Greetings and Salutations unto the good People ofNorthshield!
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as yournew Kingdom Chatelaine. My name is THL Isabella Beatrice della Rosa. Those thatknow me well call me Belle and I invite you to do the same! I have been activein the Society for Creative Anachronism for over fifteen years. In that time, Ihave been a member of three different groups and have held several offices atthe local level.
I am very excited to be your new Kingdom Chatelaine and hopeto help each group grow and prosper with new, and lasting, members. There aretwo items I wish to bring to your attention immediately.
First, if you are a Chatelaine for your local group, youshould be on the Chatelaine e-mail list. I will be posting a good amount ofcorrespondence there and it is imperative that all Chatelaines have access tothis list. If you do not have e-mail, or find it difficult to access it, pleaselet me know and we will arrange alternative measures. For those who are not yeton the list or who are reading this and are saying to yourself “we have aChatelaine’s e-mail list?” Please feel free to contact me and I will help youget connected.
Secondly, I would like to address all local Seneschalsand/or Web Ministers to impress the importance of keeping your website accurateand up to date. The Kingdom Chatelaine routinely receives inquiries from peoplewho are interested in joining the SCA. It will be my policy to direct them tothe nearest local group’s website and include the names of the local Seneschaland Chatelaine (if your group has one) in my e-mail response. It would behelpful to me, and to those who are new, if your website has accurate meetinglocation information, an up-to-date calendar of activities and events, and acurrent contact list of officers.
I have a lot of great ideas I would love to share with youin the coming months regarding new member recruitment, demos, and new memberretention. I look forward to the sharing of ideas and the reward of seeing newand excited faces at our events. Please do not hesitate to contact me with anyquestions or concerns you may have regarding recruitment, orientation andretention of new members.
I remain ever in service to the Kingdom of Northshield andto the Dream,