[Ansteorra] Westgate forthcoming dissolution

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 14 13:39:06 PST 2010

Greetings From Alina Unto The Canton Of Westgate:
How sad that this is happening. I wonder what lead to this decision?  
Was it the canton or the kingdom? 
Still About The Western Region,

Greetings Alina, et all, 

Before rumors start, please let me assure you that the decision to dissolve 
the Canton of Westgate was indeed our own memberships decision.  

This has been discussed for some years and the choice was not made 
lightly or quickly; and in fact, the kingdom, via then Coastal Seneschal, 
encouraged Westgate to hold off on making this decision some years back. 
However, primarily due to participation attrition, the time for closure has come. 

The Canton of Westgate is unusual from some other cantons, in that 
we are actually a group within the same city limits of the parent barony, 
Stargate, along with a few other suburb cities included. Many other cantons 
are in distinct suburb towns of a larger city, but not within the city limits. 
Members in the Westgate area, have several choices for playing with branches 
in the immediate driving area, with Stargate, Gate's Edge and Loch Soilleir.  

While the Canton of Westgate may be gone, those members will merge 
back within their parent Barony of Stargate, or with a group nearby.  
We maybe gone as a branch, but we're still here, playing in Ansteorra. 

As our Seneschal William Silke said, Westgate does appreciate all the 
support, attendance to our events, and aid that the kingdom has given 
over the years.  Thank you. 

Vivat the Canton of Westgate!  
'Gules, a portcullis within a laurel wreath and a chief embattled Or.'

Regards, Mstr Hillary Rose Greenslade

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