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Well, that was unhelpful... [Oct. 11th, 2010|02:20 pm]
Verminius Rex
Stopped by to chat with a friend who's organized stuff before, his answer was essentially "Screw it, you shouldn't need event insurance for a bunch of people walking down the sidewalk." Yeah, ideally not. But ideally and reality are not often the same thing. But he did reiterate something Marz was saying (yes, dear, once again you may be right but I had to hear it from another source before believing) that we may be able to get a rider off the insurance of whomever we benefit. I'll throw around a few more ideas with the organizer and see what happens. 

On a side note, I'm on a quest to work my way through the two boxes of cardamom tea. They look just like the regular ceylon tea I use for our iced tea, except for "with cardamom flavor" in smaller type on the box. I restocked on the regular tea, but will now be making endless pots of hot cardamom tea since the weather has finally cooled down. I like cardamom, but much like jasmine it has a perfume taste that can get to you after awhile. 
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-10-11 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, bookmarking this info for later use.
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From: rowangolightly
2010-10-11 08:31 pm (UTC)
While I don't know a great deal about event insurance, I disagree with your friend about not needing any. Having already experienced a broken window during the event, it seems like a "duh" that you need it before some shop owner decides to sue somebody.

Google shows me a bunch of hits on it, but I don't have any personal recommendations for you. You might want to call a couple of professional event planners and see if you can pick their brains. My second husband, Richard Renner, lives in Lawrence; if you want to contact him to ask about it, you can tell him I suggested it.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-10-11 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. He's doing the "But I shouldn't have to!" argument, rather than planning ahead in a realistic manner. I messaged the organizer months ago about looking into this stuff but she never got back to me, so I figured that I was just counting the undead as my part of the walk. Now I'm waiting to hear back from her, because I'm willing to do the research and legwork to make the walk happen, but only if she's OK with me doing it. I don't want to be perceived as that person who comes to help and bosses everyone around like it's my event. I have a little more experience attending events that actually deal with things like insurance and media relations, so I know who to ask for a starting point and I don't think she does. So here I sit waiting for a response to my message. With my luck I won't get a yes or no, just silence. Which could mean an end to the zombie walk, and I really enjoy the event.
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[User Picture]From: renniemom
2010-10-12 12:41 am (UTC)
I agree wholeheartedly. Do it right or don't do it. Event insurance can piggy back off their current policy. All they have to do is the event as a liability rider. Often it doesn't cost anything (EX: Adding the clubhouse of the gated community where one lives for the times of a party adds nothing and extends coverage to the clubhouse and participants).

Let me know if I can help. I PM'd you my #.
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[User Picture]From: silverfae
2010-10-12 01:35 am (UTC)
Why not call the Chamber of Commerce and ask what the usual and various downtown parades do?
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-10-12 01:50 am (UTC)
That's part of what I want to do, but I'm waiting for the organizer to get back to me so that I don't appear to be trying to take over the event. Checking for cost of insurance, sponsors, permits etc is what I want to do. What should have been done, once the event grew larger than a flash mob really.
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