Safe Waters Foundation

~ Safe Waters Foundation Charter

Safe Waters Foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of Second Life. We bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.

Note: Safe Waters Foundation (without !!! in name) on inWorldz is in no way affiliated or endorsed by our group. Any complaints or questions about the inWorldz Safe Waters Foundation group should be sent directly to that groupís owners.

~ Safe Waters Foundation Goals

The goals of SWF reflect our charter:
  • To assist those considering a mer life.
  • To increase awareness in the general public that there is a mer option.
  • To make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible.
  • To assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community.

~ Relay For Life

Relay For Life (RFL) is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Originating in the United States, the Relay For Life event has spread to 21 countries. Relay events are held in local communities, campus universities, military bases, and in cyberspace. Although the main objective of Relay is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event is held to spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and unite a community in the fight against cancer. [1]

For more information, visit the RFL web site. SWF participates regularly in RFL - watch for announcements of future RFL campaigns.

[1] Wikipedia

~ Mer of the Month Project

Mer of the Month (MoM) is a position of honor and service. Each MoM is the official ambassador for SWF and is expected to uphold the stated goals of SWF (listed above).

The chosen Mer will carry out a project that serves to further SWF's mission, and will receive a limited edition cape and circlet embedded with the birthstone for the month during which they served. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete the application which is available from SWF officers.

Once completed, send your application to Grace or Cynthia. Applications will be reviewed by SWF officers. If no applications are received, nominations will be called for. Those nominated will be approached and given the opportunity to accept or decline. This is not a popularity contest and it is our hope that all members might try being MoM for a month. We are all ambassadors when it comes down to it.

~ Video of the Month

Mers of Fanci's Deep - Click in lower right for full screen mode.

~ SWF Blog

You can find the SWF Blog at Blogspot. Minutes of the most recent SWF Meeting can be found there as well.

~ Events Calendar

The Events Calendar shows mer-friendly events. Members can get permission to post to the calendar by working with GraceSWF Wrigglesworth. You need to be willing to share an email address (many use gmail as it is a Google calendar).

For occasional events, contact Chicky Troughton (justachicky.goldshark) to have your event added to the events calendar.

Events Calendar

~ SWF Locations

Safe Waters Foundation Headquarters - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Union%20Passage/100/240/3
Safe Waters Foundation Event Area - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Union%20Passage/193/214/4
SWF Hangout: Atlantis Underwater - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Creations%20Park/209/161/2
SWF Hangout: Blade City - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Azrael/133/190/4
SWF Hangout: The Blake Deeps - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blake%20Coast/209/168/5
SWF Hangout: Celtic's Mer Sanctuary - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Syzygy%20Selene/235/78/1
SWF Hangout: Ciboney at Trade Winds - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trade%20Winds/74/244/2
SWF Hangout: Fanci's Deep Mer Hangout - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fanci%20Deep%20NE/122/125/4
SWF Hangout: Merquarium - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eden%20Jakana/87/137/4
SWF Hangout: The Merrow Great Hall - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chaska/231/211/63
SWF Hangout: Mittandraland Mermaid Haven - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copley/150/128/22
SWF Hangout: Pine Valley Mer Club - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pandore/129/81/2
SWF Hangout: Siren's Ruins - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glory%20Land%202/109/155/2
SWF Hangout: Sunshine's Cove - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spirit%20Marina/179/111/3
SWF Hangout: Tideborns - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dark%20Energy/128/16/4
SWF Hangout: Two Moon Paradise - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Two%20Moon%20Paradise/63/156/2
SWF Hangout: Water's Edge Merhaven - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20MarieGalante/16/100/6

~ Web Sites

Safe Waters Foundation on Facebook
Mermaid Resources for SL Merfolk
Kalaya Odell's Blog: A Mermaid's World
Cynthia Maine's Blog on all things mermaid
Second Life Home Page

~ Mer Mentors

Mer Mentors are volunteer mers that are available to assist new mermaids and mermen. They can help introduce you with the mer world, and assist with questions regarding tails, AO's, HUD's, shopping, and great places to swim. Some may also help with general SL questions, but their emphasis is mer. The best way to find one is to go to SWF HQ and check who is online at the welcome desk.

Mer Mentors List

~ SWF Apprentices

An apprentice works to assist one of the officers of Safe Waters Foundation -- it's often the small details of running around, but allows so much more to be accomplished.

It is a way to give with a flexible schedule, and a way to get to know one very sage mer in a trust-building environment. Not glorious, but they are definitely part of the team. Right now the bonds are forming and trust-building as we learn to work together.

Grace's apprentice is HILDA (broomhildamcq).

Send Grace a note if you think you might like to be a SWF Apprentice. It takes reliability, great patience... oh, and a generous soul!

~ Office Hours

The senior officers of Safe Waters Foundation will be available in-world on Mondays from 7pm to 8:30pm. While we are always accessible via notecard, these office hours give you a chance to chat with one of us about any issue or idea that you have.

Monday office hours are planned throughout the month of July. If this works well, we will continue this policy into the coming months.

During office hours, Grace (graceswf.wrigglesworth), Cynthia Maine, and Zohee May Goldshark (zohee.goldshark) will be available by IM.

~ SWF Officers

Beladona Memorial - Hospitality Officer, Retail Therapist
Celtic Infinity - Officer at Large
Changingtide Resident - Officer at Large
Corkie Houston - Goddess of the Ancients
Cynthia Maine - Executive Manager
Ferretman Resident (Washashore) - Officer at Large
GraceSWF Wrigglesworth - Chief Executive Officer
Justachicky Goldshark - Officer at Large
Makalii Rhiadra - Officer at Large
Philosophia Clary - Honorary Officer
Qrystver Khandr - Officer at Large
Serafin Galli - Officer at Large
Shay Sunnyside - Officer at Large
Shiran Sabra - Officer at Large
SyrenaViolet Resident - Officer at Large
Talldah Resident - Officer at Large
Wlfric Gausan - Officer at Large
WriterOfPoetry Oceanlane - Safety Officer
Zohee Goldshark - Chief Operating Officer

~ Joining SWF

If you would like to join Safe Waters Foundation, you may use any one of the following methods:

1) Use the Safe Waters Foundation SL group information display.
2) Use the Subscrib-o-matic board which is present at each support group meeting. Meetings are held on Saturdays at 10am SLT.
3) Contact Cynthia Maine in-world, and she will invite you to the group. She can also add your titles of mermaid/merman.

~ Website Editor

Cynthia Maine is the editor for this web site. Please contact her for any additions or corrections. You may contact her in SL by instant message or notecard. You may also contact Cynthia via email at

©2014 Safe Waters Foundation
Last update: 19 July 2014