Volunteer Opportunities for the LER Hosted National AACA
Spring Meet - May 2013
2014 National Spring Meet Registration
2014 National Show Judging
John & Elaine Haid, Registration
716-674-7351 (home), john @johnhaid.com
Are you thinking about volunteering for our Lake
Erie Region sponsored 2014 National Spring Meet and might
like to know about volunteering for the Registration
Committee? Here's some information for you to consider.
∑ All participants are Pre-registered. There will be no registration
of any kind, during the meet.
The information for each registrant will be in alphabetical order
in the registration area of the host hotel, which is the Marriott on
Millersport Highway in Amherst. For those entering more than one
vehicle, each vehicle will have its own packet. Registration
volunteers will be in teams of three or four per shift on Thursday
and Friday, with a supervisor / manager.
Registration will be at the Marriott, our host hotel, Thursday and
Friday, May 29 and 30, 2014. Saturday registration will be moved to
the show field. Registration will be open on Saturday morning from
6:00 am until judging begins (usually about 11:00 am). Times for
registration will be determined.
Included in the participant registration packet will be the
vehicle window card, judging sheet, meet program booklet, tickets
for any tours, banquet, etc.
Meet participants will arrive at the registration area.
Registration volunteers will greet the participant, welcome them to
Buffalo and thank them for their participation.
The volunteer will ask for the name of the participant and locate
the specific packet(s) for the registrant. The registration
volunteer will review the information in the packet, verify the
correct vehicle and judged class, tickets for events, and other
important data. If there is an error, the volunteer will immediately
contact the shift supervisor and any corrections will be properly
addressed. Computers will be on hand to correct any errors regarding
vehicle registration, class, etc.
This is NOT a difficult task and computer experience is not
Please contact us if there are any question or if you wish to
I am looking for volunteers to help in the hospitality suite during
the National Car Show our club is hosting. This will be at the
Marriott Hotel on May 30 and 31, 2014. We will need several people
for each shift to serve refreshments. I'm sure you will meet some
wonderful people and hear great car stories. I am asking for your
help. Please call me at 716-791-3080, leave a message if I'm not
home, and I will return your call. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Bob Nash / Barb Noonan
At the last couple of board
meetings, it was brought to our attention that some of our members
would be interested in becoming an AACA national judge.
We have a national show planned
for May 2014 that our Lake Erie region is hosting, and this is a
perfect time to get yourself started in national judging.
If you are interested in becoming one for our 2014 Show you
should do the following:
∑ Attend a National Show in 2013.
The closest show is going to be the Carlisle Pa. sponsored by the
∑ Fill out the Activity Card that
comes in your national magazine, and request information about the
show. Information about
activities at the show will be mailed to you from AACA headquarters.
Review the card and sign up for anything of interest to you.
∑ At the Carlisle show, sign up as
an apprentice judge. You will then be asked to attend the judging
school usually held on the Friday before the day of the meet.
∑ At the judgeís breakfast, you
will be placed at a table with other apprentice judges.
You will be given instructions on where and when to meet on
the show field to begin your training.
The judgeís apprentice program is very nice in that before
you can actually judge in a national show, a trainer takes you out
on the show field and shows you several cars to judge as a group.
Youíll then discuss the car and the judging process
afterwards. The cars owners have agreed to allow this, and
understand their cars are being used to train new judges. The review
usually goes from excellent cars to cars that could use a little
help. This is a great program that will get you comfortable with the
judging process and prove that you donít have to be a car expert
to be a national judge.
∑ On the morning of the meet, you
may be encouraged to attend a Continuing Judges Education (CJE)
class as well as apprentice judge all in the same day.
This program is a great way to add to your knowledge base of
the different types of vehicles you may be asked to judge as well as
the different components of the judging process.
Some of the classes offered, which are usually done on the
show field, include tires, interiors, exteriors, engines, chassis,
Model Aís and Tís, and much more.
∑ After your apprentice judge
training, you can attend a national show, including our 2014 show,
and sign up to judge. You
will be assigned to judge in teams of four persons.
There is a team captain with you and the other judges to help
and support the process.
If you do all the above, you
will be able to sign up and be an AACA National Judge for our Meet
As an aside, if you are going to
show a car at our National Show in 2014 and would like to have our
current national judges take a look at it before the 2014 show,
please talk to any of our national judges.
Iím sure they will be willing to take a look at your car
and help you understand how the car will be judged at a National
AACA National Spring Meet Field
Baskets - Baskets
| Bob Nash - Chief Judge
As we move along, it is only a year from now that we will
be hosting the National Spring Meet on the UB Campus. My son, David,
has agreed to be the Field Marshall for our meet. He will be looking
for volunteers to help in setting up the field on Friday and then
coordinating parking cars on the field the day of the show.
This is not a whole lot different than the set up and parking for
our local show. Each car will have an assigned location on the field
as designated by a plaque in the specific location. The plaques will
have to be installed on the field on Friday as we get the field
ready for the show. On Saturday, show day, we will need many hands
to guide and park cars on the field in their classes and specific
parking location. Friday layout will start in the morning, time to
be determined and Saturday will be early as normally the field is
open to cars around 6:00 am and then closes at 11:00 as judging
On a related note, Ed Ferber will be handling the trailer parking.
This will be right on the UB Campus and normally starts on Thursday,
as AACA members arrive. Most of this activity will be on Friday and
even some on Saturday morning. I'm sure Ed will be looking for help
with this part of the show as well.
Last is a reminder - if you are thinking of becoming an AACA
National Judge, you should plan on attending judging school at the
National Meet in Carlisle, PA., and then apprentice judge at the
same meet. This means you should go on-line and sign up for this
Thank you to everyone that has donated items for the basket
raffle. I am all set with wine for the baskets. I am listing
the things that are still needed for the planned baskets. You
are also welcome to get together with some friends and come up
with your own basket. Please call me at 716 652-0648 or email email@example.com
with any suggestions or questions.
Coffee/tea Basket - all
types of teas and coffees, mugs, tea pot, etc.
Craft Beer Basket - an
assortment of local craft beers
Car Care Basket - brushes,
sponges, a bucket
Media Basket - new books,
new CDs, new DVDs, etc.
Gardening Basket - garden
tools, seeds, pots, garden ornaments, etc.
Game Basket - crossword
puzzle books, jigsaw puzzles, small games, cards, etc.
Lottery Basket - an
assortment of scratch off tickets.
I plan to be at the indoor
meeting in February, if you can bring your items at that time.
Parking for Saturday Show - Volunteer List
Billo, Al Forrest, Russ Galbo, Lowell Todd, Dennis Upton,
Roger Ware, Sam Yanik, Tom Spina, Orin Catlin, Steve Vaccaro,
Ken Certo, Jeff Cryan, Dave Lechner, Paul Vergils, Don
Warnick, Fred Warnick, Ken Knoll, and Kick Mruk are signed up
to assist in parking the show cars.
If there are any additions or deletions to this list, contact
Ron Billo @ 716 668-0284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be at the parking area by 6:30 am Saturday morning when
some show cars will be arriving. Please join me as soon as
possible. It would also be helpful to assist with the Friday
show field layout to better familiarize yourself with where
cars are to be parked.