Taking the shop on the road – being a presence at your Diocesan Convention

Here some tips about attending your convention:

Ø  Know ahead of time volunteers/staff availability. Have volunteers/staff to manage your table efficiently and effectively

Ø  Complete your registration, paying all necessary fees

Ø  Pack your merchandise and equipment for the event

o   Take a variety of merchandise that will move – religious – books, pocket tokens etc - jewelry, home décor (you’ll know your customers)

Ø  Advertise throughout the Diocese that the shop will have table at the convention

Ø  This was a first for me this year, but it was very helpful and I’ll do it again as we have gone from a two day convention to a one day convention. It was emailed Diocesan wide by the Communication officer

o   Preparing a pre order form, pick up at convention. This was very helpful in expediting the process as time was not our best friend 

Making this event a realty is a labor of love, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world when I see the smile on a customer’s face who finds the perfect gift, or one who would not otherwise make the trip to the Cathedral and was delighted that we brought the shop to them. This makes it all worth the effort and hard work that goes into making it a realty. 

Andrea John, Manager and Vice President, EBA

Trinity Cathedral Altar Guild Shop

Trenton, NJ 08618