[Elfsea] Moot Tonight -- Fighter Practice Discussion

Richard Threlkeld rjt at softwareinnovation.com
Thu Oct 25 13:13:11 PDT 2001

I can understand your viewpoint, but I disagree with it. Based on how we have actually gotten the majority of our members, I think looking at recruitment possibilities is very important.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: elfsea-admin at ansteorra.org [mailto:elfsea-admin at ansteorra.org]On
> Behalf Of Glen Wilkerson
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 12:43 PM
> To: elfsea at ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [Elfsea] Moot Tonight -- Fighter Practice Discussion
> I have only this to add to the discussion.  Fighter practice is for us.
> I have never been entirely comfortable with the idea of "recruiting" -
> mostly for the same reasons I don't like it when the Jehovah's Witnesses
> knock on the door and proselytize at me.  My philosophy is, if people are
> interested they'll find us.  And while it's a good idea for hospitalers to
> be at practice in case someone does stop and ask questions while
> driving or
> walking by, I believe that effort should be reserved for demos
> where we put
> ourselves in the public eye for that purpose.
> But fighter practice is for us - those who fight and those who come to
> watch.  A new fighter practice site should not be chosen based on
> "demographics" or how visible we are.  The only criteria for a new site
> should be; a reasonably central location, good ground (and big enough for
> melees and archery if possible), available water, and clean privies, and
> while it's not absolutely necessary, shade, and benches or picnic
> tables to
> sit down at wouldn't hurt.
> Alaric
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