[Elfsea] Moot Tonight -- Fighter Practice Discussion

Charlie Ribron II landf at airmail.net
Wed Oct 24 19:14:40 PDT 2001

I like the idea except I live in Dallas and I'm planning on make your
fighter pactices once or twice a month. Arlington gives us in the dallas and
northern areas of dallas a better chance on getting there since like others
in Elfsea we drive an hour or more. Please help keep it central for those of
us who are planning on adding your practices to our list.
Ld Carlos
-----Original Message-----
From: Tessa Nieto <eleanor_cleavely at yahoo.com>
To: elfsea at ansteorra.org <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 8:47 PM
Subject: RE: [Elfsea] Moot Tonight -- Fighter Practice Discussion

>After reading the minutes, I would like to weigh in
>with my opinion.
>I believe that we should look for a place that
>accomodates the fighters but at the same time not move
>practice because of "demographics." We have the
>opportunity to recruit those who wouldn't normally
>consider joining the SCA (Hispanics,
>African-Americans, Asians, etc) at Randol Mill Park.
>Also, with other cultures fusing with our
>admittedly-European group, I believe that the populace
>would grow and flourish in the Arts, Sciences and on
>the battlefield. Granted, the bathrooms aren't perfect
>but Randol Mill has always been a wonderful park to
>hold fighter practice in. But, since everyone wants to
>move, I would like to throw out an idea.
>May I suggest that we use Trinity Park in Fort Worth?
>The park is HUGE, has plenty of space for archery (and
>Ft. Worth Parks & Recreation has expressed an
>"interest" in letting us hold archery there), great
>bathrooms, lots of water, a great playground for kids
>and high visibility, especially on the weekends. I'm
>pretty sure the lighting is good there. Plus, we would
>have the same opportunity to recruit those same groups
>that enjoy Randol Mill Park every Sunday. Perhaps we
>should consider holding practice there a few times and
>get the feel of the park.
>Also, about all the practices we have during the week.
>I can count at least four (Tuesday heavy, Wednesday
>light, Thursday heavy, and Sunday heavy and
>light)during the week. That's alot of practices and
>alot of time spent travelling for everyone.
>What about, instead of centering all those practices
>in Arlington, Elfsea holds a Wednesday practice in
>Loch Ruadh, a Thursday practice in Burleson (is that
>Dragonsfire Tor?) and Sunday in Elfsea? That way,
>those who don't live in the Arlington area have other
>options for fighter practices if they cannot make the
>Sunday "group" practice? I think that including the
>entire barony, not just those who live in Arlington,
>should be our utmost concern. Now, I'm not saying that
>that is the sole reason for holding practices in
>Arlington. I love being able to get to practice in ten
>minutes. But I know many fighters who trek an hour or
>more just to get to fighter practice on Sunday and
>that can put a tremendous strain on them.
>Or, if that is not a good idea, why don't we cut down
>on the number of practices we have during the winter
>and start increasing the number as we approach Gulf
>Wars? I've noticed that after Gulf Wars, attendance
>decreases but a few months before, we have a huge
>crowd. This may be something to think about and I
>believe that it will also give the Knight's Marhsall a
>much-needed break.
>I think that's about it. Sorry for not being at Moot
>to express this but things happen. I know that the
>Barony will make the right decision for Elfsea.
>I remain...
>your most humble servant,
>Lady Eleanor Cleavely
>Rapier Widow
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