Friday, February 09, 2007
REGISTRATION FEE FOR RUNNING COMPETITION
With regards to the above subject, it is evident that certain people are made to help the group out by filling in forms, collecting of bibs/t-shirts/goodies for a particular race. The person chosen normally has to do a lot more and in the process, petrol/parking charges are borne by him. For those who volunteer or those who are chosen to register for the others, please bear in mind that they are people with jobs and they too have their own responsibilities and time constraints. Filling in forms and running about to register is not really an easy job. It takes time and is a purely a voluntary service. It is not an obligation.
There are also cases where the requester claimed to have paid when he/she had not. Some payments were also outstanding since a year. There are also a few cases where the requester expected automatic registration service or standing instruction. Here I'd like to clarify that there is no such assumptions going forward. If you want help in registering for events, please have the courtesy to inform and pay up immediately. If payments are not received, no entries will be submitted.
Hence I'd like to suggest that the person who is selected or volunteers to do the registering is paid RM2-00 by each requester as a 'runner's fee'. This is only fair in order for the person to help pay for his/her parking, petrol and courier charges.
Guys/ladies, try putting yourself in the shoes of those who have to do this job for all of you - when you have to do it all the time, it's no fun!!! What with the jam and cramped facilities of the registration office.
I would appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Help the volunteers to help you!
Rachel Lee (PM21)