- Published: 16 December 2012
Welcome to Scionergy, by the Scion community for the Scion community...
So, what is Scionergy you ask? Scionergy is an idea, a concept, a process in the making, essentially, it is a collaboration of ideas of a group of individual Scion owners - Scionists - gathered since the launch of Scion Owners Club of Ottawa website back in June of 2012, and coming together to create an exciting, fun, amazing community for other Scion owners.
Scion-er-gy [sahy-uhn-er-jee] noun. the contributions of two or more Scionists that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual Scionists contributions.
I came up with the concept for, and the word Scionergy from, the definition of the word Synergy found at dictionary.com:
syn-er-gy [sin-er-jee] noun, plural syn·er·gies.
1. the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.; synergism.
2. Physiology, Medicine/Medical . the cooperative action of two or more muscles, nerves, or the like.
3. Biochemistry, Pharmacology . the cooperative action of two or more stimuli or drugs.
Origin: 1650-60 < Neo-Latin synergia < Greek synergia, equivalent to synerg (ós) (see synergism) + -ia -y3
Related forms: syn·er·gic [si-nur-jik] adjective.
"Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts."
- Ray French, Charlotte Rayner, Gary Rees, Sally Rumbles, et al., Organizational Behaviour (2008)
"A designed beauty of synergy is that it serves only to add, never subtract."
- Barb Rententbach, Synergy (2009)
Scion is more than just a car company, it is an idea revolving around being unique, different, standing out from everyone else. Just looking at some of their vehicles: first generation xB - a boxy, not very sexy with no curves, no smooth lines, it was something no one had ever seen before - Scion stood out from everything else. But, Scion is also about its owners, about passion for vehicles, about energy, excitement, self expression - Scion offers quality built vehicles, with the basis to completely customize it any way you see fit, at an affordable price.
Jack Hollis, VP of Scion for North America, is a perfect example of someone who is passionate about cars, who is enthusiastic about Scion the company, their vehicles, but most of all, the owners - the members who make up the Scion communities everywhere. Scion owners tend to be people who are passionate about cars, especially their Scion - whether it be the brand new Scion FR-S boxer-engine powered, rear wheel drive sports car pushing 200hp stock, an older first generation xB to the newer xB, the smaller xD, the proven tC sport coupe, or the smart looking Scion iQ - they love their Scions!
So, Scionergy - just like synergy - is about bringing people of the same mindset together - Scion owners who love their Scions - to build a better community for everyone. Scionergy is about that passion for cars, that passion for community, and about being part of a family that is growing every day.