Lakes Letter – October

 Lakes Letter

TOPICS: Pick Our 2017 Theme! | Lakes of Fire Needs YOU!

Pick Our 2017 Theme!

PHOTO: DimphotographyBack in the scorching heat of August (how we miss it now) we asked you for ideas for Lakes’ 2017 theme and we received hundreds of suggestions, many of them wildly creative. After much discussion, we’ve decided to go with Lakes of Fire: Pokemon.

Just kidding. But it was an actual suggestion.

Our hard-working team lead volunteers met in Chicago a few weeks ago to debate event-wide decisions for the coming year, and that team pored over the theme suggestions, narrowing down the list to five.

Now it’s time for the most important part of the process, your vote!

Your voice is essential. We’d love to see a hearty, positive debate as people decide what to vote for, so please share this with your attending friends and let us all know why your selection is most appropriate for 2017. Let everyone know your ideas for how to turn the theme you want into reality!

Please also respect your attendees and support our Communal Effort by not attempting to game the voting process – doing so may have consequences.
Our choices are:

  • Fire & Ice
  • Pangaea
  • The Oracle at Delphi
  • The Other Side of the Fence
  • Adventure for Breakfast


Voting will close on 11/20/16, at 11:59pm EST

Lakes of Fire Needs YOU!

PHOTO: SkennedyWe have several openings for important leadership roles within Lakes of Fire and Great Lakes Experimental Arts (GLEA). These are roles for dedicated people who want to volunteer with Lakes of Fire beyond the week of the burn.

Board of Directors: 2 openings (starting Jan. 2017)
Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc. is seeking two highly dedicated volunteers to join its Board of Directors in 2017. Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc. Board members are the legal face of Lakes of Fire and are directly responsible for the long-term production and sustainability of the event.

Candidates would ideally have some experience volunteering with Lakes of Fire as a Team Lead, or a Shift Lead in previous years, however, there are no prerequisites for joining our Board of Directors, other than a deep commitment to seeing Lakes of Fire continue to thrive.

If you feel you have the experience and desire to serve the organization, event, and attendees through this vital role, please email board@lakesoffire.org to be considered for the open Board positions.

Accounting (starting Jan. 2017)
We are seeking a volunteer to take on a very important role for next year’s Lakes Of Fire – our Bean Counter!

This position roughly equates to the Accounting Department, and helps keep track of expenses, receipts, money coming in, etc. It’s a critical administrative position that helps keep G.L.E.A. Inc.’s Lakes of Fire event profitable, financially secure, legal, and openly transparent to our community.

We need to fill this role soon – please email gryffn@gmail.com if you’d like to contribute.

GATE: 1 co-lead and 1 lead in training
The Gate leads organize, manage and operate the front door to Lakes Of Fire.  This absolutely essential team has first contact with participants entering the event, collects and processes tickets, verifies I.D.s, and makes sure everyone gets wrist-banded. We need organized, level-headed individuals to help keep the machine that is Gate running smoothly.

Interested parties should email Meow at gate@lakesoffire.org

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