[Sca-cooks] Pennsic Chirurgeon fiasco

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Tue Nov 14 06:08:54 PST 2006

On 11/14/06, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Last Friday, Phlip said:
> <<< Yeah, I'm out here. Been mostly focusing on the Pennsic
> Chirurgeonate
> Clusterfunction. Either things get straightened out, or I will no
> longer either be a member or a Chirurgeon- there is absolutely no
> excuse for the way we were treated.>>>
> Yep. I seem to remember some promises made by the "people in charge"
> that they would look into releasing the reports on what supposedly
> happened with the personal info removed. I expected that to be done
> by the end of Pennsic. Now it is several months later and I've seen
> nada. From the appearances, it was a "promise" never meant to be kept
> and they were just hoping it would blow over.

Well, there have been delays, and they are reasonably sensible,
although extremely annoying. The BoD hasn't wanted to go off half
cocked, so they needed reports from all involved- our Society
Chirurgeon, Eleanor, said that her rep[ost was over 30 pages, and the
BoD said that hers was the 4th longest- that's a lot of material to
digest. We've been raising blazes on Chirurgeon's List, and we were
supposed to get a report from our BoD Ombudsman, Shawn, about the
first of last week, but she had a hard drive meltdown, so there has
been a delay- in an email dated Nov 12th, she wrote:

"I have completd the draft and it is being reviewed.  Once I get it
back and do a final revision and a final check with the rest of the
Board, it will be released, most likely sometime this week.  I was
hoping for early this week, but I will have limited time to deal with
SCA issues due to working out of the office much of Monday and Tuesday
(and thus minimal computer access) and having training sessions that
will keep me occupied Monday and Tuesday evenings.


in response to my query about a ball park figure.

Unfortunately, while there is reason for the delay, the longer we
wait, the more rumors of horrible actions on the part of the
Chirurgeonate proliferate, and it is just not true that either any
Chirurgeon, or the Chirurgeonate as a whole were committing multiple
acts detrimental to the health of Pennsic goers.

In fact, it appears to me that precisely the opposite was true- that
the Lady Mayor's acts were the result of several factors, including
ignorance of medical protocols and Chirurgeonate protocols on her
part, resulting in a panicked action, which led to setting up a
situation which, had the weather not been as nice as it was, may have
led to a shut down of Pennsic. But, please keep in mind, this is _MY_
opinion, based only on the facts as I have been able to determine
them. And, unfortunately, the President's letter gives the appearance
that her actions were justified, although it does nothing to address
the root of the various problems.

However, it _IS_ being worked on, we Chirurgeons are doing our best to
tell the BoD to keep moving, while attempting to remain polite. even
in the face of messages from certain PTBs telling us not to discuss
the situation on Chirurgeon's List.

At the moment, we're waiting...

For those of you who have an interest, please feel free to express
your concerns to the BoD. Perhaps if they hear more from
non-Chirurgeons, they'll realize how upset many of the populace are-
after all, it was our interim President who said, at Pennsic, at the
BoD meeting with the populace, that we, the members, are their

Saint Phlip

Heat it up
Hit it hard
Repent as necessary.

Has anyone seen my temper?
I seem to have misplaced it at Stalag XXXV....

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