The 2018 Relay for Life season is approaching, and with it comes a change in how RFL of SL is structured and operates – including a new RFL website: Project Relay Refresh.
Under the new structure, RFL is being co-ordinated by a core team of five people, lead by American Cancer Society staff partner, Stingray9798 Raymaker. Four of these individuals each take responsibility for a key aspect of bringing together the core RFL of SL events (e.g. the Kick-off weekend and the Relay Weekend):
- Nuala Maracas – fund-raising and sponsorship
- MamaP (Beerbaum) – connecting people and community-focused activities (on-boarding new RFL participants, managing campsite registrations, organising a cancer survivor recognition/celebration/campaign, etc. )
- Alter, Random (Padar) Darrow – building the experience (building infrastructure, scripting, design mission materials, etc.)
- Nikki Mathieson – producing events (writing PR, help plan events, co-ordinate / organise event schedules, etc.).
Volunteers are being asked to offer their services via the Relay Task List for as many of the tasks associated with these core activities as they feel comfortable with applying for. There is apparently no restricting on volunteering for tasks in different key areas (e.g. volunteering for tasks in fund-raising / sponsorship and in producing events, for example.
Some Key Dates For Events
Note: this list not intended to be an exhaustive list of FRL-related events; rather it is a list of those known to be forthcoming in the next few months.
- RFL of SL 2018 Kick-off: Saturday, April 7th, 2018.
- RFL of SL Relay Weekend: Saturday, July 14th – Sunday July 15th, 2018.
- RFL of SL Wrap Party: Saturday July 28th, 2018.
- Thursday, April 19th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018.
- Merchant / Store registration form.
- Fantasy Faire website.
- Saturday, May 12th – Sunday, May 20th, 2018.
- General Guidelines and Registration Guidelines (read both).
- Sci-Fi Expo website.
Home and Garden Expo
- Saturday, May 19th – Saturday, June 2nd.
- Exhibitor application information & form.
- Home and Garden Expo website.