The Order of Leviathan’s Steering Committee is a leadership council dedicated to working with all members to unite the Order, further Leviathan spirit and help with organizational activities such as dues collection, online presence, event planning, induction process, merchandise, arbitrating internal disputes and promoting the Order’s interests.
A position not to be taken lightly, as much of the decision making is time consuming and at times repetitive. An Order member who is thinking of running for the SC, should consider this as a non paying role that is full of hard work and is expected to make time and put effort into their appointed area and group duties.
All Steering Committee members know of their duties and requirements before accepting the honored position they are given. This task is to join other brothers and sisters of the OoL, at the round table of equals that act as one. To help guide, protect and act as a voice, representing the Order of Leviathan. Handling duties, organizing events, and all OoL business. This position is a serious and difficult task. Each possession needs to be filled, for the team to stand and be as a strong unified authority.
2020–2022 Steering Committee
The Helmsman has the lead role in the SC of the Order. The SC is a round table and the Helmsman acts as the first voice when there is a need to have the ‘call to vote’ given to them by the LLC holders on any addition to the articles or events involving Order members or Order business via regular voting by the officers or voting members. Should the need arise, the Helmsman is empowered to act unilaterally on matters of high urgency. The Helmsman may also ask for the creation of an advisory committee made up of Master Leviathan members to further look into a particular subject.
The Navigator is the second to the Helmsman in matters relating to the SC and may act in his stead, if the Helmsman is unavailable, on urgent matters. Should the position of Helmsman become vacated, the Navigator will assume said title, a new Navigator will be brought in by the LLC holders. If a topic that needs to be resolved.
Sergeant at Arms
It’s the Sergeant at Arms’ duty to resolve internal disputes within the Order and to investigate matters of gross misconduct. In the case of a dispute between two members, those members may bring their matter to the SC for arbitration. Such arbitration is not a requirement, but is offered to the members as a way to move past an ugly impasse.
The Purser, being the SC’s only non-elected position, is responsible for the funds of the Order, as well as ensuring that all fiduciary matters of the Order are properly handled. The Purser shall also be responsible for the Treasure Chest: an SC petty cash allotment to be used for operational funds such as printing, postage etc.,
Keeper of the Codex
The secretary of the Order, the Keeper of the Codex is responsible for recording the details of all official meetings, activities and decisions made by the Order and sharing condensed meeting minutes with the general membership. They keep records of all member contact information, signed articles and archives of important communications, and also assist in the preparation of official Order events by helping acquire and maintain records of all permits, contracts and arrangements.
The lookout is responsible for maintaining and cultivating the Order’s online presence through the official website and social media channels. They also serve as the official liaison for all media inquiries. While any member may speak to the media on their own behalf, the Lookout is the primary contact for media relating to the Order itself.
Former officers of the Steering Committee may continue to serve in an advisory capacity.
Being a Master leviathan proves you have what it takes, to take charge, do what needs to be done for the Pirate Community and the Order at large, while dealing with the changes the Order makes, if you like the changes or not. One must put aside one’s personal feelings and views at times and handle the tough topics. Like an adult, like a boss, like what we are meant to be when applying to do this job. As we know all that is expected of us, before we join the SC.
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Becoming a Steering Committee Officer
To be on the Steering Committee, one must do a lot of work and hang in there through all the tough choices. To get the honor of being a Master leviathan, (Someone who has completed their full term in the SC), one needs to stick it out for that entire term, and earn their stripes. Much like the gray hairs you will earn doing so.
Each potential Member of the Steering Committee must…
* Be a current “Active Member” of the OoL & have been in the order for at least two years.
- This requirement may be overlooked in times of emergencies, by loss of current SC members.
* Submit their resume and cover letter + be interviewed by one of the OoL Heads of the LLC.
* Read and pass a legal conduct and acceptable behavior test.
* Sign a non-disclosure | confidentiality agreement and a work release contract, containing all necessary information and full requirements.
* Swear and speak the oath of the SC/ML, to uphold the ideals and maintain the quality of the OoL, and become an official SC officer.
* Additional requirements expected of said members wishing to take part in the SC, will be given to those who wish to apply for said positions upon completion and passing the ‘conduct and acceptable behavior test’.