Congratulations Fall 2019 Award Recipients!

Congratulations to all the recent Award recipients for October, November, and December!

Cleftlands Standard Bearers Baronial Championships (05 Oct, 2019)

  • Wrin the Red – Award of Saint Alfred
  • Jaquelinne la Deiciere – Award of the Argent Cresset
  • Jocelin D’Eyncourt – Award of the Azure Trident
  • Karl Ulfson – Award of the Azure Chalice

Bardic Madness (02 Nov, 2019)

  • Orsina della Luna – Award of the Purple Fret

Meeting Minutes: 9-Oct-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna 

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • Bids for Regular Event in 2020 need to be in by 16-Oct.
  • Please consider submitting a bid for Regular Event in 2021: it is not too early to start planning a bid for that event.
  • The Barony is accepting applications for Rapier Marshal and Minister of Arts and Science positions on on the Cleftlands site through next Wednesday (16-Oct).

Demo Coordinator, Cadfan for Carl

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

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa
    • Next week, 16-Oct, Japanese Embroidery by Maritsa

Events

  • October Dessert Revel, 30-Oct
    • The Costume Challenge is Medieval Monsters, inspired by the show at the Cleveland art museum.
    • The Cooks Challenge theme is Awesome Offal. Bring a dish featuring a non-standard meat cut; heart, tongue, feet, viscera of any type.
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River. Further information is available at https://sites.google.com/site/bardicmadnessmid/home
    • Her Majest, Ynes, will be attending.
    • Jolicia is organizing crash space for attendees. If you have a bed, or floor to offer, please let her know.
  • November Dessert Revel: Armored Tourney
  • December Dessert Revel: Yule Celebration.
  • Regular Event, 29-Feb: Bids for 2020 must be submitted by next Wednesday, 16-Oct.
    • Jacqueline is organizing the one known bid. If you’re interested in taking a role in her event bid, please contact her.
    • The site we are using (the Byzantine Cathedral in Parma) will not be available after 2020. It is NOT too soon to begin looking for a 2021 site and planning the bid.
  • Northern Oaken War Manuevers (NOWM).
    • Gianna has been Event Steward for the last seven years. If you are interested in shadowing her and learning to take on the role at “the event that runs itself” please let her know, as it’s not too early to get started on planning.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal to note what you’ve been up to.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets Thursday’s at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing and every thing else) Meeting 7-10 most Tuesdays. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets Sundays at 2 pm, at Gwyneth and Muldonney’s home. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers Guild normally meets 2 and 4th Tuesdays. The 22-Oct meeting will be at Miriana’s home. Directions will be posted online, or contact Miriana at rrichmo1@kent.edu for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets 14-Oct at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. On Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Congratulations 2019 Baronial Champions!

Back: Dafydd, Stephen, Jaquelinne, and Americk. Front: Baroness Gianna and Baron Crispin. Photograph by Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.

It was both an honor and privilege to host the twenty-eight annual Standard Bearers Baronial Championship on October 5, 2019 in the northernmost reaches of Euclid in our beloved Cleftlands. We offer thanks to all who attended and to those who participated in the many challenges and activities throughout the day.

Special thanks to those staff members mentioned including, but not limited to: Cadfan of Cleftlands (Steward), Carl of Cleftlands (Gate), Branwen filia Paynell (Breakfast), Claricia de la Mere (Lunch), Angharad Ferch Tangwystl (Feast), Edward Brackenburye (Archery MIC), Thorin Eikskjald (Armored MIC), Brangwayn Snowden (Rapier MIC), and all others who assisted throughout the day or shadowed to learn a new event skill.

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

In the Baronial court, the following awards were granted:

Once again, thank you to all who participated to make this an amazing Standard Bearers!

In service,

Baron Crispin and Baroness Gianna

Officer Opening – Rapier Marshal

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Rapier Marshal. 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, and Seneschal for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote. The deadline for submissions is October 18, 2019. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

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, and Seneschal for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote. The deadline for submissions is October 18, 2019. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Meeting Minutes: 2-Oct-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna 

  • Standard Bearer’s:
    • For champions, anyone can compete, regardless of rank. You are also welcome to participate even if not competing. please contact If you have questions about the expectations of the champions, please come and discuss it with us. The Tourneys will kick off at 11. You can check the full schedule at http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/.
    • As the site fee is ‘donation only’, there will be a rummage sale to help fund the event.Please bring items you’d like to donate items to sell, or pick up.

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • Bids for Regular Event in 2020 need to be in by 16-Oct.
  • Please consider submitting a bid for Regular Event in 2021: it is not too early to start planning a bid for that event.
  • By Friday morning, the applications for Rapier Marshal and Minister of Arts and Science will be on the Cleftlands site.

Demo Coordinator, Carl

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

Officers

  • Rapier Marshal, Velvet
    • Velvet is looking to step down as Rapier Marshal. Please talk to him.
  • Pursuivant, Miriana for Njall
    • During Seto’s reign, he will be using Japanese cultural terms. He has suggestions for correct Japanese terms for referring to the royalty, though Your Majesty is always appropriate. Miriana wil be leading a class on 9-Nov on correct pronunciation.
  • A&S Minister, Runa
    • Next week, 9-Oct, A Family of Remarkable Women, Katerin ferch Gwenllian.
    • Please check the website for future classes. You can suggest or offer to teach classes online as well. If you’re interested
  • Chronicler, Angharad
    • Still looking for anyone interested in serving as a backup for note taking at meetings.

Events

  • Standard Bearer’s: 5-Oct. 10 am at our meeting site. Check the website for information: http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/
    • Setup starts about 8:30 am. Cadfan will be posting details about what help is needed.
    • Site is free, though donations are appreciated. Lunch will be $5, while feast is $10.
    • There will be a rummage/yard sale at the event to help pay for the site – please donate items, or buy them.
    • Branwen is organizing the Breakfast Bar and would appreciate donations of home-made or purchased baked goods.
    • Rapier Tourney starts at 11 am; Archery at 1, Armored at 2, and A&S at 3:30 pm.
    • Clarisca is running the lunch tavern, and she is looking for some help in the service or handling cash. .
    • Njall would like anyone interested in vocal heraldry at the event to come and let him know as there will be opportunities.
    • The Cleftlands Boast Box will be at the site if you’d like to make a commitment.
    • No formal youth activities, but there will be craft bins available.
    • For more info, check the website at http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/
  • October Dessert Revel, 30-Oct
    • The Cooks Challenge theme is Awesome Offal. Bring a dish featuring a non-standard meat cut; heart, tongue, feet, viscera of any type.
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River. Jolicia is organizing crash space for attendees. If you have a bed, or floor to offer, please let her know.
  • November Dessert Revel: Armored Tourney
  • December Dessert Revel: Yule Celebration.
  • Regular Event: Bids are percolating. Start thinking about A&S projects
    • Jacqueline is organizing the one known bid. If you’re interested in taking a role in her event bid, please contact her.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal to note what you’ve been up to.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets Thursday’s at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing and every thing else) Meeting 7-10 most Tuesdays. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets Sundays at 2 pm, at Gwyneth and Muldonney’s home. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers Guild normally meets 2 and 4th Tuesdays. The 8-Oct meeting will be at Angharad and Calum’s home. Directions will be posted online, or contact Miriana at rrichmo1@kent.edu for details and directions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild may restart – depending on interest. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com to express interest or ask questions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. On 9-Oct, we’ll be making sausage at meeting for the 2-Nov Bardic Madness Feast. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

October Dessert Revel: Medieval Monster (Mash)

Greetings unto the populace and neighbors of the Cleftlands!

On Wednesday, October 30 the regularly scheduled dessert revel will be transformed into a Medieval Monster Mash! Join us for a medieval monster-themed garb challenge, participate in a subtlety challenge sponsored by the Cleftlands Cooks Guild (Awesome Offal), and so much more!

Some help will be needed to set up and tear down after the revel. If you can arrive early, stay late, or help during the revel please reach out to Lady Claricia de la Mere (clariciadlm@gmail.com) and RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations Seto-Heika and Reina Ynes!

On Saturday, September 28th in the lands of the Barony of Illiton, their Royal Majesties Seto-Heika and Reina Ynes were crowned during a successful transition of power. Let us Rejoice! Yorokobimashou!

We wish their graces Duke Edmund and Duchess Kateryn well in their retirement.

Meeting Minutes: 18-Sep-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna 

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

Demo Coordinator, Carl

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

Officers

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

Events

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

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal to note what you’ve been up to.

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

Congratulations Master Sorcha!

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

Meeting Minutes: 11-Sep-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna 

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

Seneschal, Cadfan

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

Demo Coordinator, Carl

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

Officers

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

Events

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

Other Announcements: 

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

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal to note what you’ve been up to.

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

Cleftlands Open House

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Minutes: 4-Sep-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin 

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

Seneschal, Cadfan

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

Demo Coordinator, Carl

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

Officers

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

Events

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

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal to note what you’ve been up to.

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

Meeting Minutes: 29-Aug-54

There was no business meeting at the August Dessert Revel.

Standard Bearers Baronial Championship

2018 Baronial Champions

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Crispin & Gianna
Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands

Bardic Madness

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

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

Registration Information

Adult (18+) Registration: $15
Adult (18+) Member Registration: $10
Youth: Free
Feast (18+): $10
Lunch Tavern: $5

Remit checks (made out to “SCA Inc – Barony of the Cleftlands”) to:
SCA INC –  Barony of the Cleftlands
c/o Bardic Madness Registration
P.O. Box 21201,  South Euclid, OH 44121-0201

Please include the following registration information when submitting via mail: real name, SCA name, membership number and membership expiration date.

Deadline for postal mail registration is October 28, 2019.

For more detailed information, please check out the event website or find us on Facebook!

Congratulations Mistress Constanza, Knights Marshal!

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

Congratulations Lady Shahzada Isfahani, Social Media Coordinator!

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

Congratulations Summer 2019 Award Recipients!

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

Pennsic War (26 Jul – 11 Aug)

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

Pferdestadt Rapier Classic (14 Sep)

  • Sorcha Fraser – Order of the Pelican

Officer Application – Social Media

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

Thank you for your interest.

Local SMO’s must meet the following qualifications:

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

Hard Points: (Minimum)

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

Soft Points: (Additional Potential Duties)

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

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