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Re: [stcarol] No more H2O!!

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  • C. E. Hughes
    Just water your friends..... and remember, we re all friends.
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 23, 2008
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      Just water your friends..... and remember, we're all friends.



      At 07:48 PM 6/17/2008, Cass Strong wrote:

      >Just wonderful.
      >
      >I hope somebody keeps statistics on how many fighters keel over from
      >dehydration at Pennsic because we're afraid Big Brother is going to
      >get us.
      >
      >Cass =(
      >
      >On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Kendrick
      ><<mailto:jervamp%40yahoo.com>jervamp@...> wrote:
      > > New announcement:
      > >
      > > >From the President, Patrick Anderson:
      > >
      > > Earlier this year, I was asked by several people in the waterbearing
      > > community to examine the various laws of states and countries related
      > > to
      > > waterbearing as an organized and official activity of the SCA, Inc.
      > > Various states have informed officers of the SCA, Inc. that while our
      > > activity does not directly violate the food codes or health
      > > regulations
      > > of their states, if there were to be an outbreak of illness, the SCA,
      > > Inc. could be held liable for that outbreak. Several health care
      > > professionals and attorneys have reviewed this topic and agree with
      > > this
      > > assessment.
      > >
      > > I was asked to examine the best way to both ensure a safe fighting
      > > environment for our fighters, and to comply with the various state and
      > > country laws. The relevant laws vary from state by state, county by
      > > county and country by country. I determined that the best way to do
      > > this
      > > would be to make "waterbearing" unofficial and unsanctioned by the
      > > SCA,
      > > Inc. and proposed this change to the Board. The only other option
      > > would
      > > be to regulate waterbearing, and to regulate it such that it follows
      > > the
      > > various food safety codes of the various states and countries the SCA
      > > participates in. This would be unwieldy, impractical and expensive for
      > > the SCA to do. Further, it is likely that waterbearers would not be
      > > able
      > > to continue to serve our fighters using any of the current methods of
      > > waterbearing.
      > >
      > > The proposal put before the membership for comment would stop
      > > waterbearing by any SCA branch or other official group. The SCA would
      > > not have an office of waterbearer at any level. Marshals would still
      > > be
      > > permitted to allow waterbearers on the field, but any waterbearing
      > > must
      > > not be done by any officially sanctioned or regulated groups of the
      > > SCA.
      > > Households are welcome to provide water to fighters, as are unofficial
      > > and unrecognized "guilds". This does not bar groups from putting out
      > > the
      > > "serve yourself water coolers" at events. (In my Kingdom they are
      > > usually the big orange cylinders.)
      > >
      > > The Board and Corporate officers understand that many people have
      > > spent
      > > time waterbearing within the official framework, and now hope that you
      > > continue to volunteer unofficially. This proposal has been brought to
      > > enable fighters to continue to have a waterbearing service provided to
      > > them, without the extremely strict governance that official
      > > waterbearing
      > > will require.
      > >
      > > The actual text of the proposed rule is below. This rule has not yet
      > > been approved by the Board, and is being sent out for comment here.
      > > The
      > > Directors request comments from the membership regarding this proposed
      > > revision no later than October 1st, 2008. Please send them to:
      > > Corpora Revision
      > > SCA Inc.
      > > Box 360789
      > > Milpitas CA, 95036
      > > email: <mailto:comments%40sca.org>comments@...
      > >
      > > Thank you for commenting.
      > >
      > > Patrick Anderson
      > > President, Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
      > >
      > > Proposed language to be added to Corpora:
      > > The activity of providing beverages to combatants and spectators at
      > > SCA
      > > Combat activities is not regulated, warranted, organized, controlled,
      > > or
      > > sanctioned by the SCA, Inc. or any affiliate or subsidiary entity. All
      > > warrants, authorizations, or other formal recognition of this activity
      > > are by publication of this change revoked. This document does not
      > > either
      > > address or restrict such volunteer activity or the methods by which it
      > > occurs.
      > > --
      > > Patrick Anderson
      > > President
      > > Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
      > > <mailto:president%40sca.org>president@...
      > > 952-412-4112
      > >
      > >
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