BVC - Guild?
nweders at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Apr 5 08:38:27 PDT 2000
1) What should a Kingdom guild provide to its members?
a place for people to share a commonality and to find answers to questions
that others have asked and others may have an answer to (grin) Research
posibilities. It allows projects, eveents, workshops and classes to garner
a little more respect. The guild also can, at times, assist individuals by
being a support group. I.E. The current work being done on the legality of
wine for cooking purposes. Protection, people in a group can often be more
affective as a group rather than individuals. And it's fun to have a group
of people to sit around and talk to abot things of a similar interest.
>> 2) What should the members provide to the guild?
If they are in a guild and are being functional within that guild
then it's what the guild needs from them and they need from the guild. I
think that as in every other facet of the SCA you have more active people
with less active people.
>> 3) What should Local and Kingdom guilds provide to each other?
I don't know if the one needs to be linked with the other....The
Kingdom newsletter stands alone as do the local newsletter... The closest
thing I can figure is dissemination of information and a place to encourage
>> 4) What should *not* happen in the above?
Too much management and too much control. Nothing.
>> 5) What can we do to promote brewing, vintning and cordialing with or
>> without a guild?
Not be uppity. Don't develop secret languages. Share information.
Help new people get started, drink and brew. Research and write. Hold
classes and workshops.... Have fun...
I say this as someone who has watched the Arts get too structured. I think
a Kingdom level Guild is good but remember that too much control cripples a
tree from growing in an interesting and beautiful pattern. I'd rather a
bent tree with character than a straight tree with no soul.
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