|Sent on:||Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:33 AM|
I cannot express how much I've enjoyed leading the group for the past three and a half years and helping to shape it into what it is today. From those humble beginnings when we might only have five people show up (including me) to today when the place is practically bursting at the seams with people and games.
Even more importantly, I value greatly all the friendships I've made. Some of them have been fleeting, but others are deep and lasting, and all of them important. These two things, the sense of accomplishment and the friendships I've made, have made it extremely hard for me to reach my decision to step down as Organizer. But now is the right time is for a change in leadership, for a couple of reasons.
First, I need to devote a serious amount of time and energy going forward to getting my first game published. On top of that, I have other commitments that are demanding more and more of my time. I don't want to shortchange the group. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, a change in leadership can help to breathe new life into it. Change can be good.
Once reaching my difficult decision, I needed to decide to whom I should turn over the role of Organizer. David Upton was a natural choice. David is a long-standing member of the group - he has been around since day one. More importantly, he is extremely devoted to the group and cares deeply about it and wants to see it continue to grow. He is a great game instructor and a great opponent and he rarely, if ever, misses a meetup. Not to mention he's a standup guy! Please give David your full support, especially during this time of transition.
In closing, I want to thank each and every one of you for all the support you've shown me during my time as Organizer. It has meant the world to me. I do plan to continue attending game night, though it won't be as frequent as in the past, at least not until I can get my game published and my freelance projects finished.