Congratulations go to Lacey O’Connor and Donald Tyson. Both Lacey and Donald were the recipients of this years scholarship. They were each awarded $300 to help with their academic expenses at SUNY Oswego.
We will be having our fall event on Saturday November 10 from 11am until 7pm at the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Oswego.
Admission is $10, which will give you access to the event all day and free pizza. The bar in the lounge will be open as well after 2pm (your admission does not cover the bar).
We will be accepting membership dues for the 2013 season and will be announcing the recipients of the 2012 scholarships.
If you would like to run an event, you can fill out the form at http://stgaa.org/choppacon/. We will have board and card games available as well.
We hope to see everyone there!
Well the nominations have ended. And we had one nomination for each position so there won’t be any voting for positions. We asked the Board of Directors for the next term to provide a brief bio so you can get to know them.
President – Aimee Blair
Aimee attended SUNY Oswego from the fall of 1999 until the spring of 2003; she joined STG during her 2nd year at Oswego. While she didn’t hold any office position within STG she helped out in different areas including the first and second Arcons. Some of her best memories from STG include late night Dance Dance Revolution parties, doing her first cosplay for MTTB (Jesse of Team Rocket!), and being able to hang out with a group of awesome friends. She helped form STGAA by doing some preliminary research on forming a non-profit corporation. She held the office of secretary for the first STGAA term. She is looking forward to having a more active role within the organization as the president.
Vice-President – Pete Sterpe Jr.
Pete joined the Story Tellers’ Guild in 2003, attending Oswego as an undergraduate and graduate student. He’s been on Arcon staff for seven years, and was Archdeacon of Arcon X and XI. He’s also been STG President twice, helped direct the club’s Human vs. Zombies game, and been head storyteller of Harry Potter LARP and two different generations of the NY:SH Vampire LARP.
Treasurer – David Blair
David attended SUNY Oswego from Fall of 2000 through Spring of 2003 where he was a member of STG for all three years. He held the position of Vice-President underneath Alan Gallagher during the 2001 to 2002 season and was one of the handful of members that comprised the Anime subgroup of STG. David served as the Anime Deacon during the first Arcon, ran a Big Eyes Small Mouth campaign during his time with the student organization, played in Deadlands, Hong Kong Action Theater, and countless other systems that were thrown his way. David Blair is a founding member of the STGAA and served as Vice-President during the 2011-2012 term of the non-profit organization.
Secretary – Chris Green
“I am Chris Green, most people just call me Green. I attended SUNY Oswego from 2003 through 2009, taking a year off in between. I majored and graduated with a degree in Information Science after having switched from Computer Science. I was astonished when I attended my first STG meeting and saw dozens of people who switched a lot of interests, until then I regarded fellow gamers as elusive as Bigfoot. I have been on a number of committees and served as Secretary through the 2007 – 2008 term. My biggest STG related interest are probably tabletop games, although I think at one point or another have enjoyed just about everything STG has ever offered.”
The 2012 Scholarship application is live! The amount this year is $300 and the deadline for the application is November 1, 2012.
To qualify, a student must:
- Be a full time undergraduate student enrolled at SUNY Oswego
- Considered to have an academic standing of a Junior or First-Semester Senior
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or better
- Be a member in The Story Tellers’ Guild student organization for at least one semester, prior to the current semester
The application for the scholarship can be found at www.stgaa.org/scholarship.
The nominations for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors is currently underway. If you are an alumni then you have until September 30 to send in your nominations. You can get all the information as well as keep track of who has been nominated and what positions have been accepted/declined at www.stgaa.org/2012.html.
As a reminder, anyone can nominate. However, only members that have paid their dues for the year can run for a position on the Board of Directors. And for elections in November, only members that have paid their membership dues are allowed to vote. For more information on these rules, please refer to our bylaws.
We received 5 applications for the 2011 STGAA Scholarship. Two of which were incredibly close contenders with two more right on their heels. Because of this, we ask our Junior year applicants to please apply again next year during their Senior year. Incredibly good stuff! Amazing the amount of time, effort, and goodwill that you have already provided to The Story Tellers’ Guild! We thank you all.
Ultimately, because of his dedication to STG, both promoting and supporting the organization, Mark Edward Smith Jr. is this years recipient of the STGAA Scholarship worth 250.00. Congratulations!
We apologize for not being able to make the announcement at the final STG meeting. Bad timing on our part. We will aspire to be better coordinated this next year (and have a backup and tertiary plan in place) .
Our fall event will be held on Saturday, November 5th at the Price Chopper Community Center in Schenectady, NY. We will have more detailed information within the coming days. So spread the word and save the date! We hope to see you there!
We are trying to plan an event in the fall of this year. We are looking at holding it around the Albany area. We would really like feedback on when you could attend. So please take our poll on our Facebook page and let us know if early October, late October or early November would be better for you.