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

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

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

Officers!

Hi,

I like to take a moment to thank the officer’s and deputy officer’s in the Shire.  These people do the yeoman’s work in making the practices and gatherings in the Shire happen, and without them we would all be in a lesser place in terms of what we get out of the SCA.  Vivat!

A listing of the current officers and their deputies can be found here. The Shire is large and active as can be seen on the practice listing page. and it is due in large part to these folks making the Shire function. Saying that we do have some open positions and/or officers who are in a current position that need to step back. If you are interested in any of the open / looking for replacement positions, or want to ask what the office entails please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. We also have an archive of all the business meeting minutes for the last few years, that is also a good place to learn more about what the various offices entail.

Thank you,
Matthias