First REIA Meeting - I have questions

Hello all,

I plan on attending my first REIA meeting tomorrow. I am interested in becoming a bird dog. I am a total newbie. I have a copy of the birddogging pdf file. Can anyone give me some good resourses to learn more about being a bird dog. Also, I have reading some of the forums and I hear people discuss finding a mentor. How do you approach someone to be a mentor. Does a person just generally offer to help an up and coming investor learn the ropes or do you ask a veteran if they could be your mentor?

Jason in Richmond