Good Day Robert,
Nice to hear from you. I have, in the past, tried to explain that our
local SCA group is a a very low point in activity. This is due to the
fact that our membership has dropped to a low point in our history. We
have lost our student base, and with that we have lost access to the
University facilities that we had used for meetings and group
activities. Those of us that are left are not able to provide a "full
SCA experience". We, too, must travel to weekend events to "do" the SCA-
it has not been within the scope of our current group hold organized
activities for arts, sciences and fighting interests. This is a
situation that we, locally, are aware of. We have made this clear to all
of the appropriate officers within the reporting structure of the SCA.
What information we have about our very limited activities appears right
here- on this site. We do not limit participation, we do not have any
other methods to use for communicating group activities.
I am not saying that our little group is short on information for your
individual interests. I am simply saying that we are too small to turn
our meetings and activities into mini-events. We have seasoned members
with a variety variety of skills and interests. We have current and past
Regional and Kingdom officers who have contact information for regional
activities if we do not have local resources. We have experienced
artisans who will help you develop your individual interests or who will
help you locate other resource contacts if we do not have the skill-sets
that interest you individually.
I believe I had mentioned that the group in Champaign is re-establishing
its membership following a large drop in numbers. They are currently
holding regular meetings and group activities in fighting and arts and
sciences activities. Our local members take advantage of these
activities. If you are looking for group activities, beyond individual
resources, this is the only suggestion I can offer. I would suggest you
contact the Wurmwald group through the SCA contacts. This would allow
you to access their activity calendar and see what resources they might
provide to you beyond St. Carols activities.
The ":full SCA experience" for most of us, locally, must be experienced
through attending events. If you do not have access to the SCA calendar
of events it can be found at SCA.org and then follow the links to the
Middle Kingdom and the calendar of events for the Kingdom. SCA
activities are available to us, just not on our doorstep. Not all of us
are fortunate enough to live in an area where the SCA population can
support all aspects of the SCA- unfortunately this is our situation.
Time may change that.
After reviewing the group mail list, this is the first communication I
find from you- I may have lost something but my current log goes back to
03/09. If you will share your areas of interest, I will be more than
glad to see what we can do to help.
Know in our society as, Baron Master Carlo dalla Casa, Esq.
Robert Steele wrote:
> ya know.. if I knew the cost or materials personally, I'd make it myself
> since I have a lot of time on my hand, but no one gives me any real
> information, never get addresses for events or meetings, I'm still
> interested in getting involved with the SCA, but it doesn't seem
> in getting involved with me, so.. Any outreach on that really is
> appreciated. Just contact my private mail: Styles.Steele@...
> On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 2:22 PM, C E Hughes <cehughes@...
> > I would support the idea.
> > I know we had some staves in storage but I don't know if the quality is
> > suitable. It might be that we could "harvest" two or three good lengths
> > from the stock that we have. I imagine finding sword lengths would be
> > possible... I don't remember the quality of what we have well enough to
> > know if we could manage pole arm lengths or not. Finding two sword
> > lengths should be no problem.
> > Carlo
> > kendrick_the_tinker wrote:
> > >
> > > I have commented that I thought that St. Carol could probably donate a
> > > sword length of rattan for a Div. 3 tourney prize for Maidens. I meant
> > > to ask the group about that last night and forgot, so I throw it out
> > > here. Is that acceptable to everyone?
> > >
> > > Kendrick
> > >
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