Dan, Jack and the team made a really fantastic effort at thanking the volunteers. I've been on the team for many events, been an organiser for many events, and been at the official team breakfasts and event dinners for two world, one European championships, as well as a couple of ITU World Cups. I've never seen the thanks done better.
Once the party was over, everyone disappeared reasonably quickly, leaving as I used to say at Tri-Force, the usual suspects, to do all the work on tidying up after, they almost certainbly did all the set-up and the work. A fantastic team, I was delighted to join them, if only for the last part of the evening, tidying up!
For 2009, make volunteering for the Texas Tri series part of your race schedule! Just do it!!