The Pioneers Association conducted a very successful promotion at the recent Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry which was held in the Adelaide Convention Centre from 28-31 March. Our promotional stand, which was one of 30 in an Exhibition of family history and genealogy groups, was staffed with a roster of 14 PASA volunteers over the 4 days.
Our stand featured the catchcry “Do You Qualify” and displayed a range of PASA books, publications and journals for viewing and for sale. Our enthusiastic volunteers answered many questions about our membership criteria, about our purpose and about our programme and range of activities. Not only did we attract a good number of new applications for membership during the Congress, but we also did much to raise the profile of our Association with the 400 who attended. In addition we made the most of any spare time to network with the other stall-holders and make connections which will be valuable in the future.
All of the volunteers voted it an interesting and worthwhile experience. It made us think about what we really valued and enjoyed about our membership of the Pioneers Association of South Australia.
Bob Stace, Convenor, Congress Promo Stand