There’s no other way to say this, 2015 was incredible for RT SideQuest.
We recapped much of our year in our first Annual Report, which can be downloaded at FY2015 Annual Report. Again, this is our first attempt at compiling such a report, so it may not be as “complete” as reports you see from other larger organizations. But as with all things, we hope to improve in the future!
- In 2015 we hosted more than double the number of events we had in 2014
- We sold event tickets to more than 700 RT community members
- More of you contributed to our charitable causes than in any prior year
- Our total raised for charity in 2015 exceeded $30,000, more than $10,000 beyond our 2014 total
Again, it was incredible. And we’re hoping to make 2016 even better!
On that note, 2016 is going to bring quite a few changes to RT SideQuest. As you may already be aware, I (Grady) have stepped down as President, CEO, and Event Director. The Board of Directors accepted my resignation and it became effective yesterday, with the close of 2015. I have asked to stay involved in a role such as “Charity Director”, allowing me to continue to develop RTSQ’s charitable efforts and build even stronger relationships with our charity partners.
The Board has reached out to a few people regarding the various open positions, and hopes to name a new CEO soon. There will be some additional reorganization as well, mostly involving new positions being created to share the workload that we’ve created for ourselves. If you are interested in becoming more involved in RT SideQuest, please reach out to us. But please take note that RT SideQuest is an all-volunteer organization. No one, from the Board of Directors to the CEO to our Spectre event volunteers, receives any sort of monetary compensation.
I want to wrap this post up with a hearty thank you to everyone who has supported RT SideQuest over the years, every person who I have met at our events, and every single one of our donors. You are the reason that RTSQ exists, and you are the reason that it has been such a joy to put countless hours into this organization. I cannot express how much fun I have had over these last four and a half years. I look forward to helping our new leadership take RT SideQuest to the next level, whatever that may be.
Thank you all so much.
Happy New Year!