As a minor representative of the Touhoustuck Subgroup of HRVAstuck, we are eternally grateful for your acceptance and great integration of outsiders such as Tokiko, Kagura, Chen, and I. As the Touhou group is not very large in HRVA (or in VA in general), we often tag along with you all to have fun and fellowship together. I really do applaud HRVA at large for its organizational work and exemplary behavior over the last couple years. We do have our dramas and our flaws (definitely me included!!), but it humbles me greatly because I do travel a lot to different conventions up and down the East Coast and Midwest, observing other groups’ operations and realize how much of a gift we all have together, not as one, but as a whole. We listen and do our best to be observant.
I hope we can continue to be good ambassadors and stewards as a whole, together. No single person can take credit, not even myself, on how we act. We all do it together and we do it all really damn well. What humbles me the most is that other *stuck groups hear of us and have a lot of a good things to say about us, and even sometimes seek us out for advisement and I often blush going “no I can’t do that.”
I know I have a lot of problems, mentally, behaviorally and whatnot (hell I don’t think I am a good example at all!), but when the axe goes to the grindstone, I do my best to be an adviser and it makes me feel proud to be HRVAstuck.