Hafla Thank You

I just want to take a moment say thank you to everyone who came out to our Hafla on Saturday!

First I’d like to thank the set-up and clean up crews: Rosina and Andreiko, Corwin – you weren’t able to stay for the event but came and help out anyways. Our head cat-herder Matthias, Meabh, Mikjáll, and his Grace Edward and his squire (so sorry I can’t recall your name!) Set up was done with twenty minutes to spare and clean up was even faster. You are all amazing.

My Kitchen crew: Lord Alexsei and Lady Elvira led the charge and delivered food that was raved about, throughout the hall. Thank you for making it all work in a new space.

The magnificent Lady Toi….without you the hall would have been bare and our tummies slightly less full. Thank you for everything you do for this event year after year.

Her Grace Thyra who is my dace group liaison and music provider.

A huge thank you goes out to our dancers (BRS, Baklava, and the Eves) and out attendees. We love seeing you each year and without you all it would be one pretty dull day! I hope I’ve not missed anyone but if I have and even if I haven’t: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

It’s such a pleasure and a joy to help put this together but I could never do it alone.

Until next year!

Lady Perronnelle de Croy

Hafla Schedule Up!

Hello and greetings once again!

This is to let all and sundry know that the schedule for Hafla is up! Please visit the Hafla Schedule page for details. There will be plenty of time for open dance as well as a beginner and intermediate dance classes. Come and join us for a super day!

YIS,

Madame Perronnelle de Croy

April Business Meeting

Hi All,

Please come join us for the April Business meeting on Sunday April 9th from 11am to 1pm.

The address is
69 Village Court
Berlin Ma, 01503

Lots of interesting Activities and Events are happening in the Shire, come learn about them and share your input.

Thank you,
Matthias

New Keepers Awarded!

I hope that everyone has had a very happy holiday season!

The Shire’s Yule event went off without a hitch and we would like to thank everyone that was able to join us. If you couldn’t make it, hopefully we will see you soon! As is tradition, new Keepers were chosen at this year’s Shire Yule. We would like to congratulate our recipients:

Keeper of the Light: Lady Elvira Violante Ballesteros

Keeper of the Chalice: Lady Ada Wright

Keeper of the Torse: Sakurayama Tomoe

Keeper of the Silver Rapier: Lady Lillie von der Tann

Keeper of the Golden Arrow: Lord Mikjáll bogmaðr

For additional information on these awards please visit the Keeper Description page.

A reminder that the Shire’s next event will be the Embroidery Schola taking place on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

Defenders for 2016

Greetings

This past weekend at the Lovely Sommer Draw event held by the Barony of Bergental. It is a great local event with  Archery, Fencing, Fighting and other activities that I would encourage anyone to go to.   Before getting to announcing the Defenders, I would like to give a word of thanks to Lady Elvira, Lady Toi and whomever else helped with the day board, it was quite tasty.  Also I would like to thank Madame Perronnelle de Croy for her fine work with the Youth activities at the event.

With the blessing of Bergental, Quintavia picked  the Defenders from those who live within the shire’s borders and did the best in the respective tournament/competition.   Without further ado I present the Defenders for the 2016 year.

 

The Defenders of 2016

Award Winner
Arts & Sciences Lady Toi Poisson de Mortagne
Heavy List Baron Matthias Grunwald
Rapier Lord Gregor Mac Eoain
Archery Boyar Aleksei Dmitriev
Thrown Weapons (none chosen/no tourney held)

Thank you again for everyone who pitched in, had fun, and in general made for a relaxing local event.

Matthias Grunwald

Seneschal