IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
Scottish Games this Saturday: Tickets should have arrived via email. Please print them out to bring with you, since internet reception at the fairgrounds is spotty.
Please plan to spend the bulk of your time at the Cleftlands display, although you are welcome to walk around the rest of the festival.
Mistress Elizabeth is collecting money or donations for hospitality items such as food and snacks. Contact her if you want to contribute.
See more details below.
Baronial Revel June 29: Annual Rummage Sale and Cook-Out. Bring SCA-related items to swap or sell. Bring a side dish to share – meats and the grill will be provided by Baron Crispin and Baroness Gianna. This will be held outside, weather permitting. If it is outside, bring tables (for eating and displaying rummage sale items) and chairs. NEW: If people wish to set up inside, the tables provided will be limited, so bring your own. See our Chatelaine, Lady Jaquelinne, if you have questions.
Ohio Scottish Games, June 25, at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Armored combat and rapier fighters are needed. The barony’s location is in grass and shade. There will be access by car to our location until 7:30 a.m., then not again until the event ends at 10 p.m. Our area will be set up the night before; see Lord Carl if you can help. We will participate in a parade at noon; please bring banners. We will also do “something cool” during a Pipe and Drum Tattoo at 6 p.m. The baronial area will pack up after the tattoo. See the Scottish Games Demo Facebook event page for more details. See Demo Coordinator Lord Carl for information. Here is a link to a site map: https://www.ohioscottishgames.com/map
NOWM AWARDS CORRECTION
Duke Sir Laurelen Darksbane received a Royal Augmentation of Arms, a beacon enflamed, at NOWM. Last week’s minutes listed the award as a Kingdom Augmentation of Arms. Apologies to Duke Laurelen for the error.
(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)
Exchequer: Since this is the second meeting after NOWM, no more receipts for expenses connected with the event will be accepted.
Social Media: Photos are needed to freshen our Instagram account. See the social media coordinator, Lord Hrafnkell Inn Raudi Eykelsson, if you have some to share.
Martial activities: Outside martial activities will be paused when the heat index is 103 degrees or above.
Preregistration: The preregistration deadline has passed.
Pennsic Break: The last baronial meeting before Pennsic will be July 20. We will resume meetings on Aug. 24.
Awards: There is still time to recommend Cleftlands for awards to be given out at Midrealm court at Pennsic. See our Seneschal, Lady Claricia, for details on how to do that.
Pennsic 50 History Display: Mistress Elizabeth is in charge of the Pennsic 50 History Display, happening next year. See her to volunteer or for more information.
Cleftlanders represented: Their Excellencies encourage all Cleftlands to display their baronial tabards and belt favors at Pennsic.
Demo Coordinator: Since Lord Carl is stepping down, the job will be handled by Chatelaine Lady Jacquelinne, until a new demo coordinator takes over. If you would like to help organize a demo, see her. The application can be found athttp://www.cleftlands.org/officer-application/
Revel Coordinator: This person plans themes for the monthly revels. See Claricia if you are interested.
Armorers Guild: This guild will NOT meet on Thursday, June 23, in Berea. The host requires that participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 attend. See Baron Calum for details.
Archery Guild: Practice sessions are being held on some Sundays from 4-6 p.m. in Richmond Heights. Participants must be fully vaccinated. See Forester Cadfan for details.
A full list of Cleftlands guilds will be available on the website soon.
Regular Event: If you know of a possible site where the event could be held, notify our seneschal, Lady Claricia. She is considering putting the event on the Kingdom calendar for Nov. 5. Bids are being accepted.
See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/
Baronial property: An inventory of baronial property is underway. If you are holding baronial property, please contact our seneschal, Lady Claricia. People holding baronial property must sign a contract, per the SCA BOD. This does not include officer regalia or items stored at the meeting site. Contracts are due to Lady Claricia by July 31.
Exchequer: We are asking for $2 per meeting, or $50 per year, to cover the cost of the meeting hall rental. The rent has increased over the years, and we had to pay for the entire month during the period when meetings were twice a month.
Quartermaster: The quartermaster must be notified at least two weeks in advance if a member wishes to borrow baronial gear.
COVID-19 and Baronial meetings: Meetings will be held weekly for the foreseeable future. We will move outside when the weather permits; bring lawn chairs. Set-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Masks are required indoors for all Cleftlands meetings and Midrealm SCA activities.