[DFT] RE: My "ideal" Baron & Baroness of Elfsea are:
Richard.Threlkeld at usa.xerox.com
Wed Jul 23 12:08:49 PDT 2003
This message was sent to Baroness Dana.
I did not post it to the groups until today
because I was not sure whether her intent
was to solicit private responses or public
ones. She allowed me to post it generally today.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Threlkeld, Richard
> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 1:28 PM
> To: 'Donna Wallis'
> Subject: RE: My "ideal" Baron & Baroness of Elfsea are:
> I think Pyro and I meet most of these now and already planned
> to make the remaining ones important goals (for instance,
> those things that would require control of Moot or the award
> approval process). Like most of us, I have not been checking
> the calendars of the satellite groups and promoting their
> events and welfare outside the Barony, but after attending
> your populace meetings and talking with the Tor, my eyes have
> already been opened to the need for that. Having the hats
> would give us a platform from which to do so.
> As to the college, I will attempt to get it moving with a
> core of experienced SCA people who are either students (like
> Pyro) or Alumni (like me). We can be the stability that makes
> it work across semesters and through final exams. We can
> provide training and leadership, but I would like to see the
> officers come from the real student population with our support.
> We already travel and will do more to represent Elfsea and
> her groups. And we will try to organize ways for people who
> want to travel with us, but have problems with the expense or
> other issues to enjoy that aspect of the SCA. We have always
> done that with Gulf War (truck, camperships, arranging rides,
> furnishing helms, etc), but have not really done this for
> other events.
> As you know, I have approached you and many others for
> council even when I was not the decision maker. Pyro and I
> will continue and extend this over time whether we get the
> hats or not. In particular, it would be very negligent when
> making award recommendations to fail to ask the satellites
> who they thought needed awards or fail to ask their opinions
> of people we wanted to award (whether in their group or not).
> Finally, Llwellyn and Xene told me several times "That which
> gets the attention of the B&B thrives and that which does not
> struggles" (perhaps a paraphrase). We would make sure
> Elfsea's satellites get the attention they need.
> Additionally, we would attend every active Guild at least
> once a quarter. And we would see that A&S, rapier, archery,
> live steel, heavy fighting, and other activities that
> interest our population get regular attention. And our
> officers would get the support they need to do their jobs as
> well as the oversight we need to ensure the jobs are done.
> In service to Elfsea, Ansteorra, and their Crown,
> Caelin on Andrede
> P.S. you have my permission to post the entire original
> request. You may also post this response to your response.
> The only reason I did not send it to Elfsea/Loch Ruadh/DFT
> lists because it was not clear to me that was what you intended.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Donna Wallis [mailto:mama_mac at airmail.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 12:03 PM
> > To: Dragonsfire Tor; Elfsea List; Loch Ruadh List;
> Threlkeld, Richard
> > Subject: My "ideal" Baron & Baroness of Elfsea are:
> > This is my reply to a private email I received from Caelin.
> > He asked me "What issues are deciding issues for your support
> > in the upcoming polling.?" I have posted my answer to him
> > here because I would be interested in your answers to that question.
> > I am looking at candidates that are and/or will be:
> > **Communicating on all levels!!!!
> > **Level headed thinkers and LISTENERS.
> > **Leaders
> > **Not afraid to make some unpopular decisions.
> > **Well dressed, well spoken and have presence.
> > **Able to keep private conversations private.
> > **Willing to seek and accept council when needed. **Traveling,
> > representing Elfsea and it's satellite groups in ALL endeavors.
> > **Actively seeking the views of a wide cross section of the
> > and it's satellite groups. **More concerned and proactive with the
> > retention of people instead of just recruiting them. **Actively
> > promoting more openness with the populace. I would be even more
> > impressed if They initiated this at Moot by asking the
> officers and/or
> > a member of the populace their opinion on spending funds,
> events, etc.
> > **Asking questions about issues and finances at MOOT, not
> > just business meeting. **Reading officer reports and if they
> > are late.....finding out why and asking how they can help.
> > **Consulting with the officers and/or members of the
> > satellite groups BEFORE making Award recommendations to
> > Crown. **Consulting the satellite groups calendars BEFORE
> > adding to the Elfsea calendar. If conflicts are unavoidable
> > at least speak to the group before said item is published.
> > **Showing an active interest in the satellite groups:
> > Assigning a mentor to the college, attending an activity once
> > in a while, meeting with seneschals and/or officers of those
> > groups. **Acknowledging the satellite groups artisans,
> > fighters and workers. Give their "home" group credit as well
> > as Elfsea. **Actively promoting and supporting Loch Ruadh's
> > endeavor in achieving Shire status...like that is a surprise!!
> > The sad thing is every mover and shaker in the Barony should
> > have been encouraging and/or able to do most of the above
> > without sitting on or even seeking the Baronial Thrones. If
> > they had maybe we wouldn't be in the middle of a hat race now.
> > After the announcement of the "new" B&B unfortunately not
> > everyone will be happy. That's life, get over it!! For the
> > well being of the Barony it is my hope that every candidate
> > that sought the privilege of sitting the Baronial Thrones
> > will be there to help and support the "victors". See what YOU
> > can do to keep Elfsea a healthy and happy Barony.
> > Baroness Dana Mac an Ghabhann
> > Loch Ruadh Seneschal
> > Loch Ruadh REALLY ROCKS!!!
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