[Cynnabar] Generalist Events vs. Niche Events or Opening the Can of Worms
crmayhew at comcast.net
Thu Sep 15 17:16:16 UTC 2011
I¹m afraid your analogy (the host pays for the party) suggests that Cynnabar
should pay for the event and not charge attendees anything at all. They
could bring hostess gifts, as people do at parties.
The Barony would quickly run out of funds to host events if events were run
like house parties. So that model doesn¹t work.
There¹s got to be a happy medium.
On 9/15/11 12:54 PM, "Randy Asplund" <randyasplund at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2011, at 8:30 AM, dirk wrote:
>>> To sum up, I think we should comp volunteers at our niche events.
>> I disagree, but if you want to comp people, build it into the event
>> budget proposal.
>> - dirk
> It sounds really logical at first, but in so doing one must recognize that in
> effect it means we would be inflating the gate price for our guests and not
> paying to host our own party.
> It seems backwards to me. I wouldn't throw a mundane holiday party or birthday
> party and then expect my guests to pay for it instead of me. The exception
> would be if I hired a band for entertainment, or if I bought fireworks or
> something like that. Then I would ask the guests to be ready to chip in.
> I hope the analogy makes the point. If folks don't agree that it is a concern,
> then I'm fine with what the group wants to do. But I do point out that to not
> follow what I am saying here would be a departure from our SCA cultural norm,
> a least in our kingdom.
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