Happy New Year. We know the new shutdown feels like a bit of a step backwards, but we can continue with the new momentum.
Seneschal Lady Aaradyn Gyoot
The kingdom has announced a 2 week shutdown through Jan 17th. Everything (meetings, practices, etc) are shutdown. It will be reviewed on the 15th-16th to determine the path forward.
The winter gathering is currently outside of this range, but planning is happening in case the shutdown is extended.
Big wheel of cheese day is coming up. It is a chance to meet with the Baronial Senseschal. 15 minute blocks will be allotted, with no recording. This is a chance to bring absolutely anything related to the Barony or the SCA to her attention.
Secretary Lord Donato Favro
Chancellor of the Exchequer Kara Irini bin Todori
Chancellor Minor Theo of Carolingia
Chatelaine Lady Patience Faircloth
Next newcomer night will be Jan 17th at 7pm, moved up from the 4th Monday to provide newcomers a chance to reach out before the midwinter gathering.
Please welcome newcomers that show up on calls or meetings.
A new deputy Chatelaine is needed. Please contact Patience if you are interested. She is especially interested in newcomers who might be looking to get involved.
Golden Gryphon Pursuivant Richard Heyworth:
Heraldic officers Jan 11th. Please watch facebook for details.
Online class has been postponed.
Please let Ysabel know when and where gold key services are required.
Knight Marshal Valerian of Somerset
Minister of Arts & Sciences Lady Cathain Reiter
University of Atlantia online the first week of february. Very interesting class list.
Web Minister Magister Symon of Barnesdale
Reach out if you need help with online activities.
If you are interested in being chronicler, please step up. This is a required office to maintain the status as a Barony, and must be filled within 30 days.
Eadgyth: This is a low effort office. The chronicler must put out at least 4 issues of the newsletter of record per year in a static format (PDF is acceptable) to certain defined recipients. It must be provided in print for those who choose, this is a minimal list, and there is a budget for mailing if required. There are certain items that must be in each issue (list of officers, legal language from kingdom, etc.). Beyond that, it is up to you what to include, and it typically reflects the interests of the Chronicler. We currently provide a the Minuscule to a larger list of subscribers, and more frequently.
Since we have a populace that is generally technologically accessible, the needs from a static newsletter are somewhat less critical than in some locations.
For more information, talk to the former chroniclers: Kendrick, Eadgyth, many others.
The next chronicler may be interested in updating the Baronial website on the Minuscule.
Dance Lady Aelia Fortunata
Dance is still on hiatus especially with the kingdom shutdown.
Liber Editor Lord Orlando dei Medici
Marshal Fence Lord Zohane Faber
Marshal Archery Master Peter the Red
There will be no “official” practice with scores and such.
Marshal Thrown Weapons Lady Dierdre Greenwode
If you want thrown weapons at your event, reach out to the thrown weapons marshal.
Minister of the Lists Lord Trentus Nubianus
Steward Lord Zohane Faber
Clerk of the Stable Etain ingen Ut Neill
Social Media Officer Lady Caterina Genevra Beltrami
Principals of Baronial Orders
Order of the Daystar Guinemer:
If you see people providing service to the Barony, please call them to the attention to Guinemer, or any other member of the order. You do not need to be a member to recommend someone.
Order of the Moon Eleanor:
The moon list should now be up to date from past requests. If you are not on the list, please send a request to (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please recommend people you see doing A&S.
Order of Perseus Lord Pandaulf:
Recommendations also welcome for those in martial activities.
The companions list on the web page needs to be updated for all orders, Principals please reach out to the webminister to provide updates.
You can also add baronial orders to the EK wiki.
Needleworkers Etain ingen Ut Neill
Virtual meeting on January 27th at 6:30. The link will go out within the next week.
Low Company Master Justin du Coeur
No meetings until the current covid wave passes.
Calligraphers Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot:
Waytes: Ysabel da Costa
No practice until activities resume.
~25 people registered, with a cap of 75. Further announcements and reminders will be forthcoming. This is, of course, subject to further covid guidelines. Potluck feast, a small (SCA themed) gift exchange, and a small court. The Waytes have volunteered to perform.
Editors note: Midwinter was cancelled between the meeting and publication.
East goes East: Patience
The Kingdom calendar announcement is up on the website, so you can register for the event or volunteer to teach a class. The class list should be published in early Februrary. A number of volunteers would be appreciated to help with moderation. February 19th.
Class volunteer: https://forms.gle/cvzCBbHiLG79oGnx5
Event volunteer: https://forms.gle/yzAKDQf9cFV3eYHL7
May 22. Volunteers are still appreciated.
50 Year: Patience
Falling Leaves 2022:
Katla is currently putting together a bid for this event. Our prior site is available for a 3 day event. The council votes to permit Katla to move forward.
It has space for Equestrian, so that may be included.
Justin ran a great autocratting roundtable in December. This should be the first of several such events covering differing topics. The next will be after Arisia. Please drop Justin a line with topics you are interested in.
Etain: Registration for Pennsic is open.
Arisia is, at present, still scheduled. Some members of the Waytes may be involved in the renaissance dance, but it is their own decision, and not an SCA activity.
Editors note: Arisia was cancelled between the meeting and publication.