I never intended to suggest that anyone wasn't doing there "job" and
following their guidelines well. This is a volunteer organization and
especially on a kingdom level we get way more that we pay for. Eleanor
made some points about deadlines and limitations that I very much agree
with. We do get the mews but it isn't anywhere near what it used to
be. Part of that is due to imposed limitation. As our kingdom is
concerned we have tremendous resources to choose from in the form of
many talented people. When that pool is reduced to a barony with
smaller numbers of folks or even smaller groups, there may not be
someone who has adequate computer skills or that person may be a
studentI am glad this discussion is hapeningGPA before SCA...
On 3/4/2013 3:22 PM, Eleanor Deyeson wrote:
> Many excellent points have been made. The services of volunteers, at all
> levels IS appreciated. Each group has various levels of computer skill at
> their disposal. The event organizers ARE the people responsible for event
> promotion. Calontir website staff have done an excellent job linking
> information and pdf's as soon as they are available.
> But I do think that the change to (primarily) electronic newsletters, with
> only 1 page flyers, and only 1 month printing has affected how event staff
> think about their planning. For example, the flyer for Cattle Raids in late
> August will likely be published in the the August Mews. The deadline for
> submitting the flyer is July 1st. So some of the event decisions won't be
> decided until right before the deadline. Probably only then will the pdf of
> the flyer be posted.
> But why can't a bare-bones pdf be posted before that? Sometimes, all that
> people need to know is the site, or if there will be a particular activity.
> (Camping, wet or dry, archery, equestrian, armored fighting, Calon Steel,
> etc) It doesn't hurt to list tentative plans.
> Some events HAVE done a wonderful job of event promotion. 3 Rivers did a
> great job for Chieftains. In the long-term planning category, kudos go to
> Valor Tourney& the folks in Vatavia for having a link up already.
> I do believe that the Kingdom webpage calendar SHOULD be the go-to place for
> event information. I would encourage all groups to consider their own
> events, and how they are promoting them. We also need to remember that just
> because we have been going to an event for years, doesn't mean we shouldn't
> tell WHAT makes a particular event special.
> I would be delighted if the full kingdom calendar had many more links added
> in the next few weeks. It would be more helpful for both the new people, and
> the technology-impaired. (like my dear hubby, Gerald.)
> Eleanor Deyeson