BVC - [MK-BnV] BNV controversy (fwd)
Chuck.Graves at faa.gov
Fri Jun 11 11:10:55 PDT 1999
Greetings, Mistress Siobhan.
Our thanks for your efforts. I am sure in the next few days you will
be hearing from other Ansteorrans, as well.
Although the matter still appears to be rather open, my immediate
concerns have been somewhat assuaged. Apparently, the BoD does not AS
YET intend to interfere in teaching endeavors (theoretical or
However, the spectre of censorship remains. The implication is to
develop guidelines for what is "appropriate" for publication in a
brewing newsletter. Of course, no mention is made of establishing the
same guidelines for any other area. No matter how you candy-coat it,
THAT is censorship. Morgan's words are simply eerie:
>I think that the SCA is entitled to limit the contents of newsletters...
I have one other question. In the past, I have produced small mead
for various events (about 2% alcohol). I buy the materials, I produce
the beverage, I transport it, and I distribute it. Frankly, I assume
all responsibility for the mead from cradle to grave. Morgan's
letter seems to imply that this may no longer be allowed.
In these instances, I do keep the keg in the hall...and most of it is
consumed at or after the feast. However, the mead is MINE...and I
have been very careful lately to CLEARLY mark it so that individuals
know what it is, whose it is, how potent it is, and what ingredients
were used. While I do not have comparable status, is this practice
equivalent to the example of "the King invites everybody to his camp
for a kegger"?
Regarding alcoholic gifts to the Crown, it sounds like official SCA
groups cannot do it anymore. And all "personal" presentations will
need to be kept out of Court. Such things simply need to be handled
privately in the future.
Please let us know of any news regarding competitions. I would think
that as long as the prizes for the brewing competitions were not other
potent potables, we would be fine. Could you check on the fine line
interpretation regarding gifts or prizes of malt or honey?
I wonder, how much more would it cost to get a different insurance
carrier WITHOUT these specific proscriptions?
Ld. Tadhg macAedain uiChonchobhair
Barony of Namron, Kingdom of Ansteorra
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