[SCA-AE] Event Conflict
euriol at ptd.net
euriol at ptd.net
Wed Jan 28 12:29:03 EST 2009
Yes, it does add an additional burden on the volunteer pool. It just seems as a Kingdom grows your potential for conflict increases.
I would point out that I did not say any of this had to be set in policy.
There still is an issue of newer groups having to struggle to get a date for an event.
I also wish to note that the improved communication between neighboring groups has improved and they are trying to find out when events are tenatively planned, it makes it easier if they have a centralized point that has this information.
--- Original Message ---
From:"Michael B. Greenstein" <greenstein at earthlink.net>
Sent:Wed 1/28/09 12:08 pm
To:discussion at aethelmearc.org
Subj:Re: [SCA-AE] Event Conflict
>I know I'm jumping in this conversation late, but I wanted to share something that I saw work rather well and still had a lot of flexibility nor does it require anything to be set in stone.
>First you'd need a calander coordinator, because it does need some organizational skills.
I see a number of problems with this, in our context, leading me to the conclusion that the cure would be worse than the disease:
1. It burdens our volunteer structure with the need for more administration.
2. It burdens our volunteer structure by adding to the workload of those who make the events happen.
3. It has a potential chilling effect on the proliferation of local events, which in turn impacts the local groups, themselves. Not everyone plays at the Kingdom level, especially early in their SCA participation, and not everyone is willing (or able) to travel extensively.
4. It takes local control out of the hands of the local group, moving us farther from a consensus-based system toward one based on bureaucracy
5. I submit that as a general principal, spontaneity and enthusiasm wither as the rulebook grows.
6. "There oughta be a law!" is a phrase best used sparingly in any volunteer organization that wants to remain vital.
7. Rule 3.6-7(b) mandates that there is no point 7.
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