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    Now that I think about it, I like the idea of a hotel shuttle for those staying offsite who might want to partake in the local breweries....
    Maybe two runs in the morning and two in the evening.

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    I think MOA should host a ride to an offsite meal, or similar event location, restricted to riders 30 years of age and younger, and give swag for the event to guarantee a turnout. Offer food, entertainment, and activities to get the turnout. Then at the event ASK the riders what THEY would like to see in MOA and MOA events, and LISTEN. Yes, it’s age discriminatory, but so is a lot of other marketing (and this would be a marketing expense), and we aging boomers will just have to deal with it. Seeking such information here in the forums or on FB (“geezerbook”) just age-skews the results. Young people actually attending the rally are the most productive ones to target for feedback and membership recruitment. IMHO.

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    ^^^ good idea, have a touring or training company handle the logistics and **get the right kind of marketing research talent** in the room. ^^^

    Not at the rally, but a good complement to this effort would be to work with dealers to invite younger customers/riders on similar event and do similar research *without* the riders knowing that the MOA was asking the questions. Unaided focus-group feedback is some of the best qualitative data you can acquire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    I think MOA should host a ride to an offsite meal, or similar event location, restricted to riders 30 years of age and younger, and give swag for the event to guarantee a turnout. Offer food, entertainment, and activities to get the turnout. Then at the event ASK the riders what THEY would like to see in MOA and MOA events, and LISTEN. Yes, it’s age discriminatory, but so is a lot of other marketing (and this would be a marketing expense), and we aging boomers will just have to deal with it. Seeking such information here in the forums or on FB (“geezerbook”) just age-skews the results. Young people actually attending the rally are the most productive ones to target for feedback and membership recruitment. IMHO.

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    Since I am still new within the organization itself I have not yet been able to attend a rally or a getaway, so the forum and our social media platforms are currently the best way for me to reach out to our members.

    That is a great idea to get younger riders involved more. With me being in that age group also, it would be easier to relate to them and listen to what they may be looking for within the organization.
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    WOW ... what a great idea ... ask the members and attendees what they would like. I love it!

    So for me .... already stated hotel shuttles for those of us who think camping is a hotel without free breakfast, the more vendors the better so any additions would be appreciated and a covered or shady oil change area. I've been to about 10 MOA Nationals and volunteered at the oil change facility and a couple of times we had a covered area which is really nice. Oh and cool weather and shady parking

    Really looking forward to the trip to Great Falls!
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    A much shorter closing ceremony, and omit the embarrassingly lame GS exhibition. Flame on.
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    I have a comment about door prizes. A prize of a free tour is a grand prize. A prize of a fraction of the cost of a tour like $1,500 off a $5,000 tour is not a grand prize, it is a trap. If somebody wants to give this type of prize fine but do it in the daily drawing because many attendees will decline the prize since they don't want to spend the other 2/3 or more of the cost of the tour. Don't waste time in the ceremonies giving these come-ons away. Get to the good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I have a comment about door prizes. A prize of a free tour is a grand prize. A prize of a fraction of the cost of a tour like $1,500 off a $5,000 tour is not a grand prize, it is a trap. If somebody wants to give this type of prize fine but do it in the daily drawing because many attendees will decline the prize since they don't want to spend the other 2/3 or more of the cost of the tour. Don't waste time in the ceremonies giving these come-ons away. Get to the good stuff.
    I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I have a comment about door prizes. A prize of a free tour is a grand prize. A prize of a fraction of the cost of a tour like $1,500 off a $5,000 tour is not a grand prize, it is a trap. If somebody wants to give this type of prize fine but do it in the daily drawing because many attendees will decline the prize since they don't want to spend the other 2/3 or more of the cost of the tour. Don't waste time in the ceremonies giving these come-ons away. Get to the good stuff.
    Yep ... I agree as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I have a comment about door prizes. A prize of a free tour is a grand prize. A prize of a fraction of the cost of a tour like $1,500 off a $5,000 tour is not a grand prize, it is a trap. If somebody wants to give this type of prize fine but do it in the daily drawing because many attendees will decline the prize since they don't want to spend the other 2/3 or more of the cost of the tour. Don't waste time in the ceremonies giving these come-ons away. Get to the good stuff.
    A discount coupon is what it sounds like. I have seen them at other events......I have never seen any wowed by the concept
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortythorne View Post
    A much shorter closing ceremony, and omit the embarrassingly lame GS exhibition. Flame on.
    But, keep the Flame cars??
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortythorne View Post
    A much shorter closing ceremony, and omit the embarrassingly lame GS exhibition. Flame on.
    A few years ago there was a big uproar over the length of closing ceremonies. Then the powers that be pledged to hold them to a one hour time limit. This worked great for the last few years, but this year in Lebanon we were back to almost two hours. I don't know who thought it was a good idea but I heard lots of complaints.

    Let's hope the rally staff gets the program shortened up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k12lts View Post
    Let's hope the rally staff gets the program shortened up.
    So... what about a totally different way to do the closing ceremonies?

    Instead of endlessly reading numbers to our members, what if we made it more of an entertaining show? Something that capped off everyone's experience of having ridden to and enjoyed the rally?

    It would take a producer, some writers, and if we used social media, the internet and mobile phones to deliver part of the show, some tech people.

    It would be a blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
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