[vcf-midatlantic] THANK YOU

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Thu Apr 6 10:32:08 EDT 2017

Ditto and ditto!  It's very gratifying working with such a team and helping
where I could.  Looking forward to lending a hand for next year and seeing
everyone again!

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On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 2:00 AM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Evan and Dean thank you for your acknowledgement and appreciation. Like you
> Evan, I spent a lot of time planning before VCF and many hours during VCF
> planning, managing, schlepping, putting out fires. Most people will never
> know all the behind the scenes work and issues that arise. Both Evan and I
> sacrifice lots of personal time and money (from taking days off work) to
> put on this show. It is a labor of love to support this community and what
> we believe. Enjoying the hobby of vintage computers as well as educating
> about the history to all ages.
> Evan, I agree that our team is great! The more hands we have, the faster
> the work goes. We managed to get the show moved out of the tents into the
> 9010-D. We managed to have great attendance on a pouring rainy day. We
> managed to record all the classes and keynotes, which has never been done
> before. So improvements in many areas, a few mistakes and lessons learned
> to improve for next year.
> I also appreciate Tony sending his workers to help us out Wednesday and
> Thursday. Without them, we would have spend many additional hours setting
> up. Wednesday in particular is the hardest day because so few volunteers
> are available.
> I send out many thanks to all who helped out Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
> Sunday. Without this help it would have been so much more difficult and the
> quality of the show would have suffered. Besides all the names that Evan
> mentioned, I would like to add Dan Roganti, David Riley, Jeremy Cohen, Alex
> Dubowski, Mouse, Ian, Connor. There are many others who helped along the
> way and I thank them as well.
> Now it is time to get back to life, take a rest and regroup.
> On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 2:45 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > Hey everyone.
> >
> > I wanted to send this email Monday morning. Been crazy busy catching up
> on
> > work and sleep!
> >
> > Many people in our group and from the InfoAge community commented that I
> > seemed more relaxed at this year's VCF East than every other year.
> >
> > There are three words to explain the reasons.
> >
> > The first word is "team". More than ever, there were a ton of insanely
> > helpful people doing event tasks these past few weeks and at the show
> > itself. With advance apologies to anyone I forget, and in no particular
> > order: some of the most helpful people immediately preceding the show
> were
> > Corey (who's responsible for every penny of our business matters), Tony
> > (and his employees) for doing a ton of physical labor, Bill Dudley, Adam,
> > Jeff Galinat, Dean/Drew, Dave R., Dan, Bill W., Bill I., Bill Degnan,
> > Henry, Amy, Ann, Jeff J., Don, and Martin; our gatekeeper Victor;
> InfoAge's
> > support team of Patrick, Gloria, Jim, Dawn, Ben, Derek, and Elaine; and
> > Garden State Central Model RR Club's Steve, Jimmy, Bob, etc.
> >
> > That leads to the other two words: Jeff Brace.
> >
> > Anyone with even a limited view inside VCF operations can see that Brace
> > was "helpfulest" person of all. Our board smartly determined that Jeff's
> > attention to detail and openness to hard work were the perfect balance to
> > my hundred-mile-an-hour brain. They gave Jeff the role of project
> manager,
> > which left me free to focus on my strengths (summarized as "public
> stuff":
> > marketing, finding keynoters/presenters/sponsors, recruiting exhibitors,
> > making a good layout, social media, interacting with other organizations,
> > PR, museum improvements, etc.) .... however Jeff did more
> behind-the-scenes
> > work before, during, and after the event than most of you will ever know.
> > As I explained to many people last weekend: my job is to say, "Let's all
> go
> > thataway!", and if the board approves the direction/funding then Jeff's
> job
> > is to plan all the details for HOW to go that way. He's been our unsung
> > hero.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > Evan Koblentz, director
> > Vintage Computer Federation
> > a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit
> >
> > evan at vcfed.org
> > (646) 546-9999
> >
> > www.vcfed.org
> > facebook.com/vcfederation
> > twitter.com/vcfederation
> > instagram.com/vcfederation
> >
> --
> Jeff Brace - ark72axow at gmail.com
> Sent from my Commodore 64
> ========================================================

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