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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Jan 2012 2:55 p.m. PST

Have you ever served as president, vice-president, or in some other office with a miniature wargaming club?

Angel Barracks Inactive Member11 Jan 2012 2:56 p.m. PST

Nope.
Not sure I would want to either.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 2:58 p.m. PST

Yes. Several times.

Yesthatphil11 Jan 2012 3:00 p.m. PST

Just retired but still helping in a humble capcity (or two)

Phil Steele
Society of Ancients
soa.org.uk

myxemail Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 3:02 p.m. PST

yep

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 3:05 p.m. PST

Long time ago. HMGS PSW too.

Major Mike11 Jan 2012 3:16 p.m. PST

Yes, often in various capacities.

Dynaman878911 Jan 2012 3:24 p.m. PST

No

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 3:27 p.m. PST

Yup.
Current president.
beer

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 3:28 p.m. PST

no real club. I think there is one semi-officailly, but it never meets.

The Dread Pirate GeorgeD11 Jan 2012 3:36 p.m. PST

I did serve as VP for a few terms, in our local club about 11 years ago.

Cheers.
GeorgeD

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 3:37 p.m. PST

No.

timlillig Fezian11 Jan 2012 3:42 p.m. PST

My club does not have a formal organization.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 3:46 p.m. PST

What's all that? I thought we were an anarcho-syndicalist commune…

Eric

vojvoda Inactive Member11 Jan 2012 3:47 p.m. PST

Does board of directors count?
VR
James Mattes

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 3:51 p.m. PST

Oh…miniature wargaming club…

Nope…

have served with other clubs/groups/organizations…

SCV, NAR, My CW unit, etc…

Personal logo Bob in Edmonton Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 4:00 p.m. PST

No formal organization. I'm de facto treasurer (i.e., I have the mason jar) and someone else is presently the key master. Still need a bottle washer--apply within.

Shedman Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 4:24 p.m. PST

I was unanimously voted El Presidente for life by my Solo Wargamers club

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 4:25 p.m. PST

Our club, the Pennsylvania Wargamers Militia
link
resolutely refuses to have "officers".
We bolted from a club whose officers elected the BOD, and whose BOD selected the officers. Neat, huh? That's why we defenestrated the blackguards.

I am The Guy in whose basement most of the games are played, and who fills in the calendar in our Yahoo group.
In return the other members leave pretzels, soda and beer chez moi. It's not in the Constitution, since we don't have one.

114th Pennsylvania11 Jan 2012 4:58 p.m. PST

Yes- Part of a current ruling Junita. Also belong to other clubs that do not have officers.

Calico Bill11 Jan 2012 5:26 p.m. PST

Yes.

kyoteblue Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 6:10 p.m. PST

Long ago and not so far away.

000 Triple Aught Inactive Member11 Jan 2012 6:32 p.m. PST

Yep. Founder/President for many years. Great time. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Club is disbanded now, but those were great years we all had together. I really miss it.

Rassilon Inactive Member11 Jan 2012 6:38 p.m. PST

Yes.

Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 6:57 p.m. PST

No. My club is informal.

brass1 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 7:36 p.m. PST

There is insufficient money on the planet.

LT

epturner Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 8:13 p.m. PST

John;
I noticed the beer I left the first time was consumed without incident. May I also assume that the denizens of Chez OFM are not adverse to bottled beer vice tinned beer?

Eric

Derek H11 Jan 2012 10:36 p.m. PST

For my sins. On several occasions.

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2012 10:42 p.m. PST

Treasurer for two terms in the local club. Long ago now. The treasurer before me absconded with the club funds and we were broke. No one wanted the job, so I took it; seemed they trusted me.

Phil Dutre11 Jan 2012 11:53 p.m. PST

Officers?

There are guys who do the work, and there are those who don't -- in ever-changing configurations depending on personal and other real-world concerns. No need to call them presidents, officers, handing out medals, or whatever.

Then, we are a club of <10 people.

I imagine once you reach 20 people or so, and/or have seperate financial responsabilities (e.g. organizing an event), some structure is needed.

But as long as its a bunch guys gathering each week to play some games, who needs a structure?

Sane Max12 Jan 2012 1:41 a.m. PST

Yes, was Treasurer and currently Chairman. Chairman does no work except chair the 4 Meetings and the AGM, a piece of cake. Treasurer is a real PITA though.

Pat

Personal logo Black Hat Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2012 1:56 a.m. PST

No

Guildford Wargames Club has no officers and no committee – that is one big point in its favour..

Mike

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member12 Jan 2012 2:02 a.m. PST

I hit an officer at a club if that counts.

GUNBOAT12 Jan 2012 2:38 a.m. PST

On the committee of W A R for 32 years as Secretary then Treasurer did not stand last year and now get to wargame on club nighs

Personal logo Jamesonsafari Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2012 3:41 a.m. PST

I am El Supremo. But then it's my basement…

We aren't a formal club as such.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2012 3:50 a.m. PST

Previously and, once again, on the Board of Directors of HMGS-South. Yes, my sanity is in question.

Yesthatphil12 Jan 2012 3:57 a.m. PST

> Officers?

> There are guys who do the work, and there are those who don't -- in ever-changing configurations depending on personal and other real-world concerns. No need to call them presidents, officers, handing out medals, or whatever.
(Phil Dutre)

Depends on the Constitution of your club, its size and legal status, Phil (if it has a bank account, you'll probably need to call the organisers something 'officer' is a standard banking concept in the UK and have some sort of rules) …

As one who has 'done the work' as much as 20 hours a week for the last 25 years, obviously I didn't sign up in order to get some puffed-up title, but to help.

Fortnately, I'm also part of a local group of wargamers small enough not to need any structure at all. I think most wargamers appreciate minimal structure and I doubt there are many officers out there who just revel in unwarranted titles. Who'd want that anyway?

Knowing what it take to run bigger clubs, put on shows and events etc. I, for one, appreciate the efforts of wargaming's legion of volunteers and local organisers and know how many would happily do it anonymously were that a practical or even legal option …

Phil

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2012 4:07 a.m. PST

Yes, way back when our group had elections, officers,
etc., maybe late 70's/early 80's.

We discarded that mode and are merely unorganized
rabble with a common focus these days…

hetzer12 Jan 2012 4:27 a.m. PST

Yes. VP two years and Pres. for two years. It was the same 20% of our memebers doing 80% of the work. We lost our meeting place and now are just a loose confederation.

Bob Hume12 Jan 2012 4:33 a.m. PST

Yes, I was known as and had a business card stating "President, Big Da Da, Emperor for Life" of the KRP Gaming Society. I'd tell ya what KRP means but then I'd have to kill ya. Pssst! It means knights of the round pizza, but you didn't hear it from me.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Jan 2012 4:50 a.m. PST

Treasurer for one club for a short time, did the layout for Slingshot for 5 years (if that counts) but mostly prefer small and informal.

Have ended up as treasurer of too many societies in the past and didn't really want to do that for my hobby too.

In clubs where there is an ethos of 'doing your bit' it can be hard but rewarding but it is a step on the road to nowhere if you have a lot who do nothing but game and moan.

Unrepentant Werewolf at work Inactive Member12 Jan 2012 6:52 a.m. PST

Did it for a good few years,the phrase "Herding cats" comes to mind. Got sick of whining from those who did nothing but take, now I'm just a normal member of the club and someone else gets the headaches.

Altius Inactive Member12 Jan 2012 7:35 a.m. PST

I'm currently in charge of killing campaigns.

The G Dog Fezian12 Jan 2012 8:00 a.m. PST

Yes, several roles for several groups in the past. It ended due to issues similar to those cited by Unrepentant Werewolf at Work.

Broadsword12 Jan 2012 10:32 a.m. PST

No formal organization, though I have taken it upon myself to be the primary subversive element by running space fleet and giant robot games at the club.

Al | ravenfeastsmeadhall.blogspot.com

Omemin Inactive Member12 Jan 2012 11:47 a.m. PST

Officers??!! We don't need no stinkin' officers!!

Actually, this is the third game group I've started, and I always end up doing the newsletters and running a lot of the games. I don't mind, and the players appreciate it.

Personal logo Grand Duke Natokina Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2012 11:50 a.m. PST

We are a pretty loose knit bunch of guys. We don't have any real officers. Altho Larry and I have been staging most of the games lately.

Personal logo BAMeyer Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2012 12:02 p.m. PST

Treasurer NHMGS for many years

TodCreasey Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2012 1:46 p.m. PST

Secretary General of our (40 odd member) club

TamsinP Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2012 3:17 a.m. PST

The nearest the club I go to (Central London Wargames Club) has to officers are a couple of members who volunteer to be contact points for enquiries.

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