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Calling Volunteers for valuables guarding, safety squad!
Posted November 26th, 2009 - 2:54 am by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
Dear all, the winter camp will see a significant amount of surfers being hosted at the Backlit facility, we do want to guarantee a reasonable level of safety for both humans and physical belongings; if thanks to the unique CS spirit we do not fear too many issues related to the former, when dealing with the latter unfortunately sh** happens, even in the best families :) We’re organizing a safety service aiming to guard our guests valuables, a cloakroom will be set up and a pick up / drop off service will be enforce in order to avoid unpleasant surprises to any of the guests. Any of the BD group members willing to contribute in supporting the service is warmly welcomed and asked to apply using this thread. It won’t be fun it won’t be easy, we may be ending up staring at a metal door while the rest of the gang celebrates new years eve … “it’s a dirty job but someone gotta do it”, the goal is “zero crap!” that is to say not even a single case of stolen, lost, vanishes, abducted or transubstantiated items shall be recorded.

“I want you!”

“I need your help”

Anyone willing to join the team please do get back to me here, we’ll make an inspection soon to understand how to effectively organize the service. Come on! You do not want to have a single dude carrying all this responsibility alone on his shoulders!

Looking forward to some courageous applicants.

All the best. Roberto

Posted November 30th, 2009 - 2:33 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)


Dear all, so far looks like I have a single potential applicant.... Come on! There must be more! Anyone else up and willing to provide help on this? A few more people are needed since the service should be ideally guaranteed for 24/7 (.. ideally ...!), but the less we are the less effective and flexible the service will be. If I’ll end up being alone at the cloakroom most likely it will look like a 18:30 – 24:00 guarded service, not very functional. I’m targeting a 10:00 – 24:00 (or 22:00) result for the entire time of the event, being a seven days journey I’d love to find seven buddies to enjoy this with!! Volunteering won't prevent from attending the events; we'll try to carve an agenda which will allow all of us to enjoy the camp while helping in securing valuables and contributing to the event's success. Re launching my ardent appeal to all of you out there! Kind regards. Roberto

Posted December 1st, 2009 - 1:23 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hi Roberto,

I volunteered for the registration but since i will be working until 5, 6 or 8pm (dunno yet) am not sure if i will be required for the registration, i need to check out the schedule that Zoli prepared...
Anyway will be able to help you out as well a bit, not to late cause as i said i will be working...

Mary

Posted December 2nd, 2009 - 7:57 am by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
Hey Mary, thanks for offering, with Zoltan we're trying to understand how to join efforts and possibly merge the registration and the guarding at Bakelit, we're short in volunteers ... Thanks you for offering and I'll keep you posted. Cheers! Roberto

Posted December 2nd, 2009 - 11:33 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
i was thinking about the same actually, the guarding + registration 2 in 1 :)

Posted December 3rd, 2009 - 8:09 am by from Pecs, Hungary (Permalink)
Ciao Roberto (and ola Mary :),

I've already contacted Zoli to offer help with registration. I'll be doing the check-in at Bakelit on 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st - i have my "schedule" :) and can send it to you or you can talk to Zoli directly to see when i can help out at the cloakroom as well!!!

C U guys soon! :)

Kitti

Posted December 3rd, 2009 - 2:32 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Kitti, thank you for your enthusiastic offer.
We discussed it with Roberto and I believe that we can share the resources and tasks at Bakelit, including the checkin counters, locker room operation, and so on.

Then still a few good men will come in handy in order to cover all the tasks. Well, and a few good women, too. :)


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Posted December 8th, 2009 - 1:13 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
You hoo! Now it does start looking good! Thanks all!

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 8:20 am by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
Dear Squadron!

So far it seem we will be:

Mary
Kitty
Andras
Alex
Volker
Attila
Myself


I believe it's an excellent crowd! IF we look at the period

28/12 - 3/1, and the number of activities, we should not bee in too much of a horrible shape ... worst case is one day per person, but I think (and this is what I'd like to agree with you all), split into shifts will allow all of us enjoying the events / do other things . Plus, Mary and myself, from the 28th t the 31st will be available only from 19:00 going on since we'll be working.

I'd like to understand (if possible) what could be your availability, given that we'll crunch the numbers and will come up with a possible schedule for the WC week.

Another Item to define is how we want to manage the service: we may need numbered waterproof tickets to use as receipt / return token, we shall look at the place it self to physically organize it in order to be quick enough to clear drop off / pick up activities ... so .. I'll be at Bakelit the 19th to look around and understand how we could set things up: if there a re shelves. Hangers, boxes, whatever we will need not mix goods and to make sure what has been dropped will be returned to the correct owner!

So who may show up at baklit for a preliminary exploration? Anddras if yo uread us is it possible to make a walk there beforethe 19th (shall lthis be needed)?

I have little time, probably sometiems this weekend would be the best ... any possibility?

Let's get this thing going!

Cheers. Roberto

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 10:01 am by from Pecs, Hungary (Permalink)
I don't think i can make it to Budapest on the 19th but if something changes and allows me to join you i'll let you know!!

As for the shifts, i'm totally flexible like i've already said - i can help out whenever it is needed including NYE!!

Using numbered waterproof tickets sounds like a good idea, the only problem is that they are easy to lose...especially during/after a pub crawl :D or NYE party...at least that's what i think...I have another idea, it might be stupid but please hear me out :D So what if we put a number only on the stuff that the campers drop off at the cloakroom and from them we only ask their names + nationality. We could have different lists for different nationalities to avoid having to read through a single bloody-long list every time...so when they come to pick something up all they have to do is say their names and show some kind of id/passport, we'll have their names with the number on the list...i think it could work...what do YOU guys think??? :)

See you all soon!!

Cheers,

Kitti

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 10:10 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
I am very busy this weekend, I think the 19th shoul dbe enough!
the waterproof tickets will be provided by bakelit - they promised. This should be like ID card size so if they do not lose ID cards they should not lose these either..Once they lose then we can use the identifcation system but should not built a SYSTEM on few exceptions I think..
Good luck with the project!
cheers Andras

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 10:33 am by from Pecs, Hungary (Permalink)
Great! Problem solved, then :)

Let me correct myself: i'll be completely flexible after 31st, before that i'll be doing check-in as well...

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 12:36 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
Well, we could do a mix of the two things: the tikets to be handed out and rematched once the goods are being returned, and a notebook were we would record name / last name / ID#, and the tiket number given .. should not take too long and would still be feasable. How about that? Later. R.

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 2:23 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted December 9th, 2009 - 4:46 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
... but we know you, so for you we'll make an exception in case you have to leve any precious items in safe hands! Deal?

Posted December 9th, 2009 - 8:42 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted December 10th, 2009 - 1:37 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
About the bakelit examination, i can drop by this weekend after that am traveling and coming back only on 27th. So if not possible this wk, then i will figure out the place and everything on my first day to work on duty :p

Anyway, even if we can not go to bakelit maybe we could meet this weekend anyway to discuss some points.. i know some already did it yesterday but i arrived very late to the dinner... so? a drink and chat this weekend? Roberto? someone else?

Posted December 10th, 2009 - 8:57 am by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
I'll call a place around 2 pm, if the call goes ok we'll post an event for saturnday evening, Mary we can meet there (I'll msg you anyway). Cheers. Roberto

Posted December 11th, 2009 - 11:51 am by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
Mary here is our meeting venue! .... almost like a regular CS meeting!!!

http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=56380

Posted January 8th, 2010 - 1:06 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
.... We did a remarkable job, didn't we? We blended with the reception (.... Alex even with the receptionits ... )and the thing worked out fairly well, Enikõ, Alex, Kitty, Bori, Niki, Edua, Mary, it has been cool, I belive Alex took basically over the whole deal, so thank you Alex! Cheers. Roberto

Posted January 9th, 2010 - 12:30 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
... :) was nice to be there...

Posted January 19th, 2010 - 9:10 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
I am personally very grateful for your great contribution guys.. the team was representing the true values of the CS Budapest Community.. I miss the whole thing in a way.. cheers and hugs Andras