Meet the A-Day Team
Posted on April 22, 2016 by By Danielle Varner ’19, A-Day advertising committee.
The A-Day Committee is a club at Delaware Valley University that is like no other. Its uniqueness stems from the fact that it plans and implements a Pennsylvania state fair that is completely student run! There is an executive committee along with many subcommittees that plan and organize this family-friendly event every April at Delaware Valley University. This year will be no different. Each executive committee member has shoes that are hard to fill, having multiple tasks to make sure everything is ready to go for the main event. Let’s meet a few of the team members who will be running A-Day 2016.
Olivia Gardner ’16, A-Day president
As president, she oversees the executive team and committee members making sure that they are on task and understand the responsibilities of the position that they hold. She also handles the communication between A-Day and the DelVal community as a whole. She enjoys getting feedback from students who are not involved in A-Day so that she can make it the best that it can be. Olivia also trains the president elect to help make sure the person is successful as the following year’s president. Behind the scenes, she tackles any situation that may arise, handles many emails, and tries to come up with fresh ideas for A-Day so that it will be successful.
Ben Radel ’17, A-Day president elect
He is the president elect for the 2015-2016 school year and will be the president of A-Day in 2017. His current position requires him to help the president with all of her many responsibilities. He also helps to oversee the setup and execution of A-Day Weekend.
Allison Barnes ’16, executive secretary
Her position requires her to organize every student club and organization that works in the booths. Allison takes the minutes at weekly meetings, runs the A-Day office and answers all emails and voicemails from community members interested in A-Day. To prepare for A-Day she must make food vouchers, flyers and other copies that booths may require. During A-Day she runs the information tent, makes the PA system announcements and helps the guests.
Chris Beard ’16, vice president of food
He communicates with many vendors to order all of the food and drinks that we need for A-Day Weekend. Throughout the weekend, Chris sets up each food tent in the morning and helps run them throughout the day.
Jordan Jimenez ’17, vice president of operations
His position entails making sure all of the tents and structures that are used at A-Day are ordered and set up in time for the event. Starting at 8 a.m., the Monday before the big weekend Jordan and many other members of the team begin setting up each tent and placing ticket booths, tables and chairs in the locations where they will be set up. At 6 p.m. on Sunday, the tear down begins with Jordan running the show, which usually has the team busy until 2 a.m.
The A-Day team meets every week starting in September in order to make sure that the event is perfect. Communication is key to running a successful event, whether that is from member to member or, from member to the outside community. Communication with local businesses begins early in the school year to get an understanding of what they are looking for. The A-Day team is successful because each one of our members is dedicated and ambitious. We are all working towards the same goal of putting on a successful weekend for the public. Don’t forget to join us for A-Day 2016 to witness a deep-rooted tradition!