Elections January 2021

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    • #8466

      It is election time!

      For those who recently joined the kin – we hold elections every 6 months for leadership positions. We need your expertise, enthusiasm and ideas to help our wonderful kinship continue to thrive and grow. A six-month term is a fun and rewarding experience. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be in an officer position, let us know!

      Please read the requirements, duties, and the election timeline for further information. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be in an elected position, let us know! See all the details in the following post.

      The schedule for elections is as follows:
      Friday, January. 8: Nominations open. Nominate yourself or someone else!
      Friday, January 22: Voting opens.
      Friday, February 5: Polls close.
      Saturday February 6: Inauguration Party at the kinship party house.

      Campaigning can start on Friday, January 8 and continue throughout the voting period.

      To nominate yourself, add your name and campaign spiel to the nomination forum post (not here!). To see if you’re eligible to run for an open position, see the following post. If you are nominated by someone else, you may decline that nomination.

      The schedule milestones will be added to the calendar. And we will keep you updated via the forum and kin mail at each stage.

      If you have any questions, please contact one of the current officers in-game, on discord, or at officers@eaglesofthorondor.com.

    • #8474

      If you’re thinking of standing for one of the positions then you’ll need to know what the roles involve. Here’s the info!

      The Leader and all Officers are expected to abide by, respect, and embody the code of conduct as a bare minimum. Beyond that, they are expected to represent the kin well, responsibly, and respectfully at all times because they are the public face of the kinship.
      One of the strengths of the Eagles is how all the officers work in support of each other as a team. Serving as an officer is a rewarding experience, and your participation makes our kinship stronger. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

      Per SSG’s rules, a kin leader is the sole person with the power to promote/demote members to officers, and to disband the kinship (No, never!). Leadership of the Eagles includes all the responsibilities of Council Officers, plus:
      ⦁ Must have been an Officer of the Eagles in the last year
      ⦁ Works to create and/or maintain an alliance/strategic partnerships with other kinships
      ⦁ Takes charge of leading and encouraging discussions regarding proposals for the kinship as needed and may perform or assign other duties as well, including leading organization for the next election.

      Council Officers
      Council officers have all the duties of regular officers, plus supporting the leader in decision-making as well as maintaining and improving the health of the kinship. Being a council officer isn’t just about agreeing to perform a specific duty and doing it well; it’s about demonstrating initiative in taking care of the health of the kin, and about demonstrating solid judgment in doing so.
      If there is no kin leader during a term, then council officers share the leadership duties, and fill the kin leader role on a rotation basis.
      ⦁ Must have been an officer in the Eagles in the last year.
      ⦁ Provide a point of contact for kinnies/officers wishing to run events; keep the event calendar updated and let people know if there is a conflict with proposed dates.
      ⦁ Must maintain an officer gmail account, as well as a Discord account, and check them regularly

      • Must have been in the Eagles at least 3 months.
      • Help out kinnies in the game as you can, such as answering questions, helping on a quest, and so on.
      • Participate in group activities regularly.
      • Join and use Discord, and check for officer messages/conversations on a regular basis.
      • Update MOTD with the next upcoming event + freebie of the week.
      • Know the Eagles Code of Conduct and coach other players as needed.

      Other duties that require support from elected officers:
      • Lead, or assist with leading, scheduled kin and/or ally events, such as a social gathering, deed run, instance, or any other fun group activity for kin members. Kin events are opportunities to get to know your kinmates better, finish quests or deeds, learn game mechanics, and learn your class better. But someone needs to lead them! Do you want help learning how to lead? We can help you!
      • Help maintain the Kinship House Chest. We have generous kinmates that like to offer their unused items to other kin members that can use them, but it needs an overseer to sort donations, sell overflow, etc.
      • Help recruit new players to the kinship and keep the alts tracker (Google Sheets) updated
      • Promote new recruits to full members and keep the alts tracker (Google Sheets) updated
      • Publish the Welcome to New Kinnies mail on a regular basis
      As an international kinship, our goal is to have at least one officer in each time zone. However, we know that depends on who decides to run. If you are active and from a non-Western Hemisphere time zone, please consider running.
      Any questions? Contact one of the officers in game or in Discord, or email the officers at officers@eaglesofthorondor.com.

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