Confession 36 (via quidfession)
Ok, there’s talking shit, and then there’s making threats. Quidfessions, I think you might need to set SOME kind of standard for what you allow to be posted.
POOL A - BLACKTIPS, FUNKY QUAFFLES, QUID PRO QUO, SJSU
Recently, I decided to request the minutes from the most recent IQA Board of Directors meeting. Within about 5 minutes of my e-mail, COO Alicia Radford responded and sent me the minutes, which are public knowledge and accessible to anyone that requests to see them. Below, I would like to post the a specific section of those minutes, which discuss salaries for various heads of the IQA. I am not suggesting that these should or should not be shocking results, or that people should or should not get upset about them. I’m simply posting these because I believe it is important information for the paying members of the IQA to know about. I highly encourage every IQA member to read the minutes from BoD meetings, as there is a lot of very interesting and important information discussed. Or maybe the IQA will publish them in the future.
Voting on Salaries
Note: Alex Benepe, Alicia Radford, and Katie Stack leave the room.
- COO salary raised from $10,000 to $17,000.
- Events and Development Director position approved; we need to clarify that multiple hats are okay for employees (until we have enough employees to correct the problem), but are still not okay for volunteers.
- Events and Development Director salary approved at $32,000.
- Events and Finance Director position approved at $16,500.
- CEO salary approved at $35,000.
- In the future, the board will only vote on CEO and COO salaries. Beyond that, it is the CEO and COO’s job to identify staffing needs and get their proposed salaries only approved by the board as part of budget discussions.
- Start date will be November 1st.
- Update: Sarah Woolsey accepts employment offer.
Voted 5-0 to approve four salaries.
I would also like to include this part from the “Budget Review and approval” section, as it relates to salaries:
- We expect summer expenses to be about $25k; so we need about $50k in reserve at the end of the fiscal year. If we go above that, we can vote to retroactively bring Alicia and Katie to full time.
For those of you interested in doing the math, that brings the total amount of IQA money allocated to employee salaries to $100,500. Now $10 of each IQA member’s dues are automatically taken out for insurance purposes, leaving $40 allocated elsewhere. 100500/40 is 2512.5 players, or 119.64 teams (assuming a 21 person roster). According to quidditch-reference.com, there are 134 Tournament Member teams in the IQA. Of course, this math doesn’t include the money incurred from the team membership fees of $150/team (both basic and tournament), and the number from quidditch-reference may no longer be accurate.
Again, nothing about this post is intended to incite, only to inform.
Edit: I have been informed by COO Alicia Radford that information from the most recent BoD meeting was scheduled to be released to the public in the next couple of days.
You’re adorable. That is all.
Show yourself, anonymous!
I was looking through photos from last season in order to get pumped up for our first tournament next week. Instead I found this picture, which is not exactly the most majestic quidditch shot I’ve ever been a part of.
Insert Brazzers logo.
Wait, this might be legitimate plagiarism right here, lol
sorry, Evan, but how the heck is this plagiarism? This is not a copyrighted phrase or anything….lol
As Kat explains it, a tangible medium of expression - such as a t-shirt with a specific design - doesn’t have to be copyrighted to be protected by copyright laws. Intellectual property and all that jazz.
Leave it to the Feminist Front of Quidditch page to rake any editorial for the smallest thing at which to take offense. How empty must your life be to take offense at such insignificant things.
The gender rule itself creates the positions of Female Chaser, Male Chaser, Female Beater, and Male Beater. You MUST differentiate gender when referring to position, or risk penalty within the game. For all intents and purposes you don’t get to compare Female players to Men players, because they’re established as separate within the rules. If you want people to start comparing players to each other regardless of gender, rid the sport of the gender rule.
Finally, the COO of the IQA has no business stirring the pot in such a purely inflammatory quidditch Facebook group. What was your goal in making these comments? To create an even further division between the genders? What happened to “promoting gender-equality attitudes inside and outside of the quidditch community?” Whatever happened to that new IQA Handbook?
Treat fellow IQA volunteers with courtesy and respect in person, during team calls, on staff forums and on all social media to foster a safe environment for all.
- Earn the trust of the quidditch community through polite commentary and effective public discussion.
What kind of precedent does this set for your organization?
Side note: It’s also nice to see two out of the three members (Clare Hutchinson and Sarah Takesian) of the “Title 9-3/4” staff throwing gas on the fire as well. Nice to know that the staff members charged with promoting gender equality in the sport are part of this “He-Woman, Man-haters Club.”
Oh look, my comments in that ATR thread DID get a reaction in Feminist Front group! Dreams do come true. Too bad for them that I had like, logical arguments and stuff to back up my thoughts, rather than just spewing out clichés and already-debunked arguments.
And as an additional plus, now that group gets to figure out which member is actually The Black Bludger, who has infiltrated their group :P
Here at the news we want to find the rosters that you, THE PEOPLE, are interested in finding out. We’ll use our cracked out staff to find out. We’ll make sure to mention if it’s 100% or not and let you know so by the following:
UNCONFIRMED: We heard it from someone not directly on the team and…
I can’t find the button to message you?
because I’m playing with a chip on my shoulder this season
You’re gonna play this season?! Yeeesssss!
HoneyBradger officially gives a shit. (except for misspelling “off” #evanbelldrinkinggame)