Get Involved with DI
There are many ways that you can be involved in Destination Imagination in the MId-Cites region.
If you are interested in participating as a Team Member or a Team Manager then select the New to DI link.
If you would like to become a sponsor of Mid-Cites Destination Imagination contact the Regional Director.
There are a number of ways that you can support Mid-Cities Creativity. We depend almost 100% on volunteers to lead training sessions and conduct the Regional Tournament. Please consider helping in one of the following capacities.
Are you an Alumni? Join the DI Alumni Association
Appraisers experience the excitement and creativity of DI up close and personal. Their job is to award teams every point they are entitled to by their solution presentation. Appraisers must attend approximately 5 hours of training and must work the full day of the Regional Tournament. Check the Calendar for specific dates.
Every team is required to provide one person to work as an appraiser. Appraisers representing teams should register by December Registration for appraisers representing teams are due by the first tuesday in December..
Parents of team members should not be appraisers because they will not be able to view their child's performance.
Appraiser registration is on-line at the main Texas DI Website. Click the "Appraiser Registration" link below to complete the registration form. If you are serving as the representative Appraiser for a team please include the contact information for the Team Manager when you register. This link is for new appraisers.
This link is for appraisers who have never registered as an Appraiser at Texas DI.org
Returning Appraisers: If you worked as an appraiser previoiusly and have an appraiser account on the Texas DI website you should go to www.texasdi.org and signon with your username and password (you can use your email address in lieu of your username. Once you sign on you can click on Tournament Opportunities and select the Mid-Cities regional tournament. Your contact information is carried forward so all you need to do is verify that information and make any selections for appraising preferences for this years tournament.
Check the Calendar for Training Locations and Dates.
New Appraisers need to arrive by 7:45. Returning Appraisers need to arrive by 8:45
We will have continental breakfast items available starting at 7:30 am.
Training is scheduled to run till 1:00 pm although most sessions will be complete by 12:00
Tournament Helpers take care of a multitude of tasks at the tournament. We need volunteers to monitor doors, run scores, deliver food and snacks to appraisers, sell concessions, work a photo booth, etc. Parents of team members can volunteer to help and will work a 2 hour shift. Parents of participants should support the program by working a shift. The shift will be scheduled around your child's challenge solution presentation. Every team is required to provide one person to work as a tournament helper. Click link below for on-line tournament helper registration.
If you would like to become a sponsor of Destination Imagination, please contact the cccompton [at] texasdi [dot] org (subject: Sponsoring%20DI) (Regional Director). Sponsorships help us keep our tournament fees low and make the program available to more people.
We need trainers to lead Team Manager training and Team Member workshops. The number of sessions that we can offer is limited by the number of people we have to lead training. If you are a "retired" team manager, please consider joining with us to lead training sessions. If you have special skills (carpentry, electronics, dance, theater, mechanical, etc.), you can help us develop workshops for team members. Contact the Regional Director if you are interested in becoming a trainer.
The Mid-Cities Regional Board is responsible for all aspects of Destination Imagination in the Mid-Cities region. Some of the tasks where we can use help are:
- Webmaster - Keeps our site up to date
- Secretary - Attend board meetings and keep meeting minutes
- Treasurer - Keep financial record for the region.
- Training Coordinator - Schedules and coordinates all trainings - including securing locations, scheduling food (if necessary), accepting registrations, providing trainng materials
- T-Shirt Coordinator - Coordinate design of the Regional T-Shirt, compile team orders and distribute t-shirts to the various school district coordinators
- Pin Coordinator - Coordinate design of the Regional Pin, compile team orders and distrubute t-shirts to the various school district coordinators
- Merchadise Coordinator - Order supplies for and coordinate the DIme Store (Souvenier Shop) at the Regional Tournament
- Tournament Hospitality Coordinator - Organizes and coordinates meals and snacks for our appraisers at the tournament.
Just because you are no longer competing doesn't mean that you can't stay involved with Destination Imagination. Because you have experience from the Team's perspective you can bring things to the table that other's can't. Sign up to be an Appraiser. Help with Training. Become a Board Member and help run the tournament. We can use your talents. You may also want to consider joing the DI Alumni Association.