PERM needs volunteers. The heart of any successful grass-roots organization is its volunteers. The following is a list of some of the events, shows and fund-raisers PERM puts on or participates in. Its easy to get involved, just see the Get Involved section below for whom to contact, or just attend one of our regularly scheduled meetings.
Most of the help we need involves just a little support work. While we are always looking for someone to chair an event or function, really what we need most are people who can give a few hours of their time carrying out simple tasks, spelled out clearly by the event chairman. Things that may include: 1) Collecting merchandise from local businesses for events in their area. 2) Making a few phone calls. 3) Helping out with ticket sales. 4) Helping to find other local volunteers to work at the event. None of these tasks are too overwhelming, but they all take time, and can all be best accomplished by volunteers from the local area in which the event takes place.
PERM also attends several sport shows. These shows require many hours to staff a vendor booths. The work is not complicated or difficult. In fact, its often quite fun meeting many other outdoor enthusiasts in a sport show environment, but we need help staffing the PERM booth. Duties will involve; 1) Passing out current information and PERM Newsletters to showgoers. 2) Helping customers fill out raffle tickets and forms for PERM merchandise. 3) Booth set-up and tear-down. Nothing too complicated, just chip in and help out the person in charge of the booth that day.
The following is a list and approximate times and places for some of the functions we do each year. Each newsletter has more specific times and dates for up-coming events. If you can help out in any way, please contact one of the people listed in the Get Involved section of this paper.
January or February:
PERMs Annual Metro Area Fund-raiser Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding area
3 days St. Cloud Sportsmens Show St. Cloud, MN
February or March:
3 days Walleye Expo Shakopee, MN
3 days Musky Expo Blaine, MN
6 days Northwest Sports Show Minneapolis, MN
PERMs Annual Spring Pig Roast Wahkon, MN
PERMs Annual Spring Auction Ogilvie, MN
PERMs Annual Hillman Area Fund-raiser Hillman, MN
6 days Game Fair Anoka, MN
PERM & EMCSC Trap Shoot Pierz, MN
5 days Aitkin County Fair Aitkin, MN
5 days Crow Wing County Fair Brainerd, MN
PERMs Annual Fall Auction Mille Lacs Lake Area
PERMs Brainerd Area Fund-raiser Brainerd, MN
Plus PERM often has a booth or float in several local city festivals like Isle, Wahkon and Onamia.