A little less than a year ago, Meri joined the sorority. She almost didn’t stay, as she had inadvertantly brought some drama along with her.
I encouraged her not to leave, and she settled in pretty readily. Soon she was offering her help in any capacity we would accept, and started organizing and running small events.
She also started actively recruiting girls for the sorority, talking to them as they arrived, explaining what we are and how we work, and encouraging them to become a part of our family.
Her events became more regular, and she took on more responsibilities, until eventually we offered her the role of Admin.
Now, she wasn’t the first person with admin roles in Chi Tau, but she was the first to be made an admin “offically”.
She took this opportunity and ran with it. In very little time, she was not only running events, but teaching others to run them as well. She wasn’t just acting as admin, but teaching others to also.
She continues all of this to this day, continuing to run events, to recruit, to teach and much, much more. She has proven herself invaluable to this sim, to the point that she does many things better than i do, and i regularly lead new members to her for education. she’s gotten that good at what she does.
If you’ve never been on a Merilee tour of the sim, i highly recommend it… i tag along on them whenever i can just for the fun of it.
She has become a family member, an asset, a confidant, and a friend. I can no longer imagine this place without her, and i know that without her it would only be half of what it is now.
She keeps telling me that she is just part of the team. I say she is the lynchpin of the team… she keeps us all together, checks us when we err, picks us up when we fall down, and reminds us of what we’ve done together here when we forget.
She has made herself invaluable to me and Trasee, and to our Chi Tau family.
I have been working hard to keep this a secret from her for a long time now… which isn’t easy for me, but…
thank you Merilee for everything you do for me, and for us. in your honor i officially declare this party not just a Chi Tau anniverary, but a Merilee appreciation party as well.
Thank you for being here and taking care of all of us. We all love you.
That sentiment applies to all of our admins too, you all go out of our way to take care of us and we appreciate each and every one of you, thank you so very much.
(copied from the speech Ancilla gave at the start of the anniversary party, March 23, 2019)