This is Nita not Sid commenting, I could not get signed in for some reason.
As a former long time member and officer in the PSRS I am totally surprised and disappointed at the decision of the present membership to dissolve the PSRS. As I said "former" member. I did not rejoin last year or this current year. I had been a member of the PSRS for as long as we have been re-enacting, which is now close to 20 years. It is hard to believe that in the course of a few years the PSRS has gone from a vibrant group of women to a group that feels that dissolution was the only option available. I made the decision not to rejoin based on my personal feelings and situations of work, family, and obligations to other organizations. Everyone has been or are in those shoes. I was not privy to how the present membership came to their conclusion, however, it was their decision to make. As a whole re-enacting has a lot of challenges ahead to remain a viable hobby and an effective educational asset. Even though there is easier communications and resources to independently educate ourselves, nothing can take the place of being with a group of like minded people. Not being a member of the Palmetto Battalion or the PSRS does not keep anyone from re-enacting. However, the PSRS was an avenue for women to be a part of the re-enacting community without being affiliated with a military unit. So, this has now shut thew door for a lot of women. Sometimes organizations must try new ways to maintain their objectives, and at the same time retain old members and reach out to new ones. Sometimes you just have to go another direction, and there will be struggles. It is my hope the PSRS will regroup and re-evaluate their situation. Hopefully they will be back, and be back stronger.