Re: [SCA Newcomers] Pennsic changes
I would like to see these changes happen. I do not believe that it will be
as bad as stated on the petition. Certainly something new has to be tried.
Folks who sign up sometimes don't show up. Folks on waiting lists believe
there will be no room and do not show up. So some of the most popular
classes end up being less well attended, due to the current system. If this
new system doesn't work, then I'm sure it will be tweaked in the future. I
believe there are good reasons to try to make it run more smoothly.
In service, Alison
> Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 15:12:42 -0000
> From: "Ld. Dylan" <lddylanmacleod@...>
> Subject: Fwd: Pennsic class changes!
> PLEASE FORWARD EVERYWHERE!
> New rules as follows, READ #3!!!
> 3. There will be no signup for classes. Classes will be entirely done
> on a first-come, first-served basis. After 8 years of doing prior
> signup for classes, a new idea is being tested. This will be easier
> the students, who no longer have to get up at 0-dark-thirty to stand
> line in the rain or the heat, or miss classes due to the afternoon
> sign-up. This will also make life easier for the teachers. They will
> longer have to pick up class lists at A&S Point prior to their class.
> They will no longer be obligated to lead students to private camps.
> However, they will be obligated to write out DETAILED DIRECTIONS to
> camp where the class is being held once they arrive on site. This can
> be done when the teachers check-in at A&S Point. The teachers will be
> allowed to limit the number of handouts or kits available. However,
> they will be obligated to take any extra students waiting for their
> class as auditors, unless this is a safety issue. If this is the
> please make a note on the application to teach mentioning the maximum
> number of auditors you are willing to take. The procedure for this
> be simple. Just line up outside the A&S tent that the class will be
> held in prior to the class. If the class is being held in a private
> camp, the students must get directions at A&S Point. Please remember
> that this is an experiment. It is the first time that this has been
> tried. There will probably be some frustrations for a few students or
> teachers, but we believe that this will be a welcome idea for the
> thanks, griz