2015 Annual Report

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This is the Annual Report of the New OutRiders, Inc., non-profit from January 1, 2015 through the end of the end of the calendar year on December 31, 2015 presented to the membership by the High Council.

Membership
Games 5
Active Officers 34
Active Members 127
Registered Members 176[1]
New Recruits 85
Detaggs 122

Membership

Realms

Rift, Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online and Elder Scrolls Online were all closed this year, leaving ArcheAge, EverQuest 2, Dungeons & Dragons Online, Neverwinter and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Active Officers

Both Roxanne and Lasarian stepped down from the High Council. Bammer, Ryland, Imaultis and Zyera were promoted to the High Council, although Bammer had to step down a few months later. Tundrra and Yavool remain on the HC.

There was an average of 34 Officers, including the HC, in 2015. This is a member to officer ratio of just over 6:1.

Active Members

NOR had on average 247 active members in total this year. This swung from a low of 210 in February, to a high of 299 in May. [2]

Registered Members

As of year end 2015, there were 589 registered users on the forums. 176 of which had registered during 2015.

New Recruits

As of this date, the number of applications submitted via the application on the site is 1,160. [3]

Detaggs

Finances

Income
Donations, gifts $0.00
Donations, cash $465.00
Store $0.00
Investments $0.00
Total Income $465.00
Expenses
Hosting -$0.00
Teamspeak 3 -$257.04
PayPal fees -$15.29
Administrative -$18.50
Other
Bammer's PC
-$50.00
Total Expenses -$325.54
Starting Balance $223.52
Balance $362.98

Income

No investments were made this year ... again.

For the record, had NOR raised just under $1,000 in 2012 when Lasarian first proposed investing on behalf of the guild, we could have bought ten (10) shares each (for example) of Comcast, Time Warner, Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts for a total of $912.80, that initial investment would be worth $2,634.60 today. This would put NOR well underway to a central endowment that would fund guild expenses forever, without the need for annual donations. A contribution of $4 per member would get us started.

Expenses

Hosting fees for the Teamspeak 3 server where paid this year in the amount of $257.04.

The PayPal fees are what is taken as their "cut" from each donation or payment. It is 2.9% of the amount plus 0.30 per transaction.

Tundrra was reimbursed the expense of renewing the non-profit and $50 was given to the member, and erstwhile High Councilor Bammer, toward a new PC.

Notes

  1. Refers to the forums.
  2. According to the monthly Duchy Reports.
  3. Based on the automatic iteration of the "id" field in the database.

See also