Meeting Minutes: 20-April-56

Baron and Baronessa, Pietro and Aurelia 

  • Several Cleftlanders received awards at Dressed to Kill on April 9:
    • Lady Claricia de la Mere: Award of the Purple Fret
    • Lady Jaquelinne la Deiciere: Award of the Purple Fret
    • THL Robert atte Northclyfe: Order of the Dragon’s Heart
    • Baron Crispin De la Rochefoucauld: Court Baron
    • Baroness Gianna Vettori: Court Baroness
    • Mistress Angharad ferch Tangwystl: Order of the Laurel
    • Barone Nicolo da San Tebaldo: Territorial Baron Cleftlands
    • Baronesas Aurelia Rosetti: Territorial Baronness Cleftlands
  • An armored combat tournament will be held at an upcoming meeting in May. Future tournaments for rapier, A&S and archery will be held later in the year on a quarterly basis.
  • Fletchings, an all-archery event, will take place May 21 at Punderson State Park.  Pre-registration is now open.  The event will host a tournament of the Greenwood Company, and a woods walk. Lunch will be served. See Lord Tarmach if there are questions.
  • Pregistration is now open for NOWM,  a one-day event, June 11 in Wellington.
  • Submit awards recommendations through the kingdom service portal: https://services.midrealm.org/
  • Submit baronial awards recommendations by emailing Their Excellencies (baron@cleftlands.org, and baroness@cleftlands.org), or filling out the form on the baronial website here: http://www.cleftlands.org/award-recommendation/

Seneschal, Claricia (Lady Miriana filling in)

  • Members have one more meeting to turn in receipts from Dressed to Kill to the exchequer, THL Robert.  After that, expenses will be considere donations.
  • Kingdom removed ALL Covid restrictions as of April 3. Their Excellencies have decided that Cleftlands shall follow suit for Baronial activities.
    • We no longer require a proof of vaccination nor a negative test result to attend Baronial SCA activities. No attendance taken, no waivers, no restrictions of any kind.
    • Groups and activities may determine additional restrictions, so you could still see rules in place at things like guild meetings, etc.
    • Go to midrealm.org/reopening for updated information.
  • Officer positions:
    • Lord Hrafnkell Inn Rauði Eykelsson is the new social media coordinator.
    • Lord Reinhardt mit dem Bart is the next rapier marshal, and will take over from Lady Ragna as of May 1.
    • Baroness Gianna is the new Web Minister.
    • We still have the role of Demo Coordinator coming open at the end of June. If you’re inspired to serve, consider applying! http://www.cleftlands.org/officer-application/
  • Baronial meetings will be held every other week in  April. In May, we will return to weekly meetings, and. hope to hold them outdoors as soon as weather permits. The next meeting is May 4, starting at 7 p.m. Set-up starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Bids will be accepted for a fall Regular Event, or a winter 2023 event. If we want to have one in 2022, it would be good to have a bid in by May; that would give us 6 months to a November date.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Some guilds are hosting virtual online activities; please contact the person in charge for details or see the Cleftlands Facebook group for more information. Since there are no more COVID-19 restrictions, guilds can just meet normally. 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.

When hosted at a private location, the owners may have additional requirements and restrictions for attendance. Please check with them for details.

As always, please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal to note what you’ve been up to.

  • Armorers Guild: Contact Sir Calum via email.
    • The guild has begun meeting in person again. The owners of the home where the guild meets require the all in attendance be vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Archery Guild: If there is a warm weekend forecast this winter, archery practice will be held. Contact Lady Gwyneth on Facebook.
  • Leatherworks Guild:  On hiatus. Contact Master Oliver via email or on Facebook.
  • Anti-Social Guild: On hiatus. Contact Baron Stephan Von Lübeck via email or on Facebook.
  • Needleworkers Guild: Continues to meet via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Contact Lady Miriana via email.
  • Dance Guild — Contact Baroness Angharad via email.
  • Cooks Guild:  Contact Baroness Angharad via email.
  • Scribes Guild. Contact Master Milesent via email.
  •  Unofficial Potters’ Guild: Contact Mistress Aurelia via the Facebook group.
  • Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble: Contact THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe via email.
  • Makers Guild will be working on site tokens for Fletchings on Saturday, May 23. Lord Macro will hold a class on 3-D printing at the May 4 meeting.  Contact Lord Macro via email.

Officers

  • Demo coordinator, Karl
    • The E. 200th Street Stroll in Euclid is June 4.
    • The Ohio Scottish Games will be June 23 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
  • Pursuivant, Njall
  • Rapier Marshall, Lord Reinhardt mit dem Bart 
  • Armored Combat Marshall, Constanza
    • The marshal database is online; please check to see if your waver is on file.
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
    • Archery will return at weekly meetings as soon as the weather permits. Stay tuned for further announcements.
  •  Chronicler, Jolicia
  • A&S Minister, Angharad
    • Weekly A&S activities or classes will return when weekly meetings start up. Talk to Mistress Angharad to get on the calendar.
    • May 25 will be a Dessert Revel and A&S Challenge, with the theme “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” Please bring an A&S project or item related to flowers, gardens, leaves, ect. Live plants are also acceptable.
    • The barony is collecting items of largess for the Cleftlands baron and baroness to gift to Their Highnesses. Items are being collected at meetings.
    • If you would like to teach a class, or have a topic you’d like to learn, let Angharad know (moas@cleftlands.org).
  • Exchequer, Robert
  • Chatelaine, Jaquelinne
  • Iron Key, Tryggr
  • Youth Minister, Rojhon
  • Web Minister, Gianna
    • Member who would like to add to their wiki page on the Cleftlands website can fill out a form to do so.
    • Members familiar with Photoshop are needed to help get images of heraldry on the baronial wiki.

Other Announcements

  • Bardic Nights are being held most Tuesday nights. See Lady Jacqueline for details.
  • Tarmach is offering to take portraits with an Italianate home as a backdrop. See him for details.
  • Mistress Thorhalla and Lady Chaiya Leah will teach beginning crochet at meetings. Hooks and yarn will be supplied.
  • Reminder! If you’re looking for information, news, and updates, past issues of the Internebbles newsletter are posted for your convenience. All in one place, and always available to answer your questions. Go here to see all posted issues: http://wiki.cleftlands.org/Publications
  • If anyone has ideas for articles for the newsletter, or a nomination for an interviewee for 5 Questions for a Cleftlander, please contact Claricia at clariciadlm@gmail.com

Events

  • Fletchings, an all-archery event, will take place May 21 at Punderson State Park.  Pre-registration is now open.  The event will host a tournament of the Greenwood Company, and a woods walk. Lunch will be served. See Lord Tarmach if there are questions.
  • Pregistration is now open for NOWM,  a one-day event, June 11 in Wellington.
  • See the Midrealm calendar for more upcoming events across the kingdom.

For updates or additions, contact THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe at chronicler@cleftlands.org or on Facebook.