(#51b) Mensa Regional Gathering – Running The Money Box (February 13, 2015)

April 28, 2015

I mentioned last time how happy I was to get a Mensa event in (as it had been a smaller side goal of mine)!

On Friday night, I worked at the registration table. And my job was to keep watch of the money box. I’d worked registration tables before, but hadn’t been in charge of the money during any of my 52 volunteer activities.

Of course, this makes sense. I was always a stranger, so who’s gonna trust me? But I think here, since I’m on the board and everything, they were cool.

(Side note: I guess thinking about it, I was responsible for taking some payments at two different silent auctions. So, I have done some semi-money handling during this project. Still, I think this was my first time with the cash box.)

Of course, I gave them no reason not to trust me since the money all balanced out… Granted, most people payed with checks so that wasn’t really all that hard.

I logged everything I took in. I gave everyone the correct stickers to get into whatever they were buying. And I had a partner at the desk help me make sure everybody was getting their sticker. (Teamwork makes the dream work, after all, right?)

The only thing that could’ve made this a little better would’ve been a cheat sheet for what things cost. We kept having to look it up on our phones, which was fine. I hardly know how to function without my iPhone. So, of course she worked beautifully. But, I think one cheat sheet with prizes would’ve been cool.

(Just thought I should throw that in since I’m always looking for ways to make things better, since this 52 in 52 project has also helped me to better plan events and empower volunteers (if ever I have a job to do that).

The registration table is a pretty nice place to work since you get to meet a bunch of people. I’d be open to doing it at this event next year.

So, there you have it. #51 down. One more to go!

And I’ll have one more post (unrelated to volunteering) all about the conference in general.

I'd love to hear from you! So whaddya say?