081 SWF Gathering 6 January 2024

[12:03] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Grace and I am part of the administrative team.. Occasionally I lead our regular gathering lead is Miranda and she does a terrific job but couldn’t be here today.
[12:04] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): I thought about becoming shorter so everyone would be more comfortable but nah
[12:04] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Being meeting leader isn’t too hard – we follow a set script that has worked well for us over the years. If you would like to be one of the back up leaders for Miranda – please IM after this gathering and I’ll explain how you can do that.
[12:05] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!

Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[12:05] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. Mer helping mer be mer! Aquatics helping aquatics be aquatic!.
[12:05] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such.
[12:06] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): (if you use Firestorm – they teach a great class on complexity and lag) we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[12:06] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): How was your week, seafolk?
[12:06] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): floor is open for sharing
[12:06] Dianna Muircastle: Pretty good, thanks.
[12:06] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): mine was stressful – recommiting to meditation practices
[12:07] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Matti you were busy!
[12:07] Dianna Muircastle: That can be tricky
[12:07] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Neve?
[12:07] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): what do you mean busy? haha
[12:07] CeeBest: I was off from work and had an absolutely whale of a time lol
[12:07] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): love SL vacations!
[12:07] Peaches2U Camino: lolol
[12:07] CeeBest: lol
[12:07] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): That’s fintastic, ceebeast~
[12:07] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): hmmmm do tell Matti (grace goes to gutter mind)
[12:07] CeeBest: haha yes! Cecily
[12:08] Deefer Doge: How is the build coming on? It is all looking fantastic
[12:08] – ̗̀ Teddy Bear ̖́- (teddysnugglebear.littlepaws): I like the new 12 pm SLT meeting time
[12:08] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): we’ll be sharing that sort of info later
[12:08] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): Matti has been incredible.
[12:08] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics.

We have a new format for the meeting so please pay attention for a moment.
[12:09] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Our new order of things is
1) my introduction

2) Introduction of new folks who wish to be introduced

3) Sharing of questions and support requests – this time if for mers to help mers. Aquatics to help aquatics

4) Sharing of public service announcements – this is where people share about what they do and what is available under the sea!

5) Closing and reminder of SWF goals
[12:09] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): lol ‘new’
[12:09] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): So here we go!!
[12:09] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): it seems to have stablized yes Neve
[12:09] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Introductions
If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
[12:10] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here). You can sit where you are to do this or stand where you are to reduce lag and delay.
[12:10] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): if you can come to center – is easier for people to friend and IM you
[12:10] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): psssst this is your time Sunny
[12:11] Sυηηу ʙʟᴇᴤᴤᴇᴅ (sunnosoma): Sup! I’m Sunny. I don’t really remember how i found this place.. but hey. lol Im here
[12:11] Deefer Doge: welcome in Sunny!
[12:11] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): And we’re glad you are~!
[12:11] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe) gives snaps for Sunny!
[12:11] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): YAY SUNNY
[12:11] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): Welcome Sunny
[12:11] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow) two finger claps
[12:11] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): more people will find us if you put our location in your picks
[12:11] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): We’re glad to have you! We need more mermen.
[12:11] Merpire (deepredgirl11): welcome to the community!
[12:12] Sυηηу ʙʟᴇᴤᴤᴇᴅ (sunnosoma): thank yall 🙂
[12:12] Merpire (deepredgirl11): he got the style for sure
[12:12] Merpire (deepredgirl11): hehehehe
[12:12] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): absolutely – mermaids are rare, merman more rare and sea creatures – – oh my so rare
[12:12] Merpire (deepredgirl11) smiles
[12:12] Sυηηу ʙʟᴇᴤᴤᴇᴅ (sunnosoma): heheheheh
[12:12] Deefer Doge: I will introduce Beowah now but she wont be here for another 10 minutes – new to our world of SWF but thoroughly enjoying it
[12:12] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): welcome Sunny
[12:12] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): and thanks for helping
[12:12] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Anyone bring a guest or are you a guest? Please stand and share now.
[12:13] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): thank you and welcome to all of you, Let’s move on to next part of this meeting.
[12:13] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): No need to share if you’re shy, not to hop over the sim crossing to get to the centre plinth 🙂
[12:13] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): yes, don’t mean to tail twist
[12:13] Sυηηу ʙʟᴇᴤᴤᴇᴅ (sunnosoma): ty and you’re welcome Grace
[12:13] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here
[12:14] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): open floor for the moment
[12:14] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): ( ͡°⋏ ͡°)
[12:14] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): soft build of this location stage is complete – thanks Matti for leading the development and to the entire building team
[12:14] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): the functional resources can be found
[12:14] Peaches2U Camino: wooooooooooooot
[12:15] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): challenge for you – can you find the portal hubs?
[12:15] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): after the meeting
[12:15] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): the portal hubs don’t work right now.
[12:15] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): oh no!
[12:15] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): I was told they do
[12:15] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): but I’m often wrong
[12:15] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): well tell me this
[12:16] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): what do you do when you find a noob who hasn’t a lot of lindens but wants to be mer?
[12:16] Philantis Texan: give them a Gajilian Clams??
[12:16] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): it happens
[12:16] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): Direct them to the OpenMer tail which is rigged to system bodies.
[12:16] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): well, I used to gift tails but that got expensive
[12:16] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): great answers!
[12:17] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): that’s what I do, Neve
[12:17] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): the =re is also a simple SWF tail in headquarters
[12:17] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): The SWF tail isn’t Bento, and most resources now are bento, which is why I link to OpenMer.
[12:18] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): I also point people toward more affordable options like the Static
[12:18] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Eel and the Level 9 shark tail
[12:18] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): ur priority here is helping newer mers and aquatics – so please if you are new and with questions – please feel free to speak up. I do lead strongly because otherwise we tend to move to chaos – but we all try to remember the priority – mer helping mer be mer.
[12:19] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): more questions or support suggestions?
[12:19] ღSγrεηα Firεbornღ (shimmeringscales6): i had questions with Antiquity and sent a notecard to Miranda but i hope she gets well
[12:19] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): she isn’t ill
[12:19] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): this is a new meeting time and she had a conflict
[12:20] Peaches2U Camino: aqq
[12:20] Philantis Texan: ✪`•.✰ YAYY ✰.•´✪
[12:20] Peaches2U Camino: Awwww ª_ª
[12:20] ღSγrεηα Firεbornღ (shimmeringscales6): oh ok
[12:20] Peaches2U Camino: glad she is not sick!
[12:20] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Wait, Miranda can’t host meetings at this time?
[12:20] CeeBest: just a question relating to the destination search guide in sl . when I first became a mer I struggled to find good sims for mers .. is this area here well listed and would it be found under “mermaids” ?
[12:20] Deefer Doge: Tala Beo
[12:20] Philantis Texan: i want to say just this WE
[12:21] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): the SL search has long been adverse to listing SWF under preffered search terms
[12:21] ƁƐOƜAH Habib Krigguer (beowah): Tala Deef 🙂
[12:21] CeeBest: ah ok
[12:21] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): I shall put out a call for a volunteer to put in a new destination point – but what category?
[12:21] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): CeeBest, we’re not listed in the LL Destination Guide, however, the region is now listed in search.
[12:21] CeeBest: thank you Cheeky
[12:21] Peaches2U Camino: coolness
[12:21] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Safe
[12:22] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Waters is in search
[12:22] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): are we fantasy? role play? nature?
[12:22] Peaches2U Camino: alll of it
[12:22] Philantis Texan: all the above
[12:22] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): well have to choose one I think
[12:22] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): I take it back actually, Safe Waters Foundation is in Destination Guide but still listed as Union Passage.
[12:22] CeeBest: ok
[12:22] Philantis Texan: we are crazy about SL oceans
[12:22] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): It’s listed at Underwater, which I think is correct.
[12:22] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): cool yes – underwater
[12:22] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): mmhmm
[12:23] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): But someone will need to email the editor of the destination guide and advise that the region has moved.
[12:23] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): looking for volunteer to update
[12:23] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): they have application Cheeky I think
[12:23] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): Grace, it’s already listed.
[12:23] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): I’ll support whoever would like to update
[12:23] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): yes Neve – I hear you – but I would send in new and ask them to remove old
[12:23] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): a chance to change photo as well
[12:24] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): There doesn’t need to be an application, there needs to be a notification of the change. You can change the image at any time.
[12:24] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): lordie I love differing opinions’
[12:24] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): It’s not worth removing and replacing – as it will lose it’s Destination Guide add date.
[12:24] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Thank you for your questions.
Let’s move on to announcements/publicity. we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[12:24] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[12:24] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Build team will take care of it, don’t worry
[12:25] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe) raises his hand!
[12:25] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): If you would like do a little aquatic public announcement – please im me, (name)
Now and I will let you know when it is your turn
[12:25] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus) raises hand second
[12:25] Grace (matriarch.mermaid) offers talking stick to Vesper
[12:26] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus) claps
[12:26] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): The SL Merman Collective is a new group dedicated to developing the male aquatic community in SL.

Gents, you can join here: https://discord.gg/VWSYj4Pp

The Merman Meetup is aimed at building and strengthening the community among men in the aquatics world. This gathering is the perfect platform for men who are involved in and passionate about aquatic life in SL. It’s an opportunity to connect, share experiences, and foster a sense of brotherhood, camaraderie, and support within this unique group. This gathering is to facilitate networking, learn from each other, and promote a sense of unity and collaboration among men who share a love for the water and the mer community.

Currently our meetups are at 4pm on Sundays, but we’re looking at changing the time to slightly earlier for guys in the EU/UK – please keep an eye on the calendar and in-world notices for updates!

We also have a dedicated channel in the Seafolk of SL Discord server, so if you would like to join the server or if you are in the server
[12:26] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): already and want a channel invite, please let myself or Matti know!


Please keep your eyes open as we are going to be releasing a pinup-style calendar around the 15th of January to benefit Relay for Life. It will be in an official Relay vendor so it is guaranteed that 100% of the profits will go directly to the American Cancer Society. It is being released late because the sales proceeds will be going to the total for Seafolk for a Cure, the Seafolk of SL RFL team!

We’re excited to start a team this year with an aquatic focus. All members of the aquatic community are welcome to participate and join us as we swim towards a cure during the 2024 season!
[12:26] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): great progress!
[12:27] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): any questions for Vesper?
[12:27] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): Seafolk of SL are planning planning planning like normal, lots going on 🙂
[12:27] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): oooo
[12:27] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): Any questions about the team, please message myself, Cecily, or NEve!
[12:27] Deefer Doge: well done Vesper
[12:27] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): ❤
[12:27] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): fantastic thanks Versper
[12:27] – ̗̀ Teddy Bear ̖́- (teddysnugglebear.littlepaws): .-‘'-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-'‘-.
[12:27] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Cecily – would you like to share now?
[12:28] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): Season kickoff is the 15th, and we have a ton of events in the works!
[12:28] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): yes please!
[12:28] Grace (matriarch.mermaid) passses talking stick to Cecily
[12:28] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Tala all!
[12:28] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe) snaps for Cecily!
[12:28] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): hehe snaps
[12:29] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Apologies as my shift key is stuck after too wild a time with some New Year’s Eve wine
[12:29] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): giggle
[12:29] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): hate keyboard problems
[12:29] Philantis Texan hates spilling his wine
[12:30] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Zen Child Designs is on Wanderlust Weekend this week! Preview: https://flic.kr/p/2ofbJHM
[12:31] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): These are older Nemissa mods for Valentine’s, plus some cute little bubble auras and also one more chance for people to grab my VELES releases on sale before they go to full price!\
[12:31] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): (mer ornaments and personal snoy cloud)
[12:31] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Neve mentioned activities in Seafolk of SL – care to share anything on that Cecily? Neve?
[12:31] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): *snowy
[12:31] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Sure!
[12:32] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Seafolk of SL is having a huge impact on our community
[12:32] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): We have a Discord server you can join here for resources and social on-the-go: https://discord.gg/XDDw2yzVnG
[12:32] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): horray
[12:33] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): There is also an ad board right below V
[12:33] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): I am yet discord impaired
[12:33] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe) gestures with his tail!
[12:33] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): with our information 🙂
[12:33] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): very cool
[12:33] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): anything more Cecily?
[12:34] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): Please feel free to join the Seafolk group as we will be updating about Relay events there!
[12:34] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): We have an exciting season planned.
[12:34] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): the pause is so Cecily can type …. all done now?
[12:35] ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋʏ ʙɪsᴄᴜɪᴛ (neve.nebula): she’s getting there <3
[12:35] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): k
[12:35] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): V and I have been in talks about a shopping RP at Fractured Realms RP sim on Jan 27th. I will also be giving away some free tail mods as part of my RP character!
[12:35] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Sorry for not having my NC ready today
[12:35] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): its ok I just never know how patient to be
[12:35] Cecily Łυмιère (cecily.corvinus): Thank you1
[12:36] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[12:36] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): So if you are interested in RP, then please contact one of us and we can help you get started!
[12:36] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.

You might also consider being a hang out.
[12:37] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[12:37] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): hopefully you will post on the calendar V
[12:37] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): ♥
[12:37] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): I will! Always do ♥
[12:37] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Miranda usually shares about Antiquity
[12:38] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): big group of sims – some underwater and they have a mermall and mer rentals available I believe
[12:38] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): mer groupo as well
[12:38] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Matti would you like to share?
[12:38] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): yupp
[12:38] Grace (matriarch.mermaid) belatedly offers talking stick
[12:38] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): Oh, last thing, Grace! The next RP class is this coming Friday at 1pm and then Sunday at 6pm. Watch notices in the SWF group for details!
[12:39] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): and the calendar V?
[12:39] Ψ νєѕρєя ησνєм-αвѕιηтнє Ψ (vesper.absinthe): It’s on the calendar 😀
[12:39] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): oh im just broken
[12:39] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): nice
[12:39] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): don’t be broken
[12:39] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): ok
[12:39] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): hhaa
[12:39] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): Tala all! As you see, the main build for SWF HQ and the SW Cove has been landscaped and cleaned up. There are still tons of little edits that need fixing, updating and changing – including signage.
[12:39] Philantis Texan Faints Slowly! because he’s too fabulous to hurt his Avi!!
[12:39] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): If you see something specific that needs fixing or have a suggestion moving forward, the suggestion box is back by the landing point.
[12:40] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): It’s a “notecard to discord channel” system so if you drop a notecard inside – it will add whatever copy from your NC into the staff channel in discord that most officers have access to. This way, we have a running list of things that need to be addressed.
[12:40] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): We also have ONE parcel for rent available at SW cove – the large one on the far end. 🙂
[12:40] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): excellent
[12:41] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): Those are my updates for now. Thank you, i hope you enjoy our new HQ ♡
[12:41] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): ooooo one parcel left – yay!!! \o/
[12:41] Ψ Matticus Merrow Ψ (matticus.merrow): persu em
[12:41] Deefer Doge: once again well done with the work Build Team
[12:41] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): they’ve created something so special in a record amount of time
[12:42] Peaches2U Camino: woooooooot!
[12:42] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Safe Waters Foundation now pays tier, and so to continue with an inworld resource center and continue our promotional efforts – we do need linden donations. Hoping you may discover more fundraising events here (underwater DJ’s heads up). Personally I’m very committed to our involvement in the Annual Fantasy Faire but we are other events as well.
[12:42] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Safe Waters Cove is adjacent to our headquarters sim – with one large parcel open to rent now (I believe) – the rental boxes can give you more information and are set up to make renting more worry-free.
[12:43] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Are you more of a night person? Know of someone who professes interest in being a sea creature? Please invite them to the Jewels of the Sea social gathering Fridays6pm SLT. We had our first gathering and it was fun. Talked about mer role play areas, splashy water and the history of SWF startup.
[12:43] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): SWF does have a volunteer group (SWF Volunteers) – members of the group get early reveals of projects and exposed to our calls for help when needed. No obligation to help on each project/issue but when we all share the burden – SWF can nurture our community even better. IM me if you’d like to join that group and after our gathering – we can talk more. We are mers helping mer, put RL first and don’t want anyone to over-commit. No tail twisting involved…
[12:44] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): We are more together!

[12:44] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): So many have helped, are helping and will help in their own way in the future
[12:44] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): anyone else want to share?
[12:45] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Dianna – anything happening in your parts of the sea?
[12:45] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): there are 3 mer malls now I think – I’m hoping we will have a portal for them soon. Haven of Rogues, Antiguity and Fanci’s Deep
[12:46] Dianna Muircastle: It’s quiet for the moment.]
[12:46] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Shall we end early and then just chat for those who wish?
[12:47] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
    [12:47] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): – to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them
    [12:47] Grace (matriarch.mermaid): Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!