Defining Roles.

Discussion in 'North' started by Lord_Ogli, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. Lord_Ogli Force Ghost

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    Ok, Now that its a new year and we're starting to grow as a community I think its over due time that we decided how we want to organise ourselves for the coming year.

    At the moment we only have 3 positions taken. Myself as CR. Dave as Secretary and Jace as public hugging official.

    As CR i see my role to be here for all you guys should you have any questions/problems. I can help organise meets and activities and be the official voice of the Chapter where needed.

    Many different chapters have their own ways of setting out their organisation but I want to try ours a bit different, a bit more informal.

    I don't think ppl should need mine or Daves permission to hold/organise a meet in their areas, more that we should be here to give helping hands where needed such as the final planning as to times and places of meeting when we want everyone jumping in the same direction.


    I'll come up with a few more of my ideas when I hear what you guys think depending which of them fit in with public opinion and I'd like as much input as pos from both the old and newer members.

    What do you think is going right, where are things going wrong. Do we need more or less 'official' positions?

    Please give your honest and frank answers as it is the only way we can keep up the momentum that we have gathered since Terry's hard work last summer got the Chapter off the ground.
  2. jedi_master_booth Jedi Master

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    Jun 24, 2005
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    Thats hitting the nail on the head - and saying it better than i could -

    firstly Sorry if i offended you jace for the way i snapped at you

    and secondly im moviing home from thornaby to county durham so please beir with me.

    OTHER ROLES THAT NEED FILLING

    Vice secartery to help run the other areas of the thread ie NW and Leeds area.

    Events org to help maintain whatging on in the northen area.

    Fund raiser so we can start doing charity events.


  3. spike_thmid Jedi Master

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    Well I'm putting myself forward as the FFUK:North's offical Spike [face_mischief]
  4. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    I'm putting myself forward as the OFFICIAL FFUK: North Spike ;) :p
  5. spike_thmid Jedi Master

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  6. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    :p

    edit: Bolding usernames.
  7. Lord_Ogli Force Ghost

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    please keep this on topic guys. I feel its quite important for us all to srt this sooner rather than later.
  8. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Oh, sorry.

    I'd love to volunteer for something, but final year degree and new girlfriend will occupy my time for the forseeable future, so I guess I'll have to just be one of the crowd until June/July at least.
  9. Lord_Ogli Force Ghost

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    Well the question is do we need more? do we have too much? Just opinions on what we all want to see happen etc. Wether U think Me and Dave are doing the jobs you expect of us or not.
  10. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Well as far as I can see you're doing great. Maybe if you get too stressed out with all the work you're doing you might need an extra pair of hands.
  11. spike_thmid Jedi Master

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    oops, sorry [face_blush]

    I think the board is working very well at the moment, it all seems pretty informal and open to ideas & proposals from anyone.

    So far so good, well done chaps !!
    =D=
  12. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    May 13, 2005
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    ....I like informal....and it seems like we all have something to give to the North area....but we mustnt forget that it is not only the NE here, but the NW dudes are up and coming too very fast and followed by other N areas who are al becoming quite active. Lets keep everyone involved and give them a chance here to take part. Just because they werent around a year ago or at the York meet, I still feel that we have some strong people here and more emerging with fantastic skills and attributes that could blossom - given the oppotunity!!

    Consider that we may often venture outside of the Regional Forums, where there are probably more Northerners out there who dont know about our 'mission'...to represent a fun, interactive, family orientated, sci fi/fantasy/etc image, it would be much better to promote that image I think than to say we all have ranks or titles.

    Lets not segment things further with more titles :eek: ....but define people who have skills or enjoy doing certain things. How about considering responsibility areas, rather than more titles. For me, its about doing, not being. O:)

    My thoughts....and there will likely be more tha one person for each area...
    - Tech support (those who know the wizarding ways of the net and that holy grail 'html' or whatever!)
    - Knowledge support/Archive/Librarian/etc (well versed in all sci fi type facts who can help point us all the right way where necessary or answer questions)
    - Event support (organisers and communicators for meets)
    - Administrative and Recruitment support (to keep any paper produced in order and support newcomers through a formal introduction to what we get up to and upcoming things)

    Four corner stones. Building blocks. Informal. Not scary. Fun!:confused:
  13. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    I agree with the less formal approach.


    The main post I see a need for as the CR (which we have)

    after that I can see a case for a secretary as we need someone to take the note for when we have a big/major meet up but generally speaking we don't really need anything beyond that.

    This is purely because there are no membership fees, no official tally of members, no written constitution and no official AGM and that simply because we don't really need them.

    I agree we need at least one mass meet every year and York is the best place for it and this would be when we can all voice an opinion on where we should look to take the next year. If we want to call it an AGM we can (AGM can = Annual Geek Meeting for this purpose :p) but we don't need to make anything formal simply because there is no need.


    IF we ever get into a position where we do charity work etc then yea we would need someone to be responible for fundraising and keeping an eye on money raised but until then we don't need to expand on what we already have.


    I agree with the idea on having informal specialist roles. i.e who is best to turn to for info on

    Tech:
    Collecting:
    Costuming:
    Star Wars:
    Sci Fi in General:

    But thats pretty much it for me.

    the meets are conducted as a group and I don't see the need for a "formal" introduction to us. If they meet us on the street then they get to know us there and after that refer them to the boards TFN and private. The only other paperwork issue is if we issue fliers and that seems in control anyway.


    Thats just my opinion I could be way off base but there you go.
  14. Jedi_Nath Jedi Grand Master

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    Any tech Support can be directed to me :)
  15. jedi_master_booth Jedi Master

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    Yes terry they sound like a good idea thanks and its good to hear from you again where have you been ?


    Tech:
    Collecting:
    Costuming:
    Sci Fi in General

    if you think you can help by filling these's roles let me know .

    northen sec
  16. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    I loiter here and there (Usually in the sporty threads).

    I post mainly in the regional forum and the JCC (I may venture into the senate one day [face_worried] ).


    But as you can see I visit the Northern boards frequently enough to know what you little bunch of misfits are up to. :p

  17. Black_Scout Jedi Master

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    Nov 10, 2003
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    Well I can honestly say I'd be completely useless in any of the above roles, sorry
  18. jedi_master_booth Jedi Master

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  19. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    * Bump * - can we set a date to conclude this and agree a way forward pretty pls...or it will go on forever...
  20. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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    What about a co-CR? Midlands have one, I think london has one. Might help lessen the load on Ogli. But appart from that I can't think of another other roles
  21. Lord_Ogli Force Ghost

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    To be honest theres not that much load to spread atm, unless our south west becomes more active in which case it'd help to have one for over there.
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