Archive for January, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Relief Appeal

The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0  earthquake centred approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, striking at about 5pm  local time (21:53:10 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. The International Red Cross estimated that about three million people were affected by the quake, and the Haitian Interior Minister believes that up to 200,000 have died as a result of the disaster, exceeding earlier Red Cross estimates of 45,000–50,000. This is a human tragedy of unimaginable proportions, if you can, please send some funds to assist with relief efforts.  Please check the URL carefully on any sites you donate.

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

Let us know what you think.

We want to know, really! Check out the 2010 Members Survey and let us know your opinions on some of the important and upcoming issues the SLSA is facing! Click here for the survey.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

We’re accepting applications for venues for the first season of 2010. If you think your sim is the awesomest thing since sliced bread and should be used fill out the survey!

The Survey!

Mele Kalikimaka!

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Season's Greetings from the Directors!

The SLSA and Surfwatch threw a joint fundraiser at the SLSA sim just after Christmas.  The party was a rousing success with plenty of presents for all, holiday trivia, and music of course.  The board thanks Ashleigh Dickins for DJing, Tauri Tigerpaw and Kitzie Lane for both providing live entertainment!  All tips benefitting the SLSA!  Additionally a mini-comp was held after the last performance and a group of  surfers battled it out on the waves, with Wilfrid Decuir taking home first, Bobbi Laval and Velvetori Twine taking second and third respectively.  They took home little trophies of SantaAbel!  Congratulations surfers!

The winners and Santa!

The winners and Santa!

2009 Season 2 End of Season Awards and Stats!

First of all, thanks to everyone who came to the Rocky Horror Picture Show party the night prior to awards.  It was a lot of fun seeing everyone’s garters and lacy lingere.  The movie itself is so full of fun and absurdities that it’s a great way to release some steam and celebrate the end of a season.  Big thanks to the fabulous Desirae Beaumont for dedicating her DJing time!

And then came the awards ceremony.  Congratulations to all of the winners of this years awards.  The board is proud of the way the ceremony went with very few complications, and would like to thank all of the attendees for coming and having some fun with us as we honored this season’s greats.  Now we honor them again here in print:

Novelty Awards:
Best Competition Location:
Mori Pwani
Best Gesture:
Haka
Best Song To Surf To:
Muse – Uprising
Advanced to round 2 the most:
Tie between 2 people who advanced from R1 3 times! Robbin Ember and Cymindra Deschanel
Craziest Outfits:
(TIE) FollowingWaves Sibru and Socks Clawtooth
Crowd Clown:
VW Sands
Favorite SLSA Venue Performer:
Tauri Tigerpaw
Funniest Drunk:
Tauri Tigerpaw
Loudest Cheerer:
Desne Aabye
Most Likely to Break/Lose a Board:
Kimmy Jigsaw
Most Likely to fall asleep during the comp:
Abel Halderman
Most likely to retire:
Robin Mapp
Most likely to say they’re retiring but not.:
SexyBoy Oh
Most Improved = Person who made biggest rank jump between last and this season:
VW Sands
Most Memorable Moment:
Colleen vs. Jac’s Surf off in the semi finals at Mori
Most Spectacular Crash:
goes to Linden Labs, for restarting Sol Mananero in the middle of the comp!
Rookie of the Season = Person w/ Highest rank who didn’t surf last season:
Sally LaSalle
Worst Gesture:
Haka
Worst Lag:
Dooobie
Worst Wave Luck:
Cymindra at Montego, Second Epic Panel not rezzing

Angel Award:

The new Angel Award went to Sally LaSalle. It’s given to someone who has done good for the community as a whole without expecting anything in return, and is inspired by the quote ‘Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?’

The top 3 teams were:
1st- Reef Riders
2nd- Tai Chi
3rd- Tsunami

The top 5 surfers were:
1st- Desirae Beaumont
2nd- SexyBoy Oh
3rd- Socks Clawtooth
4th- Colleen Brennan
5th- Wilfrid Decuir

Hall of Fame New Inductees:
Desirae Beaumont
Sexyboy Oh
Abel Halderman
Tauri Tigerpaw

December 1st Election

It’s long after December 1st, yes I know, but with the season winding down and the holidays upon us we’ve all been so busy! The December 1st election sees Ashleigh Dickins (hey that’s me!), GiavannaMarie Melody and Sally LaSalle joining Abel Halderman and Desirae Beaumont on the board. Sally LaSalle had been serving as an interim director after Robin Mapp left the board in October, 2009; and prior to that had served two consecutive six month terms from June 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009. Ashleigh Dickins prior served a six month term from June 1, 2008 through December 1, 2008 and returns for another six month term. This is GiavannaMarie Melody’s first term on the board. In addition to Robin Mapp the Board also says “So Long (and thanks for all the fish!)” to Bonheur Chenaux and WickedV Carver. Thanks for the great work guys!