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About Herbertsmart

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  1. If this is still a thing, I'd like to nominate Amanda & Jon Kalnins from the OC Guild. They have been participating in EL for 9 years!
  2. Last Meeting for 2017

    Thanks for posting the meeting notes Amanda! Perhaps we should make another post announcing Guild Leadership changes?
  3. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

    Yo Romper Man, shoot me a message via Discord about PUBG. I've been considering it. Cheers bud! -Dean
  4. OC Guild, we've been invited to develop an event at ESports Battleground in Moreno Valley. https://esportsbattleground.com/ Aug-Sept. time frame. Lets get some ideas circulating and do our part to represent Extra Life!
  5. Looking for volunteer Guild members at E3 2017

    I believe Aaron and Shelley are part of the Just Us League of Awesome https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=33497 I'll PING Ralph, Frank, and James to see if they have set up fundraising pages yet.
  6. Marathon Day Debate 2017

    OC is still planning a public event like last year's marathon at KO Gaming Lounge. We are in the process of finding a new venue as our home base of Esports Arena is booked and KO has closed. We will keep you guys posted on any progress in case you want to partner up again this year.
  7. Guild Location Demographics

    I added myself just to let ya know I'm available to assist when possible!
  8. Where do you Hold Your Meetings?

    The OC Guild has been rotating meeting locations for quite a while now and it seems to be working well. The main reasons for rotating our meeting locations are 1) our members are spread out geographically and mixing up the venue allows meetings to be closer to home for everyone at some point in the rotation, and 2) we are scouting for a new venue to host our Game Day 24 hr marathon. This process has had a few unintended benefits as well; we've met a lot of new people and businesses that are interested in supporting the Extra Life Cause, and I feel it is helping keep Guild Members interested in attending monthly meetings. Even I get excited when we are meeting at a venue I've never been to before. Off the top of my head here are several of the places we have held meetings at over the past year: CHOC Children's Hospital http://www.choc.org/ Esports Arena https://www.esportsarena.com/ Game Master's https://www.facebook.com/GameMasterLagunaHills/ KO Gaming Lounge https://www.facebook.com/kogaminglounge/ My personal home PLAYLive Nation https://playlivenation.com/
  9. Everything FALLOUT 4!

    Thanks Battery_H! I thought I had recovered all the star cores and installed them, but could never get the elevator operational. Oh well, not a big deal I started over on a second play through on Survival difficulty. It's gonna be a looooooooong time before I get back to the DLC content again, game is brutally hard now, such a different gaming experience.
  10. ELOC July Guild Meeting

    ELOC July Guild meeting Wed. July 19th 6:30pm PlayLive Nation, Fullerton 581 North Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831 https://playlivenation.com/location/fullerton/ Join us to see what the OC Guild is up to and help plan upcoming events!
  11. July Guild Meeting

    ELOC July Guild meeting Wed. July 19th 6:30pm PlayLive Nation, Fullerton 581 North Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831 https://playlivenation.com/location/fullerton/ Join us to see what the OC Guild is up to and help plan upcoming events!
  12. E3 2017!!!!!

    E3 starts tomorrow, come say hi at the Extra Life booth in the South Hall Lobby!!!
  13. Extra Life + 16 Bit Bar and Arcade

    Hope this was a great success! Looks like a cool venue.
  14. E3 2017

    The OC Guild is partnering with the National office and the LA Guild to host a booth at E3 this year! Stop by and visit us in the South Hall Lobby if you are attending the show.
  15. Guild Feedback Survey!

    He are some of the biggest challenges I foresee as the Guild program continues to evolve: 1) Feedback for Hospitals. Getting tools/support from Hospital or National in a timely manner is an issue. We have struggled to get fliers and PR materials updated with current Extra Life numbers/data. These requests are often sent back to the requesting party to generate the needed materials themselves. Requests for info/data and questions to National go unanswered for extended periods of time. The turn-around time for printed materials from our Hospital is cumbersome and we are squandering a limited supply of SWAG incentive items to try and last through another year. As a volunteer and guild leader these issues make our jobs more difficult and "less fun". 2) Feedback for National. The Community Hub is ineffective period. I understand the goal in centralizing EL Communications, however it just hasn't worked. Our other social media accounts (Facebook, Discord) consistently reach a greater audience and elicit more interactions than the Community Hub does. EL should continue to explore other options to enhance the Community Hub and experiment with alternatives as well. 3) Key Takeaways. Expand Guild's core function? I think many Guilds (including my own) already struggle with the current core functions of Recruitment and Brand Messaging. I feel that adding additional responsibilities may dilute our effectiveness even further. 4) Guilds 2.0. New Leadership Structure? I'm not too sure it matters what their titles are or how many ways you divide the responsibilities, most Guilds will continue to struggle to fill these leadership roles. Since the inception of our Guild, most leadership posts have changed over 3-4 times. I agree that new leadership is vital for energy and new perspective, but constant turn-over doesn't send a good message and can cause confusion and attrition. My suggestion would be to develop guild leader/member retention programs. 5) Key Takeaways/Guilds 2.0. Formal internal recognition/award program? I can see this having some value in incentivizing Guild participation. However, I think it would be a shame if this took away resources that could be used elsewhere. This may look like a list of complaints, but I hope it is interpreted as objective criticism to spur positive change. I currently don't have a lot of concrete ideas on how to address these issues but I'd be happy to participate in brainstorming/planning sessions moving forward.