As I mentioned in another thread, I joined the actual club that holds the local IDPA matches here. Wanting to get more involved, I thus attended the IDPA organizational meeting today. Wow, there's a whole lot more logistics than I had thought about - everything from getting the score sheets copied and ready, to batteries for the timers, to making sure there's air in the tires of the trailers and the "mover".
I was the only non-SO at this meeting. They did mention that they will be offering an SO class in June, but personally, I think that I don't have enough miles under my belt yet to move to that level. I still have a lot to learn. We'll see.
I then asked what time to show up to help, and they said "Well, they start setting stages at 7:30, but the "girls" that run registration don't need to get there 'til 8:30..." and then someone joked about bringing coffee and donuts.
I laughed, and said that though I was happy to help out wherever they needed me, it sounded like I was getting banished to the "girlie ghetto" of coffee and taking money, when what I really wanted to do is learn how to set up stages. Not that coffee and registration isn't an important job too. But I was hoping that learning stage set-up will ultimately help my "mental" game, and progression to be ready to try SO class. To their credit they said, well, then the answer to that is "Show up at 7:30" :-)
Yay! Learning new things!