Meeting Minutes: 20-Sep-52

Meeting Minutes: 13-Sep-52

  • Robert – Turn in Standard Bearer’s receipts by 20-Sep.

Guilds and Other A&S 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.

  • Archery Guild will not meet this Sunday due to the Mapleside Demo.
  • Armorer’s Guild (but not the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Woodworkers will not meet this Thursday.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will not occur this Sunday.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • James Barkley will be hosting an open Bookbinding workshop on the Mondays. Please contact him on Facebook as Chuck Minch for details.
  • Scribes guild is assembling a bulk order for pergmenata. Please let Melisent know if you’re interested in participating.

Baron and Baroness

  • At Harvest Days, both Elizabeth and Dmitiri received an Augmentation of Arms.
  • Baronial Court: Njall received the Award of St. Alfred for his service to the Barony.
  • The Barony received a gift at Pennsic of a Baronial scroll case, engraved with scenes for the legends of St. Clariel. Please ask Ginevra to show it to you: it’s a remarkable piece of artwork.
  • Gianna and Crispin are looking for volunteers to coordinate the upcoming revels and tournaments.
    • SEP: Open House
    • OCT: Masque & Dessert Revel
    • NOV: Rapier Tourney & Dessert Revel
    • DEC: Yule
    • JAN: Dessert Revel
    • FEB: A&S Faire & Dessert Revel
    • MAR: Dessert Revel
    • APR: Armored Tourney & Dessert Revel
    • MAY: Dessert Revel & Melee Training (Weather Permitting)
    • JUN: Dessert Revel & Melee Training (Weather Permitting)
    • JUL: Pennsic Recess (No Meeting/Revel)
    • AUG: Dessert Revel & Melee Training (Weather Permitting)

A&S: SCA 101

This class teaches newcomers about the history and structure of the Society for Creative Anachronism. How did the SCA begin? What is a laurel? How many kingdoms are there and why is that guy wearing spurs? Find out the answers to these and many other questions newcomers often ask. Free handout; open to all ages.

Date: October 4, 2017

Instructor: THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe

Ages: All

Cleftlands Open House

The Barony of the Cleftlands, the Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. will be hosting an open house on Wednesday September 27th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in Euclid, OH.

The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

Slovenian Society Home
20713 Recher Ave.
Cleveland OH, 44119
September 27 · 7-10 PM

At this special event we will have displays and stations for:

  • Armored (Rattan) Combat
  • Rapier Combat
  • Fiber Arts
  • Bardic Performance
  • Viking Age Metalworking
  • Pewter Casting
  • Medieval Period Painting
  • Stained Glass
  • Mustard and Sauces
  • Medieval Dance
  • Medieval Cooking
  • Brewing
  • Woodworking
  • And more…

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

Baronial Trim Survey

The custom 1.5″ nebuly trim from Calontir Trim.

As discussed on Wednesday evening, a request for funding was submitted to the baronial officers outlining a purchase of baronial nebuly-themed trim arranged through Calontir Trim. The minimum custom order is 500 meters for a rough total cost of $900. It is our intent to offer the trim locally to barony members for $2.00 per yard which covers the initial investment cost. As the request is greater than $500, the funding request must be presented to the populace.

Please follow the link below to cast your vote.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me.

In Service to the Barony,

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Meeting Minutes: 6-Sep-52

  • Meinhard on Standard Bearer’s event: Thanks to those whom helped with specific names for specific jobs. One source of help that was unexpected: Ysenda whom just kept doing more and more.
  • Robert – Turn in receipts. He will not be present at the next meeting so you get an extra week. You can scan and email him the receipts.

Guilds and Other A&S 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.

  • Archery Guild meets (now) on Sunday at the home of Gwyneth and Muldonney, starting around 11 AM until 2:00 PM. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, including Combat Archery arrows, so if you’re at all interested in either target or combat archery please come. With sufficient bribes, live Combat Archery targets may be provided. Contact Muldonney for details on effective bribes.
  • Armorer’s Guild (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions. The guild will NOT be meeting on September 14 or September 21.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice is on hiatus until after Labor Day. For info on when and where, please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net. The Fencing Practice will be on hiatus between Pennsic and Memorial Day.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Scribes Guild will meet on 11-Sep at Brackenbury Cottage at 7 pm. Please contact Milesent at grace@case.edu for directions and further information.
  • James Barkley will be hosting an open Bookbinding workshop on the second Monday of each month. Please contact him on Facebook as Chuck Minch for details.

Baron and Baroness

  • Thank you to everyone who attended and assisted with the event. Of particular note, the event clean up was amazing!
  • Thank you to the outgoing champions: Pietro (A&S), Gwyneth (Archery), Muldonny (Rapier), and Njall (Armored).
  • Please welcome the newest baronial champions: Aurelia (A&S), Cadfan (Archery), Velvet (Rapier), and Urrich (Armored).
  • Baronial Court
  • Upcoming events: September 15th-17th, 27th is Open House and show off crafts. Facebook has schedule posted for other desert revels. They are looking for volunteers for coordinating and heading up the various revels and tournaments.
    • SEP: Open House
    • OCT: Masque & Dessert Revel
    • NOV: Rapier Tourney & Dessert Revel
    • DEC: Yule
    • JAN: Dessert Revel
    • FEB: A&S Faire & Dessert Revel
    • MAR: Dessert Revel
    • APR: Armored Tourney & Dessert Revel
    • MAY: Dessert Revel & Melee Training (Weather Permitting)
    • JUN: Dessert Revel & Melee Training (Weather Permitting)
    • JUL: Pennsic Recess (No Meeting/Revel)
    • AUG: Dessert Revel & Melee Training (Weather Permitting)
  • Mapleside as a recruiting tool was shown by identifying those brought in by this demo. Then recognition was paid to those whom have helped in previous years. Cadfan pointed out that his telling moment was Robert de Cleftlands getting him to try on a chainmail shirt then being told that he could make his own.

Officer Opening – Minister of Arts & Sciences

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Minister of Arts & Sciences. This position requires current SCA membership. If you would like to be considered for this position, please fill out the application online. The deadline for submissions is September 20, 2017. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Congratulations Baronial Champions!

It was an honor and a privilege to host the twenty-sixth annual Standard Bearers on September 2, 2017 in the western borough of Parma in our beloved Cleftlands. We give great thanks to all gentles in attendance and to those who participated in our challenge A Heroic Age in the Cleftlands. We were regaled with many tales and effigies from the ages past, the nearly past, and given a glimpse at heroic deeds yet to come.

Special thanks to the following staff members in no particular order (that strangely resembles the event staff list) – Meinhard Hammerschmidt (Steward), Ginevra Boscoli (Gate/Signet), Oliver Stillman (A&S Coordinator), Thorin Eikskjald (Armored MIC), Ladislas Vulcu and Jao Veludo Alfonso d’Albuquerque (Rapier MIC), Edward Brackenburye and Milesent Vibbert (Archery MIC), Jolicia atte Northclyfe (Breakfast), Claricia de la Mere (Lunch), Angharad ferch Tangwystl (Feast), collectively the Cleftlands Cooks Guild (Lunch and Feast), and all the others who assisted throughout the day whether marshaling, serving, or lending a hand where needed. Many hands made light (and quick!) work!

Baronial Champions

Without further ado, we present to you our baronial champions:

Awards

It as also our honor to be able to preside over regency court for their majesties King William and Queen Isolde where three individuals were recognized at the Kingdom level. At our baronial court a new award was created, the Order of the Azure Chalice, which recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary and long-standing service and dedication to the Barony, and who have done such work as to add to the enduring legacy of the Cleftlands. In the combined courts, the following awards were presented:

Once again, thank you to all who participated to make this an amazing first Standard Bearers! We hope that a good time was had by all.

In service,

Baron Crispin and Baroness Gianna

Officer Opening – Demo Coordinator

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Demonstration Coordinator. This position requires current SCA membership. If you would like to be considered for this position, please fill out the application online. The deadline for submissions is September 20, 2017. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Meeting Minutes: 30-Aug-52

  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep at St John’s Byzantine Cathedral in Parma. Meinhard is the Event Steward. For detailed information, check the website http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/.
    • Jolicia is organizing breakfast for Standard Bearer’s. If you can bring a donation of baked goods for breakfast please bring it next week’s meeting or Friday at setup so Jolicia can have it ready for the event.
    • Setup on Friday will start at 7 pm.
    • Site is open to staff and to set up at 8 am on Saturday: Troll opens at 9.
    • Please bring your receipts to Standard Bearers so the exchequer can reimburse you promptly.

Officers

  •  All Pennsic War correspondents should deliver their articles to Milesent next weeks so she can lay out the Forum.

Demos

  • 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming–it’s a very big event for NE Ohio SCA. Artair has posted an Facebook event with further information.

Guilds and Other A&S 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.

  • Armorer’s Guild (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice is on hiatus until after Labor Day. For info on when and where, please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net. The Fencing Practice will be on hiatus between Pennsic and Memorial Day.
  • Archery Guild meets Tuesdays at the home of Gwyneth and Muldonney, starting around 6 pm, and running into twilight. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, including Combat Archery arrows, so if you’re at all interested in either target or combat archery please come. With sufficient bribes, live Combat Archery targets may be provided. Contact Muldonney for details on effective bribes.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Scribes Guild will meet on 11-Sep at Brackenbury Cottage at 7 pm. Please contact Melisent at grace@case.edu for directions and further information.
  • James Barkley will be hosting an open Bookbinding workshop on the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact him on Facebook as Chuck Minch for details.

Other Announcements

  • Aurelia has several large plastic shelving units she’d like to pass on to new owners. Please contact her on Facebook as Linda Merchant for details or to express an interest.

Baron and Baroness

  • Gianna: The theme for the Standard Bearer’s is ‘A Heroic Age in the Cleftlands.’ Please present your understanding of a heroic person or event in any medium.
  • Crispin: September is a busy month: Standard Bearers if followed by Harvest Days which is a Tournament of Chivalry and a great day for fighters, then by the Mapleside Demo, and then our Newcomer’s Night.

Cleftlands Pennsic War Units

Cleftlands Armored Combatants and Hospitality Corps

Armored combatants and hospitality corps pictured: (left to right standing) Thorin Eikskjald, Sviatoslav Arturovich, Thora of the Cleftlands, Muldonny McVriw, Artair Mac Neacail, Gwyneth Cole, Matheus Mac Eoin, Meinhard Hammerschmidt, Foulke of Redcliff, Constanza de Mendoza, Claricia de la Mere, Telenok Arturovich, Thorgrim Farþegnson, Robin of Cleftlands, Elinor Rochford, Calum MacDhaibhidh, unknown, unknown, Cebelia de Namaria, unknown, Karl Ulfson, unknown, Alora Crispinsdottir, Angharad ferch Tangwystl, Aslaug, Gunther, Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi, Njall Orkneyjarson, Nazir of Næturauði, Fjällr, Torsten Korta Klinge, Runa Æikibrandskona, Eikbrandr Solgyafi, Tri, Kari Garanhirson,Brendan O Corraidhe, Victorius Suspectus, unknown (left to right kneeling or sitting) Orsina della Luna, Glenn of Cleftlands, Cadfan of Cleftlands, Lazlo of Cleftlands, Gianna Vettori, Crispin al-Rumi, Bláár MacDougall, Jaromír Skjoldhund, Æthelwynn Skerra Dimma, Fergus MacManus, Brynjolf, Svana, Rollo Eldström, Ulfr Forkbeard. Photograph by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari, 2017.

Cleftlands Rapier Combatants and Hospitality Corps

Rapier combatants and hospitality corps pictured: (bottom row) Cadfan of Cleftlands, Glenn of Cleftlands, Orsina della Luna, Gwyneth Cole, Gianna Vettori, Crispin al-Rumi, unknown, Matteo of Cleftlands, Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo, Aurelia Rosetti (top row) Meinhard Hammerschmidt, Levi, unknown, Ealdred of Gwyntarian, Gwenllian Tarianlas, Muldonny McVriw, Patches, unknown, Edward fitz Ranulf, Jao “Velvet” Veludo Alfonso d’Albuquerque, Angharad ferch Tangwystl, Dorothea Wever. Photograph by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari, 2017.

Cleftlands Archery Corps

Archery muster participants pictured: Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari, Alora Crispinsdottir, Crispin al-Rumi, Cadfan of Cleftlands, Jared of Coventry, Gwyneth Cole, Muldonny McVriw, Thomasine Greenwell, Gianna Vettori. Photograph by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari, 2017.

Meeting Minutes: 23-Aug-52

Seneschal

  • Cadfan shared Jolicia’s story about a service provided by Tarmach to a Pennsic U instructor. However, he said Tarmach would probably insist he not share it, so you’ll have to ask him, or Jolicia, for details in person. Please.

Events

  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep at St John’s Byzantine Cathedral in Parma. Meinhard is the Event Steward. For detailed information, check the website http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/.
    • Jolicia is organizing breakfast for Standard Bearer’s. If you can bring a donation of baked goods for breakfast please bring it next week’s meeting or Friday at setup so Jolicia can have it ready for the event.
    • If you’d like to help with Standard Bearer’s in advance, Cook’s Guild is meeting 27-Aug to make ravioli for the lunch.

Officers

  • The next Forum should be out in three weeks, so could all Pennsic correspondents deliver their articles to Milesent within the next two weeks so she can lay it out.

Demos

  • Pagan Pride event has asked, unfortunately at the last minute, if we can do a demo this upcoming weekend. If you can help out, please contact Artair by Thursday evening.
  • 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming–it’s a very big event for NE Ohio. Artair will post an event with further information on Facebook tomorrow.

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 (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice is on hiatus until after Labor Day. For info on when and where, please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net. The Fencing Practice will be on hiatus between Pennsic and Memorial Day.
  • Cook’s Guild will meet Sunday 27-Aug at 1:30 pm to make ‘ravioli’ for the Standard Bearer’s lunch at Angharad’s home. Please contact her at baronessangharad@gmail.com for directions or information.
  • Needlworkers will be meeting next Tuesday at 7  pm at Madelaine’s home in Kamm’s Corner. Please bring any class handouts from Pennsic that can be copied, or your new fabric purchases. It’s time to start those Pennsic 47 projects. Please contact her at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for directions and details.
  • Archery Guild meets Tuesdays at the home of Gwyneth and Muldonney, starting around 6 pm, and running into twilight. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, including Combat Archery arrows, so if you’re at all interested in either target or combat archery please come. With sufficient bribes, live Combat Archery targets may be provided. Contact Muldonney for details on effective bribes.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Woodworkers Guild meets all Thursdays until Pennsic 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Scribes Guild will not meet on Labor Day. The meeting will be 11-Sep at Brackenbury Cottage at 7 pm. Please contact Melisent at grace@case.edu for directions and further information.

Other Announcements

  • I Verdi Confusi will be performing at One World day this Sunday, 27-Aug at 4:45 pm on the British Stage at the Cultural Gardens. For more information about One World Day, see http://clevelandoneworldday.org/2017/.

Baron and Baroness

  • Crispin and Gianna presented their thanks to all the combatants; armored fighters, rapier fights, archers; and Battlefield Hospitality volunteers for their Pennsic performances, with especial thanks for Gwyneth for suggesting the archery muster ride to the archery field on the Pennsic bus.
  • They also congratulated the various award recipients from Pennsic:
    • Jaquelinne,  Orsina – Award of Arms
    • Company of Furies Keep, Medved Ohoytnik  – Award of the Purple Fretty
    • Sorcha – Court Baroness
    • Aldermoureis, Valharic, Zuriel – Order of the Pelican

Congratulations Valharic, Zuriel, and Aldermoureis!

Congratulation to the newest Cleftlands pelicans, Master Valharic, Mistress Zuriel, and Mistress Alda who were recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom during the Pennsic War for their years of dedicate service to the Society.

 Master Lucius Aurelius Valharic  Mistress Zuriel Nightshade  Mistress Aldermoureis Ventzke

Congratulations Summer 2017 Award Recipients!

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

Brawl at the Crooked Dragon (08 Jul, 2017)

  • Gwynedd Cole – Award of the Purple Fret

Pennsic War (28 Jun – 13 Aug, 2017)

  • Jaquelinne de la Deicier – Award of Arms
  • Orsina della Luna – Award of Arms
  • Company of Furies Keep – Award of the Purple Fretty
  • Medved Ohoytnik – Award of the Purple Fretty
  • Sorcha Fraser – Court Baroness
  • Aldermoureis Ventzke – Order of the Pelican
  • Lucius Aurelius Valharic – Order of the Pelican
  • Zuriel Nightshade – Order of the Pelican

Standard Bearers (02 Sep, 2017)

  • Taranis of Vito’s Minions – Order of the Cavendish Knot
  • Yang Bing-Zhi – Award of the Baton
  • Yang Bing-Xin – Award of the Baton
  • Angharad ferch Tangwystl – Order of the Azure Chalice
  • Laurelen Darksbane – Order of the Azure Chalice
  • Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo – Order of the Azure Chalice
  • Meinhard Hammerschmidt – Order of Saint Clairiel

Standard Bearers Championship Guidelines

On this day do we, Baron Crispin and Baroness Gianna, fifth to hold the Barony of Cleftlands in fief from the Crown of the Middle Kingdom, send greetings. Know that it is our pleasure to invite all who read these words our Standard Bearers Tournament to be held on Saturday, September 2 at St. John’s Byzantine Church in Parma, OH from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

The championship guidelines for all good gentles who wish to compete to serve as the Barony’s champion is ‘A Heroic Age in the Cleftlands‘. What does that mean, you ask? A heroic age is defined as the period at which semi-divine and human heroes are supposed to have lived. Therefore each competitor is encouraged to share a tangible or intangible, epic or modest, deed achieved or inspired by a member of the Cleftlands. If you seek a muse, entreat a fellow Cleftlander for insight.

Examples:

  • A tale of heroism on the field  (The skaldic saga of Lord Snow’s battle at Hardhome.)
  • An embroidered pouch  (A Codex Manesse inspired pouch with adorned broccoli.)
  • A small reliquary or paternoster (The ave beads are flamingos and the gauds are coffee cups.)

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Website: Cleftlands Standard Bearers

Meeting Minutes: 19-Jul-52

Seneschal

  • This is the last Baronial Meeting before Pennsic. The next meeting is 23-Aug.

Events

  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer. The theme for the event is “Heroic Age in the Cleftlands.” Gianna and Crispin will be posting more information about the theme online.

Demos

  • 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming.
  • Many thanks to Runa, Robin, Angharad, and Eve for the demo at Bethany Lutheran Church last Thursday. We had a successful demo for about 35 kids and a dozen or so adults and teen counselors.
  • Sir Artair is planning to step down as Demo Coordinator in the next three to four months. Please contact him if you’d like to know more about the position.

Officers

  • Tariq has Iron Key (loaner armor) pieces available for anyone who needs armor for Pennsic. Please contact him on Facebook, or attend Armorer’s tomorrow.

 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 (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm, and then goes on hiatus until after Pennsic. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets again this upcoming Sunday and then go on hiatus until after Labor Day. For info on when and where, please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Needleworkers will meet next after Pennsic.
  • Archery Guild meets this upcoming Tuesdays at the home of Gwyneth and Muldonney, and then goes on hiatus until after Pennsic. It starting around 6 pm, and running into twilight. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, including Combat Archery arrows, so if you’re at all interested in either target or combat archery please come. With sufficient bribes, live Combat Archery targets may be provided. Contact Muldonney for details on effective bribes.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild may or may not meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. Monitor the Facebook page for updates. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Woodworkers Guild is on hiatus until after Pennsic. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Cook’s Guild will gather on 27-Aug to make ravioli for the Standard Bearer’s lunch.

Pennsic-Related Announcements

  • At Pennsic, the Midrealm is allied with the East. Therefore, the baronial tent will be set up on the WEST side of the battlefield, rather than the east, as is usual.
  • A variety of Cleftlands Pennsic martial activities are scheduled:
    • Tue, 1-Aug at 10 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 10 AM: Archery Muster @ Three Bears
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 12 PM: Known World Baronial Archery Champions Shoot @ Archery Range
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 10 AM: Armored Combat Muster @ Three Bears
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 1 PM~: Armored Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 9 AM: Known World Baronial Armored Champions Tourney @ Red List
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 10 AM: Rapier Muster @ Three Bears
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 12:30 PM: Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Thu, 10-Au at 9:30 AM: Known World Baronial Rapier Champions @ Red & Green Lists
    • Fri, 11-Aug at 11 AM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Rapier Stronghold battle)
    • *** These times are still being adjusted.***
  • Claricia, Dorothea, and Angharad are organizing Cleftlands Battlefield Hospitality at Pennsic. If you can help keep your fellow Cleftlanders from keeling over in the heat, please come and help. You can let us know which battles you may be able to help with at http://signup.com/go/vJnDvvM.
  • There are many opportunities to volunteer supporting the Midrealm Royalty and Royal Encampment at Pennsic. Please volunteer as Peer on Duty, gate guards, or retainers at http://pennsic.castlewalls.com/
  • Pennsic like all SCA event is staffed with volunteers. Become one of them. If you don’t know where you’d like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Form (http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn46/ACTIVITIES/volunteer-form.html) and the Volunteer Coordinator will help connect you with the work that needs doing.

Baron and Baroness

  • Crispin and Gianna will be serving as Peer on Duty at Midrealm Royal Tue, 8-Aug from 2-4. Please sign up as guard or retainer if you’d like to join them there..

Meeting Minutes: 12-Jul-52

Seneschal

  • The last Baronial Meeting before Pennsic is 19-Jul, next week.. The first one after Pennsic is 23-Aug. We will not meet 26-Jul through 16-Aug, due to Pennsic packing, Pennsic, and Pennsic clean-up.
  • We currently pay a bit over $400 a month to use our meeting site, a number that is going to rise. Paying for the site is primarily covered by weekly donations and annual tithes, as well as a small part of event profits.

Events

  • NOWM had a total attendance of 743, more than any previous NOWM. After all expenses were paid, NOWM realized a profit of $3,717.03.
  • Pennsic Battlefield Hospitality is looking for volunteers to help keep our fighters on the field. Please signup to ensure we know we have enough people coming at http://signup.com/go/vJnDvvM.
  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer.
  • If you’d like to help with Standard Bearer’s feast, the Cook’s guild will be making sausage and sauerkraut this Sunday.

Demos

  • 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming.
  • Eve is organizing a a demo on 13-Jul (tomorrow) from 10-11 am at a Vacation Bible School at Bethany English Lutheran Church at 15460 Triskett Rd in Cleveland. Please let her know if you are coming, and what you can bring. Please arrive by 9:30 to have time to change and set up.
  • Sir Artair is planning to step down as Demo Coordinator in the next three to four months. Please contact him if you’d like to know more about the position.

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 (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets again this upcoming Sunday. For info on when and where, please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net. The Fencing Practice will be on hiatus between Pennsic and Memorial Day.
  • Needleworkers will meet next after Pennsic.
  • Archery Guild meets Tuesdays at the home of Gwyneth and Muldonney, starting around 6 pm, and running into twilight. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, including Combat Archery arrows, so if you’re at all interested in either target or combat archery please come. With sufficient bribes, live Combat Archery targets may be provided. Contact Muldonney for details on effective bribes.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Woodworkers Guild meets all Thursdays until Pennsic 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Cook’s Guild will gather on 16-Jul at 1 pm Angharad’s home to make sausage and sauerkraut for the Standard Bearer’s feast and ourselves. Please contact her at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com for information.

Pennsic-Related Announcements

  • At Pennsic, the Midrealm is allied with the East. Therefore, the baronial tent will be set up on the WEST side of the battlefield, rather than the east, as is usual.
  • A variety of Cleftlands Pennsic martial activities are scheduled:
    • Tue, 1-Aug at 10 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 10 AM: Archery Muster @ Three Bears
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 12 PM: Known World Baronial Archery Champions Shoot @ Archery Range
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 10 AM: Armored Combat Muster @ Three Bears
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 1 PM~: Armored Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 9 AM: Known World Baronial Armored Champions Tourney @ Red List
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 10 AM: Rapier Muster @ Three Bears
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 12:30 PM: Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Thu, 10-Au at 9:30 AM: Known World Baronial Rapier Champions @ Red & Green Lists
    • Fri, 11-Aug at 11 AM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Rapier Stronghold battle)
    • *** These times are still being adjusted.***
  • Claricia, Dorothea, and Angharad are organizing Cleftlands Battlefield Hospitality at Pennsic. If you can help keep your fellow Cleftlanders from keeling over in the heat, please come and help. You can let us know which battles you may be able to help with at http://signup.com/go/vJnDvvM.
  • There are many opportunities to volunteer supporting the Midrealm Royalty and Royal Encampment at Pennsic. Please volunteer as Peer on Duty, gate guards, or retainers at http://pennsic.castlewalls.com/
  • Pennsic like all SCA event is staffed with volunteers. Become one of them. If you don’t know where you’d like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Form (http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn46/ACTIVITIES/volunteer-form.html) and the Volunteer Coordinator will help connect you with the work that needs doing.

Baron and Baroness

  • At Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn, Gwyneth, who ran the Archery Field for hte day, received her Award of the Purple Fret for her service to archery.
  • The last local event before Pennsic is Encampment at the Castle in Three Towers this upcoming weekend.
  • Crispin and Gianna will be serving as Peer on Duty at Midrealm Royal Tue, 8-Aug from 2-4. Please sign up as guard or retainer if you’d like to join them there..

Meeting Minutes: 5-Jul-52

Seneschal

  • The last Baronial Meeting before Pennsic is 19-Jul. The first one after Pennsic is 23-Aug. We will not meet 26-Jul through 16-Aug, due to Pennsic packing, Pennsic, and Pennsic clean-up.
  • James Barkley’s brother, Richard, has lost his house in a fire. While he is doing well, and currently has a place to stay, he could use some assistance. You can contact James Barkley at 216-374-8763 or on Facebook as Chuck Minch.

Events

  • Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn is 8-Jul in Falcon’s Quarry. There will be archery, rapier and armored combat, and equestrian activities. There is no site fee, but a free-will donation is requested.
  • Pennsic Battlefield Hospitality is looking for volunteers to help keep our fighters on the field. Please signup to ensure we know we have enough people coming at http://signup.com/go/vJnDvvM.
  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer.

Demos

  • 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming..
  • Sir Artair is planning to step down as Demo Coordinator in the next three to four months. Please contact him if you’d like to know more about the position.

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 (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets again this upcoming Sunday. For info on when and where, please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Scribe’s Guild meets Monday, 10-Jul at Brackenburye Cottage at 7 pm. Please contact Melisent at grace@case.edu for directions or further information.
  • Needleworkers meets this upcoming Tue 11-Jul at 7 pm Madelaine’s home, where plenty of cutting table space will be available. Directions will be posted online, or contact her at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild meets Tuesdays at the home of Gwyneth and Muldonney, starting around 6 pm, and running into twilight. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, including Combat Archery arrows, so if you’re at all interested in either target or combat archery please come. With sufficient bribes, live Combat Archery targets may be provided. Contact Muldonney for details on effective bribes.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Woodworkers Guild meets all Thursdays until Pennsic 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Cook’s will gather for ‘Cooking over Fire’ on 9-Jul (the day after Brawl) 1 pm at the Strawberry Lane Picnic Shelter in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Metroparks. Everyone is welcome.
  • Cook’s will also gather on 16-Jul at 1 pm Angharad’s home to make sausage and sauerkraut for the Standard Bearer’s feast and ourselves. Please contact her at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com for information.

Pennsic-Related Announcements

  • At Pennsic, the Midrealm is allied with the East. Therefore, the baronial tent will be set up on the WEST side of the battlefield, rather than the east, as is usual.
  • A variety of Cleftlands Pennsic martial activities are scheduled:
    • Tue, 1-Aug at 10 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 10 AM: Archery Muster @ Three Bears
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 12 PM: Known World Baronial Archery Champions Shoot @ Archery Range
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 10 AM: Armored Combat Muster @ Three Bears
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 1 PM~: Armored Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 9 AM: Known World Baronial Armored Champions Tourney @ Red List
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 10 AM: Rapier Muster @ Three Bears
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 12:30 PM: Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Thu, 10-Au at 9:30 AM: Known World Baronial Rapier Champions @ Red & Green Lists
    • Fri, 11-Aug at 11 AM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Rapier Stronghold battle)
    • *** These times are still being adjusted.***
  • Claricia, Dorothea, and Angharad are organizing Cleftlands Battlefield Hospitality at Pennsic. If you can help keep your fellow Cleftlanders from keeling over in the heat, please come and help. You can let us know which battles you may be able to help with at http://signup.com/go/vJnDvvM.
  • There are many opportunities to volunteer supporting the Midrealm Royalty and Royal Encampment at Pennsic. Please volunteer as Peer on Duty, gate guards, or retainers.

Baron and Baroness

  • The list of Unbelted Champion’s for Pennsic has been announced. Sirius and Vito are on the team, as are John the Ox, Avengar, and Ivan Shisov.
  • Please help set up the Baronial tent at 10 am on Tues of Peace Week. Gianna cannot do this alone.
  • Upcoming events include: Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn 9-Jul (1 hr away) and Push for Pennsic 9-Jul (4 hours away). Please check the Midrealm Calendar for details.
  • Their excellencies invited Laurelen to speak about what to expect at Pennsic.

Meeting Minutes: 28-Jun-52

Seneschal

  • The last Baronial Meeting before Pennsic is 19-Jul. The first one after Pennsic is 23-Aug. We will not meet 26-Jul through 16-Aug, due to Pennsic packing, Pennsic, and Pennsic clean-up.

Events

  • Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn is 8-Jul in Falcon’s Quarry. There will be archery, rapier and armored combat, and equestrian activities. There is no site fee, but a free-will donation is requested.
  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer. He is especially looking for a rapier marshal.

Demos

  • There will be a daytime demo at a Vacation Bible School the second week of July, between 9 am and noon.. If you are available, please contact Eve Liebfried at meeting or via Facebook so she can see which day we will have enough people to do it. He’ll post additional information online after the meeting.
  • 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming..
  • Sir Artair is planning to step down as Demo Coordinator in the next three to four months. Please contact him if you’d like to know more about the position.

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 (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets again this upcoming Sunday. For info on when and where, please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild does not meet 4-July. Go to a fireworks display instead.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild may or may not meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. He will post online whether the meeting occurs. You can also contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Tue, Woodworkers Guild meets all Thursdays until Pennsic 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Cook’s will gather for ‘Cooking over Fire’ on 9-Jul (the day after Brawl) in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Metroparks. Everyone is welcome.
  • Cook’s will also gather on 16-Jul at 1 pm Angharad’s home to make sausage and sauerkraut for the Standard Bearer’s feast and ourselves. Please contact her at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com for information.

Pennsic-Related Announcements

  • At Pennsic, the Midrealm is allied with the East. Therefore, the baronial tent will be set up on the WEST side of the battlefield, rather than the east, as is usual.
  • A variety of Cleftlands Pennsic matrial activities are scheduled:
    • Tue, 1-Aug at 10 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 10 AM: Archery Muster @ Three Bears
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 12 PM: Known World Baronial Archery Champions Shoot @ Archery Range
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 10 AM: Armored Combat Muster @ Three Bears
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 1 PM~: Armored Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 9 AM: Known World Baronial Armored Champions Tourney @ Red List
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 10 AM: Rapier Muster @ Three Bears
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 12:30 PM: Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Thu, 10-Au at 9:30 AM: Known World Baronial Rapier Champions @ Red & Green Lists
    • Fri, 11-Aug at 11 AM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Rapier Stronghold battle)
    • *** These times are still being adjusted.***
  • Claricia, Dorothea, and Angharad are organizing Cleftlands Battlefield Hospitality at Pennsic. If you can help keep your fellow Cleftlanders from keeling over in the heat, please come and help. You can let us know which battles you may be able to help with at http://signup.com/go/vJnDvvM.
  • Kristzian will be organizing the Inspection Tent this year at Pennsic, and is looking for experienced marshall’s to volunteer time doing inspections. Please contact him via Facebook or at meeting to volunteer or ask for details.
  • There are many opportunities to volunteer supporting the Midrealm Royalty and Royal Encampment at Pennsic. Please volunteer as Peer on Duty, gate guards, or retainers at http://pennsic.castlewalls.com/.

Other Announcements

  • James Barkley’s brother, Richard, has lost his house in a fire. While he is doing well, and currently has a place to stay, he could use some assistance. You can contact James Barkley at 216-374-8763 or on Facebook as Chuck Minch.

Baron and Baroness

  • Baron Wars on 24-Jun, saw the investiture of Konrad and Isobail as the new Baron and Baroness of Red Spears as Rafael and Margritte stepped down. Meinhard re-authorized in heavy combat, while Gianna authorized as a combat archer. Runa was inducted as a member of the Order of the Dragon’s Heart for her work supporting coursing. Zuriel won the Edible A&S competition with her Raspberry Cordial, while Dasani won the non-edible competition for the enameled reliquary.
  • At Pennsic, the Midrealm is allied with the East. Therefore, the baronial tent will be set up on the WEST side of the battlefield, rather than the east, as is usual.
  • Upcoming events include: Simple Day in the country, 1-Jul (5 hours away), Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn 9-Jul (1 hr away) and Push for Pennsic 9-Jul (4 hours away). Please check the Midrealm Calendar for details.

Meeting Minutes: 21-Jun-52

Seneschal

  • The next Eastwatch meeting is Monday, 26-Jun at Lake Erie College. They have a shady location with room for armored, rapier, and combat archery practice. Check the Eastwatch website: http://eastwatch.org/ for details.

Events

  • NOWM: The books close today. If you have outstanding expenses: email Dorothea really quickly, because after midnight, they will be considered a donation to the Barony.
  • Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn is 8-Jul in Falcon’s Quarry. There will be archery, rapier and armored combat, and equestrian activities. There is no site fee, but a free-will donation is requested.
  • Pennsic is 36 days away. Pennsic pre-registration closes (again) in 2 days. If you don’t pre-register, the group you are camping with will have no land to fit your tent. Please pre-register if you are going to Pennsic.
  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer. He is especially looking for a rapier marshal.

Demos

  • There will be a daytime demo at a Vacation Bible School the second week of July. If you are available, please let Artair know. He’ll post additional information online after the meeting.
  • 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming..
  • Sir Artair is planning to step down as Demo Coordinator in the next three to four months. Please contact him if you’d like to know more about the position.

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 (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets again this upcoming Sunday. For info on when and where, please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild meets Tuesdays at the home of Gwyneth and Muldonney, starting around 6 pm, and running into twilight. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, including Combat Archery arrows, so if you’re at all interested in either target or combat archery please come. With sufficient bribes, live Combat Archery targets may be provided. Contact Muldonney for details on effective bribes.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench, working on period pouches. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will meet on Tuesday 27-Jun at Constanza’s home in Cleveland Heights. Directions and details will be posted electronically closer to the date. If you have any questions about Needleworkers, please contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net
  • Tue, Woodworkers Guild meets Thursday, 29-Jun, 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.

Other Announcements

  • Claricia, Dorothea, and Angharad are organizing Cleftlands Battlefield Hospitality at Pennsic. If you can help keep your fellow Cleftlanders from keeling over in the heat, please come and help. You can let us know which battles you may be able to help with at http://signup.com/go/vJnDvvM.

Baron and Baroness

  • Next week is Dessert Revel. In addition to the usual dancing and food, there will be fighting outdoors.
  • Red Spears is hosting Baron Wars on 24-Jun, which is at a new site. They are hosting their Baronial Investiture, as well as a silent auction to raise funds for a Midrealm Royal cooking trailer for Pennsic. Baron Wars will not have a lunch tavern, so please plan on making your own arrangements for food.
  • At Pennsic, the Midrealm is allied with the East. Therefore, the baronial tent will be set up on the WEST side of the battlefield, rather than the east, as is usual.
  • A variety of Cleftlands Pennsic activities are scheduled:
    • Tue, 1-Aug at 10 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 10 AM: Archery Muster @ Three Bears
    • Sun, 6-Aug at 12 PM: Known World Baronial Archery Champions Shoot @ Archery Range
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 10 AM: Armored Combat Muster @ Three Bears
    • Mon, 7-Aug at 1 PM~: Armored Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 9 AM: Known World Baronial Armored Champions Tourney @ Red List
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 10 AM: Rapier Muster @ Three Bears
    • Tue, 8-Aug at 12:30 PM: Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Thu, 10-Au at 9:30 AM: Known World Baronial Rapier Champions @ Red & Green Lists
    • Fri, 11-Aug at 11 AM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Rapier Stronghold battle)
    • *** These times are still being adjusted. ***
    • Pennsic Battlefield Schedule

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