Re: [stcarol] No more H2O!!
- Just water your friends..... and remember, we're all friends.
At 07:48 PM 6/17/2008, Cass Strong wrote:
>I hope somebody keeps statistics on how many fighters keel over from
>dehydration at Pennsic because we're afraid Big Brother is going to
>On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Kendrick
> > 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
>No virus found in this incoming message.
>Checked by AVG.
>Version: 8.0.100 / Virus Database: 270.4.1/1514 - Release Date:
>6/23/2008 7:17 AM