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RSA's message and request for CR nominations

Discussion in 'South' started by halibut, Mar 27, 2007.

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  1. halibut Ex-Mod

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    As I said on the main board, this is a blank page, a new beginning. And I want to see all chapters thrive - that is of course if that's what the chapter wants.

    I have ideas on getting new membership etc, but I need a CR to work with. I cannot do everything for all 6 chapters on the board. The more new members we can get, the more meet-ups we can arrange, and the more friends we can make.

    So perhaps I should clarify what I believe the role of a CR is. This is what I told the Powers that Be when approached for the RSA role

    "Some have said the CR should be a "leader", others have stated that the only role of the CR is to be a "communicator". Neither of these are true. A CR's job is to guide the chapter, and to organise local meet-ups. It is the CR's responsibilty to be the first and only point of contact with outside groups, when it comes down to a chapter's presence at a local event. It makes things easier all round. A CR is NOT just a "posting boy". It is a person chosen by the group to represent their best interests, and as such it is vital for a potential CR to lay out from the start their vision for the group. If they don't, an election is ultimately meaningless. The RSA is there to guide them and assist them where needed. The RSA is not there to dictate things or take over. If an RSA cannot trust a CR, then there is a problem. Personally I don't have a lot of experience with organising meets, but I do know there are people here whom I can trust to do that. There are also a lot of people that I know will help and guide me when needed. That's an advantage of being here for 7 years."

    I need a CR whom I can trust to take an active role in recruitment - whether it be contacting comic shops and universities, or organising flyers. A CR really must want the best for the chapter's future, and not just want a pretty blue name.

    Some of the chapters are really floundering at the moment, and there really is no need for it. All it takes is a couple of people to spend a weekend working on the chapter, doing practical things like letter sending, or researching addresses, and we can really get this place booming again.

    So if you think you're the person, post your name here with an indication of where you see the chapter now, where you want it to go, and how you can help that.

    I am anxious to get this sorted ASAP, so none of this "2 weeks for nominations, 2 weeks deciding, and 2 weeks voting".

    Just get those names in!!!
  2. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Um, sorry Hal, but we've only had two meets. We don't qualify for a CR yet :p
  3. halibut Ex-Mod

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    Ok, well let's call it a CR-in-waiting.

    If the people in the south want to get things moving forward, and get more members etc, then I need someone to work with :)
  4. halibut Ex-Mod

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    I've spoken to the Powers that be, and they seem happy for you guys to appoint a CR, as long as you get your 3rd meet done within approx a month from then.

    Guys, I can't help you unless you want to grow. If we don't start moving forward, we may end up losing the chapter and having to start afresh.

    Please, just someone contact me - someone who's willing to put some time and effort into getting things going :)
  5. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Our next meeting will be either the Bath/Bristol meet (which I'm not sure if we ever decided) or Collectormania. Collectormania is at the beggining of May, so... yeah, make of that what you will.

    I wouldn't mind being blue and CRly, but I seem to have quite a bit of work to do at the moment concerning getting into Uni. So, probably not. The other contenders would probably be moose and marte, though I'm not sure how much longer marte's here for (or here for good. My memory sucks.) and moose is quite busy with Uni, if her comments in the VMS thread in the JCC are anything to go by.
  6. halibut Ex-Mod

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    Collectormania is fine for the 3rd meet, so it would be great to get stuff sorted by then.
  7. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Yes, Cobra is quite correct, I'm pretty busy with uni. I have two lots of coursework this semester plus some other coursework that was deferred from last semester. I'd check for more details but the uni's student portal seems to be down. As most of my work is computer based I should still be able to do things that are web based, I can't comment on real world commitments until I know more.
  8. halibut Ex-Mod

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    Ok, is anyone interested in doing some online research for me? Shouldn't take more than a couple of hours. If so, PM me :)
  9. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    What does it consist of? :p
  10. halibut Ex-Mod

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    Finding names and addresses of all the Universities in your chapter
  11. halibut Ex-Mod

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    Bueller?............Bueller?..............
  12. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Does this still need to be done?
  13. halibut Ex-Mod

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  14. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I'll see what I can do when I get some spare time. I have two lots of group work this term though so I can't say when it'll be done. With any luck I'll still have a UCAS map somewhere which will make things a lot easier. I'll ask my dad in the morning.
  15. marte Jedi Master

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    Jul 4, 2005
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    I'd nominate Glen, he's been around for a while and I think he would be a good CR. as for me, I'm currently trying to get my contract extended, which would mean I would stay here a little longer.

    I've put up flyers here in PL a while ago (when we first hat the flyer contest, remember?) but nothing really came of it.
  16. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    As I said before, I've got no time :p
  17. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Howdy guys. Any updates on the "Who Wants to be a CR?" game yet? ;)
  18. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I'll have plenty of time after June, not sure if I'll make a good CR though.
  19. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Actually, after observing your organisation of the Portsmouth meet, I think you would make a good CR, moose.

    But, it isn't up to me, or hal ;) It all depends on who the South want as their CR. If anyone wanting to go for it is unsure of what ideas a potential CR should have, I'd recommend you look at the last CR election manifestos in the North. All four of the candidates had good, clear ideas on what they felt being a CR was all about.

    Obviously the South will have different priorities to the North, but the idea behind a CR is the same. Getting the chapter active on both the boards and in real life, building up a real friendship between current members, and attracting new ones to join the family.
  20. halibut Ex-Mod

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    And bringing pie. Don't forget the pie [face_plain]
  21. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Do they have pies in the South? [face_mischief]
  22. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    They have pasties, pasties are good.
  23. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    But they just ain't pies... [face_shame_on_you]

    :p
  24. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    True.
    But why do you think the South would not have pies?
  25. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Dunno. Pies just seem like a Northern thing :p
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