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Re: Golden Dolphin Purpose

Poster: Heather Swann <swannh@psi.com>

>Salaam Ya'll!!
>Heather Swann wrote:
>> It appears to mean (and I say this from sitting through the meetings) that
>> local service counts too....it's hard to say.  Heck, I've a Dolphin and
>> I've no real clue on this.  I wish each order would hammer out some
>> guidelines for this stuff- it really does get confusing.
>> Miri
>Ack!  No guidelines, please.  I like the way that the orders are
>described now.  Many people fit into those categoiries.  If we start
>"hammering out guidelines", we begin to exclude a portion of the
>populace that just doesn't quite fit into the pigeon holes we then

I don't want to pigeonhole people, but right now, there are no clues as to
what one should be looking for.  As a Dolphin, I have no clue what
constitutes the sort of stuff to nominate someone for a Dolphin vs a Pearl.
 Is teaching a service, or is it Pearl stuff?  And so on...is travel
important, or just local work?  Or both?
>I like the fact the the Orders of Merit in our kingdom can be widely and
>even wildly interpreted.  If we started paying attention to stringent
>guidelines, then perhaps the Order of the Golden Dolphin might only be
>for service at the kingdom level, although we all know that dedicated
>service at the local level can quite effectively enrich the entire

I'm not saying stringent guidelines here...I'm saying a general clue would
be helpful, and no one seems to have it.  I'd like to be a conscientious
goldfish, but there is no general guide as far as I can tell, having asked
several other fish, as to what would be more of a Pearl thing and what
would be more of a Fish thing.  It's all well and good if you're writing to
Their Majesties, but if you want to write to the head of the correct order,
what do you do?  Write everybody?  Sheesh!
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