Fellow Defy Clan members, I would like to sincerely thank you for electing me as a possible new Admin. I am humbled by your confidence that I will be able to lead and represent you on the Defy government. I also want to express my gratitude to my campaign manager and to everyone else who played a part in this race. Additionally, I would like to thank the other candidates who ran for Admin. You all carried out fair campaigns that made for an exciting and competitive election. I was intrigued by many of your ideas and insights, and I hope that we are able to implement some of the excellent suggestions you all had.
Next, I would like to congratulate my fellow elected officers. I look forward serving as your Admin while we work together as a team to represent this group of extraordinary and diverse Defy members. You all also had some excellent platforms as well, and I know we can affect a lot of change together.
As your newly elected Admin, I promise to take into account each of your interests and your voices on the many issues we will face during the upcoming year, specifically the topics I addressed during my campaign. When I was first nominated for this position, I polled a sampling of the Defy body to find out what it was that you wanted to see happen over the coming school year. While a few of the things you mentioned (like less Admin abuse and the implementation of new, and better maps) were just a tad bit outside of my control, you had some great ideas, and I listened to them. It was on those suggestions that I built my campaign. Now that you have chosen me as your Admin, I am ready to deliver on those promises I made to you.
My first step will be to approach the administration about allowing a Defy representative to sit in on staff meetings. We will discuss the validity of this idea, talk about who that member or members should be, and hopefully set some parameters to make it happen. I feel this will be a valuable tool to help facilitate communication between the members and the staff and to give the members a voice in decisions that are made at the school.
I will also begin to look for sources for the ping pong tables you all wanted to see outside our headquarters. Once I’ve tied down some distributors and costs, I’ll approach the administration with a proposal to purchase these and create an al fresco dining area to give us the option of getting out and getting some fresh air during the school day. We’ll talk about some fundraising options and other things we can do to help pay for this minor renovation.
These two changes give me a good place to start, but it doesn’t end there. I want to continue hearing your ideas, getting your feedback, and finding out more ways I and your new member council can better serve you. To that end, we’ll be placing a suggestion box in the Defy Discord. Feel free to let us know what you’re thinking. You can either include your name, for follow-up purposes, or remain anonymous. We promise to give each comment the consideration it deserves. It’s not about what we can do on our own; it’s about representing you to the best of our abilities. Please help us do that. Together we can make this school an even better place to learn. Thank you again for your support.