Cross Posting Functionality – Site Update

Greetings Quintavia!

I bear good tidings! The website is back to normal and running smoothly in regards to the cross posting ability to Facebook and the mailing list. There had been a hiccup in the service as was reported at the Shire business meeting last Sunday but everything is back to normal!

So! If you are an officer or Shire member organizing practices or art-type things please post on the blog first! Need a login? Contact me at webminister@quintavia.eastkingdom.org.

YIS,

Mme. Perronnelle de Croy

EK 50 Year Hall of History Help

My fellow Quintavians,

As EK50 continues to approach, please consider taking some time to support representing the Shire in the Hall of History. Quintavia is the oldest, largest, and mightiest Shire in the East and I want to do us proud. To that end, I’m looking for help before the event assembling displays of our events and history, assistance decorating the booth on Thursday as the event is getting started, and help staffing the booth during the event.

Quintavia has hosted a number of beloved recurring events over the years: Boredom War, Hafla, Embroidery Schola, and King’s and Queen’s Equestrian Championships. I’m looking for volunteers to assember shadow-box style displays, of about 3 feet by 3 feet, for each of these events to help capture the feel of being in Quintavia’s grassy hills. I have plenty of pictures to assist you, but I can’t build them all myself, I just don’t have that much creative energy. Can you help?

I would also like to display the rich tradition of our Keepers of Quintavia. If you have any of the Relics, can you please make arrangements to leave them with me for use at the event? If you are a calligrapher, would you be interested in creating a roll of the Keepers to display?

Lastly, there are over 30 visiting hours for the Hall of History over the course of the weekend. If only 15 people were to help, we could all take one 2-hour shift and ensure there’s always someone available to showcase the glory of our Shire. Can you commit to just two hours staffing the booth?

If you can help in any way, please contact me at gpettigrew@gmail.com

-Pomestnik Andreiko Eferiev, your humble Servant

Heraldry Gathering – Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Greetings Quintavians,

The next Learning Heraldry Gathering will be on Tuesday, May 15th, 6-8 pm at the Camelot common House, 69 Village Ct., Berlin, MA 01503.  (We were going to do this last week, but we ended up rescheduling.)  For this gathering, we will be going through the Names 101 class on the East Kingdom Heraldic University website, http://elmet.eastkingdom.org/ekhu/, and probably also finishing up the Book Heraldry 100 class (we didn’t get to the last 10 minutes or so last time).  We will probably continue going through the basic Names classes from the website before moving on to something else.

If you are interested in learning with us, please come join us!  Also, feel free to let me know what sort of heraldry you would like to learn in the future.  We are thinking of meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6-8 pm, eating dinner together at the beginning of the gathering.  I’m making grilled chicken and some sort of veggies for this week, so please let me know off-list if you want in.

Cheers,

Rosina

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.

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Business Meeting & Archery Reminder

This month’s business meeting will be held Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 11 AM at Camelot Cohousing Common House located at 69 Village Ct., Berlin, MA.

In addition the weather is looking like it will be in our favor so Archery practice will be held tomorrow at Rozi’s house in Stow and will be running from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Directions are available on the Directions Page.

Scribal Moot – June 2017

Good morning A&S friends!

Just a friendly reminder that the next scribal moot will be on June 27th at Camelot. Our special guest teach is our very own EK Signet Nataliia!

You may be asking yourself, “Self? Why is Feilinn posting about this so early in the month?”

Fear not, I have the answer! The reason is because there are also two pretty cool and pretty crazy SCA events going on in June that might be of interest to people. A decent amount of local people are making the various trips and they are great opportunities to meet people and learn something new.

The Known World Dance and Music Symposium is June 15-18th in Baltimore (Kingdom of Atlantia) – http://www.kwds.org/

The Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium is June 23-25th in Knoxville (Kingdom of Meridies) – http://kwhss2017.nant-y-derwyddon.com/

For additional information please contact Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir using the form below:

Youth & Teen Events at the Battle of Five Armies

Unto the fair populace of the wondrous Shire of Quintavia do I, Perronnelle de Croy, send greetings!

Youth & Teen in the SCAI write to you on behalf of the younger generations that will be attending the glorious Battle of Five Armies in late August. I will be the Youth & Teen activity and class coordinator and would like to ask for anyone interested in teaching a class or leading an activity or helping in some way, shape or form, to contact me using the form below. If you have an idea but need help fleshing it out, please ask!

To the teens out there: what would you like to see? Learn? Would you like to teach something? I want to hear from you!

For now I have these activities planned:

  • Queen Caoilfhionn’s Service Initiative
  • Treasure Hunt for the younger
  • Family S’mores bar (YUM!)