[Ansteorra] comments on Western Region problem
Mystique at phulesgold.com
Wed Jan 9 17:55:08 PST 2008
We in the kingdom lands formerly known as Middleford have been dealing with this
problem. Populace meetings and practices on weeknights are not practical for
military personnel with our cracked up schedules. We are looking at making
some of the fighter practices in nearby areas on the weekend (I believe Emerald
Keep hosts Sunday practice), but that would really be hit or miss. The worst
for us is that most of us trying to play here now were not even in the country
when this went on (half of us were in Germany) and most of the others are new to
the Society. So far in 7 months in this kingdom, I have seen 2 shires disbanded
for various reasons and now an entire region. Local groups really are the
lifeblood of the Society and yet we are told we wouldn't stand a chance of even
establishing a Stronghold.
That being said, the idea of video-teleconferencing for us in the outlying areas
would keep us out here in the loop. We used to do all our work on the internet
in Drachenwald and I see no reason it couldn't work here.
I and my family will still be making events as time and money permit and we have
no problem making 4-6 hour drives, and I hope we meet some of you out there.
Coenred aet Rauenesdale
(hijacker of my Lady-wife's e-mail)
----- Original Message -----
From: "SoldierGrrrl" <soldier.grrrl at gmail.com>
To: <estarkey at camalott.com>; "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc."
<ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] comments on Western Region problem
On Jan 9, 2008 12:03 PM, <estarkey at camalott.com> wrote:
> Midland/Odessa are about 30 miles apart on I-20, Big Spring is about an hour
> east on i-20, and abilene is another hour and a half further east. From
> Sweetwater (where I-20 hooks up to 84 going toward Lubbock, about an hour
> from both Big Spring and Abilene, it's about a 2 hour drive. you can cut
> off a bit taking 87 out of Big Spring going to Lubbock for those folks.
> Amarillo is about an hour and a half drive north on I-27 from Lubbock, and
> Borger a bit further up. Not the distances people really want or can afford
> to drive once or twice a week at $3.00 a gallon for gas, let alone late on a
> weekday when you have to get up at 6 to go to work the next day.
This is one of the reasons folx from Killeen have such a hard time
getting to the "local" fighter practices. My husband, Ionnes, gets up
at 0500 to get to PT, and works until 1700 or later most days.
Carpooling is an option, sometimes, but most of the guys we could ride
with have the same schedule.
> Ryah, Mendersham.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rose & Chad" <love at roseandchad.net>
> To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 10:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] comments on Western Region problem
> > I'm hearing alot about this distance thing... What kind of distances are
> > we talking about here? We have members that come in from Altus, which is
> > about an hour away... But they don't get to come to every weekly meeting
> > and most of the later-in-the-evening one are kinda out since they have to
> > include drive time back home... Just kinda curious...
> > R the O
> > Paul DeLisle <ferretpd at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The essence of this "breeding ground" is the local groups. If the number
> > of
> > "local groups" is reduced to two, the distances involved to "belong" to a
> > group are simply too far for any reasonable person to consider travelling
> > regularly.
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