IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
April 15: Standard Bearers. Held at the meeting site. Pre-registration is closed. Pre-registration forms for competing in armored combat, rapier, archery and A&S can be found via the event portal. The theme for the A&S competition is “Something you would take to war.” You can compete even if you don’t want to be a champion, and can take part in multiple events. There will be pick-up combat bouts. Lord Rohan is in charge of the all-indigenous foods feast; help is needed to cook and serve. See Lord Tarmach for event details.
Royals will be attending Crown Tournament and Kingdom A&S, and NOWM. Submit award recommendations now.
There is now an event portal that links to pre-registration sites for all spring Cleftlands events. You can find the portal on the Cleftlands website.
Sign Painting project: Progress was made during the first session, but a second session is needed to finish the baronial sandwich board road signs. The new session will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 23 at Lady Sarra Bossard’s house. See details on the baronial Facebook page.
UPCOMING CLEFTLANDS EVENTS
May 27-28: Crown Tournament and Kingdom A&S: Ashtabula Fairgrounds. Online registration is open. Hotel room blocks are available. There will be a 15th century Italian feast organized by Master Aiden. See Lady Katherin verch Rhys for details.
June 10: NOWM, in Wellington. Camping will be allowed Saturday night; campers must talk to the camp’s representative at troll to make arrangements. The SCA event ends at 6 p.m. See Lord Meinhard and the website for details.
Scottish Games, June 24, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds: Details are coming soon.
Fencing marshal: Five new fencing helmets have been purchased by the barony and added to the fencing loaner gear. Loaner gear does not leave the meeting site.
A&S upcoming classes: linen bag ($25 fee; see Kenton of Cleftlands) and scribal evening. See the baronial calendar, baronial Facebook page or our MOAS Mistress Elizabethe for details.
Iron Key: Our Iron Key officer, Lord Tryggr, has proposed that the barony buy two sets of armor that will be loaned to newcomers (armor will not leave the meeting site). The barony will be asked to vote on the expense in the coming weeks. Possible fundraisers at Crown Tournament and NOWM are being discussed to help defray expenses. See Lord Tryggr for details.
OPEN OFFICER POSITIONS
Archery marshal: Our archery marshal Forester Cadfan would like to step down by June. See him for information about this position.
Gold Key: Applications are on the baronial website. See our seneschal Mistress Angharad for more information about these job openings.
Armorers Guild: This guild meets most Thursdays in Berea. The host requires that participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend. See Baron Calum for details.
UPCOMING SCA EVENTS
April 16: The Marche of the Thistle (Medina) will hold an A&S Gathering at the Earth and Loom Studios. The shop includes a woodshop, and sewing and pottery areas. See Facebook for details.
April 20-23: Blackstone Raids, West Virginia.
April 22: Road to Pompeii, Uniontown, OH
See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/
Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $100 per year, to cover the cost of the meeting hall rental.
Quartermaster: The quartermaster must be notified at least two weeks in advance if a member wishes to borrow baronial gear.
Baronial meetings: Set-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and activities start at 7 p.m. A brief business meeting is held about 9 p.m.