Esteemed Sir Don Brennock,
Thanks for the info.
The 24 Mar 07 event was a meeting that was not! It was a farce, judging from e-mails and minutes circulating around!
a. Not many attended,
b. No substance,
c. Ended where it just was about to begin discussing the "meat" of the problems Europe has!
It was not Europe as most from Germany (even quite a number from Belgium!) refused to show up, if not intentionally misled (Sir Peter P-Bonn?). We can shout to high heaven above, but it's really in our hands to solve this problem. Let the majority cast their votes in a free election.
One could play-act in mediocrity, and IHQ (still) advises us to be sober and calm. Where is the ending?
I'm taking positive action, as a freeman! as the only solution is for all KOR Knights, who adhere to Dr Jose Rizal's undying ideas and ideals for which he stood and died for, to gather together at a central place.
My recommendation is to call all Knights in good standing as of 2006 (the year of infamy!), so that they, and even those who tendered their resignations could have a platform to hear and be heard.
Without much ado: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
1. ALL KOR Knights (freemen, Rizalists, about to resign or not) in good standing as of Rizalian year 2006
(Please bring PROOF of payment of Membership, 2006, to be able to vote, or be voted!)
(On-the-spot verification to be done by: Sir Werner Filsinger, Exchequer and Sir Ulrich Freytag, Deputy
2. General Meeting to Elect the rightful European Regional Commander of our own free choice and will
3. Tentative dates:
3a. 16 June 2007, Saturday, 1400 hrs
3b. 17 June 2007, Sunday, 0900 hrs (Wilhelmsfeld/Heidelberg Chapter celebrates its June event from 1300 hrs on!)
4. Rizal (Freedom) Park, Wilhelmsfeld, Germany
This is quite spontaneous and not planned so I haven't even looked for a covered place yet, nor talked to some people named here! This is one way to course frustration into a positive solution of the European dilemma. The weather should be good, so that we can gather ourselves right at the Rizal (Freedom?) Park, discuss and vote. In case of inclement weather, we can go to Gasthof Adler and vote there.
Election Rules will follow the standard correct procedures (secret ballot or simple raising of the hand) plus the following:
A. No proxy voting. In case of absence or incapacity to attend, a sealed envelope could be mailed to the Wilhelmsfeld/Heidelberg Chapter (address in the web or obtainable thru e-mail. Pls ask.). It must contain the name of person voted to be KOR European Regional Commander, with the proof of payment of membership fee for 2006.
B. The Election Committee will be headed by the Wilhelmsfeld/Heidelberg Chapter Commander, Sir Rainer Weber and/or Sir Dr. Kilian Schwarz, assisted by Sir Juergen Sprenger and 3 other officers/members of this chapter, in good standing, to be picked on that day.
C. Each person nominated/duly seconded, will have 15 minutes to speak to the assembly and explain why he will be the better European Regional Commander.
D. As a freeman and the one calling this noble gathering, I am not a candidate and will decline, even if voted. I give my word and this will not change.
Whoever is voted European Regional Commander should be a WIN for Europe in particular and for the KOR, in general!
For planning purposes, please RSVP on or before 20 April 2007, so we can finalize date (please pick either 16 June or 17 June) and venue.
Pls submit your name/s to Sir Rainer Weber, Chapter Commander, Wilhelmsfeld/Heidelberg Chapter, or to any other Officer of this Chapter, through e-mail, letter, courier, fax or phone. If you wish, you can also give me the info.
Kindly PASS THE WORD AROUND, so we could reach all Knights in Europe!
For a Democratic Order
For Pride in the Order
For the Good of the Order
Sir Rizal P. Victoria, KR
The arrogant one is he who wants to be worshipped, who misleads others, and who wants his will to prevail over reason and justice." - Dr Jose P. Rizal - Message to the Women of Malolos, February 1889
"My ambition is not to win honors or hold positions, but to see what is just, exact and suitable, is done in political matters." - Dr Jose P. Rizal