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This won't mean a lot to many of you but there are a few people on my friends list who either played - or still play - Camarilla games around the globe.

I received a phone call off Andy Connell (UK NC) yesterday and from omentide today to let me know that I have been awarded a Global Trustee for services rendered to the society over the last 12 years. Admittedly over the last few my involvement has been pretty scarce (to non-existent) but I am chuffed to have been awarded it. Thank you Camarilla! :D

I actually explained it to someone today as 'a kind of OBE for the World of Darkness'.

So anyway, I'm getting a nice Certificate and can go and join the other Antediluvians now.

(Anyone know if I can put initial after my name now? Or if you have to refer to me in a special way???)

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vilenspotens
May. 22nd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
You are now Angus Abranon C.R.A.P.

Cheese by Royal Andy's Position.


*grins evilly*
angusabranson
May. 22nd, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
I'd rather be Angus Abranson C.R.A.P - I like having that 's' in my surname :p

From what I gather the Global Trustee position is granted by the Global Board of Directors/Steering Committee/whatever they might be called these days?

I remember when I was on the old pre-WW BoD that we discussed some candidates (we even appointed Torley at the time whilst under the influence of some weird mind-altering drugs that made it seem like a good idea...!).
vilenspotens
May. 22nd, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Always the best time for such appointments.

Does it give you a warm glow to think they may have done the same for you?

I do wonder what made you stay as long as you did, and go as high as you did. I do like the cam, I do enjoy everything I get from it, and when I was RST I was glad to be in the position and give something back. I am still proud to have had the first Antidiluvian arrival at the regional I ran.

I am also damn grateful I never went any higher after the stress that went with it. What kept you there?
kostika
May. 22nd, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Some of us are just nuts and get talked into doing higher than regional positions :o)
angusabranson
May. 26th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
I think the main thing that kept me there was the belief and desire that the society had so much potential and I wanted to try and help it achieve it.

The Camarilla brings enjoyment to alot of people and seeing people get animated - and enjoying themselves - was a major part of my enjoyment and drive to carry on pushing further.

I got involved in the International side of things because I thought teh society was screwing it up and I kept shouting at relevant people telling them that they should be doing 'this or that' until they called my bluff and made me the Director of International Development and told me to go and do it :p

To be honest I was always a bit of a bugbear in the Cam to those above me. I was actually blacklisted for ages by one of the UK NC's because I was too outspoken (never stopped me though) and I also got on the wrong side of pretty much the entire BoD when I was on it because of opposing views which eventually led me to quit it (only to be invited back three months later by WW after they'd sacked everyone and started running the society themselves - for the full story get me out one evening and buy me a few pints! :p)

So it was the belief and desire to see The Camarilla fulfil it's potential combined with the knowledge that in some small way I was helping a lot of people enjoy themselves.

I think my favourite jobs in the soc were as the Internaional Development Officer and also when I was a London AST.
eruditorum
May. 27th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
You know you're doing something right...
when you're pissing the off the BoD ;-)

Ahh, I remember someone who shall not be named accusing Shelley of being a communist. Has the cam internationalised or is it still globalising?
angusabranson
May. 27th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: You know you're doing something right...
Some of their views and ideas just really annoyed me and I felt were counter-productive not only to the International society but to the society itself.

Needless to say I was at all surprised when they all got sacked.
angusabranson
May. 27th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
Re: You know you're doing something right...
**Has the cam internationalised or is it still globalising?**

No idea. I've not been involved with the Cam properly for several years now.
vilenspotens
May. 27th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
*grins*
I think it'important that there is always someone there to give them all hassle, everyone needs the wake up slap with a wet kipper occasionally.

Seems you' been awarded apropriately for all you've done. Congrats man.
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angusabranson
May. 26th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
You may hear a bit more from me I guess. Although I have too many things on outside of the Cam to get involved again. The Cam is something that I can't do passively though. If I start playing/interacting I'll see things that I think could be done better/differently and I'll start doing things and helping out and before you know it I'll be Club Director! Well maybe not, but that way leads madness in anycase... :p
dan_g
May. 23rd, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Does this mean that ALL the younger players want to diablerise you now? :)

Nice one mate, I remember some of the hassle you guys went through when coordinating the London and Home Counties merging games, and some of the crap we must have put you through.

You earned it!
davywavy
May. 23rd, 2006 09:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, they made me a life member too. I reckon they just want us back.
riksowden
May. 23rd, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
I'm sure its OBN you put after the name ;)

Congrats dude, very cool :)
ua_meruti
May. 23rd, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
And bloody well deserved too.

Of course I believe that every member that's been lurking on at least the periphery of the soc since '94 should get lifetime memberships and MC15... :D
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