A Space For Our Members
Welcome to our Members Only section!
Here, members will find resources related to the AOA's Guilds, Leadership Programs, Events, and other activities. In order to access these areas, you will need to create an account through our website, and that account will need to be approved by our site administrators.
Creating an account is incredibly simple. Click on the Log In/Sign Up option at the bottom of the screen. Fill in the inputs, which include First/Last Name, Email, Password, and a brief description on how we may know you. After that, all you have to do is wait a few days while our site manager(s) approve your account or reach out for further information to confirm that we know you.
How to become a member
Becoming a member is incredibly easy!
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Arthurian Order of Avalon, you can join through 2 simple steps:
- Fill out our membership paperwork
- Attend 4 events - Feasts, Rehearsals, Tournaments, etc.
The main reason for these requirements is that we want to get to know you, put a face to a name. Most of our activities are in-person and as a group, and a lot of stuff we will be uploading to this section will pertain to those activities.
Bad news, this means that solely online membership is not necessarily possible at this moment. Good news, the where, when, and what for our events will be actively updated on our website, easily accessed by everyone interested.
So, if you are interested in joining, read our Guidelines of Behavior below and feel free to stop by any of our events! Yes, walk-ins are welcome.
Guidelines of Behavior
Before you join...
It's easy to be swept away by all of the cool things the AOA offers to do. However, we ask that you do take some time to consider if we are the right organization for you. In that spirit, you will find our Guidelines of Behavior below, as well as some additional commentary on how we expect our members to act during events.
The AOA is an ALL AGES inclusive group, so we aim to keep our behavior to a G or PG rating. The following rules were created in the spirit of keeping things friendly and safe for a general audience:
Alcohol and/or narcotics are forbidden at all AOA functions. Anyone in possession or under the influence of either will be asked to leave the function. Continued violation of this guideline will result in revocation of membership.
Tobacco use by members under the age of 21 is against the law and will not be tolerated at AOA functions. Members over the age of 21 may use tobacco if they do so no less than 75 feet away from the event or any door of the building in which the event is taking place. Electronic cigarette users are subject to the same rules that apply to users of tobacco products.
The commission of a misdemeanor in or outside of an AOA event may result in a review of membership by the Board of Directors, written warning, or no formal action.
The commission of a felony in or outside of an AOA event will result in a review of membership by the Board of Directors and is ample grounds for immediate dismissal from the group.
Behavior exceeding the limits of good taste or involving indecent exposure will not be permitted at official functions. Violators will be asked to leave.
Strong or offensive language is prohibited at events. Please, keep all intense language to words allowed in G to PG rated movies.
Young Children (under 10) are more than welcome at events, provided they are not disruptive, destructive, or disrespectful and are accompanied by a parent/guardian. Children who become a major disruption to events or a safety hazard while weapons are in use may be asked to leave.
Keep all weapons—edged or non-edged, real or prop—bound or otherwise secured at all times to prevent immediate or accidental use. Exceptions to this are during displays or performances. Only ranking members of our Knighthood Program are allowed to carry weapons at Feasts.
Perfection is not the expectation. Let's be real, the occasional profanity will slip out unintentionally, and young children will have bad, loud, chaotic days. Discussions then reprimands are our preferred method of discipline. However, in extreme cases, we may be forced to review and revoke membership.
The bywords of the AOA are Chivalry, Courtesy, and Honor, and our other tenets are Faith, Hope, and Purity. Through these virtues, we strive to be moral citizens and examples of goodness in a chaotic world. This is the reason for our guidelines.
If you have any further questions, please reach out to us! Answers are just a few keystrokes away.