The Old Folks Home Summer 2008 Newsletter

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  1. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    <h2>The Old Folks Home Summer 2008 Update</h2>

    So we're not so great about updating monthly, so we'll make it into one big giant fantastic summer update!

    On the CR Front

    In the past 8 months or so, we've said goodbye to many faces and welcomes a whole gang full of new (and returning) Chapter Reps!

    JakkUtt-PokkUtt for Bay City, MI
    Gizmorealm for Ventura County, CA
    BubaFatt for Paducah, KY
    Jediknight88 for Tidewater, VA
    Milena_Syan for Romania
    jawajames for San Diego, CA
    suzijedi for UK North
    geekgirl76 for Edmonton, Alberta Canada
    Skyryder for Los Angeles, CA
    RipRoar for Salisbury, NC
    Darth_Pyross for Turkey <-- New Chapter!
    _Master-Skywalker_ for South Australia
    jedifan77 for Inland Empire, CA
    Qevdar for Hampton Roads, VA
    Southern Sith for Kansas City, MO
    JediMasterJaina for Evansville, IN
    TNPredsFan for Memphis, TN
    Benae_Quee for New York City, NY
    hyperspace_police for Arkansas
    Cliodna_ben_Lhee for Snohomish County, WA
    GrandAdmiralStrife for Austin, TX
    RubberDuckTape for Southern Colorado
    WifeofVader for Massachusetts
    Darth_Jubei for Independencia, Chile
    Siths_Herald for Minnesota
    Celebrion for Sweden
    JediFarfy for Seattle, WA
    RogueSquadronWingnut for Rochester, NY
    TreborGahKor for Binghamton, NY
    jawafett for Oregon
    Sithlords1 for Puerto Rico

    New Additions to the Old Folks Home

    We've had to say goodbye to a handful of wonderful RSAs and one of our GSAs, sadly.

    RSAs/GSAs who have joined the force:
    Hama - RSA & GSA
    jedi_runya - RSA
    Spike_Spiegel - RSA & GSA
    DarthJurist - RSA
    Strawbary - RSA
    NYCitygurl - RSA
    HawkNC - RSA

    However, we also must welcome those who have joined us:
    Jedi Trace - SouthEast USA
    Nabooty_Call - Midsouth USA
    Mirax80 - MidWest USA
    PatttyB0123 - Latin America
    halibut - Accepted the position of GSA
    BobaChris12 - Northeast USA

    Becoming One with the Force

    The OFH mourned the losses of three members of the Fan Force community.

    Anna Kelichhaus (Marani) of the German Fan Force passed away on April 9, 2008.

    Jerry Munsie (DMZBADGER) from Niagara Falls, Ontario passed away on May 10th, 2008.

    Nick Ring (Fanboy_Solo) of the Young Jedi Niagara passed away on July 5, 2008.

    @};- @};- @};-

    Past Shenanigans

    April 1, 2008. A day the Rocky Mountain Fan Force will remember forever. In one of our meanest pranks ever, the OFH began removing CR colors and forum banners weeks before April Fools Day, blaming it on "technical issues." Then, in one final swoop, our new admin "accidentally" deleted the Rocky Mountain Fan Force. We do apologize to those who are still upset at the joke, but honestly, it was hilarious.

    Jedi-Con - On Easter weekend it was once again time for the German convention Jedi-Con. The European FanForce people had decided early on to also make this our annual European FanForce Meeting. The weekend was great, and the German-Speaking FanForce also had a table that was very well received, might have had something to do with the delicious wookie cookies on offer there. Instead of a bigger dinner the participants ended up with take-away pizzas in one of the hotel rooms, but except for the persons falling asleep on the floor everyone enjoyed it.

    Star Wars Weekends at Disney World - SWW returned to the Magic Kingdom and Lord Vader danced to Thriller.

    Around the Globe

    Turkey had a meeting for the Indy IV opening weekend and Sweden had a meeting, that also served as a ROTS line reunion, when the Star Wars Exhibit opened in Örnsköldsvik.
    ~ Obi Anne

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  2. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Thanks for the very nice and detailed OFH Newsletter, Rachel! [:D]

    I didn't know that FF got so many new CR's! Wow! :eek:
    How many chapters do we have all in all? Did anyone ever count them all? :confused:

    Congrats to all new CR's! :D
    Have a good time and many meetings! [face_good_luck]

    Although it's sad to see GSA's/RSA's go, it's also great to see new faces! :)

    I hope the reasons why you stepped down are nothing serious and I wish you the best - may we have known each other or not. :)

    To all new faces, I wish you lots of fun and much luck! [face_good_luck]

    Now to the last lines of this post. They are reserved for those who have gone and joined the force in RL...

    One I have known and two I haven't known,
    but that doesn't matter,
    since it makes me really sad to read about these special losses.

    My condolence to their fanforces, friends and families!
  3. Jada Jedi Master

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    An update? It's about time. :p

    Seriously, great to see another update. :D
  4. hyperspace_police Jedi Master

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    Theres also Dragon Con on Labor Day weekend?
  5. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    An excellent update.

    I think going for quarterly updates will serve to inform the FanForce membership much better than attempting monthly ones.
  6. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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