It is probably best that you not put up a fight, Rick would probably feed off of that and turn it into a bigger stink than it need be. IF he wants the other stuff back, like the shirts and stuff, give him Hollie's number and I'll deliver it or mail it. Last thing I want is trouble over things that can be replaced (although they shouldn't be). I guess the only positive aspect of this all is that Ketelblastr gets the chance to make new garb that will not be the property of anyone but the makers (whom can loan it out to the group at their discretion). Plus having a costuming boom will look great for our A&S section, right? It is unfortunate that your work (as well as that of Virginia if I am correct) is being taken away, but as the saying goes, "let the baby have his bottle".
IF Rick even thinks of laying a finger on your privately owned costuming however, he had better expect a fight as WE will be doing the sueing. I'll gladly back you up there. Just prepare yourself and write an inventory slip that states what is private to protect yourself and your property. Ditto for Ginny.
As for MARS owning the faire...hardly. It was sponsored by MARS, but truly the community owned it given the various contributions (which monetarily speaking was a very big benefactor)..but whatever.
Sorry all this drama had to go down, though it gives us all the more reason to disassociate ourselves from Rick and MARS which he has tainted with his actions and presence:
-Marcial de Salas
--- In email@example.com, "Christine Popko" <Christinepopko@...> wrote:
> Well I had one of my questions of inventory resolved today. The costuming
> that Karen Mallum donated to Ketelblastr from the Ren Faire (MARS) was taken
> back today . Rick Albert sent Corey and Heather Johnson here to get it.
> Sorry, I didn't but up any argument. I did inform them that there is still
> some costuming out with the library group and it is a mixture of MARS things
> and privately loaned things. We will see what happens with it. Evidently
> Karen overstepped her authority in donating it to us. So we have the
> T-shirts and the coins (unless those are also re-appropriated by Rick since
> the Faire was "owned" by MARS according to him). So I will have to explain
> the situation to Riva and perhaps not list the stuff until this is settled.
> I will not argue about the property because I was threatened with a law suit
> if I tried to take any of the things I had made for Mars when our chapter
> closed. It is unfortunate that this ugly monster is still able to rear it's
> head and give us "trouble" still.