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

Magellan Sea Showcase – Dragon Seas

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Welcome to the first in a series of showcase articles!  Each article will focus on one area of the Magellan Sea Community.  Our debut area is Dragon Seas:

Dragon Seas, Dragon (163, 163, 93)

The Dragon Seas consists of 4 navigable water sims.  These sims are open to everyone to sail on or thru.  The primary settlement here is Dragons Bay.  A small village and trading center with docks to sail your boats from, it offers a quaint area from the early 1800’s. There are a few homes available there. If you would want to live in Dragons Bay, please send an IM to Slyder Morgaine.  Izurl:  http://places.inworldz.com/Dragon/136/127/23

Next to Dragons Bay, to the North, is the southern most naval station, Fort Parlez.  It is used by the Continental Navy as their southern base of operations.  Izurl:  http://places.inworldz.com/Dragon%20North/54/43/35

Fort Parlez, Dragon Seas North,(13, 21, 49)

Fort Parlez

 To the east of Dragons Bay is the Sand Fort.  A fort built and used by the early settlers of the area.  And most recently captured by pirates.  There are weekly battles here to try and re capture the fort.  Rumors have it that there are pirate treasure chests and gold inside for the takers of the fort.  Izurl:  http://places.inworldz.com/Dragons%20End/145/226/22

The Sand Fort in Sargasso Sea, Dragons End (109, 186, 21)

Sand Fort

On the west side of Dragons Bay, the Straits or seas side, is The Dragons Bay Trading Company.

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The Dragons Bay Trading Company

Here goods are stored to be shipped to other trading centers through out the oceans. Weekly trading takes shipments of cargo to Gnorman’s Lair, a trade center in the Rookery Seas.  Another trade center is located in the Dutch Colony.  Negotiations are underway to open trade centers in the Black Powder Seas and other places at Inworldz.

If your community would like to establish a trade route, please IM Slyder Morgaine.

You can find Dragon Seas in the Southern Magellan area, just north of Phantom Rose.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,

Lannorra Sion

Minutes of Meeting – Jan 21, 2016

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General Meeting Jan 21, 2016

Present: Taika Wirsing, Lannorra Sion, Scott Carpaccio, Dawg Gregory, Fleugar Variscan, Daniel Carrigan.

Taika opened the meeting at 17:04 IWT.

She asked for any corrections to the previous minutes; none were offered. Scott motioned to accept minutes, Dawg seconded motion. Passed unanimously.

Discussion on where it is best for Lannorra to post the minutes. It was agreed that she would post approved minutes on both the Forum and the blog.

Old Business:

Taika reported that most of the new officers to the Committee have been added to the group, but 2 still needed to be added and she would follow up with Anna on that. Members of the group should be able to post notices and rez at the office area.

Next the committee discussed the many Public rezzing areas that our members make available for guests. Taika asked if it was possible to put this on the map that Scott took over from Lannorra and is now enhancing and maintaining it. Scott feels he can come up with something. Lannorra offered to add a column on the Owners list, that can be used for sorting who has public rez areas. She and Scott will confer on this to see what can be done and to eliminate duplicate effort if necessary.

Taika thanked Scott for all the work he has been doing recently with the the Sim moves and new additions to our community. It takes a lot of back and forth communications, tracking folks down to get approvals from members to place new sims next to them. Thank you, Scott!

She announced our moves for the Northern Magellan area should be completed by “…late this week”. And asked for volunteers for Scott to call on if he needs help. Lannorra, Fleugar and Dawg all volunteered. Discussed need for notecarding permissions for future and communications with committee members.

Taika then moved on to activities for Magellan. It was noted that the Sailing activities were well represented and advertised. Scott asked if there were any flying activities within Magellan. Taika reported that Trouble Morgan on Headwinds is setting up a Unity farming system. Lannorra reported that her estate has Roleplay quests, a newly added Lewt System which allows for guests to gather resources and make free items, and the Opera House will be having a Ballet in Feb. Fleugar suggested a calendar of meetings and events for the Community. Gnorman Primswitch is runny a Grabby Marathon. Tenshi Domenici is planning a Grand Opening for his new estate. Taika directed Lannorra to start including these activities on the Forum and to the Blog. Dawg mentioned that the new Rookery Islands had their grand opening with an average of 10 people there for 2 hours!

Lannorra asked that owners please send her information and pictures, so she can do blog posts. She will be sending a notice out to the community asking for submissions. She has received one from Slyder Morgaine, Dragon Seas owner and that will be the first showcase blog post.

Taika called for any other Old Business. None noted.
New Business:

Taika reported that the IWZ7 is coming up and we have opportunity to make a Magellan sim exhibit. We all agreed that it would be a wonderful if some of our talented residents would form a group to work on this. Taika agreed to send out at notice calling for volunteers for this project.
Magellan Community area: The committee discussed the difficulty of fitting in all the new members would like to move to our community. We are expanding where we can, but all new land masses must be approved by neighboring sims, which doesn’t always come thru. There has been significant outward expansion in some areas and we will continue to place as many new people as we can.
Taika called for any other business. None noted.
The next meeting will be SUNDAY, Feb 28th 2016 at 2 PM IWT.

Meeting adjourned at 9:56 am IWT.

 

Fair Winds and Following Seas,

Lannorra Sion

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.

 

Changes abound at Magellan Seas!

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In the past few months, the Magellan Seas community has had some massive changes due to the new 2×2 quad sim land configuration!  Many of our members have taken advantage of this new opportunity and have expanded, converted and even moved.

As Community Liaison Officer for Magellan, I have been keeping excel spreadsheets of all our members with their sim/scenic names and locations.  In addition, I have made another spreadsheet that uses the cells as map coordinates, so I have my own map of our area.

Once the changes have settled down, I will have both of these spreadsheets updated and will blog about some of our newest sims.

I would like to invite our community members to submit short descriptions and pictures that describes their lands, to me to help me get blogs out quicker.  Please put them into a folder and drop on me, with an IM to let me know you sent them.

With all the new changes to our community, I need some help in getting the word out and hope to hear from you all soon!

Fair Winds and Following Seas,

Lannorra