Regional Boundaries (was RE: SR - Lighter fluid for that blaze, anyone?)
gtaylor at lonestar.jpl.utsa.edu
Wed Aug 11 08:55:30 PDT 1999
Just as long as they don't shuffle prior to next March 31 - April 2, 2000. It would
be really embarrassing having our first Southern Regional Festival in the Coastal
"D. R. Hoffpauir" wrote:
> "Zimmermann, Leonard" wrote:
> ...and I snipped (for brevity sake).
> I agree with the points both you and Ld. Charles make. Geographically it
> makes no sense for Raven's Fort to be in the Southern Region. Not to long ago
> we were part of the Coastal Region. I don't remember exactly when the shuffle
> happened, but it was about 6-7 years ago. As to the reason, you got me. But as
> I remember it was one of those 'Oh, by the way, ya'll are in the Southern Region
> now.' Of course, there was probably more to it than that, but this was before
> most folks had email, something I'd term 'Ansteorran Headline News'. There
> wasn't any discussion (that I know of). No vote. We just kinda accepted it as
> a decree from the Crown and went on.
> The real headaches came later. These were administrative headaches that
> would probably repeat themselves if we shuffled geography again. I was local
> Knight Marshall then and later, Regional. The reporting process in these two
> offices was very screwed up for a long, long time. I suspect with other offices
> it was equally problematic. In fact, my regional file had 15 years of Coastal
> reports in it and no reports from the Southern Region. I might add that getting
> people to report is a pain even when they know where to send things.
> So, just from personal experience, I'd hope that we don't ever shuffle
> boundaries again and if we do, at least go into it with some clue of the
> problems it can cause. Personally, I advocate keeping things just as they are.
> If SR wants to push toward 'p-hood' down the road, I'm pretty certain Raven's
> Fort will be there with the rest. I know we've done our share of voting on the
> As for a name, heck I don't know. Let's call it Siege Perilous. That ought
> to mess with the Heralds.
> David St. David, Raven's Fort
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