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First news first - I don't have to work tonight or tomorrow!!! After working 3 jobs for 6 days straight I actually get two whole days off! It's unbelievable :)

Meeting of the Minds
Once again Neila and I were able to meet just before the beginning of another round of HSKS. I'm so grateful for Neila because she has been very good in her contributions to this swap, as well as helping me to think through some the additions and changes that inevitably have to be made every time. A few of the changes that we discussed will be listed below in the Job Board.


Thank you, Neila!!

Our daughters Aimee and Siouxane tagged along.


Dumbledore's Army
There are going to be some major changes to the DA. We are still working out some of the bugs, so you will be kept abreast of the changes within the next week. Neila has so graciously taken on the task of heading up the DA.

A Switch of Terms
This year we are switching the terms to their proper place. Our main cheerleader, organizer, and rounder-up will be called a Head Girl or Boy. Each Head Girl or Boy can and should have at least one Prefect. Two Prefects are the maximum allowed per House. This terms Head Girls are listed below:
Gryffindor

Ophelia Ballycastle

Hufflepuff

Lavender Ackerly

Ravenclaw

Wisteria Lovegood

Slytherin


Lavender Diggory-Dolohov

HSKS 6 Job Board

The next positions are needing to be filled by willing and ready people, but they are not filled on a first come first served basis. We will determine who are the best fit out of those who are interested in the jobs. One major qualification is that you are a returning student of the swap. You can apply for any one of these jobs by emailing misswartbobble AT yahoo.com.

S.P.E.W. Director
This person will coordinate the efforts of the 3 donation sites that we have pre-chosen to donate excellent knitware to. You will be the main person updating the S.P.E.W. blog and keeping track of all items donated between the 3 sites. You will oversee our coordinators in charge of Canada, the United States and Egland.

S.P.E.W. Coordinator - Canada
As a S.P.E.W. coordinator you will coordinate the delivery of the knitware donated in Canada to a charity that we have pre-chosen. You will work closely with the S.P.E.W. Director.

Best Kit Coordinator
As the Best Kit Coordinator you will maintain a blog that we will designate soley for the purpose of displaying kit pictures. You will post the kit pictures along with the name of the person that created the kit so that we can all look back on it later, gain ideas, and use the pictures in the blog to vote for the Best Kit when the time comes.

Dueling Club Coordinator
As the Dueling Club coordinator you will keep a diagram of all the contestants updated per round, choose patterns that increase in difficulty with each round, and post the appropriate information to the main HSKS blog as the competition progresses.

Prizes and Angle Kits From HSKS 5
For those of you expecting prizes and angel kits from HSKS 5, please continue to be patient. They should be mailed out in the next week. Several variables have prevented us from making sure of who still needs to get an angel kit and many of the prizes coud not be mailed out until we were sure of what we had left after the angel kits were mailed. Again, thank you for being patient.

Cost of Swap

Many of the more detailed knitting events and swaps are asking for a small donation to go towards the hosting fees and such. But, what we ask of our participants is that each of you donate a small knitted or Harry Potter related item to be used in the inevitable angel kits that Deputy Headmistress Neila puts together at the end of the swap. We also use items for all the contests and trivia games that take place during the swap.

If you are not able to donate do not fret! That doesn't mean that you will not be able to participate. We are simply willing to take what we can get. If you are able to donate - great! If not that is okay too.

Planning your purchases
This swap is going to take place during one of the most expensive times of the year. That means that we are going to be a little bit tougher on making sure that people have planned out their purchases for their kits. Waiting until the last minute is not acceptable, especially since the last minute is right before Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you do not think that you'll be able to follow through with getting your kit mailed before the deadline, please do not join in this swap. If you are in 3 other swaps at the same time, please, please do not join this swap. We need to make sure that every participant will be treated with respect and that they will get as well as give.

Returning Students
If you've participated in any of the HSKS swaps - whether you only participated in the first or second one or just the last one - you are considered a returning student and you will be able to register for the swap on the 4th.

New Students
You are a new student if you have never participated in any of the HSKS swaps.

Sign Up Dates!

Sign Up will begin on Thursday, September 4th for returning students and Friday, September 5th for new students. Signs ups will begin at 10 p.m. PST on the days listed above.


Keep an eye out on this board for announcements concerning the next term of HSKS.

Dates for new term:

Septermber 12th - December 5th




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