It’s the beginning of a new year and for 10/31 Consortium, that means the 2012 membership dues are due. In the coming weeks, please be on the lookout for your membership dues invoice. Invoices will be sent to the mailing address and email address listed on your membership application. If this has changed since you became a member, please update your contact information by emailing Kareem Griffen ( or Jennifer Taylor Chick ( Please do your best to get your membership fees in on time. At only $31 per person, it is a great value.


We hope you have enjoyed your membership in 10/31 Consortium and will want to continue growing with us. We had an amazing first year and I’m still in awe with all that we have accomplished:


We currently have over 100 members.

We held 6 events in our first year: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Peanut Butter Cup Mini-Golf Tournament, Black and Orange Social, Shiver Me Timbers Scavenger Hunt, Baton Rouge Halloween Parade and the Nightmare Before Christmas Review.

We publish a monthly e-newsletter.

We created this website.

We designed a signature throw.

We created a hand-drawn parade commemorative poster.

We collected nearly 2,000 pounds of food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

We collected 75 costumes for the Baton Rouge Big Buddy Program.

We donated $1,031 to Our Lady of the Lake Children”s Hospital.

We started a new and totally awesome Baton Rouge Halloween tradition!

Hopefully, being a part of all those wonderful things is reason enough for you to continue your membership in 10/31 Consortium. If not, here’s another one…


At our December officer’s meeting, it was decided that all future Kings and Queens of the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade would be determined through a point system. This system is actually quite simple: Any member of 10/31 Consortium in good standing (dues are paid) is eligible to receive points toward royalty. The male and female with the most points in a given time period will be the King and Queen of the next Baton Rouge Halloween Parade!


Benefits of Becoming Royal:


Honor of holding the title of Baton Rouge Halloween Parade King or Queen for one year.

Will ride in the royal convertible in parade.

Name in all press releases associated with parade.

Honor of presenting the 10/31 Consortium donation check to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in December.

Honor of coronating the next year’s royalty at the Black and Orange Social in July.

Name listed in club history on


How to Get Points:


Submit a Newsletter Article – 7 points

Sponsor an Event or Provide an In-Kind Donation – 25 points

Secure a Third Party Event Sponsorship or In-Kind Donation – 25 points

Event Volunteer – 25 points

Event Attendance – 15 points

Event Attendance with Non-Member Guest – add 5 points per guest

Event Attendance with a Non-Perishable Food Donation – add 3 points

Donate a Service (must submit a Service Time Verification Form) – 5 points per hour

Charter Member (application date must be prior to 01/01/2012) – 31 points

Currently Serve as a 10/31 Consortium Board Member – 50 points

Served as a Krewe Captain in the previous year”s Halloween Parade – 75 points


The points time frame for the King and Queen of the 2012 Baton Rouge Halloween Parade are January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. The male and female with the most points will be notified by July 5, 2012 of their royal status and will be formally announced at their coronation during the Black and Orange Social on July 28, 2012. The 2012 King and Queen will ride in the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade on October 27, 2012.


The points time frame for King and Queen of all subsequent years will be an entire year starting July 1 and ending June 30. The King and Queen will always be informed of their royal status by July 5 and will always be formally announced at their coronation during the Black and Orange Social at the end of July.


We hope this Royalty Point System will create a fun sense of volunteerism, camaraderie and competition within our membership. As always, please let us know if you have any questions.


by Kelley Criscoe Stein