The Tower in 2006

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The major events at TarValon.Net in 2006.

General

No annual report was prepared for the year 2006, though the previous annual report covered the months up to April. Elyna al'Tzoran retired as Keeper. Dralyn Montsier was chosen as her successor. The Amyrlin's duties shifted so that she could focus on involvement in the community, the most pressing of membership and business matters, and strategic planning. The Keeper of the Chronicles began to focus on making the administrative side of our community function smoothly and efficiently. She also began to oversee the Department Directors and have board administrator access so that she can interact with all members in all forums. In August, the Department of Research and Communications is split into two departments, the Department of Communications and the Department of Research.

Administration

Admin Meeting

Main article: 2006 Admin Meeting

The major change announced at the 2006 meeting was the introduction of the guesting and aspiring system. It was also decided to add an annual scholarship and to create a position of European Mistress of Revels to split the burden on the North American Mistress of Revels.

Membership

General

One major change during this year was the implementation of the Guesting system for Junior Members visiting Ajahs and Companies. This new system allowed Accepted and Soldiers to visit two different community groups at a time as a "guest," alternating these two groups as they wish. As a result, the forum structure also changed to create two forums per Ajah and Company - a private forum called Chambers for full members of the group, and then the Sitting Room where Aes Sedai and Gaidin can mingle with their visiting guests.

Raisings

Main article: 2006 Raisings

Fifty-three people were raised to Aes Sedai and twenty-four people were raised to Gaidin.

Bondings

Main article: 2006 Bondings

Twenty-three couples were bonded during this year.

Demotions

Main article: 2006 Demotions

Three people demoted during this year.

Events

Main article: Anniversary Party 2006

March 17-20, held in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was one of our larger parties, with 81 people in attendance.

Main article: Fall Ball 2006

November 10-12, held in Toronto, Canada. 35 people attended.

Main article: Summer Euro Party 2006

July 28-30, held in Skipton, Yorkshire, England. A wedding ceremony was held during this event. 33 people attended.

Main article: Winter Euro Party 2006

February 24-26, held in Bratislava, Slovakia. This was the first official Winter Euro party. 4 members attended, with a total of 5 people.

Awards

Main article: 2006 Awards
Amyrlin's Awards
Main article: Amyrlin's Awards

The following Amyrlin's Awards were made:

Members' Choice Awards
Main article: Members' Choice Awards 2006

Fourteen awards were given out.

Staff

Main article: Administrative and Staff Positions in 2006

Dralyn Montsier became Keeper of the Chronicles on March 1. Arisaema Draconis became the Director of the Department of Administration on June 29. Vivianna L'antreau became the Director of the Department of Membership on June 29. Alena Mysana took over as Mistress of Novices on May 9. The Department of Research and Communications was split into two separate departments in 2006 - with Adriana al'Tere heading the new Department of Communications and Atarah al'Norahn heading the new Department of Research.