July is always the midpoint of the campingseason, framed by Warrior & Warlords on July 8th and Pennsic on July 30. Ienjoy seeing the period camps (Yeah, canvas!) and appreciate that people arestriving to 'up their game' in their camps. I encourage everyone to do the sameat July's A&S competitions and displays.
Warriors & Warlords offers a multi-levelcompetition and a range of classes across disciplines. Fun, fun - if you'venever entered a competition, this would be a good time to start. Or maybe itwill be more convenient to enter the displays and competitions at the Battle ofUrdhr's Well and Midsumar II, both on July 23-25. Let's make this the summerthat you take the plunge to enter something in one event. Just one. Give it atry.
Group ministers--it is your job to encourageyour people. Are you tracking competition and display participation? These arefacts you can add to your reports, so I hope so. Reports are due on July 15th!If you have any questions about filling it out, please contact me.
Event stewards--I ask that you and yourA&S Coordinators remember that A&S competitors need time to get theirprojects ready. The sooner your event's A&S information hits theNorthshield Hall and your website, the better. I realize this is a late requestfor the July events but month follows month on the calendar and I hope thisrequest is a timely reminder for future events.
Have fun with your A&S work, whenever andwhatever you choose to do. Keep your hands busy!