End of Year Update

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On November 11, 2015 the Magellan Sea Committee met.  Below are the approved meeting notes:

General Meeting Nov11 2015

Present: Anna Loom, Lannorra Sion, Scott Carpaccio, Taika Wirsing, Fleugar Variscan, Daniel Carrigan and Kelly4u Lynn.

Anna opened the meeting at 9:03 IWT.

Anna handed out copies of reports from the Secretary, Treasurer and Community Liaison Officer.

She then gave a brief synopsis of the past year, pointing out that we have had many new residents of Magellan and also some members that left. She apologized for needing to be absent this year due to health and family issues. She thanked Taika for stepping in to help out in her absence. She thanked Lannorra for the work she has done on social media and the new spreadsheets she developed for the Magellan map and Owners list. She then also made us aware that Lamat, our Sailing Captain, has had to pull back due to Rl commitments and that David Bilavio, our Treasurer, has left Magellan. She thanked them both for their dedicated work for the Magellan Community! Anna noted that it will be up to the new committee to appoint their various officers.

Anna announced that she has ordered a new Magellan Centre from Lamat and she will be donating her land at Alinja to house it. The build is large enough to hold events and meetings. She hopes it will be a spot for members to congregate and get to know each other.

She then thanked everyone for “all your support and kindness to me over the last five years. Wiithout further ado I will now hand over the Chair to Taika Wirsing, with my congratulations and hugs and Good Luck for the future.”

Taika then took over the meeting, listing the present officer positions:

Chair: Run the meetings; represent Magellan as needed; Work with the Council, and share the Magellan culture.

Vice Chair: Colony Development: Stand in for the Chair at meetings the Chair cannot attend.   Work with prospective/current residents to insure Magellan Charter is understood and followed.

Treasurer: Operate Moneybags Magellan and collect the 3000 Izzie one-time fee from new Residents. Other duties as they become apparent.

Secretary: Keep the minutes from meetings (summarizing chats), and other duties as they become apparent.

Marketing/Communications (community liaison): Maintain the Magellan blog; tweets as appropriate; take over the Magellan forum column.

Sailing Director: Organize sailing and boating events and races for Magellan and the public at large.


She then suggested two more officer positions:

Social: responsible for at least one activity per month; would work with Sailing and the vice chair.

And also a position for

New resident Welcome: responsible for introducing new residents to the delights of Magellan, working with Communications for any interesting stories.

Taika noted that in past years the membership at large also voted for Committee members and inquired to Anna if we had received any additional votes.   Anna confirmed that she had passed Taika the only votes we received.

Taika announced the nominees and asked if they would please affirm they were willing to serve in that capacity.

Vice Chair: Scott Carpaccio, who agreed to serve.

Treasurer: Fleugar Variscan who agreed to serve.

Communications and Marketing: Lannorra Sion, who agreed to continue the position.

Secretary: Taika asked if Lannorra would consider taking this additional position.   Lannorra agreed to fill it for the interim, while asking that the committee search for another volunteer for it.   Taika indicated there had been another nominee not present and she would ask them. (follow-up: the position is still open for a volunteer to step in.)

Sailing Director: Daniel Carrigan, who agreed to serve.

New Resident Welcome and Orientation: Kelly4U Lynn, who agreed to serve.

Social: Dawg Gregory, who agreed to serve.


Taika added that she would like to see a liaison with the Founders, who works with Secretary to keep the Founders in the loop with Magellan happenings.   She sees that in the Communications and marketing position, but it could float to others depending on who have the best lines of communication with the Founders.

Taika reminded the committee of the magellan Forum column..   http://inworldz.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=4915&hilit=+Magellan.   It needs to be updated with our latest information, which Lannorra will do before the end of the year.

New business:

Taika made the committee aware of a new land mass that moved partially into Magellan borders. We followed our protocol of welcoming them and making them aware of our covenant, etc.  Scott volunteered to reach out personally to them and hopefully they will want to join Magellan.  (follow up:  They have indeed agreed to join Magellan and we are very happy to have another new member!)

Taika also made us aware of several other pending moves. These are awaiting final confirmations.

Taika had a general reminder to Sim owners. Please remember that you are responsible for ensuring that all renters/tenants need to abide by the Covenant for Magellan that requires public access/scripts running/object entry, for all lands in Magellan.

She also moved that “Anna Loom be a permanent Ex-Officio member of the Committee and General Advisor to Magellan.” Due to her long history with Magellan, her generous donation of her lands for the welcome center and public rez area, her many hours of work for the good of the Community and much more. Passed unanimously.

Other business:

Anna: “The Magellan Maps .. Lannorra has been doing amazing spread sheets and it would be good to see those in place of the present maps?” Taika agreed it was a good point and Lannorra offered to email them to anyone that wants them. She also asked that she be notified of new residents and moves, so she can keep them updated more efficiently.  (follow up:  Scott liked the map so much, he made some changes and volunteered to keep that up, which Lannorra gratefully passed to him.)

Kelly4U: “one thing i would like, I have Taika’s office, but would like all land owners in Magellan’s land offices, I do show land a lot to new people”. A discussion ensued, with Taika suggesting that there should be a land office at the new Magellan Center. She also thought a master map with color coding would help with tiles that are movable to make it easier. Lannorra pointed out that her map already had that and she would be happy to add rental information if someone else managed the part of getting the information and sending it to her. It was agreed that information would be forwarded to Lannorra.

Taika also brought up information on any Hunts happening in Magellan. Lannorra mentioned she has 2 that run 24/7. And Taika would like the Social Officer to be a resource to help with getting the word out.

Taika announced that we would be having a meeting in early December to plan for the coming year.

Meeting adjourned at 9:56 am IWT.