"Your in the AHRMA Now"
Consultants Staffing Services of Austin contacted the club around
mid-May to see about using a club vehicle in a display booth for the AHRMA
annual conference to be held in the Palmer Events Center late
August. Scott S. stepped forward and offered his vehicle and display
items for their 10'x10' booth. After several conversations with
Jennifer, Julie, Amy and Chris of CCSS regarding what they wanted, Scott
assembled some gear and provided a prototype booth display. Some
slight modifications were made and everything was finalized for the big
Arriving at Palmer mid-morning Thursday, Scott set-up the display
booth. He knew going in that the 1/4 ton M38A1 was 11' long and had
to fit in a 10' spot, but the convention organizers had left an empty spot
next to the booth space. So in fine form, Scott seized the space
until someone said he couldn't. The display consisted of his 1953
M38A1 jeep, camo-net on the backdrops, sandbags, field table, Bowman the mannequin,
the club donation bomb for business cards, and a variety of 'fuzzy dice'
to compliment the vehicle.
About 1pm, the CCSS crew arrived and assisted with the final touches of
the booth. Some rearranging took place and by 3:00pm, everything was
set for the social party later that evening. CCSS staff left and
Scott headed home to clean up and returned in a period correct '50's
uniform. The evening festivities were fun with the majority of the
other vendors having the opportunity to view their competition for the
"best booth display", and reconnecting from last years
event. Included during the evening were an Elvis
impersonator as well as a Marilyn Monroe look-alike.
The next morning included a keynote speaker and break-out sessions for
the attendees. An excellent buffet was also provided.
During the day, the attendees stopped by and had their picture taken in
the jeep. CCSS apparently has a reputation for doing 'crazy' booth
displays, and this years was no exception. They passed out dog-tags
embossed with their website, and asked people to place business cards in
Tear-down came fast and the CCSS crew really helped Scott out moving
about 50 sandbags to the truck. Once the jeep was loaded and
everything secured, the final raffle drawings took place and the award of
the "Best Overall Booth". JB Goodwin was probably 2nd
place, and Career Consultants kicked A$$ with the grand prize/1st
place. What an event!