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SLSA Stuff Going On

SLSA+logo1Many things happening in the off season and they need your help (don’t worry won’t take but a few minutes).  Most of this is taken directly from the SLSA Forums.

Call for Venues:

SLSA is now taking applications from those that would like to host a competition during the 2016 Season 1 competition season (Feb – June).

Follow the Survey Monkey link to complete an application:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQZG7HM
Deadline to get your application in is Wednesday, January 13th. If we do not get enough applications, we will extend the deadline at that time. Thank you!

Hall of Fame Nominations:

The SLSA Hall of Fame, is a fun way to acknowledge outstanding sustained excellence and contribution to the sport of Surfing in Secondlife. It was originally created as a way to acknowledge not only those people that have shown excellence in their surfing skill over a sustained period, but also to those that contribute in a significant way to the facilitation, organization, development and enjoyment of Surfing as a positive and character building experience in Secondlife.

Each Season the top two placing surfers for the season overall are inducted, the Season Champion and Runner-up, are added as a tribute to their sustained participation and their performance across the length and breadth of the waves, boards and conditions that were a part of the season.

Additionally, nominations are sought from the SL Surfing community for potential inductees to the hall for contributions to SL surfing which are pivotal and of great value to the entire surfing community over a prolonged number of years.

Nominees do not have to be a part of the SLSA, they may have contributed to surfing in a significant way outside of the SLSA. Nominees may also include people that have been inducted for surfing, but who have also contributed to the development of the sport.

Their is no limit to the number of people that may be nominated, but each nominee must have a seconder (ie a second person that confirms the nomination). In addition, there is no limit to the number of inductees that may be voted in to the Hall of Fame at any given vote, but each inductee must receive more votes for than against induction from eligible voters (hall of fame members plus current SLSA board members) that cast a vote. This may mean that none, one, two or more may be inducted provided that they receive a net positive vote.

Please respond to this post with your Nominee and please indicate why you think that person should be inducted.

Your nominees will then be voted on by the current Hall of Fame Inductees in combination with the current SLSA Board of Directors. Each of those voters is limited to selecting 2 candidates from all nominees received.

The list of current Hall of Famers can be found on this post:-
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=234

or why not visit the SLSA Hall of Fame on the SLSA’s sim “Solace Dreams”

Nominations will close on Wednesday January 6th at Midnight SL time.

Sportsmanship Award:

Please respond to this post with your nominations for the SLSA Season Sportsperson award.

The Sportsperson award recognizes the person that you feel displayed exemplary sportsmanship, displaying grace in victory or defeat, providing encouragement within and outside their own team, or making a sacrifice to assist another to the detriment of their own place. They are this season’s ‘good sport’.

Nominations will Close at Midnight Wednesday, January 6th, at which time voting will take place in an anonymous poll here in this forum.

Angel Award:

Please respond to this post with your nominations for the SLSA Season “Angel” award.

The Angel award is designed to recognize the person (male or female) that helped make this season a success, by contributing their time, effort, or simply their encouragement of surfers and staff, cheerfully and without seeking any recognition for themselves. They are the person that helped you and many others to have a fun season.

Nominations will Close at Midnight Wednesday, January 6th, at which time voting will take place in an anonymous poll here in this forum.

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End of Season Award Nominations

SLSA+logo1It’s that semi-annual time of the year again and time to submit your nominations for Angel Award and Sportsperson Award for the season.

Angel Award

The Angel award is designed to recognize the person (male or female) that helped make this season a success, by contributing their time, effort, or simply their encouragement of surfers and staff, cheerfully and without seeking any recognition for themselves. They are the person that helped you and many others to have a fun season.

Nominations will Close at Midnight Tuesday, July 7th, at which time voting will take place in an anonymous poll here in this forum.

Sportsperson Award

The Sportsperson award recognizes the person that you feel displayed exemplary sportsmanship, displaying grace in victory or defeat, providing encouragement within and outside their own team, or making a sacrifice to assist another to the detriment of their own place. They are this season’s ‘good sport’.

Nominations will Close at Midnight on Tuesday, July 7th, at which time voting will take place in an anonymous poll here in this forum.

 

Details for the ceremony are still being worked out…  details to come.

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Angel Award and Sportsperson Award

SLSA+logo1Head over to the forums and cast your vote for this past seasons Angel Award and Sportsperson Award!

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SLSA 2014 Season 1 End of Season Nomination Time

SLSA+logo1Say that three times fast.

At the end of the season members of the SLSA get together to celebrate the season and honor people who have gone the extra mile. Nominate the people you feel most deserving of the following awards. Click on the link to go to the SLSA forum post where you can add (or second) your nomination.

Hall of Fame

The SLSA Hall of Fame, is a fun way to acknowledge outstanding sustained excellence and contribution to the sport of Surfing in Secondlife. It was originally created as a way to salute not only those people that have shown excellence in their surfing skill over a sustained period, but also to those that contribute in a significant way to the facilitation, organization, development and enjoyment of Surfing as a positive and character building experience in Secondlife.

Each Season the top two placing surfers for the season overall are inducted, the Season Champion and Runner-up, are added as a tribute to their sustained participation and their performance across the length and breadth of the waves, boards and conditions that were a part of the season.

Nominations are due by Tuesday June 17th at Midnight SL time.

Angel Award

The Angel award is designed to recognize the person (male or female) that helped make this season a success, by contributing their time, effort, or simply their encouragement of surfers and staff, cheerfully and without seeking any recognition for themselves. They are the person that helped you and many others to have a fun season.

Nominations will Close at Midnight Saturday, June 21st.

Sportsperson Award

The Sportsperson award recognizes the person that you feel displayed exemplary sportsmanship, displaying grace in victory or defeat, providing encouragement within and outside their own team, or making a sacrifice to assist another to the detriment of their own place. They are this season’s ‘good sport’.

Nominations will Close at Midnight on Saturday, June 21st

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SLSA 2013 Season 2 Ceremony

It ain’t a party until you crash the sim. And that we did. But in true SLSA spirit good humor was maintained. Connie DeCosta Luik even offered to move the ceremony over to her sim. But once the San Diego sim came back on line, it performed wonderfully.

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Damn, we are a good looking group

I apologize for not having more pictures, but I crashed 10 times (no not exaggerating) trying to take pictures and gave up.

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No shoes for me, no shirt for Flynn 😉

Individually honored were the staff: Event Coordinators, Judges, Marshals, Security Officers, DJs, Rashie and Trophy Designers, as well as,  the Sponsors and Competition Sims.

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Top Ten – in no particular order

Top Ten Individual Surfers:
1. Abel Halderman
2. Sunrize Mornington
3. Jordan Mendle Halderman
4. Roxy Angel
5. Maldrul Morris
6. Robin Mapp
7. Willow Wynn
8. Cierra Theriac
9. Zelda Zimberman
10. Harbor Piers

Top Three Teams:
1. Tsunami
2. Montego
3. Da Hui

Special Awards were given out for

Angel Award: Cierra Theriac

Sportsperson: Zelda Zimberman

Rookie of the Season: Pink Koala

Most Improved: Roxy Angel

Hall of Fame Inductees: Abel Halderman and Sunrize Mornington, and for their contributions to SL surfing and the SLSA, Robin Mapp and Xander Datura

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MC – Bobbi Laval LaSalle

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Directors and Presenters: Robin Mapp, Bobbi LaSalle, Xander Datura

Abel and Jordan Halderman

Abel and Jordan Halderman

 

I can’t wait for 2014 Season 1 to start. C’ya out on the waves!

It may be a bit self-serving, but Nico wrote such a beautiful speech when she gave me the Angel Award, that I had to post it. I was so touched by receiving this, I can’t even explain how much. You don’t have to read it, if you don’t want to.

What embodies and Angel Selflessness Reaching out to others going the extra mile and finding the time to double that. Why does an Angel do these things… For pride? no. For recognition? no. The person the embodies the spirit of the angel They do it because it is who they are. To the Angel satisfaction is found in others not in the self. When looking at this years candidate it is not hard to see that action and in spirit.

This person works very hard week in and week out. When the comps have wrapped and surfers have left the beach this person is still in
a mode of work. Giving to the community is just part of life for this seasons recipient. Encouragement Advice and friendship are the
cornerstones of this Angels personality, as is sharing tips and techniques.

I often find that those who have the most obstacles in their paths are quite often the ones that see the essence of life with the most
clarity. This person has their share of those. I worked side by side with this Angel saw how, what was right and just, supper ceded
personal will. There is a calm about this person and it is contagious. As a fellow Director I was privileged to see a
beautiful mind at work, Like many of you have seen as well.

Let me give her away. Order of importance: First and foremost her husband then her family and then her surf family. Giving comes so
naturally to her that she sees her time helping out the community as relaxation. Those were almost her exact words to me one day. As I
mentioned she was a Director, she is a mentor and a voice of reason, she is the essence of a handshake. She tirelessly publishes
article after article to an often quiet but ever present audience in Surf Side. We all have come to watch our placement, our events.
and our pictures populate her wonderful publication.

This sums her up pretty well. She came to me to set up a sponsorship when I was a director, I asked “How do you want it to
read”? she said with a smile, “I don’t care I just want to give to the SLSA.” I added the link so her great work could be found; she
didn’t even ask for that. I am a fan of her work it is quite often how we all keep up with current events. I am very proud to pass
this seasons Angel Award to Cierra Theriac. Cierra you are an Angel and a friend to all congratulations.

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My 8th place season end award

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And my Angel Award 🙂

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SLSA 2013 Season 2 Awards Ceremony

It is that time of the year to dig deep in our inventories, past the boardies, kinis, and rashies, and find our fancy duds.SLSA+logo1

The Awards Ceremony to celebrate the SLSA Second Season of 2013 has been scheduled for January 4th 2014 at the Coronado Ballroom at 11:00am SLT.

The Coronado Ballroom, is on the San Diego City sim next to the SLSA home sim on Solace Dreams.

In addition to naming the top 10 finishers for the season, awards will be given for team performance, Hall of Fame inductees, the Angel Award, the Sportsperson Award and more.

Hope to c’ya there!!!

 

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SLSA Season End Awards Ceremony

SLSA+logo1The event to celebrate the SLSA’s first season of 2013 will be held on July 20, 2013 at The Hotel del Coronado at San Diego at 11 am SLT (next door to Solace Dreams). Many awards will be given out including some for which the SLSA is looking for nominations.

The SLSA Hall of Fame – “…nominations are sought from the SL Surfing community for potential inductees to the hall for contributions to SL surfing which are pivotal and of great value to the entire surfing community over a prolonged number of years.” To nominate some for the Hall of Fame, go to the Forum thread here. Nominations close tonight, July 9th, at midnight SLT.

The Sportsperson Award – “The Sportsperson award recognizes the person that you feel displayed exemplary sportsmanship, displaying grace in victory or defeat, providing encouragement within and outside their own team, or making a sacrifice to assist another to the detriment of their own place. They are this season’s ‘good sport’.” Nominate your choice on the Forum thread here. Nominations close on July 13th.

The Angel Award – “The Angel award is designed to recognize the person (male or female) that helped make this season a success, by contributing their time, effort, or simply their encouragement of surfers and staff, cheerfully and without seeking any recognition for themselves. They are the person that helped you and many others to have a fun season.”  To submit your choice for the Angel Award, visit the forum thread here. Nominations close on July 13th.

In addition, they are looking for some fun “novelty” awards. Make you suggestions on this thread in the Forum.

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