[NR] DaKaNi & Cimarron Volunteer Days!
auntdwen at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 5 08:07:52 PDT 2011
Unto the Northern Region of Ansteorra Does Mistress Ceridwen Give Good
Summer is coming and the eventing season is definitely in high gear. There are
many wonderful events both within this Region and throughout our beloved
Kingdom. If, however, your travel plans are keeping you closer to home, or if
you desire to see improvements continue at two of the most frequently used and
beloved sites in these Northern Lands, have I got opportunities for you!
Next weekend, Saturday, May 14th there is a scheduled work weekend atCamp DaKaNi
in Oklahoma City between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to help the
Heart of Oklahoma Council of Camp Fire prepare for the many children already
signing up for this year's summer camp. We have obtained the funds for the
reconstruction of the second bridge and Baron D'Alder and Gary White have a long
list of chores that need doing. If you have questions about what is needed,
etc., please contact Gary White at gjacbw at yahoo.com or Baron D'Alder at
wolfstaralphax at gmail.com.
Below is the schedule of workdays at Camp Cimarron, materials and skills needed,
and two contacts from Camp Fire/Friends of Cimarron who are coordinating our
efforts. I will be attending the May 21st work day and will be bringing large
portions of my Viking Centurion Johann's smoked meats. Anyone able to join us,
please bring sides & drinks. I know that both Debbie McBee and Michelle
Swedlow, our intrepid Cimarron Restoration Coordinators (cool title I just made
up!) would love to hear from folks who are planning on attending in advance to
assist them with planning. Do, however, feel free to just show up at any of the
below given dates!
We are hoping to meet the needs not only of our Camp Fire kids, but also the
needs of those groups that have traditionally rented our camps. When you come
out to help, you have a direct line to those people on the committee responsible
for the camp's maintenance and improvement. They are more than eager to hear
about the needs and concerns of our friends who use our camps. Also, when you
do come to volunteer, be sure to sign our Volunteer Roster and identify yourself
as a member of the SCA. We get deep discounts on the rental of the sites for
our "sweat equity!"
Please feel free to forward this email to all and sundry. I am only on the
Wiesenfeuer and Northern lists, so any assistance in forwarding to other group
lists is greatly appreciated. I can be reached at this email address or on my
cell phone at 580-401-0507 if you have any questions.
Thank you all in advance for your help!
Mistress Ceridwen Tir Gwstraff
We have scheduled the workdays at Camp Cimarron. All workdays are from 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Our current wish list of skills includes:
Folks of all shapes, sizes and strengths who are willing to lift, haul, and
carry anything from light to heavy.
Carpenters of any skill-level
21 May - Cabins, Huts and Hilton
11 June - Collecting and staging trash for disposal (This is where we need
many available folks. Everyone can contribute to Camp Beautification)
25 June - renting a large dumpster and throwing away all trash, big and
small (This is where we need many available folks again.)
9 July, 23 July - Cabins, Huts, Hilton and begin work on Canodge.
Our current wish list of materials includes:
Five 100' extension cords
Drills with bit sets and good torque. (Both drills with power cords and
cordless drills would be incredibly helpful.)
Nail guns with pneumatic air compression (Preferably Framing or Roofing
guns, not Trim-nailers) and Nails
2 screwdriver sets
Safety equipment: Goggles, hard hats, gloves (5 each or so)
Trash bags - 40-gal size is preferable, all kinds. The more durable the
Brooms and Dust pans, 20 ea
(Material and Labor contributions can be in the form of a loan or a
donation. If you would like to receive an acknowledgement letter of your
tax-deductible donation, let the POCs below know, so we can get a letter
created for you.)
Please RSVP for these workdays. Our plans depend on knowing who and how
many are coming to these workdays. There will be a sign-in process, so we
can build work-teams and ensure that everyone is safe while at the Camp.
The points of contact for volunteers to sign up for these work days are
Debbie McBee, debbie_mcbee at sbcglobal.net, (405) 740-8130, and Michelle
Swedlow, misnomerms at gmail.com, (405) 255-1352.
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