Rick Roth writes,
We had a nice exhibit at the Sustainability Fair at the Gloucester High Field House a couple weeks ago. Lots of cool stuff, solar power, wind power and much more. Thanks to Colleen Anderson for working at the event and Ashley Gullett for inviting us.
But… I gotta tell you this part:
At one point in the day, I was speaking with one of the visitors to our display, when I realized how tired I was of being on my feet, since it had been several hours by then. Well, I went to sit down on one of our coolers (we always have coolers at our shows because we transport our animals in them) and I neglected to calculate correctly the trajectory of my hind end so that my center of gravity ended up well behind the cooler. Soon, very soon, the cooler and I were both upended onto the floor, at which point, my momentum carried me into one of our display panels (seven feet tall and six feet wide, wooden frame, rather heavy) and sent it on a crash course toward one of the young ladies at the exhibit next to us. At this point, Colleen was kind of screaming “watch out, watch out”. The exhibit lady turned around just in time to catch the falling panel, with the help of the guy with the clear plastic house model with some sort of heat exchanger in it, who happened to be walking by at the moment. I was still buns up on the floor, but a catastrophe was averted. But… do you see what you miss when you don’t show up for these events?
That was probably our last show of 2015. We are already booking shows for next year. We have a newsletter to put out. And we need some more members for our Fundraising Committee. So please volunteer for one of those activities. And, we need to add a two or three people to our Board of Directors. Lots to do in the “off season” so please get in touch and volunteer for us.