Saturday, January 26, 2008

2008 Re-Enactment Season

My life has changed rather radically in the last week......

I went to the Company of Chivalry January Focus Meeting; usually a time for us all to dust off friendships after the winter, catch up on all the gossip, pay our membership dues, plan the year ahead etc.

Only this time there was a bit of a shock to the Company. Our beloved Vintner (seen here in his usual place in the kitchen)

chief cook, bottle washer, membership officer, publicity officer, mainstay, friend to all, rock of the company, and all round good egg, has taken a hiatus from re-enactment due to pressures of modern work. Which means the many, many jobs he fills for the company had to be filled with willing volunteers.

Please meet the new Membership Officer for the Company - Mistress cq!

[whisper] I'm the one sitting down!

Yeah, I volunteered. Stuck me old hand up and gosh-darned volunteered!
Hand in hand with Membership Officer comes a position in the Company Council! So I'm now a Yeoman (in the employ of our Lord Hungerford), Membership Officer and Council Member.
Btw - I am the first woman Council Member in the 19yr history of the Company!

Gonna be a challenging year for me!

So - are you one of Nature's volunteers?


cq

19 comments:

Brian said...

Michelle sent me to join your company. :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Good for you, cq!! Michele sent me today; have I told you about our friends who are such serious reenactors that they built a castle for a home? It is SO cool, I can't tell you.

While I don't do this stuff myself, I hold those of you who do in extremely high esteem.

caspar said...

Michele, who has awesome powers, has sent me to respond. No, caspar is not one of Nature's volunteers...or at least he thinks not.

Nature was looking for volunteers? Yes,naturally.

retardedrugrat said...

Ooooh Cq!! That's awesome news! I'm sooo happy for you.

I remember when you first started out with the re enactment stuff and you weren't sure that you were going to do it after the first year - well, just look at you now!

Well done hon.

Roland said...

Congratulations on your new responsibility, may the membership flourish under your command!
Michele sent me to read about your doings.

Walker said...

Congrats to your new position.
First one ever is special.

Maria said...

We have a number of people here in my hometown of Ridgecrst, Ca who are active in re-enactment. It looks like lots of fun. michelle sent me.

caspar said...

caspar wants to wear Vintner's outfit to the Super Bowl party..Michele sent me, as she send us all.

Bilbo said...

I didn't need Michelle to send me! Congratulations on your esteemed new position. In your position as Membership Officer, should you be in need of a jester and would-be alchemist who was once fairly handy with a sword (but is woefully out of practice), let me know!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, Good For You, dear CQ! A major change and I imagine a lot more responability, yes? Well, that's great! I wish you ALL the luck in the world in this new positoion....You are holding down the Fort for ALL Womanhood--But no pressure! (lol)
Emjoy this new positition, my dear!

PI said...

Congratulations CQ - I think:)
In recent years I have lost the taste for volunteering - having done lots in the past and value my time now it takes me twice as long to get anything done. But the kitchen curtains will be hung this morning if it's the last thing I do!

David said...

i too volunteer, and Lord only knows how I am doing what I can with a tough situation, but He gives strength and I seem to need to be needed.
we congratulate you on your ascendancy.
at least you can make money, that will be useful!

Anne said...

I volunteered to be the membership chair in my quilt guild many years ago. I actually liked the job and got to know a lot of the members. Now I've been out of the position for a couple years so I, once again, don't know who everyone is anymore.

Have a good time! I did.

Michele sent me.

Shephard said...

Wow, congrats, esp. being the first woman council member. :)

Michele says hello today.
~S

Star said...

No. although my mother swore I didn't now how to keep my hand down when I was in school, as in, my mom would lovr to make 3 dozen cupcakes. It's awesome that you are the first woman to hold the post. History making! Michele sent me today CQ.

Bob-kat said...

Congrats Hon, and good luck1 I am sure you will embrace the challenge and keep the other council chaps in line! :)

I volunteer far too much. Do I learn my lesson? Not yet...

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Congratulations. I look forward to reading of your further adventures. :-)

WendyWings said...

Congratulations on the new position,so good to see you are still enjoying the reenactment scene :)

Sleepypete said...

When I came back into the Wow guild about 4 months ago, I swore I'd not get involved in the running of things. Somehow, I managed to get dragged back into it though. (Think my current escape bid might be working!)

Avoid responsibility at all costs !