Well in the SCA we are a Society and we have many ways to do this: events where we immerse ourselves in our world for sometimes days at a time -this is the obvious one. But what can we do in between these wonderful moments where we “live the dream” with our friends?
Weekly practice, Arts and Science Class, monthly meetings and Shire Projects!
For those of you who have been missing out because “Well, I am not really a fighter.” Come out to practice, this past weekend we had 16 non-fighters doing things from playing with modern marvels, watching, working on A&S projects/teaching, and just enjoying being around each other.
Think “well that’s not really my gig -I just want to hit things,” give something new a try in A&S -you may find a useful skill. Chainmail, just an example, looks great and hey if you're a fighter who wants to get a pretty aventail without dropping a paycheck this is the way.
“I hate meetings” Come out you never know what we will be talking about at the monthly meeting. Not true we always talk about reports and the going ons of the Shire, but we also get surprise topics like the Shire Projects!
Ahhh….. Shire Projects always a good builder. Why? Cause they help us pull together as a group and forge a sense of not just community but identity.
This past weekend one of the newer members of the Shire came over and was helping me work on one such project (if you go the meeting you can guess which, but if not its a suprise). While we were working she looked at me and commented that this really does make her feel like part of the group. Yes! Mission Accomplished -feeling like part of the group.
Got an idea for a project? Great! Lets hear it!
We are a community and I challenge you to jump into something you don’t normally do!
(PS If you come to practice on March 8 there will be cupcakes!)