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 Post subject: A Warm Welcome and a Fond Farewell for our GSC
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:37 am 
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We are delighted to announce that we have two new members on the Global Steering Committee! Please join us in welcoming Sheilah O'Connor and Stephanie Leasure!

Serving as an executive and consistency committee, the Global Steering Committee (GSC) is responsible for maintaining the high standards and reputation of CSTS, and is a repository of CSTS knowledge for the Global Team and Local Event Organisers. We also support the Global Event Coordinator (GEC), can step in if the GEC is unable to continue in that capacity or needs additional help, and provide a recourse for Local Event Organisers if they have issues that need additional support beyond the Global Team. The GSC is made up of past Global Team members with lots of experience with CSTS at a global and local level, and who are passionate about CSTS.

Sheilah O'Connor (aka lioness, Canada) has been involved in CSTS since our first year back in 2006. She's been a Local Event Organiser (5 years: CSTS Toronto), Global Team member (5 years: Shepherd, Communications Director, Registrar, Donations Administrator and 2015 Global Event Coordinator), so she has a wide range of experience and knowledge to bring to the team.

Stephanie Leasure (aka Weblynx, United States) joined the CSTS community in 2007 as a local event volunteer. She has since served as a Local Event Organiser (2 years: CSTS Arlington) and Global Team Member (3 years: Webmaster). Her extensive technical experience also makes her a perfect fit for the role of Global Systems Administrator.
As we welcome two new members, we also prepare to say a fond farewell to Jen Cummings (me) and Marg Grady, as we are both retiring from the GSC at the end of March 2016. Marg and I have both served on the GSC for 5 years, since 2010.

Jen Cummings (aka Jenskijen, Australia) started out as a co-Local Event Organiser of CSTS Vancouver in 2006, before returning to Australia in 2007 as a local team member for CSTS Melbourne and as a Regional Coordinator for CSTS Australia/New Zealand in 2008. She joined the Global Team in 2009 as Communications Director and stepped in as acting GEC at the end of that season, as well as being Local Event Coordinator for CSTS Melbourne. In 2010, Jen became the Asia Pacific Representative on the GSC, and has been Chair since that time. In addition to her responsibilities on the GSC and with CSTS Melbourne, Jen is the President of New Melbourne Browncoats Inc., and is very active in the Australian Browncoat community.

Marg Grady (aka marg1066, United States) joined CSTS Phoenix as a team member in 2007 and was the Local Event Organiser in 2008. In 2009, she joined the Global Team as Donations Administrator, and was Treasurer for both CSTS Phoenix and CSTS Tucson. Marg became the North America Representative on the GSC in 2010. On top of her GSC commitments and work with local CSTS events, Marg helped to incorporate the Arizona Browncoats, was integral to Phoenix's Browncoat Ball in 2013, and has been involved in running numerous sci-fi conventions for over 30 years.

On behalf of Marg and myself, we would like to thank the CSTS Community for your support and kindness over the years, and we look forward to continuing to be part of CSTS as local event team members and mentors. We wish our newest GSC members both great success as they take CSTS forwards.

Global Steering Committee Chair (2010-2015)
Global Team: Comms Lead (2009)
Local Event Organiser/Crew: Melbourne (2007, 2009-2017), Vancouver (2006)
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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome and a Fond Farewell for our GSC
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:46 am 
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Welcome Sheilah and Stephanie!! Thank you both so much for staying on to guide us through.

Marg and Jen - in so many ways your presence and commitment has shaped CSTS into what it is today. We never would have made it this far without your tireless shepherding on both local and global levels. Words aren't enough to thank you for all your years of work. I wish you both the very best in all your future adventures.

If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.

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