The organizer started sending out reminders weeks in advance. The annotated aerial map gives an example of the attention to detail.
Good times require good food (and a tent in case of rain). To ensure variety, the menu was pre-decided. Attendees where asked to choose what they wanted to bring.
- Potato chips
- Potato Salad
- Garden Salad
- Caesar Salad
- Eggplant Salad with Noodles (vegetarian)
- Hamburgers (16 + buns)
- Chicken/Turkey Burgers (8 + buns)
- Sausages (12 + buns)
- Veggie Burgers (8 + buns)
- Summer Dessert
- English Trifle
- Ice Cream
- Condiments (Ketchup, Relish , Mustard, Pickles)
- BBQ Utensils, Lighter
No one's in the mood for long speeches at a picnic (or many other places). This was the final event for the current club executive (and a Toastmasters event).
Introductions. Thank the host for arranging use of the private facilities. Invite the current President up to wrap-up the year.
Thank everyone for the year. Invite the incoming President to welcome everyone to their new role.
Finishes up. Thank the previous executive. Looking forward to a great year. Welcome the new executive.
After the short speeches, the festivities continued. To preserve memories, photos were taken but no video.
PS What would you add or do differently? There's plenty of room for your comments below