Re: Scheduling Conflicts - A Proposal
- In Civil War reenacting they have what amounts to a confederation of
Umbrellas that decides on scheduling two Maximum Effort events a year.
It's a defacto coordinating committee. If you think Rev. War Umbrella
politics is something, look out for CW. This seems to have
side-stepped a good bit of the otherwise nasty world of Umbrella
Politics. You wouldn't have the big mega-events like CW has in the
East without coordination of some kind.
As for Rev. War politics, all I have to say is one word; YORKTOWN.
Fell's Point Rifles
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Gordon Deans" <gord.deans@...> wrote:
> You have clearly identified the problem. Without an independent
> schedule coordinating group we will continue on a competitive basis
> rather than a cooperative basis. We may not want an umbrella group
> but could we at least agree upon a representative group for this one
> A competitive basis will eventually result in the survival of the
> strongest half of the community which will then be half as large by
> the time that the Anniversary Years roll around. We will also be half
> as credible and influential with the various levels of government that
> own most of our sites.
> A cooperative approach will preserve and grow our community giving us
> a better negotiating position with the sites. If we can fairly
> administer the dates to the satisfaction of our site managements they
> will be more inclined to accept and support our schedules rather than
> attempt to change it.
> Such a group would include representatives of the units which host and
> organize the major events, some trusted reenactor historians for
> historical value judgements and representatives from our native allies
> and each arm of service in CAN and US.
> If we cannot work together to preserve our 1812 reenacting community
> then we have learned nothing since the War Of 1812.
> Gord Deans
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <dancingbobd@...>
> To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] Scheduling Conflicts - A Proposal
> | Hi Gord,
> | What scheduling group are you speaking of?
> | The 1812 re-enacting community seems quite adamant about NOT having
> | umbrella group. Until we can agree to have some sort of clearing
> | there is little prospect of this not happening again.
> | Bob Dorian
> | USA
> | Who doesn't organize any events, so doesn't have a pony in this