ES - Are we welcoming enough?
whitewolf_ at hotmail.com
Thu May 14 22:49:44 PDT 1998
I am glad some of you feel this way because I am thinking of joining
and would be very much discouraged if I felt 'out' in an event, whether
because I was new or not.. But then again it isn't only the
responsibility of the Barony or SCA, the individual themselves need to
be somewhat outgoing atleast.
>Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 22:27:04 -0500
>From: Sue Dittrich <dittrich at flash.net>
>To: elfsea at Ansteorra.ORG
>Subject: Re: ES - Are we welcoming enough?
>Reply-To: elfsea at Ansteorra.ORG
>Galen and friends--
> You know, I have been thinking about this same phenomena. I know
>haven't made it to many events since I started dental school last fall,
>have noticed some things at the few events I have been at that bothers
>little bit. Many of you know me who are on this list, and they know
that I am
>fairly new to Elfsea (1 1/2 years). But I have noticed at events
>people don't seem to want to walk up to people they don't know or who
>newcomers and say hello. I know I have been guilty of this sometimes,
>would hope that it is not just the hospitaler's job to welcome people
>game. Not everyone who shows an interest in the SCA has a personality
>who will walk up to people and talk to them whether it's her first
event or her
>20th. I have admired Mara's ideas of sponsoring of newcomers, but I
>really hope that more members of our Barony could walk up to someone
>unfamilar and find out where they're from and what drew them to this
>might meet the King of another Kingdom, or the person who in 5 years
>your own King. I have watched a person very close to me get
>the SCA because very few people ever even came to him to say "Hi," let
>invite him to their camp. He is a very talented archer, knife thrower,
>worker, and is a gentleman. And he has told me he will never return to
>event. I'm not trying to get on a soapbox here, and I'm not trying to
>Barony. All I'm asking is for each of you to approach someone who
>or whom you have never met and introduce yourself and welcome them to
>you are doing. Make it your business to never meet a stranger at an
>It's something my future father-in-law has taught me. He never meets a
>stranger, and can honestly wave at just about anyone in his hometown
>their name. Can you do that?
>Just my two cents worth.
>Lady Genevieve de la Gamba
>Matron, House Silver Moon
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