A&S: How to live like a viking and dress like a viking

This class will help those who are looking into the Viking persona. From how they actually lived: hunting, housing, etc…  to what they wore.

Date: Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Instructor: Viscountess Isgerdr Gulkarr

Ages: 12+

A&S: Sewing Round Table

What is in your traveling sewing kit?  Things that are handy when traveling to and event.

Date: Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Baroness Madeleine Bouvier

Meeting Minutes: 8-Feb-51

Announcements

  • Gianna is reaching the end of her term as Seneschal and would like to step down before NOWM. If you are at all interested in the position, please talk to her about it. She’ll make herself available 8-8:45 at meetings.

Officers

  • Minister of A&S: Classes are scheduled from next week through mid-April. Please check the Baronial calendar on the website for the schedule and descriptions. Colette is also hosting a year-long challenge for teaching: a point for classes held at meetings, guilds, or events, and two points for teaching at Pennsic. At the March Dessert Revel, there will be a Scribal Arts show: please bring your scrolls off the wall to share with everyone.

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild meets this Thursday, 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Current projects include making chests for coolers. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be meeting at Ealdred and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Dulcia’s home Tue 2/21. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions. There will be classes upcoming on traveling sewing baskets, shoemaking, and handsewing: they can be found on the Baronial calendar.
  • Please sign up with Angharad for the Siege Cookery Challenge, which will be held at the February Dessert Revel. Bags of supplies will be available in two weeks, giving you two weeks to prepare something amazing from the ingredient’s supplied.

Baron & Baroness

Constanza:

  • At Better War through Archery, Muldonney and Tarmach joined the King’s Merry Men. Gwyneth received her Dragon’s Barb.
  • At Candlemas, Thorin and Wynfang made it to the final 16, while Ivan made it to the final 8.

Calum:

  • Last Wednesday for February is the next Rapier Tourney. Please bring your consort, and prepare to impress the Barony with your prowess.

Cleftlands Classes

By popular request, you may teach a class and request a class online!

A&S: How to speak forsoothely

Add a nice touch to your persona by speaking much like they did in period. A little practice makes a lot of fun.

Date: March 8, 2017

Instructor: THL Brendan O Corraidhe

Officer Application – 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 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 applications is March 8, 2017.

Job Description

The senechal is the legal and administrative representative of the Barony. They work closely with the baron and baroness (coronets) and acts as an adviser on baronial policy and kingdom law to help guide decisions and to remain compliant. The seneschal keeps the coronets apprised of matters or issues within the barony or kingdom and acts as a member of the financial committee, which is comprised of the seneschal, exchequer, and the baron and baroness. 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, and act as the signatory for any contracts. They, or their deputy, will run meetings (generally weekly) and officer meetings as necessary to discuss business items.

If you have any specific questions about this position, please contact the seneschal (Gianna Vettori) directly, seneschal@cleftlands.org. (There is inevitably more to the job than listed above. 🙂 )

Useful Links

Thank you for your interest!

A&S: Knife Maintenance and Sharpening

This class will teach you how to care for your knives. Sharpening techniques and basic maintenance is what every cook should learn to keep your culinary tools at their best.

Date: Wednesday March 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Instructor: Master Oliver Stillman

Ages: 18+

 

A&S: How to teach a class

Tips on how to teach a class. From handouts to getting over the jitters. Really, it isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Come and discover the fun in teaching.

Date: Wednesday March 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Instructor: Mistress Tyzes Sofia (Zsof)

A&S: Research in the SCA

Weather you are researching to enter a research paper in the A&S competition or you are just researching for a persona. This class will help teach you the tools that are available.

Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Instructor: Mistress Milesent Vibert

A&S: So, about the A&S Faire?

If you have wondered about the A&S Faire and the process of entering or perhaps how to improve your entry from Regional to Kingdom competition, please come and ask questions or discuss the process.

Date: Wednesdays February 8, 2017 @ 8:00 PM.

Instructor: Baron Edward Brackenburye

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes: 1-Feb-51

Announcements

  • Gianna is reaching the end of her term as Seneschal and would like to step down before NOWM. If you are at all interested in the position, please talk to her about it.

Events

  • General thanks to the Barony and everyone who helped make the event work from Zsof and Dmitri as Event Stewards.
  • Madelaine thanked those who helped to man the gate, and said we approximately 420 people attend.
  • Claricia thanked everyone who assisted with prepping, cooking, serving and clean up for the feast, and especially for those who prepared the nine (yes 9) Hero’s dishes.
  • Sadira (Rowan) thanked everyone who helped to make lunch possible after she broke herself last week, especially Artair, Birna, and Meinhard.
  • Sorcha thanked the instructors and attendees of all the well-attended classes.
  • Ginevra thanked Angharad for handling the Open Dance after she fell ill.
  • In a display of great discipline, Gianna ensured the thank you’s went quickly by reserving all applause was actually reserved to the end.

Officers

  • Colette has taken the Minister of Arts and Sciences position. Next week at meeting, Edward will be teaching a class on the A&S faires. The following week, Milesent will be teaching a class on research. At the March Dessert Revel, there will be a Scribal Arts show: please bring your scrolls off the wall to share with everyone.

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild meets this Thursday, 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.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be meeting at Ealdred and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Scribe’s Guild will be meeting at Brackenburye Cottage this upcoming Monday. Please contact Melisent at grace@cwru.edu for details or directions.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Madelaine’s home next Tue. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
  • Please sign up with Angharad for the Siege Cookery Challenge, which will be held at the February Dessert Revel. Bags of supplies will be available in two weeks, giving you two weeks to prepare something amazing from the ingredient’s supplied.

Other SCA Announcements

  • Warder Marcos of Gwyntarian is taking over leadership for Cut and Thrust in the Northern Oaken region. He’s teaching at Gwyntarian meetings on the first Thursday of each month. He’s also meeting next Monday at the Battlezone Gym (sic) in Thistle to work with the new grappling rules for Cut and Thrust.

Baron & Baroness

Calum:

  • Trigger authorized at the Regular event.
  • Avanger won the first round of the Ladder of Renown Tourney.
  • 30 Cleftlanders were called into Court to receive awards: please check the Baronial website for the announcements.

Constanza:

  • Thanked the staff of the Event.
  • The next Rapier Tourney will be at the February Dessert Revel.

Congratulations Winter 2017 Award Recipients!

Congratulations to all the recent Award recipients for January, February, and March!

Regular Event in the Cleftlands (28 Jan 2017)

  • Oliver Stillman – Order of the Laurel
  • Aiden Elfeadur – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Lassarina O’Malley – Order of the Evergreen
  • Matheus Mac Eoin – Order of the Willow
  • Gwenllian Tarianlas – Order of the Willow
  • Dorothea Wever – Order of the Willow
  • Rhiannon filia Catell – Order of the Silver Oak
  • Niall Orkneyjarson – Order of the Red Company
  • Zofia der Kinder – Award of Arms
  • Robin of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Levi of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Foulke of Redcliffe – Award of Arms
  • Cato of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • Cadfan of the Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Albinus of Trikai – Award of Arms
  • Thora of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Denes of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Lupa of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • Blaire MacDougal – Award of Arms
  • Aethelwynn Skerra Dimma – Award of Arms
  • Brutus of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • Aedin of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Rollo Eldstrom – Award of Arms
  • Nazir of Trotheim – Award of Arms
  • Jaromir of Trotheim – Award of Arms

Better War Through Archery (04 Feb, 2017)

  • Gwynedd Cole‎ – Order of the Dragon’s Barb

February Cleftlands Rapier Tournament (22 Feb, 2017)

  • Muldonny McVriw – Award of Saint Alfred
  • Gwynedd Cole – Award of Saint Alfred

Winter War Maneuvers (04 Mar, 2017)

  • Sorcha Fraser – Order of the Dragon’s Heart

Congratulations Baroness Colette, Minister of Arts & Sciences!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Baroness Colette du Pré as Minister of Arts & Sciences!

A special thanks to the outgoing Minister of Arts & Sciences Sör Crispin de la Rochefoucauld for his hard work and service over the years.

Congratulations Master Oliver!

Congratulation to the newest Cleftlands laurel, Master Oliver Stillman, recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom at A Regular Event in the Cleftlands for his mastery of leatherworking and research!

A Regular Event in the Cleftlands

Join the Barony of the Cleftlands on Saturday January 28th for a Regular Event in the Cleftlands. Imagine Paris in the mid 1300’s, a city full of love and life, yet on the brink of catastrophe and death. In the eternal battle only you can decide who wins!

St. Johns Byzantine Cathedral
1900 Carlton Road, Parma OH 44134
Website: http://regular.cleftlands.org/

Meeting Minutes: 18-Jan-51

Events

  • Kateline is Royalty Liaison. She still needs a number of royal retainers and royalty room guards. Also, she’s looking for any items of largesse for the royalty baskets.
  • Event setup is next Friday starting at 8 pm. Help is needed to set up the site.
  •  There are 25 items for court, and counting, so it should be a great time.
  • Madelaine is taking pre-registration this week and next. She’s also taking pre-reg, through 10 am at the event, for the fighter ‘lunch bags’ which will be delivered to you at the list field.

Officers

  • Exchequer: If you’d like to make your site tithe for the year, Bob can give you a receipt to use with your taxes next year.
  • A&S Minister: Pietro will be demonstrating and teaching metal casting next week at meeting. Please let him know if you’ve like to take part so he can bring enough supplies for all interested. Also, Sir Crispin is looking for other classes for the schedule. Please let him know if you’ve a skill or knowledge you’d like to share.
  • Heavy Weapons: Thorin invites all fighters to check their helmet lining regularly. The foam will break down over time, and can lead to ‘squishy brain’ syndrome if not repaired.
  • Rapier: Velvet recommends rapier fighters also check the older parts of their armor as this can deteriorate as well.

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild meets this Thursday, 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.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be meeting at Ealdred and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  •  Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will be hosting a series of classes at meeting on topics people have requested. These will be announced as they are scheduled. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.

Barons

  • Calum
    • This is the last weekend to prepare for January event.
    • The next Cleftlands Rapier Tourney will be held at the February Dessert Revel. Please bring your inspiration and enthusiasm to compete.
    • Don’t forget that next week is Dessert Revel. Please show up with a treat, in your best, and ready to revel or dance.
  • Constanza
    • We have signed a contract for this meeting site for the next year. There were 24 alternatives provided, but this site was cost effective and convenient. One new requirement is that we need to empty the garbage cans at the end of the night: please help consolidate your garbage to make this easier.
    • Robert de Gesves asked, some time ago, how he could get a Cleftlands favor. This was the inspiration for Constanza to begin making baronial favors. As this was the first time she had seen him since they were created, she called him up to present one to him, and then offered them to anyone else who might want one.

Cleftlands Mail Night

On Wednesday January 11, the Cleftlands hosted a chain mail throw back night. Armored and rapier combatants alike dusted and oiled their best chain mail for the evening.

Maille Night combatants include: Lord Koten, Lord Levi, Sir Thorin, Sir Ulfr, Sir Wigthegn, Sir Laurelen, Sir Eikbrandr, Baroness Constanza, Baron Calum, Lord Vlad, and Sir Crispin. Photograph by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.

Meeting Minutes: 11-Jan-51

Announcements

  • We have signed a contract with site for another year. We will be paying $100 a week, paid for by your site tithe. Thank you for the many other options provided, but after negotiations, our current site was cost competitive.

Events

  • Claricia is looking for help in the kitchen on the day of.
  • Zsof announced that they are still looking for people to work as royal retainers, royal room guards, and as a brute squad to help the royalty load and unload their gear at the event. Also, needed is a ‘grunt team’ to help prep the fighting hall for court, and the populace room for feast.
  • Jolicia will be leading an effort to create decorations at next week’s meeting. Please come to make things. Also, she is looking for people to bring banners, with their own stands and marked with your name, as hall decorations. If you can bring them to the next few meetings, they’ll be set up on Friday night.
  • Troll is open at meeting, and will be until the Wednesday immediately before the event. Pre-reg to avoid the lines. Madelaine is also looking for help at the Troll table the day of the event.

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild does not meets this Thursday due to illness.
  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred’ and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details at atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers Guild is looking to gather ideas for upcoming projects at next week’s Baronial meeting. Let Madelaine know what ideas you have for the new year at meeting, or contact her at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.

Other SCA Announcements

  • Elizabeth is collecting used drinking vessels (not plastic) for their Highnesses, who will be sharing them with newcomer’s during their reign.
  • Alda still has accountability kits to support you in your 100 Days of A&S Challenge for 2017. Please contact her if you’d like a kit.

Barons

  • Constanza:
    • There are several events of interest this weekend including Middle Marches 12 Night, Winter Wassail, and Tree Girt Sea’s 12th Night.
  • Calum:
    • Thanks to everyone who showed up to fight in mail, especially the fencers who unexpected joined the challenge.
    • February Dessert Revel will be the next Rapier Tourney. Please bring your inspiration and your pomp.

Meeting Minutes: 4-Jan-51

Announcements

  • Baronial Polls must be in the mail by Saturday. They’ve currently received about 13% of the polls: their Majesties would like to see 30% or so. Please remember, there was only one choice for the polling, but their Majesties are not so limited, so you need to provide them your input.
  • Auric has passed his role as Rapier Marshal to Velvet.
  • Bastian has passed his role as Knight Marshall to Thorin.
  • There will be a very short officer’s meeting next week (11-Jan) at 8:45 pm.
  • One of our duties with site now is to clear the garbage at the end of meeting, Please save plastic and effort by consolidating refuse to only one garbage can.

Events

  • Troll is open and taking pre-registrations.
  • Rowan is organizing Lunch Tavern, and Fighter lunches. If you have time to help, please let her know.
  • Claricia: Feast Kitchen and Servers are also looking for assistance, so please come and play with knives and fire. If you’d like to make a Hero’s dish, please let her know.
  • Zsof and Dmitri are leading an event staff meeting at 8 next week (11-Jan). Many hands make light work, so please volunteer ahead, and on the day of the event. We’ll need many retainers to support the royalty attending, and we have two halls to changeover.

Officers

  • Exchequer, if you’d like to make your annual tithe, there will be 45 meetings this year. Let Bob know and he can provide a receipt you can use towards your taxes.
  • A&S Minister: Crispin wants to remind you that there’s still time to practice your class at Baronial meeting before the event. Or after.

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild will meet this Thursdays at 7 pm at Meinhard’s home in Parma. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for information.
  • Armorer’s Guild will also meet this Thursdays at 7 pm, at Ealdred’s home in Berea. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets on Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Scribes Guild will meet Monday (9-Jan) at Milesent and Edward’s home. Please contact her at grace@case.edu for information and directions. Since there’s an event coming up, you will be able to learn from a lot of scribes working very quickly.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.

Other

  • Alda once again invites you to join in the 100 Days of A&S Challenge for 2017. She’s offering sheets and jars with which you document your work this year.

Barons

  • Calum
    • You have until Friday to make award recommendations for January event. Please make court more fun for yourself and your friends. Any one can make recommendations at http://www.midrealm.org/op/recommend/login.php?from=/op/recommend/
  • Constanza
    • Next Wednesday, all Armored combatants are invited to armor themselves in Maille. Come and show it off!

Meeting Minutes: 14-Dec-51

Announcements

  • Last meeting of 2016. Next meeting is 4-Jan.
  • Every paid member living in Cuyahoga County should have received their polls: plain envelopes with a return address of Michael dePriest. You need to have them in the mail before 7-Jan.
  • Crispin is stepping down as A&S minister. Please apply online.

Events

  • Regular Event is only a few weeks away. Most information is on the website already, though some updates are still to come.
  • Madelaine is taking reservations for the event, feast, and the list field box lunches. She’ll have a deputy at meeting if she cannot attend.

Officers

  • Exchequer: If you’d like to make an annual site tithe for the new year, Bob can give a receipt that can be used towards your taxes.
  • A&S Minister: If you are interested in becoming our new A&S Minister, please apply online.

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild may meet the next two Thursdays, 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.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be next meet on 5-Jan at at Ealdred’ and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice next meets 8-Jan. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Needleworkers will have a planning meeting at our first Baronial meeting (4-Jan). If you have questions, contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net
  • Cook’s guild is also meeting on 4-Jan at Baronial Meeting to plan activities in support of the January event feast.

Other Announcements

  • Alda has announced a 2017 Challenge: 100 days of A&S. She has jars and notes so you can note down every day you do something A&S related to track your work in 2017. Please contact her if you’re interested in participating.
  • Don and Amy of Misc Etc and Eastwatch have lost their home to a fire. Tarmach may organize a GoFundMe to help them get back on their feet. He’ll announce on Cleftlist the plans.

Barons

  • Calum
    • Jan 11th, all armored combatants are challenge to bring out their mail for the practice.
    • Please write award recommendations to be presented at the January event.
  • Constanza
    • Please get your polls in. Even with only one candidate pair, their Majesties need to see our Barony’s level of interest and concern.

 

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