[Ansteorra] Western Region

estarkey at camalott.com estarkey at camalott.com
Wed Jan 9 20:00:42 PST 2008

Was it truly looked at from every possible angle?  What is the best outcome 
from this action?  What is the worse outcome of this action?  How will this 
affect members of the SCA in these groups?  Will all of them quit playing? 
Will some of these quit playing?  Will none of them quit playing?  Will it 
make any difference to the local towns?  The military bases near them, in 
that SCA members in the military will have no support group when they come 
there?  The schools, or children's groups who would like a Middle Ages show, 
and do not have one locally anymore?  Will this action gain more members of 
the SCA in the short run or in the long run?  Will these people affected 
even bother to protest this action, or will their protests because of the 
way we are doing it have any consequences to Ansteorra, or to the 
Corporation?  How will this action be perceived by the rest of the Kingdom, 
by the rest of the Peers?  Did they ask anyone outside of the SCA what this 
action of officers of a non for profit organization would look like?  (Not 
applying written standards, abrupting dissolving five branches, wholesale 
firing without notification or written cause of subordinate officers, 
transfer of monies?)

HE AmaRyah

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Deborah Wade" <rhiannonferchcian at yahoo.com>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 7:57 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra] Western Region

> As one of the founders of the Shire of Bonwick I have been reading and 
> thinking about the Western Region alot during the last several days.  The 
> Great Officiers, Their Majesties and Their Highness have been faced with a 
> difficult problem which they felt needed to be addressed.
> I know that they looked at the impact of their actions from every possible 
> angle that they could think of and tried to determine the course of action 
> that would be best for the Populace of our Kingdom and its Western lands 
> as well as the Kingdom as a whole.  The action was a difficult one to 
> undertake and it wasn't done without considering what could potentally 
> happen.
> Those of us not residing in major urban areas should also take note.  The 
> SCA is not growing the way it did for many years we are in a leveling off 
> period or possibly even a decline.  Think about how to recruit and support 
> new members until they are able to stand on their own within this 
> organization so that we can continue to participate in an activity that we 
> all enjoy.
> Drive times, population density and the economy can not be changed, but 
> there are some good things coming from the changes.  The Western Region no 
> longer has a full slate of Regional Officers to fill and support.  Those 
> individuals holding the Regional Offices can now focus their attention and 
> energy on growing their respective home groups rather than trying to 
> nurture the entire region.
> The disolution of the Shires is not an absolute yet.  Master Pug pointed 
> out earlier this week that there is a process for appeal.  I encourage the 
> members of each of the affected branches to  decide wheather it is better 
> to remain a Shire, take a step back and become a Canton of the Barony or 
> some other action as seems appropriate for your individual branch and the 
> people in it then take the action that seems most appropriate.
> The strength of Ansteorra as a whole espeically its Western edge is the 
> ability of the people to look to the future and to overcome adversity by 
> seeing potential for growth.
> Mistress Rhiannon ferch Cian
> Founding member of Bonwick
> Holder of the Shire's Southern Cross
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