In my opinion if we are allocating space for meeting at an event it is an
official endeavor. It seems that we have a problem with fragmentation
ofinformation already. I would rather see us strive to improve
existing areas
of communication. How many groups have Calendars and websites that are not
up-to-date. Why Is it necessary to sign up for a Facebook page and a yahoo
group to get a full picture of what is going on in most groups? I am sure
the others that disagree with me but I would like to see the energy that
would be put into this project put into consolidating and improving our
existing communication. Please forgive me if this seems like a rant. I
usually like most folks lurk on this list because I wish to know what is
going on in the kingdom and for a change I thought I would add my thoughts
 to the discussion


*LD Zachariah Lochrie*
*(mka) Zachary McDonald*


On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 8:51 AM, Mark Schuldenfrei <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On 11/11/2013 8:32 PM, Daniel Brizendine wrote:
>> Roise I would ask you how you feel with your interperation of the
>> newsletter within current Kingdom law.  It is not in fact the issue that
>> what is legal in the East or An Tir or any other Kingdom potentially not
>> legal in the Calontir.  As a newbie I am just asking a question, please
>> remember I am still newish.
> Calontir must and should do what works for Calontir.
> In this particular case, the East Kingdom Gazette is not an
> SCA activity.  It's written and managed by SCA people, and
> they write about the SCA.  But it's no different than if it
> was written by Contract Bridge people about Contract
> Bridge.
> It's not unusual for people to think "it has something to do
> with the SCA, the SCA must run it and make rules about it".
> That's so common, friends of mine have been making silly
> references to it for nigh onto 20 years. [1]
> But it's not necessary.  Sometimes, the best thing to do (like
> the original Kingdom web pages and Kingdom mailing lists,
> or current Kingdom Facebook pages) is to just do things, and
> see if the Corporation ever catches up. :-)
>         Tibor
> [1] I think my friend Steffan coined the Cascading Bureaucracy Meme
>     about 20 years ago:
>     "We can, therefore we do.
>     We do, therefore we have always done.
>     We have always done, therefore we must always do.
>     We must always do, therefore an officer must oversee the doing.
>     There is an officer, therefore we must report.
>     We must report, else we will lose our tax status."
>     Compare and contrast to "Justin's Rules of Good Bureaucracy":
>     Don't make a Law if a Policy will do.
>     Don't make a Policy if Custom suffices decently well.
>     And don't try to change Custom if things aren't broken
>           in the first place"