• SC Website Maintenance

    Posted on by scrc

    Hey everyone!

     

    It’s time to renew our regional website. Our ‘lease’ is up on 6 August.

     

    I spoke with Kevin (ARC Tech) and while he wants to update some stuff on the back end of the site the hosting company we’re currently using is a solid one with good pricing.

     

    So for another 24 months of SC website goodness it will cost us $191.00.

     

    To fund this I’m going to take donations from members and domains.

     

    Per the MHB on pg 29 (#3) I can award 1 Regional Prestige per $2 donated. And I will. :)

     

    Award will be categorized as Social/Non-Game Support – Donations of materials to the club or club social function. Awards will still cap out at 30R per month. Donations from Domain Funds can be given to members according to the DC’s wishes (within reason and pending my ok).

     

    I will be accepting donations through my paypal (krista.guthrie@gmail.com) until 4 August and I will renew our lease (one way or t’other) on 5 August.

     

    If you have any questions, comments or complaints please don’t hesitate to voice them.

     

    <3

     

    Krista Guthrie

    US2003061667

    Wicked Witch

    South Central RC


     

    Total Raised: $200.00

     



  • SC ARST All Calls!

    Posted on by scrc

    This is an all-call for ARST Admin, my most important ARST Position.

     

    My ARST Admin’s job will be to keep the trains running on time. This means keeping track of reports, elections, special projects, and other things that can fall through the cracks.

     

    SC ARST Admin:

    This position serves as the administrative assistant to the SC RST. Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

    1. Prepping the SC RST Report each month by the 13th of the month

    2. Proctoring DST Elections

    3. Overseeing Special Project Progress

    4. Staying on Top of Regional Events

     
    Requirements

    – Excellent time management and communication skills

    – Good working knowledge of Office and Google Docs/Drive

    – Regular internet access during the week

     

    If you are interested in applying for this position, applications are due by Sunday July 6, 2014. Applications should be emailed to odensky@gmail.com and include the following information:

    – Identification: Name, Membership Number

    – Contact Information: Email, Phone Number

    – Vision Statement for the position (Why should I hire you?)

    – Camarilla Resume

    – Listing of relevant non-Cam experience

    – List of any disciplinary actions or formal investigations in the last two years

    – A statement asserting that the applicant is a paid member of MES

    – Two references


    This is an All-Call for Venue Specific Regional Staff.

     

    For Venue Specific Staff, I am not yet certain which venues are going to receive full-time ARSTs and which may get combined or have AARSTs. This means that for these applications please indicate which venue or venues you are interested in.

     

    The MES currently supports the following venues: Accord, Apocalypse, Awakening, Cam/Anarch, Forsaken, Lost, Requiem, & Sabbat.

     

    Venue Specific Regional Staff Description and Duties:

    1. File a monthly report by the 5th or 10th of each month (depends on staff organization)

    2. Maintain contact with all Venue VSTs – Be involved with them, support their needs and work toward tying their games together for a regional feel

    3. Moderate the Regional ST list for the Venue which will include monthly plot discussion

    4. Respond to all email contacts in a timely manner

    5. Monitor and participate in the appropriate ST Lists

    6. Prepare themes, stories and plotkits for use by VSTs as appropriate

    7. Run proxies as needed in support of these plots

    8. Assist with Education Seminars on your Venue

    9. Maintain a positive professional attitude at all times while working with Camarilla members

    10. Handle initial review of all High Venue applications in a timely manner (may not apply to all positions)

    11. There will be a 3 Month Probationary Period, at the end of 3 Months we will discuss if it is a good fit

    12. The position will be for 1 year

     

    Requirements

    – Excellent time management and communication skills

    – Reliable internet access and telephone availability

    – In-Depth Knowledge of the Venue Source Material

    – It is preferable, but not necessary, that you are up to date on the
    current chronicle

    – Must complete your Venue Standard by the end of the probationary period

     

    If you are interested in applying for these positions, applications are due by Wednesday July 16, 2014. Applications should be emailed to odensky@gmail.com and include the following information:

    – Identification: Name, Membership Number

    – Contact Information: Email, Phone Number

    – Venue or Venues of Interest

    – Vision Statement & Goals for the position (If you are applying for more than one venue please provide a statement for each)

    – Camarilla Resume

    – Listing of relevant non-Cam experience

    – List of any disciplinary actions or formal investigations in the last two years

    – A statement asserting that the applicant is a paid member of MES

    – Two references


     

    This is an All-Call for members with skill and experience in plotkit development. I am looking for someone who can work with the Venue Specific Regional Staff on creating plotkit documents. These will be for both 1-Shot Recruitment plotkits, as well as plotkit development for the sanctioned chronicle.

     

    We have many skilled storytellers in our region, but being able to take those stories and put them into the Plotkit form that can then be shared with others is a specialized and different skill set. I know we have a lot of great writers and 1-Shot Convention Storytellers in our Region (even for non-WW Larps) and I’d like to urge you to share your talents with our region and possibly beyond. I can not stress how important this position is. With great plotkits we will give our Domains a crucial tool in running recruitment larps and we all know that those are our lifeblood.

     

    Regional Plotkit Specialist Duties:

    1. File a monthly report to me by the 10th of each month

    2. Work with Venue Specific Regional Staff to create Plotkit Documents

    3. Maintain regular contact with the ARST Admin about Plotkit progress

    4. Assist with Education Seminars on the Development and Running of Plotkits

    4. Respond to all email contacts in a timely manner

    5. Maintain a positive professional attitude at all times while working with Camarilla members

    6. Assist with other Regional Document Products as needed

     

    Requirements

    – Excellent time management, communication, proofreading, and editing skills

    – Good working knowledge of Office Software and Google Docs/Drive

    – Experience working on plot-kit documents for the MES or non-MES Larps

     

    If you are interested in applying for this position, applications are due by Wednesday July 16, 2014. Applications should be emailed to odensky@gmail.com and include the following information:

    – Identification: Name, Membership Number

    – Contact Information: Email, Phone Number

    – Vision Statement & Goals for the position (Why should I hire you?)

    – Camarilla Resume

    – Listing of relevant non-Cam experience

    – List of any disciplinary actions or formal investigations in the last two years

    – A statement asserting that the applicant is a paid member of MES

    – Two references

     

    Evan Odensky

    SC RST-Elect

    US2002021282

     



  • New ARCs!

    Posted on by scrc

    Thank you to everyone who applied or even thought about applying. There are many ways to contribute to the Administrative parts of the Mind’s Eye Society, and each way has its specific pros and cons. Coordinators are very often under-appreciated so I really want to express my gratitude to anyone who even considered stepping up to that monstrous challenge. <3

    So with thanks to all given, the brave souls who will help me are:


     

     SC ARC Prestige – Cameron Wright, US2011118180 from Fort Hood, TX and his email will be arc.prestige@sc.mindseyesociety.org.


    SC ARC Charity & Events – Ali Brady, US2014040024 from Dallas, TX and her email will be arc.charity@sc.mindseyesociety.org.


    SC ARC Media & Elections – Lucas Westfall, US2002034285 from Odessa, TX will have the email arc.media@sc.mindseyesociety.org.


    SC ARC Tech & Special Projects – Kevin Whiteside, US2014020062 from San Marcos, TX will work out of email arc.tech@sc.mindseyesociety.org.

     

    Please give them some time to settle in and get accustomed to their new wings. Look for their first email to the region and then after that feel free to bombard as needed!

    I look forward to the things we will accomplish. :)

    Achievement: Flying Monkeys Released

     

     



  • SC RST All-Call

    All,

    This is very important, so please read all the information within.

    Regional Storyteller is one of the most difficult jobs within our organization, and I would like to thank Mr. Sternenberg for his time as RST.

    At this time, I am making an all call for the position of South Central Regional Storyteller.

    Please email your applications to the US ANST Admin (anst.admin@mindseyesociety.org), and the US NST (nst@mindseyesociety.org ). 

    Applications will be accepted for the position for the next two weeks, until 6/1/2014 at midnight, Sunday Night, Central Time.


     

    The RST possesses the following duties, responsibilities, and authority to the region’s members and to other storytellers:

    • Establish chronicle continuity and history within the parameters defined by supervising storytellers
    • Act as mentor to, and assist members with, character creation, learning game rules and addenda, and becoming familiar with the chronicle setting
    • Sanction characters for participation in the global sanctioned chronicle
    • Enact immediate corrective action as described in Chapter 7 of the Membership Handbook when necessary
    • Recommend prestige from prestige budget to members assisting with officer duties
    • Maintain the official record of character sheets, including complete experience point logs, for all characters for which they are the Direct Storyteller
    • Create and implement suitable plotlines
    • Create and introduce appropriate NPCs
    • The Storyteller may portray these characters or assign members to portray them.
    • Run games, downtime scenes, and proxies within the parameters defined by supervising storytellers
    • Award experience points/traits to characters
    • Conduct investigations for game-related issues and enact Storyteller-based disciplinary actions (See Disciplinary Action).
    • Conduct pre-game player and character sheet check-in for both local and visiting characters for venues, games, and special events under their direct jurisdiction to ensure the characters conform to the VSS and are suitable for the game
    • File a monthly status report to their supervising Storyteller (See Reports and Reporting)
    • Facilitate conflict resolution between players for in-game issues (See Conflict Resolution)
    • Create and/or conduct regular reviews of Venue Style Sheets (VSS) for venues, games and special events under their direct jurisdiction
    • Clarify or adjust the storytelling jurisdiction of any Storyteller below them in their chain, whether as an assistant or elected, to prevent conflicts of jurisdiction between Storytellers
    • Modify or veto plotlines within their jurisdiction
    • Require a player to provide full character sheet, experience trait log, and character background
    • Interpret rules for scenes and make other necessary storytelling decisions
    • Freeze a scene or characters within their jurisdiction
    • Assume storytelling jurisdiction for a character, plotline, NPC, item, or investigation

    Specific authority

    • May deliver disciplinary actions up to a severe offense after conducting an investigation, recommend prestige for DSTs, and review open items pending High approval according to sanctioned rules.
    • Required responsibilities – File an on-time monthly report in the format determined by the NST, review open items pending High approval according to sanctioned rules, run any plot kits and/or settings changes required by the storyteller chain, hold at least one ST meeting or regional education session in the month, manage cross-venue out-of-game character actions within jurisdiction, and recommend prestige for the DSTs.
    • Prestige budget – Prestige budgets are confirmed by the NC
      • 0-200 members – 200
      • 200-400 members – 250
      • 400+ members – 300

     

    Per the Membership Handbook, the minimum qualifications for RST are:

    • Completed Membership and Storyteller Standard (Ordeal/Test), or a stated intention to complete within thirty days.
    • Membership in the club for the previous calendar year.
    • One year storytelling experience as a primary officer or a titled assistant.
    • Demonstrated experience in an administrative role for one year.

     

    Per the Membership Handbook, applications will require the following information to be included:

    • Identification: Name, Membership Number
    • Contact Information: Email, Phone Number – (Phone number will be redacted when distributed to the electorate)
    • Objective: A sentence or two describing what your goals during your term of office.
    • Plan of Action: A paragraph or two detailing how you intend to accomplish the goals stated in your objective.
    • Experience: A resume of positions held within Mind’s Eye Society as well as any relevant Non-Club Experience. Applicants must describe how they meet the minimum criteria for the position as described in the chart below.
    • Disciplinary Actions: Please see the Full Disclosure Policy below and the Disciplinary Action Section of the Membership Handbook for more information.
    • A statement asserting that the applicant is a paid member of MES

    Election Timeline:

    Please – ALL DST’s and Independent VST’s over the next two weeks you will be added to the RST Election List. If you are not added by Monday the 2nd, I need you to contact me, so I can have you added. If you do not contact me, you will not be added and therefore cannot ask questions of the candidates, review the questions and answers from the other ST’s and candidates, and therefore vote for the candidates of your choice.

    The Q&A portion of this process will begin on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 and run for 2 weeks, completing on Sunday, June 15th, at midnight.

    After that Q&A period, we will have the Voting period, which will last 2 weeks, ending at midnight, Sunday, June 29th – I will release the results within 48 hours of the vote completion.

    Thank you, and good luck!
    Harley Cox
    US2002021715
    US ANST Admin



  • ARC All-Calls

    Posted on by scrc

    The All Calls for ARC Positions have been sent to the us-sc-general list.


     

     

    ARC Prestige:

    Duties / Responsibilities / Expectations:

    • Reviewing Regional Report awards and recommendations to make sure they are in line with our laws.
    • Auditing Prestige Logs that come to (or pass through) the Regional Office.
    • Feature Game Prestige Awards (in conjunction with ARC Charity & Events).
    • Regional Charity Drive Prestige Awards (in conjunction with ARC Charity & Events).

    Skill set required:

    • Time Management, ability to meet deadlines, organize and communicate with peers.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel formulas (specifically those in the logs).
    • Knowledge of the prestige laws.

    ARC Media & Elections:

    Duties / Responsibilities / Expectations:

    • Posting updates to the RC Social Media, Website and Lists
    • Goal will be to increase the Social Media reach for the Region (more followers!)
    • Will assist Domains in Social Media/Websites etc.
    • Will conduct DC Elections and introduce new DCs to their position (pointing them to educational resources and making sure they get the ‘new DC packet’)

    Skill set required:

    • Time Management, ability to meet deadlines, organize and communicate with peers.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel formulas (what can I say – I love spreadsheets!)
    • Knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, Website (Dashboard), and other Social Media

     

    ARC Tech & Special Projects:

    Duties / Responsibilities / Expectations:

    • Maintaining the regional web site (Dashboard platform)
    • Exploring new options to use technology to make reporting easier/more streamlined (this is that web-based database administration thing…)
    • Will occasionally be able to hire Project Leads, but is responsible for managing them, reporting their progress and recommending prestige for their work (this is the multiple tasks bit..)

    Skill set required:

    • Time Management, ability to meet deadlines, organize and communicate with peers.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel formulas (what can I say – I love spreadsheets!)
    • Tech-knowledge! All the things! But especially Microsoft Excel and Access.

     

    ARC Charity & Events:

    Duties / Responsibilities / Expectations:

    • Announcing a Regional Charity drive quarterly (every 3 months).
      • Looking to streamline the reporting process here to funnel award recommendations through DCs to the ARC Prestige and ARC Charity
    • Reviewing FGotM bids and approving domains to host Featured Games, will need to solicit bids for any quarter in which bids are not received.
      • Will also need to help ARC Prestige review the awards from each Feature, recommended by the lead. Looking for someone who will help streamline this process with a few improvements.
    • Creating Recruitment materials for Domains to use and will be expected to help with any recruitment events.
      • Hoping to have one recruitment event per quarter in the region, but that will not be considered a ‘requirement’ of this position.

    Skill set required:

    • Time Management, ability to meet deadlines, organize and communicate with peers.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel formulas (what can I say – I love spreadsheets!)
    • Familiarity with hotel contracts and the rules for MES Charities

     


     

    To apply:

    • Send an email to cam.scrc@gmail.com and CC sc.arc.adm@gmail.com
    • Subject line should be ARC Prestige Application for [Your Name Here]
    • Include a vision statement for the position (something you want to accomplish in that position)
    • Include Cam/MES resume
    • Include any non-MES experience that you consider relevant

    Applications are due by Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 11:59PM CST. My goal is to have the new person in place by June 1st.