Re: 12th Night Rapier Guild notes
- Any decision on this, Doug?
--- In RoyalGuildofDefense@yahoogroups.com, "Nytshaed\(Douglas Leonard\)" <nytshaed1967@...> wrote:
> Greetings Rapier fighters of the West Kingdom!
> Many of you are not part of the Royal Guild of Defence, but know that
> you are all welcome at any time should you decide to join in the fun and
> pursuit of Rapier coolness.
> We had a productive meeting at 12th Night and I really appreciate
> those who could attend. My particular thanks to Santiago and Coronado
> for their opening words and to Sorcha for sending her best wishes and words
> down to us from grand Oertha.
> The first and repeated order of business was communicating with each
> other inside and out of the guild. Many folks are concerned with the level
> of information overload occuring on the rapier lists and have even dropped
> entirely from those lists to avoid it.
> With that in mind we will be creating a Calendar site on one of the many
> guild-portals that are free services intended for online games. When this task
> is complete I will send out info on where to link to.
> There will also be created a FaceBook profile for those who prefer that medium
> to the traditional RGD Yahoogroups mailing list. Noone is compelled to join
> facebook, it is intended as a duplicate form of communication, not the
> semi-official means of announcements.
> Website, website...we have a very nice site that is under the umbrella of
> Santiago's business site - for obvious reasons passwords will never be given
> to the guild web minister, so updates are a pain despite Santiago being
> excellent about doing them as soon as they are submitted, they still have to
> go through hoops. We talked about fund raising to support a paid site which
> would require a new position of treasurer, free sites, other hosting options, etc.
> Bottom line is we ratholed the issue with no real resolution and could have
> talked it to death all night and still not had consensus. I really don't want to
> rewrite the bylaws and opening up the guild to having a treasury starts us down
> a path of just what should the Guild pay for that is a huge shift in philosophy.
> If there are any volunteers for the position of web minister as we stand now please
> send me an email asap.
> To further assist getting folks talking I will be making as many trips to practices
> as I can afford over the next few months. At these I will open a 15 or 20 minute Q&A
> session with quick introductions. Just a quick breather to say hello, answer
> any questions or hear suggestions, and then back to fighting. Anyone hosting a practice
> who has an interest in these Micro-guild meetings, please drop me an email with directions
> and preferably a phone contact.
> Please encourage and/or run Rapier 101 classes! We have had some pretty darn good
> advanced classes and I am very glad of them, but we have really slacked off on giving
> folks a chance to try out Rapier for the first time or get a refresh of the basics. I consider
> any Authorized fighter more than capable of teaching the class with minimal if any guidance.
> Encourage your students or run it yourself, but please get Rapier 101 out there again so folks
> know they can come try it out without having to ask more than "where's class this event?"
> Next Year we will have both a meeting and a Guild table at 12th Night. Crimson has volunteered
> to co-ordinate the Table, so if you have items for the table or can volunteer an hour or so to answer
> questions, please contact him at --kilpatrick.chris at ymail.com .
> Speaking of coming up...we have both Della Spada and Falcon's treaty events this year. If you
> have Rapier Prizes or can help out, please contact Ximon or Sanitago respectively.
> Finally - and thank you for reading all that above - we have the issue of formal Guild meetings.
> It was strongly suggested that I summarily choose when meetings will occur and that would be
> quick, but I really want to get all the input I can on this particular topic first, so please bear with me.
> I would REALLY appreciate if every single person would reply to this part with one of the following
> or a plan of their own either privately or on ONE of the lists this message is reaching.
> --PLEASE RESPOND -- just a number is sufficent. though it will be easier for me if you include the text.
> 0 - Guild meetings should be stopped entirely
> 1 - There can be only one... Guild meeting at 12th Night.
> 2 - Guild meetings should be at all 3 Kingdom investitures - 12th Night, Beltaine, Purgatorio
> 3 - Guild meetings should happen at the 3 investitures and the 3 Crown tourneys.
> 4 - Guild meetings should happen at 12th Night and Falcon's Treaty.
> 5 - Guild meetings should happen at 12th Night, Falcon's Treaty and (on year's it occurs) Della Spada
> 6 - Every Official event should have a Guild meeting - folks show up whenever.
> Thank you,
> Nytshaed, LGm
> ------------ sum-up :
> - Calander site will be created for a spam reduced Guild event board.
> - Facebook not mandatory, but it will exist for those who want to use it.
> - Website issues tabled - still looking for a web minister
> - Micro-Guild meetings - contact LGm Nytshaed if you have a practice and would like him to show up
> - Please run or help Rapier 101 classes to occur
> - Guild Table at 12th Night next year - contact is Crimson
> - Falcon's Treaty coming
> - Della Spada this year
> - Please respond with your preference for Guild Meetings