[Northkeep] Re: Newcomers At The Park (long)

Dennis England sirbalvin at cox.net
Thu Apr 6 21:33:34 PDT 2006

We haven't had  any Baronial moots for sometime.  Those are fun.  I think
maybe Gest and I did the first one around 20 years ago.  We had a get
together and a little fighting mini-tournament for fun.  Of course we
weren't so big in those days.  We could try that again.  If only we had a
free weekend...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Birdwell" <angusmgunn at yahoo.com>
To: "j.t.herring" <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net>; "The Barony of Northkeep"
<northkeep at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Northkeep] Re: Newcomers At The Park (long)

> I really didn't get to stay long last night, working and all, however we
did have two new fighters in armor and several we haven't seen in a while.
Several of our people were hanging about and there also seemed to be at
least a couple of interested parties that were being spoken to by those not
in armor. Things are getting more active there now, and I know part of that
is due to the weather. However, and I hate to say this, I hear alot and see
a little. A few more people are coming out but there is little garb and even
less A&S or music. The more we get together and are together in a group,
Heavy, Light, A&S, Music, what have you, the more attention we will draw.
The area in Mclure park where we hold heavy practice has plenty of room for
everyone. There are more fighters in armor, more going on and mor people in
the park. It is time to try and grow our numbers, introduce new people to
the kind of fun we have, and show them a degree of hospitality we have maybe
been lacking
>  in. So next wed. come out and see us and especially see them. The
newcomers are the future of our organization and without them we fall into
disrepair. I will climb off the soap box now, and BTW, I REALLY like the
idea of a monthly or so revel, invite new people, weare garb, show pictures,
have fun and am willing to host. Off the soap box now.
>   Centurion Angus Gunn
>   Squire to Sir Casius Lepus
>   Captain Borderguard
>   Recruiting cheerleader
> "j.t.herring" <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>   Used to be not all that long ago Fighter Practice was a great gathering
> place for us all. Northkeep got together all in one place and enjoyed
> itself, those who fought did their thing, those who did not fight gathered
> around to talk. Fighter practice is a place that really helped Northkeep
> bond as a group. I would like to see that happen more. Having so much go
> that one night a week helps people with full schedules to be able to put
> some SCA time and to connect with their SCA friends.
> The Wednesday night practices really can showcase the SCA better to new
> participants and bystanders than a lot of other efforts that we could go
> Not to belittle any ones ideas or plans, this idea can work together with
> others. As long as there are a few brave souls willing to step up and do
> something about it. Every fighter practice is a demo or a new participants
> class just with out all the extra planning.
> Having a printed flyer to hand out to people is a great idea if my vote
> counted I would say we do those again. Also getting our practices on a
> community calendar might be a good idea.
> Fighter practice is a great place to meet with new people to the SCA and
> help get them some education, some socialization, and so experience in the
> SCA. We could maybe even throw a mini court at a practice every once in a
> while.
> What about getting banners on poles with portable holes to spruce up our
> look, what about trying to get people to show up in SCA clothes rather
> street clothes? And having people there doing art and sciences, heck even
> some people playing music or singing once in a while wouldn't be all that
> bad. If we all just put a little effort into making it out on a Wednesday
> night think about what fighter practice could become.
> >From what we are seeing here on the mailing list it looks like people
> be into beefing up our Wednesday night practices to a full-blown SCA
> experience. So lets see what people do with that. Lets see if our
> varieties of fighters come out to play, lets see if out artisans come out
> work their crafts, if our drummers come drum, if our talkers come talk. If
> people do come out to practice then lets discuss ways to make this happen
> more often. If no one shows up then we will know it was all talk and we
> try something else.
> I am not saying that all of the meetings need to happen on Wednesday at
> practice. Other meetings and even revels should be planned. I am simply
> trying to say after all this writing why not make the most of a good
> opportunity and return to the idea that Fighter Practice is hub for
> and participation in our Barony.
> Kind regards,
> Ian
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