Seems like the leadership has their total focus on money and little
on the society objects. Does annual membership fees cover a larger
bulletin, dance booklet, and other traditional deliverables or is
the society hurting for funds? When the annual bulletin dropped the
branch reports I corresponded and suggested that the decision might
hurt rather than help SCD. When membership brought a single dance
booklet for a single member and a single dance booklet for a married
couple, I again suggested that the decision might hurt rather than
help SCD. The argument (in the bulletin) for the revisions was lack
of money. The additional revisions, at the expense of meeting the
society objects, leaves me very concerned. How bad off is the
society? Was anything mentioned at the AGM?
1. No dance booklet -- tradition, entitlement or promotion of SCD?
2. No mention of branch activities -- see (b) below
3. No annual bulletin -- see (b) below
4. Not accepting new dances -- see (d), (e) or (f) below
Objects of society
(a) To preserve and further the practice of traditional Scottish
(b)To promote and encourage the formation of Branches;
(c)To provide, or assist in providing, special education or
instruction in the practice of Scottish Country Dances;
(d)To promote / publish by all available means information and music
relating to Scottish Country Dancing and in particular to publish, or
cause to be published descriptions of Scottish Country Dances with
music and diagrams in simple form and at moderate price;
(e)To collect books, manuscripts, illustrations and other memorabilia
relating to Scottish Country Dancing and to the Society.
(f)Generally, to do such other things as are or may be considered by
the Society to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the
objects above stated or any of them.
Richard L. Walker
Pensacola FL (City of Five Flags) USA