[Elfsea] Burned out

Tessa Nieto eleanor_cleavely at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 3 14:38:10 PDT 2001


I love this idea! We spend so much time in the
GO!GO!GO! mode these days that we really don't have
time to stop and spend time with our friends,
especially these days.

Perhaps we can do that sometime soon before it gets
too chilly? Perhaps a cool weather small feast?

Any takers?

--- Spence Mabry <Spence.Mabry at radioshack.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Ceatta
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> Asa said:
> >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
> prohibitive.
> 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 &
> shaking".
> So whadday think?
> Alessandra
> Baroness of Elfsea
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