As the Director of Communications I am lucky enough to get to speak with many new and potential members on a frequent basis. As these new chapters form and grow, our organization as a whole strengthens and becomes better. Today I'd like to highlight some of our new and upstart chapters:
Friendly City Ogres
The Friendly City Ogres are a chapter of the Organization of Gamers & Roleplaying Enthusiasts operating out of the city of Athens in the eastern portion of Tennessee. The name is a reference to the city's famous nickname: the "Friendly City." They formed in early 2010, and have their very own members named Hooper (how can I not love that?).
Sic City Ogres
The Sic City Ogres are a chapter of the Organization of Gamers & Roleplaying Enthusiasts active in Harrisburg, Illinois. The chapter name is a reference to the local Southeastern Illinois College. The chapter is within driving distance of the Saluki City Ogres, Soil Ogres, and the Quilt City Ogres and still within a long-distance range of Gateway Ogres, Vette City Ogres, and Derby City Ogres. The chapter was formed after becoming aware of our organization during the Egypt Wars gaming convention in Carbondale, Illinois.
Derby City Ogres
The Derby City Ogres are a chapter of the Organization of Gamers & Roleplaying Enthusiasts active in Louisville, Kentucky. The main members comprised of locals native to the area as well as college students from abroad. Their chapter name is a reference to the city's own Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is hosted. Though a chapter-in-name-and-theory for some time, just recently efforts have begun to truly bring the group together and get it functional - something we fully support.
We're looking forward to meeting some new gamers and establishing some new chapters in the upcoming months, and we'll make sure you know about them!
16:13, May 16, 2010 (UTC)