[Elfsea] Everyone is a Hospitaler

Jhan Knebel rixende at mail2noble.com
Wed Sep 17 07:17:04 PDT 2003

Please let the newcomers know about Wednesday nights at my home for an
open sewing/garb night. We've been having a lot of fun, and making cool
stuff for people to wear at Defender.
And consider this an invitation to all Barony Members who want to come
over. Tonight, starting around 7, my home will be open for sewing and
garb making. There will also be the last little bit of painting we were
unable to finish last night. (All that is left is to paint the Borders
on the 2 Ansteorran Populace Badges)

<-----Original Message----->

 	  	 From: Lady saviti
Sent: 9/16/2003 11:51:35 PM
To: dragonetti at generich.com;elfsea at ansteorra.org
Subject: Re: [Elfsea] Everyone is a Hospitaler 

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 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" 
> > 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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