At this time I would like to express my gratitude to several gentles, including to Their Majesties Kenric and Avelina, who have granted my request for one final year in office as Tyger Clerk of the Signet. It has been a wonderful experience working with each of you, the Crown, and the Kingdom of the East, and I look forward to continuing to serve through 2014.
I would also like to take a moment to thank everyone who applied for the positions of the two Tir Mara Deputies for my office, and for the position of Northern Region deputy. I am especially happy to see so much interest shown in volunteering to help with the organizational needs behind the scenes of the East Kingdom College of Scribes, and after weighing the many good qualities in each candidate, I am pleased to announce that Lady Ro Honig con Sommerfeldt will be joining the Signet Office staff as our Northern Region Deputy, and Baroness Shadiyah al-Zahra will also be joining the staff in the new role of Western Tir Mara Deputy.
Applications are still being considered for the position of Eastern Tir Mara deputy; I have extended the deadline for applications for this position until November 30, 2013. Details for the duties of this position may be found on the Signet Office webpage, at http://signet.eastkingdom.org/wp/2013/09/01/job-openings-northern-region-and-tir-mara-east-tir-mara-west-deputies/.
Last but certainly not least, I owe a huge thanks to the current Signet Office staff. Eva, Eleanor C., Tom, Plunder, and Lada have all worked together seamlessly behind the scenes, through covering for me during two long power outages on my end due to storms, to welcoming many new scribes, to helping coordinate the delivery of completed backlog scrolls, assisting with logging in tracking data on scrolls, and much much more over these last few years. Without their tireless work, the duties of Signet would be much more difficult, and while Eva and Tom in particular will be stepping down from their positions as of 12th Night to a much deserved break from their work for us, the shoes they leave behind will be big ones to fill. At this time I am looking for someone who may wish to carry the torch forward as Backlog Deputy.
Details of this job opening can be found on the Signet Office website (http://signet.eastkingdom.org/wp/2013/10/13/job-opening-backlog-deputy/), and applications will be accepted by October 30, 2013, with a decision to be announced on October 31, 2013.
Yours in Grateful Service,