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Frequently asked questions




Q: I’d love to learn about sword and other combat weapons.  Who do I talk to about what’s involved?


A: Members of Warwick participate in various forms of combat including broadsword, pole arms (staff), and light weapons (foil, rapier, cutlass).  Fighter practice is held on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s (please refer to the General Meeting Information section of this packet for times and location).  For further information regarding weapons training, proper equipment requirements, or combat related questions contact instructor / Crown Marshal Lord Zouch Brookman  delamoine@yahoo.com or Lord Earl Roberte Riche  warwick@mchsi.com.



Q: I’d like to learn how to sew some of my own clothing.  How do I get started?


A: Attending Warwick’s Arts and Sciences meetings is a good place to get started.  Our members work together to answer questions and solve general problems.  You may also contact Lady Anne Nevyll  dafitzgerald@mchsi.com or Lady Jennete Charonneaux  myladyjai12@yahoo.com for basic sewing questions and advice.



Q: What are Arts and Sciences meetings?


A: Arts and Sciences (A & S) meetings are a great place to get together with other members of Warwick and work on various projects.  Sewing, tent making, wood work, chain maile, calligraphy, and painting are just a few of the projects our members have brought to these meetings to work on.  In addition the A & S officer will occasionally schedule classes (past classes include beginning calligraphy and paper making). For information on meeting times and locations, refer to the General Meeting Information section of this packet.  For questions regarding types of projects or specific information, please contact the Arts and Sciences Officer Lord Rodrigo De Laguez   msrscribe@aol.com



Q: What are officer meetings and can I attend?


A: Officer’s meetings, or business meetings, are held on the first Sunday of every month and are open to all registered members of Warwick.  A meeting agenda and code of conduct is followed and members may request, prior to each monthly meeting, items to be added to the agenda for discussion.  Contact Lord Earl Roberte Riche  warwick@mchsi.com for information regarding our monthly officer’s meetings or to have an item added to the agenda.  Please refer to the General Meeting Information section of this packet for meeting times and locations.     



Q:  Where can I find updates and additional information on Warwick?

A:  The Warwick website contains information on news and upcoming events as well as a list of current members, various member and officer forms, goals, photos, a section on how to become a knight, and other useful information.  The Warwick website is: http://www.warwick-iowa.org/.

Warwick has also incorporated the Warwick News Blog.  This blog works much like a typical website and is used to post news, comments, and questions regarding Warwick.  Members and guests will find information on Warwick feasts including period recipes, recommended historical reading, and helpful websites as well as areas for members, officers, archers, swordsmen, and artisans to post their comments or questions to others.  You can access the Blog directly from the Warwick website by clicking on the “Warwick News” link on the homepage, or you may log on to: http://roberteriche.blogspot.com/.  For questions on how to navigate around the Warwick webpage or blog, contact Lord Earl Roberte Riche  warwick@mchsi.com, Lady Countess Gillian Swafford  daidreemyr@mchsi.com, or Lady Anne Nevyll  dafitzgerald@mchsi.com.