News and updates from Dal-Rich DI.

Dal-Rich DI News & Updates
Welcome to the 2018-19 season of Destination Imagination!  We're looking forward to a great DI year - just check out this year's challenges. Please let us know how we can make this year great for you!
Please share the Information Night with others you think might enjoy participating in this program!
Mark Your Calendar for Team Manager Training on Saturday, October 13th!
10/13, 8:30 am - Noon
We'll have an action packed morning session for new TMs to get you set with everything you need for a successful year presented by TMs who have many seasons of experience and lots of great tips to share. 
10/13, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
We are excited to announce that our Experienced TM Training will be presented by our board and focus on Instant Challenge.
Register for TM Training here

In Destination Imagination tournaments, "appraisers" are members of the team of tournament officials who play a part in bringing a Destination Imagination tournament to life.  

Their role might be to appraise teams in central challenges or instant challenges, to help in the score room, or be an appraisal team leader. Just like with a DI Team, there are many different skills and roles needed from our appraisers, and we do our best to make sure our appraisers find a role that best suits their talents.  Appraisers are critical to DI -- it just doesn't happen without them!

Every team needs to supply an appraiser to work at the tournament.  The appraiser is required to commit to the full day at the tournament and a half day training on January 26th. You will be listing this person as your appraiser when you register for tournament--so start searching today!!

An appraiser must be 18 years old or older, and should not be the team manager.  Since the appraiser will be appraising another team's performance (not your team), some parents might not want to volunteer since they will be unable to see their child perform. 

However, there are many good candidates including teachers, grand parents, neighbors, aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers or college students.  Many times, once someone appraises at a tournament, they will come back year after year...because it's really fun! 

If your team is unable to provide an appraiser, it will not be able to compete.  We will do our best to assist but it is up to the team to ask someone to volunteer. 

Click HERE for a short video on being a DI volunteer/appraiser.
Let us know if you have more questions about appraisers.

Upcoming Events

Below are some important dates for this season.  You can visit our calendar page to see all events, location information, and to add events to your personal calendar. 

Event Date

DI Info Night--HP Schools  

Wednesday, Sept 26th, 5pm


McCulloch Intermediate School 

Team Manager Training
Saturday, October 13th
RISD Professional Development Center
Tournament Fees Due
January 7, 2019-$190
January 14, 2019-$250, late registration  
Appraiser Training
Saturday, January 26
St. Patrick School
Dal-Rich Tournament
Saturday, February 16, 2019 (TM Check in night, February 14)
St. Patrick School
State Tournament
March 22-23, 2019
Corpus Christi, TX
We are looking forward to a great year!  If you are not a returning team manager and would like to unsubscribe from our newsletter -- please use the link below.  We would appreciate any feedback you'd like to share about your experience as a TM. Also if you're interested in staying involved in other ways - please visit our website to sign up to be an appraiser or volunteer, or contact us for more information.
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