Category: Official Information

CALL FOR SPONSORS, 2012 SEASON 2

With a new season comes the new push for sponsorships for the 2012 season 2 schedule. It takes money to put on fun events for everyone, and sponsorships are the way the SLSA can put on an entire season. Not to mention, a great way for your businesses to get exposure and potential new customers while supporting our organization. And you may be surprised at how inexpensive sponsorship in the SLSA can be!

If you are interested, please contact Bobbi Laval or Imzadi Amaterasu for further details.

Announcing 2012 Season 2 Schedule. New Venues and Waves to Surf!

The SLSA happily announces the 2012 Season 2 schedule, with three new venues hosting events: Carpe Diem/Barton Springs (August), Asylum Break (October) and Cape Marina (December).

This will be the first season where a Mesh wave will be used in SLSA competition. Other new waves to the SLSA competition schedule are the Nalu and the HP Jaws.

In addition to the new venues, the SLSA will return to Tsunami Beach in September for the first time since its rebirth, and rounds out with the traditional Fluffy comp at Chi in November.

Dates for the season’s competitions can be found in the Forums under 2012 Season 2 Fixtures. We hope to see you there, either surfing or watching!

Call For Candidates, June 1st 2012 General Elections

As per the SLSA Constitution, we will be having a General Election to fill 3 Board of Director positions. The election is scheduled to be held on June 1st, 2012. Exiting Directors are Sally LaSalle, Giavannamarie Melody and Maldrul Morris.

If you would like to help keep your SLSA running, please consider standing for election as an SLSA director. As with all Director positions, the term duration will be 6 months, in these cases from June 1st, 2012 until November 30th, 2012. Applications should be turned in between May 12th and May 19th.

If you wish to stand as a director, please create a note-card (IM’s cannot be accepted) in-world, stating:
your name, your willingness and ability to serve a full term, any affiliations of team, product or sim ownership, and a paragraph or two outlining your background, and your vision for the SLSA.

Send the note-card to all of the current sitting directors; Giavannamarie Melody, Sally LaSalle, Imzadi Amaterasu, Maldrul Morris and Revlon Benoir.

Director Eligibility is outlined in the SLSA constitution Section II.B. and can be viewed in the forum at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1409 or on our web site at

http://surfslsa.org/main/?page_id=360

(won’t require a file download).

Good luck and thank you for supporting YOUR association.

SLSA Sponsor New Additional Benefits

This Season SLSA Sponsors will be given a new benefit for the continued and generous support that allows us to keep running fun and successful competitions.

The SLSA is pleased to announce that SLSA Sponsors will now be able to direct market to the entire (900 plus) SLSA group a number of times per month, based on their level of sponsorship as follows.

  • Gold Sponsors twice per month
  • Silver Sponsors once per month
  • Bronze Sponsors once every 2 months

 

Messages will be submitted to the Sponsor Manager, who will then send them to the group using the SLSA’s Postmaster Messaging Gadget. Messages can include a notecard, landmark, object, texture or any combination of these. The Postmaster system sends messages when people are online to ensure delivery, and each Sponsor Message will be queued for 24 hours, to target members coming on line, after 24 hours, the remaining unsent messages will be sent as offline messages.
Because the messages will be sent via the SLSA Sponsor Messaging system, members may choose to opt out of receiving messages, however, we would encourage all members to take the time to support our generous sponsors.
Messages will also be posted to the SLSA Facebook page and tweeted through the two SLSA Twitter Channels.

 

SLSA New Individual and Team Sponsorship levels

The SLSA is pleased to announce a stream of sponsorship for Individuals and Teams.
In addition to our existing commercial sponsorship levels, Individuals and Teams will be able to sponsor the SLSA season, with the new “SLSA Booster” program. The revenue from his stream of will be pooled, divided and donated evenly to the 5 surf venues that so generously, provide a place for all of us to enjoy surfing competition at their expense.
The Individuals SLSA Booster Program will have 3 levels of Individual sponsorship

  • Diamond 6000L per season, Diamond Dog tag, Name on Diamond Rotating Sponsor Panel on the Sim and on the Competition Stands
  • Ruby 3000L per season, Ruby Dog tag, Name on Ruby Rotating Sponsor Panel on the Sim and on the Competition Stands
  • Emerald 1000L per season, Emerald Dog tag, Name on Emerald Rotating Sponsor Panel on the Sim and on the Competition Stands

Individuals will also receive a special recognition Tag in the SLSA Group.

Team Boosters are for Surf Teams they will be set at 5000L per Season and will have the Team Flag fly over the Spectators stands for the season. Also a plaque of recognition given for in the teams Clubhouse.

SLSA Surfing Home Beach Solace Dreams

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2011 SLSA Season 2 Ceremony and Awards

On Saturday, January 7 2012 at 11am SLT at Solace Beach the SL Surfing Association will hold the Season 2 2011 Ceremony.

The event will include introduction of the season top 10 surfers, top 3 teams, special awards winners, Angel Award and Sportsmanship Award winners as well as introduction of the new SLSA Hall of Fame members.

Four of the awards to be handed at the ceremony must yet to be voted by the SLSA members. If you wish to submit your vote in the awards survey, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KD3XZP9.

New SLSA home

Why? Because it’s a great opportunity!

1. Surfing events will be advertised to the community of over 6000 people community
2. SLSA events will also be placed on notice boards throughout the estate
3. Sim is placed next to the hub of the estate
4. The sims surrounding the new Sim have a beach and coastal resort theme, and will blend naturally and seamlessly with the SLSA sim
5. SLSA officials and managers will have management rights to a parcel on the adjacent full sim, that will be used for our events and rezzing spectator stands etc.

The change will be made without any additional cost for the SLSA. We will also continue to pay exactly the same low cost for the sim as we have been paying so far.

SLURL for the sim: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Solace%20Dreams/117/26/22 (please note, the sim is currently work in progress)

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What is the reason for this move right now?
The directors are taking proactive measures, to address some of the major concerns of the SLSA members, namely taking measures to improve membership and competition participation. Access to a large vibrant community provides an opportunity to do this in a mutually beneficial partnership.

So is this sim going to impact existing and future surf sims?
One of the primary missions for this sim, is to act as a hub, an information center, that can independently direct surfers to other surfing facilities within SL, the SLSA remains committed to spreading the word about surf sims to all its members. In addition, the more active members we have, the more visits each of the surf sims can expect.

Will Members be able to rez there?
Yes, the SLSA members will be able to rez anywhere on the sim. Designated builders within the group, will manage the facilities and will return stray prims on a regular schedule. Thanks to such solution, the SLSA members will have a far greater sense of ownership and benefit from this asset that we all help to pay for. This will be a sim that all members can fully use and enjoy.

What happens to Archipelago our current sim?
Archipelago will be turned back over to its owner. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the owner for their generous hosting of the SLSA over the past two years, we wish them very much the best for the future.

It’s a celebration! It’s a mini comp! It’s a raffle!


When: December 12, 2011 12pm (noon) till 4pm SLT
Where: Party on James Isle, surfing on Archipelago
What:
It’s a fundraiser for Archipelago and a celebration of all December birthdays and rezdays.

We will be having a mini comp. The mini comp will be a SSI board of choice on Archi. The waves are already set up if you wish to check them out. There is a limit to 15 surfers so sign up early. If you wish to surf Contact Sunrize Mornington by midnight slt December 11, first come first serve! Trophies for the top 3 surfers. WE ALSO NEED 3 VOLUNTEER JUDGES FOR THE EVENT. This is a good way for new judges to get in some practice before next season!

Maldrul Morris has kindly donated his time to rock us as our DJ. Be sure to hit him up for a request.
There is also going to be several items we are raffling off on raffle boards.