Dale, Richard N
DaleRN at aetna.com
Mon Jul 28 07:57:09 PDT 2003
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To all of elfsea. Whether you are a member or not you are allowed to participate in the polling that is being held tonight at the coors distribution center. If for any reason I made any statement or someone else concluced that people without memberships would not be able to participate in the polling I apologize. My understanding is that different polling forms will be used for members and non members and thats it.
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I would like to thank all the candidates and the populace for making this one of the smoothest periods of time before a polling I have ever experienced. All the candidates, and you the populace should all be commended. Yet proof again, that life is good in Elfsea.
This Monday moot will begin at its normal time of 7:00pm and the polling will not start until 7:30pm. Even though everyone will be there for the polling, we still have baronial business to address.
A reminder that a polling by the crown is not an ELECTION! The polling is your written opinion of a matter that the crown wishes to know the feelings of the populace. It is not whomever has the most votes wins. The polling is designed to have the people within the geographical area of the barony and its satellite groups to have their opinions heard. This brings me to my next two points.
The Crown and the Kingdom Seneschal recognize that some past and current players of this great barony do not live within the geographical area of the barony or one of its satellite groups. I am making a list of those people to be allowed to participate in the polling, but I need you help. I have only been seneschal since April of this year. While some people on this list are no brainers, Xene and Llewelyn are obvious examples, others are not. You must contact me so I can get this information and have it ready for the crown representative. I need this information no later than Sunday night. If you are not sure about this you should contact me. I will be a fighter practice Sunday and my home phone number is 817-784-1496 if you would like to talk to me. Any decisions about how the polling is run is up to the crown and their representative. The Vicar and Vicaress and myself have no control in this area.
This is the second point. Even if you do not live within the confines of the barony and you are not participating in the polling, you can still express your opinion buy writing a letter to the crown. I know their majesties want to hear your thoughts on their local representatives for this great barony.
Very soon the polling will be over and a decision will be made. Some will be saddened by the decision, some uncaring, some ecstatic. What ever your opinion, the crown will have made their choice and we all need to unite behind the new landed nobility for Elfsea. I can not stress this enough, as the new landed will have an adjustment period of I would say at least a year for the barony and its satellite groups. During this time we the barony will all be learning and adjusting to new ideas and concepts. Be patient and open minded during this time. Remember the new landed will be very new to this and we the barony need to show some extra special support during this time.
You have seen many wise words from the candidates and some wonderful questions have been asked and answered. I have a short amount of advice that I would like to share with all the candidates and the populace.
Listen with focus
Never make a promise that you can not keep.
There are always more than two sides to every story and invariably the truth is lost somewhere in the middle.
Don't focus on the negative.
Always keep your sense of humor, after all this is just a game. :)
Have a nice day!
Master Richard Fairbourne
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