FLC Update from Governor Richard
Unfortunately, there have been a few issues arise in this year’s FLC registration. In the past two weeks, I have tried to address the concerns that have been brought forward on a one on one bases. However, I now realize that it might be best to clarify this issue with all District 7 Kin.
For the past several years, the average number of registrations for FLC has been roughly 110. Also, it was noted that there has been a steady decline in involvement at all conferences. Therefore, when planning FLC, the committee felt that preparing for 120-125 registrations was reasonable. Two and half weeks prior to the convention, the bulk of the registrations were received. We were now at 135 full registrations with 146 people attending the Saturday night banquet.
After discussing the numbers with the hotel management, we were instructed that we could no longer accept any new registrations. The hotel would be in violation of the Health and Safety Regulations (i.e.: fire code). Unfortunately, we had no other option other than to agree to close the registrations.
I realize that this is a very unfortunate incident. FLC plays a vital role not only in the education of Kin but also in fellowship.
Sometimes, regardless of how much preparation and forethought goes into planning an event, unforeseen incidents occur. This is not a reflection of the people who are working hard to make this conference a success. Decisions are based on past experiences. Life would be so much easier if we had a crystal ball.
In order to ensure that everyone has the correct information, please forward all questions and concerns directly to me. If I do not know the answer, I will contact the appropriate people personally.
District 7 Governor