Pat Mullins paedrics at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 15 20:28:36 PST 2008

I'm pretty sure there was one at the last Round Table, but I could be wrong. Being goofy instead of a GOofS, I was standing in the parking lot in the rain at that point.

KEYNA <keyna at hot.rr.com> wrote: I have never seen any closed meetings at any round tables before. BTW
Supposed closed meetings gets groups shut down. What does it make the
Kingdom look like?

-----Original Message-----
From: ansteorra-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:ansteorra-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Ian Dun Gillan
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 12:33 PM
To: Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] CLOSED MEETINGS

Greetings All,
I have thought about the concern of a closed meeting and had to ask 
myself...would I rather the business end of the SCA was taken care of in a 
professional and effectient manner trusting the officers involved to do 
their jobs correctly, or do I REALLY need to be there to be privy to every 
minute detail of the adminstrative business of this Kingdom? Maybe you 
should ask yourselves that same question. Exactly how important is it to you

that you be able to sit there and listen to ALL the details?

I know what my answer was, being the Baron of Northkeep, and having served 
as both a local and regional seneschal, I can understand the need for a 
closed meeting, especially if it is done to protect the identity of an 
individual or individuals. I trust the Kingdom Seneschal and the Greater 
Officers of State and I would hope that they would not knowingly break the 
rules of this Kingdom, the SCA, or mundane law. I trust that any proposed 
changes in an individual or groups status, or proposed changes in rules or 
regulations that resulted from decisions made in any closed meeting 
invloving offficers of the SCA would be made publically known in as timely 
and professional manner as possible. So given those considerations it is my 
opinion that it is necessary that all meetings of officers of the SCA need 
be open to the general populace.

Ian Dun Gillan
Lord of Chemin Noir
Baron of Northkeep

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