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.
> Atlant-rapier-msg (13K) 7/23/05 History of rapier combat in the SCA
> Kingdom of Atlantia.
> Please email me if I can help you further.
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
> **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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