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Re: Summer University WAS RE: Seneschal's letter

Poster: Beth Morris <bmorris@access.digex.net>

William Morris wrote:

> If I remember correctly, this thread started over the kingdom meeting we
> are supposed to have.  If this is not the case, then please ignore the
> following.  However, if this is the case then...
> I believe the difficulty lies in the fact that a "kingdom wide meeting"
> is to be held...somewhere up north.  For some of us who would like to
> attend, it's a 10 hour drive or more.  Hardly conducive to getting a fair
> representation of the populous.

>From Director O'Leary's letter, published in the December Acorn, I

"We anticipate that two Directors will attend each meeting (and will try
to schedule our
participation in the most cost-effective possible way). We are asking
the Kingdoms to schedule these meetings in a way that will
enable the participation of the largest possible number of people who
are interested"

"If you find yourself unable to attend your Kingdom's meeting but live
near a neighboring Kingdom, perhaps you can attend that meeting. Failing
that, feel free to write us with your suggestions, but please mark the
letter "Strategic Plan." Please understand that your opinions are
important to us, whether you are peer or peon, whether you have been a
member since the very beginning or since last Tuesday."

At the seneschal's meeting at Unevent we discussed the need to hold this
meeting.  Having had no volunteers  to host it, and having Curia already
scheduled after Crown Tourney (and even farther north), it seemed that
University was the next best choice.  Regrettably, there are no Kingdom
events scheduled for further south than Richmond until this fall, and
the letter from the Board emphasizes that they'd like to get some
progress made on this project.  In addition, the DC Metro area, as I
explained before, provides easy access for a second Board member.

Certainly this decision was not made with the intent of disenfranchising
those living in the south of Atlantia.  If there is sufficient interest,
we could hold a southern meeting (albeit probably without Board members
present) and assemble the results and submit them to the Board) - I
would be glad to assist with coordination, etc.

As ever, in service,

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