Hey everyone! I'm Shihab (but everyone knows me by Piplup Parfait, Piplup, Pip, iced out etc.), and I'm running for your next Pokemon Go Secretary.
Joining Pokesoc in September reignited my passion for Pokemon. Where I had once very few friends at university and fallen out of favour with PoGo years prior, I soon again found something that not only did I enjoy playing but something I loved playing with others.
Being an integral member of KCL Pokesoc alongside other KCL societies and other university Pokesocs - going to all the Community Days, attending in-person raid hours/ hosting a lot of remote raids, going to movie nights, baking Pokemon cakes - I have both acquired and showed an adeptness for this role. You only need to look at the Discord channels to see how much I truly care about Pokemon from TCG to PoGo to Showdown. I understand how events should be organised, how to handle pressure (do you know how much anxiety it is doing Altered Giratina with 4 people and 30 seconds to go?), how to communicate efficatively, and, above all, put a smile on everyone's faces!
Hence, having already somewhat assumed the de facto role of PoGo secretary, I firmly believe I have the experience and credentials to not only carry out the role as is, but expand it beyond the great work that has been done in the past year by everyone to make KCL Pokesoc the gold society it is today. For this coming year, I would love to expand our already great connections with UCL Pokesoc (perhaps some joint raid hours!) and our fellow trainers at other Pokesocs. I also have had ideas about organised PoGo PvP tournaments and perhaps hikes and walks to hatch our PoGo eggs <3.
Pokesoc is my home and you are all my Pokefamily. I have met so many awesome people and made so many memories this past year as a member of the society. Now I hope I can do the same but as your new PoGo Secretary, and meet some new faces too!