243Re: [E-Chir] From your new Kingdom Chirugeon
- Oct 27, 2008Ninka wrote:
> First off, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dame Tsivia forThank you. It has truly been a joy to work with all of you for the last 3
> all her work these last three years. It was under her guidance that the
> chirugeonate ranks have grown to the numbers that they have and I am sure
> that I am shortly going to realize just how much effort she has put into
> this office. Wassail Tsivia and enjoy your time off.
years. I will savour my "time off" and anticipate that I will find yet
more things for me to work on w/in the SCA as well as outside of the
Congratulations to Xristina for taking over the job and also thanks to the
other 3 chirurgeons who applied. It was NOT an easy decision for the Privy
Council to make.
And now: onto kissing boo-boos!
(just plain ole Mentor now)
> I know that there are those who do not know me so I thought I would take a
> bit of time to introduce myself and give you some information on my
> background. I have been involved in the SCA for 18 years and though I
> started in Castel Rouge (Manitoba), the majority of my SCA experience
> comes from Ealdormere. During my time in the SCA I have held many
> different offices and have learned from each of them. I am sure there is
> more I am going to learn from taking on this one.
> Outside the SCA, I have been a paramedic for over 10 years. As well, I
> teach part-time with the paramedic program at the college level and I have
> been teaching first aid courses for a number of years. While my work as a
> paramedic is going to have some obvious applications within the
> chirugeonate it is the teaching aspect of my experience that I most hope
> to utilize within this new role.
> Education is one of the best tools that anyone has to help deal with
> situations. It is a tool that I personally strongly believe in and know
> that everyone benefits from. While I understand that the Kingdom
> chirugeon's role has very strong administrative aspects to it I hope to
> bring an element to education to it. There are a couple of ways that I am
> hoping to accomplish this.
> Dame Tsivia had started the chirugeon's picnics at War of the Trillium and
> included guest speakers. I thought that this was a fantastic idea and am
> hoping to build upon it. More about this will be forthcoming as it gets
> Another tool that I am hoping to use will be scenario discussions on the
> ealdormere chirugeons yahoo group. What this involves is a posted scenario
> to the list with some questions (and no, this is not a test) which can
> then be answered either individually or on the list. My goal is to
> stimulate discussion about actual scenarios seen within the SCA as I find
> that discussion between peers is one of the best ways to learn. The
> scenarios will be based on real-life events, preferably ones that I've
> managed to dig-up through old event reports. This way they will have
> direct application to our organization. These will not be starting until
> January as I need some time to review the old reports and develop the
> program. If anyone has any questions about this, please feel free to
> contact me and I will do my best to answer.
> And finally, as a reminder, all your event reports need to come directly
> to me and if, at any time, EMS has been called to an event then I need to
> be contacted within 24hrs of the event. This is SCA policy. My contact
> information is at the end of this letter.
> If anyone has any comments or questions for me, please do not hesitate to
> contact me. For the most part I prefer email communication and I aim to
> reply to all emails within 48 hours. I am usually fairly successful at
> that goal. If you need information faster than that then please do not
> hesitate to call me.
> In service,
> Baroness Xristina Viaceslavova
> Kingdom Chirugeon
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