[Ansteorra-rapier] Too much?

joe rummel jerummel2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 20 06:08:20 PDT 2001

I agree with you.  I am sorry if it sounded like I was
singling out the North.  There are plenty of people
who don't travel all over the Kingdom.  The North
actaully has a pretty good bunch of fighters who
travel alot right now.

I also agree with your statement about following the
lead of the WS's in a particular area in regards to
their opinion of a candidate.  Unless there is
something specific that makes you change your mind.

Benedict - not pointing fingers in anyones direction.

--- Tim Kwasny <tkwasny at cox-internet.com> wrote:
> I agree with what you have said Benedict but in
> practice there seems to be
> double standard when it comes to travel.  I
> constantly hear how the northern
> cadets, dons, rapier fighters don't travel, and how
> if cadet "x" wants to
> get known he/she should go events in the deep south.
>  At the same time I can
> count the southern dons, cadets, rapier fighters
> that travel north of the
> Red River with any frequency on one hand.  At every
> circle I am asked to
> vote on southern candidates that I may only see
> three or four times a year
> and never up north.  If all the dons in his area say
> he is worthy of being a
> WS and I don't have any direct knowledge to the
> contrary I will vote yes,
> however the reverse is almost never true.
> There is a certain amount of travel that is required
> of everyone, it just
> part of what is expected of a WS. I just wish the
> playing field could be
> leveled a bit.
> By the way has anyone looked at the Kingdome
> calendar lately, it is just
> packed with events.  Theresa and I try to make a
> point of being at all the
> Northern Region events, and most of the major
> kingdom events with rapier
> activates.  In the busy times of the year (spring
> and fall) we will average
> 3 events a month. At one point this spring we did 8
> events in 9 weeks,
> starting with Gulf War.  There is just not enough
> time in the year to try
> and get everywhere.  We look for events outside the
> region that will give us
> the most bang for the buck, so to speak.
> Don Timothy
> Benedict wrote:
> >
> >
> > It also has to be considered that even if all of
> the
> > WS in an area are in-favor of a candidate, but no
> one
> > ever sees that candidate outside of a small
> > geographical area, maybe that person is not a good
> > candidate for a Kingdom level award.  I do believe
> in
> > listening to members of a candidate's local area
> and
> > giving them credit for having specific knowledge,
> I
> > also believe that to be a good WS the person must
> > travel throughout the entire kingdom.  After all,
> we
> > don't have Central Regional WS's or Southern
> > Ansteorran WS's.  I guess what I'm saying is that
> I
> > believe traveling should be a qualification for a
> WS.
> >
> > On the other hand, the WS's need to remember how
> big
> > Ansteorra is.  Just because a far south WS doesn't
> see
> > a far north candidate very much in his area, that
> > doesn't mean that person does not travel.  From
> > Houston to Tulsa it can be a 10 hour drive.
> People
> > can't be expected to do that every weekend.
> However,
> > if you never see a candidate that lives 2 hours
> away,
> > that should tell you something.
> >
> > Benedict Ashton.
> >
> >
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