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  • Anna B
    Mar 11, 2009
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      Speaking as one of the 'others' who has attempted to assist Gerrard in having the very worthy people has has recomended for a number of extremely over-due awards, for the past what oh?.. three?  four reigns?  I can honestly say that this is not an approach which always works.

      Personally, I find this extremely frustrating as our Royals cry out daily for recomendations, to recomend people who are deserving, contributing, wonderful and well liked over and over and over and -nothing-.  After a while you just give up.   And that's not exactly consturctive, or helpful in any respect.

      In service,
      Rusalka the much absent

      From: leslie falzone <leslie.falzone@...>
      To: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7:04:15 PM
      Subject: Re: [E_Rapier] Awards !!

      Hi, I am going to give you another suggestion, Pass on the recommendation to others who might be able to assist you in helping to recognize deserving people. There is nothing that says that you can't send a recommendation to other people who are in the SCA or to peers to have them add your voice to theirs. Dont' send letters that says me to or one letter with a bunch of people signing it. The crown likes to see seperate letters of recommendation from each person sending them. My husband and I often send seperate letters for the same person, because we truely beleive that they deserve what it is we are recommending them for.

      I agree landed baron and baroness can also be helpful. I would love to have someone cc me on a recommendation for a fencer, I would most likely agree and send in one of my own.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Kelly Wyatt
      To: Ealdormere Rapier
      Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:06 PM
      Subject: RE: [E_Rapier] Awards !!

      Dearest Gerrard,

      I too am frustrated and concerned with the state of recognitions within the Shires (specifically) . Having no baronial representation, I have found that I've had to make recommendations for up to 4-6 reigns before I see any kind of action on them. Since I'm a bit tardy in writing them sometimes, it's usually a year or so before I get around to writing in about various people's activities that I see and am told about. That may very well be part of the issue...are people remembering and actually followin g through with writing recommendations? Are they submitting them to the correct addresses? (The web site was sending them into the ether for almost a year there, without anyone knowing!) It's very upsetting to see Lady so and so bust her butt for THAT long and not be recognized for her efforts. Or Joe jock turn out an impressive full kit of his own for fencing or fighting in less than a year!

      I have developed a bit of a system though, that may help to make things move more quickly. I have discussed my concerns regarding the shires with a number of barons and baronesses in the Kingdom. Everyone I have talked to have suggested that I copy them on recommendations that I make to their Magesties. And now, I do so. I can't say that I've really seen it make any kind of difference in any award at Grant level or higher but I have noticed that it makes the AoA and Maiden's Heart/Scarlet Banner/Orion level awards be given out faster.

      I would be interested in knowing how many recommendations their magesties actually got for Winter War. It was very disappointing to hear that only two awards were given. Very disappointing.


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      To: E_Rapier@yahoogroup s.com
      From: thltoymaker@ cogeco.ca
      Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:53:19 -0400
      Subject: Re: [E_Rapier] Awards !!

      Hmmm yes mostly the process can be frustrating !!
      Just look at how many times we have made a recommendation for a certain fencer for a Hammer.
      For myself I feel like hmmm how many times do I need to do this?
      I now have a second person in mind for a Hammer. Yet until fencer A gets theirs I cant see that fencer B would even be considered.
      Three of my recommendations have gone through three different Reins without recognition !

      What I guess I'm looking for is a system that allows me to contact a large group so that a large irrefutable recommendation can be given.

      So I propose to create within my own e-mail program a Contact Group of fencers.
      Now unfortunately it can't include anyone we might want to recommend for a Scarlet Banner.
      So since Hammer is the highest level they can easily be included.
      Then add any Scarlet Banners as they already have one !

      So who all has Hammers and who all have Banners ??

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      thltoymaker @...

      THANKS !



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