Tieton Eddy Repose

Tieton Eddy Repose
"So, this is the river." said the Rat.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Orion River Rafting's Guide's Backeddy

END-OF-GUIDE-TRAINING PARTY
Chumstick Country Club the evening of May 15th. Group Dinner planned. Slideshow from stand-in photographers --- hopefully. Keg. Non-Guidelings (aka Orion Guides) please contact the office if you are planning on attending.

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE...
Many launch times will be later this season in order to cater to the Seattle metropolitan crowd that party's hardy on Friday night and wants to dodge the traffic headed east out of town.

What does that mean to you --- our fearful guides? Well, our Noon and 1pm Meeting Times on the Wenatchee do NOT include a meal which means you will need to eat a humongous breakfast or come prepared with a carbohydrate rich snack to get you through to 6pm.

FEAST OR FAMINE
You might have heard that I gave away the farm to this Groupon thing. Maybe so, but the Good News to you is that we are bursting at the seams with guide days on the Wenatchee and some of it is spilling over onto other rivers. Starting after the Memorial Weekend, we are busy, busy, busy --- especially on weekends and especially on Sundays.

OTHER GOOD NEWS
If you want to bring Friends/Family, believe it or not, there are plenty of opportunities on Fridays and Saturdays in June (because I 'blacked out' those dates to coupon users).

FIRST AID/CPR
It is never-ending. Y'all are supposed to be currently certified in Basic First Aid and CPR. I am supposed to have copies of your certification. Please send them in. I am woefully short of proof of first aid for many of you. I am tired of asking and I know y'all are tired of reading about it. Just do it.

COMMUNITY ZERO CALENDAR
Keep an eye on the Calendar. I am updating it because I have already scheduled about 500 of the 2500 coupon holders who will be rafting with us this season. I will not be updating the Orion Guides FB calendar because I only have 24 hours in each day.

GET YOUR GROUPON
Okay, I gave Groupon users an offer they could not possibly refuse. Now, it is up to all of you --- and me --- to turn these casual rafters into diehard Orion rafters. We are not going to wow them with our healthy lunches, so we need to double-down on our customer service and promotion of the other river trips we offer.

SLOW RIVER EXPEDITIONS
One other thing, we will need a 'merchandiser' for the take-out. Someone who can get down their an hour early to set up our pop-up shade shelter and put out Release Forms, Chums, Belly Timber Bars and whatever else we attempt to sell. This person can also be incredibly helpful by checking off customers, collecting coupons, in advance BECAUSE we will need to be as efficient as we can possibly be to avoid working long into the evening.

SNAKE RIVER TRIP
May 24th to May 27th. Anyone interested?

CHEERS!
Poobah