Not gonna lie, I’ve been banging my head against the wall a bit today trying to wrap up what I hope is one last logistical hurdle to Sunday’s show.
The city requires two different kinds of insurance when you put on public events at its parks: General insurance and Auto insurance.
I’m good on the General, but the Auto is tricky. It’s been hard to figure out what we need to cover.
This is the best sentence I can find about why it’s necessary:
In cases where a catastrophic injury occurs to a passenger or pedestrian when a volunteer driver is using her own car, the damages may exceed the driver’s personal auto insurance limits. In that case, the nonprofit is vulnerable if it is named in a lawsuit resulting from the accident.
In this case, I guess I am considered the nonprofit, so that if someone gets injured by a car, I could potentially get sued. It’s a stretch, and I’m still trying to get to a resolution with the city and with my insurance agent. I don’t really officially have any *volunteers* either, so it seems so excessive.
We’ve got one last day (Friday) to get it done.
In other quick update news:
1) This listing appeared in the Chronicle today:
It’s nice but if I ever do this again, it might be time to get a real website for this theater/production thing. The paper links to the city’s website which will have zero helpful information. Blech.
2) My kids and I decided that in order for the show to be considered a “relative success” we’d need at least 35 people to come. Here’s where we are in terms of tickets now:
Sooooooo close. Just gotta get over that hump. And trying to remember where we were during Squid at this point. Anyway, it’s no longer potentially humiliating or too embarrassing, so I’m feeling good about that.
Lastly, here’s a list of things I want to get done before the show:
- Finalize insurance with city (duh)
- Get a bunch of change for tickets and raffle sales
- Make up some tickets for the jelly bean guessing game (if I can)
- Finish writing thank-you notes to everyone
- Make programs (yoikes, keep it simple)
- Figure out what to do with all the temporary tattoos (give away at door? sure!)
- Email ticket-holders that they might want to bring cushions or something
- Make friends with Ruben, my city contact, on Sunday, get on good side
- Get non-alcoholic drinks to sell at the event (water, soda, Topo)
- Work out some deal with Casa de Glaze about desserts and giveaway
- Have a drink special at The Beer Plant before the show (seriously, make time for this at like 4pm)
Psshhhh, some of that stuff is sooooo easy.
All right, get some sleep, dude.