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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Getting involved

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  • eibhleann.kelley
    O.o Wow. Thank you very, very much. ... chapter ... presume ... are) ... and ... to ... baronial ... on ... to be ... your ... barony, ... and ... put ... to
    Message 1 of 6 , May 27, 2008
      O.o Wow. Thank you very, very much.



      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, Coblaith Mhuimhneach
      <Coblaith@...> wrote:
      >
      > eibhleann.kelley wrote:
      > > . . .I need to help figuring out how to get involved with my
      chapter
      > > of the SCA, Cynnabar.
      >
      > You're in luck! Your barony has an extensive website
      > <http://www.cynnabar.org/>, full of resources you can use.
      >
      > The page for newcomers includes a basic intro document (which I
      presume
      > is already tailored to reflect the way they do things where you
      are)
      > and contact information for your chatelaine. I'd read the first
      and
      > contact the second. (Especially if you're shy; it's always easier
      to
      > walk into a room full of strangers if there's one person there who
      > knows your name and is expecting you.)
      >
      > The barony also has several mailing lists. I'd join the main
      baronial
      > list, if I were you, and introduce myself. Include a little info
      on
      > the things about the S.C.A. that most interest you. (Do you want
      to be
      > an armored fighter? Do you love to embroider? Are you a singer?
      > Would you like to learn archery?) I've never been to Cynnabar, but
      > around here it'd be easy to find experienced SCAdians who shared
      your
      > interests, that way. There are also a series of discussion forums
      > (CynnaBoard) where you can read conversations about your areas of
      > interest and/or ask questions.
      >
      > And there's a calendar showing when things are going on in the
      barony,
      > with links to further information. Their singing group and dancing
      > groups are obviously active, they have a weekly fighter practice,
      and
      > the monthly baronial meeting seems to cover an interesting range of
      > topics. There's even a monthly garb work day, where you can use
      > industrial sewing machines and other professional-quality tools to
      put
      > your clothes together under the eye of an experienced clothier. Go
      to
      > a meeting (after contacting the person organizing it, if you need
      to
      > "know" somebody there to feel comfortable doing so) and say, "Hi!"
      >
      >
      > Coblaith Mhuimhneach
      > Barony of Bryn Gwlad
      > Kingdom of Ansteorra
      > <mailto:Coblaith@...>
      >
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