[Ansteorra] The Waterbearing Bruhaha

rurikthered at swordworks.org rurikthered at swordworks.org
Thu Jun 19 21:00:25 PDT 2008

We have just such a person already....it called a chirurgeon...which is
the office where waterbearing is officialy under per copora


> Just had a thought...
>   We, as a group, can keep track of traffic rules in different areas,
> curfew rules in different area, site rules for different areas, fire
> rules for different places, seasons, and days, merchant tax rules for
> different areas... We even have a Senechal that's supposed to help guide
> in that area.
>   Why can't each local group have a food safety officer, maybe even as a
> deputy of the Senechal, to know what's correct for the area? This person
> could contact their local health department about once per year to ask
> about the rules and regs, and then then make sure that all of the food
> events (feasts, taverns, hospitality, contests, classes, etc.) in that
> area follow accordingly. Making sure would be a quick call prior to the
> event to each person in charge of a a food event to keep them updated.
>   That seems to be the best way to avoid fines, lawsuits, or any other
> such legal issues. The current proposal seems to want to avoid
> compliance with local regulations, and to blame shift to avoid
> liability. (Although it may not. I didn't draft it so I can only guess.)
>   It also might help some of the sanitary issues that we have all seen in
> the SCA (i.e. 'contact' areas with regard to waterbearing) and make us a
> safer, healthier SCA, as opposed to an afraid-of-everything SCA.
>   I'd also like to point out that if we ever had a media-worthy outbreak,
> the SCA would be a focal point no matter if the food in question was
> 'official' or not. It's a very fine distinction that is too fine for a
> media news frenzy, or even a quick sound bite. :)
>   I, for one, am just about ready to finish up my comment (read: essay),
> lol.
>   R the O
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