[Elfsea] Everyone is a Hospitaler

Lady saviti ddancer_saviti at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 16 21:51:35 PDT 2003

A little follow up here :)

I sent out an email to all 14 persons who requested
more information at the Keller Demo and had a mini
garb session at my house just yesterday with two
newcomers from Keller. I have gotten 2 emails for more
demo info that was answered and forwarded to Lord

Life is good and growing in Elfsea.


--- Armand Dragonetti <dragonetti at generich.com> wrote:
> Greetings from Lord Armand,
> I have quoted Lord Ceatta's "Thank you" message
> below because, I too, would
> like to Thank him and all of you that helped make
> the Keller Library Demo
> such a success! We had several people express more
> than a casual interest in
> fighting and learning more about us. This is what we
> have been after and we
> have another opportunity at the Arlington Library
> Demo on Tuesday, 9/23 (a
> week from now).
> Now, what we do once we have attracted a little
> attention can be even more
> important than getting it in the first place. HL
> Brigit is doing an amazing
> amount of work as hospitaler, even while planning an
> awesome competition at
> Defender. Thank You, HL Brigit! You're doing
> marvelous! However, while she
> does get around alot, she simply cannot be
> *everyone's* first impression of
> Elfsea. We all need to be hospitalers. Especially
> now. I know many of us are
> distracted with Defender preparations, but
> unfortunately it has come to my
> attention that some of the newcomers we've attracted
> have met with poor
> initial experiences. This is very distressing to me.
> Especially since I have
> contributed to some of it. Mundanity prevented me
> from following through
> with some of my intentions. This is a problem for
> all of us and though we
> are all volunteers, *Please*......let's try to be
> extra aware of those new
> faces we see at activities and show them the
> friendly side of Elfsea that we
> all love and follow through on our words. I've often
> looked around when I
> first arrive at an activity to find no one new, then
> go off and do my own
> thing and never think to look around again. It's
> very easy to get focused on
> your own art, activity, fighting, planning,
> whatever, but let's make an
> extra effort to be aware of those new faces when
> they walk up. We've worked
> hard to get them to take that first step.
> Having said that, I know we have made very positive
> impressions on several
> new folks and it looks likely we'll see continued
> participation from a few.
> I am looking forward to attracting even more at the
> Arlington demo. I know
> this time before Defender is challenging, but it
> also provides one of our
> greatest opportunities, so please remember, we are
> all hospitalers, all the
> time!
> In the service of Kingdom & Crown, I remain,
> Lord Armand Dragonetti
> Vicar of Elfsea
> From: "Spence Mabry" <smabry at flash.net>
> > Well, yesterday turned out to be a great day for a
> demo and for fighting
> > at the Keller Public Library.  For all of you who
> turned out, I want to
> > say "Thank You" in a very heartfelt manner.  For
> the Third straight
> > year, we have been the center-piece of their
> little demo (in fact, their
> > coordinator said she didn't think it would be
> successful IF we weren't
> > there!  That should make all of us feel good!) and
> we have already been
> > invited back for their 4th Medieval Faire next
> year.  So start planning.
> >
> > The weather cooperated perfectly for all the
> fighters, both heavy and
> > light and I want to thank all those who were
> there.  In the heavy lists,
> > we had Earl Drake, Mistress Stella, His
> Next-cllency Armand Dragonetti,
> > Colete, Tomas, Tristan, Conner, Louis, Finn, Irina
> and 2 others whose
> > names escape me at the moment.  In the rapier
> list, we had Don Valentyn,
> > Dirk the Just, Rixende, Seamus, Caelin, and one
> other whose name also
> > escapes me.  To those people, I humbly apologize.
> >
> > Pyro, Genevieve, Aeryn Robin, Siobhan and her
> mother, Wormy, Her
> > Next-cllency Amilene, Siobhan ui Neill. Brighid Ni
> Sheachnasigh and
> > Mistress Stella all had wonderful demos going on. 
> Tara, Don Alaric,
> > Daniel Stewart, their next-cellenices children,
> Colete's children, and
> > again a couple of others whose names I missed
> aided and assisted and
> > made this a wonderful event.  Mistress Stella and
> I had classes
> > scheduled, but mine got pre-emptied by two
> wonderful ladies from the
> > Greater Fort Worth Herbal Society, so I yielded to
> them.  There was even
> > live harp music by the MicheMalou Celtic Harps (a
> wonder to listen to)
> > and wee ones from La Touche Fencing fencing
> in-between our bouts.
> >
> > And to top it off, we had, at last count, 14 --
> that's right, FOURTEEN
> > -- people to show enough interest in us to ask for
> more information.
> >
> > And special thanks to Lady Sibri for providing two
> photo albums of
> > Elfsea history for display!
> >
> > This is starting to be one of our bigger
> recruiting events, so if you
> > were not able to make it out this year, please
> plan on it for next year.
> > As things progress, I will keep everyone informed!
> >
> > Lord Ceatta o Gulcleth
> > Demo Coordinator, Barony of Elfsea
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