Be a big damn hero!

Elections for the Arizona Browncoats 2012 year have begun. We're discussing it now on the Membership Forum. The forum requires membership but post on AZ_Browncoats or email support@azbrowncoats.org if you're interested in getting in on this action.

First is if you think you can contribute to the organization as an officer or as a member, but you're concerned about the $12 ($12 that goes toward CSTS and our other events that tend to benefit CSTS in one way or another), don't worry about it. If you've got something to contribute, we'll work something out.

The other thing is, these roles are important. Not just because our Browncoat movement will dissolve without strong leadership, but because we've become a notable figurehead in the local geek community. Sure the 501st and Ghostbusters are more visible (costumes... we really need costumes), but people expect to see us and are happy when they do. We're the underdogs who took a cancelled tv show and became one of the most active fan organizations in Phoenix (and increasingly Tucson thanks to Shelby).

2012 Officer Elections Beginning

I can't believe it's been a year as the President of The Arizona Browncoats.  What a ride!  Thanks to my fellow officers Lisa, Cindy, Raymond, Ivana and many more shiny folks for making this one of our best years yet!

We will be holding elections starting April 18th  (today) beginning with President and Treasurer.  Then moving on to Communications Director, Secretary and Events Director.

To be an eligible candidate for these positions you must be at least 16 years old (except for the positions of President and Treasurer you must be 18 years old), a General Member of the Corporation, and otherwise legally competent. If you are currently a member of the corporation, please remember you must renew your dues by May 1 in order to keep your membership and in order to take office, if elected to an Officer position.

If you would like to participate in the vote or even run for a position, but are not currently a member, no problem - just make sure you sign up before Saturday! The membership form is up on the website" (www.azbrowncoats.org/Membership) and you can pay online, send us a check or pay the Treasurer in person by Saturday 21st.  If you have any membership questions, please feel free to email eithertreasurer@azbrowncoats.org or officers@azbrowncoats.org.
Below is a refresher review that was written by Jenn and is an excellent description of of Board of Directors postions.

Trailer for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

To go with Avengers, Cabin in the Woods, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes (in production), and the inevitable Dr Horrible sequel, Joss wound up with time to produce a documentary about the San Diego Comic-Con. Far as I'm concerned, San Diego's got nothing on Phoenix Comicon (except for the fact that pretty much everyone goes to San Diego... but hey, we're growing), but the trailer alone does a great job of capturing the feeling at a big con. There's still something charming about some of our smaller local cons (DarkCon, CopperCon, LepreCon, etc.), but you can't beat the feeling of being amidst a sea of geeks in their holy land.


A Broadwave of News

I know there hasn’t been much coming from the Arizona Browncoats lately, and we apologize. With 2012 ready to roll, we’ve got plenty to make up for it now though!

CSTS 2011 Results
Thought we forgot about it didn’t you?  Well... maybe we kinda did... but it took longer than expected to get the final results and by the time we had numbers we all had our minds on other things. For now, in favor of unity (and simplified math), we’ll leave the tallies combined. The following is the charitable donations from The Arizona Browncoats in 2011.
Equality Now $3280.48  
Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona $760.13
Kids Need To Read $333.37

You can compare these numbers to past years at azbrowncoats.org/csts.


Meeting this Saturday, 11am

Watch this space! Saturday (1/28) we'll be having an official azbc meeting. We'll post the usual CoverItLive embed right here to follow live or follow up on later, as well as I'll be setting up a Google Hangout on our Google+ page. Anyone can join that up to the maximum 10 people on video. No Skype needed, just a Google account and a compatible browser (usually Chrome works best) and of course a camera and mic. As for the meeting, anyone is welcome and we want feedback from anyone, but official votes will be for paid members. Please join us!
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