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  • eulenhorst@juno.com
    Sorry, Rupert is out of period - the Prince was born in 1618. In Service to the dream Carolus von Eulenhorst eulenhorst@juno.com ... From:
    Message 1 of 16 , Dec 5, 2003
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      Sorry, Rupert is out of period - the Prince was born in 1618.


      In Service to the dream
      Carolus von Eulenhorst
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      -- "Scott Jaqua" <jaqua@...> wrote:


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <drosen105@...>


      > Getting them to practices is almost impossible unless they are really into
      shooting. AT events that can support archery, however, we almost always
      have some kind of novelty shoot. We're known for sick twisted shoots and we
      make sure that even the worst arhcer gets some points. Everyone has a great
      time and they actually ask for archery at future events! Bottom line is
      make it as fun as possible by keep coming up with new wrinkles for them to
      shoot at.
      > Rupert


      You're a Rupert? Who let a Rupert in here? I thought this club was for
      enlisted personnel only!

      :)

      Njall

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    • Yama Kaminari no Date Saburou Yukiie
      Konnichi wa tomodachi, As a nearly 26 year vet of heavy weapons fighting, I find I still will put on armor and whack people instead of let arrows fly...unless
      Message 2 of 16 , Dec 5, 2003
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        Konnichi wa tomodachi,
        As a nearly 26 year vet of heavy weapons fighting, I find I still will
        put on armor and whack people instead of let arrows fly...unless
        it is a two day event...and I love letting arrows fly...
        One can always shoot on sunday if one fought on saturday...
        Perhaps, you could split up an event, and make it into an over-all
        combatant type of event...
        A prize for the best fighter, a prize for the best archer, and a prize
        for the best combined archer/figher...
        Mabey have a "shooting while in armor" shoot...where the
        archers shoot in the armor they fight in...but use live bows and
        shoot at themed targets...
        Perhaps have the shooting portion before the fighting, in the
        morning, so fighters can arm up and whack things later...
        Perhaps have the local Baron or King (ask nicely) demand that
        archers take the field to repell the incroasion of their border, and
        have the fighters mopp up...
        Just ideas...
        Date
      • drosen105@aol.com
        ... At the risk of getting into another OT argument, Prince Rupert was not the first. The name as roots in Germany and the English borrowed it. The name is
        Message 3 of 16 , Dec 5, 2003
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          > Sorry, Rupert is out of period - the Prince was born in 1618.
          >
          >

          At the risk of getting into another OT argument, Prince Rupert was not the first. The name as roots in Germany and the English "borrowed" it. The name is registered and has been approved by the College of Heralds. Please everyone, let this be the end of this thread. If you wish to debate further, contact me off list.
          Rupert
        • eulenhorst@juno.com
          Not intended as a slight, just a jab at a friend. I am certain the name is fully appropriate but I think the reference to a non-enlisted commander is what was
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            Not intended as a slight, just a jab at a friend. I am certain the name is fully appropriate but I think the reference to a non-enlisted commander is what was meant in the post I repoied to. Please let me know how early the name appeared in Germany. Sometimes something like this opens a interesting line of information.


            In Service to the dream
            Carolus von Eulenhorst
            eulenhorst@...

            -- drosen105@... wrote:


            >
            > Sorry, Rupert is out of period - the Prince was born in 1618.
            >
            >

            At the risk of getting into another OT argument, Prince Rupert was not the first. The name as roots in Germany and the English "borrowed" it. The name is registered and has been approved by the College of Heralds. Please everyone, let this be the end of this thread. If you wish to debate further, contact me off list.
            Rupert

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          • Scott Jaqua
            Actually the Rupert comment I made was a from a Terry Pratchet book. Something about all officers being named Rupert, or some such. So that was the slang for
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              Actually the Rupert comment I made was a from a Terry Pratchet book.
              Something about all officers being named Rupert, or some such. So that was
              the slang for officer. I think it's a British thing.

              Njall

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            • Guy Taylor
              Personally, I think much can be done by making practices interesting. The local group here only shoots royal rounds at the twice monthly practice. While one
              Message 6 of 16 , Dec 5, 2003
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                Personally, I think much can be done by making practices
                interesting. The local group here only shoots royal rounds at the
                twice monthly practice. While one individual strives to come up with
                a simple novelty shoot for each practice, it's only a few minutes at
                the end and he isn't always able to attend. Without trying to bring
                up the whole "RR's are out of period" argument, I feel that many
                people have stopped attending these practices simply because they are
                boring, uninteresting, and don't challenge the mind or skills
                sufficiently. I know that's one reason I no longer go.



                --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "roguenad2000" <nad@f...> wrote:
                > Greetings Archers of the Known World. On this list I have seen
                > wonderful advice on equipment, information on various shooting
                > styles and marvelous suggestions for novelty shoots. Since there
                is
                > such a wealth of information and experience, I thought I would
                offer
                > up a question, and see what thoughts people had.
                >
                > What is the best way to stir up interest in Target Archery? It
                > seems like every time I talk to people here locally they are
                > interested, but when it comes down actually doing anything people
                > just don't follow through.
                >
                > For example, we have approximately 30 authorized archers here in
                > Starkhafn (according to the Kingdom's database), and I have seen
                > less than 5 of them show up for any kind of archery practice.
                >
                > What is the best way to draw people in to archery? What's the best
                > way to get people involved and keep them involved?
                >
                > Nad
              • Guy Taylor
                Sorry, forgot something... Notices in local kingdom and baronial email lists would be a good idea. Re-cap what happened last time: We had 11 archers show up
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                  Sorry, forgot something...

                  Notices in local kingdom and baronial email lists would be a good
                  idea. Re-cap what happened last time:

                  "We had 11 archers show up for the practice who participated in a
                  wreath shoot. Said wreath was made of real holly and was donated by
                  the Branch Braiding Guild. Lord Shoot 'da Bow also gave a Flemish
                  string making demonstration and invited interested archers to contact
                  him for follow up free lessons and assistance in making a string
                  board."

                  And mention next time:

                  "The next practice will be in two weeks. We plan to do a
                  circumfrence shoot and practice at long range in anticipation for the
                  upcoming event. It is hoped that Lady Guilded Feather will be
                  available to show us her collection of oriental ceremonial bamboo
                  arrows."
                • Carolus Eulenhorst
                  It helps to have a really upbeat Captain of archers who acts as a cheerleader. Keep the kingdom informed of what is happening so appropriate recognitions can
                  Message 8 of 16 , Dec 5, 2003
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                    It helps to have a really upbeat Captain of archers who acts as a
                    cheerleader. Keep the kingdom informed of what is happening so
                    appropriate recognitions can be given. Work with the local archers to
                    make them feel part of the program and that their contributions are
                    needed and wanted. Try to get different people to help run shoots and
                    activities - this helps get new Range Marshals as well so no one person
                    gets loaded down.
                    Carolus

                    On Sat, 06 Dec 2003 02:01:49 -0000 "Guy Taylor" <greytaylor@...>
                    writes:
                    > Sorry, forgot something...
                    >
                    > Notices in local kingdom and baronial email lists would be a good
                    > idea. Re-cap what happened last time:
                    >
                    > "We had 11 archers show up for the practice who participated in a
                    > wreath shoot. Said wreath was made of real holly and was donated by
                    >
                    > the Branch Braiding Guild. Lord Shoot 'da Bow also gave a Flemish
                    > string making demonstration and invited interested archers to
                    > contact
                    > him for follow up free lessons and assistance in making a string
                    > board."
                    >
                    > And mention next time:
                    >
                    > "The next practice will be in two weeks. We plan to do a
                    > circumfrence shoot and practice at long range in anticipation for
                    > the
                    > upcoming event. It is hoped that Lady Guilded Feather will be
                    > available to show us her collection of oriental ceremonial bamboo
                    > arrows."

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                  • mark s graves
                    Talk archery up every chance you get-dance practice, demos, meetings, fighting practice and local events. Have your herald annouce the times and place of your
                    Message 9 of 16 , Dec 6, 2003
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                      Talk archery up every chance you get-dance practice, demos, meetings,
                      fighting practice and local events. Have your herald annouce the times
                      and place of your shoots at local events. Show up at places with your
                      archery gear and talk about archery. Write a newsletter article on
                      archery for your group and barrony. If your group has a web site, make
                      sure archery information (where and when for practices are there). Print
                      flyers and bring them with you.....These are a few ideas that might
                      help......William Ross of Skye

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                    • la petite femme skunk fatale
                      As near as I can tell, before I joined our local practice group, archery was something the fencers did while waiting for enough fencers to make a good melee to
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                        As near as I can tell, before I joined our local practice group, archery was something the fencers
                        did while waiting for enough fencers to make a good melee to show up. This has the result that
                        most of our fencers "dabble" in archery, except for us rabid archers who "dabble" in fencing. In
                        order to solidify the relationship, we're trying the "tourney prizes" tack. For instance, at our
                        next fencing event on January 3 <insert shameless plug> A benefit for the Plattsburgh, NY
                        Salvation Army where we hold winter fencing practice </shameless plug>, there will be the usual
                        T-shirts, gear, bucklers, handmade-by-moi-parry-cloak, and a fabulous set of matched arrows (also
                        handmade by moi), as well as a set consisting of a brocade longbow sock, a pair of string keepers,
                        a spare longbow string, and a bow-hand protector, all handmade by moi. The idea being that fencers
                        who possess archery gear will be that much more likely to use it and thus become regular archers.
                        Besides, I just like to make stuff.

                        Oddly enough, a bow is the easiest thing to acquire out here. Every garage sale seems to have a
                        spiffy recurve they sold just before I got there.

                        If the archers stick around for feast at events, one very public prize you could award might be a
                        handful of arrows to the archer who lost or broke the most arrows that day. And a good gag prize
                        guaranteed to get people to remember your archery events might be the public awarding of something
                        silly but useful and highly visible like a longbow sock made to resemble Kermit the Frog, or
                        string keepers made to look like tribbles with eyes.

                        Another way I drum up interest in archery is by (for me) quietly (and I can hear those of you who
                        know me laughing) Making Stuff where people can see it at events. I plunk my unmistakable self
                        down with a pile of supplies and explain what I'm doing to anyone who wanders too close.

                        Cesira Blackwork della Ougley
                        a.k.a Cesira Ysabetta Meloria Diana Marilyn Webster da Chavallerio della Vale
                        a.k.a Bloody Bess Read
                        Archery MIT and author of the Prayers To St. Ougley
                        Shire of Coldwood, EK

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                        Basho

                        I'll burn the books I carry in my bag, but how can I forget the verses written in my gut?

                        Ikkyu


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