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Taste of the Nation Committee Opportunities

24th annual Taste of the Nation Portland, the region's premiere culinary event, hosts 50 restaurants, 25 wineries, breweries and mixologists all coming together to raise money for local and national hunger relief efforts. Seeking to fill Auction Chair and Web Manager Committee Positions.

Auction Chair

The 2010 event will host a standard silent auction with various food/wine as well as other package items. In addition, TOTN is adding an online auction component to host special items. Chair responsibilities will include: follow up with previous auction donors, brainstorm and build new request list; follow up phone calls, e-mails & letters; secure physical donations; package items; online set up; silent auction set up and close out-follow up.

Ideal volunteer (Desired, not required): -Previous auction experience Committee -Some contacts to businesses that may be a good fit for the event -Detail oriented -Computer savvy, some knowledge of setting online posting up for online auction portion. -Sense of humor -Passion for helping those in need

Time Commitment: Several hours a month Oct-Dec, Several hours a week Jan-April Entire day of Event Several hours post event wrap up

Web Manager.

This role will manage all content on TOTN website. Web manager is responsible for assuring TONT brand is used properly as well as correct content is on website. The Web Manager will need to work cooperatively with other committee members to obtain relevant event information for the website. In addition, this role will also format monthly (weekly closer to event) newsletters to our listserv. Chair must be familiar with HTML and MoveableType (or similar) content manager as well as general website maintenance and enhancement. This position will not be responsible for creating text content on site, but coordinating needed information for other sources. Any input for Web Manger is of course welcomed.

Time Commitment: Several hours a month Oct-Dec, Several hours a week Jan-April

Taste of the Nation Portland will be on Monday, April 26th 2010.

Please respond with email of interest and describe any relevant exp. [email protected]

Benefits of volunteering with Taste of the Nation are endless, but the top two are getting to be part of national effort to end childhood hunger by 2015 and being part of a really fun committee...plus you get to attend a fabulous event with lots of food and drinks!!