Still more (there is so much to learn) on Amtgard leadership!
For those who are arts-and-sciences minded . . .
Although the title may seem like something unnecessary to learn, this is actually something a lot of people don’t understand how to do. At first thought the answer is probably ‘bring something to a competition and then enter the item with whoever is running the competition,’ but if you want to score well, it takes more than just making stuff. There are a few do’s and don’ts with entering any item into the competition that need to be done first. Although it’s not against any rules to enter an item exactly how you want to, there are some more guidelines that the judges follow when determining a score. I will be giving these rules in no particular order of importance because they are all important.
Rule 1 – The write up. What I mean by this is a piece of paper/card that goes with the item, giving a name of…
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Amtgard, where your Imagination is Period. We fight monsters, rescue damsels, slay villains – or become them. We protect our monarchy from nefarious assassins, or strike them down to make them pay for their heinous deeds. We make things for ourselves, or others. We help each other out. Whatever your role, we all strive to make the game better in our own way.
The problem is, we live in the real world, and the real world requires money. Since Amtgard is a NPO, and not a pay-to-play, we have to do fundraisers to help pay for the things we want. There are many ways to raise funds for Amtgard, but we’re going to focus on three, all of which I’ve found successful.
Demos where you sell Garb and Weapons – This one is the most obvious, but it can require a bit of an investment to get started. Basically, you…
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Also for those interested in leadership!
Leadership Defined: The United States Army defines Leadership as: the ability to guide others to accomplish a goal in the manner desired.
Why we lead:
The function of group officers is not to be in charge, not to power trip, not for the attention etc. you’re there to make it possible for everyone else to have a good time. You serve the group. You only have power because they gave it to you. Remember with great power comes great responsibility (eat your heart out spider man). Always strive to do your best for the group and to improve it in any way you can. It is important that you go into office with a clear view of why you are leading. Remember it is everyone’s job to make the game a better place and we should all do that however and whenever we can. That is how we…
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