Greetings & Salutations,
This year for our 15th Anniversary, Prof. Aqua Rye compiled what I think is one of the greatest testaments to the diversity and creativity of our community: The Hogwarts Online Cookbook.Over our long and storied history, we have kept vivid records, dedicated forums, and annually commemorated our founding, but I personally thing this cookbook is the first great "monument" to the way our site brings people together.
As such, I personally felt that a special recognition was warranted, for all those who made submissions, but particularly to the person we have to think for serving as the editor of the book: Aqua. However, because she has already been awarded the Special Services to the School, I had to get creative.
Thus, I am pleased to present to Aqua the first ever Founder's Award.
Since the founding of Hogwarts Online, our beloved site has touched the lives of countless members. Occasionally, those members return the favor by doing something extraordinary to commemorate the impact our community has had on them. The Founder's Award was created so that, from time to time, when a member exhibits a deep expression of love, pride, or gratitude for our community, their contributions can be recognized.
Anyone who joined in 2005 may recommend the sitting Owner grant this honor to a member. The Owner may also give this award at their discretion or on advice of the Governors.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all who helped make an extraordinary 15th Anniversary Celebration possible.