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Because after three decades of creative problem solving programs we keep fine-tuning the training to help the kids reach their best. We also do the same for apPRAISErs because some of the things you will see are just amazing. Scoring, by DI’s nature is not punitive, so the rewards are what teams target (thus the PRAISE part of aPRAISErs).
The search for this year’s ApPRAISErs will begin soon, so please check back.
If you are a returning ApPRAISEr, feel free to click into the ApPRAISEr Web Site.
What about these hats?
If you have been to a Destination ImagiNation tournament you have noticed that the Appraisal team each wear rather unique head wear. Come to training and see why appraisers make these hats – an international tradition that started right here in New Hampshire.
2012-2013 Appraiser Registration Information
TEAMS: PLEASE GIVE THIS TO YOUR TEAM’S APPRAISER!
Welcome Aboard & Congratulations!
Thank you for agreeing to support the Destination ImagiNation program and/or the team that recruited you! In NH, each team is REQUIRED to provide an adult volunteer who is at least 18 years of age and no longer in high school to be an Appraiser.
Done this before? Glad to have you back! You know the drill!
New to NH-DI? You can relax — no prior experience is needed to be a DI Appraiser! However, you MUST commit to attend a Saturday training as well as one NH-DI Regional Tournament to be an APPRAISER!
Being an NH-DI Appraiser is a great way to learn more about the program AND a lot of FUN! Our NH-DI training day has been totally streamlined and is very interactive, engaging, and did we mention FUN, too?
Here is what you have to do:
Choose a training date ~ either:
- Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith (snow date January 27) OR
- Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Merrimack Valley Middle School in Penacook (snow date 2/18)
Choose a tournament date (meets run — 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM+)
- the Meet assigned to the team who asked you to appraise OR the alternate Meet date (We will assign you to the location based on where you are NEEDED!)
- if you are NOT a team’s designated appraiser, you may chose your own Meet!
Important for Parent-Appraisers: Does this parent-appraiser want to see their child perform? We strongly encourage parents of DI Team Members to appraise on the alternate meet date, so they can watch their child’s performance. They will NOT see their child’s presentation if they choose to appraise at the team’s meet! No exceptions can be made!
How to do I sign-up to Appraise?
1. Read the Team Challenge synopses and review the job and date choices
2. Sign up online at www.nh-di.org/online
- click on offer to appraise in the gray area of the first page under actions. We will capture
- your preferences
- your training date
- the meets that work for you
- make sure your shirt size is CORRECT!
NH-DI will send you a confirmation with your Meet responsibilities and your training assignment including details of the day & directions to the training site. Our confirmation will be sent via email.
If your appraiser assignment has not arrived by mid-January, please contact Jill at 868-2140 or by email at email@example.com
Your willingness to train and to officiate at a Tournament is very much appreciated. NH-DI is a volunteer organization; you allow us to provide this wonderful opportunity for students by becoming a well-trained and knowledgeable Appraiser. With your help, we can recognize the creative efforts of our participants. Our program teaches kids all about responsibility and teamwork. By committing to your team, you model this commitment for them! Thank you for your dedication!
NH-DI tries but cannot always honor every Appraiser’s requests.
Our first priority is to provide a full team of Appraisers for each Challenge. This means that you might need to train in a Challenge that is not your first, second or even third choice! The kids come first!
And if all Appraising positions are filled when we receive your registration, NH-DI may need to use you as a volunteer to cover other meet duties. Thank you for your understanding and please register early!
REMEMBER: You register on the Web at http://www.nh-di.org/online.
If you have difficulties using our website, call us at 868-2140 (Jill).
Can’t make training, but still want to volunteer?
We need some All-Day Volunteers: medical assistance (EMTs, nurses, doctors), sales table volunteer, Appraiser lunch coordinator, etc.
Call Jill at 868-2140 to see if these positions are available
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