We need a "VENDORS' PEOPLES' PARK". Allow me to rant about a few issues.
- In the effort to "recycle" it was impossible to post a flyer. One wasn't allowed to leave hand outs on any tables because they were immediately thrown into "recycling". I picked thru recycling and actually returned stacks of decent literature back to "vendors". Why can't we have a public bulletin board? In the efforts to keep paper to a minimum, those who spent money on info and ink jet cartridges were frustrated to find their work in the trash before anyone could see it.
- There are many worthwhile UU projects who do not have $500 plus to rent a table. There was a football field of unused floor space in the Exhibition Hall. I propose a "Vendors' Peoples' Park" so that ALL congregations have an opportunity to show their efforts! A commission could go back to UUA! Why not? I ran around in circles trying to get my Interweave Cloths into consignment, perfectly willing to pay the fee. The feedback I got from most was encouraging but there were nasty remarks I caught, as well.
Hope my remarks catch the attention of the committee!!! Peace Folks.