Hello you gorgeous Mudskippers! It’s the beginning of February which means your dedicated team is already working hard to make 2017 a HUGE success! Well, Placement started emailing us in January to get this ball rolling but I’m only just now getting around to keeping you abreast of what we’re doing. So, in case you’re wondering:

In November of 2016 we had our annual Mudskipper Retreat. This is where we download on what worked, what didn’t work, what we can do differently, and how. We value opinions and ask that you realize that many people have opinions that differ. We try new things if they make sense. If someone has a great idea that Placement scoffs at, we aren’t going to do it. If someone has a great idea that the BLM says No to, we can’t do it. We have 4 different people giving us their specific guidelines and they don’t speak to each other. It’s up to us to determine the best course of action to satisfy all of them. That’s why sometimes you have an incredible idea that we cannot execute! It’s not that we’re resistant to change. We welcome it as long as it keeps us in BM’s good graces.

Ideas from the retreat are being implemented as we speak. Some of you had a hard time signing up for shifts. This process has been completely redone. I tried it myself (numerous times) and it’s so much better and extremely user-friendly. I truly hope you all find it easy! Mostly because I don’t want to chase you for shifts you think you already signed up for. Thanks to Elderberry for listening and pulling the trigger on it so quickly!

Pretty soon we’ll be announcing Orientation calls. These are MANDATORY. After the call with Pumkin (which pretty much covers everything), you will be able to sign up for shifts and pay your dues. XOXO already sent out info on that so review his email if you have any questions.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or post in the comments. And with that, until next time, I leave you with a relevant Principle.

Communal Effort: Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote, and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Love, Captain Who