahlia show. The main purpose is to give growers and judges more experience.
Our fall show takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 14 – 15, 2019 at Bachman’s Garden Center, Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. The Heritage Room is in the back of the garden center, behind the shade plants, in the building where the koi fish are housed.
Staging times for exhibitors are available between Friday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM.
This event will be open to the public Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We count on our membership to assist in making our shows a success. SignUpGenius is a free online signup tool for volunteer management and event planning. The sign up is live and updates in real-time as people add, edit, or remove themselves from this signup. The below link is a live link that can be accessed at any time until the event is over.
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Volunteer Role Descriptions
SignUpGenius has character limits to its descriptions, therefore more detailed descriptions are provided below for each of the volunteer roles.
Judge’s Clerk = For each classification, clearly and legibly mark the number of entries, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place exhibitor codes, and winning variety name on clerking sheets. When section is complete, fill in cover sheet with Court of Honor (COH) winner: Class is the classification number, exhibitor’s name, and variety name. On the back of the green COH card, copy the exhibitor’s name and the variety name. Turn sheets into the head table/lead judge, Randy Siem. Accuracy and Completeness are a must! Kathy Thomson will have a brief informational meeting with the clerks prior to judging. Reference Showbook and Directory. Reports to Kathy Thomson.
Staging Assistant = Assist exhibitors by putting together vases, soaking oasis in water, filling vases with water and oasis as needed, assist exhibitors with other general tasks as requested, etc.
COH Clerks = Must be an experienced exhibitor. Assist in placing and arranging COH winners as they are brought up, attaching COH ribbons, and filling out (names should be on the back) and placing green COH cards for each entry. Verify the green COH card has the names on the back and they match the clerking sheet before sending sheet to Data Entry. Reports to Randy Siem.
Show Runners = Staple 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons to entry tags as entries are awarded by the judges (using stickers: 1st = blue, 2nd = red, 3rd = white. NOTE: double blue = COH winner). COH winners are to be taken to the head table and turned over to Randy Siem.
Data Entry = Assist with entering the show results as provided by the clerking sheets into the shared Access program. Requires knowledge of computer use, familiarity with Access program, and bring your own laptop to work on. Reports to Eric, Kathy Thomson, or Cindy Soule.
Room Attendant = Staff the information tables in the room and assist the public by answering questions, providing them with available handouts on growing dahlias or MDS brochures, directing them to additional information available on the web, etc.
How to use
- First click the Sign-Up button, which will put a check in the box.|
- Then click the Submit and Sign Up button, which will prompt for your name and email address.
- Finally, click the Sign Up Now button. This will display a Thank You message.
- Congrats! You are done. You will receive a reminder email message the day before the event that you signed up for. You can also use the ‘Add to Calendar’ button and select whichever calendar app you use: Outlook, Mac iCal, or Google calendar.