On February 26th, Mike Carmody and Phil MacKethan presented the details for the Tot Lot Installation and showed us how to sign up and volunteer.
The plan for the Tot Lot is to close it now for the removal/moving of the existing playground equipment, install the new equipment from May 7th to May 13th, and have a grand opening on June 1st.  This is all dependent on the weather so keep your fingers crossed.
To make it happen, 368 volunteers are needed, and a website has been formed to facilitate signing up.  www.gptotlot.com.  Promoting the website, there will be GP News articles, e-mails sent to thousands of businesses, notices sent out by the GP Chamber, and every Rotarian will receive a packet with postcards and business cards to distribute.
The jobs that need to be filled are:
  • Moving the playground equipment.  (heavy lifting so reaching out to GPS and GPN students).
  • Drilling and footing install
  • Assembly of the playground Equipment.
  • Hospitality A (waivers, t-shirts, parking passes)
  • Hospitality B (beverage and food distribution)
  • Daily site clean-up
  • Security
All of the jobs and their durations are explained on the website.  Please become familiar with  www.gptotlot.com to be able to explain it to potential volunteers.  As Mike stated, there are only 94 days to make this happen and they are the most important three months in our Club’s history.  Be sure to do your part.