Magellan Sea Gets new Welcome Center!

 

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Recently the Magellan Sea Community located at the Inworldz Grid, relocated its Welcome Center.  Scott Carpaccio, Chair of the Magallan Board and owner of several sims in the Community, has donated land for the rebuild of the existing center.

We would like to tender our heartfelt thanks to Anna Loom, a founding member of the Community, who for many years hosted the Welcome Center.  Due to RL, Anna has had to cut back on her time at Inworldz and therefore a new location needed to be found.

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For members and guests who have visited the Center, you may recognize the over all look.  Keeping our same theme, Scott has recreated the Center.

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 (http://places.inworldz.com/Magellan%20Center/133/243/22)

The new landing spot, gives visitors a quick over-view of Magellan, with information easily accessible.  You can see the givers for the Charter, General Information, Rentals and our new Magellan wide Hunts!

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There is a new Map room, where residents and visitors can see the entire Magellan Sea Community.

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Scott created (and maintains) this amazing map, with icons that indicate whether a sim has Role play, Underwater areas, Public rez areas for boats and planes, and Airports.  The map has a wealth of information, including the boxes on the bottom that will give you information if you click them.  Including our Social Media connections.

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Adjacent to the Map room is our Magellan Staff member on-line indicators.  Board members are available to answer questions and help in any way that they can.

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Across from the Map room and online wall, is our latest addition:  Ad boards and Fund Raiser Products.  These ad boards are available to our Residents to advertise their sims and rentals.  The proceeds are used to fund advertising for the Magellan Community, such as a classified ad.

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In addition to the Welcome Center, Scott designed a great hangout area that is not only for our members, but also open to the public.  It’s a really nice area to relax.

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View of the hangout area.   I hope you have enjoyed this tour of our new Welcome Center.

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If you are interested in becoming a member of the Magellan Sea Community, please stop by the Welcome Center and pick up a copy of our Charter to read.  Applications are available also.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,

Lannorra Sion, Vice Chair

March Board Minutes

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Board Meeting 3/26/2017

In attendance were:

Scott Carpaccio
Lannorra Scion
Drew Hunter
Calnia Westland
Daniel Carrigan
Dawg Carrigan
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The Meeting was called to order at at 12:03 pm iwt.

The minutes from last months meeting were presented for acceptance as is. Calnia moved to accept the minutes, seconded by Daniel. Minutes approved by unanimous vote.

The current Treasury Report was presented to the board by interim Treasurer Scott Carpaccio. It was noted that funds were received. Drew motioned to accept the report, seconded by Calnia and passed unanimously.

Drew asked how much it costs to move a 2×2. Scott informed the board It currently costs $30 to move a 2×2.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS
Committee discussion began with the Marketing committee to come up with ideas on a way to get the Magellan “brand” out there in front of residents. With new residents coming to Inworldz, and existing resident, Scott felt many residents may not be aware of the Magellan option.

Drew brought up the idea of the classified ad, Scott mentioned something about maybe a possibility of having something on IDI, Calnia said she woudl begin to post in the free Ad groups and Lannorra pointed out that Magellan is now in the land search.

Calnia asked if Magellan was in the Explorer HUD. AS we are not sure on this Calnia offered to follow up with Judy Dressler on this issue.

The marketing campaign concluded with a discussion on posting in offline forums. The board agreed this would be a good idea. Motion made by both Calnia and Drew, seconded by Lannorra, passed unanimously.

There were no additional committee reports at this time so the board on to other business.

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LAND RENTALS
With regard to he new Magellan land rental office, Lannorra informed the board a resident wanted to know if commercial rentals would be included. It was decided by the board that yes commercial rentals can be accepted. People sending in the LM’s to the rental office must be Magellan residents and the board was agreed there should be two land rental “givers”, one for residential and one for commercial.

Drew mentioned the need for the rental givers to be better known to residents and suggested a monthly newsletter in the form of a notecard. Lannorra noted that would be a good topic for the blog as well as social sites. Drew offered to begin publishing a monthly newsletter. So the work flow will be Drew creating the newsletter (Calnia also offered to help with the publishing) and sending it to Lannorra to post on the blog.
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MARKETING
Discussion moved on to the new Marketing Magellan account. Scott informed the board an avi was created (Marketing Magellan) for the purpose of collecting funds via ad boards, donations and the sale of donated items. These funds are earmarked for promoting the awareness of Magellan throughout Inworldz as we cannot use the general funds for this per Charter. Scott will create a donation kiosk before the next meeting.

Ad boards were then discussed at some length regarding rate to charge and location placement, commercial and residential. It was decided that the rate should be less than what it costs to place a classified, which is 50lz and should be open to both commercial and residential ads. The boards will be self service so no ongoing board updating will be needed. Lannorra made a motion to move forward with this, seconded by Scott and approved unanimously.

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HUNTS
Numbers for the hunt were good given the newness of it to Magellan. Dawg mentioned that two weeks for a hunt may be to long so the next hunt would be shortened. Overall the hunt was a success and Magellan will continue with additional hunts. Lannorra suggested the hunts would make a great topic for the blog and Calnia said also for the newsletter.

It was decided the next hunt in April would be an Easter hunt for eggs.

The meeting was called for adjournment at 12:57pm iwt and passed unanimously.
The next meeting date is TBD..

Recorded by Scott Carpaccio, Chair for Drew Hunter, Secretary.

Magellan Sea A.G.M 2016 Minutes

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The Magellan Annual General Board Meeting was held on Dec 4, 2016 at 12 noon. IWT.
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Magellan Residents attending the Board Meeting were:

Anna Loom, Taika Wirsing, Scott Carpaccio
Drew Hunter, Fleugar Variscan, Glitz Carpaccio
stevey b, Lannorra Sion, Ciena Wyllo
Dawg Carrigan, Daniel Carrigan
The Meeting was opened by the current President Taika Wirsing at 12:11pm iwt.
She handed out notecards of the past meeting and other
communications from various board members.

After a few introductory remarks and a highlight review of the past year she happily turned over the Presidency & Head Chair to Scott Carpaccio (former Vice Chair) after 6 years Service to the Magellan Community.

Scott opened the meeting and introduced all the new board members and their positions:

The New Board Members as Elected are now:

President and Head Chair: Scott Carpaccio (former Vice Chair).
Vice Chair: Lannorra Sion (former Communications Officer)
Treasurer: Fleugar variscan (Returning)
Secretary: Drew Hunter (New Board Member)
Marketing/Promotions Officer: Ciena Wyllo (New Board Member)
Communications Director: stevey b (New Committee Chair)
Sailing Director: Daniel Carrigan (Returning Committee Chair)
Social Director: Dawg Carrigan (Returning Committee Chair)
After the introduction of all the new and returning board meeting Scott opened the discussion to public comments regarding the 2017 year Iw8 ahead.

Highlights of that discussion:

* Drew talked a little about his Magellan Walkable Map and invited all members of the Magellan Community to send him information about their regions so he could include it in the Map.

* Lannorra talked a bit about a new Magellan Rental Office program for members who have rental properties open to the public.

* Short discussion about the possibility of Open Sea Expansion or possibly Associate Connecting Region Owners (mostly in the South East area) willing to abide by the Magellan Charter.

* Scott said he would put together some information on the public comments for 2017 for the following meeting.

After the discussions ended and as there was not any New Business to attend to, Scott called for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion was made by Lannorra and seconded by Drew. The meeting adjourned at 12:51pm iwt.

The next board meeting is TBD.

We moved to The Dawg House for a small party.

–end of report—

Drew Hunter, Recording Secretary.

Magellan Minutes for September

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Magellan Minutes 9/25/2016

The meeting was called to order at 12:25 pm IWT
Present were Fleugar Variscan, Lannorra Sion, Scott Carpaccio and Taika Wirsing.

There are currently vacancies at the Committee level, as the Magellan secretary
Tenshi Domenici resigned after the last meeting. Shortly thereafter, Community
Coordinator Kelly4U Lynn resigned due to personal issues. About an hour prior to this meeting, Cataplexia Numbers, who was named Social Coordinator at our last meeting, resigned.

Chair Wirsing suggested, with the Annual General Meeting only a few months away, that the Committee delay filling the positions until a new Committee can be elected. The Committee agreed.

As there is no secretary, the August Minutes are delayed. Lannorra Sion sent Wirsing the raw chat, and Wirsing will write up the minutes.

Fleugar Variscan, Treasurer, reported that the Magellan funds totalled 180,000 izzies. Wirsing advised Variscan of a new Magellan member, Bilbo Destiny, who is awaiting billing, who bought the Kingarrock quad from Wirsing late last week.

Taika Wirsing reviewed the procedures for the election of new officers, namely, all sim owners in Magellan are contacted and asked for nominations to the Committee. Nominees are to be either sim owners, their partners or their designee. In the past, there has been one Committee representative or Coordinator who CAN be a renter. It is not a requirement. The Committee/Coordinators do not HAVE to have a renter represented.

Discussion ensued whether a full sim renter who has been in Magellan for at least six months would be considered qualified to be nominated. No decision was made and more discussion will follow at the October meeting. Nominations should be sent to the current Chair (Wirsing) by October 29, as the Committee determined to meet on October 30 at 12:00 IWT to finalize the ballot.

Only sim owners and their partners can nominate and vote. Renters do not.

The final ballot will be sent out in early November with votes due back by December 2. There will be an Annual General Meeting on December 4th, again at Noon IWT, followed by a party. The avatar with the most votes will be the Chair, The Chair then aligns the Committee with the other top vote getters. [Note: a maximum
of two officers of the five core offices can be changed in any one election, per Charter.] The President can review any other votes for nominees who may be selected as Coordinators, although this is not a requirement.

Taika will write up a notecard explaining the process that can be sent to all the Magellan members and that Lannorra can post on the website. Scott has been doing a great service in cleaning up the Magellan Group so that it consists of actual sim owners and their partners.

The next main Agenda item is Ecstasyn, a sim in the Southern Magellan that has been in violation of the Magellan Charter for some time. Per the Charter, Scott has warned the owner four times (3 warnings and a final notice), waiting significant time between notices. He has also advised the renter and the owner of the group on the sim. He has even left messages in SL for the owner. To no avail. As a consequence, the Committee must take a vote on requesting that the sim be removed from Magellan.

The Committee shared their reluctance to take this step, while agreeing that it was essential to maintain the integrity of Magellan.

A motion was made (Carpaccio) and seconded (Sion) to remove the Ecstasyn sim. The vote was unanimous to remove it.

Another motion was made (Sion) and seconded (Carpaccio) to authorize Fleugar to cash out sufficient Izzies to have $15 to pay for the move.

Taika will write up the Support Ticket, and Fleugar will withdraw the funds (on Tuesday) to pay for the move.

More discussion about the mechanics of the AGM ensued.

Lannorra Sion asked whether the Magellan Center was advertised either in classified or land search. It is not. Discussion ensued regarding doing so, so that it can be more easily found. There will be more discussion in October.

A motion to adjourn was made (Sion) and seconded (Carpaccio) and unanimously supported. The meeting was adjourned at 1:11 PM.

Save The Date!

SAVE THE DATE! December 4 for Magellan Annual Meeting!

Magellan sim owners (and renters who would like to come) are all invited to the MAGELLAN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at Alinja on December 4 at 12 Noon!

The results of the Magellan Committee nominating and election process will be announced then!

INVITATION TO ALL MAGELLAN SIM OWNERS and PARTNERS!
It’s time for nominations to the Magellan Committee! According to the Magellan Charter, there are five (5) members on the Magellan Committee: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Communications are their portfolios. In addition to those five, the Magellan Committee seeks volunteer chairs for Sailing Competitions (assuming IWz figures out how to get good crossings back!), Cruising and Flying, Social Events, and Welcoming new Magellan residents. These positions are also part of the Magellan team.

Currently holding the Committee positions are Taika Wirsing, Scott Carpaccio, Lannorra Sion, Fleugar Variscan, with the Secretary position recently vacant. Other members are Daniel Carrigan, as leader of the Cruising arrangements.

Here’s the process: Magellan sim owners and their partners (sim owners = paying tier to IWz) may nominate avatars or self-nominate to serve on the Committee, however many that you would like, According to the Charter, only two of the five positions on the Committee can be changed at any one election, so at least three of the five will continue. Your vote helps determine who will leave and who will stay, and who might be added to the Committee…. so it’s important!

There has been the precedent for one Magellan renter to be a Committee representative, so if you owners know of someone who may be interested, DO nominate them! The renter should be a full sim (1/4 of a quad, at least) owner, have been a Magellan resident for at least 6 months, and enthusiastic about the promise of the Magellan concept..

Nominations should be sent to Scott Carpaccio or Taika Wirsing by October 28 by Midnight IWT.

The Final Ballot will then be sent out in early November to all Magellan sim owners and their partners, who are the only ones by Charter who can vote.

The results will be announced at the Magellan Annual Meeting at the Magellan Center on Alinja on December 4!

Get your nominations READY! and send them in!

Magellan Community Joins the Great Inworldz Discovery Tour!

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The Magellan Community is pleased to announce that they have several sims participating in the Great Inworldz Discovery Tour on the Iz’s Oceans.  You can pick up your map and LMs from the docks at IDI, or from any of the Magellan sims highlighted below.  The Tour can be done in any order and a free temp rez boat (graciously provided by Bridget Jennings) is set up at each location.  So you are free to disembark and explore each destination.  When you are ready to resume the tour, just head back to where you docked and rez a new boat.  The boat carries a captain and 2 passengers!

Magellan Community Sims on the Tour:

#4 on the Tour is Phantom Isles (Lannorra Sion)

http://places.inworldz.com/Phantom%20Isles/153/62/22

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Phantom Isles is part of the Phantom Rose estates, a light role play area.  There are 6 sims to explore above and below the ocean surface.

#5a on the Tour is Gregory Harbor (Dawg Carrigan)

http://places.inworldz.com/Ayr/72/31/22

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Gregory Habor is part of a 4 sim estate with lovely seascapes and lots of places to explore, including the next stop…

#5b on the Tour is Ayr Harbor (Daniel Carriagn)

http://places.inworldz.com/Ayr%20Harbor/77/99/22

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Ayr Harbor is also the location of the IWCC  (Inworldz Cruising Club)  Sailing Center, the site of many Inworldz/Magellan planned Cruises.  Daniel has volunteered much time to planning and hosting Sailing activities.  They have free sailing lessons, a free copy of the Sunny Day sailing boat and lots more.

#6 on the Tour is Kittywake Flows (Kelly4U Lynn)

http://places.inworldz.com/Kittywake%20Flows/216/171/22

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Kittywake Flows is part of a 4 sim estate, with a lovely natural setting that you will love exploring.

#7 on the Tour is Redneck Riviera (Calnia Westland)

http://places.inworldz.com/RedNeck%20Riviera/149/43/21

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Redneck Riviera is a fun location with a Ferris Wheel, Merry-go-round, bumper cars coming soon and lots more to explore.

#8 on the Tour is actually 2 stops, Loggos Harbor and Picnic Island (Scott Carpaccio)

Loggos Harbor

http://places.inworldz.com/Loggos%20Bay/180/184/22

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Loggos Harbor is a picturesque spot with old world buildings.  Part of a large 6 sim estate, there is much to explore, including underwater caves, airport, shops, and more.

Picnic Island

http://places.inworldz.com/Picnic%20Island/130/191/23

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Picnic Island is a wonderful natural setting, perfect for romantic picnics and a scenic walk!

Please try out the Great Inworldz Discovery Tour.  There are many other destinations that will prove to be fun and interesting to explore!

Fair winds and Following Seas,

Lannorra Sion

Magellan Sea Showcase – Longacre

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Welcome to our series of Showcase Articles of sims and estates in the Magellan Sea Community.  This time we will visit the 2×2 quad sims of Teal Etzel:  Longacre Meadows, Longacre, Longacre Ponds and Acreage at Longacre!

The Longacre Estate is located directly on the Iz’s Oceans in the southern Magellan region.  Teal has lovingly and beautifully landscaped them all.Screen-Shot-2016-01-28-at-10.15 (1)

When I asked Teal to describe her sims and her theme she answered:

“Simply put – I like landscaping and enjoy creating nice environments. It is not really any more complicated than that. Everyone is invited to explore, pic-nic take photos and generally take in the ambience of 4 regions at Longacre. The parklands are open to public to enjoy. Of course as part of the Magellan Sailing Community on the Iz ocean you can sail and fly over all regions.”

I have visited Teal’s lands and I can tell you they are so beautiful!  The landscaping is very natural, giving a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

The regions include:

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an old Abby

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beautiful waterways

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ruins

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waterfalls, a maze, a cave grotto and many more delights.

The Ruins are a great place to start you exploration, here is the Izurl:

http://places.inworldz.com/Acreage%20at%20Longacre/111/208/23

Another great way is to sail over and cruise Lonacre’s shoreline and waterways, stopping to take in the sights.

My next blog will be on the new Rookery sims and Pirates… arrr!

Fair Winds and Following Seas,

Lannorra Sion