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Blue Hat and Ladyseed Policy Clarifications
« on: March 02, 2016, 05:04:28 PM »
Hi Team,

A couple of things have come out of a recent meeting that I would like to address.

Blue Hats:

It seems there is a practice of shoot bosses having friends or relatives that come to events but have not yet shot Rifleman. In response the shoot boss gives that person a blue hat until such time as they do shoot Rifleman. This practice is now over.

Our National Applecore Coordinator (Rascal 21) is building a group of professionals to serve as our partners in Appleseed and relieve us of some of our burdens. As such, any person that wears a blue hat to an event will be expected to perform the duties of a blue hat and work as part of the bigger team. This is no different than what we expect from our orange, red, and green hats.

If there is someone that is 12 and you'd like to have become an orange hat, please get in touch with the regional coordinator. He can grant a waiver if it is warranted, but don't give them a blue hat so they can keep coming to Appleseed for free. Use your shoot boss discretion in these circumstances. We cannot have people wearing blue hats but not doing the job, it diminishes the professional reputation, and public perception of our blue hat cadre, and of Appleseed in general.

Lastly, all official blue hat activities and staff fall under the purview of the National Applecore Coordinator (Rascal 21). If she encounters a blue hat that does not perform the job responsibilities, or does not function as part of the team, it is within her purview to ask for the blue hat back. Blue hats are her staff.

Rascal21 does not get to read every IAAR and AAR for the entire country so if you recruit a new blue hat, please notify Rascal 21 via PM so that she can make sure they are aware of their responsibilities, and she can get them more involved (perhaps even at a national level). I assure you we have plenty of work to be done.


Trisha is our National Ladyseed Coordinator. If there is a LadySeed scheduled, or if you are going to schedule a LadySeed, please notify Trisha via PM. She also cannot check the schedules for every state, every week, to learn if someone has scheduled a new Ladyseed; however, she does need to be kept informed.

Also, when we have newly minted female red hats and green hats, please let Trisha know via PM. This way she can help coordinate Ladyseed coverage. Right now there is a relative dearth of female red hats and green hats in the program nationwide. Trisha is trying to address that issue, but will need our teamwork. Similar to above, all all official LadySeed activities fall under the purview of the National Ladyseed coordinator (Trisha).

If you need female red hats, Trisha will likely be able to help you to find and coordinate coverage.

Thank you all for your attention to these matters! If you have any question about these policies, please feel free to contact me directly.

In Liberty,

Dr Rich P
Great Lakes and Southwest Regional Coordinator
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