08.29.10

Volunteer Update: Venue Specific Training

Posted in 2010 Games, Jamie Link, Volunteer Training, Volunteerism, World Equestrian Games, World Games 2010 Foundation at 9:36 am by Thomas

The Venue Specific training was held in 2 sessions yesterday for all those that could attend I believe we found it to be extremely useful.  One of the key lessons was a video by Chris Young on Protocol, basically a top 10 list of do’s’ and don’t in dealing with an International public.  A lot of his points could/should be commonsense but we can always use a refresher course on that from time to time.  All and all it was a great experience, and for those of you who are still on the fence on volunteering, their is still time for you.

The pace is picking up and with only 26 days to go it only going to get quicker.  Jamie Link pointed out that ticket sales are picking up, which isn’t really a surprise, at this point the expectations is somewhere in the 200 – 300,000 spectator range which would be about the perfect size for this event in my opinion.

Kentucky Colonel
Thomas Demond
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08.25.10

Month to Go–>Get Your Games Face On!

Posted in 2010 Games, Volunteer Training, Volunteerism, World Equestrian Games at 9:36 pm by Thomas

Last night I was at the Horse Park for some of the volunteer job specific training and came away with a very good feeling about the Games.  Everything is starting to come together and I honestly do believe these Games are going to be the best for everyone from the competitors to the spectators and volunteers.  As a Kentucky Colonel and a volunteer I want to say to all the other volunteers, thanks and I look forward to meeting many of you.  I am signed up for 12 days during the Games and 2 days before so suspect I will get to meet a good number of you all.  For those of you who haven’t signed up to volunteer but want to, their are still opportunities available so I would highly recommend doing it.  The link to volunteer is given below.

Volunteer

Get Your Games Face On!

Kentucky Colonel
Thomas Demond
KyWEGO®

08.02.10

Its Hot in the City & Cool to be a Volunteer!

Posted in 2010 Games, Preperations, Volunteer Training, Volunteerism, World Equestrian Games at 9:58 pm by Thomas

Attended my Volunteer Training Initiation tonight and if you didn’t guess from the title it went very well.  Tonights meeting was conducted by ESCO Security Consulting , which is managing the security operations for the Games, as a meet and greet for them to interview the volunteers.  ESCO’s staff was very professional and left me with a very good feeling when it comes to the security operations for the Games.  The magic I often speak of in relation to the Games was certainly present in the room both among the volunteers and the staff which for me is a great environment to be in.  I have given an initial commitment of 10 days, possibly 11 maybe 12 if need be because I do believe I can make a difference during these Games as I believe I have made a difference in how these Games go off.  There are still volunteer opportunities available for the Games and certainly for anyone who maybe still on the fence, and I know you are out there, I would ask that you consider stepping down off that fence especially if you are a Kentuckian.  I know the negative publicity that is out there about the Games, but I can say with certainty that the true legacy that these Games leave behind after October 1oth will be long lasting and will not be defined by the revenue generated during that short 16 day period.

Proud to be a Kentuckian,

Kentucky Colonel
Thomas Paul Demond