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Old 05-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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Wftw event recap questions

well wftw part 2 is done. now i am asking for some imput from those who attended.As working staff i only see a small part of the event, and unfortunatly not from the attendees side of it. Asking for suggestions,what was good, bad , needs to be eliminated or added. i am food chairman so meals was my main concern but want info on trails, entertainment and over experience to try and improve. all suggestions welcome.

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The only thing I saw was music sound level. I think the music needs to be secondary to the conversation. I think Paula's performance was awesome but it would have been better on a more personal level. Every time the music fired up the pavilion emptied out and that does not fair well the performers. Just my opinion.

We learned alot about our breakfast and would like to have the chance to do it again and better than we did this year. We are already tossing around ideas.
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X2 on the music, me,rick,delta, and caroline had a hard time having a conversation at the sign in booth...
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It seemed like we were a little short on soldiers. Maybe market to the bases more?
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If that is an issue, I can probably get the right help with that. I know the right people.
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keep using those words am I'm sure more will show
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It seemed like we were a little short on soldiers. Maybe market to the bases more?
that is a issue, i suggest starting later so they dont have to get up at 5am. from what ive heard lots signed up to be their but very few came????
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From what I was told, it changes from day to day for the Soldiers as to what they can do. And I did hear mention from several when we were at Bamcy on Saturday to get the word out that 6am was too early.

We would love to have more Soldiers.

Stouttrout, if you have the means to reach out to more, please do so. Let us know what you need from us and we will be there.

As SAK 5 said, I think we are all making list for next year. Just like going wheeling. On the way back in off of the trail you are making the list of what upgrades you need to make to go further.

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We did have a few return visits. I saw several Soldiers faces from last year. One that came for the day had been there last year with her husband, this year he is in Iraq, she came with her children to spend the day with us. That was great!
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Thanks to all the volunteers that came out and helped the WFTW committee make the 2nd annual event a great success. Please post up comments so we can make the 3rd annual event next year even better. The WFTW committee will meet soon to review all comments and put a plan together to keep improving this great event for our wounded warriors and thier families.

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We did have a few return visits. I saw several Soldiers faces from last year. One that came for the day had been there last year with her husband, this year he is in Iraq, she came with her children to spend the day with us. That was great!
That is really cool to have the return visits. Time may be the biggest factor. Leaving six means getting up at 5. I will call my father in law and get him to contact Richard in the next few weeks. He has so many dealings with the soldiers, and on the inside, I can't keep track anymore of everything he does.
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Go to Fort Hood's web page, along with Fort Sam's and contact the MWR. They are responsible for morale and welfare issues for the soldiers. They have the necessary contacts to help get the word out through chains of command, veterans and families who have lost loved ones due to combat or any other misfortune.

One place that you can get lots of attention is at the automotive garages on posts. Sprockets on Fort Hood, and the one on Sam see tons of soldiers and vets doing self repairs on vehicles. Many who have lifted vehicles and off road work on their trucks there. Even the Randolph AFB and Lackland have those facilities.

Contact local VFW's, DAV's and other veterans lodges. They too can help get the word out.

This seems to be taking off, and I also feel you could contact Military.com/Army times and I'll bet they do a story on it.
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Just my thoughts and such.
I'm not involved other then lending a hand and the Bon fire this year. Which partly took place.
From a out sider looking in. It would seem hard to meet the demands from Bus rides to food if flyer's were placed all over Texas... And not knowing how many Soldiers would be coming.
Of course having contact information would help But not knowing how much money or food would be donated is rather challenging early in the year to be ready for next years event.
On the Drivers part which was plenty. Soldiers not so many.

Now correct me if I am wrong. I remember last year having a Quota of limited amount of Drivers. I don't recall that happening this year. Drivers were plenty and don't get me wrong. That's great to see many ready and willing to help with a event like this.

I guess, what I'm trying to get to is.
Taking the average of how many Soldiers came last year and this year.
Same with What the Soldiers felt the trail ratings were ran that they liked.
That would give you a Idea of what may come for next year.
The expense would be lower because you would not have 100 extra drivers to feed or disappoint because of low turn out.
Averaging out the Soldiers attendance would be ball park and have their needs met.
Having a cap on Drivers with the demands of Rigs from 5 diamond trails to the back roads that will be committed.
The event package would cost less and I'm sure the WFTW-SA would be able to focus on finer details knowing what the outcome would be.
Of course who doesnt want to plan BIG and have 500 Vets enjoy the day!!!
But in Reality it didn't happen as planned.
I do like the Idea of placing the Event later in the day. That would seem to cut cost. And I know it isn't all about cost. But I do say that. Because instead of breakfast, lunch and dinner. More time can be focused on maybe a lighter lunch and a bigger dinner. OR medium dinner and more games to be played then just straight up Wheeling.
After all this event is for Them.

Now the part that I observed was the time in and out of drivers taking a vet out.
Camp "B" was having a hard time getting info because they passed the check in point. Few stopped to drop off Vets and some vets/family waited a long time to hop into another Rig to go wheeling again.Maybe something that needs to be addressed next year.

Being that it is a one day event. The likes of cutting cost at the gate would be cool. I'm not sure if my $75 was just for the park or some money helped WFTW committee. It seemed like a open weekend to me.


Anyway that's my take on the event as a whole. I helped when I could.
I had a great time rather it be 10 vets and family or 500.
Don't take offense to my thoughts and I'm not a member of WFTW. Just a club member/wheeler trying to lend a hand.


Edit: I stand corrected some proceeds were donated from HF to WFTW.
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I agree totally. You don;t want to plaster it up everywhere and have no clue what you have coming. We had plenty of food for breakfast and we are already talking about how we can make that better and more efficient. I think if there was an insider that could help rustle the troops up and get a good number together this would be awesome. I also think it would help to have a prepaid registration fee that is less so you can determine about how many will be there as far as drivers go. And, like stated above maybe cap the number of rigs.
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Well.... I did forget to ask a question.

Would their be a problem with invites to War Vets in general?

Maybe a somber point. But, who's to say next year their are only 2 Wounded Soldiers that are well enough to go.
I know their are more then just flesh wounds a Soldier takes home. But to say "Thanks", to them all that served in a war.... Wounded or not is Something you don't hear a lot. Let alone put on a event like WFTW did this weekend.
Maybe I'm getting old and don't remember a whole lot. I would think one would not have to be physically wounded to qualify to attend.
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As a driver this year, I think it would have been nice to try to set up groups of 4 or 5 rigs with someone that knows the park. I found myself running trails that I didn't know with other rigs that didn't know the park either. I really felt that the trail ride could have been better for Jay, the soldier that rode with me and his family that was in one of the other rigs in our group of 3. It just seemed like we spent more time looking for good trails to run for them than actually running good trails. I will likely try to make it to the event next year, and hopefully I will know the trail system better, so that I can make the day more enjoyable for all the soldiers that ride with me!!
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How about next year we get George Strait to play our event instead of giving away free tickets and stealing our soldiers.
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Agreed, great ideas. With everyone's input we can continue to make the WFTW event better. Again, thanks to all that were involved.

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I WILL be making the this trip next year! If yall need more soldiers my dad his a Vietnam vet who is a very active member of the marine corp league and know alot of people at the VFW down south here. Im sure he could get the word out.
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We were really lost and confused on Saturday morning. The drivers meeting needs to be in the pavilion where there is a microphone and speakers so that everyone can hear. We were towards the back of the pack at the meeting, and didn't hear a single word that any of the speakers said. No one could tell us what we needed to do, where we needed to line up, what the plan was for the day. It seemed really really unorganized from our standpoint. Once we finally got lined up and got some soldiers in for a ride, it was OK.

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ditto on the drivers meeting.

ditto on the amount of soldiers.

We just happened upon a group on Wildcat stairway and it was good(maybe a little to large a group)

The email we got after preregistering seemed really organized and the event seemed really disorganized. The meals were great(not sure if I'd change anything there).

I'd put the bounce house towards the front of the pavilion and maybe rope off a big area in the front for all that kind of stuff so it's not full of cars and it will seem more organized.

Basically just felt a little lost all day and not sure what I should be doing.
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Sounds like maybe one thing that could be done is a short instruction sheet map showing the layout of the event sections. This way if anyone misses anything, they can refer to that sheet. This could be given at sign in and emailed with preregistration.

Hats off on the dinner. that was the best brisket i have had in a very long time!!!!
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I asked several people what were the list of trails that were reserved for each level, mild moderate, or extreme. No one could get me that answer. i just ended up grabbing a few guys that were close to me in line and asked if they wanted to follow me because I am familiar with HF. We went on from there and had a great day.
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