We appreciate and support your approbations for our Admiral.
I feel that we have had a great discussion of the issue and brought
all of the factors involved to the forefront. So often, announcements
of decisions do not include the myriad of special circumstances which
went into shaping them. Just knowing and understanding the background
can help to reduce the frustration.
I will be pleased to assist Event Chair Tom Hurlbut and his Committee
to do their best to select a date For the 2008 School Of the Sailor
even knowing now that their course is strewn with mines and torpedoes.
Perhaps we can evolve a process which will protect our cornerstone
events while giving deserving new events a fair chance to start up.
HMS Charwell Landing Party.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale Kidd" <ucpm_gunner@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:48 AM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Conflicts and Scheduling
|I speak for myself and, I would imagine, numerous others in
| saying "Thank you, Admiral.". The recognition by all of the problem
| and the potential damage it could cause our hobby was my goal in
| beginning this thread. I recognize that some conflicts are
| due to the limited number of dates available in a given season. Just
| the same, as you have noted, the importance of avoiding conflict
| between "cornerstone" events is paramount. The perceived "failure"
| one of these events in the eyes of it's sponsors, as compared to
| previous years, could literally endanger the future of the event.
| efforts of all organizers, sponsors and unit commanders to prevent
| this from occurring are greatly appreciated.
| Dale Kidd
| Master at Arms
| H.M. Provincial Marine