[Bonwicke] Important Things to Consider

Jena Kirby lamiablk at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 29 08:22:00 PST 2008

Ni Hao

Just as a side note, we are actually about 9 members short. With the change in Kingdom law, we must have at least 35 members total with 10 being sustaining. I know that we were thinking 30, but we were mistaken on that point. Everything else, however, is on the mark.

Li Xiao Wuya
Baroness of Bonwicke

 "Everyone is naive at nineteen. We only think that we are not, and that is the cruel irony of it." Jo Goodman, The Price of Desire

From: HE Chiang <chiang at clearwire.net>
To: Bonwicke <bonwicke at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2008 10:28:34 PM
Subject: [Bonwicke] Important Things to Consider

  Greetings Bonwicke,
I am having a hard time writing this but thought 
that I really should. There are some things we really need to think about in the 
very near future. Our paid memberships are down below what they need to be to 
stay a Barony. At present we are about 4 members short. While this would be 
fairly easy to make up, we need more than just ghost members. We need real 
people. Over the last few years, for what ever reason, our membership numbers 
have been falling. This is not just a problem here but all over Society wide. It 
is just more dire here right now. 
  We barely have people to cover needed 
offices, or deputies for them either. We have at least one that is coming up 
that we will need a replacement for. If something is not done or does not 
change, we will soon not be a Barony. Many of us have worked way too hard over 
the past nearly 20 years to see this happen. 
  We need more than just ideas to boost 
membership and recruitment, we need the older more experienced players to come 
back out. We need people that have let their memberships expire, to renew them. 
We need people that have stopped coming out to come back out. The few that do 
play are not going to be enough to stop what may be down the road. We are going 
to need the help of everyone that possibly can help. Come back out to fighter 
practice, even if you do not fight, we would enjoy the company, if the weather 
is too bad, we can meet indoors. Host a guild night, heck host a revel, just do 
  I know that when the West was dissolved, it 
hurt a bunch of us, and most of us pretty deeply. It crushes me to think that 
the same thing may happen to Bonwicke. Her Excellency Wu and myself will do what 
we can but we can only do so much. We, meaning Bonwicke, really need everyone's 
help. Renew those memberships, come back out, have some fun. If you got mad at 
someone and stopped playing, come back out and show them they can not run you 
off. If you just got bored, come back out and do something to make it more fun. 
If you can contact someone that has not played in a while, do so and get 
them to come out with you. What ever it takes.....so long as it is legal of 
  And on a more personal note.....I do not 
want to be the last Baron of Bonwicke.
  I am and remain Yours in 
  HE Chiang,
  Present Baron of Bonwicke
  Companion to the Order of the Centurions of 
the Sable Star
  Companion to the Order of the Star of 

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