Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: New Canton or Shire?
- thank you, bravo & well said.
i appreciate it greatly!
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From: Mark Bush (personal account)
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 2:01 PM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: New Canton or Shire?
I am from a Barony that is over 200 miles east to west, and about 80 miles
north to south. The activities of the barony were centered about 2 hours
driving time away. Being too far for me to drive regularly for meetings,
practices and events, I started a household.
When I decided to organize a group, I contacted the Seneschal for the Barony
and asked his suggestions and support. The zip codes our household
encompasses are included within the lands granted to the Barony my the
Society, so whatever we did, was going to be under the Barony. I also
emailed the New Groups Deputy in Atlantia and solicited her suggestions and
That was March of last year. At the moment, my household has about 50 local
members, have all sort of needs for equipment, warranted marshals, and a
better organizational structure.
We are trying to decide how to formally organize. We have 5 post secondary
educational institutions in the areas, so we COULD become a College. We
COULD become a Canton under the Barony, but (I understand) it was tried
about 8 years ago and eventually melted down due to a combinations of many
factors, so that may be difficult. We COULD just keep on doing the
"Household thing" and eventually, once we are larger and stronger, become a
Shire, but we WANT to remain part of our Barony. Lastly, we could just
remain a household. The advantages of each are varied, as are the
Whatever you decide to do, do it with the advice, support and cooperation of
the local organization(s). Whether they are Cantons, Shire or a Barony, you
will one day have to play WITH them. Avoid the political estrangement by
approaching it amicably.
Wm of Glencoe
Barony of Black Diamond
Kingdom of Atlantia
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 09:06:13 -0800
From: Katie Pleasance <katie@...>
Subject: RE: New Canton or Shire?
Might a household be more appropriate?
Katie de la Pleasance (at least for today), another newcomer
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