Hi All, First off due to the way Sunday’s fall and the fact the second Sunday of the month is the same weekend as GNE, the july business meeting is the 21st at the Camelot Common house great room (69 Village ct, berlin ma).
Look for Camelot Co-Housing on the directions page, https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/events-practices/directions/
If you haven’t recently done so, take a look around the Shire and see if you notice anyone doing good work that should be written in for awards. Especially search out the quiet ones 🙂
For a quick refresher on writing someone in, take a look at this post from last year. https://quintavia.eastkingdom.org/writing-folks-in-for-awards/
If you are looking for something to do this long weekend, don’t forget the Weaving day this sunday.
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
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.
The April business meeting will be this Sunday the 14 starting at 11:00am at 69 village court, berlin, ma location. We’ll be in the great room, come see what all the buzz is about, and why the Seneschal is lame and hasn’t found another space to host meetings in yet!
Queen Fortune and King Ozzur are still taking recommendations for their second polling. Please take a moment and write in folks you think are worthy. The recommendations for their second polling are open until 11:59 pm on the 19th.
Shire activities continue to happen at a weekly(Fencing, Heavy List, Sewing) and monthly basis (Dance and Scribal Moot). If you are interested in any of the activities please come join us.
If you have ideas for what you would like to see the Shire do, or want to help out, please come to our monthly business meeting. This month it is on March 10th from 11am to 1pm the Camelot Common House (69 Village Court, berlin ma). For the interested I did look into Total Wine meeting space but it was booked for that weekend (perhaps in the future 🙂 )
At the meeting we will discuss the current activities of the shire, what is upcoming. This month we also have some officer elections. Please come join us!
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.
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.