Meeting Minutes: 18-Sep-53

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna 

  • Standard Bearer’s:
    • For champions, anyone can compete, regardless of rank. If you have questions about the expectations of the champions, please come and discuss it with us.
    • A&S: Documentation is not required, but is appreciated. There is no theme, but it should be something completed in the last year.
    • As the site fee is ‘donation only’, there will be a rummage sale to help fund the event.Please bring items you’d like to donate items to sell, or pick up.
  • Last meeting of the month is is our annual Open House with Arts & Science displays and activities. It’s a good time to introduce people to the SCA, either family members who want to know what you’re up to, or people you’d like to recruit.
  • The Boast Box is an annual challenge with quarterly check-ins and support: challenge yourself to do something new and boast about it anon.

Demo Coordinator, Carl

  • The Maker’s Faire is back on, and will be at the Science Center, rather than the Library downtown. They have asked us to appear again. The demo will be 2-Nov: we’re asked to show up between 8 and 9:30 am, as the Faire starts at 10 am. There are some parking spaces in the garage at the Science Center, and there’s on the street parking. It’s also walking distance from a Rapid stop. Attendance should be free for those participating in the demo. Please contact Carl for information.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa
    • Next week, 25-Sep, Jacqueline will teach a class to make paper cranes for their soon-to-be Majesties. .
    • Please check the website for future classes. You can suggest or offer to teach classes online as well. If you’re interested
  • Chronicler, Angharad
      • Jolicia has stepped as a deputy. Still looking for anyone interested in serving as a backup for note taking at meetings.

Events

  • September Dessert Revel: Our Open House/Arts Faire.
  • Standard Bearer’s: 5-Oct. 10 am at our meeting site.
    • Site is free, though donations are appreciated. Lunch will be $5, while feast is $10.
    • There will be a rummage/yard sale at the event to help pay for the site – please donate items, or buy them.
    • Branwen is organizing the Breakfast Bar and would appreciate donations.
    • Clarisca is running the lunch tavern, and she is looking for some help in the service or handling cash. .
    • Njall would like anyone interested in vocal heraldry at the event to come and let him know as there will be opportunities.
    • The Cleftlands Boast Box will be at the site if you’d like to make a commitment.
    • For more info, check the website at http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River. Jolicia is organizing crash space for attendees. If you have a bed, or floor to offer, please let her know.
  • November Dessert Revel: Armored Tourney
  • December Dessert Revel: Yule Celebration.
  • Regular Event: Bids are percolating. Start thinking about A&S projects

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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

  • Armorer’s Guild meets Thursday’s at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club 7-10 most Tuesdays. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild is moving to Sunday afternoons at 2 pm, to take advantage of daylight starting this Sunday, 15-Sep Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild normally meets 2 and 4th Tuesdays. They next meet on 24-Sep at Constanzas. Directions will be posted online, or contact Miriana at rrichmo1@kent.edu for details and directions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild may restart – depending on interest. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com to express interest or ask questions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Congratulations Master Sorcha!

Congratulation to the newest Cleftlands pelican, Master Sorcha Fraser, recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom at the Pferdestadt Rapier Classic!

Meeting Minutes: 11-Sep-53

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna 

  • Our own Sorcha will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican at the Pferstadt Rapier Classic on 14-Sep: THIS SATURDAY!. And they are having a Tournament of Defense.
  • Standard Bearer’s: A&S: Documentation is not required, but is appreciated. There is no theme, but it should be something completed in the last year. Armored, Rapier, and Archery competition are open anyone, whether a peer or not. There will be a rummage sale to help fund the event, as there is no site fee: it’s donation only.

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • The Mapleside Demo is cancelled for this year, due to a lack of responsiveness by the new Mapleside team.

Demo Coordinator, Carl

  • The Maker’s Faire is back on, and will be at the Science Center, rather than the Library downtown. They have asked us to appear again. The demo will be 2-Nov: we’re asked to show up between 8 and 9:30 am, as the Faire starts at 10 am. There are some parking spaces in the garage at the Science Center, and there’s on the street parking. It’s also walking distance from a Rapid stop. Attendance should be free for those participating in the demo. Please contact Carl for information.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa
    • Next week, 18-Sep, Edward fitzRanulf is teaching classes on non-Mustard Sauces.
    • If you are interested in serving as Cleftlands MoAS, please talk with Runa about it as she’s stepping down in November.
  • Chronicler, Angharad
      • Looking for people interested in serving as a back-up minutes take, or as a Deputy.
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
    • Next week, 18-Sep, Cadfan is looking to do Archery at meeting.

Events

  • September Dessert Revel: Our Open House/Arts Faire.
  • Standard Bearer’s: 5-Oct. 10 am at our meeting site.
    • Site is free, though donations are appreciated. Lunch will be $5, while feast is $10.
    • There will be a rummage/yard sale at the event to help pay for the site – please donate items, or buy them.
    • Branwen is organizing the Breakfast Bar and would appreciate donations.
    • Clarisca is running the lunch tavern, and she is looking for some help in the service or handling cash. .
    • The Cleftlands Boast Box will be at the site if you’d like to make a commitment.
    • For more info, check the website at http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River. Jolicia is organizing crash space for attendees. If you have a bed, or floor to offer, please let her know.
  • November Dessert Revel: Armored Tourney
  • December Dessert Revel: Yule Celebration.
  • Regular Event: accepting bids

Other Announcements: 

  • Jacqueline is teaching a class at Dessert Revel about folding paper cranes to support a largesse project for Prince Seto.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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

  • Armorer’s Guild meets Thursday’s at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club 7-10 most Tuesdays. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild is moving to Sunday afternoon at 2 pm, to take advantage of daylight starting this Sunday, 15-Sep meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  This week w’ll be doing a Pennsic review. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild normally meets 2 and 4th Tuesdays. They next meet on 24-Sep at Constanzas. Directions will be posted online, or contact Miriana at rrichmo1@kent.edu for details and directions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild may restart – depending on interest. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com to express interest or ask questions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Bardic Tea Time will occur next Saturday at Orsina’s at 2 pm. Please contact her on Facebook for details. .
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Cleftlands Open House

The Barony of the Cleftlands, the Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is hosting an open house at our regular Wednesday meeting in Euclid, OH on the 25th of September from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization. The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of per-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, culture, and employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities.

The SCA’s “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms and over 30,000 members around the globe.

St John of the Cross School
140 Richmond Road
Cleveland OH 44143
September 25 · 7-10 PM

For more information, please contact our officer in charge of welcoming newcomers, Lady Shahzada Isfahani at chatelaine@cleftlands.org.

Meeting Minutes: 4-Sep-53

Baron and Baroness, Crispin 

  • Our own Sorcha will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican at the Pferstadt Classic on 14-Sep.

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • The Mapleside Demo is cancelled for this year, due to a lack of responsiveness by the new Mapleside team.
  • Shahzada has been confirmed as our Social Media Officer.
  • Constanza is stepping up as our new Knight’s Marshall.
  • Clarisca is stepping up as Cadfan’s Deputy Seneschal.
  • The Needleworker’s Guild has a new leader, Miriana.

Demo Coordinator, Carl

  • The Maker’s Faire is back on, and will be at the Science Center, rather than the Library downtown. They have asked us to appear again. The demo will be November 2. Please contact Carl for information.

Officers

  • Runa, A&S Minister
    • Next week, Edward fitzRanulf is teaching classes on Mustard on 11-Sep, and on Sauces on the 19-Sep.
    • If you are interested in serving as Cleftlands MoAS, please talk with Runa, who is stepping down in November.

Events

  • September Dessert Revel: Our Open House/Arts Faire
  • Standard Bearer’s: 5-Oct. Cadfan is still seeking a gatekeeper for the event, for which the site fee is a donation. There will be a rummage/yard sale at the event to help pay for the site. Lunch will be $5, while feast is $10. .For more info, check the website at http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • November Dessert Revel: Armored Tourney
  • December Dessert Revel: Yule Celebration.
  • Regular Event: accepting bids

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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

  • Armorer’s Guild meets Thursday’s at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club 7-10 most Tuesdays. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  This week w’ll be doing a Pennsic review. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild normally meets 2 and 4th Tuesdays. They will meet on 10-Sep at Miriana’s home, and 24-Sep at Constanzas. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild may restart – depending on interest. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com to express interest or ask questions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Bardic Tea Time will occur next Saturday at Orsina’s at 2 pm. Please contact her on Facebook for details. .
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Meeting Minutes: 29-Aug-53

There was no business meeting at the August Dessert Revel.

Standard Bearers Baronial Championship

2018 Baronial Champions

It is both a pleasure and privilege to invite one and all who read these words to join the Barony of the Cleftlands at our fall Standard Bearers Baronial Championships to be held on October 5, 2019 at St John of the Cross School, 140 Richmond Road, Cleveland OH 44143 from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

We welcome all archers, artisans, combatants, and challengers to join in the festivities of this august day. If you wish to compete for the championships, we ask that you make your intentions known by way of a signup sheet at the respective lists or tables. For those interested in displaying an art or science, know that all are welcome to display and documentation is not required. If you are submitting an entry to compete, we ask that your submission be something created within the last year and that it not have been previously submitted in another challenge.

Over the course of the day, contenders for all championships will be summoned individually to answer (or ask) a few questions so that we may understand your ideas about the position you seek.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Crispin & Gianna
Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands

Bardic Madness

Join the Barony of the Cleftlands on Saturday, November 2 for the madness… Bardic Madness, that is!

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, OH 44116

Congratulations Mistress Constanza, Knights Marshal!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Her Excellency Mistress Constanza de Mendoza as Knights Marshal! A special thanks to the outgoing Knights Marshal Sir Thorin Eikskjald for his hard work and service over the years.

Congratulations Lady Shahzada Isfahani, Social Media Coordinator!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Lady Shahzada Isfahani as our Social Media Coordinator!

Congratulations Summer 2019 Award Recipients!

Congratulations to all the recent Award recipients for July, August, and September!

Pennsic War (26 Jul – 11 Aug)

  • Dafydd Myddleton‎ – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Sviatoslav Arturovich – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Thorin Eikskjald – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Wigthegn the Younger‎ – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth

Pferdestadt Rapier Classic (14 Sep)

  • Sorcha Fraser – Order of the Pelican

Officer Application – Social Media

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Social Media Officer. If you would like to be considered for a position, please fill out an application online. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, and Seneschal for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote.

Thank you for your interest.

Local SMO’s must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have regular and consistent access to internet especially mobile internet.
  • Have a bias toward inclusion to ensure all aspects of the society are celebrated.
  • Understand the difference inherent in online communication.
  • Have a deep love of the Society and the Middle Kingdom (and Cleftlands!)

Hard Points: (Minimum)

  • Admin on all Pages and Official Groups for your organization
  • First contact for group join requests, officer access changes and other similar administrative tasks.
  • Participate in the MK SMO Facebook discussion group
  • Communicate any major Group or Page changes to KSMO
  • Be a source of help and expertise to local officers and event stewards
  • Ensure Events are created correctly when on Facebook
  • Protect the Pages and Groups: Remove spam and disallowed topics, give guidance to users where needed and ensure required boilerplate is present and up to date

Soft Points: (Additional Potential Duties)

  • Create or enable OUTWARD facing content from the local Page
  • Required: Keeping copies of any/all model released required
  • Encourage conversation in groups around various Society-related topics
  • Partner with events stewards & officers who are less active on social media to ensure information is also shared in social.
  • In partnership with the appropriate officers and KSMO, provide publicity to attract new people

Meeting Minutes: 21-Aug-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

Took a moment to say how proud they are of Cleftlanders contributions to Pennsic, including: .

For the Belted champions team: Sir Kjartan Eikbrandsson, Sir Thorin Eikskjald, Sir Wigthegn the Younger, Count Nikolai Grigorevich Petrov, and Duke Valharic Caligula Aurelius.

For the Unbelted champions team: Captain Sirius, Forester Muldonny McVriw, Lord Sviatoslav Arturovich, and Lord Carl of Cleftlands.

For the Archery Champions Team and alternates: Forester Gwyneth Cole, Forester Muldonny McVriw; Cadfan of Cleftlands, Dafydd Myddleton, and Gladius the Alchemist.

Representing the Midrealm as the Arts & Sciences: (General) Duke Eikbrandr Solgyafi and his team of artisans including Duke Alen, Master Milescent Vibbert, and as an alternate for the team Baron Edward Brackenburye.

On Monday in a Battlefield court following the field battles, the following combatants received an Award of the Dragon’s Tooth for being in the vanguard that overcame the King of the East: Sir Wigthegn, Dafydd Myddleton, Sviatoslav Arturovich.

The Cleftlands Rapier as a unit received a token of thanks from the command staff for fighting with the East to balance the numbers and fighting during the woods battle.

And not to overlook some of the truest heroes on the field, a very dear thank you to the Cleftlands Hospitality Corps led by Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl.

Finally, on Thursday at Midrealm court our own Sorcha Fraser was placed on vigil for the Order of the Pelican.

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • A Standard Bearer’s bid was accepted tonight.
  • The Mapleside Demo is cancelled for this year, due to a lack of responsiveness by the new Mapleside team.
  • The deadline for applications to serve as our Knight’s Marshal is next Wednesday. Please apply soon.
  • Our Social Media Officer position was not organized in accordance with kingdom expectations, so we are re-opening the position. Please apply by next Wednesday.
    • Apply for the officer positions online at: http://www.cleftlands.org/officer-application/

Officers

  • Runa, A&S Minister
    • Next week, bring your Pennsic class handouts to share with , so we can share next week.
    • Edward fitzRanulf is teaching classes on Mustard on 11-Sep, and on Sauces on the 19-Sep.
    • If you are interested in serving as Cleftlands MoAS, please talk with Runa, who is stepping down in November.
    • Thank you for entering A&S on portal – we’re kicking Brendoken’s backside in numbers. .

Events

  • Our August Dessert Revel is next week.
    • Bring your Pennsic class handouts to share with others.
    • Cleftlands will be hosting Pennsic Boasts: a challenge to commit to a goal to complete before next Pennsic, including quarterly check-ins and support to help motivate you to get your Pennsic project started timely.
  • September Dessert Revel: Our Open House/Arts Faire
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • Standard Bearer’s: 5-Oct will be held at meeting site.
  • November Dessert Revel: Armored Tourney
  • December Dessert Revel: Yule Celebration.
  • Regular Event: accepting bids

Other Announcements:

  • .Dulcia is hosting sewing sessions on the garb for Sorcha’s elevation. sewing sessions on Sun 25-Aug, and Sat 31-Aug. Check our FaceBook page for details.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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

  • Armorer’s Guild does not meet 22-Aug at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club 7-10 most Tuesdays. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  This week w’ll be doing a Pennsic review. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild normally meets 2 and 4th Tuesdays. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild may restart – depending on interest. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com to express interest or ask questions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Bardic stuff next saturday at Orsina’s 2 to whenever.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Meeting Minutes: 17-Jul-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Musters and tent raising at Pennsic are posted online at http://www.cleftlands.org/2019/pennsic-war-muster-schedule-2019/ and are listed below
  • Have a safe and happy Pennsic.

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • We are off for the next four weeks. Our first post-Pennsic meeting will be 21-Aug.

Officers

  • Shahzada: Social Media 
    • Please keep an eye on the FB page will have scheduled posts about Cleftlands-related activities.
    • Please share with me pictures of Cleftlanders out and about at Pennsic for our social media feed.
  • Runa, A&S Minister
    • Save your Pennsic class handouts, so we can share among ourselves at a meeting after Pennsic.

Events

  • Pennsic (28-Jul to 11-Aug):
    • Tue, 30-Jul at 11:00 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield (need 5-8 people)
    • Sat, 3-Aug at 5:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Muster & Procession @ Midrealm Royal (populace welcome, wear your best blue and white!)
    • Sun, 4-Aug at 10:30 AM: Archery Muster (and mini-picnic, refreshments available!) @ Bork Camp
    • Mon, 5-Aug at 10:30 am: Hospitality for the Armored Field Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Mon, 5-Aug at 2:30 pm: Hospitality for the Rapier Field Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Thu, 8-Aug at 10:30 am: Hospitality for the Rapier Pillage Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Thu, 8-Aug at 2:00 pm: Hospitality for the Armored Bridge Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield.
    • Fri, 9 -Aug at 9 AM: Armored & Rapier Combat Muster @ The Camp of the Three Bears (battle starts at 10:00, don’t be late!)
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 10 am: Hospitality for the Armored & Rapier Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield (or meet up at the Muster) 
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 11:00 AM: Armored & Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between before or between battles)
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 1:00 PM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Combined Armored & Rapier battles)
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • Standard Bearer’s: accepting bids
  • Regular Event: accepting bids

Other Announcements:

  • The show, Forbidden Pennsic is being revived this year. Many local contributors PA tent, Friday, Warweek, 8 pm.
  • Alienor is looking for someone who can do industrial sewing part-time while she is recovering from surgery. If you are interested or know of someone, please contact her as Susan Blair on Facebook.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet next on 22-Aug at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club most Thursdays. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  This week w’ll be doing a Pennsic review. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild normally meets 2 and 4th Tuesdays. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Officer Opening – Knight’s Marshal

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Knight’s Marshal. If you would like to be considered for a position, please fill out an application online. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, and Seneschal for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote.

Thank you for your interest!

Meeting Minutes: 10-Jul-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Next week (17-Jul) is the last pre-Pennsic Cleftlands meeting. We resume our meetings on 21-Aug.
  • Musters and tent raising at Pennsic are posted online at http://www.cleftlands.org/2019/pennsic-war-muster-schedule-2019/ and is listed below

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • Carl is stepping up as the new Demo Coordinator
  • Thorin is stepping down as Knight’s Marshal. If you are interested in taking the role, please contact him or Cadfan with questions. You can apply online on the Cleftlands website.

Officers

  • Demo Coordinator, Master Dietrich for Carl
    • Rivenvale has a demo at Youngstown State University this weekend. They need fighters. Check the Rivenvale group site for rinformation.
    • 10-6 on Sunday, and 11-5 on Sunday. Baklava bribes are being offered.
  • Rapier Unit Commander, Velvet:
    • The cannon, Clariel II, is coming to Pennsic this year to participate in the La Rochelle battle, in the morning of middle Saturday. If you want to help make ammo, come next week at meeting to help out.
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
    • Next week, weather permitting, there will be archery at meeting.

Events

  • Pennsic (28-Jul to 11-Aug):
    • Tue, 30-Jul at 11:00 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield (need 5-8 people)
    • Sat, 3-Aug at 5:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Muster & Procession @ Midrealm Royal (populace welcome, wear your best blue and white!)
    • Sun, 4-Aug at 10:30 AM: Archery Muster (and mini-picnic, refreshments available!) @ Bork
    • Mon, 5-Aug at 10:30 am: Hospitality for the Armored Field Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Mon, 5-Aug at 2:30 pm: Hospitality for the Rapier Field Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Thu, 8-Aug at 10:30 am: Hospitality for the Rapier Pillage Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Thu, 8-Aug at 2:00 pm: Hospitality for the Armored Bridge Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield.
    • Fri, 9 -Aug at 9 AM: Armored & Rapier Combat Muster @ Three Bears (battle starts at 10:00, don’t be late!)
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 10 am: Hospitality for the Armored & Rapier Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield (or meet up at the Muster) 
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 11:00 AM: Armored & Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 1:00 PM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Combined Armored & Rapier battles)
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • Standard Bearer’s: accepting bids
  • Regular Event: accepting bids.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet next on 18-July at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club this Thursday as usual. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild meets next after Pennsic. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Pennsic War Muster Schedule

Cleftlands combined battle unit, Pennsic 47 (2018). Photograph by: Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.

Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna cordially invite combatants as well as the populace to the following Pennsic musters, championships, battlefield pavilion setup and tear down, and the Cleftlands Unit picture(s):

  • Tue, 30-Jul at 11:00 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield
  • Sat, 3-Aug at 5:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Muster & Procession @ Midrealm Royal (populace welcome, wear your best blue and white!)
  • Sun, 4-Aug at 10:30 AM: Archery Muster (and mini-picnic, refreshments available!) @ Bork
  • Fri, 9 -Aug at 9 AM: Armored & Rapier Combat Muster @ Three Bears (battle starts at 10:00, don’t be late!)
  • Fri, 9-Aug at 11:00 AM: Armored & Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
  • Fri, 9-Aug at 1:00 PM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Combined Armored & Rapier battles)

* Time is approximate and subject to changes slightly (probably later) due to actual battle start and finish times.

Meeting Minutes: 3-Jul-54

Baron, Crispin 

  • There are only two more Cleftlands meetings before the Pennsic break. The last pre-Pennsic Cleftlands meeting will be 17-Jul, and we will resume meeting on 21-Aug
  • Have a safe and happy Independence Day. .
  • Musters at Pennsic: Armored and Rapier muster will be Friday 9:30 am at the Camp of the Three Bears. Archery muster will be Sunday at 10:30 am at Bork.
  • Thanks to the Reapers for preparing the new archery field.

Events

  • On 7-Jul, Cook’s Guild hosts a ‘Cooking over Fire’ practice on Sun 7-Jul, around 1 pm, at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home on the westside. Check the event on the FB group: Cleftlands Cooks.
  • Pennsic (28-Jul to 11-Aug):
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • Standard Bearer’s: accepting bids
  • Regular Event: accepting bids.

Officers

  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan: Had great turnout for our first official practice at our new site.
  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • No more classes before Pennsic. .
    • There’s a ‘challenge’ between Brendoken and Cleftlands about whom has the most entries on the A&S portal this quarter. Please make sure you record your A&S activities: armor repair, research, all of it. Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com) An adult should enter youth activities.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal.

  • Armorer’s Guild will not meet 4 or 11-July at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. The last pre-Pennsic Guild meeting will be 18-Jul. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck usually hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club on Thursday. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild meets 9-Jul: the last meeting before Pennsic, at Madelaine’s home on the near west-side. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

A Not-So-Medieval Potluck

On June 26, the Barony of the Cleftlands gathered together to celebrate A Not-So-Medieval Potluck! Our many members arrived with their favorite potluck fare in hand and relaxed while His Excellency Crispin tended the hearth fires.  Thank you to all those who contributed and attended!

June Dessert Revel: A Not-So-Medieval Potluck

Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna, fifth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to their June Dessert Revel to be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Euclid, OH.

Summer seems to have finally arrived, so it’s time to celebrate! This coming Wednesday, June 26, at the revel at our normal meeting site will be a grill-out | potluck. Their Excellencies are inviting you to be their guest as they slave over the open grill to cook up some hamburgers and hot dogs and other goodies (their treat!). Please add to the deliciousness and bring your favorite summer picnic dish to share. The grill will be full but there is a kitchen inside if you need to use it (just clean up afterwards).

 
We’ll soon be scattering for our Pennsic prep and to our Pennsic camps, so here’s a chance to relax, hang out, eat some good food, and enjoy each other’s company while the sun still shines.

We look forward to seeing you

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