[Stargate] IP (Interested Parties) Meeting -- Thursday 10/13 at 7:30 pm (Take Two)

Wendel Bordelon rwbordelon at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 19:05:39 PDT 2005

Greetings unto the electronically connect within the Barony,

On 10/10/05, John Hirling <jhirling at gmail.com> wrote:
> Last Monday at Populace we experienced a wonderful, high energy
> brainstorming meeting. Many good ideas were expressed, but even more
> importantly, many people expressed their willingness to make those ideas
> reality.

This is a wonderful idea! It has been a long while since we had such a
meeting. In the past such meetings were a great way to get people involved
and hear from those who were not able to regularly attend meetings. They
were usually planned out a month or more in advanced and on a weekend so
that as many people as possible could attend and contribute. That does not
seem to be the case this time and leads me to a couple of questions:

Why, if it was decided last week, are we just hearing about the meeting?
Why, is the meeting being scheduled against one of the longest running and
most active guilds the Barony has? (Thursday Dance)
Why is the only notification via email?

To solve the problems of the Barony it will take more than just the few that
can make a week night meeting that was announced at the last minute. Perhaps
the lack of planning and forethought is part of the problem.

We've opened a Yahoo Group (
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stargate-Discussion ) so that we can not
> only communicate but also upload/download files, add links, take polls, keep
> a calendar, etc. It is not intended to be the Barony's official mailing
> list. Please continue to use stargate at ansteorra.org for general postings.
> The notes from Populace have been uploaded. If you are interested in any
> area of concern, but cannot attend, please let us know.

Yet another list? We get very little discussion on this mailing list as it
is and right now we have at least 3 lists (stargate, hou-announce, coastal)
that have announcements and notices for the Baronial area. I believe that
the Baronial web page has a calendar already, polling can be done via email
or at meetings, and of course, sharing useful files and links are what web
pages are designed for. I think the addition of another list is only going
to make the communication more scattered and harder to participate in.

I do hope that the Thursay gathering is well attended and accomplishes good
things. Please, plan and announce another meeting with a bit more lead time
so that the rest of us can participate next time.

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