IMPORTANT! - Problems at the St. John's Church
- I've got some good news to pass along to the group but it will
have to wait a day or so...
In the meantime, I've got some bad news. I got word from the
folks that open up the St. John's Church hall for the SSG that
there have been complaints about one or two of the SSGers in
attendance over the past few sessions.
Here is an excerpt:
>i got your message with regards to being at ourIt goes on a bit more... mostly they realize the vast majority of
>facility every night in May. That's fine.
>I do, however, have a little problem.
>I have been told that some of your group have been
>seen driving a bit too fast thru our parking lot.
>We have over 200 people there on Saturday
>night. Please pass along our concerns as
>the majority of the dancers are over 60 years young.
>i was also told by one of my volunteers that a
>couple of people in your group were a little
>abrasive towards them when asked a question.
>The people that i have are volunteers.
>they do not know everything about the running of
>the church but they give of their time away
>from their families to allow groups like you
>to enjoy a night out and the church get a little
>for their efforts. I do not intend to make a big thing
>of this, I just want your group to remember that they
>are not the only ones in the church on Saturday night.
the people are well behaved and are a joy to have at the church.
They don't want to make a big deal out of this as they feel it's
just one or two people out of the 40+ different people who have
attended the SSG. I, however, _will_ make a big deal out of it.
I take great pride in the SSG - and have worked hard for the past
two years to build it up as big and as pleasant a gaming
experience as I have been able to manage. A problem at the
church hall with regards to any individual of the group is a
reflection on me - and I made it very clear to the church people
(after the most sincere apology I could muster) that I want to be
informed of any problems at the hall directly regarding the SSG
group so that I can deal with it on the spot. I made it clear
that if any problem persists, the person (or persons) will be
de-invited from further SSG sessions. Although we pay a small
fee, we are still guests in the hall - and I have done my best to
secure a convenient venue for us to play each Saturday. I hate
to post this knowing that 95% of the people have been _extremely_
well behaved (believe me if I saw otherwise I would have dealt
with it or shut the group down and started again) so this is NOT
a reflection on the group as a whole (just one or two individuals
and I tend to take some of the reflection as well since I'm doing
Please keep vehicle speeds down in and around the church parking
lot and please be kind to the volunteers who are there and allow
us a great place to play... As I've said, I'm probably making
more of this than the church volunteers have by mentioning it to
me discretely - but I want to be sure that we are squeaky clean
at the hall in the future.
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