Firstly, apologies for not attending this years AGM get together for reasons beyond my control.
Secondly, its great to know that there are many dedicated and generous pyro addicts out there who give there voluntary time, effort, and expense to put on the AGM`s for us mere mortals.
Thirdly, its very difficult to please everyone given the various factors involved that can happen on the day, I guess this year the weather was exceptional whereby nobody wanted to be stuck in a room when they would rather be outside in the sun, but for example, if it were raining or damp & cold, would there be as many volunteers to help out in the field?
Here`s my suggestion for future AGM days;
1, AGM starts at 12 oclock midday with 10 min formal introduction.
2, Not more than 2 hours for demos/talks/films etc with a 15 min tea break in between
3, 2 hour lunch break/free time to get to know each other (you must wear your forum name on your badges) and view exhibits/buy tee shirts at ones own pleasure & pace.
4, 30 mins AGM business/voting, then tidy up and clear the hired room.
5, The rest of the afternoon is for everyone to learn and physically get involved with fusing & setting up the display, the display starts around 7.30 to 8.00pm if possible, this will give more time to pack up and go to the pub/curry house/live music venue, overall this will allow for those who would rather just set up the display to turn up later.
Edited by crystal palace fireworks, 10 April 2011 - 10:25 PM.