Forum Posts

Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 30, 2022
In Announcements
Just received a note from the organizer, Palm Coast is not allowing the event to proceed. Please spread the word
2
0
15
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 20, 2022
In Amanda Davidson
Ballot Results content media
11
2
38
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 18, 2022
In Announcements
The e-ballot system confirms that only one e-mail bounced (which is being dealt with) this means the e-mail is in your computer somewhere! Please vote ASAP, if everyone votes we can close the ballot early.
3
5
44
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 18, 2022
In Announcements
Saturday 24th September 12-2pm GARB Location: Fogo De Chao 4784 Town Center Pkwy Jacksonville, FL 32246 This is a Brazilian Steakhouse and the Krewe members have been invited to eat lunch (no cost). We need a final head count ASAP for seating and food - please confirm your attendance by commenting below. We have room for more Krewe members if your weekend freed up, I just need to know asap. @Cathy Greene - CONFIRMED @Hope Zaggy @Wade - CONFIRMED @Tracey aka Salty Britches - CONFIRMED @Brian Dennis - CONFIRMED @earlasaul - CONFIRMED @Erin Flannigan - CONFIRMED @CutThroat Kathy - CONFIRMED @Capt Proper Roger - CONFIRMED @Lisa (aka Tortuga) - CONFIRMED @Laura - CONFIRMED @Sarah (Mad Magnolia) - CONFIRMED @Jaime Reyes - CONFIRMED @NutCracker Jill - CONFIRMED @Sarah Fall AKA Sharpshooter Sarah - CONFIRMED
2
21
216
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 16, 2022
In Janet Halpin
Thanks to the Krewe of the Thirteen, my disabled daughter is able to see her physicians and specialists. She’s able to have her seven daily medications. They took us, strangers to them, and covered an entire quarter of her insurance premium and copays for doctor visits and lifesaving medications. You have my unwavering gratitude and respect, ladies and gentlemen. We couldn’t have done it without you.
4
2
14
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 16, 2022
In Amanda Davidson
Krewe Based on comments for the motion, and after discussion with the motion sponsor @phyllisvanorder, it has been decided not to amend the first motion, but to add a second motion to the ballot to provide for an additional month rent. MOTION 1 (no change) ********************** To approve support for Amanda Davidson: Note: This motion contravenes the current Governing Documents, an exception is proposed for the following reasons: Amanda's proposed location is in Putnam County. Amanda is employed in St Johns County. First, last, and security deposit on an apartment/house rental at $2,000 x 3 = $6,000. Utilities hook-up estimated at $400 One month additional rent = $2,000 Total assistance not to exceed $8,400 Payments to be made directly to the provider upon receipt of invoice. ************************ MOTION 2 ************************ To approve ADDITIONAL support for Amanda Davidson: Note: This motion contravenes the current Governing Documents, an exception is proposed for the following reasons: Amanda's proposed location is in Putnam County. Amanda is employed in St Johns County. A second month additional rent = $2,000 Total assistance not to exceed $2,000 Payments to be made directly to the provider upon receipt of invoice. ************************ Capt Proper Roger Captain
0
12
103
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 15, 2022
In Announcements
Amanda Davidson - DRAFT MOTION FOR DISCUSSION | Kreweofthe13 Krewe - we have a specific motion for discussion - click link above. Please give your opinion.
0
0
69
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 14, 2022
In Amanda Davidson
Krewe Amanda's original request and Krewe discussion is here Request for assistance 2022-5 | Kreweofthe13 - that thread is now closed and we will move forward with a draft motion for discussion. Based on Krewe comments there is justification to proceed with a specific motion for discussion and consideration by the Krewe. The draft motion is a starting point - it can be amended if there is general consensus regarding a change. ********************** To approve support for Amanda Davidson: Note: This motion contravenes the current Governing Documents, an exception is proposed for the following reasons: Amanda's proposed location is in Putnam County. Amanda is employed in St Johns County. First, last, and security deposit on an apartment/house rental at $2,000 x 3 = $6,000. Utilities hook-up estimated at $400 One month additional rent = $2,000 Total assistance not to exceed $8,400 Payments to be made directly to the provider upon receipt of invoice. ************************ Please give your opinion on the draft motion or suggest amendments. Discussion will close on Saturday 17th Sept and the question will be called at that time. Capt Proper Roger Captain
0
23
244
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 09, 2022
In Requests for Assistance
Name : Amanda Davidson County: St Johns What are the circumstances? I was renting a house for 3 years in Palatka. The owner and I had limited to no contact I simply paid rent via bank deposit. We (my three kids and I) were served with eviction papers at the height of the housing crisis and mass population flood to Florida. I had money saved up for a down payment but I was then told I needed to actually divorce my ex-husband (we had been separated for 12 years with restraining orders due to domestic violence against my daughters and myself). That process took several months and was finally completed August 4th. We had spent the last four months living the Sleep Inn Suites in Palatka. I’ve maxed out every card, taken out a loan I can’t pay and exhausted every resource. I’m a single mom of three teens with very few family members left alive. Wednesday night the owner of the hotel told my 14-year-old son we owed him a higher rate and back payment of $140 per week for our dog. He caused my son to have a full-fledged panic attack and threatened to call the cops on my kids while i was at work in St Augustine. We moved fully out of the hotel Thursday morning. He refuses to give back the prepaid amount for the room (I always paid in advance and I’d paid until Saturday morning). I am out of money and have had to send my kids to stay with friends of theirs. I just want a home with my kids again. I work full time. I’m more than willing to pay and work but i just can’t get the money together myself between slow season and constantly paying for hotels. And most places dislike that I have cats and a dog. Description of Dire Need Help getting into a rental unit $400 to get electric in my name. A first, last and security deposit of $2000 each. Any help for hotel stays in the meantime As of right now it looks like the soonest move in date is the 16th What will happen if you don't get help? I am homeless. My kids aren’t with me. I’m losing hope rapidly. I have been fighting to move forward and hold out hope but I’m struggling so much. Please tell us how assistance will help in the long term, will it solve the problem, or will this be a temporary solution? It will be the hand up I need. Getting into an energy efficient stable home with my kids will give me stability and the ability to get myself back out of debt and saving up to purchase a home like I was doing less than a year ago. Are there any other fund raising activities, either current or planned? - No I applied for housing and was turned down because I apparently make too much money and they don’t consider the debt or a vast majority of important relevant information Do you have a history of illegal drug use? - No Do you have any convictions for criminal behavior? - No References Phyllis VanOrder Demika Gauthier How did you find out about the Krewe of the 13? Who referred you to us? Phyllis VanOrder ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Amanda works at Barefoot Bills and is well known to Phyllis Van Order and Scott Erkelens. Allen Cole is doing the usual background check. Capt Proper Roger Captain
3
25
264
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 07, 2022
In Announcements
Krewe: We have been invited IN GARB to the Elks Lodge, this Friday evening (9th Sep). Dinner & Entertainment. Several of their members are planning to start a pirate section in the lodge and want to pick our brains and see examples of garb, This is not a social or K13 event, however it is an opportunity to interact with the community if you are interested. START TIME IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THEM FOR DINNER - 5:15 START TIME IF YOU DO NOT WANT DINNER - 7:00 MUSIC from 7 to 10pm Address: 1420 A1A S St Augustine, FL 32080 Dinner cost is $15 per person. 3 courses - main course is Chicken Parmesan IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND YOU NEED TO RESPOND BELOW TODAY - WEDNESDAY. PLEASE STATE IF YOU WILL BE EATING DINNER!! final numbers will be sent to them tomorrow. Please DO NOT comment if you are not planning to attend. Capt Proper Roger Captain
4
12
130
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Sep 01, 2022
In Announcements
Krewe 5+ years ago the pirate community was very different, Krewes did not get along at all. In fact Krewe would schedule “mandatory meetings” specifically to prevent their Krewe members from attending another Krewes event. The Captains Accord was formed (after some very painful meetings) to try to remedy this situation. Over the past 5 years we have changed the pirate community to a point where most Krewes get along. The Accord only has one rule, “No Krewe will organize any event that conflicts with another Krewes charity event which has been published on the calendar”. This means not organizing ANY event, public or private. Our social committee are doing a fantastic job of planning and coordinating events. Teri Sackmaster does a great job of maintaining the Accord calendar. This is a read only link to the calendar that can be shared with anyone. https://teamup.com/ksqanf3b3s8kvmu5du If you have an idea for an event, please check the calendar for the proposed date, if there is a red colored charity event then it is no go. Assuming that the date is clear, please then talk to the social committee (Teri, Cathy Greene, or Nancy Hahn ) if the event fits with the Krewe plans then they can add the event to the calendar to save the date. Also, we only have two major fundraising events a year, there are 2 reasons for this: 1) the Krewe voted to limit fundraising events to 2 per year and 2) if we sell alcohol at more than 2 events in a calendar year we are required to collect and pay tax on all events, including the first 2. Capt Proper Roger Captain
10
2
73
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 28, 2022
In Announcements
Krewe: Amazon Smile has donated $334.77 so far to the Krewe of the 13. For those of you who are new to the Krewe, if you shop at smile.amazon.com you are able to select our Krewe as the charity you wish to support. It costs absolutely nothing, zero, you just shop as normal and Amazon send a percentage to our Krewe. Please tell your friends and neighbors about amazon smile, hopefully they will support K13 but supporting any charity is better than letting the donation go to waste. To those Krewe members already supporting through amazon smile - Thank you! Capt Proper Roger Captain
Amazon Smile - are you supporting K13 with your shopping? content media
7
6
63
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 25, 2022
In Announcements
Krewe: There has been an increasing number of incidents of plastic "pirate coins" being left as the servers' tip in local pubs and restaurants. This is obviously disrespectful and unacceptable. Since most people don't know the difference between the Krewe's this behavior reflects on us all. - We need to identify the culprit(s) if possible. Please be on the lookout, if you see anyone leave fake coins, please take a picture of the pirate concerned and forward it to me. Capt Proper Roger Captain
7
8
61
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 24, 2022
In Announcements
Krewe: We are now a verified non-profit organization with Google. This entitles us to free use of google workspace. After some investigation we will most likely transfer from Network Solutions and Dropbox to Google applications. Watch this space. Captain Proper Roger Captain
Google for Non-Profits content media
6
2
38
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 24, 2022
In Janet Halpin
Krewe: 39 out of 48 Krewe members cast their vote (81.25%), the motion passed.
Ballot Results content media
3
3
21
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 23, 2022
In Requests for Assistance
Name: Leandra Klotzbach Jacksonville What are the circumstances? I am a homeless single mother. I am a veteran, and I desperately need your help. Sep 2021 - moved into a place that was being sublet without owners permission (I was told I was renting it from the homeowner) Jan 2022 - landlord told me to move out and broke into my place and flooded it. Much was lost. I was hurt and confused. My son was sent to his dads until I could move into a new place Feb - despite paying rent, I was evicted because the person subletting wasn’t paying his. I lost my last months rent and security deposit from move in. I lived in my car for two months. April - started renting a room May - began experiencing health problems. Missed work. Payed medical copays. Savings dwindled and became nonexistent. Now - I need money to move into a place for me and my kid (whom I haven’t seen in almost a year). I can and will pay rent once I get the place, I have that ability, but getting it is the problem. My credit is poor, so I will probably need a double deposit, plus the first months rent. I know I am asking for a lot, but I’ve tried and been denied for so many programs and housing assistance. This is my last hope. I miss my son and I just want a home again. Description of Dire Need I have budgeted. I can handle 1500 a month in rent on my own (I am currently paying 1000/month for a room - highway robbery, I know, plus I drive almost an hour for work, so a place closer to work would give me a better budget). I can also take my things out of storage which is costing me 200 a month. Given the market, I will likely not find anything too far below my goal. Given first months rent, and (given my credit and lack of rental history while living in my car, likely double) security deposit. I am expecting 4.5-5k in costs. (I have also considered using 2k to fix some bad marks on my credit to make the deposit standard, but that doesn’t fix my rental history, an comes out to the same number, so that idea was scrapped.) Moving my stuff out of storage and application fees, and missing a few days of work for house hunting: 1-1.5k Utility turn on: $300-500 My sons plane ticket home: $300 Making my family whole: priceless What will happen if you don't get help? Without any help, I am stuck where I am. I can’t get out of where I am now. Saving money is going so slowly, I’ll never make it. I never knew before how expensive it is to be homeless. I feel so unimportant and insignificant. I have reached out to family. I’ve applied for numerous programs and charities for housing assistance, low income housing, and veterans housing programs (I am a veteran). I even tried to apply for a home loan, but without a home address, I can’t even join the bank. I couldn’t fix being homeless because I didn’t have a home (a real life catch 22). I am on my own and the world is very cold out there. My son is living in Colorado until I find a place. He is safe there, but I can’t get the time I am missing with him back. He is so far away and growing up so quick - in some ways more than he should. My savings are gone, prices are too high, and saving any money is much too slow. Without your help, it will be 2-3 years before i have a home or see my son again. Please tell us how assistance will help in the long term, will it solve the problem, or will this be a temporary solution? It will fast track my ability to be housed. It will bring my beautiful boy home to his mother and show him that good and miracles still exist in the world. I will have a home and it won’t take me years of struggling to get there. Are there any other fund raising activities, either current or planned? I did a go fund me in January. It raised about $500 I applied for my local unions distress fund. They gave me $400. These funds were spent on moving my things to storage and during my health problems with missing work and copays (there are ongoing tests to identify the health problem, but I’ve passed my deductible, and am on medication that helps my symptoms so I no longer miss work) Do you have a history of illegal drug use? No Do you have an convictions for criminal behavior? I have a reckless driving charge in Virginia from 2020. I was speeding (86 in a 70). It’s considered reckless driving in Virginia and TECHNICALLY a felony. I’m not explaining why this doesn’t affect my housing problem. It should be self explanatory. References (references were provided) How did you find out about the Krewe of the 13? Who referred you to us? I was crying about my situation and how stuck I feel. I blubbered my story and my failure to a stranger. I said there was nothing more I could do and there wasn’t any hope left. They gave me the website info. I didn’t get their name. The request is being published at this time for Krewe information only. The background and circumstances of this request are being investigated by @Allen Cole (Thank You Allen) and the thread will remain locked until such time as the information is verified. If the circumstances seem familiar and you gave this person our website info, please let me know (and thank you for doing so, good job)
1
2
39
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 23, 2022
In Requests for Assistance
Already has separate category Janet Halpin | Kreweofthe13
0
0
28
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 22, 2022
In Announcements
A few members of the Krewe visited the Tolomato Cemetery on Saturday (across the road from Mojos) and left a business card at the gate. We received the following e-mail today.
Cemetery Raid a Success content media
7
0
48
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 22, 2022
In Announcements
Krewe: The last few weeks have been very productive. We have 5 solid new potential members, introduced by existing Krewe Members, in addition we have another 3 that we have yet to get to know. You will have the chance to meet them at upcoming socials. Thank you @Lisa (aka Tortuga) doing an outstanding job of managing and coordinating the potentials and Swabbies. Capt Proper Roger Captain
8
6
60
Capt Proper Roger
Officer
Aug 21, 2022
In Announcements
Krewe: We have a supply of generic Krewe business cards which we encourage Krewe Members to carry. If you are an officer or project manager, you are entitled to a personalized business card. IF YOU WANT A PERSONALIZED BUSINESS CARD, PLEASE E-MAIL ME THE FOLLOWING INFO: Pirate Name Real Name Title Phone Number e-mail (also, let me know if you need a Krewe e-mail address) If you have requested cards before I apologize for the delay - please send me another e-mail anyway. I will be placing an order on Tuesday. Capt Proper Roger Captain
2
9
61

Capt Proper Roger

Admin
Officer
+4
More actions