Newcomer’s Point

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Welcome to Newcomer’s Point

Welcome to Newcomer’s Point, the newest department at Gulf Wars! We are located at Five Points.

Please check back for our class schedule. We will have classes of special interest to newer members, including a field trip to Opening Ceremonies, and a Newcomers Social for new-to-Gulf Wars gentles, and training, discussions and a Meet-and-Greet for Chatelaines.

Stop by and say “Hello!” We look forward to seeing you!

Gulf Wars Passport Program

The Gulf Wars Newcomers Pavilion will be sponsoring a passport program. Any Gulf Wars attendees can collect stamps from participating Groups, Merchants, and Gulf War departments. Participants who complete a full sheet will receive a token.

Sheets will be available at both the Newcomer pavilion and here. Groups, Merchants, and departments who wish to provide stamps please email Goldweard of St. Golias (Brett Chandler-Finch) the deputy newcomer coordinator at naturemakeswell@gmail.com to be added to the list of participating groups.

You may also specify stipulations such as specific hours you will make the stamp available, or volunteering a shift for your department.

This is a great way to introduce newcomers to our society and Gulf Wars specifically. Please take part in this exciting new program.

Class Schedule for Newcomers Point Gulf Wars 2020

Monday, March 16th

  • 10 AM – 11 AM CHATELAINES – Recruitment Infrastructure for Rural Groups
  • 11 AM – 12 Noon NEWCOMERS – SCA Walkabout
  • 1 PM – 2:30 PM NEWCOMERS – SCA 101- An Introduction and Refresher on the SCA

Tuesday, March 17th

  • 9:30 AM – 11 AM NEWCOMERS – Field Trip to Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:30 PM – 2 PM NEWCOMERS – SCA 101- An Introduction and Refresher on the SCA
  • 2 PM – 3 PM CHATELAINES – Making the Newcomers Count
  • 3 PM – 5 PM NEWCOMERS – How to Get a SCA Name & Coat of Arms

Wednesday, March 18th

  • 10 AM – 11 AM NEWCOMERS – SCA on a Tight Budget
  • 3 PM – 5 PM CHATELAINES – Hospitaler and Chatelaine Roundtable
  • 4 PM – 5:30 PM NEWCOMERS – Fighting for the NonFighter

Thursday, March 19th

  • 10 AM – 11 AM NEWCOMERS – A Quest for the Dream
  • 11 AM – 12 Noon CHATELAINES – A Quest for Retention
  • 1 PM – 3 PM NEWCOMERS – Quick and Easy Grab for Newbies
  • 3 PM – 4 PM CHATELAINES – Activity Kits for Recruitment, Retention and Other Purposes: A&S Loaner Gear
  • 4 PM – 5 PM CHATELAINES – Recruitment Totes and Displays: Organized Displays For Use at Demos and Events

Friday, March 20th

  • 10 AM – 11 AM NEWCOMERS – Title Safari
  • 11 AM – 12 Noon CHATELAINES – Making the Sale: Recruitment
  • 12 Noon – 1 PM CHATELAINES – 5 Stages of Recruitment and Retention
  • 1 PM – 2 PM NEWCOMERS – Survive Court with Your Head Attached and Enjoy It!