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After three great years of working with the group, I need to take some time away from reefing. I want to thank each and every person who has taken the time to make this club and our communities a better place to be.

There are many fond memories of times spent working with folks, setting up new systems, taking down old ones, planning and executing ridiculous plumbing concepts, and carting gigantic tanks down staircases. We had some great events, learned a lot, and had a fun time doing it.

I will probably never forget having near 80 people in my little apartment, almost getting evicted, visiting Steve's house and seeing people walk all around his home carrying plates full of BBQ sauce laden meat, of quick trips to the shops that turned into day long stops when I ran into folks I hadn't seen in years... I also am thankful for the friends that I have made that have grown outside of the hobby, people that I enjoy spending time with and sharing stories with, no matter what the topic... it has truly been great.

Thank you so much to a group that has been understanding and eager, who followed us haphazardly into the unknown, as we grew, experimented, and succeeded. Your inquisitiveness, eagerness to try something new, and wonder for what the hobby can hold for us made every step of the way worth while.

I leave you in the very capable hands of the Board of Directors, and thank Jay (Chief) for stepping up in my absence to keep things going. I know that plans are already in effect to make the transition as smooth and painless as possible, and as it has long been my dream, with new leadership will come new direction, new opportunity, and a future unknown and exciting.

As I took the torch from Fred what seems like only yesterday, it is time to move on, and I hope everyone a wonderful journey.


Thanks to all the great friends I have made along the way.

Take care, all of you. You have made this one of the most rewarding projects I have ever undertaken.

Regards.

Ryan
 

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We have lost a lot of our areas long standing members lately... bummer to see you go too. You still gonna hang out on the boards with us? Hope everything works out for you.
 

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Nemo's Chamber Boy
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Not leaving the boards, just the club, I will be around.
 

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We have lost a lot of our areas long standing members lately... bummer to see you go too. You still gonna hang out on the boards with us? Hope everything works out for you.
Indeed.... something smells fishy..... :funny: No but I do wonder why members are leaving up and out of the blue.
 

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Krux, you're a huge asset to the local reefing community. Goodbye is not right though....you're still here! :p Needless to say though, thanks for all you have done.

In regards to the thinning of 'official' club memborships.....I suspect it's just a sign of the times....technology and the interweb does an amazing job of efficiently keeping hobby communities easily informed and in touch and sharing ideas.....essentially taking the place of real-world logistics i think.

Nowadays, community management is as easy as having this forum, or a tribe.net group, etc.....it's just an evolution of the tools and methods used to help a communities thrive...and the internet has made it that much simpler i think.

The club as a local reef community exists, regardless...regardless of the existence of a 'charter', or 'board of directors', or 'officers'....those things seem a bit unnecessary in the face of community-building technologies.....trt.com and tribe.net and meetup.com...these tools perhapse begin to negate the need for more traditional grouping frameworks. just a thought....along the lines of 'its not the end, just the beginning' :p
 
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