Greetings, fellow Sonomans! In recent months, there has been some confusion about the processes involved in scheduling an shard event. We had some outstanding events in 2005, including the wildly successful Twelve Days of Sonoma Christmas. We're hoping 2006 brings an even more exciting time for our little community here on Sonoma. To that end, your Stratics team is asking that event planners use this checklist as a guide to promoting your event on Stratics. Step One: Create an Event Thread Creating a Sonoma forum thread for your event gives you a great canvas to get all the details of your event out. More importantly, it gives other Sonomans an opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions, and offer to help ensure the event is a great success. Note, however, that event threads will not be made sticky, which is one of many great reasons for: Step Two: Submit to the Sonoma Calendar At the top of the Sonoma forums index, you will see this week's calendar of events. Hopefully, it will be nice and full! At the bottom right of the calendar, look for this link: Clicking it will bring up the calendar for the entire month, which for Sonoma would look an awful lot like [email protected]."][email protected][/email]. Let's make 2006 a year for the history books for everybody in the Sonoma family!