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Meeting Minutes: 2-May-53

Seneschal

  • Baronial Yard Sale And Swap will be held at the May Dessert Revel, 30-May

Demo

  • The Euclid Street Fair demo will be Sat, 3-Jun.

Events

  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun
    • Ginevra, Event Steward, is looking for volunteers to support the gatekeeper, parking, and other tasks. Please contact her if you would like to help out.
    • Dorothea is organizing gate, and has started taking pre-reg at meetings ($15, $2 off for members) .
    • Clarissa is organizing Artisan’s Row. If you have any interest in sharing your arts, please contact her.
    • NOWM will also be the site of the Regional and Kingdom Archery and Thrown Weapons Championships.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: We have classes scheduled for meetings through June. There will be no classes scheduled during July and August. You can find the upcoming class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar:
    • 9-May: Birka Possaments
    • 16-May: Saris, by Yeshoda. If you have extra saris, please bring them to share with others.

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild will meet, if requested.. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets on Sunday around 7 pm. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Equestrian Practice at Half Oaks Farm normally meets on Sundays, but due to storms 6-May is looking iffy. If you have questions, please contact Tina Layne or James Layne on Facebook.
  • Archery Guild will meet on Mondays starting around 5:30 pm. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details.or contact Gwyneth.
  • Scribes Guild will meet 7 pm on Mon, 7-May at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers normally meets second and fourth Tuesdays. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir is being led by Meridian and meeting at Baronial meetings. Please contact her if you’re interested in joining in: no experience is required.
  • Cook’s Guild will be doing a ‘west side ethnic grocery tour’ on 19-May, starting at 9:30 am, and ending with lunch. Please check the Cleftlands Cooks Facebook page for details. We will also be holding a ‘Cooking over Fire’ get together on Sun, 24-Jun: details to follow.

Other Announcements

  • Nikolai won Siriu’s 6-foot spear tourney, and was gifted with a 6ft, oak hafted spear set with a stone spear head.
  • The next Cook’s Challenge will be held at the 31-May Dessert Revel, with a theme of Pasties, Pies, and Foods in Dough. Please bring enough to share!
  • Jolicia will be presenting a gift basket to an incipient shire at Baron Wars. If you have any items suitable for a group of new people, please share with her.

Baron and Baroness

  • At Blackstone Raids, Sirius was inducted into the Order of the Golden Mace, and may now style himself Captain Sirius.
  • HIs soon-to-be-Majesty will be exacting a war tax on the baronies of the Kingdom, to include:
    • Benches for Midrealm Royal. Pietro and Crispin will be organizing this work, if you’d like to contribute.
    • Booze (libations) for our allies, Aethelmearc. Zuriel is organizing this gift, please contact her if you’d like to provide items.
    • Banners. Elizabeth is organizing this work.
    • Bodies: Each Barony is asked to contribute 1 or 2 people at least to assist with resetting the field after each battle to prepare for the next. Ulfr will be organizing this group.
  • We’re only six weeks from NOWM. Make court fun by recommending your friends for awards!
  • Coronation is only about 2 and half hours away in Marysville, OH, this weekend. We hope to see many of you there.
  • Tonight was our first melee practice. There are many excellent events upcoming over the summer to continue practicing – please make an effort to travel to some.