[Ansteorra] Dissolutions..pop numbers..

Eadric Anstapa eadric at scabrewer.com
Fri Jan 11 13:07:22 PST 2008

It can be about more than just population counts and a slate of officers 
on the rosters.    It's about having  viable, active, and healthy 
population of officers and populace.

Lets face it folks can collect funds and purchase memberships to get 
population counts up.  But if the folks whose names are on those 
memberships aren't active and contributing then the raw numbers are just 
a fantasy.

Likewise you can have a full slate of warranted officers but if those 
officers aren't actually doing anything then that is damaging.  It's 
often  better to have a non-essential office simply be vacant than 
having someone on the roster who isn't doing anything, particularly if 
they are on the roster but are not submitting their reports.  If the 
required officers aren't submitting their reports and paperwork 
regularly, accurately,  and on-time then that is badness and certainly 
grounds for removing people from offices immediately and for dissolving 

If the kingdom officers feel that there is evidence that the officer 
pool is not large enough then it is possibly because they cant find 
enough qualified applicants for the jobs or that the ones who are 
applying and being given the positions aren't doing everything they need 
to be doing.

The health of a branch is about a lot more than just raw numbers or the 
names on a roster.


Chass wrote:
> But if your numbers are larger than the required Group be it 
> shire/canton/barony and you have a full slate of officers and they use this 
> excuse something is amiss. From what has been said this was the case of a 
> couple of the groups.
> Chass of Rundel aka Charinthalis Del Sans
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Richard Threlkeld" <rjt at softwareinnovation.com>
> To: "'Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.'" <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 9:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Dissolutions..pop numbers..
>> It does not matter whether the losses are people moving to another area of
>> the kingdom, another kingdom, or losing interest. The net result is a
>> reducing pool to take on the responsibilities of effectively running the
>> groups. You can certainly argue that the existing pool is sufficient, but
>> you cannot argue that the existing pool is not becoming smaller. And the
>> Kingdom officers have said there is some evidence that it is not large
>> enough at this time.
>> Caelin on Andrede 

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