ANST - Educational view
joelight at lx.net
Fri Nov 7 14:52:05 PST 1997
Galen, I do agree with you. Which brings up a touchy subject in and of
itself. How do you gain new members? I really enjoy those people who
wander up at fighter practices or demos and take a genuine interest in the
group. However, it has been my experience that the SCA grows by personal
contacts. We may catch one at a demo and that person brings in lots of
personal contacts. I wouldn't shut down for an outside event either.
From: Galen of Bristol <pmitchel at flash.net>
To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>
Date: Friday, November 07, 1997 8:36 AM
Subject: Re: ANST - Educational view
>STDRJA11 at SHSU.edu wrote:
>> > From: joelight at lx.net (joelight)
>> > To: "ansteorra" <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>
>> > Subject: ANST - Educational view
>> > Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 15:19:23 -0500
>> > Reply-to: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG
>> > I have seen several people writing about the Ren Fairs drawing new
members. This accounts for a great deal here in the Western Region. We
have had 3 major
>> N, these take precedence over traveling to events. As an educator, I
feel my primary place is educating students and public to what we are and
>> > Ulrica
>> Since we are a EDUCATIONAL HISTORICAL recreation group, I say
>> ditto. Events are fun, but if you are not sharing the wealth of know-
>> ledge, how else are we to grow?
>> Chrystal Ariana Mac Ruari, Baroness of Raven's Fort
>Oh, I don't know... I learn a lot about history at events, mainly
>from people who care enough about authenticity to research it and
>try to emulate what was really done. I thought that was what the
>SCA's "educational" tag refers to. I've rarely seen much educating
>going on at RenFaires, except, as Ulrica said above, educating
>about _us_, in order to do recruiting.
>Don't get me wrong, I'm all for recruiting, but I'm not prepared to
>shut down the kingdom for the Texas Renaissance Festival nor for
>Scarborough Faire. Nor even for the Hawkwood Medieval Fantasy
>Faire. I think it works best by far when we each set our own
>- Galen of Bristol
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