Ur Sir^3 Cermit D Frogknight Wyndhaven of Tir Asleen
Game Pronouns: They/Them
Mundane Name: William Pearsall
Mundane Pronouns: They/Them
I have been nominated by Silk Wyndhaven as a potential candidate for President of Hearthlight. I am accepting this nomination and putting myself forward for your consideration as our future President.
Many of you have probably seen me make posts in
regards to Hearthlight elections, and wondered to yourself, who the hell is this person? Outside of LARP I’m a software developer with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and I have experience in Human Resources as well.
Inside of LARP, I was a founding member of the Black Guard of Tir Asleen, the Dagorhir chapter Tir Asleen (Now the Hearthlight chapter), and Hearthlight itself. I have been knighted by the Black Guard of Tir Asleen, House Tull, and House Wyndhaven, and in addition I am a Brother and Leedleknight of Furya. I was selected as one of the initial members of Hearthlight's Board of Directors and have served in that capacity for close to 2 years now. I am dedicated to the mission of Hearthlight and to the community, and I will continue to be dedicated to it for the foreseeable future.
Ur Sir^3 Cermit D Frogknight Wyndhaven
About the Position
So what is the President of Hearthlight and how do we elect one? Let’s review...
Q: What does the President do?
A: Quoting from the Hearthlight Governance Doc:
The Executive Officers are the backbone of Hearthlight’s governance. Most day-to-day national leadership will be managed by the Executive Officers. They review and approve the Bylaws of new Chapters, manage funds, conduct community outreach (especially through a web presence), maintain safety considerations, handle disputes between Chapters and Members, and coordinate national events.
The Hearthlight President serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Hearthlight, Inc. The President:
Has a service term of two (2) years, and may serve no more than three (3) consecutive terms
Is elected by the Membership
Carries out goals determined by the Board of Directors (BoD)
Presides over National Council Meetings, by
Creating Agendas for these meetings
Disseminating announcements regarding said meetings
Coordinates with the other Executive Officers (VP, Chapter Relations, Treasurer, Web Admin, Secretary, Public Relations, etc.)
Q: Who is eligible to run for President?
A: Those who meet these criteria:
Have been long-standing members of Hearthlight (our governance document recommends 2 years in the game)
Have been nominated, and accepted that nomination
Are running for only one elected office
Have submitted a “why am I qualified?” form to the office of Secretary of Hearthlight
Rules and Policies
No active Rules and Policy proposals
Removal of maximum armor thickness
Removal of legacy rule that serves no safety purpose.
Would you like the following language to be removed from the Treatise of War?
Proposed section to remove 1- 2.10.10 - The maximum thickness of metal armor is ⅛”
Light Armor Definition Update
This rule update was created to better describe light armor without reference to thickness requirements to facilitate easier classification of armor.
Would you like the following language to be added to the Treatise of War?
3.11.8 - Light armor is defined as all leather armor, and chainmail armor made of rings that do not meet the thickness requirements for metal armor. Light armor has Resistance to Light weapons and Immunity to single handed thrusts from Thrusting weapons.
Proposed Rule Update:
3.11.8 - Light armor is defined as all leather armor, and chainmail armor made via modern techniques like welding and which is often referred to as "shark maile," "butcher's maile," or "chain mesh." Light armor has Resistance to Light weapons and Immunity to single handed thrusts from Thrusting weapons.
Hate speech and Pagan Symbols
Policy Document Change
This document was drafted by the executive board and revised by the national council to set a standard for review of hate speech as it relates to pagan symbols.
Would you like the following language to become the Hearthlight Hate Speech and Pagan Symbols Standard?