Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2002

RFL seminar set

January 24, 2002

Eudora Relay for Life organizers will get the chance to learn a thing or two from other communities at a Relay for Life University Saturday at Eudora High School.

American Cancer Society income development specialist Amy Kralicek said the idea behind the "Universities," which this year are offered in five larger Kansas cities in addition to Eudora, is to get area Relay volunteers together to share ideas in break-out sessions.

"The volunteers are the ones that do the Relay," Kralicek said. "They're the ones who come up with the best ideas."

Topics will include the importance of newsletters, survirorship and team recruitment.

"It amazes me," Kralicek said. "Going from being a volunteer, I thought Relays were all the same. When I came on as a staff member (I realized) they are as different as night and day."

Eudora Relay organizer Judi O'Grady, who will be speaking at the seminar, said Relay for Life Universities she's attended in the past have been fun as well as educational.

"It just gets your adrenaline pumping," she said.

O'Grady said she was excited about having a seminar in Eudora because the event here had become a "signature Relay."

"We need to help Johnson County, and they need a lot of help," she said.

Kralicek said the society decided to have a seminar in Eudora for the northeastern area of the state in part because of the space donated by the high school.

Moreover, O'Grady said the seminars allow volunteers to meet the staff who make the event happen as well as other volunteers.

"It makes our Relays better," she said.

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