What a great day and a great turnout! Thank you to all who participated; the people who brought food/drink for the potluck (especially the LLC for their delightful contributions!), the creative and fun theme presenters, everyone who voted, and our new leadership. Special thanks to Showtech for hosting us again!
Here's a summary:
-The meeting started off with a word from our LLC about the legal and financial state of our community, also etting everyone know that they are still accepting applications for interns! Information about ticket sales, income, and the criteria for being an intern can be found in the LLC's presentation here.
-Batcave members were introduced, spoke a bit about their CAMPS, and introduced the leads for this year. We're still looking for a few capable volunteers to lead parking, events and be Quartermaster! If you're interested applying, you can do so here.
-Burners Without Borders NTX is hosting a rainbow-themed summer event to benefit the Resource Center! Location and dates are yet to be decided, but they're always in need of volunteers to help out. Check out their Facebook group here.
-We all need a little help now and then. Foundation45 is focused on providing cost-free mental and emotional support for anyone suffering from mental illness, depression and/or addiction, as well as those whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide. For more information, you can view their Facebook page here.
-There were five fantastic theme submissions (Disco Inferno, Gay Space Communism, We Are Star Stuff, Paris Wears THESE Sunglasses, and Paris Wears THOSE Sunglasses) but there can only be one theme. This year's winner is...
"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff." - Carl Sagan
Keep an eye on this blog and on the Myschievia Facebook Page for upcoming announcements like Batcave meetings, work weekends, ticket sales and theme camp registration!
Let's all give a warm welcome to the new suckers... I mean, volunteers! We've got a great group on board this year.
Your new BatCave members:
-Priyanka T. is joining Meganphone for some sweet Art action
-Michele S. "PlotTwist" is joining Passenja in the wrangling of Participants volunteers
-Rebecca D. "Chairman Meow" stepped up for Safety Liaison this year. HUGE thanks for that!
-Liz R. will be keeping us all organized and staying in contact with the LLC as our Facilitator
Your new City Leads:
-Greg H. - Site Ops
-Sparrow K. "Thorni" - City Planning
-Kobi C. "Drift" - City Mapping
Your new Media Lead:
-Chris G. "The WOLH" - Information Management
Your new Participants Leads:
-Karen Q. "Turbo" - Gate
-Larry B. "Loopy" - Greeters
Your new Safety Lead:
-Bridget L. "Foxicorn" - Sanctuary
Welcome back to our returning volunteer leadership!
Returning LLC Members:
Returning Batcave Liaisons:
City - Barbados Pearl and Gregor da Phlegar
Art - Megan "Meganphone"
Media - Kat L. "Viv"
Participants - Ron Jon "Passenja"
Returning City Leads:
-Caitlin B. "High-eena" - Theme Camps
-Thomas "Duff" - Earth Guardian
-Tyler T. "La-a" - Radios
-Amanda S. "Innuendo" - Zone Guide
Returning Art Leads:
-Hillary "Critter" - Art
-Ernesto I. - DMV
-Steven D. - Sound Marshall
-Erin L. "Tempr" - FAST Lead
Returning Participants Leads:
-Jennifer K. "Impossibooty" - Volunteer Coordinator
Returning Safety Leads:
-Geo - Rangers
-Anissa S. "Birthday" - MEAT
-Krys W. "MamaBear" - Burn Perimeter
A HUGE thanks to everyone who has already stepped up, but there are still plenty of spaces to be filled. If you'd like to volunteer for any of the following leadership vacancies, you can fill out this application and a corresponding member of BatCave will get back to you.
Don't forget to come out and congratulate all of your new leads at the Spring Town Hall, Saturday March 9th! The Facebook event is here if you need more info. See you there!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
* Saturday, March 9th * Noon-5pm *
(Location is still TBD but we've got some good new ones on the horizon!)
Been thinking about the best theme we've never had?
Want the community to expand it's self expression and grow through a cohesive idea?
Just want to see everyone wearing the same ridiculous costume?
GIVE US YOUR THEMES!
This will also be a potluck, and (depending on the venue) BYOB.
You will get to hear from each lead (new and old) and have a chance to ask questions of them about how to volunteer.
This isn't just business, it's a social gathering!
Hang out, make friends, say hello to old ones.
Or ignore those guys. They're terrible.
->Join the Facebook event for this HERE.
Tired of wondering what goes on behind the scenes?
Want to get involved in a leadership role?
Apply for official leadership positions within Myschievia, including:
This form should take less than 15 minutes to fill out. No need for a comprehensive description of all you are and all you can do. Rather, we want to identify the candidates that we want to invite to interview for the position. You can save the details about why you're the best person to elect for the interview!
If you have questions or issues contact your friendly Batcave members at firstname.lastname@example.org
The application form is also directly accessible at http://tiny.cc/ntxb-apply and http://tiny.cc/ntxb-help-wanted
As a thank you to our volunteers (our event doesn’t happen without all of you!) we have decided that volunteers who complete TWO SHIFTS during the event this year (2018) will be given first dibs at a guaranteed ticket purchase for next year’s event (2019)!
Everyone must still purchase a ticket, but you will be given the opportunity to purchase a reserved ticket as a thank you for your hard work. This applies to any volunteers that must fill out the volunteer application, signs up for 2 (or more) shifts, and completes those shifts, as well as volunteers who sign up for shifts during the event.
Leads and shift supervisors will be working with us and the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure shift attendance is accurately tracked. **We will also have tickets available for volunteer positions outside of the shift schedule (behind the scenes work like Media, BatCave, LLC interns, etc) on a case by case basis.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!
2017-2019 Web Lead, Viv, is an Amazon potato who lives under a bridge, occasionally popping out to throw cabbages at edge lords.