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. Kisses
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, Jun 15, 2009
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.
> Greetings and salutations unto the Known World. > 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, ' > > 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. > 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 >
worthy cause. Any donation in any amount is needed and appreciated.
> > 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. > > Please
help spread the word of this project by forwarding to SCA list
> and friends so that we may reach our goal quickly and have the stone > delivered and honor those scadians who are no longer with us. > > > > Yours In Service, > > Lord Valdis of Gotland > > East Kingdom > > > > kenkoll8974@... <mailto:kenkoll8974@...> > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Lauren found her dream laptop. Find the PC that’s right for you. > <http://www.microsoft.com/windows/choosepc/?ocid=ftp_val_wl_290> > > -- > Magistra Fiana of Clare > Dr. M. Wendy Hennequin > 437 Cedarvalley Drive > Nashville, TN 37211 > "A woman with a mind is fit for all tasks." --Christine de
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A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!
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