My first reaction was "outrage". To have a US Conclave simultaneously run
with the "OFFICIAL" Conclave is, well...a MUTINY! If I were in Ralf's place,
I'd consider these actions unacceptible, hurtful, and a direct attack upon
the host of the "OFFICIAL" Conclave.
If the Board of Directors doesn't address this matter, the MBS will dissolve
into fragmented, disorganized groups and will lose a lot of membership.
Subjectively and selfishly, I will "guiltily" attend the California
1) I am presently "financially challenged" and it's a mere 3 hours away.
2) Each year I look forward to mingling with old friends and discussing
my favorite topic.
It does NOT however, mean that I endorse or condone this "double Conclave"
(I'm not as radical as I used to be! I guess it's "old age".)