The acceptance of what is sub-standard in Guyana is simply unbelievable, especially among people who should know better. The success of any organisation depends on how it pursues excellence and the image it creates for itself. Standards at the Rose Hall Town Council have over the years gone downhill but seem to have hit rock bottom lately.
On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, I received a small package at the Area ‘H‘ ground office of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, and on opening I became embarrassed to be a resident of my beloved township. Inside the package was an official invitation from the Town Council to the opening ceremony of the Rose Hall Town Anniversary Town Week. Believe it or not, the official invitation was hand-written on a roughly cut typing sheet, with at least one spelling mistake. To make it even worse, the invitation had no venue for the opening, so I would have to guess where it would be held.
Editor, my beloved township official invitation which I guess was sent out to other officials in the town, sponsors and the media would be rejected by a nursery school teacher. In this modern age of technology, a computer can do wonders for invitations, or a printery can easily print 500 official invitations for less than $5 000.00.
The entire anniversary committee should be ashamed of itself, and as a resident of Rose Hall Town I place all the blame on the Town Council. The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would have volunteered its services and vast experience free of cost to make our township anniversary special but the Council has its own objectives; if asked we would at least sponsor a standard official invitation.
By the way, Editor I have placed the invitation in a special place in my office so that it can remind me every day not to lower my standards or those of the club.