Dance Practice!

Welcome to March, everyone! We have one dance practice before the Black Rose Ball, so you know you want to come to this one ūüôā Practice runs 7:30-9:30pm, in the Camelot Common House.

(By the way, the results of the survey indicated that there wasn’t another day, time, or frequency that was better than the current schedule, so we’re sticking with this for now. Thanks to everyone who responded, we may run it again in a few months to see if things change.)

 

There is a dinner (not part of the practice, but folks are welcome to come) being prepared beforehand by Matthias starting at 6:00pm.
Dinner is $5.

3 Meat Crock Pot Dishes (pulled pork, chicken, beef)  (Vegetarian/Vegan available on request)
Salad
Bread
Mystery Dessert

Link to the signup form (signups close Monday 4pm)
https://goo.gl/forms/JR6R0qfSws4PKx1C2

 

 

 

Quintavia Business Meeting , March

Greetings,

The next business meeting will be march 11th at 69 Village court, berlin ma (in the upstairs large common room)

We will be wrapping up the very successful embroidery schola as well as talking up coronation and possible a bid for EK fencing champs.

In addition it is election times

The following offices are up for elections

Exchequer ‚Äď March 2018
Lord Mikj√°ll bogma√įr¬† (running for a second term)

Minister of Arts and Sciences ‚Äď March¬†2018
Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir (aka Feilinn)

Chancellor Minor¬†‚Äď March¬†2018¬† (Looking for replacement officer)
Madame Perronnelle de Croy

listsMinister of Lists ‚Äď March¬†2018
Lady Simona bat Leon (running for another term)

Dance Mistress¬†‚Äď March¬†2018
Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir (running but if there is interest in running dance Thyra encourages you to run)

The current officers and schedule for elections can be seen here.

Shire Officers

If you are interested in running please send me a letter of intent.  Which can simply be 1 paragraph on what you would like to do with the office.

Thank you

Matthias

Ek 50 Year displays

Greetings

 

EK 50 Year¬† is up coming and there are two opportunities to show off the history of the shire, please let me know of your interest.¬†¬† The first is the EK Yearbook,¬† and¬† the second is a history booth at the hall of history.¬† I’ve includes information for both below.

Thank you,

Matthias.

 

sitebookeditor@50year.eastkingdom.org

Greetings!

My name is Lady Emma Wakefield, and I am putting together the site book/group “yearbook” for the upcoming East Kingdom 50 Year event. Each group has a full page of the site book to tell a little about who they are, their history, and definitely include a picture or two.

Please send me submissions by March 30. I can take either raw informaion as text & images and I will lay them out in a manner that I think looks good, or you may send me a pdf of your page in the format you prefer. Please keep in mind that the book will be in black & white and the page size is 8 1/2″ x 11″.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Sincerely.
Lady Emma Wakefield

Hall of History

We ask all booths to have the following:

  • A banner or sign displaying the name of the Barony or Shire
  • A large Baronial/Shire device displaying the arms of the Barony/Shire
  • Baronial Lineage
  • Pictures or items that are a part of the Barony‚Äôs/Shire‚Äôs history (example: coronets, gowns, casting molds from important items, mantles, old armor, new armor etc.)
  • Information on the history and traditions of the Barony/Shire

Recommended but not required:

  • Any written Barony/Shire histories
  • Displays of Barony/Shire traditions
  • Lists and depictions of Baronial/Shire level awards
  • All the things that make your Barony/Shire unique!

We are using the standard Kingdom divisions and each section has a contact person. For the present time, however, we ask that all communications regarding the Halls of History and Memorial Garden (information to come) be sent to the entire team at EK50thSCA@gmail.com.

Beginners Teen Dance Class – (2018)

 

Camelot Co-Housing 69 Village Ct. Berlin, MA. (Directions)

Berlin’s own teen belly dance troupe, Baklava, welcomes newcomers to a six week series of beginner classes!
Classes will run on the following dates:
(No class Monday, February 19 during school vacation week)
Monday, March 26
Here are the details:
  • Class is open to teens ages 13-17. Students 12 or younger, please check with the teacher.
  • Class is gender-neutral. Current membership is half boys and half girls, and we welcome all gender expressions.
  • No prior dance experience is required.
  • Class is free of charge.
  • Class takes place¬†from 7 to 8 pm¬†at the Camelot Common House,¬†69 Village Court, Berlin, MA.
  • Class is taught by Anne Rookey and Susan Dunphy. Anne and Susan together have over forty years of belly dance teaching experience, and are CORI certified.
  • Wear comfortable clothes you can move in, such as yoga or sweat pants and tee shirts.
Interested? Parents or guardians please contact Anne Rookey at anne.rookey@gmail.com for more information and to obtain enrollment paperwork.

Business Meeting — Jan 2018

Happy new year!

Everyone is coordinately invited to the January business meeting.  What plans do folks have?  What events have we signed up for now?  Come and find out!

Location is currently 69 Village court¬† Berlin, Ma,¬† in the gaming room (downstairs room) but that change to the mosaic common house.¬† If it does I’ll post again.

 

PS  Will Beers Seanmas make an appearance?  Come and find out.

Shire Yule — Tommorow!

Quintavia Yule is Tomorrow, from noon to 4pm or so at the Camelot Common House (69 Village Ct, Berlin, Ma).
This is a relaxed garb optional event, and is mainly a just chance to hang out with folks in the Shire.
More information can be found here  (https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/events/yule/).
Food is potluck, and there is a Viking swap.
The Viking Swap is just like a Yankee Swap, but with no grumbling. Gifts should be of interest to SCAdians, approximately $10 in value, and brought wrapped. Anyone mature enough to be a good sport at being robbed is welcome to participate.
Gifts for children too young to go a-viking are also encouraged
Finally the Keepers for the new year will be announced.
http://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/home-page/keeper-awards/quintavia-keeper-descriptions/
Please come join us

Open positions

Hello,

As with the any group in the SCA the Shire of Quintavia is a volunteer organization  and as such we depend on the good will and energy of the people filling the Officer roles so everyone can continue to have fun.

While we do well in keeping roles filled,  there is always a small turnover as people take well deserved breaks, and the desire to have more deputies to spread the work around

In particular Elena and Perronelle would like to take step back from the Chamberlain and Chancellor Minor positions respectively.

 

On the job training is happily provided ūüôā

A listing of current positions, can be found here.

Shire Officers

If you are interested in any of these positions, or being a deputy please let myself and the current officer know,

seneschal@quintavia.eastkingdom.org

Thank you,

Matthias

 

Shire Yule

Quintavia Yule is Saturday Dec 30th, from noon to 4pm or so at the Camelot Common House (69 Village Ct, Berlin, Ma).
This is a relaxed garb optional event, and is mainly a just chance to hang out with folks in the Shire.
 
More information can be found here  (https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/events/yule/)  Yes the date is Saturday, that will be fixed up soon.
Food is potluck, and there is a Viking swap.
 
The Viking Swap is just like a Yankee Swap, but with no grumbling. Gifts should be of interest to SCAdians, approximately $10 in value, and brought wrapped. Anyone mature enough to be a good sport at being robbed is welcome to participate.
Gifts for children too young to go a-viking are also encouraged
 
Finally the Keepers for the new year will be announced.
http://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/home-page/keeper-awards/quintavia-keeper-descriptions/
 
Please come join us.

December Activities (Meeting Date Updated)

Next business meeting is December 10th at 11:00am at the MEMEC site .¬† Bring a chair as the building is getting cleared out so I don’t know if there will be enough chairs

Directions

Shire Yule is is December 30th  12 to 4pm.  Come join us for potluck festivities, Keeper awards, and Viking swap!

Quintavia Yule

 

Matthias

Email Posts Poll

Hello to the mighty populace of the Shire of Quintavia!

This is your friendly, local, webminister checking in. At the past business meeting, this past Sunday, we discussed the weekly email notices of posts on the blog. The general feedback was that the way the email blasts are not working as is. The information, when it arrives in your inbox is too late to be useful using a once weekly blast. I picked this option initially to minimize the amount of mail into your inbox because I know that we all get more than enough. To that end, there are three options that are available.

At the meeting we discussed adding a second email blast and making it go on Monday and Fridays. With the new update to the plugin it allows us to do an immediate email blast with the newest post. Unfortunately, it’s an all or nothing deal. So if three posts are written on Monday, you’ll get three separate emails. Granted, there’s not a lot of fluff that is posted here and getting three in a day would be a once in a blue moon occasion. With this in mind, I would ask that you please select your preferred solution to improve our current situation in the poll below.

What is your preferred solution:

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