[Ravensfort] Bad new Officers Meeting policy
byzytym at att.net
Sun Jul 24 09:56:22 PDT 2011
The new Officers Meetings nonparticipation policy
for general populace members
that has been pushed down upon us
at the suggestion of Kingdom
will stifle the smooth running of our Barony.
I can understand that there may be a problem
in some areas
with the meetings running long,
but that has never been a problem for us.
Raven's Fort has always been able to complete
our meetings on time
with everyone contributing
to the growth and strength of our group.
On a local level
we are told that details of individual issues
should be worked out at Officers Meetings
so that Populace Meetings do not get bogged down.
Now we are told that our comments
will only be tacked on
at the ass end of Officers Meetings.
Delegating a comment period to the end of the meetings
will lose the thread of a conversation and
will force an issue to be discussed twice
no matter how in depth the issue was discussed the first time.
This will certainly make the meetings run longer
when solutions and volunteers
could have resolved problems in short order.
Restriction of the good ideas of Raven's Fort's
general populace is a terrible policy.
The only reason that I can see
for our local leaders to embrace this flawed policy
is the bureaucratic stifling
of decent and alternative courses of action.
This is contrary to the open input problem solving
that has made our Barony unique and diverse.
If non-officers are not allowed to contribute solutions
or point out problems and wrong information
there is little reason for our valued members
to attend Officers Meetings.
Perhaps this is the true agenda.
Some would like to see the meeting moved north
or moved to the internet
which would all but cut out most members completely.
No matter what the reasoning behind
the silencing of our populace,
we will all suffer from its application.
One subjective policy does not fit all groups.
I strongly request that our local leaders
reevaluate the short falls of this bad policy
and reject it.
In service to the Barony and the SCA,
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