Greetings, fair Æthelmearc from Dame Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir, 123rd Pelican of Æthelmearc,
I have been enjoying watching people post about the 100 days of martial and A&S challenges they have undertaken as well as being inspired by King Timothy and Queen Gabrielle’s Spark Challenge so I have decided to issue a challenge of my own in the area of service. I am not asking for 100 days of service as I don’t think every day readily offers a chance to provide service to the Society, but I am asking people to commit to 10 hours of service in 100 days, to be completed at an event or in your local group.
Here are some examples of ways you can meet this challenge:
- Take a shift of retaining for Royalty
- Volunteer at troll for a couple of hours
- Offer to help out in the kitchen
- Sweep the hall after the event is over
- Set up chairs or put them away
- Teach a class
- Answer questions for a newcomer
- Help someone set up their tent
- Sew garb for someone or help them learn to sew it themselves
- Lend a hand with loading/unloading
The list of possibilities goes on and on. If you don’t readily see an opportunity at an event, seek out a member of the event staff and ask what you can do to help. If you want to help out in your local group, contact an officer and ask what you can do. And remember that Pennsic falls within these 100 days. It will offer a wealth of opportunities to serve and discover new interests while making new friends.If nothing else, contact me and I will offer suggestions on where you might find opportunities to serve. It doesn’t matter where, when, or how you choose to serve, only that you choose to serve. You may find your niche or a new area of interest in the Society and make some friends along the way, too. Be sure to have fun, too.
Dame Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir