On the last day of the WAVES Convention in Sacramento, WAVES were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their experience at the WAVES Gathering. Here are some general highlights from the feedback received by the Planning Team.
~ 92% of WAVES respondents had their expectations met at the Gathering, with the majority of these folks noting that their expectations were exceeded.
~ 80% of WAVES noted that they were happy with the hotel chosen for the event.
~ 75% of WAVES indicated that they loved the WAVES Silent Auction and would definitely like to see this again at the next WAVES Convention. (More than $500 was raised at the auction to be used toward future WAVES Gatherings.)
~ When asked about their top 5 highlights of the Convention, WAVES listed these favorite aspects of the Gathering (in order of most frequent mentions):
Betty’s speaking and teaching throughout the weekend
Praying for others as a group/Prayer Circle
The music (which was all performed by WAVES’ volunteers), and
Meeting and getting to know other WAVES
~ Also mentioned by several WAVES as highlights were:
Friday night’s public event
Meeting with other WAVES and sharing stories in the hospitality suite, and
The WAVES Silent Auction
~ And most telling of all the Convention feedback perhaps -- a full 92% of WAVES said they would definitely attend the next Convention, if their schedule and budget allow.
Here are some specific comments WAVES had about this years Convention in Sacramento:
“My heart has been filled.” ~ Jen
“I loved the informality and the chance to know each other so well.” ~ Marianne
(On co-leading the WAVES’ music group at the Gathering…) “Could this please be my full-time job?” ~ Jim
“I needed to be around positive, loving energy. Thank you. I am proud to be a WAVE!” ~ Geraldine
“I learned so much, and felt that we had so much valuable time together (listening to Betty and praying together as a group).” ~ Kristen
“A very good, learning weekend. I enjoyed my time spent at the Convention, meeting Betty & her family and WAVES.” ~ Milly
“Everything was great!” ~ Sharon
“It brought me closer to Jesus.” ~ Christopher
“It felt like a mini retreat, learning God’s unconditional love.” ~ Cecilia
“Filled with love, as emanated by Betty’s example.” ~ Tom R.