This is an extremely toned down second attempt to begin a thread addressing this subject. The genesis of this thread and the previous deleted thread is very personal. My regatta; the Easter Laser Regatta; the regatta which I have personally financed and hosted for 25 consecutive years, was not included in the Winter Laser Sailor. It was left out of the 2009 districts schedule which was published on page 37. Last year the Vice President of the Class showed up at the event and demanded that we all pay dues to the Laser Class Association. Each of us paid annual dues to that associtaion. A year later, a schedule has been published and the 26th annual version of the event where each of us paid our dues is not included. I feel not only slapped in the face but I feel I let a person come in to my registration area and rip off my friends. After calming down for a few weeks, I am attempting for the second time to start a thread about this matter without violating the "friendly love and kisses" nature of this forum. The philosophical question upon which I would like to read feedback and discussion: Is it the responsability of our paid employees to gather information and publish that information or is it the duty of our sailors to get that information to the office? My take: I believe some of each is necessary but uiltimatly, the responsability for information gathering, planning, scheduling, publication, and dissemination of that schedule to the various media falls on our paid staff. Failure to receive information is not an acceptable excuse. Briefly? I believe publication of schedules for 13% of our districts is a failing grade and, after years of even the most dedicated service, should be considered as grounds for immediate termination. One man's opinions do not make a thread. Please if you would, take the time to give your perspective. Who do you feel is responsable for gathering, organizing, and disseminating scheduling information? What do you believe is the reason we pay a staff? What tasks do you expect them to perform? Should our paid staff do its best to glean regatta information from any available source like last year's hosts, the internet, and personal calls to district secretaries? Or should the staff only publish information delivered to the office by particular individuals in a particular format? In general, theh staff works for you: What is your particular pet task and unacceptable performance that would cause you do ask for their dismissal?