Here I am a volunteer helping out.
6 am: Arrive on time with 10 other people. All different ages. All eager to help.
6:15 am: Start the day by setting up the county id poles. Heavy metal plates with screwed in pipe extenders to mount the county ID tags. The plates weigh between 15 and 25 pounds each. There are about 25 per cart.
7:00 am: Now we are to start getting the tables in order to start the registration. I see delegates waiting at the door to come in.
7:20 or so: Doors open early, we start getting people their tags, lanyards, etc. I am covering 37, 38, 39 and 40th districts.
There are a fee to help pay for the convention. If the person cannot pay, it is waved, or a small donation is accepted. Not having the fee is not going to hold up people.
Got thru the first rush. I spy Kitsap River and partner. We have a short conversation to catch up on what's transpired since the memorial service. I also get a handshake and a brief ear bending of Rep. McDermott.
I got to see a couple of our state candidates come thru. As the speeches start on the floor, we get more people coming thru so we get busy.
10 or so: we have the first delegate count. This is to see how many have shown up so far and that some of the alternate people can trade up.
10:30: quick lunch break. Spend 15 minutes getting something and back to the table.
11 or so: Second count. All alternate delegates in the districts I am covering can be moved up.
11:30: Start packing up the tables. We still have some alternate delegates coming off the floor for their upgrades. A few stagger in to register before the noon cut off.
Noon: Finished packing up tables. Get it all stored. Keep up with the stragglers and others.
1 pm: I am done. Head out.
Back tomorrow at 7:30 am for the second day.