Welcome to all new and returning Destination ImagiNation participants!
You’ll notice our Web site has a new look this fall, as all support information has been consolidated in one place, instead of in multiple places on the Web. You may wish to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the site. If you can’t find something you desperately need to know NOW, don’t hesitate to email Judy Nolan at the email address listed at the bottom of this post. For right now, however, following are a few points you’ll want to note right away.
1. The Support Blog is now the front page of the state Web site.
2. The Instant Challenge Library, Document Library and Recruiting Kit may all be accessed from tabs and/or dropdown menus on the same Web site.
3. We are no longer using Yahoo Groups as a mailing list. Instead, you will wish to go to the right side bar of the state Web site, enter your email address, and click on Subscribe. Whenever a new post is added to the Support Blog, you will receive an email. If you have more than one email address (such as between work and home), just enter your address and click on Subscribe for each address.
4. This year there will be ONE Regional (sub-state) Tournament on March 5, 2011. The location will be announced soon on the Web site. Visit the 2010-2011 Program Season tab, and you’ll find the Calendar there.
5. The Tournament registration deadline is in December, not January, so registration forms will be available in October. Just look for them beneath the 2010-2011 Program Season tab.
6. Don’t wait for Tournament registration forms to be released before you start looking for your team’s Appraiser. All competitive teams are required to supply a trained Appraiser at the first Tournament, and also at the state Tournament if the team advances. (We provide free training.) Not sure where to find an Appraiser? Check out this Team Manager Tip: How to Find Appraisers: http://www.cre8iowa.org/team-support/cre8iowa-document-library/
7. Special scheduling requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, NOT the askcre8iowa email address. The askcre8iowa email address no longer exists.
Questions? You can always email me at email@example.com.