[Ravensfort] Bad new Officers Meeting policy

Shane sdw_texas at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 24 15:33:16 PDT 2011

Greetings to all, 

I have to agree, this is a bad policy. It keeps to many people out of the creative process. 
It also allows imaginations to wonder on what's going on behind close doors.  
Ravensfort has always had an open and honest approach on how it conducts business and I recommend it continues to do so. 
As my grandfather once said, "if it's not broken don't try to fix."

Well, that's my two cents on the subject.

In service,

Lord Erich Johann Alberichssohn
( Shane Wallace )

On Jul 24, 2011, at 11:56 AM, "byzytym" <byzytym at att.net> wrote:

> 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,
> Volod NotVlad
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