The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93449   Message #1805035
Posted By: GUEST
09-Aug-06 - 03:03 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
Subject: RE: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
The problem with criticising any organisation is that when you do you end up having to explain that you are not criticising the whole membership.
I have the greatest respect for people like Malcolm Douglas who obviously work hard and make a contribution. Comhaltas is full of such people who devote their lives to teaching and passing on the music.
On the advice "why don't you join and try to make a change", I became a member of EFDSS years ago. I soon found that I was spending more time in meetings, "trying to make a change" than I was working at the music.
I abandoned the idea when I arrived at the conclusion that the leadership had their course set in a certain direction and they had no intentions of letting such an insignificant thing as a membership change that direction.
I think the clincher for me was "how can we concentrate more on song; we receive our money from the sports fund".
Jim Carroll