[Ansteorra] Dissolutions..pop numbers..

Elizabeth Blackthorne eblackthorne at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 06:51:36 PST 2008

Greetings Ansteorra,
Many people seem to believe that loss of numbers is people allowing
memberships to lapse, that is often not the case.  People move for modern
reasons and move their membership with them.  This looks like a "loss" when
in actuality it is often another group's "gain".  Here in West Texas this
happens many times due to economy and the better jobs being in Dallas, Fort
Worth, Houston, Austin, etc.  The real "losses" are the people who move to
these areas, move their membership and then decide not to play due to the
local group.  The areas I have mentioned are areas that a 20 person drop
would not feel significant, however is very significant.  An investigation
of the "lost" numbers who have moved and become a "gain" for someone else
would shed light on this.  Especially if these "gained" members then let
their membership lapse.  We would then find out what groups are really
retaining and what groups are losing.  This investigation need not be done
on any official level, but could be done to pin point problems that we
aren't aware of so that they can be fixed.

As far as West Texas, though we will always have the drops as I said before,
but we have many "home town folks" who will remain here to keep this dream

L. Elizabeth Blackthorne
Shire of Crossrode Keep

Plant a tree...We have more paperwork!

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