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Re: SCA 800 number! (fwd)


     An insane expenditure?  You want insane?  How about driving all
over Northwestern Ohio looking for Mid-Realm coronation?  "Just follow the
signs"!  An 800 number with an up to date calendar and a local POC would
be a great boon to folks who drive 10 hours only to get hopelessly LOST.

Partisans for the East and Atlantia are probably saying "who would want to
go to the Mid-Realm anyway".  Sometimes going to Mid-Realm events is the
best way to spend time with old friends who don't show at Pennsic.

Richard of La Rochelle
Who wasn't driving.
From: owner-atlantia-l
To: sca-east
Cc: atlantia-l
Subject: Re: SCA 800 number! (fwd)
Date: Thursday, February 01, 1996 8:28AM

Greetings from Tibor.

Seigneur Jehan wrote:
  This strikes me as an absolutely insane expenditure and one that makes me
  cringe to think that I pay membership fees to this organization.  For
  sheer nonsense it ranks above putting TI on glossy paper.  Who is
  responsible for it and how the heck can we make them stop? (someone
  please tell me this is just one of those practical joke emails, like the
  Cookie urban legend..)

Well, the original poster is a Director of the SCA, and so it is NOT a joke.

I am undecided, frankly.  On the one hand, it *is* an expenditure, and one
that only begins to improve things.  On the other hand, a cheaper way to get
no service from the SCA Corporate Office isn't all that much of an
improvement, after all.

One thing that seems to underly most folks complaints about the SCA
Corporate Office, and the prices of "membership" is that people generally
feel they get lousy service for their money.

Getting a toll free number should be but one of a large package of
improvements, if the Corporate Office is to be seen as a useful resource by
the membership at large.  Just that change is not sufficient.

The Board also addressed one of my least favorite concerns, but more
quietly.  They bought a new plain paper fax machine, with a very large paper
tray.  No more faxes "lost" because there was no paper...