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- Jenna KlaussJun 15, 2009
Hello All,I found this on a protege list that I am a part of and thought it might be nice to pass on if people were interested in helping or donating.KissesKeiley> Greetings and salutations unto the Known World.
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> I am Lord Valdis of Gotland, coordinator of the Pennsic Memorial Runestone.
> I would like to take a quick minute to describe our project and let you
> know how you can make a contribution financially or physically.
> This is a community project, in the sense that the community of Pennsic
> 38, you will be carving the stone with the assistance of some carvers
> who will be on hand. The stone is approximately 9 tons and will stand
> over 7 feet tall when erected. The wording is as follows, 'memory of
> The People of the Folk-Assembly (Society) raised this stone in order to
> give honor to those who have walked these fields and fallen. We will
> meet again.' Written and translated into runes by Magistra Fiana of
> Clare. The artwork will includes viking elements of war and passage
> into an afterlife. There will be no religious references or personal
> names on the stone as it honors all who have walked with us. Each day
> for 4 hours we will have the runestone available for anyone to carve
> upon the stone. The artwork will be laid out already and tools will be
> provided as well as instruction with practice stones available for you
> to become comfortable with carving before moving to the main stone.
> For those groups that wish to carve together whether in
> someone or socially, we will block off time for groups of 10 or more.worthy cause. Any donation in any amount is needed and appreciated.
> Whether you want to carve the stone in memory of someone or simply to
> have the opportunity to carve a period style stone with period tools,
> you are welcome.
> Now, financials...unfortunately these types of projects cost money. For
> the tools, insurance, stone and delivery of the stone we need to raise
> around $6000 (six thousand dollars) in a short amount of time. For
> those individuals that donate a hundred dollars or more we will have a
> pendant in the shape of the runestone in bronze casted by Crafty Celts,
> for those individuals that donate two hundred dollars we will have the
> same pendant in silver, again casted by Crafty Celts. While six
> thousand dollars seems like alot to raise in less than two months it is
> less than a hundred individuals who feel moved to help sponsor this
>help spread the word of this project by forwarding to SCA list
> Donations made be made at PayPal using our email address of
> pennsicrunestone@... <mailto:pennsicrunestone@...> or
> you may go to www.pennsicrunestone.com
> <http://www.pennsicrunestone.com/> and link PayPal from there.
> I will be posting more to the Pennsic runestone website as we move
> forward. The site is designed as a blog so we may discuss different
> elements of the runestone but more importantly I want to hear stories of
> our members who have passed and why you are inspired to donate or help
> carve with your hands...remember you do not have to donate to carve on
> the stone although your financial support is appreciated.
> and friends so that we may reach our goal quickly and have the stonePisan
> delivered and honor those scadians who are no longer with us.
> Yours In Service,
> Lord Valdis of Gotland
> East Kingdom
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