MariannNOVA Posted August 27, 2012 Share Posted August 27, 2012 typically when I sign up or volunteer for something I am going to get the job done no matter what......and I mean that......no matter what! However, three weeks ago, dh and I attended a parent meeting as we had indicated interest in helping with Youth Ministry through our Church. I volunteered to post an event announcement on the group's FB page (I did that), and volunteered to offer some marketing suggestions to increase attendance at the event. I spent an entire day (that's right - 8 hours) two weeks ago researching, reading, and providing to the youth ministry leader my suggestions regarding increasing attendance. My suggestion was live music (it's an outdoor fun fest). I contacted a local, fairly well known Christian band who happened to be not only affordable but had the date open. The documents, contracts, riders were sent to me and the youth group leader. I have no authority to sign/authorize any of it which is fine with me. I expressed to the leader that time was a factor and within 48 hours the band (whose leader is one of the nicest people with whom to communicate) would require an answer as they received other inquiries. Youth leader tells me he doesn't think so. ok. I ask why (because I am curious) - no response. I have to tell the band that they can release the date as we will not be moving forward but hope to be able to speak with them again in the future. Youth leader emails me 12 days after I have originally presented the idea to him and asks if I think we can get the band.:001_huh: Tells me he has been really busy with alot on his plate (and who isn't?) and maybe we should try to sign the band now. Below is the email I just sent him -- I didn't want to be snarky or nasty, but I wanted to be clear that this ship has sailed for me and I am not spending another nanosecond on it. Hi, X: Attached is the information regarding the live music -- This was originally sent to both of us on 8/14. You will have to contact xxxxxxxxxxx directly regarding availability. xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx Band xxx-xxx-xxxx http://www.facebook.com/nameofband He is incredibly accessible and an amazingly gracious, friendly person; communicating with him via email and facebook was a pleasure. My advice would be to get on this right away if you are still interested in live music at the xxxevent. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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