For the second straight year, we’ll have a contested election for the open spots on the Sneak. And once again, the paid-up Weasels are faced with a difficult decision. We have four great candidates for only two open seats. Each seat is for two years.
Absentee balloting is now open and will remain so until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 13. We encourage paid-up Weasels who will be attending the Weasel Pyle on Aug. 14 to cast a paper ballot there. But if you won’t be attending, then feel free to email your vote for up to two candidates to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am serving as the clerk of election, and I will keep all votes confidential. I’ll only announce the winners at the Pyle. The actual vote count, I’ll take with me to my grave. … Unless I’m overserved at the Pyle.
If you’re not a paid-up Weasel but would like to participate in the election process, then get $25 to me or Christian MacDonald before the start of play at the Weasel Pyle. (Reminder: you must also pay your dues before the start of play at the Pyle if you wish to be eligible for club awards and the Weasel Royale.)
And now, the Candidates. I’ll present them in alphabetical order, by last name. Remember, you may vote for zero, one or two of them. The two Weasels who garner the most votes will win the election. If there is a tie, we will hold a run-off election.
My experience with the Weasels began eighteen months ago with a club
game at Jim’s house and it’s been a great time all around for me ever
since. I’ve enjoyed getting to know all of the members of the club
and also becoming close friends with several of you.
table in the role of a Sneak member. I have hosted two house games in
the last year at my home and also played in 25-30 other club games
since I joined the Weasels. I also participated in last year’s Weasel
Royale as well as the 2009 and 2010 CODCon and the 2009 Weasel Moot
III tournaments. I’ve also traveled to several tournaments in the
last year, including World’s @Origins, DipCon 2010, Tempest, DixieCon
and HuskyCon. It’s amazing the experiences and the knowledge in
general about the hobby that comes from even a single travel
tournament experience. Through these tournaments, I’ve been able to
establish many new relationships with others in the hobby that are not
local to the Chicago area, and I believe I will be able to leverage
those relationships to come up with new ideas that not only help the
Chicago hobby and Weasel’s club specifically, but also the entire
hobby in general across North America.
creating and deploying the Weasels’ website that has become a thriving
location for the dissemination of club information and I continue to
administer the website and provide updates based on suggestions and
necessities as identified by the current serving Sneak. Conrad
Woodring has also asked me to help deploy and manage the new website
that is currently live and in its infancy stages for the North
American Diplomacy Federation (NADF).
board to develop and finalize our bid for WDC 2012 and hopefully
prepare for that if we are selected to host the tournament. In
addition, I would like to work towards making the club stronger and
more active than it already is and also advertise the Chicago hobby as
much as possible to draw new players into the fold via print, web and
Good luck to all of you, and thanks for tossing your hats in the ring!