[Namron] Meeting places

Grimmie ldgrimhun at cox.net
Mon Feb 27 10:37:29 PST 2006

We started using the VFW in McAlester and they were nice and let us have it 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Samarrah bint Annaan" <samarrah_bint_annaan at yahoo.com>
To: "Barony of Namron" <namron at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Namron] Meeting places

> Lord Thomas,
> I know you're facing a headache with all this meeting
> place mess, and I for one, just want to say Thank You
> for all the work and time you're putting into it.
> I've been in your shoes in very similar mundane
> situations and I know it can be stressful.  You are
> appreciated, and I'm sure your efforts are recognized,
> even if they aren't perhaps heralded as often as one
> might like.
> As my beloved Grandmother always said, you can't
> please everyone, you just have to do the best you can.
> With appreciation and gratitude (and thankfulness that
> it's not ME that has to scramble for a new meeting
> place...LOL)
> --- Brad Stanley <vortmax at cox.net> wrote:
>> Update:
>> I received a call from Tracy at Unitarian
>> Fellowship.  The rate is
>> $25/hour for use of the sanctuary, $50/hour for use
>> of the entire
>> building.
>> I have also received a call from Lady Danielle.  She
>> says we may
>> qualify as a "class 2" organization which would
>> allow us to use
>> Norman Public School facilities free of charge.  She
>> has feelers out
>> at a couple of schools and I'll be swinging by the
>> NPS main offices
>> on Monday providing I can get time off from work
>> during my lunch
>> break.  The only bad news is all reservations have
>> to be done 15 days
>> in advance, so it will not help us out with our next
>> meeting this
>> coming Wednesday.
>> On Feb 22, 2006, at 9:17 PM, Susan Adkins wrote:
>> > Is there any reason the Barony can't afford the
>> pavilion at
>> > Andrew's park?
>> >
>> > Approx 50$ a meeting or 100$ a month for
>> approximately four months
>> > which (not including deposit) would be 400$
>> > The Barony does have a rather large amount of
>> money in the account
>> > currently plus the additional income of an
>> upcoming auction of
>> > tables, tents, etc EVEN with an event in the near
>> future
>> >
>> True, the Barony has money.  Unfortunately, it's
>> still money going
>> out with little return (e.g. there was no hat pass
>> last meeting, and
>> the take from the prior hat pass was only $21.04).
>> Yes we're about
>> to bring in some money on some tables, but that
>> money has also
>> recently been spent on the acquisition of new
>> tables, so all we're
>> doing is recovering some of that expenditure.  Yes,
>> the tents should
>> bring in some money, but that is still in the future
>> and the amount
>> of possible profit is still uncertain.
>> Frankly, the Barony got spoiled meeting for free at
>> Buzz's where
>> nobody was required to purchase food, and we were
>> welcome by the
>> owners of the establishment.  I will be calling them
>> before the next
>> populace to see if they might open in the near
>> future.
>> > Med Faire is the big recruiment time. Newbies more
>> than likely
>> > aren't going to want to play the "where's Populace
>> being held" game
>> > I don't really want to play that game esp since
>> the location of
>> > populace was announced the day of populas meeting.
>> If the Barony is not opposed to spending $80/month
>> for a stable
>> meeting place, then we can continue to meet at
>> Andrew's park.
>> FYI:
>> The procedure for reserving Andrews is an individual
>> (namely myself
>> of late) either calls or goes to the City of Norman
>> Parks and
>> Recreation office and uses their personal funds ($40
>> reservation fee
>> + $50 refundable deposit) to reserve the space.  The
>> individual then
>> has to obtain a receipt for the rental and fill out
>> a reimbursement
>> form to the Barony.  The members of the financial
>> committee then have
>> to approve the reimbursement and write the check.
>> Since I have been
>> doing this of late, I cannot sign the Baronial check
>> myself and have
>> to await two other signatures, which at times has
>> been on the order
>> of several weeks.
>> That being said, I will inquire with the City of
>> Norman about
>> reserving the indoor facility for several dates in
>> advance.  If they
>> will allow that, then I will do so with approval
>> from the Financial
>> Committee.
>> *Personal note*
>> I work full-time (lately more than that) as a
>> Scientific Programmer
>> at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.  I deal with
>> computers all
>> day, so in most cases the last thing I want to do
>> when I get home is
>> sit down in front of another computer.  This doesn't
>> mean I don't
>> want to be in front of a computer at home, just that
>> every person has
>> their limits, so to speak.  I do try to make time to
>> do my Baronial
>> duties (sometimes *during* work, as necessary), and
>> yes, sometimes I
>> don't get back to people in the timeframe they
>> desire.  But I do try
>> to answer any communication directed towards the
>> office of the
>> Seneschal as soon as possible.  Personal
>> communication directed at me
>> outside the duties of the Seneschal get put on a
>> different "to-do"
>> list, which I admit sometimes gets pushed aside for
>> other personal
>> reasons.  If I have offended anyone by not
>> responding to them, then I
>> apologize, and please let me know at either this
>> address (put
>> "Seneschal: (topic)" in the header to bring it to my
>> attention) or by
>> phone (816-3876) and I'll try to answer your
>> questions to the best of
>> my ability.
>> ---
>> Lord Thomas of Weathshear
>> Seneschal Namron
>> (m.k.a Brad Stanley)
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