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What do you believe the responsibilities of the Baron/ess are, and to whom?
What aspect of being Baron/ess do you expect to be, for you, the most distasteful part(s) of the job? What strategies have you thought of to deal with them?
Some candidates have suggested that the Barony should run more / longer / Kingdom events. How often have you been on staff for the events that the Barony already holds? Do you sign up in advance for positions; are you involved in setup and cleanup; and what was your participation in the running of the Barony’s most recent event, Summer Solstice Shoot?
How will promote ALL aspects of Arts and Sciences ( i.e. brewing, cooking, jewelry making, etc.)?
(Admin note: the administrators did offer the option to rephrase this question in order to make it less duplicative of Question #8. The poster declined on the basis that in their interpretation Question #8 deals solely with promoting the SCA as a whole to bring in newcomers. Therefore it has been posted as stated.)
How do you see the Baronage interacting with the Seneschallate? Where is the line between the roles and responsibilies of the Coronet and those of the Seneschal?
What aspects of the Barony and of the SCA do you feel most comfortable representing? What aspects are you personally least comfortable with? With that in mind, how, as Baron/ess do you plan to represent those aspects of the SCA that you are least comfortable with in order to properly serve your Baronial constituents?
As Baron/ess, you will be the liason of the Barony to the Crown, other baronies, and even other Kingdoms. You will be the most visible representative of the Barony Beyond the Mountain. With that in mind, how do you feel you represent BBM? How do you plan to continue to best represent BBM as a whole as Baron/ess to those outside of the Barony?
A few words on how you will promote the various activities that are the SCA.
The Barony, a few years ago, hosted a number of Kingdom events. For whatever reasons, we have not held any in the last few years. Do you have any thoughts to putting the Barony back out there to hold Kingdom level events?
This Barony has a very large geographical footprint. It is good that the current practices take place towards the center of that land mass, but it still takes some areas a two hour drive to get to them. Any thoughts and ideas on attempts get more classes and practices to be spread into the farther regions and corners of the Barony? If one is expected to drive the two hours to the center of the Barony for a practice/class, should it not be expected that once in a while, that that travel time and distance be placed upon those who benefit normally from living close?
The Barony has had many years of the same people doing the same work at events. To the point we have stopped and or even eliminated events. What plans do you have to get new blood into action and teach them how to run all aspects of events; eventually, to turn over the controls of Steward, Gate, Kitchen, Merchanting, Parking, and Clean-up.
How will you make your mark as baron/baroness of BBM? I.e. what is your focus/main area of interest in the Society, and what steps will you take to put your plans in motion?
Would you describe yourself as proficient in the use of arbitration and mediation? Please give examples.
What skills do you think you could bring to the baronage, and what are some examples of when you used them?