[Elfsea] My "ideal" Baron & Baroness of Elfsea are:

Spence Mabry SMABRY at flash.net
Tue Jul 22 11:16:24 PDT 2003


The sad thing about all of this is that someone had to 
ask that question.

But you are absolutely correct -- anyone even remotely 
considering sitting on the thrones should have had all 
of these things in mind and actively working towards 
that goal.

I endorse your "ideal' all the way.

Just so sad someone had to ask ...

(once a hat-tosser who finally grew up!)

--- Original Message ---
From: "Donna Wallis" <mama_mac at airmail.net>
To: "Dragonsfire Tor" <dragonsfire-
tor at ansteorra.org>, "Elfsea List" 
<elfsea at ansteorra.org>, "Loch Ruadh List" <loch-
ruadh at ansteorra.org>, "Threlkeld, Richard" 
<Richard.Threlkeld at usa.xerox.com>
Subject: [Elfsea] 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.
>**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
>**Actively seeking the views of a wide cross section 
of the populace 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,
>**Asking questions about issues and finances at MOOT, 
not just business
>**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 
>Baroness Dana Mac an Ghabhann
>Loch Ruadh Seneschal
>Loch Ruadh REALLY  ROCKS!!!
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