Official ATC Sign Up and Guidelines

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Official ATC Sign Up and Guidelines
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Sun, 10-07-2012 - 8:07am

Here we go, folks!

The ATC Guidelines are as follows:

Sign up for the first round is from now until October 31st. 

When you sign up, you agree to creating one tag per participant on each theme for the duration of the round with rounds lasting one month/participant except for rounds which include December.  (This one does.)  Currently, that means this round would be from November 1st to April 30th, but that could change if anyone additional signs up by October 30th.

Like the circle journals we exchanged at the retreat, each participant will choose a theme for their month.  You should liist your theme when you sign up in this thread.  Themes can be techniques or words or phrases or seasons or events or holidays or ideas .... the sky is NEARLY the limit!  But do be considerate of cost and try to keep techniques to things people can generally do without having to purchase extra supplies.  This may require some survey, and that's O.K.

Once you sign up, you will be assigned a month in alphabetical order by first names.  This way, we can all be watching to see which theme is likely to be first and how they will fall after, and be ready to go on the first day of the each month.

On the first day of the first month following the sign up, we will begin creating our cards for the first theme.  We will create matching cards (identical or similar) for each participant in the round.

On the 30th of each month (or the 28th of February), we will mail our ATCs to each participant, so they can be received within the week.  Anyone who needs addresses for other participants should send PMs asking for them.  No personal information will be posted on the board.

This set-up allows for people who foresee a busy month coming to create their ATCs ahead of time, but the preference would be that they do not get sent until the designated month.

At the end of the round, each participant should have a series of differently themed cards for each month of the round equalling the number of participants in that round, and the choice to sign up for a new round.

 

i.e.  We begin sign up today.  If the participants are Julie, Karen, Missy, MJ, and Stacy (who have already indicated interest in a previous post), then that would be the order.  November would be Julie.  We can vote here on what to do about December ... general Christmas theme card to each participant?  or skip December?

Everyone would begin making their five ATCs in standard 2.5 x 3.5 size for Julie's theme on November 1st -- one for each participant -- with a completion date of November 29th to mail on November 30th.  You keep one card, and send the rest to each other person in the swap.

You may begin the cards for the (December?)/January theme once your November themed cards are completed, or you can wait til the first of the month to start anew with that month's theme (for the sake of the example, January would be Karen's theme). 

 

We have eight participating on the board regularly, and some lurkers.  We'd LOVE to have you join in!  If you are interested, please reply to this post with your name and your theme. 

 

O.K., gotta go ... need to get ready for worship and start thinking about my theme!

 


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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 8:17am
Sounds like fun! I'm in, with the caveat that if life gets in the way (i.e. I end up having to move!) I may have to bow out. If everyone is okay with that, count me in!
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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 11:15am
I am in. Lets get started! :smileyhappy:
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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 11:59am
Becca, I'm fine with that. I think we can all agree that major life changes are somewhat unpredictable. There needs to be structure, but there also needs to be grace. :smileyhappy:

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 11:59am
Alright ... both of you need to post your themes! :smileyhappy:

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 12:06pm

I'm in.  I might need to think about my theme though.  I thought I had it figured out when I was January, but if I am February, it might need to change.  (I do realize that the themes don't have to have anything to do with the month, but it did seem like a fun idea to me!)

Also, I thought before we said that they DIDN'T have to be the same?  Maybe I need to go read the original post again.

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 1:09pm
Geo whats my month? I know what theme I would like but I didn't know if it went with my month
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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 2:12pm
Thanks, Geo! And feel free to alphabetize me by "Rebecca"...that would keep you and Karen first in line! :smileyhappy:
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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 2:55pm
LOL I was kind of glad that I could put you first ... it felt funny with me being first, but any way I went (first name, last name, user name) I was still the first one with the ones who had signed up!

It looks like Karen might be ready if we can leave her with January, so we'll alphabetize you as "Rebecca" and leave it as me in November, and Karen in January. That makes MJ February, Missy March, you April, and Stacy May as it stands now.

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 2:57pm
They don't have to be EXACTLY the same. It would be nice if they were similar ... and frankly, *I* would think, *easier* for the one making them, but no ... they do not have to be the same card for each person ... but then of course I want one like Mj's and one like MIssy's and one like Becca's and one like Stacy's ........ ROFLOL

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 3:09pm
ok so I have May...... hmmmm too far off from what I was thinking and wait I thought this round would end in april??
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