[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Helen Capes
I agree with Anthony. I think Colin has to be one of the most deserving people in decades. Surely this is a great opportunity to appoint a president in recognition of a huge contribution to our instrument. Helen - Original Message - From: Anthony Robb anth...@robbpipes.com To:

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Simon James
I don't often comment these days, but, like a lot of NPS Members, I'm still lurking... I'd support this Simon On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Helen Capes [1]helen.ca...@paradise.net.nz wrote: I agree with Anthony. I think Colin has to be one of the most deserving

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Richard Evans
Anthony Robb wrote: Dear All What a shame Colin Ross has stood down from the chairmanship of the society in these circumstances. Colin I do not always see eye to eye about some things, but the fact remains that his devotion to, and knowledge of piping, and pipes-making remain

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread malcraven
Julia As chairman, didn't Colin help select the new president? He certainly suggested candidates that he thought were suitable at the?last newsletter?packing session. ? Malcolm -Original Message- From: Julia Say lt;julia@nspipes.co.ukgt; To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Julia Say
On 21 May 2009, malcra...@aol.com wrote: As chairman, didn't Colin help select the new president? Colin withdrew his name from the original list of suggestions on which a vote was taken. So, yes, he took part in the process. No, he was not a candidate at that point. My last posting stands.

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Philip Gruar
I would whole-heartedly support any move to appoint Colin as President, for Lifetime Achievement reasons, but ONLY if he himself were entirely happy with it. He certainly doesn't need the sort of back-biting criticism which now seems all too prevalent. Maybe a public figure outside the

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Paul Gretton
If Colin is available, then it would seem bizarre -- and a gratuitous insult -- to appoint anyone else, certainly some politician whom none of us have ever heard of in a piping context and who isn't even a member of the society. Other similar organisations normally have a president who is eminent

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Matt Seattle
Another vote in favour - if Colin is willing, obviously To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Di Jevons
Am I missing something here? Being very much on the fringe, as it were, I would have thought that as Colin has stood down from the committee for medical reasons on the advice of his doctor, that the same reasons would necessarily preclude him from selection for A.N.other post, for the good of

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Paul Gretton
Thank you for the explanation. I think that those of us who want to see Colin as President are assuming (a) that he would be prepared to accept the post, (b) that his health would allow it, and (c) that the duties of Chairman and President are sufficiently different that he would feel healthy

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Anthony Robb
Hello Folks Is it a Society rule that the Chairman can not become the President? If so, why didn't the committee suggest he stand down immediately in order to be eligible? Huge is not quite the word to describe Colin's contribution. He was a trail-blazer at a time when there was

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Gibbons, John
Colin's services to the instrument and its music are huge - and far outweigh any recent disagreements. His contribution to pipemaking alone is vast; his contribution to the music over decades, is equally so. That there are so many pipers today, playing beautiful and reliable instruments in the

[NSP] (Fwd) Re: President election process

2009-05-21 Thread Julia Say
Bob Greef sent this to me only, by accident, and has asked me to forward it to the list. --- Forwarded message follows --- From: Robert Greef rob...@greef.fsnet.co.uk To: julia@nspipes.co.uk Dear Julia, As I am sure you are the best person to answer these questions on the election

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Anita Evans
Julia Say wrote: This will still only cover about 80% of members (if that). As you will appreciate, it is a slightly different order of magnitude job to set up such a list for 850 members than it is for 80-odd. I have been hoping that it could be done via the website, but as you know this

[NSP] Re: (Fwd) Re: President election process

2009-05-21 Thread Neil Tavernor
Refering to Julia's last paragrap. And these rules can never be changed!!! - Original Message - From: Julia Say julia@nspipes.co.uk To: nsp@cs.dartmouth.edu Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:33 PM Subject: [NSP] (Fwd) Re: President election process This was my response to Bob's

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Daphne Briggs
Likewise from me, with the same proviso. On 21 May 2009, at 10:49, Matt Seattle wrote: Another vote in favour - if Colin is willing, obviously To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html Daphne Briggs 34 Thorncliffe Road

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Anthony Robb
Hello All I managed to phone Colin after my last posting and was very interested to hear what he had to say. May I be naughty and ask people reading this to email me if they too think it was an opportunity missed to overlook Colin for this position. As aye Anthony --- On

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread what.me
I would certainly vote for Colin to be president even though I don't agree with some of the things he says or does. I hope he gets on the mend soon too. I certainly don't want some politition to be the President and I will not accept any cups or medals off her. If not Colin then how about

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Chris Harris
I'm not sure it was an opportunity missed. If I understand the situation correctly (and maybe I don't), it wasn't possible, according to the rules. And Julia is absolutely right, that the rules can't just be set aside because they are inconvenient at a particular point. Having said that, I fully

[NSP] Re: Colin Ross

2009-05-21 Thread Anthony Robb
Hello Chris It seems it wasn't aginst the rules - it was deemed inappropriate, and even if the rules stated (which they don't) that the chairman couldn't become president, it could have been sorted easily by Colin relinquishing the chairmanship. As I said, I phoned Colin (rather

[NSP] e-mail correspondence with NPS members

2009-05-21 Thread tim rolls BT
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