« on: March 15, 2012, 08:20:55 AM »
While this question would have been best served going directly to the board and not the world, the answers to your questions are no and yes. The first has in fact been recommended, debated and voted on with at least one EC in the past. The second is yes, we have a DD but funds have not been forthcoming.
Now let me tell you why I think asking this in the ether ofthe General Discussion forum and not of the EC directly is wrong:
1) You ask it in a place (thread) that has no relevancy to your concern or the subject of the thread. The second question at the very least has been asked and answered before in public space in the forums. If you sought out answers to these questions in previous threads and couldn't find them it is very likely because someone else asked the same thing in a thread labeled "What is the Storm poet selection process?" or "2012 Last Chance Slam" much like you posted it in "2012 Executive Council Members" and now no one can find the information. The EC can see all threads in all forums so creating a thread specifically for your question would have reached them as easily as this one - which will be lost to time in a matter of days - while remaining searchable and relevant for future discussions.
2) I have also worked with a number of similar organizations. Almost none of them provide the type of access to the planning body that PSi provides, so I can understand the temptation that being able to ask a public question like this of them provides. That said, there are nuances to these issues that are difficult to answer thoroughly to a question presented in such a non-nuanced platform.
In the future I would suggest that if you mean for your concerns to actually go to the EC specifically that you send them to the EC, not the Membership or in this forum, where anyone with internet access can go. This is not about transparency or secretive communications; this is about relevancy. The EC shouldn't be the only ones expected to exercise professionalism. In fact, you state that you are on an HC committee. So you have direct and non-public access to the EC already, so I don't know why you did not use that forum or avenue to speak directly to them. At the very least it suggests that you did not actually mean for this to go to the EC alone.
I hope this helps.