Happy Day of the Sun!

Sunday Newsletter: 12/29/2019

Sun by Pittun on DeviantArt

Quote of the Day:

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent Van Gogh

Challenge of the Week:

Champion of the Week: @jwebdev

Congrats! You’re our weekly recipient of the legendary red           Champion of the Week role in our Discord server!

Our Next COTW: Developing your Morning Routine

Book of the Month:

For the Month of December, we are choosing from Books of the Month we have read previously.

KOA Community Events

KOAI Solstice Event


When is it? January 3rd, 8PM UTC. Check here to calculate when that is for you: http://bit.ly/koaisolstice20 The winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere and the longest day in the southern hemisphere, happens on December 22nd. In celebration, KOAI is hosting a gathering of storytelling in early January! We call on you to help bring myths and tales from your culture, or cultures that you’re studying and/or are interested in, and come and share them with the community. This event will be hosted in a voice channel 
Interested in being a story teller? Contact @Art, KOAI Witch [he/him] for more information and to let him know you’re interested, and in the mean time check what time you’re going to come in, and create a brief outline of the story you want to tell  We look forward to seeing you there! Haven’t joined KOAI yet? KOAI is KOA’s international server focused on learning more about the various languages and cultures of our world. Join here: https://discord.gg/PSmvrup


 KOA Movie Night 


When is it? January 5th, but the time is up to you! Please use the following link to let us know what times work best for you: http://whenisgood.net/movienight2020

Prepare your snacks, grab your drinks… and get ready for KOA’s first movie night of the new year! We’ll all be hanging out in a voice channel and watching a movie as a whole group. More information will be provided when a final time is decided upon. If you’re interested in joining us, be sure to keep notifications on for this channel as I’ll be following up with a poll to vote on a movie along with a finalized time. I look forward to seeing you all there! 

Other News

A Word on the Future of Newsletters.

  • In an attempt to consolidate and simplify our news at KOA, we’ve decided to use our News Page on our site as our one stop shop for all things new in the KOA world. Each of our department heads will specifically keep it updated, and all longer updates will continue to have their own separate posts, not pinned like the newsletter at the top of the page.


Community Improvements:

  • Led by @erschmidt, Academics is our brand new sector to discuss studying techniques and all things academics.
  • Meditation is finally a club and is joinable in #front-desk!

Engineering Updates:

  • Our Community Pom Tool is nearly complete!
  • We’re beginning to work on a brand new bot to run Trivia Events in the near future. More on this soon!
  • Our Podcast is now in production. Thank you to all who have been sending in their feedback and ideas to make this awesome.

That's all for this week!
Make today count and be well.