The Tower in 2009
From Tar Valon Library
- Main article: 2009 Annual Report
Tarvalon.net became incorporated. This allows for focusing more on philanthropy. The process for becoming a non-profit was begun. The Tar Valon Times moved to the Department of Community Development. The position of Shatayan was created and filled by Arisaema Draconis.Ubahsur Kindellaer took over as director of the Department of Administration.Department of Philanthropy was established as it's own department.
- Main article: 2009 Admin Meeting
The 2009 Administrative Meeting was held after JordanCon.
Several changes were made at the years Admin Meeting. Among the most significant were to create a Department of Events and Conferences, and a Department of Philanthropy. The Departments will begin to move related materials off of the forums and into Google Docs. Ubahsur Kindellaer was brought on board as a professional volunteer HR-consultant. The Administration will keep track of all that apply for high level jobs for 3 years. They will also generate affirmative action and other reports.
- Main article: 2009 Membership Survey
Nearly 300 members participated from over 20 countries. They answered questions on a range of Tower related subjects and gave detailed information on the demographics of our members
- Main article: 2009 Raisings
- Main article: 2009 Bondings
Seventeen couples were bonded
- Main article: 2009 Online Events
This was the first year for the Department of Events & Conferences. Several successful events were held this year
- Winter Europarty 2009
- Anniversary Party 2009
- Summer Europarty 2009
- Fall Ball 2009
- Dragon*Con 2009
- JordanCon 2009
- Main article: 2009 Awards
The Amyrlin's Award winners were:
- Member of the Year: Defen Estrator
- Philanthropist of the Year: Ubahsur Kindellaer
- Unsung Servant: Riley Maconnar
- Volunteer of the Year: Toral t'Simoua Delvar
Twenty four Member's Choice Awards were also given out
- Main article: Administrative and Staff Positions in 2009
In addition to the changes noted above, there were several other major changes in staffing.