[Bonwicke] Important Things to Consider
lamiablk at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 29 08:22:00 PST 2008
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
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
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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