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  1. Ah, you guys bring up a good point. I didn't even realize we were moving so quickly through Lent! Tuesday is tight for me, so I'd prefer the following Sunday, if possible. Otherwise, if the consensus is Tuesday, I have no issue at all having the meeting then; I may just be a bit late. What are the thoughts of everyone else? Also, Ana, do you have a preference for either day since we'll be using the hospital for our meeting space? Thanks, all! Ryan
  2. Hi, all, I just wanted to let you know that the meeting scheduled for this Sunday, 3/19, has been cancelled. We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time and place (CHW) on the third Sunday of April, 4/16/17. Please come to the meeting with any guests you can bring, any events that you know coming up (just got an email about Symphony of the Goddesses returning in December), and any other thoughts, suggestions and ideas that you have for us! I'll also be providing an update at that time about my conversations with Gordon from The Board Game Barrister and any opportunities that come from that as far as recruitment possibilities and partnerships go. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all, I'm always available here on the forum, at, or via my cell at 920.242.8457. Thanks!! Ryan
  3. Hi, all, This is going to be a relatively brief post; I have a few ideas/notes from our last meeting that I want to share for topics of discussion for this week's meeting, and I also wanted to toss out the idea of getting some help from someone in regard to note taking/posting. There is a Secretary position within the guild, but if you don't want the official position, I'd gladly take a volunteer to help get minutes/notes posted up here in a timely manner. On top of work and my other duties, I've been finding it tough to get my notes fleshed out and posted, so if anyone wants to volunteer to help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. That being said, here are a few topics to think about for discussion this weekend: We discussed organizing guild "team building" nights outside of our monthly meetings. Some thoughts were trying to get a guild DnD game together, meeting up at a local watering hole/restaurant for food and drinks, board game nights, and things of that manner so that we can all take some time to get to know each other outside of our meetings and events that we volunteer at. I'm going to reach out the guy that runs Board Game Barrister and see if we can't get some space at Friday Night Magic or some of their other weekly events so that we can spread word about Extra Life and the guild. Since there's also a Board Game Day, I figured it would be a good way to expand our reach and recruit new members. Any other ideas from the guild are more than welcomed, here or at the meeting. We also talked about the fact that National is looking to expand their Stream Team, especially since some of the newer streamers have been flaky at best. If any of you want to stream, or know other people that do, and want to help support Extra Life, please let us know and we'll get you in touch with the right people to make this happen. I'm getting a new headset along with the PSVR bundle I ordered (can't wait!!), so I'm going to try to get a weekly stream block in myself over some weekend hours. Please feel free to let me know if you're interested; we'd love to have you! We had also lightly touched on the idea of creating a Facebook messenger group to get the word out beyond the forums and emails, but I don't want people to feel like they're getting spammed with messages, or to feel uncomfortable getting messages to your personal accounts. Discussion on this is welcomed, too. Please come to the meeting this weekend with ideas on the above and anything else you'd like to discuss. If you can't make it in person but would like to take part via Google Hangout, please let me know that, too. I always have my Surface at meetings, and I can definitely get a room started for you to appear virtually. And, please, bring friends if you can! See you Sunday at 6! Ryan 920.242.8457
  4. Just wanted to get an update out on this to everyone. I haven't heard back from anyone with any interest or availability to help with or stream from this event, but in the event anyone's weekend frees up on the 25th or 26th, I will be there Saturday for sure. It'd be great to have someone to talk to and recruit with, as it's really gracious of MWL to offer us the space to spread the work about Extra Life and what we do for the kids. If anyone can make it either Saturday or Sunday, or even both days, please let me know either in this discussion or via email at You can also get me on my cell at 920.242.8457. Thanks!
  5. Hi, everyone, I want to apologize for the late post on this, but our next guild meeting is set for Sunday, February 19th, at 6:00pm in the Founder's room at CHW Corporate Center (the same place we've been meeting at the hospital). Once I'm back home from work later this evening I'll get a post up with our meeting notes from January. We're looking at meeting the third Sunday of each month at 6:00pm in order to keep it easy for members to remember as far as scheduling and planning goes. This will be expanded upon in my post later this evening, but having not gotten a chance to post before this, I wanted to get the next meeting date and time out there as soon as possible. Hope to see you all Sunday the 19th!
  6. Hi, all, Alex just checked in with me on this again this morning. I haven't heard any feedback from anyone in terms of interest, so I'm going to bring this up at our meeting on Sunday, too. It would be great if we could some people willing and able to participate, especially those who are streamers and would like to get their names out in support of Extra Life. Think about it and let me know as soon as possible if you'd like to attend. You can get me here on the forums or at Thanks!!
  7. Sounds great; hope to see you then, Brian!
  8. Hi, all, Just wanted to get a thread on the next meeting up ASAP. There is no longer a meeting this Sunday, 1/15; instead, we've rescheduled it for Sunday, 1/29 at 6:00pm at CHW. If any of you have ideas for what you'd like to discuss at the meeting, please feel free to drop them in the comments here so that we can all think on them before the meeting. Some of the areas of emphasis I have for the year are guild recruitment/expansion, and trying to figure out how we can get more people willing and able to volunteer at events with us so that the same 4 people aren't always pulling weekend-long duty and burning themselves out. I know that's why we've lost participation from members in the past, so I'd like to avoid that going into the future. I'd also like to pick everyone's brains about guild events outside of our monthly hospital meetings. I know I'd like a chance to get to know everyone a little bit better outside of our regular meetings, so how would you guys feel about something like a game night or even just dinner and a beer somewhere? Just a thought. Like I said, please drop any comments/ideas below, and please be sure to RSVP to either Ana ( or to me here on the forum or at See you at the end of the month, and please bring guests! Let's get our recruitment rolling to ring in the new year! Ryan
  9. Thanks for the heads-up, Ana! I think that's a good Sunday to pick. There's no football that week for us sports fans that would like to see the rest of the playoffs and the Super Bowl (Go Pack, Go!). I'll get a separate post about the new meeting date and time up here in the forums shortly. I want to be better about broadcasting messages here, too, in case there are people that want to attend but haven't gotten either of us their email addresses. Thanks again! Ryan
  10. I also just remembered that those of you who weren't on Ana's email wouldn't have the date or the time for the meeting. Right now, we're tentatively planning on meeting at CHW at 6:00 pm this Sunday, 1/15.
  11. Good morning, Guild! In anticipation for our meeting this weekend, I wanted to get out some communication that I've had with Alex from Midwest LAN. I received the following from him via email: I just wanted to touch base regarding the upcoming MWL event. We are looking to do a 24/7 livestream at the event for Extra Life. We're working on coordinating with some streamers already (and local companies) to bring all this together. Do you have anyone in the guild who wants to be involved? It would be great to have you guys join us again. I think this would be a great opportunity for us to raise some extra money for CHW outside of Game Day, and I think it's a great tool for recruiting to Extra Life and (hopefully) to our guild. As I've mentioned to Ana and a few others, one of my main goals for 2017 is to increase guild membership and, by extension, volunteer participation. I want to be able to get a base of guild members that are able to volunteer a small chunk of time during weekend events instead of the same 3 or 4 members constantly giving up their entire weekends for volunteering (unless, of course, you want to. We'll take all of the help we can get!). I know that people have families, work, and lives away from Extra Life, but I'd really like to see an expansion in terms of the number of total guild members, as well as those who volunteer with us. If you can give up even 3-4 hours over the course of a weekend, that adds up to far more than you realize. Anyway, the dates for MWL are, according to Alex: We do have a date locked in. February 24-26 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton (same location as last time). We'd love to have you guys come in and be one of the main parts of the live stream and/or do a few setups again like you did last time. If you wanted, you could even set up a lounge type area if you had the spare furniture/ability to transport it (sadly we do not at the moment). If you can commit before the meeting, please just let me know in the comments section below. Speaking of the meeting, the Packers had a HUGE win last night and are now playing at 3:40 on Sunday, and I believe Ana had tentatively planned for us to meet at 6, which will be during the middle to the end of the game. If more people want to try and reschedule so that they can see the game, I'm more than willing to be flexible with both the time and the date, but we won't know unless we hear from you, at which point I'll speak with Ana and make an executive decision. Just wanted to give everyone ample opportunity to say whether or not they want to see the game. I'll ask Ana to send out an email, too, since I don't have everyone's email addresses yet. Talk to you all soon! Ryan
  12. Hey, all. Can those of you interested in a Google hangout tonight post your email addresses here for me? I'll the hangout to you via those addresses once I have it started. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I will bring my Surface and we could do a Google hangout for everyone that's not able to physically be there tomorrow. The screen isn't huge, obviously, but it could get the job done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Any input from anyone regarding the 18th? I'm out of town for a wedding on the 17th but will make sure I'm back in time for an afternoon meeting on the 18th if that fits everyone else's schedule. Just want to know in regards to hotel plans and the like. Thanks!
  15. Could we do an afternoon meeting on the 18th? Then you wouldn't need to miss it, Greg. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk