[Ansteorra] Fwd: [CALONTIR] A Cardboard Galleon for Wings of Hope Charity

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Jul 10 20:53:20 PDT 2012

Last year this group build a cardboard Viking ship. Most of us,  
including me, figured it would collapse or fall part in the middle of  
the lake, if it got that far. But they managed to row it to the end of  
the rather large lake and back again.

Maybe something the Ansteorra navy might wish to consider sometime, if  
there is a similar charity here.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Kat <babybadarse at GMAIL.COM>
> Date: July 10, 2012 10:03:27 PM CDT
> To: CALONTIR at listserv.unl.edu
> Subject: [CALONTIR] Fwd: [B3rlist] A Cardboard Galleon for Wings of  
> Hope Charity
> Reply-To: Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir <CALONTIR at listserv.unl.edu 
> >
> Forwarded for Fernando.
> Q
> Sent from my iPhone
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Fvigil at aol.com
>> Date: July 6, 2012 1:52:04 PM CDT
>> To: listserv at crcvms.unl.edu, b3rlist at Threeriver.org, Calontir_Chivalry at yahoogroups.com 
>> , Calontir_Fyrd at yahoogroups.com, huscarl at yahoogroups.com
>> Subject: [B3rlist] A Cardboard Galleon for Wings of Hope Charity
>> Reply-To: Barony of Three Rivers List Serve <b3rlist at threeriver.org>
>> Greetings,
>> Last year many of you  followed the progress of the Skithblathnir,  
>> the
>> cardboard Viking ship a number  of us from Three Rivers built and  
>> entered in the
>> Cardboard Boat Race sponsored  by the Wings of Hope charity. The
>> Skithblathnir was greatly successful, both as  a boat and as a fund  
>> raiser. We not
>> only were awarded the Pride of the Regatta,  but we raised the most  
>> money to
>> support this noble cause.
>> This  year, we decided to outdo ourselves – big time!
>> For a month now  we’ve been hard at work on a cardboard galleon – the
>> Esperanza. She will be 25  feet long, 7 feet wide, close to 7 feet  
>> tall, with 3
>> masts and 23 'guns'. While,  by our estimates the ship weighs close  
>> to 700
>> pounds, we’ve calculated her  displacement at something over 14,000  
>> pounds.
>> Yep, this is one BIG cardboard  boat!
>> There is a lot of work left to go, but you can see a couple   
>> pictures of
>> the ship at:
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/17296791@N04/sets/72157630452727592/
>> Or for many more pictures of the ship's progress, (plus  some  
>> pictures of
>> last year's ship) and on the Esperanza's Facebook page:  “Cardboard  
>> Boat Race
>> – Barony of Three Rivers” at:  http://www.facebook.com/CardboardBoatB3R
>> The Esperanza, and her 14  man crew, will set sail on July 28th in  
>> the
>> Grand Basin at Forest Part as part  of the third annual Hope Floats  
>> - Cardboard
>> Boat Race.
>> So, why are  we doing this? Of course, it’s a lot of fun. But more
>> importantly, it supports  the Wings of Hope Medical Relief and Air  
>> Transport
>> Program. Wings of Hope is a  St. Louis based charity which has been  
>> nominated for
>> the Noble Peace prize each  of the last two years. Their Medical  
>> Relief and
>> Air Transport Program offers air  transportation to sick children in
>> desperate need. We think that’s a heck of a  cause!
>> We hope you do to, because we need your support!  Last  year we  
>> raised
>> $4000, and we’d love to beat that this year.
>> Will you offer a pledge to support this worthy charity?  We  can  
>> take cash
>> or checks in advance, or Wings of Hope will happily send you a   
>> Charitable
>> Invoice in the amount of your pledge after race  day. Its also tax  
>> deductible
>> as a charitable  contribution.
>> Significant donations will be commemorated upon the  Esperanza in  
>> various
>> ways, ranging from naming cannons, to us placing your arms  (or  
>> those of your
>> group or order of choice) on pennons, flags, or even in the   
>> stained glass
>> windows.
>> Make your mark, help the fun, but above  all, help the kids!
>> Please feel free to forward this as widely as  possible.
>> Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon, KSCA, OP,  OL
>> Kingdom of Calontir, Barony of Three Rivers
>> Fernando  Vigil
>> St. Louis, MO
>> fvigil at aol.com

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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