The following is the end of the year pep-talk that I posted for the members of the unit. Thought I'd share it here with YOU esteemed readers as well to give you a glimpse behind the scenes!
2018 has been a solid year for the unit!
The Acasta is a group that was created ON PURPOSE, there's not anyone in the group that shouldn't be here or who wasn't directly invited to be a part of it. If you're an Acasta it's because we thought you were AWESOME and grabbed on to you with both hands so someone else didn't snatch you away from us! I wouldn't want to be in any other group with any other people.
1.) MISSION STATEMENT, live it!
2.) Facebook reserach album, make one…
3.) RSVP for events in advance and keep it updated. Anything else is very rude and makes my life difficult.
4.) HANDBOOK: READ IT, KNOW IT, LIVE IT.
5.) ATTENDANCE: Come to events! We want to see you at least once a year or your membership may be in jeopardy.
6.) DRESS CODE: It'll be enforced with inspections each morning. Undress on Friday/Saturday, Dress on Sunday, that goes for everyone.
7.) WEBSITE: HELP! I need your stuff! Seriously, otherwise it just won’t happen.
8.) FIRST PERSON: It's a thing we do at events. No jokey schtick. We can be funny, but it needs to be confined to (and appropriate for) the characters and period that we portray.
9.) DEMOS: Idleness in camp, not so much. Also, if you have any fun ideas of things to do at events, let us know!
10.) SERVICE: What are you going to do personally to service the unit and its goals? Give it some thought, we’ll talk about it in more detail later.
I want your best effort, in EVERYTHING. If you're an Acasta, then you were selected because I KNOW you are capable of that. AS ACASTAS WE WILL HOLD THE BAR UP FOR OURSELVES AND THEN EXERT WHATEVER EFFORT IS REQUIRED TO KEEP IT UP THERE. If you don't have the time or willingness to do that, you need to find a less demanding unit to go be a part of. I'm not interested in being like other units. I INTEND FOR PEOPLE TO EQUATE 'ACASTA' WITH 'QUALITY'.
I'm excited for the coming year and I hope that you are as well!