Thread: TDIFest 2007
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 16:49   #71
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Originally Posted by WPB TDI FRED
I never stated that, and your interpretation is a quantum extrapolation of what was, in fact, stated.

If the same people want to volunteer year-after-year to try to organize a Fest/GTG in their region, then that is their choice. The ideal situation would be, however, that A,B,and C would volunteer to try to put a Fest/GTG in zone 1 in year 07, D,E,and F would volunteer to try to put a Fest/GTG in zone 1 in year, 08, and so on for different regions. Each year the bids are all taken by a certain date, and a decision is made thereafter(however THAT process is run) for that year. Then so on for the following year, etc. etc. That way, there is no gripes about "planning time" being too short.
Don't you see the fundamental error here? We do not have enough volunteers. Not enough people are choosing to volunteer for anything, period.

IN reality, we do NOT have an ideal situation. Everyone knows how an ideal situation would work. I have been trying to get everyone to look at this from a realistic point of view.

Fest History/Geography lesson:

The original plan was to have the Fest on a schedule of East Coast, West Coast, Central and repeat.

#1 - N.C. (East)
#2 - UT (as close to the West as anyone would volunteer)
#3 - MI (Central)
#4 - Toronto (East enough?)
#5 - Boston (No other proposals submitted) - East
#6 - WI (Central) (No other proposals submitted)
#7 - PA (East) (No other proposals submitted)

You see the pattern breaking down? No one is breaking down the doors here to keep the Fest going. Volunteers are scarce. That's why drumming up local interest in TDIClub is so important.
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