Writting folks in for awards

New Info,
There highnesses are accepting folks for there first polling until tonight. Please write in worthy folks. Non-polling awards can be acting at any time.
http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932/lang-en

The SCA is a volunteer organization and work best when people are recognized for the good work that they do.  The heart of that recognition is the  Kingdom (and baronial) award system.  But for people to be brought to the royals attention they need to be written in.   I was going to post some thoughts on writing people in for awards but it turns out someone has already posted a very comprehensive guide on the eastkingdom wiki.

https://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php?title=Recommending_Someone_for_an_Award

Please check it out if you haven’t done so already.

The awards form can be found here  http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932/lang-en  (it is linked on the main page of the EK website).

One tip that I like that isn’t covered in the wiki article is I save all of my award recommendations,  as with any writing style it helps to practice it.  So having an archive of  recommendations to look over when I’m written people in helps make the next one better.

Between the Award of Arms,  AOA level  “silver” awards, grant level awards and peerages, there is a large range of  awards focusing on people’s progression as they put more time and energy and skill in.

The OP database page as a nice listing of the  awards and handy way of searching if some has an award already.

http://op.eastkingdom.org/op.php

Thank you

Matthias

July Business Meeting, 11am – 1pm, 7/8, 69 Village Court Berlin MA

Hi All,

Please join us for the july business meeting.  We’ll see what mischief we can cause,  recount tales of EK 50Y, and talk about upcoming events

As always we are looking for folks to help out.  https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/shire-officers/  for positions,  training provided 🙂

 

11am – 1pm, 7/8

69 Village Court

Berlin MA 01503

Camelot Great Room

 

 

 

 

EK 50 Year

Greetings,

Thank you to everyone that helped out at EK 50Year in whatever capacity, I had a great time weather aside.
Having said that there was a surfeit of Shire folks doing things to help make the event run. If you know of people that helped out, please send me their names, and what you know they where doing.

Thank you
Matthias

June Business Meeting

Hi,

Please join us for the June business meeting, to see what the shire is up to!
Location is in the Camelot great room
69 Village court
Berlin MA

There is always positions open for interested people, open positions or folks looking for a replacement can be found here.

Shire Officers

Officers please send in a report if you (or a deputy) can’t make it.
Thank you
Matthias

New Thrown Weapons Practice!

Our new TW Officer,  Lord Asher is starting up a range /practice.
Details below
This Saturday from 12:30 to 3pm at his house, located at 5 Northgate Rd in Northborough. Closed toed shoes are required. There are limited loaner weapons for new throwers and a suggested donation of $1 to help pay for target maintenance.
Looks for updates for a regular TW practice at this space.
Thank you
Matthias

Spring Practice

Hi all,

 

Please feel invited to the annual spring practice this coming 28th/29th.  Spring practice is a chance for new folks to try out activities, experience people to kick the rust off and in general to practice some of what the SCA offers.

 

The festivities for both days happen at Camelot Cohousing (69 Village Ct, Berlin Ma, 01503)

 

A general schedule

4/28

 

Location  Barn and Field next to it

11  — 1pm  Newcomer focused HL activities.  Come try on armor, swing a stick and see if it interests you.

1 – 5pm (ish)  —  Pickups and then Small melee drills  Balfar’s Challenge – SCA Armored Combat)

1 -5pm  Youth fighting activities (assuming parents to help wrangle kids)

 

Common House

Noon – 5pm.  A+S Project work.  Bring your project to work on.

 

5pm+  Potluck

We’ll have some basic grillables, bring something to share or a 5 dollar donation.

 

4/29

10am —  1pm  Target Archery.  New and Closer range!

 

Location  Barn and Field next to it

1pm  — 5pm Fencing Activities.  Singles and then melee drills. Note this is no Sunday practice this week in millbury come here instead 🙂

 

Common House

Noon – 5pm.  A+S Project work.  Bring your project to work on.

5pm+  Potluck

We’ll have some basic grillables, bring something to share or a 5 dollar donation.

 

Thank you

Matthias

Buisness Meeting 4/15

Business meeting is at the Memec (bring a chair) site on this week starting at the normal 11am time.

quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/directions/

Officers please send in a report as normal if you or your deputies(s) can’t make it.

Thank you

Matthias

 

Thank you for a wonderful Coronation

Thank you for a wonderful coronation, in general everyone I talked to was pleased with the day and I know the staff of TRM was very pleased with the site, and everything put together.

For the folks I didn’t get the name of either, in the kitchen, running gate,pulling trailers, helping with cleanup and in general making the event run thank you.

Thank you to the staff of the event, your work places the Shire and the SCA in a good light. I do know the Church folks were very impressed with the event, and how we left their facilities and would love to have us back for another event.

To the major positions at the event, thank you for the work that you did and coordinating folks to help out,

Co-Autocrats: Lady Simona bat Leon
Boyar Aleksei Dmitriev

Dep. Autocrat: Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh
Royal Liaison: Mistress Tola Knityr
Dep. Liaison: Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir
Head Cooks: Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Baron Fergus Redmead
Hall Decor: Lady Perronnelle de Croy
Dep. Decor: Baroness Bianca Anguissola
Gate: Doña Lilias de Cheryngton
A&S Coord: Baroness Marieta Charay
Cleanup Czar: Lord Andreiko Eferiev
Event tokens: Mistress Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea.

I’m going to give Simona a special callout for doing an excellent job running a kingdom event for the first time. Thank you.

We’ll discuss the event at the next business meeting (the 15th) but I expect we won’t have all the paperwork wrapped up so we’ll debrief it in may as well.

As a final plug we are always looking for more officers See this page for open positions. https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/shire-officers/

A final thank you for making my job at seneschal easy.
Matthias