A Few Reminders
All Members Are Equal
One of the most important things to note about our group is that we don’t discriminate or reward based on how long (or short) someone has been a member, what positions you’ve held or not, how often you troop, or how far you travel to troop. Everyone’s contributions and ideas matter, and everyone’s skills and enthusiasm can be used to improve our group.
We will not tolerate disrespect of members based on these or any other factors.
We Are All Volunteers
As a member or supporter of the 501st or Rebel Legion, you’re a volunteer. You volunteer your time and other resources to build costumes, travel to events, make appearances, and provide event support. Anyone who chooses to serve in an admin or unofficial position for our groups is also a volunteer. While there are expectations for each of us (trooping once a year to maintain active membership for regular members, additional duties as assigned for admin/command staff members, etc.), you are never required to attend specific events, travel to specific locations, or wear specific costumes.
We all volunteer in this group so that we can share our love of Star Wars, costuming, and/or community development and fundraising. We do not volunteer in this group for recognition, special treatment, or personal publicity.
We are not entitled to anything at an event other than the opportunity to dress in our costumes and delight the event attendees.
You Are a Responsible, Independent Adult
Staying current on legion, garrison, and base issues and events is your responsibility; it is not the responsibility of other volunteers in this group to personally inform you. Nobody gets paid to act as your personal assistant. There are various mechanisms in place to notify you of new forum posts and other important information. We expect each individual to take ownership of and be responsible for your membership in this group.
Here are a few general reminders to help you excel at being a responsible volunteer in this group:
- Read legion and garrison/base emails you receive.
- Familiarize yourself with and follow the rules and policies set forth by the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Cloud City Garrison, and Kashyyyk Base.
- When you sign up for an event, show up (or cancel ahead of time).
- Report issues to a member of the command staff instead of gossiping with your peers.
- Recognize and admit when you make mistakes.
- Tell the truth.
- Remember that we’re a group of over 150 people. It’s not possible to make everyone happy about everything all the time. As volunteers, we all do the best we can.
Remember the Golden Rule
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
You don’t have to be best friends with everyone in the group. You don’t even have to personally like everyone in the group. However, you can and should treat everyone with respect—the same way you would like for them to treat you.