The Tower in 2013

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The major events at TarValon.Net in 2013.

General

Main article: 2013 Annual Report

The Annual Report of 2013 largely covers the new systems put into place to secure TarValon.Net's finances, and to further develop financial transparency for the community. The Integration Survey was also released at the end of this year. 2013 was the year in which the final Wheel of Time book was released to the public.

Administration

Admin Meeting

Main article: Spring 2013 Admin Meeting

The idea of integration was first touched upon in the introductory notes for this meeting, in order to get the conversation started with the community as a whole. The Shatayan brought up the review of the Membership Survey, Annual Report, and PSA project.

Main article: Fall 2013 Admin Meeting

The Department of Moderators announced the decision to change the status of the chatroom #oldewarderandhen to be used primarily for festival and special events. The decision to start rotating the Chat Operator terms like forum mods was also announced. The Master/Mistress of Chat position was reinstated as a staff position. The Department of Marketing discussed the project to create new Ajah and Company logos. The Department of Community Outreach announced the decision to open the Robert Jordan Memorial Scholarship to both undergraduate and graduate students. It was also decided upon to make the Blood Drive an annual event. The Department of Administration announced the restructuring of the Legal Team into the Legal Research Team, and the official Legal Counsel.

Membership Survey

Main article: 2013 Membership Survey

Out of 398 active Senior Members, there was a response rate of 21.6%. Out of 99 active Accepted and Soldiers, there was a response rate of 20%. Out of 96 active Novices and Recruits, there was a response rate of 10.4%. Almost 70% of the survey participants were Senior Members (Aes Sedai or Gaidin). The highest number of participants in a single community group was 16 members in the Green Ajah. Sixteen different countries were represented by the survey participants.

Membership

General

There were 96 applications for Citizen during this year. 43 people applied to get raised to the next level of Junior Membership - 32 for Novice/Recruit level and 11 for Accepted/Soldier level. There were 31 raisings to Senior Membership level during 2013.

Raisings

Main article: 2013 Raisings

Seventeen people were raised Aes Sedai and seven people raised Gaidin.

Bondings

Main article: 2013 Bondings

Ten couples were Bonded and nine bonds dissolved.

Demotions

Main article: 2013 Demotions

Five people demoted this year.

Fundraising

Main article: Maintaining the Tower Fundraiser

The theme for this year was "Chocolate vs. Bacon." The goal for this fundraiser was $4,500, and the total raised came in just shy of the goal at $4,238.74.

Main article: Feast of Lights Charity Drive 2013

This event took place November 15, 2013 - December 8, 2013. The supported charity was Partners In Health, and a total of $870 was raised.

Outreach Activities

Main article: 2013 Outreach Activities
  • Bel Tine: This event was held between March 29 - April 7.
  • Shaoman: This event was held between October 25 - November 1.

Events

Main article: 2013 Official Events

March 8-11, held in Camp Copneconic, Michigan. 75 people attended.

April 19-21, held in Roswell, Georgia. 62 members attended.

October 11-13, held in Salt Lake City, Utah. 43 people attended.

August 30-October 1, held in Oostduinkerke, Belgium. 24 people attended.

Awards

Main article: 2013 Awards
Amyrlin's Awards
Main article: Amyrlin's Awards

Announced at the Anniversary Party.

Keeper's Awards
Main article: Keeper's Awards

Announced in April 2014.

Members' Choice Awards
Main article: Members' Choice Awards 2013

26 awards were given out this year.

Staff

Main article: Administrative and Staff Positions in 2013

Lireina Dormerus t'al`Bearach replaced Leora Oldessroth as Keeper, Ubahsur Kindellaer was appointed Shatayan and replaced as Director of Administration by Calypsa al'Nicolai. Karassa Souladrin‎ stepped down as Director of Moderators and was replaced by Kelgan al'Moranwin. Arie Davion replaced Kytheria al'Shea as Director of Marketing.