2006 Winter Baronial Feedback Stanzi
NEWCOMERS AND THE WINTER BARONIAL: DUENA CONSTANZIA MORALEZ Y DE ZAMORA
Newcomers are the lifeblood of the SCA. I had the pleasure of accompanying five newcomers and one almost newcomer to the Winter Baronial. They had a fantastic time and were unawed by the spectacle. Every one of them mentioned how much they enjoyed playing with the sling and archery equipment, they loved dressing up, they loved the food – but best of all they loved being able to dance.
- Finally and most importantly, all of you who stopped and spent some time to talk to them.
The difference between this event and previous events that we have run, is that there were greater opportunities for people to have a go at different activities – such as archery and dance. Recruitment is very important to our organisation. Allowing people to turn up and actively participate will mean that we are more likely to be able to inspire people to become long term players. What this means for you and me is that we get more people to enjoy the SCA experience with. The Winter Baronial was very successful in providing these activities.
Included is a letter I received from Francesca, Mariana’s sister. (You may remember Mariana from June's issue of DLV.) I look forward to more events with these newcomers. I hope you do to.