In a message dated 2/14/00 12:17:31 PM Pacific Standard Time, Newbrg@...
<< That said, here's another topic for discussion. How about qualifying
levels, or whatever they're called? For instance (strictly to start
discussion -- I haven't thought them all the way through yet): >>
First, thank you for volunteering to handle a newsletter for our group! And I
LOVE the idea of making them notebook page size. Yahoo!
Now on to the discussion of Levels or Rankings. I am a past member of the
East Kingdom's needlework guild. Been doing all types of needlework for
years, long before I met the SCA. Yet I never achieved any form of ranking in
the guild. To do ranks or levels the person seeking rank must show their work
to a panel of other advanced guild members. I live in Maine and am not able
to do a lot of travel to events more than 2-3 hours away. Most of the
needlework panels are held at events in NY, which is 5-6+ hours from me. The
one year I did attend a guild meeting at Pennsic with needlework in hand I
was met with "Oh, you don't want us to do a panel NOW, do you?" See why I'm a
past member? Since we have all ready found that some very interested folks on
this list live in some pretty far flung areas, we need to find a way to not
exclude members because they don't happen to live in close proximity. And to
keep some probably very knowledgeable people in the proper rank/level. Just
my 2 cents worth.