Roles of Office

Chairman/President

  • Oversees all operations of the House
  • Responsible for replying to all House mail, postings, or forwarding them to the appropriate officer or Member
  • Calls all meetings to be held
  • Has the power to veto any law passed by Parliament; this veto may be overturned by the unanimous decision of the other house officers
  • Has the power to override a judgment imposed by the Judges; this action may be overturned by the unanimous decision of the other house officers
  • Involved in all decision making of the House
  • Approves any programs or activities
  • Can appoint a Member to office in the case of a vacancy
  • Has the final say in any matter concerning the house

Co-Chairman (President of Parliament)

  • Acts as Chairman if the Chairman is unavailable
  • Responsible for creating and revising laws as needed
  • Consults Judges if a Member is in violation of laws
  • Works with 2 Parliament Members on amendments/bills and get them to voting status
  • Corresponds with Parliament Members

President of Judges

  • Acts as Chairman if the Chairman and Co-chairman are unavailable
  • Responsible for settling disputes between Members
  • Declares punishments with the aid of Judges for any Member violating our directives, oath and bylaws
  • Conducts interviews for prospective Members of the House with Judges
  • Administers oath after Chairman approval of new Member

Treasurer

  • Is appointed by the presidency
  • Responsible for the collection of all moneys gained through dues, donations, fines, fund-raisers etc.
  • Works with Secretary to ensure all Members are keeping up with dues
  • Maintains an accurate and detailed record of where all moneys are from
  • Notifies Judges of all Members who do not pay dues

Co-Treasurer

  • Acts as treasurer when the treasurer is absent
  • Assists treasurer in all his duties

Secretary

  • Maintains an accurate and up to date record of all Members, including name, level, e-scroll address and office
  • Takes a log of all meetings
  • Sends meeting minutes to all Officers after each meeting
  • Notifies Judges of Members and Officers not following attendance policies

Co-Secretary

  • Acts as Secretary when the Secretary is absent
  • Assists Secretary in all his duties

Parliament

  • Makes suggestions for improvements to existing laws
  • Makes suggestions for laws as needed
  • Works with President of Parliament in all revisions
  • Observes all Members at all times to ensure all are upholding the house beliefs and laws

Judges

  • Assists President of Judges in judging any Member who is in violation of house laws
  • Assists interviewing of all potential Members

Membership Requirements

  1. Any prospective Member must meet a minimum level of 5 trainings to be considered an official Member.
  2. Any prospective Member must pay an initiation fee of 25,000 silver. This will become due at the induction ceremony held at Moot Hall, and is payable in silver only (no notes).
  3. Any prospective Member must participate in an interview by an interview committee. Upon ruling of this committee the participant will be eligible for official Membership.
  4. Any prospective Member must say the Willow Hall Oath during a meeting (to be logged and recorded), to be given by any member of the presidency, and accepted into the hall by Officers and Members alike.
  5. Upon completion of all of the previous, the prospective Member has become official and shall enjoy the benefits and privileges of any other Member.
  6. These requirements may be waived or amended on the recommendation of the Judges, save for the initiation fee, which is required by Elanthian law, and the interview process.

Joining Process

  1. Send in the survey, located at the bottom of this document. This will let us enter a few pertinent facts about you in our rolls. Your e-mail address will not be distributed except to the Hall staff.
  2. Attend some meetings. This way we can watch you, to see how well we will get along, and you can watch us, to see if you really want to get involved with the Ranger way, as practiced by Willow Hall's members.
  3. Request an interview. After a few meetings, contact the Inquisitor or one of our judges to arrange for an interview. They will meet with you for a face-to-face talk and determine whether you will go on to the fourth step. Here's a suggestion: Be very familiar with the contents of the Willow Hall Member's Handbook.
  4. The final step. Your name will be submitted to our who, along with the other officers, will make the final determination of your (and our) compatibility. Following this, your name will be announced to the Membership as an Active member and you will be inducted into the Hall.

New Member Survey

  1. Full Name:
  2. Profession:
  3. Level:
  4. Race:
  5. Non-ranger skills you have (delete others): Locks Scrolls Wands
  6. Societies (optional - delete other): Voln Council of Light Guardians of Sunfist
  7. What skills would you like to develop?
  8. What activities would you participate in?
  9. What would you like Willow Hall to do for you?
  10. What can you do to help Willow Hall?
  11. Any additional comments?

We are a hall dedicated to rangerish ideals – the love of nature, the lore of living things. We recognize these ideals live within the hearts of all races, cultures and professions and welcome those who espouse these ideals to our abode.

      We seek to impart knowledge of our surroundings and lend our talents to those who seek to become proficient in our combined lores. We welcome diversity and endeavor to coexist with all nature and it's surroundings. We also dedicate ourselves to protecting the lands in which we roam.

  1. We believe that the foremost principles and ordinances of the Willow Hall Ranger are:
    1. First, a belief that the ranger way of life is the noblest calling in the lands;
    2. Second, a strong commitment to keep the lands clean and safe for all;
    3. Third, true faith and obedience to the laws and officers of Willow Hall.  
  2. We believe that through our combined and unwavering efforts all adventurers may reach their highest potential knowing they have a Ranger to help them in times of need.
  3. We believe that all people have the right to freely roam the lands.
  4. We believe that any group invading the lands and endangering the lives of others is in direct violation of the third directive, and the Rangers of Willow Hall are sworn to defend such invasions by being the FIRST IN and LAST OUT!
  5. We claim the privilege to form our own government. Officers in that government have the privilege to govern Willow Hall as they see fit; to add, change, or clarify any directives, as much as it is fair and is in the betterment of everyone.