[Northkeep] Recruitment ideas

Tega montega at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 08:31:18 PST 2013

Exposure is the key to recruitment. We need to be out in public when the weather is nice for fighter practice. There is talk of additional practices being added as well as having more revels. We are currently working on insurance issues with the parks department so that we can have more demos. 
 Speaking of demos, the more participation the better. Remember we are ALL Hospitalers. We can all help introduce and retain members. 
 There will be many activities we can take part in this year. Lots of things coming down the pike. Once we have new people we need to be sure they know what to do. We are working on newcomers classes as well. If anyone wishes to help with this it would be great. Zahava has offered to help in this area. (Thanks!!) 
 I think the ideas Ian has are awesome. We may need to invest a little to get results but fun is worth it!! 

Lady Montega Blackdragon 

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On Feb 6, 2013, at 10:02 AM, Rick Drake <ainarm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tokyo in Tulsa is our annual anime convention here in Tulsa.  And Ian there
> are a few of the "Older" members of the Barony who participate every year
> :)  Not sure how well either of these would work out since both would
> require us to purchase space.  There may be an opportunity for a demo
> session of fighting or other stuff at TinT, but not sure of the
> availability of space.  I know many groups do participate in several of the
> anime conventions I have attended.  Might be something to look into.  I can
> prob. get contact info if needed/wanted.
> Ainar
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Jerry Herring <jherring68 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> After some posts on the Kingdom list conversing about recruitment and
>> retention I wondered if our group might like to think about and discuss
>> some opportunities in those areas? There are two potential places where
>> recruitment might occur and I do not think that our Barony is currently
>> doing any active recruitment.
>> 1.Tokyo in Tulsa - August 2nd-4th, 2013.  This could be is a huge venue for
>> the SCA to make a presentation. The people attending this convention
>> already have an interest in costuming and many of the younger players in
>> Chemin Noire and Northkeep are familiar with the event. If the Barony were
>> to stage a demonstration, or just man a booth at this convention it is my
>> thought that would generate a good deal of interest in what we do. The
>> booth might be manned by our members working on needle work, weaving,
>> leather work, making jewelry, crafting chain-mail. These are just thoughts
>> that I had. The follow up for this could be a two or three part ordeal;
>> first a medieval costuming seminar to help teach those interested how to
>> make some period apropriate clothes, a combo fighter practice\armor making
>> session for those interested in the martial arts,  and an old fashioned
>> revel with a bardic sing along and food.
>> 2. Trek Expo - June 21st -23rd 2013. Another huge venue for finding people
>> potentially interested in the SCA. Although I do not know if it would be
>> possible to arrange a full demo this might be a place where just having a
>> booth or convention table set up to pass out flyers and present A&S skills
>> might be a good way to go, If nothing else these kinds of events have a
>> printed program where a full page or partial page add might generate a good
>> deal of interest. As a follow up for this we could plan a mid-summers
>> themed revel.
>> Now if getting together a group of local members with enough interest to
>> man these events then what about pulling together a smaller contingent to
>> attend each of these events in costume and while attending casually
>> distributing flyers and answering questions from interested parties. Any
>> efforts along these lines however grand or small might draw in a new
>> generation of SCA players.
>> I look forward to hearing your ideas on this subject.
>> Kindly
>> Ian
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