The Tower in 2010
From Tar Valon Library
- Main article: 2010 Annual Report
Padraigin al'Teirik of the Blue Ajah passed away July 5, 2010. A major event was the corruption of the material on our server and the resulting quick move to our long planned new forums. There is now only one log-in for the main site and forums. The community now utilizes Drupal and phpbb3 The merit system was introduced to recognize those that go above and beyond. The Department of Research no longer has a private forum, but rather there will be a public forum called Librarian's Desk. After receiving a reply from the IRS the focus changed to becoming a 501(c)7 versus 501(c)3. After trying to open up the Guilds to all membership it was decided that it the Guilds would be closed and in their place a series of Discussion Forums would be formed. The Current Events forum was changed to view only. Written permission must be acquired in order to post. Tags in the post's subject is now utilized in this forum.
- Main article: 2010 Admin Meeting
- Main article: 2010 Membership Survey
A membership survey was undertaken to gain information on the demographics of our members and for them to share their thoughts on every aspect of the community, technology and events that make up the experience at TarValon.Net
It was decided not to perform a membership clean up. Members for the Hall are now selected by Senior Members versus the Administration. Senior Members who have gone through the guesting process may now demote if they choose. Junior Members may no longer be sent for punishment by Senior Members. The exception is the Jr. Member's Membership Admin.
- Main article: 2010 Raisings
Forty people were raised to Senior Member status. This included twenty seven Aes Sedai and thirteen Gaidin. Blue was the most popular Ajah this year, with ten people joining, followed by Green with seven, and Mahdi'in d'ma Dieb and Val'Cueran the most popular companies, with four new members each, followed by Dai M'Hael with three.
- Main article: 2010 Bondings
Twenty couples bonded during this year, with four bonds being dissolved and two bonds ending due to retirement from the site. Blue was the most popular Ajah to bond into, with nine of the Blue Aes Sedai bonding, and Mahdi'in d'ma Dieb the most popular company, with six Aes Sedai bonding into it, followed by Dai M'Hael and San d'ma Shadar with five each.
- Main article: 2010 Online Events
At the Admin Meeting it was decided that only service animals may be allowed at events.
- Summer Europarty 2010
- Winter Europarty 2010
- Anniversary Party 2010
- Fall Ball 2010
- JordanCon 2010
- Dragon*Con 2010
- Main article: 2010 Awards
The Amyrlin's Award winners
- Member of the Year - Serinia Edoras
- Philanthropists of the Year - Deoan Kakarot and Tian el'Nvidia
- Unsung Servant - Tree al'Rotture
- Volunteer of the Year - Alyria Savoinya
There were also thirty three Members' Choice Awards
- Main article: Administrative and Staff Positions in 2010
The biggest change was the retirement of Eleyan al'Landerin as Amyrlin. There was a change in the board as Riley replaced Arisaema. There was also a change in the executive, as Meilen joined to head the new Department of Marketing. Leora Oldessroth became the new Keeper. The position of Online Events Graphics Coordinator was created. The Hall's purpose was broadened to include more aspects relating to philanthropy.