Eliza will succeed Carly Beery, veteran committee member, makeup guru, and hero of zombie awareness. By edict of the Chancellor, Beery shall heretofore be Ambassador-Commander NYC Branch, and shall report to the local committee on such metropolitan developments as she deems important.
In her directorship Eliza will oversee activities of the Education & Events subcommittee, one of the cabal’s most important departmental subdivisions. Projects being spearheaded by this department include a proposed volunteerism effort to support blood donation, as well as the committee’s plans to launch a variety of themed satellite events around its annual festivities for World Zombie Day weekend (Oct. 12-14)
“She’s perfect for it,” said husband Gino Sinopoli, “She’s seen or knows of like every zombie movie ever made.”
In other committee news:
—The ZAC approved an amendment to its charter providing its Chancellor to make interim appointments to fill committee vacancies at any time, effective immediately upon proclamation and without vote of approval by the committee. A unanimous vote of attending members combined with absentee ballots from non-attending provided the 9/10 majority necessary to amend the ZAC’s charter.
—the ZAC will commemorate World Zombie Day on October 13, 2o12 in solidarity with allies in cities around the country. The ZAC received official confirmation of the date earlier this month from World Zombie Day Headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; cities who’ve already confirmed WZD events for Oct. 13 include Jacksonsville, FL, Tuscon AZ, Fayette MO, Flint MI, Orlando FL, and Anchorage, Alaska so far.
In Pittsfield, the ZAC will host a series of themed recreational educational events that weekend, on which it will make a more detailed formal announcement in May.
–The Communications & Outreach subcommittee reported on its April 24 meeting and finalized planning for the committee’s upcoming expert panel discussion at BAMCon next Sunday at the Crowne Plaza hotel.