Volunteer Recognition, Kudos for the Hospitality Team

Invitation.jpegVolunteer Recognition 2013

RSVP  for the FOW Volunteer recognition before July 7, 2013 to get complimentary tickets to the 12th Night matinee and to attend the reception by calling the GRSF box office at 507.474.7900

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The Front of House needs you!


What a great opportunity our ushers have to sign up this coming week!   I hope that you will seize the chance to work.  Over 40 slots are open!  The Saturday Chill With Will is in need of 12 slots to be filled!!!   Sign up with Volunteer Local.

Usher and Will-Guide and Concessions/Parking sign up for remaining opens spots is online at Volunteer Local.  Select a date and what you are volunteering for.  You will be asked to enter your name, phone number and email address.  You will receive an email confirmation and a phone call reminder the day before.  A Concessions and Parking job description is  at the bottom of this newsletter. 

An additional  training session  for new Will Guides and Ushers  is  July 10 at the Performing Arts Center at MLangowskiWinona State University in the front lobby from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  If you training before your first shift, please contact Judy Rusert  to make other training arrangements. You may also contact Judy if you have questions about Volunteer Local. judy46@hbci, 507.454.1193

Photo: New FOW Martha Langowski ushered at a preview performance. Photo by Mary Alice Anderson

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It’s so good to see what these meals do.
It encourages camaraderie, people are MFarrell_Foodtalking to people they don’t work with.

Jim Edmonson, Director, King Henry V.

We had another successful week of feeding the GRSF Crew and Cast during tech week.  They were excited to see some of their favorite dishes and equally excited about the new ones!  They are ALWAYS so thankful for you and what the hospitality team does.  I wish I could adequately convey their gratitude! We provide enough food ServingFoodfor each tech day for 140 meals.  So for all 6 days YOU ALL made 840 meals!!    This would not be possible without your generous support and effort!  For that I am grateful. There is one more day of tech  for the Apprentice show in July.  If you would like to help out and are not a member of the hospitality team please contact me.   Thank you. Kris Blanchard, Hospitality Team co-Chair,  WinonaBanchards@charter.net

Photos: Mary Farrell delivers food; Terry Hawkings, Leslie Albers, Kris Blanchard and Diane Stevens prepare a delicious meal. Photos by Kathy Christenson.

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 Paul Barnes praises FOW

PaulMarkWinona Mayor Mark Peterson proclaimed June 30 Paul Barnes Day.

Our 300-plus member Friends of Will volunteer organization, which logs over 7,000 hours of service to GRSF each season, is remarkable in and of itself — and just one of several ways that the people in and around Winona have demonstrated their support and their faith.   Q & A with Paul Barnes, Winona Daily News, June 30, 2013.
Read the article  Photo by Kathy Christenson

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Get your Callithump! Quilt Raffle Ticket

The quilt is hanging in the PAC lobby; raffle tickets are available close-by in the Quiltinggroupgift shop, at the GRSF office, and from some Friends of Will.  It’s just $5.00 for a chance to win this beautiful quilt made from costume shop fabrics.   Photo by Kathy Christenson

Hire an Apprentice

There is still time to hire an apprentice to help you with yard and home work!  They are generally available on Mondays.   Read more about hiring an apprentice in the May 23 newsletter.

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Concessions and Parking

As I’m sure you’re aware, our fantastic apprentice acting company covers concessions and also directs patrons toward parking and the theater.  They also have their own production of MacBeth opening soon!  Between rehearsals and productions the apprentices are unavailable to cover concessions and parking for a total of 13 shifts.  We’re looking for some folks (lots of folks) who would love the interaction with our patrons that only comes from serving refreshments!  We’re also looking for volunteers who would love to wave as the “first” face of the Festival and welcome our patrons as they arrive.  We’d like to encourage you to think about involving your children or grandchildren (age 11 and up)!  What fun it would be to see this generation being involved and committed! Parking consists of placing the parking signs in the designated areas , standing outside (pre-show only), helping people find the correct parking lot, and directing people toward the PAC.  Please check in with the Lead Concessions person in the lobby for information regarding your specific shift before going to the parking lot.  Uniform will be black bottoms with a GRSF t-shirt if you have one or a white top if you don’t.

Both jobs are incredibly easy, fun and important!  Concessions help is needed pre-show and during intermissions. Everything sells for $1.00 so the math is easy.  Concessions volunteers will likely not be able to see shows during their volunteer shift. 

Thank you for considering!  Questions? Contact Terry Hawkings    507-459-0289   terryhawkings@hotmail.com

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KarinJimWoWCommitteeFOW Karin and Jim Worthley enjoy the Wills Opening Weekend picnic and concert.    Photo by Mary Alice Anderson

Thank you WOW Committee for a Wonderful Weekend

Committee members Irene Erkenbrack, Jane Bartz, Corwin Osterloh, Arvie Osterloh, Laura Feller, Ray Feller, Pat Langowski, Michelle Langowski.   Photo by Kathy Christenson.


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