The Serious Part
Greetings HEMA Alliance members and those potential members involved in the historical arts. I have been elected the HEMA Alliance President and will do my utmost to live up to people’s expectations. My early agenda is, as I stated in my campaign, entirely boring. There are certain nuts and bolts of the organization that needs tightening, from budgeting, to tracking members, to having policies on how/why we as an organization spend money. This will ensure that the Alliance will endure and that it will provide better services for the community now and in the future.
We have a robust Curriculum Council lead by Lee Smith which will be joined by Mike Edelson, who after years of service in the General Council has discovered that you can never truly escape. Mike will now be Vice Director of the Curriculum Council. The Instructor Certification process is underway, and I look forward to seeing what other services the Curriculum Council will offer our members this term.
The Governing Council has plans to revamp our website, fund-raise for Wiktenauer, and better advertise what we have to offer to our members. The HEMA Alliance is not a club, or a dictatorship, my humor aside. We are a support organization, here to support YOUR clubs, YOUR schools, YOUR events and YOUR research. It is my utmost wish that the HEMA Alliance does just that.
Your Governing Council consists of highly motivated, highly skilled members of our community and on behalf of all of us, thank you for supporting the HEMA Alliance, we hope to support you in return!
The Less Serious Part
The HEMA Zeppelin is going to be very expensive, but less expensive than the orbital ‘Hurt Ball’ I originally envisioned. If we don’t have a HEMA Zeppelin in 10 years, do not re-elect me.
The rumors that I plan to suspend the bylaws and build giant statues of my skinny self are all lies.
I am highly amused that outright propaganda amuses you. And so I provide you some more. Welcome to the fight, brothers and sisters. The only way is forward.
HEMA Alliance President