[Ansteorra-announce] Youth Rapier Status
Ansteorra Kingdom Rapier Marshal
rapier at marshal.ansteorra.org
Tue Jun 10 18:08:59 PDT 2008
As those of you involved in Youth Rapier know, Youth Rapier marshals are
required to get background checks done by the SCA. Many aspects of the
Youth Rapier program have been on hold while the corporate office got
it's act together concerning background checks.
Now I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we have in our
first round of checks. Those on this roster are Youth Rapier marshals in
good standing. We can also resume authorizing new Youth Rapier marshals.
We are looking forward to seeing some of our YR fighters in Guardian of
the Queen's Hope and if the ones I have seen in Bryn Gwald are examples
of what we will see, you will be impressed with the caliber of the fighters.
Now the bad news. The list is very short. Those not on the list should
stop acting as Youth Rapier Marshals as of now. You may resume your
duties -- with our great appreciation -- once we see your background
check come in and issue you a new card.
For now, here is the list of YR marshals:
Christian Dore (YR Marshal, Authorizing YR Marshal) -- Southern Region
Claire Shayhan (YR Marshal, Authorizing YR Marshal) -- Southern Region
William of Welewen (YR Marshal) -- Coastal Region
Threse Marie Giovanni (YR Marshal, Authorizing YR Marshal) -- Northern
Caellach mac Donal (YR Marshal, Authorizing YR Marshal) -- Southern Region
Tostig Logiosophi (YR Marshal) -- Central Region
Yes, that does mean there is no one who can authorize Youth Rapier
fighters or marshals in the Coastal and Central regions. Nor are then
any YR marshals at all in the former Western region. Coverage is very,
If you are NOT on this list but you have gotten a background check
letter saying you are approved, please contact me. Some people seem to
be getting letters before we are notified while for others we are
notified before they get their letter. Let me know so we can ask the
right people the right questions.
Some background checks are still in process and could come through any
day. I know at least of few of you who are YR marshals have just not
gotten around to sending in your background check paperwork. Sit down
and do that paperwork now. It will still take weeks or even months to
get a response but the longer you delay the weaker our program gets. If
you are a YR marshal and did not get your background check materials,
please write to the kingdom Seneschal now and request them.
I do not get to know why your background check has not come in. I only
know when you pass. Whether there was a delay or a problem, or if you
never sent in the paperwork I have no idea. Nor do I have any control
over these checks or how they are done.
If you are not a YR marshal but you would like to be, or you have
expired, please see one of the authorizing marshals on the list above.
It will involve some paperwork and learning how/demonstrating your
ability to marshal the youth but these are very enthusiastic fighters
and helping them is well worth the effort.
There are lots of kids who would love to play -- I hear from them and
their parents all the time. All we need to have a vibrant YR program is
the infrastructure of marshals to support it. You are the key to the
success of this program.
Finally, a plea for the kingdom treasury. These background checks --
mandated by SCA Inc. -- are costing the kingdom $14 a shot, plus any
overhead to handle them. If you have passed your check and you have a
spare $15, please consider writing a check to the kingdom to cover that
cost. I know we are asking you to give service and to donate but know
that your contribution could cover the background check of someone who
can't spare the funds but might be a great YR marshal. Here is what to do:
1. Write a check to SCA Inc, Kingdom Of Ansteorra.
2. In the note area write "donation - YR Background check".
3. Mail it in to the kingdom treasurer. You can find the address in
If you have any questions you can contact me or the Kingdom Youth Rapier
Marshal. We are both listed in the Blackstar.
Christian Doré, Kingdom Rapier Marshal
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