Originally Posted by Jim J
While I'm in favor of a group of people trying to bring back the Oregon Series, and don't think any group of organizers, no matter how experienced, can expect to simply pick up where the Bellingers et al, left off.
But if they'd like to try then I'd suggest they spell out their vision in a written proposal that lays out the exact agreement (financial and otherwise) the new ORS would have with local clubs. After all, there's a lot of money at stake and these terms should be in writing.
The clubs, in turn, need a chance to insure that everything in the proposal advances the mission of that club before committing to anything.
On the other hand, . . . if the vision of the new ORS is to come in and run the entire series without any club involvement, then do that and let 'er rip.
I too would LOVE for someone or some club to come forward with some sort of proposal to RUN this Series of events.
I'd love to do it all myself BUT I dont have the resources to do so. If I had a Trailer full of Tables, Tents and all the other little things, this could continue on seamlessly, as was, with out issue.
BUT, sadly that is not the case. And with todays economy there are not too many people out there in the DiscGolf world who can afford that right now.
SO, for the sake of keeping it alive, I contacted "most" of the TD's (some are STILL not known) and talked to them about how WE can proceed, FOR NOW.
It would be that the individual TD's (Club's) would be responsible for doing their own merchandising (or finding a vendor to do so) AND that they were the ones putting on the "Show".
I spoke with Tom Embree, Mike Storrs, Ryan Lane & Jeff Mittl which covers the events thru June and beyond. Having those TD's on board, AT LEAST, allowed the Series to continue with minimal issues.
PLEASE...SOMEONE take on this "project"
It WILL need all the clubs to work together to make it all happen far into the future. Its the way that the NorCal Series had to go(oh no NOT that) and it works.
Overall this entire transition WILL be good for Oregon Disc Golf in the end.
We have had to take a step backward with the loss of the "resourses" that the Bellinger's & others provided; BUT if done properly the Clubs, TD's & the entire state will benefit & be better for it.