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  • greg Williams
    Jan 25, 2010
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      Thanks, Gwyn,

      That's exactly the sort of advice that I was looking for when I started the
      thread.

      Gregor

      On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Glenn Gorsuch <ggorsuch@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > Actually, you were there at October Crown, though at the event any number
      > of
      > Seniors, myself included, were about ready to duct-tape you into your chair
      > so you didn't go meandering around the way you were, delaying your healing.
      > And we were quite ready for you NOT to be there--hence the kits.
      >
      > My own kit-building actually dates from well before your time as CoW--old
      > events, years back, when things weren't as nicely stable and organized as
      > they are now.
      >
      > And as I re-read some earlier messages in this thread, I wanted to
      > re-emphasize something else Sven said, about requesting seed money early.
      > As it happens, I am married to the current Cynaguan Excehquer, and it
      > REALLY
      > makes it easier for everyone concerned if the event Exchequer can mail out
      > a
      > check to use for seed money, rather than trying to deal with someone
      > bringing money of their own, and having to be reimbursed after the fact,
      > and
      > all. It's just a good financial practice. Pulling cash out of the drawer
      > for on-site reimbursements is a big-league no-no...
      >
      > Gwyn
      >
      > On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 4:32 PM, greg Williams <greg95111@...<greg95111%40gmail.com>>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > He shoots, HE SCORES! ;-)
      > >
      > > On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM, sven gotfriedson <
      > > sven_gotfriedson@... <sven_gotfriedson%40yahoo.com>> wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Was I the CiC for crown??? @#$* I have forgotten. Someone remind me.
      > > It's
      > > > the Norco I tell ya. No I think I had it covered. DiDn't I??
      > > > <Grin> oww
      > > > Sven
      > > >
      > > > ________________________________
      > > > From: Glenn Gorsuch <ggorsuch@... <ggorsuch%40gmail.com><ggorsuch%
      > 40gmail.com>>
      >
      > > > To: wkconstabulary@yahoogroups.com <wkconstabulary%40yahoogroups.com><wkconstabulary%
      > 40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Mon, January 25, 2010 4:06:45 PM
      > > >
      > > > Subject: Re: [West Constables] New Constable looking for basic kit
      > > > suggestions
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > And I quit the Boy Scouts because they weren't prepared enough for my
      > > > tastes. No joke.
      > > >
      > > > -G
      > > >
      > > > On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 4:05 PM, Glenn Gorsuch <ggorsuch@gmail. com>
      > > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > Hey, now...
      > > > >
      > > > > Okay, I admit to overpacking for things--it's the sort of person I
      > am.
      > > > But
      > > > > except for the table/sunshade thing, it really DOES all fit into a
      > > > single,
      > > > > easily carried small soft briefcase sort of bag with a shoulder
      > strap.
      > > In
      > > > > fact, you've probably seen the one I use at events.
      > > > >
      > > > > And every single thing on that list is something I've used, or wished
      > I
      > > > had
      > > > > to use, on more than one occasion. Yes, even the leash. And yes,
      > truly
      > > > for
      > > > > local events it's overkill...but my list isn't just for local events.
      > > > It's
      > > > > also for "Hey, look, I got to Crown early and...what do you MEAN
      > > there's
      > > > no
      > > > > one to run the Gate because the Kingdom Constable decided to
      > experiment
      > > > with
      > > > > new and exciting ways to disperse motorcycle-caused kinetic energy?"
      > > > (very,
      > > > > very big grin)
      > > > > Gwyn
      > > > > On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Ginni Morgan <Ginni.Morgan@
      > > doj.ca.gov
      > > > >wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >> Ahhhhh! That explains a lot! Big ;>)
      > > > >>
      > > > >> Gwenhwyfaer
      > > > >>
      > > > >> >>> greg Williams <greg95111@gmail. com> 1/25/10 3:32 PM >>>
      > > > >> Blame Gwyn for it ;-)
      > > > >>
      > > > >> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 3:30 PM, sven gotfriedson <
      > > > >> sven_gotfriedson@ yahoo.com> wrote:
      > > > >>
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > OKAY!!!!! LOL
      > > > >> > As the West Kingdom Constable I would say that's a little crazy
      > for
      > > a
      > > > >> small
      > > > >> > event that most constables will need. While all these things would
      > > > >> be great
      > > > >> > to have,
      > > > >> > these things I do believe you need.
      > > > >> > ***SIDE NOTE***
      > > > >> > Seed money should be requested 3 WEEKS in advance. Time is needed
      > to
      > > > >> get
      > > > >> > the requiered signitures on the check.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > 3 flat-clip clipboards
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > 5-10 pens
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > Extra Waivers (all the diffrent ones)
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > constable's banner/tablecloth
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > constable baldric or tabard
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > sm plastic box to use as a cashbox if there's nothing else to use
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > bank bag*
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > folding chair and table.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > All these items are a must for any small event. If you are the CiC
      > > > >> > (Constable in Charge at a large event (i.e. principality or
      > Kingdom)
      > > > >> You
      > > > >> > should be able to get most of the rest from your Prospective
      > > > >> Constables. If
      > > > >> > not, let me know. I can get the kingdom's gate stuff to you.
      > > > >> > If you are a Boy scout and have the room for the extra boxes of
      > > stuff
      > > > >> go
      > > > >> > for it.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > If you have never been a CiC of an event then it's time to get you
      > > > >> > trained. I realize I have a lot of stealth constables out there
      > and
      > > > >> some
      > > > >> > small group constables that have not had this oppertunity. I
      > > > >> > highly encourage you to vollenteer to Co-CIC an event so that you
      > > > >> know what
      > > > >> > all is involved.
      > > > >> > If you are interested please contact me off list. I will put
      > > together
      > > > >> a
      > > > >> > list of Constables that would like the training (or just event
      > > > >> constable
      > > > >> > training) and arrange to have you hook up with a senior constable.
      > > > >> > ***SIDE NOTE***
      > > > >> > you NO longer have to be box /exchequer warrented to sit the box
      > > > >> anymore.
      > > > >> > You need only be a paid member and trusted to handle the box.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > Thank you Gregor for posting this up. the list is good knowledge.
      > > > >> > YIS
      > > > >> > Sven Gotfriedson
      > > > >> > Constable of the West Kingdom.
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > ____________ _________ _________ __
      > > > >> > From: Matthew McMullen
      > > > >> <mcmullen.wiredawg@ gmail.com<mcmullen.wiredawg% 40gmail.com>
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > To: wkconstabulary@ yahoogroups. com
      > > > >> <wkconstabulary% 40yahoogroups. com>
      > > > >> > Sent: Mon, January 25, 2010 2:51:48 PM
      > > > >> > Subject: Re: [West Constables] New Constable looking for basic kit
      > > > >> > suggestions
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > Thank you. Now this helps out a lot
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 12:39 PM, greg Williams <greg95111@gmail.
      > > > >> com>
      > > > >> > wrote:
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > > Here's a list that I was forwarded to me by one of my Barony's
      > old
      > > > >> > > constables.
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > *Constable Box Check List*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 3 flat-clip clipboards, one of distinctly different color so I
      > > > >> can
      > > > >> > > use that for the guest (comp) sign ins. 2 is enough for most
      > > > >> purposes.
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 5-10 pens--cheap, but make sure they write
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 1 roll duct tape
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 1 roll marker tape--you know that neon plastic stuff we use to
      > > > >> mark
      > > > >> > > off areas on site*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 1 piece poster board, folded into quarters (for making signs)*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � small battery-powered LED lantern* (they have a really nice
      > one
      > > > >> at
      > > > >> > > Walmart for $5, it can flash in red also)
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 20 blank multi-signature waivers
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 10 blank multi-minor waivers
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 5 minor medical auths
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 6-8 8.5x11" manilla envelopes--for full waivers/collection of
      > > > >> money
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � magic marker*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � staple gun*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � constable's banner/tablecloth
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � constable baldric or tabard
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � flashlight or two
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � flashing warning lights
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 2 family channel 2-mile radios*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � Hastings' Lock*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � sunscreen
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � folding hat*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � t-tunic*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � rain poncho*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � sm plastic box to use as a cashbox if there's nothing else to
      > > > >> use
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � bank bag*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � notepad
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � pad of post-it notes
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � 20 or so feet of strong cord
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> >
      > > > >> > > � dog leash*
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � grocery bag to use for trash at the gate
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � small steel flask of mead* (no, I'm not kidding, but it's
      > > > >> really,
      > > > >> > > really optional--for when you get OFF gate)
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � folding chair and table**
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � cashbox**
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > � Sunshade**
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > * I consider these optional, but handy especially at larger or
      > > > >> overnight
      > > > >> > > events. The garb is if I happen to roll onto site and find out
      > for
      > > > >> > > whatever
      > > > >> > > reason "I'm it."
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > **Not in the bag, but you need it for the gate
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > Seed money for the gate should be arranged at least two weeks in
      > > > >> advance.
      > > > >> > > Oh, and if you're going to run the Gate, don't depend on waivers
      > > in
      > > > >> the
      > > > >> > > bag,
      > > > >> > > make them fresh. The ones in the bag are for emergencies, like
      > > > >> running
      > > > >> > > out,
      > > > >> > > or finding that whoever the C-in-C is has dropped the ball
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 12:19 PM, Matthew McMullen <
      > > > >> > > mcmullen.wiredawg@ gmail.com> wrote:
      > > > >> > >
      > > > >> > > > Sir,
      > > > >> > > >
      > > > >> > > > I was wondering if there is an electronic version of the Kit.
      > Or
      > > > >> a
      > > > >> > > website
      > > > >> > > > that I can find this info out? I am the constable for thye
      > > > >> Mountains
      > > > >> > Gate
      > > > >> > > > Shire. Due to schedule conflicts and lack of funds I haven't
      > > been
      > > > >> able
      > > > >> > to
      > > > >> > > do
      > > > >> > > > anything in this position as of yet.
      > > > >> > > >
      > > > >> > > > Any help would be appreciated!
      > > > >> > > >
      > > > >> > > > Matthew McMullen
      > > > >> > > > Mathias da Short
      > > > >> > > >
      > > > >> > > > On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 11:51 AM, greg Williams
      > > <greg95111@gmail.
      > > > >> com
      > > > >> > > >wrote:
      > > > >> > > >
      > > > >> > > >>
      > > > >> > > >>
      > > > >> > > >> Greetings Folks,
      > > > >> > > >>
      > > > >> > > >> I'm the incoming constable for Rivenoak and one of my first
      > > > >> duties is
      > > > >> > > >> to create a "Constable Kit" for the office. I've got the
      > > > >> various
      > > > >> > > >> waivers, clip boards, pens, ect. but I was wondering what
      > sort
      > > > >> of
      > > > >> > > >> "tricks of the trade" other constable might have that I
      > should
      > > > >> > > >> include.
      > > > >> > > >>
      > > > >> > > >> Thanks for the assist,
      > > > >> > > >>
      > > > >> > > >> Gregor Arthurson
      > > > >> > > >> Constable Rivenoak.
      > > > >> > > >>
      > > > >> > > >> --
      > > > >> > > >> When you find yourself in the company of a halfling and an
      > > > >> > > >> ill-tempered Dragon, remember, you do not have to outrun the
      > > > >> Dragon...
      > > > >> > > >>
      > > > >> > > >> Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
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      > >
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      When you find yourself in the company of a halfling and an ill-tempered
      Dragon, remember, you do not have to outrun the Dragon...

      Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos

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