Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.~Jacob A. Riis> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:46:11 -0500
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> Subject: [CALONTIR] OT: A humble request for assistance
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Hearty greetings and wishes of good health, a full larder, and much prosperity to one and all from Gotfrid!
> Good Calontiri, I beg your indulgence as I post this request. Within the SCA I am known as Gotfrid von Schwaben and I am also currently a graduate student at Central Michigan University (attending remotely). As my final project, I am conducting a feasibility study examining the opening of a pottery merchant company within the SCA. This project will fulfill my requirements for the Master of Science in Administration degree. Specific areas of interest in this research are identifying minimal durable equipment required to begin production; identifying applicable laws and regulations which govern production, marketing, and sales; determining market demand; defining optimal product form and function, local pricing, operating expenses; and identifying the best available marketing venues.
> I come to ask for your participation because you are good Gentles who attend various events hosted within the Society. I invite you all to participate in this research study by completing a survey at the following link <http://goo.gl/forms/8i4nHM6cPS> to access the web-based survey. I have asked Lady Allison, as the Kingdom Webmistress, if I could post this request to the Calonlist and the Calontir Facebook page, and she, after consultation, has graciously consented. Should you opt to assist with the survey, it will require approximately five to ten minutes to complete. The link to the survey will remain active for approximately 30-days, with a projected date of 11 April 2015 for closing the survey site. There is no compensation for responding nor is there any known risk. In order to ensure that all information will remain confidential, please do not include your name. Copies of the project will be provided to my Central Michigan University instructor.
> Thank you for taking the time to assist me in my educational endeavors. The data collected will provide useful information regarding marketing opportunities within various major events hosted by several SCA Kingdoms. Completion of the questionnaire will indicate your willingness to participate in this study. If would like a summary copy of this study, if you require additional information, or if you have questions, please contact me at the number listed below. Please allow for time zone differences, as I currently reside in Hawaii.
> If you are not satisfied with the manner in which this study is being conducted, you may report (anonymously if you so choose) any complaints to the MSA Program, 989-774-6525 or 1-800-950-1144, ext. *6525
> Ich dien,
> Jeffrey M. Diaz
> (Gotfrid von Schwaben)
> Phone: 808-772-4592
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> Instructor’s Name: Edward L. Lamie
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