[Elfsea] Fw: [Loch-Ruadh] It's not what your Baron/ess can do for you....

Donna Wallis mama_mac at airmail.net
Fri Jul 11 19:07:02 PDT 2003

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Cantley" <yukon505 at hotmail.com>
To: <loch-ruadh at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 7:12 PM
Subject: [Loch-Ruadh] It's not what your Baron/ess can do for you....


I've tried to follow all that is happening with the future of Elfsea,
Barony.  I'm aware of who is desiring to become the new Baron/Baroness
Elfsea and have known most if not all of them for quite a few years.  I
not be aware of all the "past issues" in the Barony but I know it's a
Barony and have a lot of good people in it, including those of her
and college.  I found a home in Loch Ruadh 8 years ago this coming
Defender and have had a great time "playing the game" as I've heard it
referred to and have made many good friends because of it.
I've seen the questions posed to the candidates for Baron/Baroness of
and although many of them are good questions and I've seen some very
responses, as members of the populace, I hope we are not missing a very
important point.  The new Baron and Baroness will need our help and
greatly.  Two people cannot run a Barony, for that matter a Kingdom.
Without the support of the populace, these people WILL fail, regardless
whether they are coming out of a Court Barony or if this was a standard
This will become even more evident as we as Loch Ruadh make our plans to
grow in our endeavors.  The officers can't do it all themselves.  We
need to
offer up what time or resources we feel we can give to support our
Barony or
canton.  This can be in the form of serving as an officer, hosting a
workshop, giving of our time at an event, giving words of encouragement
whatever you feel you can offer.  I for one, appeared to be much more
a few years back but due to a change in residence and job, I've found my
mundane life demands much more of me than it used to.  Therefore, I've
to reassess what I have left to give.  Yes, it's been almost two years
I've made an Elfsea Moot, but when I find myself in town and have the
weeknight available, I find that one or two 130-140 mile round trips to
Ruadh Populace meeting or Officer's meeting is about all I can handle.
what else can I do?  Well I figure hosting a workshop is kinda out of
question because I imagine you folks aren't prepared for that same
roundtrip.  Being a previous Archery Marshal of the canton, I felt it
time for me to throw in my support again in that arena and that is why I
asked to become Tegwyrd's deputy.  Is there more I can do?  Obviously!!!
Having a very fluid and hectic mundane work schedule makes it difficult
me to commit to much more than this on a regular basis so what I've seen
necessary for me to do is evaluate what needs to be done to support our
canton and Barony and as the occasion arises offer my help as it is
I know we are all looking for great things to happen within Elfsea and
are some very good people out there wanting to take the leadership of
Barony and take it there but they can't do it without our help.  If
cares to forward this on to any of the other lists, please feel free as
I am
only subscribed to Loch Ruadh's list.  After getting back from a week
out of
town, going through 50-75 emails from Loch Ruadh is about all I can
right now.
So let me close , at the expense of not wanting to sound too corny, by
paraphrasing a speech of JFK's, ask not what your Barony can do for you
what you can do for your Barony.

Laird Sean of Argyll

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