ANST - New Members
dssweet at okway.okstate.edu
Mon Nov 10 07:25:59 PST 1997
Lord Mykaru Kurodachi wrote:
> Those who are truly interested will find us...
and again said:
> On the other hand those with a strong and abiding interest in the
>middle ages WILL seek us out. Our task is not to seek out new members,
>but instead make those who make that effort to find us feel welcome.
How can they seek us out unless they *already* know that we exist? That
is, possibly, the most important thing that the various Renaissance
fairs/large demos provide: the statement that we exist. If people know
that we exist, they can then decide whether or not our group interests
them. Most people won't look for a group or club unless they know that
it's out there to find.
IMHO, some members of those SCA groups that have a local large Renfaire
year after year tend to forget that there are modern people living in
their cities that have never heard of the local Renfaire or never been
to it, despite the fact that "it's been there forever." Then somehow,
the person hears about it & attends. And they discover us. Then they can
make a choice on whether or not to pursue association with the SCA.
Too many times I've heard people say "I've been looking for the SCA for
years, and now I've finally found it." We need to better than this.
IMHO, with web pages & stuff, this will improve somewhat, as the
computer literate will be able to find us sooner, but we will still need
to provide better contact information and statements of existence to the
world at large.
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