"Mike B is a veteran" ha, that's like saying Noah had a boat.
If I may brag a bit on Stovebolters' contributions to ATHS (and I can -- it's my web site ...
Mike B has been integral to the smooth functioning of many national shows by being a major part of the parking detail, and was a major planner/organizer of the 2006 show in Baltimore (As VP of the hosting chapter).
3B is another veteran ATHS staffer, having helped literally thousands of attendees get registered when they arrive at each show. Nothing like rolling into a strange city after a long trip in an ancient 18-wheeler (ask Amtrakjoe about that sometime ..., no, actually, DON'T), going through the traffic control gestapo (Billy Marlow, Mike Roache, others) and finally having a kindly, helpful fellow trucker get you all settled in. 3B is like the kind innkeeper who opens the door on a cold, blustery evening, hands you a cup of something warm and refreshing and gets you all settled comfortably in a nice warm bed ...
Pat and Mary also help with registrations (truck side). Although not legally/technically members of the ODSS ... he is my day job boss so on the off chance he checks in here, I have to throw him a bone now and then (he does camp with us in Winchester at the regional ATHS show) which severely limits my participation in "Work Horror Stories" around the camp fire ... Not that I have any, Pat. Nope!)
Speaking of the Regional ATHS show in Winchester, VA every year, the ODSS continent over the years has taken on Saturday Evening Trash Call and general site cleanup -- rather a big and important task. Mike B, Mike Roach, Sweet, Billy Marlow, VEW, NAPCO Man, Cosmo, Hardshell and many others have turned to to pick up all the trash cans on the Ruritan Fairgrounds site, empty them and return them to storage. We put them out on Thursday, too. We also help with gate control and parking.
Back to the National ... Since the 2006 show in Baltimore, Stovebolters have been found in big numbers at the National show every year helping with traffic control, gate entry, registration, parking, transporter lot operations, general planning and a bunch of other tasks that help these shows succeed.
For sure, the ATHS is pretty much focused on 18-wheelers. A big turnout (as both volunteers and attendees) by Stovebolters in particular, and little trucks in general, could help to open their perception aperture a little wider and remind them that the Trucking Industry was born and built with 4 wheelers, not 18 wheelers.
Start your planning and I hope to see you all there!