[SCA-AE] New A&S Policy at Pennsic
ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Tue Jul 6 15:11:57 EDT 2010
>I agree with everything Baroness Marguerite said about the new
>policy preventing minors from attending A&S classes without a parent
>or legal guardian.
>Last week I had a lengthy email conversation with Mistress Catherine
>Aimee de Moyne, this year's Chancellor of the Pennsic University,
>about this new rule. She is as frustrated as the rest of us with the
>policy, which she did not write. I had a little difficulty getting
>clarifications from her about its intent, rationale and enforcement
>(including the question about allowing responsible adults, rather
>than only parents and legal guardians, to take kids to classes), but
>she said she is open to discussions about ways to modify the rule
>for future Pennsics to make it easier to safeguard minors while
>still giving them some freedom. At her invitation, she and I are
>planning to get together at Pennsic to discuss the issue. If you
>have questions or suggestions, you can contact her at
>university at pennsicwar.org. Mistress Catherine Aimee tells me that
>next year she will be Deputy Mayor/Cultural Affairs, so
>conversations with her this year will help influence
> things for next Pennsic.
>Arianna of Wynthrope
So far as I can tell, the Chancellor is not the one responsible. But
"we have imposed this rule without advance discussion and will
reconsider it for next year, after the damage has been done," is not
a very satisfactory response. A more appropriate one would be "since
we didn't realize how many people regarded this newly imposed rule as
a disasterous mistake, we will suspend it for this year and discuss
it for next."
Are any of the older participants in this discussion reminded of the
board flap of 1994?
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