> [quote] How many A and S tents or shade flies do we use at Lilies? Would
> it be feasible for different groups to provide one tent or shade fly each?
> Making it group property would head off any issues of "that's my tent and
> I won't let X use it/be done there. Thoughts? [/quote]
> Perhaps we could split the difference and encourage/support groups holding
> classes in their private tents or encampments? "That's my tent and I
> won't let X use it/be done there" seems entirely reasonable, if
> scheduler-intensive. Unless I'm misremembering, this is already the case
> with some groups and classes, such as with the Company of Travelers, or
> for certain brewing/cheese-making/Middle Eastern classes.
> And I know the Bardic College of Calontir has been trying to get
> "bardic-related" classes scheduled in our tent, but we haven't had many
> take us up on it. I've heard from one teacher the worry that folks
> wouldn't be willing to go to a class that isn't "where all the others are
> scheduled," but if we could get classes/students to the bardic living
> room, there are some that would benefit. For instance, I took a class
> this past Lilies on the Guidonian Hand, and the teacher couldn't sing her
> examples because she was in the tent next to ball practice. (I suspect
> that was a scheduling miscommunication, but the concept holds.)
> I'd like to hear from some of the groups/classes that are currently
> holding classes elsewhere: can we compare the attendance numbers to a
> class in the traditional A&S area? If it's poor, would there be an
> effective way to redirect potential students to such non-traditional
> places so that eliminating a rented class-tent might be a possibility? I
> think there would be more groups willing to host classes if they could do
> so without Gerald-ly/Guillome-ly camping at the edge of the A&S meadow.
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I would miss the A&S tents. I feel awkward wandering into someone's camp
looking for classes. I don't really know many people outside of my tiny
group. I have ended up in wrong camps looking for classes in the past.
What if that camp doesn't make it to Lilies at the last minute and
cancels, there I am wandering around trying to find them. At least
sometimes the A&S tents know of the cancellations. Also the classes are
closer together to go back and forth between them.
Just my thoughts
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