[Elfsea] Moot Tonight -- Fighter Practice Discussion

Glen Wilkerson gdwilkerson at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 25 19:08:55 PDT 2001

That's cool with me, it's just not my thing is all.  I guess it's how some
people become hospitalers and others become marshals, etc...  In my case, I
went out and found the Steppes practice back in 1979 after I heard about the
SCA at a Star Trek convention.


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Threlkeld <rjt at softwareinnovation.com>
To: elfsea at ansteorra.org <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 3:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Elfsea] Moot Tonight -- Fighter Practice Discussion

>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
>> 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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