Polling for the Next Baronage of the Cleftlands

Hello again all,

Polling day is here! The poll to give your thoughts on the next Baronage of the Cleftlands is now live. Please go to this link to read the candidates’ letters of intent and, when you are ready, fill out the poll:

Baronial Polling

  • The poll will be open until 11:59 pm on February 23. No submissions can be accepted after that time, as all the responses will be sent to Their Majesties for review and Their final decision.
  • Only one submission from each person will be counted, and yes, they do check.
  • If you reside in the official area of the Cleftlands, which is Cuyahoga County, you would fill out the Resident poll.
  • If you live outside of that area, you would fill out the Non-Resident poll, even if you consider Cleftlands to be your home group.
  • All comments and polls are read – so if you do consider Cleftlands as your home group, please say so in your comments! That will weigh in when considering the feedback.
  • If you would like to fill the poll out on paper, you can request the PDF and I will send it to you so that you can print and mail at your leisure. We keep track of the requests to try to make sure all the paper ballots are received. Just make sure it is postmarked by the 23rd!
  • There will be sessions with the candidates to get to know them better. The first will be recorded and released asap after February 6, and the second will be a live discussion held via Zoom on February 16.
  • After the poll is complete, Their Majesties may review and make their decision at their leisure. The decision will be announced, and the new Coronet will be invested at our April 9 event.
  • This whole process is done in collaboration with a Kingdom officer, so everything has been overseen by them to make sure we are acting in accordance with rules and best practices. That will continue to be done throughout the rest of the process. In case you were wondering where all these rules and recommendations come from, there’s an officer for that! ūüėČ

If you have any questions, let me know.

Thank you!

~Claricia

Class: Intro to Heraldry

Wed, 2-Feb, 7 pm: Virtual Intro to Heraldry. A free-wheeling exploration of heraldry: choosing a name, designing arms, or participating as a herald. The session will be participant-led, so bring your questions to spark the conversation. (Dmitri Zhirov)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89156497290?pwd=STNjeE5NVTRFQnBTNlJjRGRHYzZndz09

Class: Bidding the Bedes: Intro to Paternosters

Virtual Bidding the Bedes-Intro to Paternosters. In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. (Elizabethe Alles)

Meeting Schedule Update (February 2022)

Here is the latest and not-so-greatest news on in-person meetings. The officers met on Thursday evening  and the decision was that, while numbers are trending down, they are not DOWN yet. Seeing the examples set by other Kingdom events, we are going to keep in-person meetings on hold until at least February 23.
The officer team will meet again on February 9 to confirm if things are in a good place to go forward.
Please adjust your calendars to show that the next in-person meeting is currently planned for February 23.
I will work with the candidates for Baron/Baroness to set up round table sessions, but any such sessions will be virtual due to timing (the Baronial poll will end on February 23). Details TBD.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Stay safe, stay warm!
Thanks to everyone,
Claricia de la Mere
seneschal@cleftlands.org

A&S Show’n’Tell

Wed, 19-Jan, 7:30 pm: Virtual A&S Show’n’Tell. Join us to share and discuss your projects, in progress or complete. You can email pictures you’d like to share to¬†BaronessAngharad@gmail.com before the session to add them to a presentation, or, if you’re on camera, you can share whatever is in your hand at the time. There are no criteria or requirements: this is just a chance to share with other artisan’s what you are up to, to ask for support, feedback, advice, or just to geek out about this new thing!

Class: Reading the Room

Wed, 5-Jan, 7 pm: Virtual: Reading the Room for Bards, Teachers, Presenters. Building rapport quickly with a group is crucial to the effectiveness of your presentation. Knowing how to read the environment, use and interpret body language and manage expectations could spell the difference between communal magic and train wreck. (Juliane Bechaumpe)

A&S Activities in January 2022

A&S Activities: January 2022

Mon, 3-Jan, 7 pm: Virtual Scribe’s Gathering. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82988129302?pwd=OWNleWFQYVFGMGFsYUpHMmlRNmFQQT09

Wed, 5-Jan, 7 pm: Virtual Reading the Room for Bards, Teachers, Presenters. Building rapport quickly with a group is crucial to the effectiveness of your presentation. Knowing how to read the environment, use and interpret body language and manage expectations could spell the difference between communal magic and train wreck. (Julianne Beaucham)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89156497290?pwd=STNjeE5NVTRFQnBTNlJjRGRHYzZndz09

Tue, 11-Jan, 7:30 pm: Virtual Needleworkers. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88261643621?pwd=UGx1TTdPcVdNNWtHZFhDZkxYR0d5Zz09

Wed, 12-Jan, 8 pm: Cleftlands Virtual Noblesse Largesse Gift Exchange, online. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89827491345?pwd=UXJONkI4eEJIWlR3TTZrQ3pKZFpWZz09

Tue, 18-Jan, 7:00 pm: Virtual Bardic Open Mic: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89768898132?pwd=bnQ3Nm5GQit1VVZKTDhFMnhEck5nUT09

Wed, 19-Jan, 7:30 pm: Virtual A&S Show’n’Tell. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89827491345?pwd=UXJONkI4eEJIWlR3TTZrQ3pKZFpWZz09

Tue, 25-Jan, 7:30 pm: Virtual Needleworkers. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88261643621?pwd=UGx1TTdPcVdNNWtHZFhDZkxYR0d5Zz09

Wed, 5-Jan, 7 pm: Virtual Bidding the Bedes-Intro to Paternosters. In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. (Elizabeth Alles)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89156497290?pwd=STNjeE5NVTRFQnBTNlJjRGRHYzZndz09

Wed, 2-Feb, 7 pm: Virtual Intro to Heraldry. A free-wheeling exploration of heraldry: choosing a name, designing arms, or participating as a herald. The session will be participant-led, so bring your questions to spark the conversation. (Dmitri Zhirov) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89156497290?pwd=STNjeE5NVTRFQnBTNlJjRGRHYzZndz09

Not Necessarily a Cookie Exchange Results

Many thanks to all the participants in our first “Not Necessarily a Cookie” Exchange. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was thrilled when 20-odd people contributed “Not just cookies” to the exchange. Like any first-time performance, there were some rough patches (My apologies to Elizabethe, Milesent and Edward), but they should smooth out if we get to do this again.¬† See the attached document for participants, and entries.

2021 Not Necessarily a Cookie Exchange

Meeting Minutes: 1-Dec-56

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Crispin and Gianna, Baron and Baroness of Cleftlands,have chosen to step down as your Baron and Baroness as outlined by Middle Kingdom Law and have begun the preparation for baronial polling for the sixth person(s) who shall represent the Cleftlands in this role.
    • Our baronial seneschal will begin accepting Letters of Intent on January 1st until no later than January 31st. On February 2nd, polling will begin and will be completed no later than February 23rd. Once polling ends, the compiled information will be sent to Their Royal Majesties for consideration, as it is their Right and Privilege to name our successors. We hope to have word no later than mid-April once the Crown makes Their decision and an investiture date is selected.
    • Although throughout this missive we have spoken of successors, however many combinations are acceptable by Middle Kingdom Law; Baron and Baroness, two Barons, two Baronesses, or a single Baron or Baroness are but some examples.
    • Over the course of December, we will be available publicly or privately to talk to any who may be interested in the duties and responsibilities of this role. Please reach out to us via email with any questions or scheduling. [¬†ba…@cleftlands.org¬†|¬†baro…@cleftlands.org¬†]Missive:¬†http://www.cleftlands.org/2021/cleftlands-baronial-transition/Transition News:¬†http://www.cleftlands.org/category/transition/
  • Submit awards recommendations through the kingdom service portal:¬†https://services.midrealm.org/
  • Submit baronial awards recommendations by emailing Their Excellencies (baron@cleftlands.org, and¬†baroness@cleftlands.org), or filling out the form on the baronial website here:¬†http://www.cleftlands.org/award-recommendation/

Seneschal, Claricia

 

  • Masks are now required for all SCA activities that are held indoors, including combat. You must wear a mask if you go indoors at any point. Other current restrictions are: no shared food or drink, attendance must be taken at all SCA activities, pre-registrations are required for all weekend SCA events, and if you are hosting or posting invitations for any SCA activity you must include the Society disclaimer. Please contact Lady Claricia for additional information or with questions –¬†seneschal@cleftlands.org
  • Baronial meetings will be held every other week until further notice.¬† The next meetings are Dec. 15 (Yule Revel) and Dec. 29.
  • Meetings still require attendance being taken. Please save time and sign up for the upcoming Baronial meeting here:¬† https://forms.gle/qyj926Tk53MNEqc46
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to alert the seneschal. The name of the person will be given to the Middle Kingdom and the county board of health, according to kingdom procedures. Names of COVID-19-positive gentles will not be publicly announced.
  • Updates on SCA and kingdom restrictions, and baronial updates, will be distributed via the Cleftlist email list and the baronial Facebook page.
  • In an effort to keep business meetings short, and to reduce the number of announcements, gentles who have announcements are asked to send them prior to the meeting to Chronicler THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe at chronicler@cleftlands.org.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Some guilds are hosting virtual online activities; please contact the person in charge for details or see the Cleftlands Facebook group for more information. Guilds are permitted to meet in small groups, according to the guidelines that are available on the Cleftlands website, along with forms needed to do an official guild meeting. 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.

When hosted at a private location, the owners may have additional requirements and restrictions for attendance. Please check with them for details.

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

  • Armorers Guild: Contact Sir Calum via¬†email.
  • Archery Guild: There will be no archery practice in December. If there is a warm weekend forecast this winter, archery practice will be held. Contact Lady Gwyneth on¬†Facebook.

Cleftlands Archery Practice (weather permitting)

When: Sundays, 12pm – 2pm. Weather dependent.

Where: 411 Douglas Blvd, Richmond Heights OH

Sign up: https://forms.gle/9PhemdAZQWCFREUR9

We are happy to host archery practice once more. All SCA/Midrealm guidelines will be followed. Please bring your own refreshments / water.  The property owners will be requiring proof of vaccination. The owners will check for  completed vaccination cards. This is not a reflection of SCA policy but the requirements of t. the property owners.  If you require loaner equipment please pm Lady Gwyneth Cole.

https://www.sca.org/…/uploads/2021/05/052021EventSign.pdf

  • Leatherworks Guild: ¬†On hiatus. Contact Master Oliver via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Anti-Social Guild: On hiatus. Contact Baron Stephan Von L√ľbeck via email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Needleworkers Guild:¬† Contact Lady Miriana via¬†email.
  • Dance Guild — Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Cooks Guild:¬† Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Scribes Guild. Contact Master Milesent via¬†email.
  • ¬†Unofficial Potters’ Guild: Contact Mistress Aurelia via the¬†Facebook¬†group.
  • Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble: Contact THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe via email.
  • Makers Guild is starting up again, using the Lorain County Community College Makers Lab. Contact Lord Macro via email.

Officers

  • Demo coordinator, Karl
  • Pursuivant, Njall
    • Enter your name and information on the services portal, and mark Cleftlands as your home group. Being on the services portal makes it easy to submit your friends for awards and find other SCAdians. See Njall for details (herald@cleftlands.org).
  • Rapier Marshall, Lupa
  • Armored Combat Marshall, Constanza
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
  • Chronicler, Jolicia
  • A&S Minister, Angharad
    • The Noblesse Largesse gift exchange will be Dec. 29.
    • If you would like to teach a class, or have a topic you’d like to learn, let her know (moas@cleftlands.org).
  • Exchequer, Robert
  • Chatelaine, Jaquelinne
  • Iron Key, Tryggr
    • Some Iron Key items have been discarded. See Lord Tryggr Gillason (ironkey@cleftlands.org) if you have items to donate.
  • .Youth Minister, Rojhon
    • Donations of craft supplies are needed. Yarn, beads, games, garb and more will be accepted.

 

Other Announcements

  • Reminder! If you’re looking for information, news, and updates, past issues of the Internebbles newsletter are posted for your convenience. All in one place, and always available to answer your questions. Go here to see all posted issues:¬†http://wiki.cleftlands.org/Publications
  • If anyone has ideas for articles for the newsletter, or a nomination for an interviewee for 5 Questions for a Cleftlander, please contact Claricia at¬†clariciadlm@gmail.com

 

Events

  • Dec. 15 is our ¬†Yule Revel. See THL Jolicia to volunteer to help.
    • Put on your fanciest garb and get ready for a fun evening of socializing and more! Here‚Äôs what is planned:
    • Deck a Tree: Bring a handmade (or looks handmade) ornament(s) for the Yule tree.
    • Craft Corner: Adults and kids can make a craft.
    • ‘Not Necessarily Cookie’ Exchange: Like a cookie exchange, you would bring one or more entries, equivalent in effort and/or expense to a dozen cookies. For every entry you bring, you can take one entry home. So, if you bring a dozen felt sewing kits, you could take home a dozen items from other people. ¬†Items should arrive by 7 pm; start choosing what you’ll like to take home at 8 pm.
    • European dancing ‚Äď Baroness Angharad will teach period dances. No experience necessary!
    • Tabletop Decoration ‚Äď Decorate a tabletop on the theme, ‚ÄúWinter Night Lights.‚ÄĚ Please bring a table from home if you can.

(In observance of SCA rules, please do not bring food to share.)

Disclaimer: Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

  • Standard Bearers will be held in January or February. Bids are being accepted; see a former event steward or Claricia (seneschal@cleftlands.org) for information.
  • See the Midrealm calendar for more upcoming events across the kingdom.

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

 

Cleftlands Baronial Transition & Polling

Greetings Cleftlanders!
Hopefully you have seen the announcement from Their Excellencies that the Barony is beginning the process to help select new person/s to fill the role of Baron and/or Baroness. It is with deep gratitude that I thank Baron Crispin and Baroness Gianna for their service these past 4.5 years. Huzzah!
I’ll be doing the administrative side of this process, and coming¬†at you with even more exciting updates each step of the way.

There’s a lot of information, so please check out this week’s Internebbles newsletter (sent out via email, posted to the website, and on Facebook) for a complete rundown of the process, FAQs, as well as some words from those who held the position previously about what to expect and what qualifications might be good to have in an applicant.

In the meantime, here is a more detailed look:

  • December 1 – Announcement made and the process begins! If you’re interested in applying, this is the time to learn more about what it means to be a Baron/ess.
  • January 1-31 – Anyone who is interested in being included as a candidate for Baron/ess sends the required information to the Baronial Seneschal. That’s me! (seneschal@cleftlands.org). I will review and just make sure all the required documentation is included. Anyone can put their name in for consideration as long as they are a current SCA member and allowed to participate in the SCA and Cleftlands. More details to come!
  • February 2-23 – The applicants are announced and an online poll will be available to vote for your choice and include feedback. The poll will be on the Baronial website, with two options: option 1 for “resident” (those who live within Cuyahoga County) and option 2 for “non-resident” (those who live outside Cuyahoga County). If you live outside Cuyahoga but consider Cleftlands your home, you can note that in your comments on the “non-resident” ballot. All comments are read and considered, so it does matter! It is possible to fill out a paper poll, but paper polls are only available by request – they will not be sent out. If you prefer paper, please make sure to request and send it in plenty of time to be considered.
  • February 24-? The results are collated by the Kingdom Deputy for Transitions and sent to Their Majesties to review and make Their final choice. Again, all notes are included for Them to read, so your comments do matter!

After the announcement of the choice, an investiture date and event will be chosen at a time and place that is convenient for the outgoing Baron and Baroness, the incoming Baron/ess, and Their Majesties.

I will be providing more information as we go, so please keep an eye out for the newsletter as the next step. And send me any questions you might have!

Best regards,

Claricia de la Mere
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Cleftlands Baronial Transition

Greetings unto the populace and friends of the Barony of Cleftlands.

To paraphrase the words of a much beloved author of ours, the wheel of time turns, and ages come and pass, leaving memories. Although it seems like yesterday that we stepped into this role representing the Cleftlands, it was some four and a half years ago and the time for transition approaches. We have chosen to step down as your Baron and Baroness as outlined by Middle Kingdom Law and have begun the preparation for baronial polling for the sixth person(s) who shall represent the Cleftlands in this role.

The time frame for the upcoming baronial polling:

Our baronial seneschal will begin accepting Letters of Intent on January 1st until no later than January 31st. On February 2nd, polling will begin and will be completed no later than February 23rd. Once polling ends, the compiled information will be sent to Their Royal Majesties for consideration, as it is their Right and Privilege to name our successors. We hope to have word no later than mid-April once the Crown makes Their decision and an investiture date is selected.

Although throughout this missive we have spoken of successors, however many combinations are acceptable by Middle Kingdom Law; Baron and Baroness, two Barons, two Baronesses, or a single Baron or Baroness are but some examples.

Over the course of December, we will be available publicly or privately to talk to any who may be interested in the duties and responsibilities of this role. Please reach out to us via email with any questions or scheduling. [ baron@cleftlands.org | baroness@cleftlands.org ]

We thank you all for allowing us the privilege to serve the Barony and we look forward to working with our successors.

Crispin and Gianna
Baron and Baroness of Cleftlands

Upcoming A&S Activities: 15-Nov

Wed, 17-Nov, 7:00 pm: SCA 101 taught by Jolicia, at Baronial Mtg
Thu, 18-Nov, 7 pm: Armourer’s Guild

Thu, 25-Nov: Thanksgiving. (A&S Activity for many Cooks!)

Wed, 1-Dec, 7;00 pm: Wire-Wrapped Rings, taught by Jolicia, at Baronial Mtg
Thu, 2-Dec, 7 pm: Armourer’s Guild

Mon, 6-Dec, 7 pm: Virtual Scribe’s Symposium led by Aiden
Thu, 9-Dec, 7 pm: Armourer’s Guild

Tue, 14-Dec, 7:30 pm: Virtual Needleworker’s Mtg
Wed, 15-Dec, 6:30 pm: Yule Revel with Dancing!
Wed, 15-Dec, 7:00 pm: Not-Necessarily-a-Cookie Exchange
Thu, 16-Dec, 7 pm: Armourer’s Guild

Wed, 29-Dec, 8 pm: Noblesse Largesse Gift Exchange

Meeting Minutes: 3-Nov-56

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • The barony hosted Regular Event on Oct. 23. Lord Tryggr Gillason received the Award of ¬†St. Alfred for service to Iron Key, and Lord Robert atte Northclyfe received the Azure Chalice for long-time service. Both are baronial awards.
  • Virtual Bardic Madness is Saturday, Nov. 6. Check the Midrealm calendar for more details.
  • The Toledo Museum of Art is offering an expert demonstration of medieval fighting techniques presented by the Toledo Historical Swordsmanship Society on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2-3 p.m. The group is a Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) affiliated group based in northwest Ohio.
  • Royal University of the Midrealm is Saturday, Nov. 13, in New Haven, Mich.
  • Lady Porcia Vera passed away earlier this week. More information will be posted on the baronial Facebook page.
  • Submit awards recommendations through the kingdom service portal:¬†https://services.midrealm.org/
  • Submit baronial awards recommendations by emailing Their Excellencies (baron@cleftlands.org, and¬†baroness@cleftlands.org), or filling out the form on the baronial website here:¬†http://www.cleftlands.org/award-recommendation/

Seneschal, Claricia

  • Meetings will continue to be every other week. Proof of vaccination is required.
  • The Middle Kingdom has released an update that does allow us a guided return to “normal” activities. The Kingdom is going to operate on a “Tier” system, where there are clear policies at each level. We are currently at Tier 3 (red, or high risk), so the same policies and restrictions apply that we have been doing (with the exception of food). Please see the new document at: https://midrealm.org/blog/2021/10/18/mk-tiers-for-mitigation/
  • The Middle Kingdom has opted into an SCA Board of Directors policy that affects all activities advertised on “official” channels (i.e. the Baronial Facebook or email list), including meetings and practices, etc. A proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the activity is required for all participants over 12. The policy and FAQ have additional details about what constitutes “official.”At each activity a person needs to be designated the official vaccination checker, and must sign and date a statement to be handed in with the attendance record. Anyone hosting an “official” activity has to follow¬†this policy.Here is the BoD policy:¬†https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/COVIDsafeVaccination-and-Testing-Policy-9-25-21.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2MDOmEpPa8fYqiRxpu64Z5tPXuOf_NSQGOymgOfVxqxGAOPcSQiq4P65k¬† ¬† ¬†And here is FAQ:¬†https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/20210829-Proof-of-Vaccination-or-Negative-Test-Policy-FAQs.pdf?fbclid=IwAR22xmC-XnMSkwLNfzBkH3rpz-VRjyr6O6EbXNudhHDgOzPKqqJrAbrc2Kc
  • Voting is closed in the Peerage Committee Proposal Poll.¬†
  • Masks are now required for all SCA activities that are held indoors, including combat. You must wear a mask if you go indoors at any point. Other current restrictions are: no shared food or drink, attendance must be taken at all SCA activities, pre-registrations are required for all weekend SCA events, and if you are hosting or posting invitations for any SCA activity you must include the Society disclaimer. Please contact Lady Claricia for additional information or with questions –¬†seneschal@cleftlands.org
  • Baronial meetings will be held every other week until further notice.¬† The next meetings are Nov. 17 and Dec. 1.
  • Meetings still require attendance being taken. Please save time and sign up for the upcoming Baronial meeting here:¬† https://forms.gle/qyj926Tk53MNEqc46
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to alert the seneschal. The name of the person will be given to the Middle Kingdom and the county board of health, according to kingdom procedures. Names of COVID-19-positive gentles will not be publicly announced.
  • Updates on SCA and kingdom restrictions, and baronial updates, will be distributed via the Cleftlist email list and the baronial Facebook page.
  • In an effort to keep business meetings short, and to reduce the number of announcements, gentles who have announcements are asked to send them prior to the meeting to Chronicler THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe at chronicler@cleftlands.org.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Some guilds are hosting virtual online activities; please contact the person in charge for details or see the Cleftlands Facebook group for more information. Guilds are permitted to meet in small groups, according to the guidelines that are available on the Cleftlands website, along with forms needed to do an official guild meeting. 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.

When hosted at a private location, the owners may have additional requirements and restrictions for attendance. Please check with them for details.

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

  • Armorers Guild: Contact Sir Calum via¬†email.
  • Archery Guild: Contact Lady Gwyneth on¬†Facebook.

Cleftlands Archery Practice!!

When: Sundays, 12pm – 2pm. Weather dependent. (Note: there will be no archery practice on Sunday, Oct. 24. )

Where: 411 Douglas Blvd, Richmond Heights OH

Sign up: https://forms.gle/9PhemdAZQWCFREUR9

We are happy to host archery practice once more. All SCA/Midrealm guidelines will be followed. Please bring your own refreshments / water.  The property owners will be requiring proof of vaccination. The owners will check for  completed vaccination cards. This is not a reflection of SCA policy but the requirements of t. the property owners.  If you require loaner equipment please pm Lady Gwyneth Cole.

https://www.sca.org/…/uploads/2021/05/052021EventSign.pdf

  • Leatherworks Guild: ¬†On hiatus until fall. Contact Master Oliver via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Anti-Social Guild: On hiatus until November. Contact Baron Stephan Von L√ľbeck via email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Needleworkers Guild:¬† Contact Lady Miriana via¬†email.
  • Dance Guild — Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Cooks Guild:¬† Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Scribes Guild. Contact Master Milesent via¬†email.
  • ¬†Unofficial Potters’ Guild: Contact Mistress Aurelia via the¬†Facebook¬†group.
  • Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble: Contact THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe via email.
  • Makers Guild is starting up again, using the Lorain County Community College Makers Lab. Contact Lord Macro via email.

Officers

  • Demo coordinator, Karl
  • Pursuivant, Njall
    • Enter your name and information on the services portal, and mark Cleftlands as your home group. Being on the services portal makes it easy to submit your friends for awards and find other SCAdians. See Njall for details (herald@cleftlands.org).
  • Rapier Marshall, Lupa
  • Armored Combat Marshall, Constanza
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
  • Chronicler, Jolicia
  • A&S Minister, Angharad
    • The Noblesse Largesse gift exchange will be Dec. 29.
    • Class: SCA 101, 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Instructor: THL Jolicia. This class answers many questions that newcomers to the SCA usually ask. No-fee handout
    • Class: Wire-wrapped Rings, 7 p.m. Dec. 1: Instructor THL Jolicia. Learn a quick and easy way to make wire-wrapped rings suitable for giving as tokens. $2 fee for materials and handout.
    • If you would like to teach a class, or have a topic you’d like to learn, let her know (moas@cleftlands.org).
  • Exchequer, Robert
  • Chatelaine, Jaquelinne
  • Iron Key, Tryggr
    • Some Iron Key items have been discarded. See Lord Tryggr Gillason (ironkey@cleftlands.org) if you have items to donate.
  • .Youth Minister, Rojhon
    • Donations of craft supplies are needed. Yarn, beads, games, garb and more will be accepted.

 

Other Announcements

  • Reminder! If you’re looking for information, news, and updates, past issues of the Internebbles newsletter are posted for your convenience. All in one place, and always available to answer your questions. Go here to see all posted issues:¬†http://wiki.cleftlands.org/Publications
  • If anyone has ideas for articles for the newsletter, or a nomination for an interviewee for 5 Questions for a Cleftlander, please contact Claricia at¬†clariciadlm@gmail.com

 

Events

  • Dec. 15 is our ¬†Yule Revel. See THL Jolicia to volunteer to help. The evening will include a ‚ÄúNot a Cookie‚ÄĚ exchange. Bring a thing, get a thing. Food is allowed so long as it is packaged and not eaten at site.
  • Standard Bearers will be held in January or February. Bids are being accepted; see a former event steward or Claricia (seneschal@cleftlands.org) for information.
  • See the Midrealm calendar for more upcoming events across the kingdom.

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

 

A&S Activities: Week of 25-Oct

Tue, 26-Oct, 7:30 pm Virtual Needleworker’s Guild: Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88261643621?pwd=UGx1TTdPcVdNNWtHZFhDZkxYR0d5Zz09
Wed, 27-Oct, 7 pm: Artisan’s Show-and-Tell:¬† Join Zoom meeting:¬†https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89827491345?pwd=UXJONkI4eEJIWlR3TTZrQ3pKZFpWZz09
Thu, 28-Oct, 6 pm: Armourer’s Guild Again: In person at Ealdred and Clariel’s garage. Contact calum@wowway.com with questions.

Further details are available on the Cleftlands calendar on our website, and our group’s FB page.

Meeting Minutes: 20-Oct-56

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

Seneschal, Claricia

  • Baronial meetings will be held every other week until further notice.¬† The next meetings are Nov. 3 and Nov. 17.
  • Meetings still require attendance being taken. Please save time and sign up for the upcoming Baronial meeting here:¬† https://forms.gle/qyj926Tk53MNEqc46
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to alert the seneschal. The name of the person will be given to the Middle Kingdom and the county board of health, according to kingdom procedures. Names of COVID-19-positive gentles will not be publicly announced.
  • Updates on SCA and kingdom restrictions, and baronial updates, will be distributed via the Cleftlist email list and the baronial Facebook page.
  • In an effort to keep business meetings short, and to reduce the number of announcements, gentles who have announcements are asked to send them prior to the meeting to Chronicler THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe at chronicler@cleftlands.org.
  • Upcoming events of note include Regular Event on October 23. Pre-registration closes at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Make sure you pre-register; it is required to attend weekend events (including Staff and Royalty).

 

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Some guilds are hosting virtual online activities; please contact the person in charge for details or see the Cleftlands Facebook group for more information. Guilds are permitted to meet in small groups, according to the guidelines that are available on the Cleftlands website, along with forms needed to do an official guild meeting. 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.

When hosted at a private location, the owners may have additional requirements and restrictions for attendance. Please check with them for details.

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

  • Armorers Guild: Contact Sir Calum via¬†email.
  • Archery Guild: Contact Lady Gwyneth on¬†Facebook.

Cleftlands Archery Practice!!

When: Sundays, 12pm – 2pm. Weather dependent. (Note: there will be no archery practice on Sunday, Oct. 24. )

Where: 411 Douglas Blvd, Richmond Heights OH

Sign up: https://forms.gle/9PhemdAZQWCFREUR9

We are happy to host archery practice once more. All SCA/Midrealm guidelines will be followed. Please bring your own refreshments / water.  The property owners will be requiring proof of vaccination. The owners will check for  completed vaccination cards. This is not a reflection of SCA policy but the requirements of t. the property owners.  If you require loaner equipment please pm Lady Gwyneth Cole.

https://www.sca.org/…/uploads/2021/05/052021EventSign.pdf

  • Leatherworks Guild: ¬†On hiatus until fall. Contact Master Oliver via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Anti-Social Guild: On hiatus until November. Contact Baron Stephan Von L√ľbeck via email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Needleworkers Guild:¬† Contact Lady Miriana via¬†email.
  • Dance Guild — Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Cooks Guild:¬† Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Scribes Guild. Contact Master Milesent via¬†email.
  • ¬†Unofficial Potters’ Guild: Contact Mistress Aurelia via the¬†Facebook¬†group.
  • Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble: Contact THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe via email.
  • Makers Guild is starting up again, using the Lorain County Community College Makers Lab. Contact Lord Macro via email.

Officers

  • Demo coordinator, Karl
  • Pursuivant, Njall
    • Enter your name and information on the services portal, and mark Cleftlands as your home group. Being on the services portal makes it easy to submit your friends for awards and find other SCAdians. See Njall for details (herald@cleftlands.org).
  • Rapier Marshall, Lupa
  • Armored Combat Marshall, Constanza
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
  • Chronicler, Jolicia
  • A&S Minister, Angharad
    • The Noblesse Largesse gift exchange will be Dec. 29.
    • No classes are scheduled.
    • If you would like to teach a class, or have a topic you’d like to learn, let her know (moas@cleftlands.org).
  • Exchequer, Robert
  • Chatelaine, Jaquelinne
  • Iron Key, Tryggr
    • Some Iron Key items have been discarded. See Lord Tryggr Gillason (ironkey@cleftlands.org) if you have items to donate.
  • .Youth Minister, Rojhon
    • Donations of craft supplies are needed. Yarn, beads, games, garb and more will be accepted.

 

Other Announcements

  • Reminder! If you’re looking for information, news, and updates, past issues of the Internebbles newsletter are posted for your convenience. All in one place, and always available to answer your questions. Go here to see all posted issues:¬†http://wiki.cleftlands.org/Publications
  • If anyone has ideas for articles for the newsletter, or a nomination for an interviewee for 5 Questions for a Cleftlander, please contact Claricia at¬†clariciadlm@gmail.com

Events

  • Regular Event will be held Oct. 23 in Broadview Heights.¬† Pre-registration is now open, via the event Facebook page or the event website. No registration will be taken at the event. Lady Jaqueline le Delcier is co-event steward. Set-up starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22; help is needed. The event site opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • Standard Bearers will be held in January or February. Bids are being accepted; see a former event steward or Claricia (seneschal@cleftlands.org) for information.
  • See the Midrealm calendar for more upcoming events across the kingdom.

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

 

A&S Activities: Week of 18-Oct

Wed, 20-Oct, 7:30 pm: Bannocks or Bust: In person class at meeting site.

Thu, 21-Oct: Last week of No Armourer’s Guild

Sat, 23-Oct: Regular Event: Classes, A&S Display

Further details are available on the Cleftlands calendar on our website, and our group’s FB page.

A&S Activities: Week of 11-Oct

Tue, 12-Oct, 7:30 pm: Virtual Needleworkers: Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88261643621?pwd=UGx1TTdPcVdNNWtHZFhDZkxYR0d5Zz09

Wed, 13-Oct, 6:30: Three SCA-Guided Tours at CMA (tours start at 6:30, please try to arrive by 6 pm)
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH. Meet in the center of the Atrium.

Thu, 14-Oct: No Armorer’s Guild.

Sat, 16-Oct: Crown Tourney: evening Bardic activities.

Further details¬†are available on the Cleftlands calendar on our website, and our group’s FB page.

Meeting Minutes: 15-Sep-56

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • The first Midrealm Schutzenfest since 2019 occurred Sept. 11 ¬†at the 5th Fletchings: The Return Flight archery event. The three winners were Forester Edward Brackenburye in the open hand bow division, Forester Woody in the crossbow division, and Forester Gladius The Alchemist in the SCA period hand bow division.
  • Submit awards recommendations through the kingdom service portal:¬†https://services.midrealm.org/
  • Submit baronial awards recommendations by emailing Their Excellencies (baron@cleftlands.org, and¬†baroness@cleftlands.org), or filling out the form on the baronial website here:¬†http://www.cleftlands.org/award-recommendation/

Seneschal, Claricia

  • Masks are now required for all SCA activities that are held indoors, including combat. You must wear a mask if you go indoors at any point. Other current restrictions are: no shared food or drink, attendance must be taken at all SCA activities, pre-registrations are required for all weekend SCA events, and if you are hosting or posting invitations for any SCA activity you must include the Society disclaimer. Please contact Lady Claricia for additional information or with questions –¬†seneschal@cleftlands.org
  • Baronial meetings will be held every other week until further notice. ¬†There is no meeting on Sept. 29. The next meeting is Oct. 6.
  • Meetings still require attendance being taken. Please save time and sign up for the Oct. 6 ¬†Baronial meeting here:¬† https://forms.gle/qyj926Tk53MNEqc46
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to alert the seneschal. The name of the person will be given to the Middle Kingdom and the county board of health, according to kingdom procedures. Names of COVID-19-positive gentles will not be publicly announced.
  • Updates on SCA and kingdom restrictions, and baronial updates, will be distributed via the Cleftlist email list and the baronial Facebook page.
  • In an effort to keep business meetings short, and to reduce the number of announcements, gentles who have announcements are asked to send them prior to the meeting to Chronicler THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe at chronicler@cleftlands.org.
  • We had a survey up to gather input from everyone as to how we should¬†continue meeting structure through the end of the year. That survey closed on September 1, and results have been announced. There were 64 responses. ¬†About 75% asked that meetings be held every other week until the end of the year. Thanks to all who participated!
  • Upcoming events of note include, Harvest Days on September 18, Coronation on September 25, Red Dragon on October 2, Crown Tournament on October 16, and our very own Regular Event on October 23. Make sure you pre-register; it is required to attend weekend events (including Staff and Royalty).

 

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Some guilds are hosting virtual online activities; please contact the person in charge for details or see the Cleftlands Facebook group for more information. Guilds are permitted to meet in small groups, according to the guidelines that are available on the Cleftlands website, along with forms needed to do an official guild meeting. 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.

When hosted at a private location, the owners may have additional requirements and restrictions for attendance. Please check with them for details.

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

  • Armorers Guild: Contact Sir Calum via¬†email.
  • Archery Guild: Contact Lady Gwyneth on¬†Facebook.

Cleftlands Archery Practice!!

When: Every Monday, 6pm. Weather dependent.

Where: 411 Douglas Blvd, Richmond Heights OH

Sign up: https://forms.gle/9PhemdAZQWCFREUR9

We are happy to host archery practice once more. All SCA/Midrealm guidelines will be followed. Please bring your own refreshments / water.  The property owners will be requiring proof of vaccination. The owners will check for  completed vaccination cards. This is not a reflection of SCA policy but the requirements of t. the property owners.  If you require loaner equipment please pm Lady Gwyneth.

https://www.sca.org/…/uploads/2021/05/052021EventSign.pdf

  • Leatherworks Guild: ¬†On hiatus until fall. Contact Master Oliver via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Anti-Social Guild: On hiatus for the next three months. Contact Baron Stephan Von L√ľbeck via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Needleworkers Guild:¬† Contact Lady Miriana via¬†email.
  • Dance Guild — Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Cooks Guild:¬† Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Scribes Guild. Contact Master Milesent via¬†email.
  • ¬†Unofficial Potters’ Guild: Contact Mistress Aurelia via the¬†Facebook¬†group.
  • Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble: Contact THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe via email.

Officers

  • Demo coordinator, Karl
  • Pursuivant, Njall
    • Enter your name and information on the services portal, and mark Cleftlands as your home group. Being on the services portal makes it easy to submit your friends for awards and find other SCAdians. See Njall for details (herald@cleftlands.org).
  • Rapier Marshall, Lupa
  • Armored Combat Marshall, Constanza
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
  • Chronicler, Jolicia
  • A&S Minister, Angharad
    • There will be a Tournament of Arts at Harvest Days on Sept. 18. The online registration deadline has passed.
    • Sept. 15 was the last night to sign up for the Noblesse Largesse gift exchange.
    • Please share with the rest of the Barony your latest projects and passions in a Baronial A&S Display Virtual, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. You can either email me pictures or write ups by Sept 25 to include in a presentation I will share with the Barony, or you can present ‘a la minute” using your own camera. Please come and explain what you’re doing to the rest of us, or just come to listen and see what others are doing.
      Open Zoom session from 7:00 to 8:00 on Wed, 9-Sept. No camera required if you want to send pictures early.
    • Class: Beyond the Sonnet: Medieval and Early Modern Poetry Forms
      We’ll go over different European poetry forms from our time period with tips and tricks to help you compose your own. Instructor: THL Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy.¬† This Zoom class will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.
    • Class: ¬†Danse Macabre,Wed, October 6, 7:30pm ‚Äď 8:30pm.¬†Description:¬†Ghost dance and dancing with the dead. Instructor: Lord Rojhan. ¬†Location: Main hall
    • Cleveland Art Museum Outing¬†Wed, October 13, 6:30pm ‚Äď 9:00pm, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA (map)¬†Description: Join us at the Art Museum for one of three focused tours: Armour! led by Syr Calum Bedes and Paternosters led by Dame Elizabethe Illumination led by Master Aiden On Wed, CMA is open until 9 pm.
    • Class:¬†Bannock or bust,¬†Wed, October 20, 7:30pm ‚Äď 8:30pm.¬†Description:¬†How colonization affected indigenous diets. Instructor: Lord Rojhan
    • If you would like to teach a class, or have a topic you’d like to learn, let her know (moas@cleftlands.org).
  • Exchequer, Robert
  • Chatelaine, Jaquelinne
  • Iron Key, Tryggr
    • Some Iron Key items have been discarded. See Lord Tryggr Gillason (ironkey@cleftlands.org) if you have items to donate.
  • .Youth Minister, Rojhon
    • Donations of craft supplies are needed. Yarn, beads, games, garb and more will be accepted.

 

Other Announcements

  • Reminder! If you’re looking for information, news, and updates, past issues of the Internebbles newsletter are posted for your convenience. All in one place, and always available to answer your questions. Go here to see all posted issues:¬†http://wiki.cleftlands.org/Publications
  • If anyone has ideas for articles for the newsletter, or a nomination for an interviewee for 5 Questions for a Cleftlander, please contact Claricia at¬†clariciadlm@gmail.com

Events

  • The Baronial swap meet/rummage sale is Oct. 6. we are hoping to hold it outside. Due to the lack of tables, please consider consolidating with a friend, having your stash in the boot of your car, or bringing your own table. At this time no shared food or drink are allowed, but bring items to sell and trade.
  • Regular Event will be held Oct. 23 in Broadview Heights.¬† Pre-registration is now open, via the event Facebook page or the event website. No registration will be taken at the event. Lady Jaqueline le Delcier is co-event steward; see her with questions or to volunteer.
  • Standard Bearers will be held in January or February. Bids are being accepted; see a former event steward or Claricia (seneschal@cleftlands.org) for information.
  • See the Midrealm calendar for more upcoming events across the kingdom.

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

 

Meeting Minutes: 1-Sep-56

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

Seneschal, Claricia

  • Masks are now required for all SCA activities that are held indoors, including combat. You must wear a mask if you go indoors at any point. Other current restrictions are: no shared food or drink, attendance must be taken at all SCA activities, pre-registrations are required for all weekend SCA events, and if you are hosting or posting invitations for any SCA activity you must include the Society disclaimer. Please contact Lady Claricia for additional information or with questions –¬†seneschal@cleftlands.org
  • Baronial meetings will be held every other week until further notice. The next meetings are Sept. 15 and Oct. 6.¬† There is no meeting on Sept. 29.
  • Please sign up for the Sept. 15 Baronial meeting here:¬† https://forms.gle/qyj926Tk53MNEqc46
  • Updates on SCA and kingdom restrictions, and baronial updates, will be distributed via the Cleftlist email list and the baronial Facebook page.
  • In an effort to keep business meetings short, and to reduce the number of announcements, gentles who have announcements are asked to send them prior to the meeting to Chronicler THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe at chronicler@cleftlands.org.
  • We had a survey up to gather input from everyone as to how we should¬†continue meeting structure through the end of the year. That survey closed on September 1, and after the officers have a chance to review, the results will be announced with the newsletter this weekend. Thanks to all who participated!
  • Reminder that meetings will still require attendance being taken – please save time and reduce contact by signing up online!
  • Upcoming events of note include Fletchings V: Return Flight on September 11, Harvest Days on September 18, Coronation on September 25, Red Dragon on October 2, Crown Tournament on October 16, and our very own Regular Event on October 23. Make sure you pre-register; it is required to attend weekend events (including Staff and Royalty).

 

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Some guilds are hosting virtual online activities; please contact the person in charge for details or see the Cleftlands Facebook group for more information. Guilds are permitted to meet in small groups, according to the guidelines that are available on the Cleftlands website, along with forms needed to do an official guild meeting. 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.

When hosted at a private location, the owners may have additional requirements and restrictions for attendance. Please check with them for details.

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

  • Armorers Guild: Contact Sir Calum via¬†email.
  • Archery Guild: Contact Lady Gwyneth on¬†Facebook.

Cleftlands Archery Practice!!

When: Every Monday, 6pm. Weather dependent.

Where: 411 Douglas Blvd, Richmond Heights OH

Sign up: https://forms.gle/9PhemdAZQWCFREUR9

We are happy to host archery practice once more. All SCA/Midrealm guidelines will be followed. Please bring your own refreshments / water.  The property owners will be requiring proof of vaccination. The owners will check for  completed vaccination cards. This is not a reflection of SCA policy but the requirements of t. the property owners.  If you require loaner equipment please pm Lady Gwyneth.

https://www.sca.org/…/uploads/2021/05/052021EventSign.pdf

  • Leatherworks Guild: ¬†On hiatus until fall. Contact Master Oliver via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Anti-Social Guild: On hiatus for the next three months. Contact Baron Stephan Von L√ľbeck via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Needleworkers Guild:¬† Contact Lady Miriana via¬†email.
  • Dance Guild — Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Cooks Guild:¬† Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Scribes Guild. Contact Master Milesent via¬†email.
  • ¬†Unofficial Potters’ Guild: Contact Mistress Aurelia via the¬†Facebook¬†group.
  • Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble: Contact THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe via email.

Officers

  • Demo coordinator, Karl
  • Pursuivant, Njall
    • Enter your name and information on the services portal, and mark Cleftlands as your home group. Being on the services portal makes it easy to submit your friends for awards and find other SCAdians. See Njall for details (herald@cleftlands.org).
  • Rapier Marshall, Lupa
  • Armored Combat Marshall, Constanza
    • Because of the new law stating that combatants no longer need to be SCA members, all armored and rapier fighters and archers need to file new waiver forms with the marshallate. You can check the Midrealm authorization database to check on your status.
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
  • Chronicler, Jolicia
  • A&S Minister, Angharad
    • The class Creating a Name and Heraldry, has been rescheduled for Sept. 15 at¬† 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Thory Vedarsdottir. Location: Classroom 10 (inside) or picnic tables (across the parking lot).
    • There will be a Tournament of Arts at Harvest Days on Sept. 18. Online registration is due by Sept. 6. No food or drink entries are permitted.
    • Class: Lady Lyonnete will teach a Zoom class titled “Beyond the Sonnet” at 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 8.¬† ¬†Students will learn how to write poems that can be submitted to Their Majesties to fulfill Their call for poems and stories.
    • Class: Lord Rojhan will teach a class on Cree-Music on Sept. 1. Watch Facebook for details.
    • Class: What to Consider when Choosing Your Name and Heraldry, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15
      Instructor: Lord Thory Vedarsdottir
      Location: Classroom 10 (inside) or picnic tables (across the parking lot)
    • Class: Beyond the Sonnet: Medieval and Early Modern Poetry Forms
      We’ll go over different European poetry forms from our time period with tips and tricks to help you compose your own. Instructor: THL Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy.¬† This Zoom class will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.
    • Please share with the rest of the Barony your latest projects and passions in a Baronial A&S Display Virtual, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. You can either email me pictures or write ups by Sept 25 to include in a presentation I will share with the Barony, or you can present ‘a la minute” using your own camera. Please come and explain what you’re doing to the rest of us, or just come to listen and see what others are doing.
      Open Zoom session from 7:00 to 8:00 on Wed, 9-Sept. No camera required if you want to send pictures early.
    • If you would like to teach a class, or have a topic you’d like to learn, let her know (moas@cleftlands.org).
  • Exchequer, Robert
  • Chatelaine, Jaquelinne
  • Iron Key, Tryggr
    • Some Iron Key items have been discarded. See Lord Tryggr Gillason (ironkey@cleftlands.org) if you have items to donate.
  • .Youth Minister, Rojhon
    • Donations of craft supplies are needed. Yarn, beads, games, garb and more will be accepted.

 

Other Announcements

  • Reminder! If you’re looking for information, news, and updates, past issues of the Internebbles newsletter are posted for your convenience. All in one place, and always available to answer your questions. Go here to see all posted issues:¬†http://wiki.cleftlands.org/Publications
  • If anyone has ideas for articles for the newsletter, or a nomination for an interviewee for 5 Questions for a Cleftlander, please contact Claricia at¬†clariciadlm@gmail.com

Events

  • The all-archery event Fletchings will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at Punderson State Park. Lord Tarmach is event steward; see him with questions or to volunteer. The sign-up list is now available on the Cleftlands Facebook page.
  • The Baronial swap meet/rummage sale is Oct. 6. we are hoping to hold it outside. Due to the lack of tables, please consider consolidating with a friend, having your stash in the boot of your car, or bringing your own table. At this time no shared food or drink are allowed, but bring items to sell and trade.
  • Regular Event will be held Oct. 23 in Broadview Heights.¬† Pre-registration is now open, via the event Facebook page or the event website. No registration will be taken at the event. Lady Jaqueline le Delcier is co-event steward; see her with questions or to volunteer.
  • Standard Bearers will be held in January or February. Bids are being accepted; see a former event steward or Claricia (seneschal@cleftlands.org) for information.
  • See the Midrealm calendar for more upcoming events across the kingdom.

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

 

Meeting Minutes: 18-Aug-56

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

Seneschal, Claricia

  • Masks are now required for all SCA activities that are held indoors, including combat. You must wear a mask if you go indoors at any point. Other current restrictions are: no shared food or drink, attendance must be taken at all SCA activities, pre-registrations are required for all weekend SCA events, and if you are hosting or posting invitations for any SCA activity you must include the Society disclaimer. Please contact Lady Claricia for additional information or with questions –¬†seneschal@cleftlands.org
  • Baronial meetings will be held every other week until further notice. The next meetings will be Sept. 1 and Sept. 15.¬† There is no meeting on Sept. 29.
  • Please sign up for the September 1 Baronial meeting here:¬†¬†https://forms.gle/qyj926Tk53MNEqc46
  • Updates on SCA and kingdom restrictions, and baronial updates, will be distributed via the Cleftlist email list and the baronial Facebook page.
  • In an effort to keep business meetings short, and to reduce the number of announcements, gentles who have announcements are asked to send them prior to the meeting to Chronicler THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe at chronicler@cleftlands.org.
  • It has been reported that two individuals who attended Ragnarok Rampage: F√™te of Freya on Aug. 13-15, 2021, have tested positive for COVID-19. The Kingdom encourages those who were at Ragnarok to follow CDC guidelines and self-isolate as applicable, and if they are able, receive a test for COVID-19.
  • A survey is underway to get an idea of how the Barony feels about returning back to activity. Please take a moment to fill out the survey at:¬† https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y5QKPNW
    We will collect replies until Sept. 1.
  • Willemus, a Cleftlands youth rapier fighter, received the Brendoken Golden Shield for his rapier activities at the recent Melee of the Knave.

 

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Some guilds are hosting virtual online activities; please contact the person in charge for details or see the Cleftlands Facebook group for more information. Guilds are permitted to meet in small groups, according to the guidelines that are available on the Cleftlands website, along with forms needed to do an official guild meeting. 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.

When hosted at a private location, the owners may have additional requirements and restrictions for attendance. Please check with them for details.

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

  • Armorers Guild: Contact Sir Calum via¬†email.
  • Archery Guild: Contact Lady Gwyneth on¬†Facebook.

Cleftlands Archery Practice!!

When: Every Monday, 6pm. Weather dependent.

Where: 411 Douglas Blvd, Richmond Heights OH

Sign up: https://forms.gle/9PhemdAZQWCFREUR9

We are happy to host archery practice once more. All SCA/Midrealm guidelines will be followed. Please bring your own refreshments / water.  The property owners will be requiring proof of vaccination. The owners will check for  completed vaccination cards. This is not a reflection of SCA policy but the requirements of t. the property owners.  If you require loaner equipment please pm Lady Gwyneth.

https://www.sca.org/…/uploads/2021/05/052021EventSign.pdf

  • Leatherworks Guild: ¬†On hiatus until fall. Contact Master Oliver via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Anti-Social Guild: On hiatus for the next three months. Contact Baron Stephan Von L√ľbeck via¬†email¬†or on¬†Facebook.
  • Needleworkers Guild:¬† Contact Lady Miriana via¬†email.
  • Dance Guild — Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Cooks Guild:¬† Contact Baroness Angharad via¬†email.
  • Scribes Guild. Contact Master Milesent via¬†email.
  • ¬†Unofficial Potters’ Guild: Contact Mistress Aurelia via the¬†Facebook¬†group.
  • Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble: Contact THL Jolicia atte Northcliffe via¬†email.

Officers

  • Demo coordinator, Karl
  • Pursuivant, Njall
    • Enter your name and information on the services portal, and mark Cleftlands as your home group. Being on the services portal makes it easy to submit your friends for awards and find other SCAdians. See Njall for details (herald@cleftlands.org).
  • Rapier Marshall, Lupa
  • Armored Combat Marshall, Constanza
    • Because of the new law stating that combatants no longer need to be SCA members, all armored and rapier fighters and archers need to file new waiver forms with the marshallate. You can check the Midrealm authorization database to check on your status.
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
    • Archery practice will be held at the Sept. 1 meeting. See Cadfan for details, archery@cleftlands.org.
  • Chronicler, Jolicia
  • A&S Minister, Angharad
    • The class scheduled for Aug. 18, Creating a Name and Heraldry, has been rescheduled for Sept. 15 at¬† 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Thory Vedarsdottir. Location: Classroom 10 (inside) or picnic tables (across the parking lot).
    • There will be a Tournament of Arts at Harvest Days on Sept. 18. Online registration is due by Sept. 6. No food or drink entries are permitted.
    • Lady Lyonnete will teach a Zoom class on Medieval Poetry, details to come. Students will learn how to write poems that can be submitted to Their Majesties to fulfill Their call for poems and stories.
    • Lord Rojhan will teach a class on Cree-Music on Sept. 1. Watch Facebook for details.
    • There will be a virtual Craftspersons Display on Sept 29. Participants will be able to send photos ahead of time, or use Zoom. See Baroness Angharad for details.
    • If you would like to teach a class, or have a topic you’d like to learn, let her know (moas@cleftlands.org).
  • Exchequer, Robert
  • Chatelaine, Jaquelinne
  • Iron Key, Tryggr
    • Some Iron Key items have been discarded. See Lord Tryggr Gillason (ironkey@cleftlands.org) if you have items to donate.
  • .Youth Minister, Rojhon

 

Other Announcements

  • Reminder! If you’re looking for information, news, and updates, past issues of the Internebbles newsletter are posted for your convenience. All in one place, and always available to answer your questions. Go here to see all posted issues:¬†http://wiki.cleftlands.org/Publications
  • If anyone has ideas for articles for the newsletter, or a nomination for an interviewee for 5 Questions for a Cleftlander, please contact Claricia at¬†clariciadlm@gmail.com

Events

  • The all-archery event Fletchings will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at Punderson State Park. Lord Tarmach is event steward; see him with questions or to volunteer. The sign-up list is now available on the Cleftlands Facebook page.
  • There will be no meeting on Sept. 29, so the Baronial swap meet/rummage sale is moved to Oct. 6. At this time no shared food or drink are allowed, but bring items to sell and trade.
  • Regular Event will be held Oct. 23 in Broadview Heights. ¬†Lady Jaqueline le Delcier is co-event steward; see her with questions or to volunteer. There will be a staff walk-through of the site at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. Address is 5025 E. Mill Rd., Broadview Heights.
  • Standard Bearers will be held in January or February. Bids are being accepted; see a former event steward or Claricia (seneschal@cleftlands.org) for information.
  • See the Midrealm calendar for more upcoming events across the kingdom.

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