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17167Re: [SCA Newcomers] re: Can't get ahold of Chatelaine

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  • Bill Toscano
    Aug 27, 2013
      Stefan: It is taken care of. ;)


      On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 6:34 PM, Stefan li Rous

      > **
      > <<< I'm totally new, have been hanging around this group a lot and am
      > finally able to join. I've found my closest group but I emailed the
      > Chatelaine a month ago and nobody has responded. They don't have any other
      > information on how to contact the group other than listing people's home
      > phone numbers. Where do I go from here?
      > Thanks, Sarah (no SCA name yet) >>>
      > Although it is often best to become a regular member by paying dues to the
      > national organization, it isn't required. I usually recommend that new
      > folks play for a few months before paying the annual dues. So "join" by
      > starting to play with your chosen group. And you are not required to play
      > with or only with your local group. Some people do find that other groups
      > fit in better with what they want to do. For instance, if your local group
      > is mostly into fighting, but you wish to do more Arts and Sciences stuff,
      > and another nearby group is more into Service or the Arts, then you might
      > consider them.
      > Shires are often small groups and sometimes don't have a lot of extra
      > manpower, so it is possible that the website hasn't been updated to show
      > that a new Chatelaine has taken over. Everyone is welcome at meetings and
      > events, so you might also look at their website and see where their next
      > activities are and try to visit with them there.
      > If you have a home phone number, start with that. Even if it is for
      > someone other than the Chatelaine. It gives you a starting point, and if
      > they can't help you directly, they can probably tell you who to talk to.
      > Years ago, a year or two after joining the SCA, I was up in my hometown for
      > the Yule holidays. I wanted to see if I could attend the Yule Revel going
      > on on the other side of the Metroplex (Dallas and Ft. Worth). I couldn't
      > get a hold of the Hospitalier (what some kingdoms call the Chatelaine), so
      > I started calling some of the officers. The first one I called, Lord
      > Gunthar (now Duke Gunthar) not only was able to fill me in on details, but
      > was willing to pick me up and take me to that event.
      > So, if you aren't getting a response, try calling other people. That
      > individual may not be ignoring or avoiding you. Although it might seem that
      > way. :-(
      > <<< PS Its the Shire of Isenfir in Atlantia if that is any help. >>>
      > That is a good start and it sounds like they may make contact with you.
      > What interests you in the SCA? Are there particular activities that are of
      > interest to you?
      > You might want to glance at the files in the NEWCOMERS section of my
      > Florilegium site, given in my address block below. After the NEWCOMERS
      > section, there are a lot of other sections depending upon where your
      > interests lie.
      > Here are a few files about your home kingdom from the SCA-STORIES section:
      > Atlantia-hist-msg (48K) 2/ 5/12 Histories of the Kingdom of Atlantia.
      > http://www.florilegium.org/files/STORIES/Atlantia-hist-msg.html
      > Atlant-rapier-msg (13K) 7/23/05 History of rapier combat in the SCA
      > Kingdom of Atlantia.
      > http://www.florilegium.org/files/STORIES/Atlant-rapier-msg.html
      > Please email me if I can help you further.
      > Stefan
      > --------
      > THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
      > Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
      > http://www.linkedin.com/in/marksharris
      > **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****

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