The MEFAs could really use one more ratings panel volunteer. We currently have six volunteers, which is enough to give us two panels running at the same time (meaning less work for everyone, a definite plus). However I'd like to find one more person to be an "alternate." This basically means that if a story comes through where one of our rating panel members feels he or she has a conflict of interest (or just no time!) and so can't read it, the alternate jumps in.
Anyone interested in doing that?
More generally, if you're interested in promoting or making banners (or know anyone who might be), we could still use some help there. just let me know. Also, there are two roles I didn't mention earlier that it would be nice to get volunteers for.
1. The WELCOME MANAGER emails new members to welcome them to the awards and answer any questions they have. So obviously it helps to know a thing or two about the awards, but not necessarily everything; you can always pass any questions you're not sure about to me. Most of the questions are pretty basic - how do I find stories about Boromir, how can I change a saved vote, that kind of thing. The big commitment is time; you'd need to check in once or twice a week from now until January 31.
2. The BANNER COORDINATOR basically organizes the banners. You should email the banner-makers every so often and make sure we have a good variety. Also they'd email you first if they have any questions (but you can also of course contact me if you have any questions). This can be one of the banner-makers if any of them are interested, but it can also be someone completely different.
And we can always use more banner makers and promoters. We have a few of both types, but could use more.
If you're interested in any of this, please let me know. Either reply here, or send me a private email to mefasupportATgmailDOTcom.