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

Threlkeld, Richard 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 
> 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, 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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