Club Spotlight: Onks Pakko?

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Behold Onks Pakko?! – The Club created by the Finn who named it, then eventually left, never revealing to anyone what the name means. Let’s hope it’s clean, but funny enough that the former leader is having a good chuckle… because humor definitely motivates this amazing multi-national Club!

1. What is the name of your Club, what league are you in, and who is your Club Leader?

Onks Pakko? is the name of the club. We are in the Platinum League. Captain Thirty Eight is our leader. The Club was founded by our former leader who is from Finland. We are not sure the meaning behind the club name. We go by ‘Onks’ for short.

2. And who is your Club Co Leader?

There are many co-leaders in Onks. Below lists the honorable mentions who stand out: LaFawnduh is our biggest cheerleader, recruiter and has a memory like a vault. Naomi is LaFawnduh’s bestie. Samantha is our sunshine. Mohammed is the funniest and always SMASHES IT. Michelle has super powers- top spot. Longstreet holds everyone accountable. Brittaney, Glick and Dr. Hugs rally the team. All of the CL’s have earned their spot as CL.

3. How long has your Club been around?

“Onks” player Debra won first place in the Have Fun Staying Put contest in May with this Solitaire TriPeaks inspired dish.

I believe the Club was established in late 2019. Lehtenine was the original founder. She built a strong team. Regretfully she decided it would be best (for the team) for her to leave because she felt that she was unable to keep up. We owe her a debt of gratitude for bringing us together. Respect!

4. What’s your motto?

SMASH IT! (Motto coined by Mohammad). SMASHING the Club Quests and Tributes is what this game is all about. It takes a a whole lotta team work to SMASH IT!

5. What do you talk about in the Chat Channel?

Most of us enjoy chatting. We are a super friendly team. We use the chat to share game tips, encourage one another, hold everyone accountable, but mostly we enjoy getting to know each other on a more personal level while having fun and making each other laugh a little. We also use the Club notes to honor Million Coin Club members- Must have a million Coins or more to be in the sub-club. Plus we keep track of members birthdays and where team members live.

6. Is your Club’s name accurate? If not, what SHOULD the Club be called?

Currently none of us are Finnish and nobody knows the meaning behind Onks Pakko? We call ourselves ‘The Insomniac’s’ because most of us play in the wee hours. We are also known as ‘Team 38’.

7. What’s one word that will set your Club into hysterics?

“WAM” – it is when someone drops midstream without the courtesy of letting the team know. WAM! Is when we lose the Club points and rank in the league and we absolutely HATE when that happens. We would prefer to have an exit plan when it’s time.

8. What’s the funniest memory you have about your Club?

We had a new member who went by the name, WAM. WAM was in the top spot and helped our Club get to top 3 in the league with a foreseeable promotion. Without notice, WAM left the Club and we plunged towards the bottom of the league. Oh yea, we were all fuming- disappointing! A few of our Million Coin Club members sacrificed a lot of Coin and worked extremely hard to pull us back up toward the top, but it wasn’t enough to get the promotion. Then about a week later, the Captain (Leader) accidentally accepted a ‘join’ request from another Club which sent the team into a frenzy. LaFawnduh claimed that she was running around her house naked in sheer panic, ready to set the world on fire. For about 10 minutes, the team was confused- thought the Captain had a ‘WAM‘ moment, and for no apparent reason. But fortunately some members connected on FB. Captain messaged a Co Leader and was sent an invite to rejoin. All was well again and Captain resumed her rightful role as the team leader. So now anytime someone drops from the Club w/o notice, we say, “we just got WAMMED” and we hate when that happens. 🙁

9. Has your Club ever helped anyone through some difficult times?

Though our team resides in 5 different countries, I think the Club has helped all of us through this tough time of a global Pandemic. Some have lost their jobs. Some have had reduced work hours. Some have small kids who need more attention and require home schooling. Someone had a surgery. Another had new a baby. Someone even had new baby goats. No matter where we are in this world, all of have been affected by Covid in one way or another, and ALL of us have had to shelter at home. And due to of the nature of the corona virus, we become concerned when someone stops playing and communicating. Through it all, we have developed a bond, kept each other company, entertained one another, and offered friendships. It’s a crazy world, but we are all going to get through this and we will be okay.

10. Who’s the funniest member of your Club and why?

Besides Mohammed who is the coolest, funniest and always SMASHING IT, LaFamoie is funny. LaFamoie is LaFawnduh and Naomie combined- Solitaire besties. They like to hang out together in the middle of the board, so they feel like they are “together”. FYI.. they met through the game app, never met in real life 😀

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