A Letter From the RPO Board Chair to the RPO
This letter, by the RPO Chair of the Board of Directors, was sent from administration of the RPO.
We certainly should be proud of the RPO, but not of its management! “Moving on,” in the minds of management, means we should stop trying to correct grave management errors and trying to create positive change.
Dear RPO Family –
It has been an interesting weekend for me. I succumbed to temptation and posted on the rpocommunity’s Facebook page last Thursday evening; a civil post, I thought but it only generated harsh comments and succeeded in making me angry. Another civil post in return, more harsh comments. Hmmm…is this how I want to spend my time?
Then on Friday, I heard rave reviews of Thursday’s concert and that whetted my appetite for our Saturday tickets. I met Ward Stareon Friday evening. On Saturday morning, I saw an editorial letter in the paper saying it is time to move on. I was exhilarated by the concert Saturday night. And, while I don’t agree with everything in the D&C’s Sunday editorial, they too, urged us to move on.
I realized over the weekend, that I am tired of all the “posting wars.” People, including me, have been spending countless hours monitoring and/or posting on Facebook, news sites, opinion blogs, you name it. And most of it generates negative energy and hurt; it is also becomes the public’s view of the RPO!
Regardless of how you view the board’s decision to terminate Mr. Remmereit, it is time for all of us to move on and pull together for our future. To do otherwise, threatens our organization and working relationships; it’s a lose-lose proposition. We can use the energy it takes to argue publicly in a much more productive and positive way. We have a lot to be proud of at the RPO!
We had an uplifting weekend of concerts; enthusiastic patrons and musicians. We beat our single ticket goal of $25,000 by over 30%. We knocked the ball out of the park last week! This week, the orchestra performs four intermediate education concerts and finishes with the Music of James Bond. Let’s remember our mission; to provide exhilarating, inspiring experiences to the community.
I realized the only way to stop the “posting wars” is to stop posting myself. From now on, I am going to change my focus. No more monitoring websites for the latest snarky post; no more negative posts. I am going to spend my time helping the RPO move forward and heal from a difficult few months for everyone. I ask you to join me in this quest. We have a lot of exhilarating and inspiring music left to make!
Thank you for all you do for the RPO!