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FW: At Her Majesty's Request...

Poster: Becky McEllistrem <beckymc@MICROSOFT.com>

I should have said event MIC's too.  They have a keen view of who's been
water bearing, who's been helping MOL's etc.

Everyone should write as Mistress Rhiannon said but I point to these people
(and myself) specifically as folks who have a long term image of who has
been helping.  Hope that made sense.


-----Original Message-----
From: Becky McEllistrem 
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 10:15 AM
To: 'atlantia@atlantia.sca.org'
Subject: RE: At Her Majesty's Request...

This is a very important subject that gets a lot of warnings but not a lot
of constructive advice.  I'm very glad to see such constructive advice in
Mistress Rhiannon's mail.

I think a lot of folks expect that only officers or members of that order
should write but I also remind all autocrats to consider writing those that
have been helping them out at events.

When I autocrat (for instance this event) I keep a list of whomever's been
I keep a list of who's been helping with preparations as well as who's been
the day of the even.  I also ask my feast-crat to keep a similar list as
those that
have been helping autocrats and feast-crats have probably already been
helping elsewhere.

In any case it was a great reminder and I ask all officers AND autocrats to
especially remember this important responsibility.  It's one of the best
thank you's one administrator can give any service.

Lady Rebecca the Contrary
autocrat Sacred Stone Investiture/Novice Tourney
Clerk of Signet, Atlantia

-----Original Message-----
From: Beverly Robinson-Curry [mailto:corvus2@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 10:02 AM
To: Atlantia List
Subject: At Her Majesty's Request...

Poster: "Beverly Robinson-Curry" <corvus2@worldnet.att.net>

Gentle Cousins,

In speaking with our gracious Queen yesterday, I learned that Their
Majesties have not received many letters of recommendation yet (in fact,
the number is woefully low).  As we are a month into Their term, Her
Majesty asked me to encourage people to write.  So, I am writing this to
remind people that everyone can write recommendation letters and how
important they are.  Their Majesties are unable to be everywhere and see
everything Atlantia is doing.  It is the responsibility of all of us to be
Their eyes and ears and to advise them when members of the populace are due
for recognition.  Her Majesty does prefer letters sent by postal mail
rather than email.

In having a similar discussion on the Sacred Stone list this morning, I
posted the following outline on writing a recommendation letter and would
share it with this list as well:

The first place to start is to verify what he/she already has.  The online
Order of Precedence (www.atlantia.sca.org) is a good place to start.  This
will help you know whether or not this person has that award you think
they deserve.

THEN, you write a letter of recommendation to the Crown about this worthy
gentle.  You list his/her many accomplishments and the reasons you feel
should be recognized.

Now, here comes the interesting part.  You can either ask the Crown to
"recognize this worthy gentle as You deem fit", leaving the decision up to
them how he/she should be rewarded, or else, you may recommend a specific
award/order, such as the Order of the Golden Dolphin.  In either case, the
decision is always the Crown's and we should try not to become discouraged
if our nominees are not recognized immediately or in the way we suggest. 
The Crown may have something more appropriate or even better in mind.

Please include the nominee's modern name and SCA group as well as a list
(if you know) of possible events he/she might attend in the near future. 
This goes a long way in assisting the Crown.

Happy writing!

Rhiannon, Triton

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