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Bass Fishing => Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids 2022 => Topic started by: djkimmel on December 01, 2015, 02:26:18 PM

Title: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 01, 2015, 02:26:18 PM
Below is the volunteer need schedule for the 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit. Volunteers who work at least 2 hours will get a free exhibitor pass to the show that is good for the whole show. I cannot give out passes to persons who don't help at the booth so please stay at the booth and help out during your time(s)!

UPDATED 1/3/16 (12:00PM): Booth 2411 - Please help me keep the schedule up-to-date. PM or Contact Me (http://glbass.com/contact) if you have a change or any questions.

Thursday, January 7
3pm - 9:30pm

Username          Time
djkimmel          3pm - 9:30pm
dartag            3pm - 5pm
UAWBigDog         3pm - 5pm
capt charlies cha.3pm - 6pm
                  4pm - 6pm
                  5pm - 8pm
                  5pm - 8pm
                  5pm - 8pm
Mojo              5pm - 9:30pm


Friday, January 8
11am - 9:30pm

Username          Time
djkimmel          11am - 9:30pm
dartag            11am - 2pm
                  12pm - 2pm
capt charlies cha.2pm - 4pm
t-bone            2pm - 4:30pm
                  4pm - 6pm
UAWBigDog         5pm - 8pm
Alec P            5pm - 8pm
                  6pm - 8pm
                  7pm - 9:30pm
bigjc             7:30pm - 9:30pm


Saturday, January 9
10am - 9pm

Username          Time
djkimmel          10am - 9pm
Team houston      10am - 12pm
                  10am - 12pm
                  10am - 12pm
                  10am - 2pm
fiker             12pm - 2pm
fasttrack         12pm - 2pm
TimH              12pm - 4:45pm
Manxfishing       2pm - 5pm
                  2pm - 5pm
                  5pm - 7pm
                  5pm - 7pm
                  6:30pm - 9pm
                  7pm - 9pm
                  7pm - 9pm


Sunday, January 10
10am - 5pm

Username          Time
djkimmel          10am - 5pm
                  10am - 12pm
                  12pm - 2pm
                  12pm - 3pm
                  2pm - 4pm
YpsiBass          3pm - 5pm (tear down)
huston            3pm - 5pm (tear down)


We could use 2 helpers for ~45 minutes after the show ends Sunday for tearing down and packing the booth and materials into my car. That would be awesome if you can help!?! All volunteers will be added for a year to the special GLBass Friends group if not already in there. And you will have my eternal thanks and appreciation!

BOOTH VOLUNTEERS SUMMARY
You will get more details in the private volunteers area of the forum. You will be able to see it once I add you to the temporary show group. I will state a few things now. I need people who can talk to others in an outgoing, friendly fashion about joining the websites - mostly GreatLakesBass.com and GreatLakesIceFishing.com, handing out stuff and just answering general questions about fishing. NO ALCOHOL in the booth. No sales or giveaways of items not pre-approved by me before the show.

This is only a 10x10 booth so there's not a lot of room for extra friends and family to come and hang out in the booth. Please NO extra people behind the table or blocking the table front who are not on the volunteer list. I expect a busy show so I am shooting for 3 to 4 people at the booth during the busiest prime times!! The schedule can be adjusted some to accommodate people willing to help who can't fit one of the existing time slots. THANK YOU!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: YpsiBass on December 02, 2015, 09:52:41 AM
Put me down for the 3-5pm teardown on Sunday please.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 03, 2015, 11:56:32 AM
Put me down for the 3-5pm teardown on Sunday please.

Will do. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: huston on December 03, 2015, 02:09:41 PM
Put me down for the 3-5pm teardown on Sunday also please.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: t-bone on December 03, 2015, 08:44:47 PM
I'll do Friday 2-4:30p
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 05, 2015, 02:29:27 PM
Updated. Thanks guys!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: dartag on December 06, 2015, 06:33:45 AM
I can do Thursday 3-5 and Friday 11-2
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 06, 2015, 06:34:15 PM
I can do Thursday 3-5 and Friday 11-2

Great! Thanks. Got you on the list.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: bigjc on December 08, 2015, 09:26:54 AM
I could do Friday 7:30 - 9:30
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 09, 2015, 11:14:33 AM
Okay thanks bigjc!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: TimH on December 11, 2015, 08:54:53 AM
Dan,

I can cover the Saturday 12:00PM - 4:45PM time slot you have listed.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Team houston on December 11, 2015, 02:12:30 PM
The usual Sat 10-12 for me
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 12, 2015, 05:21:11 PM
Got you both down - Thanks!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Mojo on December 16, 2015, 03:34:02 PM
Looks like you need help Thursday - Put me down 4 hours between 5 and 9:30. I will float a little with Kustom Kicker, but I have you covered.

I will also be around Saturday and Sunday to help you fill holes so as we get closer, I can be flexible. Text me during that week leading up and let me know where we struggle and I will support.

Mike
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 16, 2015, 04:54:06 PM
Okay. Penciled you in.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 16, 2015, 05:04:53 PM
As additional incentive to sign up all volunteers WHILE SUPPLIES LAST can get 1 additional free adult entry ticket good for one day to the Ultimate Fishing Show, first-come, first-serve.

Ask me for your free pass in addition to your badge and I will save you one for a friend or family member. I can give it to you at the show when you come to help out or I can leave it at will-call up front. Just let me know when you ask. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: bigjc on December 16, 2015, 07:27:05 PM
Dan,
Do volunteers need to request the passes now or at the show?
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Team houston on December 17, 2015, 09:52:12 AM
Dan 10-12 not 12-2.  also, I could use a free pass.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 17, 2015, 01:51:33 PM
Dan,
Do volunteers need to request the passes now or at the show?

Request a pass now if you need it. I have a limited supply, first-come, first-serve. Thanks.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 17, 2015, 01:54:09 PM
Dan 10-12 not 12-2.  also, I could use a free pass.

I will save you a pass. Thanks for pointing out my scheduling error. I thought I had it nailed...
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Team houston on December 17, 2015, 02:37:38 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: UAWBigDog on December 17, 2015, 04:40:06 PM
I can take a 3pm to 5pm spot on Thursday along with the Friday that you already have me down for.

BD                                   ;D
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 17, 2015, 07:48:46 PM
Make sure you check out the latest exhibitor info in the private UFS Volunteers' board if you haven't already.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Firefighter Jeff on December 17, 2015, 09:39:15 PM
  How is this show compared to the one in Grand Rapids ???
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 18, 2015, 12:17:55 PM
  How is this show compared to the one in Grand Rapids ???


Better bass speakers at seminars overall with Z, KVD and Joe Thomas all coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday respectively. Not quite as much fishing tackle overall as at Grand Rapids but some really nice stuff from people like Mike's RX Baits who don't make the Grand Rapids show usually. If you ever think about doing any ice fishing it has a big ice fishing section in addition to all the other fishing tackle and gear.

It's a very nice road trip for a day in January barring severe weather. Nice break from cabin fever!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: capt charlie's charters on December 19, 2015, 06:52:33 PM
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capt Charlie -  thurs 3pm - 6pm,  Fri 2pm - 4pm.   are you doing the grand rapids show ?

I will put you down for those times. And yes, I am doing the Grand Rapids Ultimate Sport Show too. I will put the schedule up sometime in February for that one.

Capt. Charlie, can you update the email address on your GreatLakesBass.com profile account? The email address on there right now is coming back as no longer valid (comcast.net). Thanks.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: capt charlie's charters on December 21, 2015, 01:22:25 AM
email has been updated, thanks and sorry bout that.  so I have to request a pass for both days to work the booth ?
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: YpsiBass on December 21, 2015, 09:46:25 AM
email has been updated, thanks and sorry bout that.  so I have to request a pass for both days to work the booth ?

When you pick up your volunteer's badge, that gets you into the show for free for the entire convention.  I suggest you pick up the weekly pass for parking though.  It's a couple bucks more, but worth it.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 21, 2015, 11:56:07 AM
There's more details in the private board about getting your exhibitors badge that is good for the entire show. You will check in at the booth through the exhibitor's entrance (only exhibitors can enter there) and tell them you are working for GreatLakesBass.com. They may ask for your ID when you give them your name to get your badge.

Anyone going to the show 2 or more days who comes in on Thursday can buy a 4-day parking pass for $10. Just ask the parking attendant for a 4-day pass when you arrive. He should have it there at the West entrance on your way in to door 2.

PM me if  you have any questions about how this works or use my contact information on the private board posts.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Waterfoul on December 26, 2015, 02:25:42 PM
Looks like Marc and I will be there either Friday or Saturday.  Not sure which day yet, but when we know we'll put in for some time.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 26, 2015, 03:43:50 PM
Okay. That would be great. Especially on Saturday but I'll take either one.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: fiker on December 31, 2015, 07:22:25 AM
I can do Saturday 12 to 2
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Waterfoul on December 31, 2015, 04:25:23 PM
Put Marc (fasttrack) down for noon-2 on Saturday.  Looking forward to it again this year.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 31, 2015, 05:03:49 PM
Put Marc (fasttrack) down for noon-2 on Saturday.  Looking forward to it again this year.

Marc AND you, or just Marc?
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on December 31, 2015, 05:20:50 PM
Updated to the best of my knowledge at the moment. Let me know if changes. I still need more help on Saturday especially from 2pm to 5pm because I will be gone at the Ultimate Bass Clinic. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Mojo on January 03, 2016, 01:50:58 AM
Dan- If you have members who may be shy, but want to help - I can offer to have them join me in the booth, and I can take them through the routine including:


Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Manxfishing on January 03, 2016, 08:48:16 AM
Updated to the best of my knowledge at the moment. Let me know if changes. I still need more help on Saturday especially from 2pm to 5pm because I will be gone at the Ultimate Bass Clinic. Thanks!

Dan, I'm out of town right now.
But should be back in on Tue or Wen. So put me down for Sat
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on January 03, 2016, 12:01:05 PM
Dan- If you have members who may be shy, but want to help - I can offer to have them join me in the booth, and I can take them through the routine including:

  • Ease of engaging somewhat interested passing persons
  • Presenting the, "Why not" and "What GLB can offer a person if they sign up"
  • Learn to quickly find out what a person wants / needs, then show them how GLB can help with their want / need
  • Friendly exit - whether they sign up or not

We'll see if anyone takes you up on that offer. I try to make it easy on everyone who volunteers by not pushing their interactions too much, but it really is easy to work the booth. People pretty much all like talking fishing and they usually have general questions.
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on January 03, 2016, 12:01:43 PM
Updated to the best of my knowledge at the moment. Let me know if changes. I still need more help on Saturday especially from 2pm to 5pm because I will be gone at the Ultimate Bass Clinic. Thanks!

Dan, I'm out of town right now.
But should be back in on Tue or Wen. So put me down for Sat

Thanks Manxfishing! I appreciate it very much!
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Mojo on January 06, 2016, 07:17:58 PM
Dan - Son - doctors at 5. See you at 7 Thursday. Good news - I will either join the booth Saturday 3-5, 5-7 or 7-9 whichever you need most help, and when I can get away from my other booth.

Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: Mojo on January 06, 2016, 07:23:23 PM
Dan- If you have members who may be shy, but want to help - I can offer to have them join me in the booth, and I can take them through the routine including:

  • Ease of engaging somewhat interested passing persons
  • Presenting the, "Why not" and "What GLB can offer a person if they sign up"
  • Learn to quickly find out what a person wants / needs, then show them how GLB can help with their want / need
  • Friendly exit - whether they sign up or not

We'll see if anyone takes you up on that offer. I try to make it easy on everyone who volunteers by not pushing their interactions too much, but it really is easy to work the booth. People pretty much all like talking fishing and they usually have general questions.

This is the offer - to help out the shy volunteers. It is simple :  Friendly engage, get right to answer what they want, show them how they benefit from the site if still interested ... friendly exit. 4 simples steps anyone can do. Plus you really meet ALLOT of other fishermen. I recommend everyone sign up for just a few hours. Think of how much value you've gained from a free website. Maybe even made a few new friends ? Maybe I'm pulling a rally cry to get more volunteers. The board looks kinda blank ....
Title: Re: 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit Volunteers Schedule
Post by: djkimmel on January 12, 2016, 08:05:23 PM
Ended up doing okay with the people that volunteered doing a great job of representing along with a few extra helpers who showed up like Waterfoul and LAPORTE. Thanks guys! Had a couple slower periods I didn't need much help and had lots of coverage early Saturday when it was busy, busy, busy!