New message on C.I.T.'s at Pennsic
- Excerpt from a letter from Her Grace Duchess Caitlin Stuart. This
is being cross-posted from the SCA chirurgeon yahoogroup.
ANNOUNCEMENT re: CiT's at PW36
Before I get to the meat of this I'd like to give y'all a bit of
history (and perhaps an insight into my thought processes) into the
reason why we were initially disinclined to allow CiT's. This goes
all the way back to before the November meeting, and in fact to when
I was first appointed as Deputy Mayor in charge of the Chirurgeonate
As I personally know next to nothing about what y'all do, in order
to be responsible in my direction of this department, the first
action I took was to enlist the counsel of someone whom I both trust
and consider to be an expert in the field, Viscountess Kaellyn. (Hey
Kim!). This was, incidentally before Master Justin took the post of
War Chirurgeon/First Aid Coordinator.
Among other things I asked Kaellyn: "If you were running this
department and you had to draft a set of rules & guidelines that
would ensure the physical & legal safety of patients &
Chirurgeons alike, what would they be?"
Her Excellency came up with a set of rules & regs, which other
than a very few, very minor modifications, is basically the
operational game plan that has been set before you for PW36.
Understand that the Mayor & I didn't pull this game plan out of
thin air, our heads, or other, more southern parts of our anatomy.
We consulted an expert to try to do right by Pennsic War and
everyone who attends it.
Her Excellency Kaellyn's game plan included the "no CiT's at
After careful consideration we have reconsidered and feel that there
is no reason that (providing they are properly supervised) CiT's
cannot participate in the learning & experience-rich Pennsic
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please dont
hesitate to drop me a line.