Len Iode, my right hand man, my fiction confidant, my new found online friend. Many times I've heard about the DC's talks to scrapping the Aedile positions in the future and when I stop and think about that I know I would be at a loss. Running a house and espcially Shan takes more time than most know. Between the chats to bounce ideas off each other, to forming events, proofing, writing 2 hour long fiction reports monthly, pouring over excel sheets to track member rewards and promos, it is a task that still consumes much of my time and that is with your help that never has missed a beat. I for one could not imagine running Satele Shan as well as we have without having you as my main man.
Promotion to EQ3 is where many hit a leadership barrier before elevation and it's also one where a member must go from being a consumer to a producer with leadership impact. I my friend can say you have nailed it on the head. Since your last promotion you have held a 2 month stink as BTL, and a collective 6 months as Aedile. In addition you went on to lead by example participating in 69 competitions, and hit all, but one bin in the GJW netting you 3 Silver Novae for your efforts.
In raw numbers he has earned 1 Steel Cross for his efforts in leadership to the House, 3 Silver Nova for his outstanding submissions during the most recent GJW, 4 Crescent with Amethyst Star, 3 Crescent with Sapphire Star, 2 Crescent with Emerald Star, and 1 Crescent with Topaz Star for various placements in those 69 competitions. In the gaming realm he has netted 1 Pendant of Blood, 124 Cluster of Fire, and 154 Clusters of Earth. As one of the great fiction writers who even placed 8th in Phase II of the GJW he continued to write in various competitions helping him earn 31 Cluster of Ice. Lastly not shying away from art he was able to earn 13 Cluster of Graphite. He even managed to find time to take and pass 3 Shadow Academy courses furthering his knowledge and all of these amazing numbers since his last promotion!
Len I am truly proud of all your efforts. You have proven to lead by example, and I'm glad to have you as a friend. This promotion is for all your work you have put into molding our House who helped our Clan secure a 1st Clan finish. Drinks are on you brother!
Vanguard Maximus Alvinius, 2017-12-08 13:31:36 UTC
As others have detailed Len is a stable, dedicated and hard-working member of the COU summit. His effect on House Shan and the COU as a whole cannot be understated. As Arch so eloquently stated, Len doesn't seek the spotlight, he shows up doing the behind the scenes work to take care of his members and lead them from the front in his own activity.
Thank you for everything you do for House Shan and COU. Congratulations! I have no doubt you'll continue to climb higher and higher in leadership.
Turel Sorenn Consul, Clan Odan-Urr
Reaver Luna Okami, 2017-12-07 18:55:00 UTC
Len is the unsung hero of Odan-Urr. Aedile and Battleteam Leader are not glamorous, sexy positions, and it’s all too easy to overlook how much these leaders contribute to the health of their units. Aside from a brief hiatus to tend to his RL career and family, Len has been an integral part of Satele Shan since before his promotion at the beginning of the year. A good leader is never limited to the bare minimum of their job description. While Len was Garza’s BTL, he provided all of the counsel, planning, and leadership that I would expect from an Aedile. As Aedile under me, then Moro, and now Maximus, Len has served as a full partner in house leadership. Case in point: as I write this, I have nine award requests from him sitting in my admin pane, in addition to the many others to which he’ll be contributing co-recs.
Even beyond house leadership, Len’s been a steady, mature, and insightful presence on Odan-Urr’s summit for ages now. As I think the breadth of recommendations show, Len has earned the trust and respect of the entire clan’s leadership thanks to his sound judgement and quiet, but steadfast, passion for doing right by his members.
I also have to point out that Len’s engaged in every avenue of activity available to him; he’s earned all four cluster types, fought in the ACC, studied in the Shadow Academy, and participated in all but one bin in the Great Jedi War. He does this not just for his own entertainment, but because he’s serious about supporting competition organizers and setting a good example for his members. In short, he already acts the way we expect of an upper equite.
Congrats, Len. Never change.
Alethia Archenksova Proconsul, Odan-Urr
Lieutenant Colonel Alethia Archenksova, 2017-12-07 12:46:26 UTC
Len Iode, my reliable and awesome friend, you've been a great teammate and friend to me for the last year or so. Whenever I think of who to join my Battleplan and Runon teams, both of which require a great deal of effort and team coordination, I immediately think of you. (Everyone else get your hands off him!) Here are a few reasons just to make you blush. First, you are always been available to type up battleplan sections no matter what hour of the night. Our powwows are awesome and we got so much done. This effort earned a silver nova! Second, you are a great teammate, patient and understanding but also willing to grab something and finish it. I firmly believe you have saved a few scary runon moments by taking lead on posts and executing wonderfully even if uncertain. This was particularly true during the GJW runon, during which we placed second! Third, your sense of humor is a great addition to the team's mood and our creative juices, helping ensure we have a bunch of fun in the process.
A lot of these skills transfer over to his duties as Aedile as well. He uses these abilities to help Odan-Urr be the best it can be and help others, whether his team is a Battleplan, Runon, or Satele Shan. As his teammate on the Clan Summit and his friend, I believe that Len Iode is more than deserving of this promotion and shown time and again his worth to Odan-Urr family.
Congratulations and great work!!!! Zeltron hugs
Gives free sushi and tequila
Aura Ta'var Rollmistress
Vanguard Aurora "Aura" Ta'var, 2017-12-07 02:06:29 UTC
So my dear friend the time has come for you to be promoted in rank and I am very happy and eager to lend my support for your elevation. Len you are an awesome member, friend, writer and most of all a one of the best leaders we have in Odan-Urr right now. Even though I was your master over the course of the few years we have known each other it was you teaching me things more than I being able to teach you.
You have a great vision, scope and desire to improve the quality of life not only for the members in your unit but for the entire clan. I was honored to work with you on our Silver award winning Comic entry in the GJW XII, and it is always a pleasure to write along side you.
You have overcome many struggles both in Real Life and in the club to just bounce back with the spirit and the vigor we all know you to have. You have completely taken our member first attitude and applied it well in everything you do for House Shan. I know you can go far in this club and it will be awesome to watch you attain everything you set your mind to.
So my friend this is more than an Honor to support your promotion to Equite 3 and I'm very proud of you!