Indeed, as our esteemed Francisco has stated (and others already noted) the
membership card is about as easy to forge as a identification token can be.
And for heavens' sake, let's not give the BoD the idea to do something more,
like bar-codes, or plastic cards, or embedded RFID tags.
But right now, the rule is to present those little, easily-forgable pieces
of paper. Even when it offends the Western notion of honor (and,
truthfully, having to do so annoys me too.) In point of fact, that's why
the waiver text used to be on all the sign-in forms until recently--we were
able to argue to the BoD that it didn't MATTER what color card, if any that
you had, we made sure EVERYONE had that waiver for a given event.
Just remember, if having to view someone's pasteboard offends your sense of
honor, that our office is also in fealty to the King and our jobs ARE to
follow the rules--doing your job, even if distasteful, is in itself a mark
Oh, and it's VERY period, especially for us Welsh folk, to be able to spew
out our lineage back to at least 9 generations at the drop of the proverbial
liripipe. Insist that all pounds of flesh be properly trimmed and seasoned
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:56 AM, oldwolf1@...
> Point is, that at some point we have to rely on trust(My own issues not
> withstanding). As Francisco already stated, Blue Cards can be made from card
> stock at Kinko's. Especially from those that have been in longer than
> others, we should expect equal or more trust from them than from other newer
> members. For what will we be as a Society without it? I will not let this
> turn me into some paranoid individual sitting at gate asking for a pound of
> flesh, and birth certificates from at least 3 of their grandparents to prove
> who they are(Although holding an SCA Blood Drive isn't a bad idea). If we
> can't trust ourselves, or our Society, who can we trust??? For without it,
> society collapses.
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