The On Sec and Alt Hash Cash collects information from
virgins and JRH3 first timers that live in the area, makes sure the
FRB and FBI chains are available for the circle at the start, does a roll
call at the end
to make sure everyone made it in,
advises the hare(s) to go look for missing hashers, if applicable, feeds
down down data to the RA, assigns hashers to award
headbands/bandanas to those hashers with significant personal runs
(10, 25, 50, 69, 100 and every 25 there after) and hare tags to
those who've hare trails divisible by 10, makes sure the
Brainless Award is available to the RA when he/she starts making
and otherwise helps out as necessary.
Special Emphasis Items
1. Count the
$50 bank you are given up front to make sure it is all there and
speak up if it is not. After everyone has paid, count all
the money you collected and then subtract the $50 bank. Then compare
the additional amount to what you wrote down on the roster to see if
the amounts are the same. If not, try to figure out where the error
is before handing over hash cash to the GM and then advise
accordingly. Check your
pockets, the area where you were collecting cash at and all around
the ground as you might have dropped some it if you are short. If
you were over, no problem, yea!
2. No IOUs! If they don’t have cash, advise them to either borrow it
from someone, or find a nearby ATM. We’re not a bank and its really
hard to keep track of who owes what. There has been a tendency in
the past for
people to show up with no money and want credit and then not pay it
off the next time they show up. Its too difficult to keep track of
and it just causes problems later. At least 2 people went over over
$20 in IOUs in the past and then disputed the accuracy of their debt
and haven’t been back since or rarely show up anymore because of
it. So trying to be nice and letting people slide just works against
the hash and has the reverse of effect of what you might think. We don’t want to loose people over stuff like that
its better to just not accept IOUs in the first place. Get the word
out, NO IOUs!
3. One of the most important things we need to do is get complete
virgin information and transplants from other out-of-town hashes; especially an “accurate” email address.
No info is need if they are just on vacation here and plan to attend
only one or two hashes. We put virgins and transplants on a private email list and then give them special
invitations to attend future hashes. This gets many of them
off the fence about coming back. Emailing
virgins & transplants and encouraging them to come back is what
keeps the hash alive. Without it, the hash dwindles.
4. Make sure you get the last name (or at least the first initial of
their last name) of each virgin and just that shows up. There are a
lot of common first names out there and just putting down “Just”
with a fist name really makes it difficult to keep track of
multiples for awards and such. For virgins and justs, always get the
first name and at least the fist initial of their last name so I can
distinguish them from others with similar fist names.
5. Other, suggestions...?