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This Week In Isles: Shire Business Meeting 9/4/2018

SCA Isles Business Meeting 9/4/2018

Officers: 3

Persons total: 9


Officer Reports:

Exchequer: Not present, FYI Still have $28 for Blob repair, in progress

Rapier Marshal: Rapier practice dark for summer, youth rapier in development. GWW melee planning in progress.

Chatelaine: UCSB Fun and Fitness Festival Sept 26th 1-4PM. Please volunteer! Contact Mora or Todde or Hette for further details on how to participate. A great opportunity to get students interested in the Shire!

Arts and Sciences: We have a victim! I mean volunteer! Please welcome Delphine as our new Arts and sciences officer. Please contact her with any ideas you have for teaching classes or anything that you want to learn.

Other Business:

October Business Meeting moved to week after GWW.

Brewers guild: Next week Sept 11th, Cheese tasting! 7:30 at the Mrowse. Please bring an assortment of your favorite things that you want to eat/drink with the cheese to share. I, Hette, will be hosting cheese tasting and some research regarding the various cheeses that I bring. Still working on a theme for the cheeses but I have many ideas. French, German, Cheddar only, soft cheeses, hard cheeses, my favorites cheeses. You name it, it has been an idea.  Bring your probiotics and your Lactaid pills, we’re gonna have a great time.

Darach Brewers Guild Idea: Assemble at the brew pub. Every other month, invite whole shire. Tasting.

Oct Kraut meeting

Shire of Darach representatives present: Shire of the Isles will be helping Darach with Festival of the Rose during Black Oak Lodge, Feb 8-10th – Italian Theme. So get ready to volunteer as the details are announced.

Idea: Darach suggested that for GWW next year we have a tri-shire encampment. We can call it: Barony of the Isles Encampment….KIDDING!!! But seriously, having a Tri-Shire encampment sounds fantastic to me!

Isles Anniversary Planning: Caidan Olympics at Isles Anniversary, Nov 16-18, Live Oaks Campground

Autocrat: Todde

We decided that we need to make the Isles Archery Champion a real thing. We will need to make regalia. We decided on a tower arm bracer.

RSVP for feast to Todde

Feastocrat: Eleshiva (Theme: Ancient recipes feast Greek/Roman/Mesopotamian/maybe Turkish )

Friday night lights


Royal morning court. Opening ceremony!!! Assuming open flame allowed, there should definitely be a torch.

Activities during the day:

Rapier: Blood of Heroes

Armored Combat: What do the armored fighters want to do in order to win a wreath? Please contact Paul.

Archery: best arrow, daytime clout shoot, Sunday practice. 

Games: Historical Olympic Games (Darach? Kids races, 200m footrace, 400m footrace in armor, Discus or shotput, javelin/spear), Town square/Village games (Carreg Wen?), Lowland games holdovers (Isles: Sheep chucking, etc), Marshal Games, Shopping and raffle. Youth games as part. Each Shire would sponsor some games.

Baronies sponsor Shires to create animosity. Metals tracker

Crown winner with laurels. 

Revel -dancing

Raffle – promissory – need volunteer to start collecting promissories

Sunday morning:


Traditional tournaments for champions (sans Archery/Thrown Weapons which happens Saturday)

Merchants: Yes

Site fee: Member price $25 for weekend,  $15 per day. We brought in $2K. $make $250 on feast, make $300 for raffle.

Arts and sciences: relaxed crafts in the gallery. Art salon – come and Art!

Upcoming Events:

Sept 8 – Angels Anniversary

Sept 15th – Altavia Crown Tournament – Paul is fighting!

Sept 22nd – Caid rapier open – Altavia

Oct 2-8 – GWW Pre-reg pre-reg closed – no Isles camp. 


Los Angeles area tons of historical displays:

  • Reagan – Genghis Kahn
  • California Science Center – through Jan 6th “Tut”
  • Getty center – “Egypt beyond the the Nile”
  • LACMA – woodcuts Renaissance Italy.
  • Getty  – life at Renaissance Court
  • Bowers in OC – historical Armor, etc…

If you’ve read this entire document, I’ll give you a bauble. -Hette


SCA Isles Business Meeting 8/14/2018

SCA Isles Business Meeting 8/14/2018

Officers: 3

Isles persons total: 7


Officer Reports:

Exchequer: no new income and no expenses

Still have $28 allocated for Blob repair

Exchequer not at next meeting, contact if need check request.

Isles approves $250 for construction of three archery butts/stands. To be stored in Hette’s garage as part of Shire property.

Insurance Rider for Isles Anniversary is $50

Congrats to Lian and The Copper Cauldron Team: Congrats to Cast Iron Chef winners!


Rapier Marshal: Students returning in Fall will begin more practices

Working on getting youth rapier program started, Additional non-related adult necessary. Likely Fall.

Chatelaine:  Club fair at UCSB for the Fall is a great way to get students interested in Shire, volunteers needed


Isles Anniversary Planning:

Caidan Olympics at Isles Anniversary



Friday night lights

Circle of fence?

RSVP for feast


Royal morning court. Opening ceremony!!! Flame

Activities during the day:

Armored combat: blood of heroes?

Archery: best arrow, daytime clout

Thrown Weapons

Games: Historical Olympic Games, Town square games, Lowland games holdovers, Marshal Games (four shires in CAID), Shopping and raffle. Youth games as part

Crown winner with laurels.

Laurel Artistic Games? 

Feast: Eleshiva (Greek feast?), Bard or Isles during feast

Evening Revel


Site fee: Member price $25 for weekend,  $15 per day. We brought in $2K. $make $250 on feast, make $300 for raffle.

Insurance Rider – need $50 from Gwen.

Promissory raffle worked best.

Arts activities: Art salon – come and Art!

Cheering! while arting at the same time!

Fiber play day?

Merchants are a yes!


Traditional tournaments, fighter support minimal.

Breakfast? Yes! Worked well last year. Coffee coffee coffee buzz buzz buzzz


Flyers at great western war!!!

Submit to CP!


Additional Business:

  • Branch Master Brewers guild asks: Do we want to still want to have a branch? Guided tastings instead?
  • Brewers guild next week. We will taste and judge some yummy thingies. 
  • Sept 11th need a tasting volunteer
  • Oct will have Kraut meeting
  • October Shire Business meeting will be moved to week after GWW.

Some Selected Upcoming events: (Please check out SCA CAID Calendar at

  • Camarillo Pirate Tournament – next weekend
  • Sept 8th Angels Anniversary
  • Sept 15th Altavia Crown Tournament – Paul is fighting!
  • Sept 22nd – Caid rapier open
  • Oct 2nd-8th – GWW Pre-reg and land allocation to Aug 31st – no Isles camp. Land allocate.
  • Los Angeles area ton of historical awesomeness going on:
  • Reagan Library: Genghis Kahn,
  • California Science Center: Tut, through Jan 6th “Tut”
  • Getty center: “Egypt beyond the the Nile”
  • LACMA: woodcuts Renaissance Italy
  • Getty: life at Renaissance Court opens Aug 28th
  • Bowers in OC: historical Armor, etc… Opens Sept 2nd




This Week In Isles TWII July 10 2018

Isles Business Meeting 7/10/2018 6:30 at the Mrowse

  • Populace present: Officers: 2, Total: 10
  • Thanks to all that assisted in the Isles Display at 40 Year! A special thanks to Sile, Lian, Gwen, Mora, Todde, Thorbjorn, and all those that helped make this happen. A special thanks to our beloved Ex-Islesians for sharing information, pictures and items for display. Especially cool was getting to see the Isles Baronial Coronet!
  • We recently donated the unwanted, unsellable Shire property a to non-profit recently, Finally!  yay!   
  • Tri-Shire Partnership: Members of Carreg Wen and Darach were present in a tri-shire desire that we coordinate more activities together.
    • Darach is looking for volunteers for Black Oak Lodge, specifically Saturday and sunday breakfast and Saturday lunch. As the event is going to be combined with Festival of the Rose (FoTR), please also volunteer for FoTR, classes, bardic, etc.
    • Carreg Wen is interested in cooks for King’s Hunt at Live Oak Campgrounds in the spring. Let’s help out our fellow Shires by donating some warm bodies 😉
    • If you are interested in Tri-Shire practices for Rapier and/or heavies, contact one of the Shire officers
  • Isles Rapier Marshal warrent paperwork has been submitted: Congrats to Dona Mora our new Officer!
  • Isles Anniversary has a theme! – “Caidan Olympics” Recruit your favorite baronies to compete for you.  Isles Anniversary is Nov 16-18.
    • Is there a member of the Shire that would like to do feast for Isles Anniversary? If so, please contact Don Todde. If not, we have a potential non-shire volunteer. Speak up now if it’s your heart’s desire.
  • GWW: Oct 2-8th Pre-reg and land allocate by Aug 31st.
    • We do not currently have a GWW Isles Camp. Please speak up if you want to have an Isles camp. Contact myself. If we have a few stragglers that aren’t enough to have an Isles Camp, Carreg Wen will host any Isles orphans, but please contact the campmaster via Facebook so that they know who you are!
  • Brewer’s Guild Meeting 7/17 @ 7:30 at the Mrowse: Sauerkraut Making! Come and let’s lacto-ferment some cabbage and make it delicious!
  • See Upcoming Events: SCA-CAID-org

This Week In Isles – Meeting Notes 9/6/2016

Isles Montly meeting

People in attenence: 10

Officer reports:

  • Exchequer: We still have money, corporate info – merchant forms (410-D form and hold it for 4 years)
  • Chatelaine:
    • SB Independent postings has gotten some interest in rapier practices
    • Is there a better place for fencing practice? Somewhere lit at night with easily accessible parking, any ideas? Let Todde know
  • Arts and sciences:
    • GWW class schedule posted today
    • Submit class idea by this sunday
    • Brewers meeting moved to 20th
    • Celtic knot work next tuesday at craft night- Gwen teaching
    • Arts competitions -Altavia Anniversary ”Show your allegiance display” “hester spon competition (Almonds), GWW -assortment of competitions
    • Bring garb or armor to craft night for GWW.
  • Campmaster: 19 paid adults, 5 adults preregistered, 2 kids
    • To discuss-need banner and banner pole – Gwen will bring a variety. Bring portable holes
    • Bring blob? – needs car transport
    • Rope fence? – needs portable holes (Lian can take six),
    • Rough layout – post survey or create survey
    • Facebook Sile with things we have forgotten to mention
    • Todde has white rope
    • Firepit – Norm
    • Communal table and water?
    • Potluck saturday night – discuss on Facebook

Apr 29th – We are hosting – CROWN – Scouting out sites, Send ideas to Paul

Isles Anniversary: we will meet in two weeks Sept 20th at 7PM at craft night

  • Equestrian is happening, we need to get waiver
  • Hette to start pre-registration
  • Hette to post to start getting volunteers for feast
  • Hette to find coffeemaker

Prize for reading this far: I just got Volumes 2-4 of the Traditional Bowyer’s Bible in the mail. I skipped to the chapter discussing the oldest extant bows. The oldest extant bows are the Stellmoor Bows found in Northern Germany dated to approximately 10,000 years ago. The fragments were unfortunately destroyed in WWII and thusly the pieces could not be carbon dated. The oldest existing extant bows are the Homegaard bows from Denmark, dated to as old as approximately 8,000 years ago. The oldest are elm and from the island of Zealand. Here’s a fun website that discusses the bow (use google translate, they mean bow when they say arc).

5-April-2016 – With Meeting Notes



This week in Isles:

8 attendees

Officer Reports:

  • Exchequer-
    • Books to be reviewed by Deputy Exchequer
    • Society wants to have us advertise savings due to being a member  of SCA instead of non member fee
  • Webmaster: has nothing to report
  • Chatelaine:
    • Has been talking to French Festival (unfortunately is during coronation)
    • Working on making newbies want to attend more practices, Fencing practice moved to Girsh park for summer light hours due to easy access and cheap parking
  • Arts and Sciences:
    • Painted notecards supplies, 3rd week of this month as well
    • Interest in doing crafts at fighter practice? Tabled for April
    • May classes
      • Fabric
      • Illumination
    • Seeking workshop teachers – contact Lady Gwen, she also has ideas, or share Collegium Caidis ideas with Shire
    • If you are working on a project, please bring it every once in awhile so we can see what you are doing, share, inspire
  • Campmaster:
    • Looking for someone to serve as campmaster
    • Potrero war, land allocate now! That way Isles gets a camp. Pre-register!
    • Pre-reg is open for GWW, if you register before may 31st you get extra land
  • SCA 50 year in Indiana – Historical Isles info wanted
  • Kings Hunt – Tri-Shire discussion
    • Cooperation is desired
    • More meetings necessary to continue discussion
    • Clean up loaner garb/gear
    • Run our events jointly
    • Facebook group will be set up
  • Isles Anniversary
    • Fia is deputy incoming
    • Send a request
    • Insurance writer from kingdom – get from Delphine
    • If we do equestrian we need additional insurance and get an equestrian steward
      • Duke Patrick (FYI equestrian marshal in Darach)
    • Future idea Queens champion equestrian at Isles Anniversary
    • Theme: Practicum has been requested from many, consider more themes
    • People really liked having the tournaments on Sunday morning
    • Having some fighting friday night was great – need lighting – in great hall
    • Arts and sciences champion idea
    • Having a coherent theme
    • Need to have stuff for people to do that aren’t fighter
    • Carreg wen did most food offsite: Diedrich
    • Invite neighboring shires for volunteers
    • Rewards for volunteers
    • Facebook thread – for Isles Anniversary
    • Get timeline from Paul
  • Propose Make and Mend Tri-Shire – create and repair Loaner garb – address Lian
  • Upcoming events:
  • – Treasure Chest War – Apr 22-24 (Hanford / Nordwache) – Lyondemere Arts & Archery – Apr 23 (Woodley Park)

    – Summergate Anniversary – Apr 23 (Oceanside / Calafia)

    – Barons’ Feast – Apr 24 (Irvine Regional Park / Orange / Gyldenholt) — reserve at

    – Golden Beltane – Apr 29-May 8 (Paicines / West)

    – Wintermist Anniversary – Apr 30 (Bakersfield / Wintermist)

    – Mon Draconis Anniversary – May 1 (Jurupa Valley / Dreiburgen)

    – Darach Anniversary – May 7 (Conejo Creek Equestrian Park / Thousand Oaks / Darach)

    – Golden Beltane weekend 2

    – Altavia Anniversary – May 14 (Veteran’s Park / Sylmar / Altavia)

    – Crown Tournament – May 20-22 (Victorville / Al-Sahid)

    – Potrero War – May 26-30 (Potrero / Calafia)

    Additional information about these events can be found on their entries on the Kingdom Calendar ( ) or in the Facebook event listing ( ).