Presentation to Some SPCO Board and Staff Members 2/11/13

In response to an early-January invitation from SPCO Board Chair and President Dobson West, seven members of Save Our SPCO presented findings, observations, topics for discussion and proposals to Mr. West, three other Board members and two staff members on February 11.

Click here to view the presentation:  SOSPCO Presentation 2013-02-11r


3 Responses to “Presentation to Some SPCO Board and Staff Members 2/11/13”

  1. Karin February 13, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Very nice and well researched and presented presentation to the Board. They should have been listening very carefully!!

  2. Barbara Brown February 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Very araticulate presentation, well thought out, honest, factual, survey results impressive, appreciate your hard work, time and energy….were you HEARD? I sure hope so. Enough of this stand off….

  3. Sarah Olinger February 22, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Thank you for the wonderfully concise, informative and professional presentation. It has expressed several of my concerns especially slide 11 on why was the problem not made public sooner. I would also very much like to know how this board and society/committee is configured. Who is wielding the power to be so recalcitrant and obstinate? It seems to me to be very disrespectful of the musicians and the audience advocates. Information is requested but no answers are forthcoming. Now we hear that Mr Kim will no longer be “our” violinist. Please come forward with honesty and put all the cards on the table—-is it as Chris Brown has noted in his letter that there are specific long range plans to decimate the current orchestra, “put 1/2 of the musicians out to pasture” and form some new modern version of —well it would not be the SPCO any longer. I have lived through several situations which remind me so much of what is going on now–someone comes in to an established and well loved situation like a school or a church and basically says all is new and all old must go and I KNOW BEST! No one who argues or has any objections is to be listened to as they are all “stuck in the mud” of old ideas and old ways which will not work at all any more. Two features of this type of overhaul are glaring—disrespect for all who have built the organization that is targeted and the arrogance of the “new” leaders. Of course their plans will not fail BUT then after the dismantling has taken place and things are irrevocably destroyed …..oh well turns out that it does not really work out like the new guys thought it would. Please let us not repeat this pattern with our jewel of an orchestra!!

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