October Musings

Hi,

Please come join us for the October business meeting starting at 11:00am in the Camelot great room (69 Village court berlin ma) on Sunday oct 7th.  We’ll talk about the upcoming K+Q fencing champs,  Iron Scribes and all other sorts of hijinks..   Officers please send in a report (or a deputy 🙂 )

I do want to thank everyone again at the Start on the Street Demo.  It was a fabulous time and as always showed off the Shire in a great light.

Finally thank you to everyone that keeps doing the   Monthly, Weekly and Daily work that keeps the Shire large and active.  It shows..

Matthias.

Hello!

Now that we kick back into the fall season I wanted to call attention to some of the many endeavors that happen into the shire.  Quintavia is a large and active Shire and if you know someone who might be interested in any or all of these activities please drag them along.

Start on the Street Demo  — September 16th  (setup starts at 10am) runs to 5pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/671311646577978/

Start on the street (https://www.startonthestreet.org/start-street-fall-edition)  is a wonderful arts / crafts festival that the City of Worcester puts on where there are 300+ local artists.  We have a great location in front of Elm park where we talk about SCA and demo some of the martial activities.  Come in garb or not but this is our best demo of the year hosted by Baroness Fortune so you don’t want to miss it.

King + Queens Fencing Champs  (December 8th)

http://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3397

Quintavia is hosting K+Q fencing champs this year at the Nashoba reginal high school in Bolton ma.   We’ll discuss this in the coming months but even if you don’t fence it’s a good spectacle to watch and we also need help with setup, gate, heralds, list runners and the like.

The Shire hosts a number of Weekly Practices in  Heavy List,  Fencing,  Archery and Thrown Weapons.  See  https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/practices-meetings/  for more information.

European dance continues on the first Tuesday of the month!   Next practice is Tuesday September 4th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Camelot Common House.  See https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/directions/  for directions.

 

Scribal A+S Moots continue at the 4rth Tuesday of the month!  Next moot is August 28th.

August 28th – 15th C Gothic manuscripts: Part 1, illumination style and calligraphy

September 25th – 15th C Gothic manuscripts: Part 2, white work

October 23rd – Making Oak Gall Ink

Please note you can come to one or both of the 15th C Gothic classes, but will get the most out of it if you can attend both parts.

Scribal help and troubleshooting will still be available at all moots as time allows.

As always, the Moot will be 7-9pm at the Camelot Common House (main room) located at 69 Village Ct in Berlin, MA.

See https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/directions/.

As you can see that is a lot of activities. If you know anyone worthy please write them in.  You can check to see what awards someone has here.  https://op.eastkingdom.org/op.php

And the link for writing someone in is here https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932/lang-en

 

 

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

4/20

 

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 and hang out.

 

5pm+  Potluck

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

 

4/28 ( note this is a week after the HL Saturday because of scheduling this year)

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 and hang out.

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