[Elfsea] Burned out
Spence.Mabry at radioshack.com
Wed Oct 3 08:36:14 PDT 2001
Plus, with these smaller ones, everyone can get a chance to contribute.
Especially if we have them as "pot lucks". Which we really could do, say
once a month at Randol Mill (after all, they have grills and tables
scattered all over the place. Maybe do it on a Saturday in lieu of fighter
practice. Just a time to get together with friends and have fun.
From: Karie Mitchell [mailto:allessandre at hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 10:20 AM
To: elfsea at ansteorra.org
Subject: Re: [Elfsea] Burned out
>Perhaps more non-camping day tripping events rather than the extended
> >weekend type? These seem to be easier on everyone.
>But that's just my wishful thinking.
Perhaps not. This may be the solution to our problem of "burn out" (and not
only Maria's but the whole Barony's). We aren't having enough _local_
events. Most of what we do seems to be big and heavy. We travel long
distances with a whole bunch of gear.
It is difficult for someone who is new to get involved, especially when they
aren't really sure of their interest level, or feels the cost might be too
It might be useful to do recruiting demos, and have several small revels
throughout the year. Events more like "Fools Court", and less like
Defender. Some Sunday afternoon "tiny tourneys" at Randol Mill park, or a
Saturday evening revel at someone's home or clubhouse, or even an all day
event at a State Park.
Things that would be more like "mixers" rather than an _event_, where
newcomers could get some face time with the movers & shakers of the barony,
and get to know them, rather than being perched under a pavillion set aside
for them and no one talking to them because we're all busy "moving &
So whadday think?
Baroness of Elfsea
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