Meeting Minutes: 16-Nov-57

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

 Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl has been selected as the next Seneschal beginning January 1, 2023. We thank Lady Claricia de la Mere for her hard work over the past years.

There will be no meetings on November 23, December 21 and December 28 due to the holidays. Meetings will resume Jan. 4, 2023.

DESSERT REVELS

Nov. 30:  Baronial Fencing Tournament. Each combatant will need a person to be their inspiration. Introductions and the processional will start at 7:15, with the matches starting at 7:30 p.m. Please bring treats to share. See rapier marshal Lord Reinhardt for details.

Dec. 14: Yule Revel. Activities include: dancing, caroling (music will be supplied to anyone wishing to sing some seasonal tunes) and treats to share. Bring site tokens to decorate a Yule tree.

“Cookie” Exchange: Like a cookie exchange, bring one or more entries, equivalent in effort and/or expense to a dozen cookies (around $5). For every entry you bring, you take one entry home. So, if you bring a dozen felt sewing kits, you could take home a dozen items from other people. Entries could include: A dozen cookies (because cookies are always good). A small fruitcake. A pair of beeswax candles. A stamped draw string bag. A linen napkin. Or anything else you can think of that people may appreciate. Items should arrive by 7 p.m. to be set up in the viewing area. We’ll start the selection of items to take home around 8:30.

(Note: We don’t expect every person to do every activity. It’s fine to just socialize!)

OPEN OFFICER POSITIONS

Minister of Arts and Sciences: The position is now open; the new officer will take over January 1, 2023.

Youth: The current Minister of Youth, Lord Rojhon the Wanderer, will be stepping down on January 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers’ page of the baronial website.)

Seneschal: The SCArs system for electronic payment for events will be discontinued. A new electronic payment system will take over in 2023; the exact system has not been decided on. If you have paid for an event using SCArs, that information will be given to event staff.

Minster of Arts and Sciences: A group will take a docent-led tour of an exhibit, “Tales of the City: Drawing in the Netherlands from Bosch to Bruegel” at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday, Nov. 27. Tickets are free but registration is required. See MOAS Mistress Angharad for details and to let her know you are coming.

Please sign up for the upcoming bobbin lace class; only six kits are available.

There will be no drawing circle in December; it will return in January.

Check the baronial calendar on the website for details on upcoming classes.

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Armorers Guild: This guild meets most Thursdays in Berea. There will be no guild meeting the week of Thanksgiving. The host requires that participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend. See Baron Calum for details.

UPCOMING SCA EVENTS

Dec. 10: Yule Feast, Toledo

Jan. 7: Twelfth Night in the Middle Marches, Delaware

Jan. 21: Masque of Courtly Love, Canton

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

No more masks: As of Dec. 1, there will be no mask requirements or contact tracing in any Kingdom of the SCA.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m.

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

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 submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, Seneschal, and Minister of Arts & Sciences for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final polling. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2022. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Lady Claricia de la Mere
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Officer Opening – Minister of Youth

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Minister of Youth. The position requires current SCA membership and will require a background check. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, Seneschal, and Minister of Youth for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final polling.

If you would like to be considered for the position, please fill out the application online.

Lady Claricia de la Mere
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Congratulations Mistress Angharad ferch Tangwystl, Seneschal!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Her Excellency, Mistress Angharad ferch Tangwystl as Seneschal! She will step into this role on January 1, 2023.

A special thanks to the outgoing Seneschal Lady Claricia de la Mere for her hard work and service over the years and we wish her well in her upcoming retirement.

November Dessert Revel: Cleftlands Rapier Classic and Dessert Revel

Their Excellencies Pietro and Aurelia, sixth Barone and Baronessa of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to their fall Cleftlands Rapier Classic and Dessert Revel. This tournament and revel will be held on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 in Euclid, OH. All authorized rapier combatants are encouraged to participate regardless of rank, station, or location. The tournament will commence around 7:30 PM.

As with tournaments past, an inspiration to fight for is required. If you do not have one, on can or will be found for you. All fighting styles are permitted in this double elimination tournament with adjustments made based on turnout. Initial authorizations and re-authorizations will be offered if you arrive by 6:45.

If competing, combatants have been requested to sign up via Google Forms online (https://forms.gle/gQ1b94V69AeXnTE27 or click the icon to the right) to expedite the check in process.

Revelers are encouraged to bring non-SCA friends and family so they may experience the prowess and pageantry of the tournament.

Event Schedule

6:45 PM – Check-in and authorizations begin
7:15 PM – Procession of fighters and opening ceremonies
7:30 PM – Tournament begins

Find this event on Facebook!

Meeting Minutes: 9-Nov-57

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

There will be no meetings on Nov. 23, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 due to the holidays. Meetings will resume Jan. 4.

DESSERT REVELS

Nov. 30: Baronial Fencing Tournament. Each combatant will need a person to be their inspiration. See rapier marshal Lord Reinhardt mit dem Bart for details.

Dec. 14: Yule Revel. Activities include: dancing, caroling (music will be supplied to anyone wishing to sing some seasonal tunes) and treats to share. Bring site tokens to decorate a Yule tree.

“Cookie” Exchange: Like a cookie exchange, bring one or more entries, equivalent in effort and/or expense to a dozen cookies (around $5). For every entry you bring, you take one entry home. So, if you bring a dozen felt sewing kits, you could take home a dozen items from other people. Entries could include: A dozen cookies (because cookies are always good). A small fruitcake. A pair of beeswax candles. A stamped draw string bag. A linen napkin. Or anything else you can think of that people may appreciate. Items should arrive by 7 p.m. to be set up in the viewing area. We’ll start the selection of items to take home around 8:30.

(Note: We don’t expect every person to do every activity. It’s fine to just socialize!)

BARON AND BARONESS: Master Milesent Vibert has issued a Marathon of Illumination challenge to Sergeant Tariq al Sanna Af Fjall. He must complete one illumination in the style of the Codex Manesse for each of the baronies of the Middle Kingdom. He has two weeks to complete each illumination.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Minster of Arts and Sciences: A group will take a docent-led tour of an exhibit, “Tales of the City: Drawing in the Netherlands from Bosch to Bruegel” at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday, Nov. 27. Tickets are free but registration is required. See MOAS Mistress Angharad for details and to let her know you are coming.

See MOAS Mistress Angharad for details.

Check the baronial calendar on the website for details on upcoming classes.

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Equestrian Guild: The guild will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at its accustomed place. See the baronial Facebook page for details.

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 EVENTS

Nov. 11: Golden Dream – Barony of Northwoods 50th Anniversary, Brighton MI

Nov. 12: Royal University of the Midrealm, Fairborn OH

Nov. 12: Bardic Madness, Lake Villa, IL

Dec. 10: Yule Feast, Toledo OH

Jan. 7: Twelfth Night in the Middle Marches, Delaware OH

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

No more masks: As of Dec. 1, there will be no mask requirements or contact tracing in any Kingdom of the SCA.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m.

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

Meeting Minutes: 2-Nov-57

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

There will be no meetings on Nov. 23, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 due to the holidays. Meetings will resume Jan. 4.

DESSERT REVELS

Nov. 30: Baronial Fencing Tournament. Each combatant will need a person to be their inspiration. See the Baron and Baroness for details.

Dec. 14: Yule Revel. Details TBD

BARON AND BARONESS: Members are encouraged to issue baronial challenges, either to themselves or to others. See the Baron and Baroness for details.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Seneschal: Cleftlands has entered a bid to host the 2023 Fall Coronation, Sept. 30 at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds. Event stewards are THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe and Lady Jaquelinne la Deiciere. Kingdom will notify us if we have won the bid in January.

Minster of Arts and Sciences: There will be a scroll-making session at 6:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Critical Hit Game Store, 13433 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights. Sewing machines are needed. See MOAS Angharad for details.

A group will take a docent-led tour of an exhibit, “Tales of the City: Drawing in the Netherlands from Bosch to Bruegel” at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday, Nov. 27. See MOAS Angharad for details and to let her know you are coming.

A drawing session, led by Lady Rivkah Mispira, will be held every second Wednesday of the month. Subjects will be clothed models or objects. Volunteers are needed to model or to bring cool stuff to draw. Bring art supplies. Contact Rivkah (Lauren JC on Facebook) for details.

Check the calendar on the baronial website for details on upcoming classes.

Archery marshal: About 26 archers took part in a regional archery practice on Oct. 30. The day included combat and target archery practice.

GUILD  ANNOUNCEMENTS

Makers Guild: The guild will meet Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lorain County Community College’s Fab Lab. Members will work on a Yule project. See Lord Macro for details.

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 EVENTS

Nov. 5: Hammer and Anvil

Nov. 11: Northwoods 50

Nov. 12: Royal University of the Midrealm, Fairborn

Nov. 12: Bardic Madness, Lake Villa, Ill.

Dec. 10: Yule Feast, Toledo

Jan. 7: Twelfth Night in the Middle Marches, Delaware

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

No more masks: As of Dec. 1, there will be no mask requirements or contact tracing in any Kingdom of the SCA.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m.

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

Meeting Minutes: 19-Oct-57

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

New Heirs: The new heirs to the throne of the Middle Kingdom are their Highnesses, Prince Louis LeCoffrier and Princess Sadb ingen Donnchadha.

DESSERT REVELS

Oct. 26: Halloween-themed Revel. Wear your best garb and accessorize with a mask, if you have one. Bring treats to share. There will be no armored combat or rapier activities.

  • Bardic challenge: We want to hear your best spooky stories and songs. They can be period or period-ish, five minutes maximum for each performance. Keep subject matter PG. See our chatelaine Jaquelinne for details.
  • Cooks Challenge: Disguised Dishes
  • Bring a ‘disguised’ dish to the holiday: any dish parading as something it’s not. Bread bones, pies of black birds, hedgehogs of marzipan, sugar skulls- let your mind and your kitchen explore. See more details on the baronial Facebook page.

Nov. 30: Baronial Fencing Tournament. Each combatant will need a person to be their inspiration. See the Baron and Baroness for details.

Dec. 14: Yule Revel. Details TBD

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Minster of Arts and Sciences: There will be a scroll-making session on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Critical Hit Game Store, 13433 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights. Box knives and sewing machines are needed. See MOAS Baroness Angharad for details.

Check the baronial calendar on the website for details on upcoming classes.

Social media: Our social media officer Lord Hrafnkell Inn Raudi Eykelsson is looking for photos of events and activities that he can use on Cleftlands social media.

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Makers Guild: A workshop day is being planned for October. See Lord Macro for details.

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 EVENTS

Oct. 22: Brawl at Crooked Dragon, Oberlin

Oct. 23: Meet and Beet Budget Tourney, Warren

Dec. 10: Yule Feast, Toledo

Jan. 7: Twelfth Night in the Middle Marches, Delaware

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

New Seneschal: The application for seneschal is on the Cleftlands website. The new person will take over Jan. 1. See our current senechal Lady Claricia to learn more.

No more masks: Masks will no longer be required for any SCA activities in the Middle Kingdom. As of Dec. 1, there will be no mask requirements or contact tracing in any Kingdom of the SCA.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m. due to the new automatic door lock system.

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

Congratulations Prince Louis and Princess Sadb!

On Saturday, October 15th in the Barony of Brendoken their Royal Majesties King Dag and Queen AnneMarie,  hosted the 105th Crown Tournament at the Middle Kingdom. Once the skies cleared and the blows were counted, the Midrealm rejoiced in the knowledge that the heirs to the throne had been revealed. We are pleased to welcome Prince Louis LeCoffrier and Princess Sadb ingen Donnchada. Congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses!

Photograph by: Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari © Richard S. Mandel, 2022

Meeting Minutes: 12-Oct-57

DESSERT REVELS

Oct. 26: Halloween-themed Revel. Wear your best garb and accessorize with a mask, if you have one. Bring treats to share.

Bardic challenge: We want to hear your best spooky stories and songs. They can be period or period-ish, five minutes maximum for each performance. Keep subject matter PG. See our chatelaine Jaquelinne for details.

Cooks Challenge: Disguised Dishes

Bring a ‘disguised’ dish to the holiday: any dish parading as something it’s not. Bread bones, pies of black birds, hedgehogs of marzipan, sugar skulls- let your mind and your kitchen explore. See more details on the baronial Facebook page.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Minster of Arts and Sciences: Check the baronial calendar on the website for details on upcoming classes.

Social media: Our social media officer Lord Hrafnkell Inn Raudi Eykelsson is looking for photos of events and activities that he can use on Cleftlands social media.

 Senechal: The application for seneschal is on the Cleftlands website. The new person will take over Jan. 1. See our current senechal Lady Claricia to learn more.

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Makers Guild: A workshop day is being planned for October. See Lord Macro for details.

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 EVENTS

Oct. 15: Crown Tournament, Wooster

Oct. 22: Brawl at Crooked Dragon, Oberlin

Oct. 23: Meet and Beet Budget Tourney, Warren

The officers are looking for possible event sites for future events. Talk to our seneschal Lady Claricia if you have ideas.

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

No more masks: Masks will no longer be required for any SCA activities in the Middle Kingdom. As of Dec. 1, there will be no mask requirements or contact tracing in any Kingdom of the SCA.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m. due to the new automatic door lock system.

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

Meeting Minutes: 05-Oct-57

DESSERT REVELS

Oct. 26: Halloween-themed Revel.

Wear your best garb and accessorize with a mask, if you have one. Bring treats to share.

Bardic challenge: We want to hear your best spooky stories and songs. They can be period or period-ish, five minutes maximum for each performance. Keep subject matter PG. See our chatelaine Jaquelinne for details.

Cooks Challenge: Disguised Dishes: Bring a ‘disguised’ dish to the holiday: any dish parading as something it’s not. Bread bones, pies of black birds, hedgehogs of marzipan, sugar skulls- let your mind and your kitchen explore. See more details on the baronial Facebook page.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Minster of Arts and Sciences: Classes on SCA 101, working with gold leaf and equestrian activities in the SCA are coming up. Check the baronial calendar on the website for details.

Social media: Our social media officer Lord Hrafnkell Inn Raudi Eykelsson is looking for photos of events and activities that he can use on Cleftlands social media.

Senechal: The application for seneschal is on the Cleftlands website. The new person will take over Jan. 1. See our current senechal Lady Claricia to learn more.

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 EVENTS

  • Oct. 8: Red Dragon, London, Ohio
  • Oct. 15: Crown Tournament, Wooster
  • Oct. 22: Brawl at Crooked Dragon, Oberlin
  • Oct. 23: Meet and Beat Budget Tourney, Warren
  • See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

The officers are looking for possible event sites for future events. Talk to our seneschal Lady Claricia if you have ideas.

OLD BUSINESS

No more masks: Masks will no longer be required for any SCA activities in the Middle Kingdom. As of Dec. 1, there will be no mask requirements or contact tracing in any Kingdom of the SCA.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m. due to the new automatic door lock system.

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

Officer Opening – Seneschal

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Seneschal. If you would like to be considered for a position, please fill out the application online. The submissions will be reviewed at an officers meeting with a final decision made by the Seneschal, Baron, and Baroness. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2022, and the tenure will begin on January 1, 2023.

Job Description

The seneschal is the legal and administrative representative of the Barony, the equivalent of a president. They are responsible for communicating and enforcing laws and regulations to make sure everyone in their group is in compliance, as well as heading the administrative concerns of the Barony. This position works closely with the Baron and Baroness (coronets) in all matters to determine policy. The seneschal is the only one who can sign contracts for the Barony, and is one member of the financial committee to vote on expenses. The seneschal will review event bids and prepare them for review by the Baronial officers, will act as a deputy event steward to all events, is responsible for any sites contracted by the Barony, runs business meetings for the populace and the officers, supports the officer corps, and generally keeps things ship-shape.

Apply online!

Apply online!

Qualifications

  • Paid member of the SCA (required)
  • Age 18 or above (required)
  • The ability to be at every Baronial meeting as much as possible, and stay until the site is cleared and locked.
  • Able to serve at least 2, but no more than 3, years.
  • Previous experience as an officer, or good working knowledge of how the officers’ group functions.
  • Social media savvy – most communication from Kingdom and the BoD is first provided via Facebook now, so to be on top of things an active presence at least on that platform is highly recommended.
  • Experience managing teams.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Cool under pressure.
  • Comfortable attending in-person activities in most circumstances.

If you have any specific questions about this position, please contact the current seneschal (Claricia de la Mere) directly at seneschal@cleftlands.org.

Useful Links

Meeting Minutes: 28-Sep-57

BARONIAL COURT

A baronial court was held to give awards originally presented by Their Majesties Arch and Runa during Coronation.

  • Baron Calum MacDhaibhidh: Order of the Evergreen
  • THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe: Order of the Royal Vanguard

DESSERT REVELS

Oct. 26: Halloween-themed Revel. Wear your best garb and accessorize with a mask, if you have one. Bring treats to share.

  • Bardic challenge: We want to hear your best spooky stories and songs. They can be period or period-ish, five minutes maximum for each performance. Keep subject matter PG. See our chatelaine Jaquelinne for details.
  • Cooks Challenge: Disguised Dishes — Bring a ‘disguised’ dish to the holiday: any dish parading as something it’s not. Bread bones, pies of black birds, hedgehogs of marzipan, sugar skulls- let your mind and your kitchen explore. See more details on the baronial Facebook page.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Minster of Arts and Sciences: A class on Roman jewelry will be held Oct. 5.

Noblesse Largesse Exchange: This is an adaptation of a Secret Santa exchange. The sign-up deadline has passed. Here is a link to more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1431625744011557/?ref=newsfeed

 Senechal: Our seneschal Lady Claricia is stepping down at the end of the year. Applications for the position open on Oct. 1, and the new person will take over Jan. 1. See Claricia if you want to know more about the job.

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 EVENTS

Oct. 8: Red Dragon, London, Ohio

Oct. 15: Crown Tournament, Wooster

Oct. 22: Brawl at Crooked Dragon, Oberlin

Oct. 23: Meet and Beat Budget Tourney, Warren

The officers are looking for possible event sites for future events. Talk to our seneschal Lady Claricia if you have ideas.

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

No more masks: Masks will no longer be required for any SCA activities in the Middle Kingdom.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m. due to the new automatic door lock system.

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

Congratulations King Dag and Queen AnneMarie!

On Saturday, September 24th in their Barony of Ayerton, their Royal Majesties King Dag and Queen AnneMarie were crowned during a successful transition of power.

We wish their graces Duke Arch and and Duchess Runa well in their retirement.

Photograph by: Sir Crispin de la Rochefoucauld

Meeting Minutes: 21-Sep-57

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

Noblesse Largesse Exchange: The deadline to sign up is Sept. 28. See below for details.

New Seneschal: Our seneschal Lady Claricia is stepping down at the end of the year. Applications for the position open on Oct. 1, and the new person will take over Jan. 1. See Claricia if you want to know more about the job.

DESSERT REVELS

 Sept. 28: Please bring treats to share.

Arts challenge: Please display a project, in process or complete, or equipment that’s outside your “specialty.” Show the full range of your interests. More information is on the Baronial Facebook page, or see our MOAS Mistress Angharad.

Oct. 26: Halloween-themed Revel. Wear your best garb and accessorize with a mask, if you have one. Bring treats to share.

Bardic challenge: We want to hear your best spooky stories and songs. They can be period or period-ish, five minutes maximum for each performance. Keep subject matter PG. See our chatelaine Jaquelinne for details.

Cooks Challenge: Disguised Dishes Bring a ‘disguised’ dish to the holiday: any dish parading as something it’s not. Bread bones, pies of black birds, hedgehogs of marzipan, sugar skulls- let your mind and your kitchen explore. See more details on the baronial Facebook page.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Minster of Arts and Sciences: A class on Roman jewelry will be held Oct. 5.

The Noblesse Largesse Exchange is an adaptation of a Secret Santa exchange. Each participant is randomly matched to another, and receives their info. Then they make a gift for that person, and receive one from another. Sign up deadline is Sept. 28. Here is a link to more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1431625744011557/?ref=newsfeed

 GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 EVENTS

Oct. 8: Red Dragon, London, OH

Oct. 15: Crown Tournament, Wooster, OH

Oct. 22: Brawl at Crooked Dragon, Oberlin, OH

Oct. 23: Meet and Beat Budget Tourney, Warren, OH

The officers are looking for possible event sites for future events. Talk to our seneschal Lady Claricia if you have ideas.

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

No more masks: Masks will no longer be required for any SCA activities in the Middle Kingdom. The ONLY Covid policy still in effect is the required posting of the Society disclaimer at all in-person events and in any digital invitations for those events (Facebook events, website, emails, social posts). If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend meetings or events. See our seneschal Clarissa if you have questions.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m. due to the new automatic door lock system.

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

Meeting Minutes: 14-Sep-57

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

Noblesse Largesse Exchange: The deadline to sign up for this gift exchange is Sept. 28. See below for details.

Baronial archery tournament postponed: Since an early sunset will prevent having the tournament on Sept. 28, it has been postponed until spring.

Site security: The electronic code that locks and unlocks the door is being changed and put on a timer. This means we cannot enter before our rental time, and everyone must be out of the building before 10 p.m. or they will be locked inside. The church has installed security cameras on both doors and the gym.

New Seneschal: Our seneschal Lady Claricia is stepping down at the end of the year. Applications for the position open on Oct. 1, and the new person will take over Jan. 1. See Claricia if you want to know more about the job.

DESSERT REVELS

 Sept. 28: Please bring treats to share.

Arts challenge: Please display a project, in process or complete, or equipment that’s outside your “specialty.” Show the full range of your interests. More information is on the Baronial Facebook page, or see our MOAS Mistress Angharad.

Oct. 26: Halloween-themed Revel. Wear your best garb and accessorize with a mask, if you have one. Bring treats to share.

Bardic challenge: We want to hear your best spooky stories and songs. They can be period or period-ish, five minutes maximum for each performance. Keep subject matter PG. See our chatelaine Jaquelinne for details.

Cooks Challenge: Disguised Dishes

Bring a ‘disguised’ dish to the holiday: any dish parading as something it’s not. Bread bones, pies of black birds, hedgehogs of marzipan, sugar skulls- let your mind and your kitchen explore. See more details on the baronial Facebook page.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Minster of Arts and Sciences: The Noblesse Largesse Exchange is an adaptation of a Secret Santa exchange. Each participant is randomly matched to another, and receives their info. Then they make a gift for that person, and receive one from another. Sign up deadline is Sept. 28. Here is a link to more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1431625744011557/?ref=newsfeed

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cooks Guild: Members will practice cooking over an open fire at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in Berea. The location is the same as Armorers Guild meetings. The host requires that participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend. See Mistress Angharad for details.

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 EVENTS

Our officers are looking for possible event sites for future events. Talk to our seneschal Lady Claricia if you have ideas.

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

No more masks: Masks will no longer be required for any SCA activities in the Middle Kingdom. The ONLY Covid policy still in effect is the required posting of the Society disclaimer at all in-person events and in any digital invitations for those events (Facebook events, website, emails, social posts). If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend meetings or events. See our seneschal Clarissa if you have questions.

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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 the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m. due to the new automatic door lock system.

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

Meeting Minutes: 07-Sep-57

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

Site security: The electronic code that locks and unlocks the door is being changed and will be on the a timer. This means we cannot enter before our rental time, and everyone must be out of the building before 10 p.m. or they will be locked inside. The church has installed security cameras on both doors and the gym.

New seneschal: Our seneschal Lady Claricia is stepping down at the end of the year. Applications for the position open on Oct. 1, and the new person will take over Jan. 1. See Claricia if you want to know more about the job.

No more masks: Masks will no longer be required for any SCA activities in the Middle Kingdom. The ONLY Covid policy still in effect is the required posting of the Society disclaimer at all in-person events and in any digital invitations for those events (Facebook events, website, emails, social posts). If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend meetings or events. See our seneschal Clarissa if you have questions.

PENNSIC AWARDS

  • Ulfr Forkbeard – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Runa Æikibrandskona – Order of the Dragon’s Barb
  • EikBrandr Solgyafi – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Ragna stórráða Úlfsdóttir – Order of the Cavendish Knot
  • Zuriel Nightshade – Order of the Red Company
  • Jolicia atte Northclyfe – Order of the Evergreen
  • Adele Kramer – Order of the Red Company
  • Kirkpatrick of Nottinghamshire – Award of Arms
  • Brangwayn Snowden – Order of the Pelican
  • Oaken Armed Forces (of which Cleftlands is part) – Dragon’s Teeth
  • Lady Gwenllian Tarianlas and the Serengeti Bucket Brigade/ Camp Three Bears were recognized for literally putting out fires.
  • Antartcus and the Goat Clan: Augmentation of Arms for volunteering at Pennsic
  • All Gentles who taught at Pennsic were presented with wooden medallions created by Sgt. Tariq and Lord Macro and given by the Queen’s hand.

 

DESSERT REVELS

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

Seneschal: Copies of the scroll awarded to the Yule Elves are available; see Lady Jaquelinne.

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cooks Guild: Members will practice cooking over an open fire at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in Berea. The host requires that participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend. See Mistress Angharad for details.

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 EVENTS

Regular Event will not be held this fall. Bids are being accepted for future Regular Events.

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

Exchequer: Members are asked to donate $2 per meeting, or $50 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: Bring lawn chairs if you choose to sit outdoors. Set-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. We must vacate the building before 10 p.m. due to the new automatic electronic door locking system.

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

Congratulations Lady Shahzada Isfahani, Demo Coordinator!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Lady Shahzada (al-Zahra) Isfahani for her second turn as Demonstration Coordinator!

A special thanks to the outgoing Demo Coordinator Lord Karl von Leipzigr (Carl of Cleftlands) for his hard work and service.

Meeting Minutes: 24-Aug-57

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

No more masks: Masks will no longer be required for any SCA activities in the Middle Kingdom. The ONLY Covid policy still in effect is the required posting of the Society disclaimer at all in-person events and in any digital invitations for those events (Facebook events, website, emails, social posts). If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend meetings or events. See our seneschal Clarissa if you have questions.

DESSERT REVELS

The Aug. 31 revel will be an ice cream social, with ice cream treats. Those who attended Pennsic are encouraged to bring class handouts to share. Armored combat and fencing will take place.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Equestrian Guild: Lady Rhea will attend the Aug. 31 meeting to discuss reviving the guild.

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 EVENTS

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

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.

 Baronial meetings: Meetings will be held weekly for the foreseeable future. Bring lawn chairs if you choose to sit outdoors. Set-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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

Meeting Minutes: 20-Jul-57

PENNSIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: BARONIAL MUSTERS

Baronial pavilion set-up: Wed., Aug. 3, battlefield, time TBA. Please check social media channels for an announcement of the time, and spread the word. Bring hammers.

Opening Ceremonies: Saturday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. The barony will meet at Midrealm Royal to march as a group to Opening Ceremonies on the battlefield.

Populace Archery and Thrown Weapons Muster and Cleftlands Group Photo: Sunday, Aug. 7, 1 p.m. Meet at the baronial tent on the battlefield. Participants will march to the castle on the battlefield for the photo; archery combatants will continue on to the archery field.

Populace Armored Combatants Muster: Monday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m. Meet at camp Three Bears, located at N-17 by the North Gate.

Populace Rapier Combatants Muster: Friday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m. Meet at camp Three Bears.

Baronial pavilion tear-down: Friday, Aug. 12, approx. 4 p.m. after the final battle.

PENNSIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: OTHER

Pennsic Break: Meetings are suspended until Aug. 24.

Midrealm court: Thursday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall/Barn.

Help needed: Assistance is needed to move the baronial chairs and banners to Midrealm court. Meet at camp New Bridge, located at N-08, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

Nebble Hunt: The Nebble Hunt – in which Cleftlanders hide Nebbles in their camps and steal other people’s Nebbles – will happen this year at Pennsic. See Baroness Aurelia’s post on the Cleftlands Facebook page. The game begins Thursday, Aug. 4. The deadline to sign up is noon Wednesday, Aug. 3. Baroness Aurelia will deliver the Nebbles to participating camps.

 COVID-19 Policies: Attendees are expected to bring their own water and masks. You will need proof of vaccination or a current negative COVID-19 test. Please see the “COVID” section of the Pennsic website, on the main page, for details. Pennsic.org

War Points: War Points can be earned for doing service, as well as teaching and attending classes. Populace War Points are tallied and can help Midrealm prevail over the East Kingdom. See https://www.pennsicwar.org/WarPoints for details, or check the guidebook.

FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING WAR

Meistara Thorhalla Carlsdottir Af Broberg and her household are hosting A&S Hangouts on July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17, 7-9 p.m. at Wildwood Park. Bring a project or just come to socialize. See her Facebook post for details.

DESSERT REVELS

Aug. 31: This will be an ice cream social. Everyone who attended Pennsic is encouraged to bring class handouts to share. Bring lawn chairs.

OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Email addresses  for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)

GUILD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Equestrian Guild: There will be a workshop at the Aug. 31 meeting to discuss re-activating the Cleftlands Equestrian Guild and SCA equestrian activities.

Armorers Guild: This guild meets most Thursdays in Berea. July 21 is the last meeting until after Pennsic. The host requires that participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend. See Baron Calum for details.

UPCOMING EVENTS

See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/

OLD BUSINESS

Baronial property inventory deadline: Sunday, July 31, is the deadline to turn in paperwork pertaining to the baronial property inventory. Members holding baronial property must sign a contract, per the SCA Board of Directors. This does not include officer regalia or items stored at the meeting site. Please email the paperwork to our seneschal, Lady Claricia.

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.

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