ANST - Fw: [SCA-MissileCombat] BoD ruling on the SEM policy change (APD/ABD)

Burke McCrory burkemc2 at
Mon Apr 23 06:40:46 PDT 2001

At 10:51 PM 4/22/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>This just in.  Why am I not surprized?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "TLW" <tessathehuntress at>
>To: <SCA-MissileCombat at>
>Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2001 9:44 PM
>Subject: [SCA-MissileCombat] BoD ruling on the SEM policy change (APD/ABD)
> > Greetings!
> >
> > I received an email of the results, with a confirmation.  Here is the gist
> > of the meeting:
> >
> > "The Board confirmed Eringlen's policy decision, and will review it at the
> > October board meeting.  They left it open for kingdoms that have been
> > successful with screens in helmets (like I guess An Tir has been) to make
> > their case at that time.  This was the last item of business; they put it
> > off because I gather they had received something like 300 pieces of e-mail
> > on this topic just since Eringlin's letter came out, and they expected to
> > a lot of debate on it."

This doesn't surprise me at all. The Board will often take a more cautious 
note when a safety issue comes up. That appears to be what they have done 
here. They have affirmed the decision but have scheduled a review of the 
issue for the meeting six months from now. This gives everyone time to make 
their case for why the ruling should or should not be made permanent. I 
would strongly suggest that everyone work together on formulating a 
presentation for the Board and the Society Marshal on why this is a bad 
rule and give them good suggestions for alternative safety standards. This 
has been presented as a safety issue so your arguments need to be well 
thought out
and presented calmly. This weekend we were discussing this and the 
suggestion was made that if the concern is possible eye injury that people 
could experiment with swimmers goggles. They are very small and are not 
prone to fogging up but would protect the eyes.

Sir Burke

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