Email & List Services FAQ

There have been a lot of questions about the email and list services. For everyone who need the information I have places a link to the kingdom FAQ below as well as a reminder on how to set up an officer email address in an email client. For setting up clients on mobile devices please refer to the more comprehensive how-to in the FAQ link below.

YIS,

-Madame Perronnelle de Croy

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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

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

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

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