95??, hard aluminum bench, hot sun beating down, 2 hours. Not a great formula for fun. Every year I know that I will be subjected to a looong ceremony. Every year members ask that the closing be shortened.
I DO have some suggestions and I hope that I do not upset those who put so much work into making a great rally......I really enjoy being there!
This year the GS Giant was added. Couldn't this award ceremony be separated from the closing? Perhaps done before or after the rally closing?
The MOA Foundation could also be separated??
Individual awards (friend of marque, etc.) do not need to be recognized at the closing. Plenty of recognition can be given in the Owner's News and the website.
We DO need to recognize the rally chairman. They put in a lot of hard work! All of the committee heads do not need to be named. The big screens were a great place to list these.
Speaking of screens.....they were a nice addition. Did we really need to watch a video of the rally?? We spent 3 days seeing and doing these things.
I guess that my point is that the closing needs to be shortened and choreographed with time limits built in. to accomplish this goal some things will need to left out or scaled back.
Again....Please don't take my suggestions as complaints. I loved the rally! I would really like to enjoy the closing ceremony as much as I do the rest of the rally. I am sure that this could happen!