ELECTIONS

20th May 2014

A few words,

I feel like writing a few words here, just to let all know at things are going on here, even it might look different. Believe me, when I say at I would like to see it all go faster, but I still need to wait for some answers before I can "close" the "old" and start with the "new".

For now I would like to thank everyone who made a vote.


And of course a very warm welcome to Shadow!
We already did talk a lot together and are planning...
You will for sure hear more!!!

Knuzzer ZZ ;o)


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Hey everyone.

After some talking with the persons who did wrote back, we came to next decision;

Shadow and Zhaza sign up for the role to lead the Dance Queens Group.
Aelva would like to help where she can.

I created a "Poll" where you can vote if you like.

How does it work?
Simply click the link and vote a Yes or a No!

ZZ

Click here to vote

#Poll closed#


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2014/04/13


Hey Everyone,

Now the time has come, to start talking about the Dance Queens Elections.
Its is one year ago, Didds, Naiki and me (Zhaza) became owners of the Dance Queens group.

I would like to start "talking" about how and what first.

I think it was, back then, for all of us a big surprise at Nottoo didn't wanted to continue as DQ Leader.
She did "gave it all away"... all she did build up and with lots of info.
With the group, the blog also was "given away", so you could say... it was a full package.

When i write this now, I speak for myself and not out of others names.

I have to be honest to say, at I didnt really knew what to do with all this.
For me it was only very important, to let this group "live" and not get lost.
All the work that has been done and all the time there was used to make this helpful group.

I know Didds and Naiki long time, and know they are great people. Didds is an amazing dance leader with the best shows!! Naiki has a lot of know-how and knows a lot of people.
I guess we all did what we were best in ;o)

For me... I really needed some time to "start up".
I had to find out what I wanted, I needed to find out how the blog was "working" and what was up to date and what not.
Maybe it sounds easy... to take over a "full and ready package", but I can assure you... it is NOT!
First of all... we were not Nottoo. We were 3 people with other ideas, know-hows and time to do things.

Well.. as time did go, i did try some things.
First of all, I made some space on my own land and did build a little DQ office.
As i back then had a larger land and space for the variety shows, it seemed a good idea.
But there was not a big interest, so when I'll had to move land i had the idea to build a Dance Queens INFO Center.

As many of you know, that became a reality.
My thoughts was, to bring people closer, put down some info, have shows there, classes, demo's... well name it!!
A free place for members to use.
I did rent a little land with 937 prims,
There was created a DQ Robot with a DQ account, so the first months were paid.

I did change some things on the blog, in hope it would be more attractive. Tried to update some things and did remove old things (its all archived).

I did open a facebook site, I made a (new) online calendar.

A lot of work, but I did enjoy every minute of it!

I still speak in "I form". That doesn't mean at it was only me who did all the work. I just tell my story here and how I feel about it.
There was a lot of help around.
Like I mentioned before... the owners had all their own qualities and their own know-hows. It all worked well together!
Then there are the managers.
Kat, Babypea and Lil.
As many of you saw and still see, Kat did a lot of posts, both in group and blog.
She was and still is a real gem and did work hard on the schedules, calender and posts... and believe me... thats a LOT of work.
Babypea and Lil also used a lot of time to update schedules on the blog.
Its a lot of work behind the scenes. Not visible for everyone, so it's a kind of not very thankful job (if you understand what I mean)
People use a lot of time, some others can't see.

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Dance Queens...

There is still a lot, that could be better. But hey, nobody is perfect! All we can do, is try to do our best.

There are many ideas... and I'm sure at many of them will also be reality some day!
There are members who would like to help and of course that's great!

That is how I see the Dance Queens group... a community of Members who help and support other members!


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Elections...

To come to this point.
Even I am a "talker", its not easy to come to this point ;o)
DQ became much more to me, then I ever could dream of.

Fact is, at both Didds and Naiki do not wish to continue as DQ leader, so they will not sign up for Elections.
I would like to continue, but then it would be "on my own".

I don't really know how to find a fair way to find the right leader for the Dance Queens group, but I think at most important of all to start with is, to ask who would be interested in this "job".
To take over the dance Queens group with all that's in it.
And most important of all... to keep it alive!!

I am very open for all suggestions and look forward to hear them.

Please look at the "Questions and Answers" to see some suggestions already there!
Click here!

Big knuzzer Zhaza Zerbino ;o)

Then Didds also wanted to put some words to this...

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I would like to thank you all for giving me a chance as the manager of DQ at the same time i would like apologies for not being as active as i wanted to be ,so because of this I have decided it is best for the DQ group if i stepped down and let some body else take my role.

I am hoping that ZZ gets to stay as she has proved to you all that she is capable to carry the role to full expectations
Thank you all again and best of luck to you all

from
Diddy Hyun {Didds}

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And also a few words from Nai...

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Woof woof!

Nai here! Yep, stepping down too! My role in the DNZ trio was to be the drama stopper. It was an active role for the first 3-6 months of our term, but once all the drama was done and gone, that was the end of my role. For the following 6 months of our term I just floated about at shows, used search to find non DQ groups and invite then into DQ. I know a few of you know I used to do that when nottoo was in charge, so I don't feel I need to be a leader to do that. 

Time for me to bop down and let someone else take a leader role :)

Ideally I would also like to see ZZ continue. DQers want more big events, and I can think of anyone more qualified to run big events than ZZ :)

Thankyou for voting us in, its been a blast!

Nai


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There are some suggestions right HER 

If you are intersted... 
then please send me a note with your "profile" and i will post it here on the site!
(Zhaza Zerbino)


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Profiles for DQ Leadership;

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My name is Shadow Tarber. 

I'll have been in SL for 6 years next month and have been dancing in various forms since I was about a week old in here. I lead the Shadows Silhouette Dancers and we're opening our 15th major show next week. The troupe has grown from our beginnings with Steamdolls in early 2012 and we won the DQ Award for Best New Group, a fact I am exceedingly proud of.

I am quite organised and have excellent communication and networking skills, all of which I feel are extremely important in a leadership capacity. 

In my opinion, the DQ group is first and foremost about information and getting it out to anyone and everyone who may be interested. This means not only informing the actual members of the group but spreading the information we have about dance around the grid, touching other communities and exchanging information. I think that reaching out proactively is the best way to keep DQ growing and advancing.

I believe that communication between leadership and the members is vital. The members of the Dance Queens group are its most valuable asset....THEY are the ones with the information...THEY are the ones out there 'in the trenches', doing shows, learning and creating new methods. Dance Queens can and should be, in my humble opinion, THE central hub on the grid for information, whether it be where to find a particular animation or where to go to learn about a particular piece of 'equipment' or method of dance.

If chosen to work with DQ leadership, I will do my best to open up communications and to get the word out to other communities and, in fact, the rest of the dance community, that Dance Queens is THE best source of information about dance in SL.
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My name is Zhaza Zerbino.
6 years and 4 months young.
When 1 month on SL, I was asked to dance on the back ground during an "Elvis-GIG" and right after that show I was "hired" and a dance group got started.
Already there I became kind of the "leading lady" and after a year I started my own Dance Group the "Pink Lady Dancers" and after 5 years, we are still very active as Dance Group. I really can not remember how many shows we have done during the years and how many i did arrange together with other groups. But there were MANY!!
I love what i do.. ;o)

The last year I have been together with Didds and Nai the leaders of DQ, together with the managers Kat, Babypea and Lil.

DQ means a lot to me, as i already wrote earlier in my post.
I see this group as a "member group" when I think at its a group where others can help eachother.
I also see this group as a group that could keep "dancing SL" together.
That is one of the reasons why i thought the INFO Center could be a nice idea.
It could be used for many things ;o)

Well.. i will keep this note short, when i already did write a lot  "above".
I love the DQ and I'm sure i did proof that with what i did in the past ;o))

Knuzzer to you all!!

ZZ 


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11 comments:

  1. Well this is my THIRD attempt to make a comment on how inaffective and unreliable the communication is from this site. I tried to state that more in world communication is necessary for those membership who cannot always get into this site or are able to comment. This makes the whole concept discriminate.
    I would like to see an action plan stating when we can expect to have completion of decisions. We all have busy lives, and some forward planning is essential to be able to juggle it all effectively. so please When will elesctions be decided? when will office start? and when can we expect some decent communication to inform EVERYONE of things that happen within the group?

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    1. i use a google acc to log in to this sight.. i have no troubles .. might give that a try..idk

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  2. Thx for your comment Klark. To answer your question... Elections will be decided, when we know who wants to take the "job" as DQ Leader. Nottoo's meaning with this was, at there would be 3 leaders.
    I did post the notice earlier on the blog, attached it as a note in the DQ group. I did repeat it on this "side list" to make it even easier to find so it dont get lost in all other posts and called it "ELECTIONS" and did send out a link again in the group note.

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  4. I know all 3 present leaders and the efforts are appreciated..DQ has never been the same with out nottoo..We should take a look at why this is.. Note the ambition and resources that nottoo had (time to be in sl, sim, a thrurst to seek out what is new and test it and share her findings..etc.) If we are going with the 3 leader sys i feel the 3 leaders combined should have all of them attributes. :Princes

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  5. And another 10 days goes by.....
    Apparently no one cares about any of this. People talk a big game but then there is nothing. If all the members in the group can't be bothered to care or speak up or ANYTHING then why are we bothering? Is that what this exercise in futility is/was? Did everyone just figure if the issue just got ignored then we'd just go on with everything just as it is? Is that right? Is that following the rules that some seem to think are so unbending? I gotta tell ya folks, I feel like we're all being held hostage and there's not a damn thing any of us can do about it until ZZ does something.

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  6. ZZ said above that the election date (?) would be set once we know who is interested in becoming one of the leaders of the group. In addition to that, no deadlines or dates were set, and I think that is the problem here. Things were just left hanging in there. Also, as Klark wrote above, more inworld communication is needed. Based on my experience, only about 10% of the group members actually read this blog.
    I suggest that we just say yay for ZZ and Shadow since they are the only ones who have volunteered to become new leaders of the group OR if someone still insists we try to make this more fair for all and play by the book, I suggest that ZZ sends a notice or two in the inworld group clearly stating the DEADLINE for the members to raise their hands if they want to express their interest towards the group leader position. I'd say, at this point, a week would be enough for that. Then, if we get more candidates, we figure out a way to choose the three (I assume there still should be three leaders, although my personal preference would be to have just one). If (and most likely 'when') no one else steps forward, we give the leadership of the group to the ones who actually want it: ZZ and Shadow. I know: that's only two leaders, not three, but better two active ladies working for the group than to just let it wither away in this kind of stale stagnation.

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  7. If nobody else will step up, I sure will, just to get the ball rolling. So count me as number 3. Ive promised to help out as much as I can anyhow:)

    /Aelva

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  8. The poll is supposed to stay up for one week, so get your fingers working folks. We'd like to know what the members think. Please feel free to open the inworld group chat and have your say!!

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  9. So the poll has been closed for some time now and the underwhelming majority are ok for ZZ and Shadow to lead us to a new exciting era for Dance Queens. Maybe ZZ will get around to getting a new set of keys cut so Shadow can get in and start doing whatever she has in mind for us all. Hopefully this will include tackling the issue of communication, or lack thereof, and apparent inactivity from the leaders. Personally i'm looking forward to a new active era for Dance Queens. All hail the High Overlords!

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