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5-April-2016 – With Meeting Notes

4/5/2016

 

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 scheduler@sca-caid.org
    • 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 BaronsFeast@SCA-Gyldenholt.org

    – 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 (

    http://www.sca-caid.org/calendar.php ) or in the Facebook event listing ( https://www.facebook.com/KingdomofCaid/events ).

1-February-2016 – with Shire Meeting Notes

Officer reports:

  • Exchequer: We have lots of $$, bring receipts from Bardic Collegium to Lodovico. Final tally profit: $714.15 isles anniversary.
  • Chatelain: Paperwork imminent for deputy. Microdemo – 3 interested parties. Farmers market as a venue. Maybe we should try to get the singing group into SCA and we should go to theirs.
  • Quartermaster:
  • Webmaster: Nothing to report, let him know if changes need to be made on to him
  • Arts and Sciences:
    • Workshop for German Clothing-Feb 27th – if interested let Gwen know.
    • Isles Pentathalon
    • Collegium Caidus– if interested in teaching
    • Getty – tapestries/manuscript – email Gwen if interested – FB event if interested.
    • Bowers Museum – “The Red That Colored the World”
    • Basket of Largesse for Coronation-make stuff
    • Send requests for classes/field trips let Gwen know
    • Anytime you take an interesting class – let the shire know and share.

Bardic Collegium Executive Sumamry:

  • 45 attendees
  • 11 non-members
  • Approx $200 profit
  • Ideas: Alternating Bardic/Filthy Dirty, Themed Collegiums

Paul’s Challenge – You have until April

Upcoming events: (sca-caid.org)

  • Tri-Shire Practice – Feb 6 @ noon (Oak Park)
  • Talon Crescent War – Feb 11-15 (N. Las Vegas / Starkhafn)  — Also Festival of the Rose
  • Chivalry Tourney – Feb 20 (Kingsburg / Nordwache)
  • St. Isadore Anniversary – Feb 20 (Santee / Calafia)
  • German Garb Workshop – Feb 27 [tentative] (Isles) – Location – Hette’s house
  • 3.5 Baronies – Feb 27 (Bakersfield / Wintermist)
  • Calafia/Gyldenholt Friendship Tourney – Mar 5 (Valley Center / Calafia)
  • Court of Love – Mar 5 (Grover Beach / Borderwinds-West)
  • Black Oak Lodge – Mar 11-13 (Pacific Palisaides / Darach) — Pre-reg by this weekend for a discount!
  • March Melee – Mar 12 (Ridgecrest / Naevehjem)
  • Cast Iron Chef – Mar 13 (??? / Lyondemere)
  • Collegium Caidis – Mar 19-20 (La Mirada / Angels/Gyldenholt)
  • Al-Sahid Anniversary – Mar 26 (??? / Al-Sahid)
  • Brewing Judging: Concepts & Beer Core Classes – Mar 27 (Paul & Gwen’s)
  • King’s Hunt – Apr 1-3 (Sage Hill Campground / Carreg Wen)

 

The Shire has a Facebook Group, for those who are so inclined to discuss things there.

Interested in unofficial but helpful Isles announcements and a bit of snark? Follow the Red Tower on Twitter: @SingTheRedTower.

Your reward for reading all the way to the end is that I actually posted this, yay!

17 June 2015

The TWII has strange ideas about a lot of things.

Upcoming Events and Important Dates:

Last Week

On Saturday, Delphine and Gwen attended Carreg Wen Anniversary.

This Week

Nordwache Anniversary is on Saturday in North Fork, CA. For more details, see https://www.facebook.com/events/886013798136418/

Further Away & Other Bits

Other Upcoming Events:

The Shire has a Facebook Group, for those who are so inclined to discuss things there.

Interested in unofficial but helpful Isles announcements and a bit of snark? Follow the Red Tower on Twitter: @SingTheRedTower.

Your reward for reading all the way to the end is ten strange medieval ideas about animals.

10 June 2015

The TWII wants a snail (or at least a hound).

Upcoming Events and Important Dates:

  • Wed 10 Jun: Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (Unofficial)  (7:30pm; UCSB Theatre & Dance Courtyard)
  • Sat 13 Jun:  Carreg Wen Anniversary: (Carreg Wen / Lompoc, CA) — https://www.facebook.com/events/886013798136418/
  • Tue 16 Jun: Isles Craft Night (7:30pm; Todde and Mora’s house)
  • Wed 17 Jun: Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (Unofficial)  (7:30pm; UCSB Theatre & Dance Courtyard)
  • Fri 19 Jun – Sun 21 Jun: Nordwache Anniversary (North Fork, CA) — https://www.facebook.com/events/831900513553358/

Last Week

On Saturday, Mora, Todde, Delphine, Gwen, and Paul attended Coronation in Wintermist and presented the bounty of the Shire to Their Majesties Athanaric and Sigri∂r. On Sunday, Delphine, Gwen, and Paul attended Queen’s Champion.

This Week

Carreg Wen Anniversary is on Saturday in Lompoc. For more details, see https://www.facebook.com/events/886013798136418/

Further Away & Other Bits

Other Upcoming Events:

The Shire has a Facebook Group, for those who are so inclined to discuss things there.

Interested in unofficial but helpful Isles announcements and a bit of snark? Follow the Red Tower on Twitter: @SingTheRedTower.

Your reward for reading all the way to the end is a rabbit riding a hound with a trained snail of prey.

3 June 2015 — With Shire Meeting Notes

The TWII is not famous.

 

Upcoming Events and Important Dates:

 

June Shire Meeting

  • Officer Report (Chatelaine): The Honorable Lord Todde has nothing specific to report, though see the two demo items below.
  • Officer Report (Exchequer): Dona Mora reports that we have money. She and Lady Delphine still need to finalize the quarterly report.
  • Officer Report (Quartermaster): Constanza reports we have about 12 posts with Red Towers on them and about 15-20 other posts we could use to surround the Isles Camp at Great Western War.
  • Officer Report (Webwright): Lord Magnus assures us we still have a website.  All of the upcoming Arts & Sciences activities have been added to the calendar.
  • Officer Report (Arts & Sciences): Lady Gwen reported that since our last meeting there has been Collegium Caidis and a trip to the Getty Villa and Center. Coming up on Saturday, June 20th, Master Martin FitzJames will be teaching a pewtercasting class; please RSVP soon if you are interested in attending. On Sunday, July 19th, is another of Baroness Rebecca’s flag painting classes. At some point in June or July Sile will be teaching a class on period music, specifically rounds. On Saturday, July 25th, in Monrovia is Scribal Play Day; carpooling with Gwen and Paul is possible. There is interest in war prep make-and-take workshops, probably focusing on warm garb and waxed linen cup covers. (If you are interested in the latter and are making garb out of linen or cotton, save your scraps.) Gwen will try to organize these over the next few months. Finally, the “What should Isles Arts & Sciences be?” brainstorming will be continuing online until June 16th.
  • Officer Report (Campmaster): Gwen says “Potrero, yay!” She is looking someone to take over as Campmaster after Great Western War. If you like to camp at wars, can herd cats, and are able to fill out a little bit of paperwork, talk to Gwen. There are three upcoming wars with pre-registration open: An Tir-West (June 10th pre-reg deadline, talk to Christian de Guerre if you want to camp with Caid), Highland War (August 10th pre-reg deadline), and GWW (pre-reg deadline is August 31st, but please pre-reg right now, even if you are not sending money until later; pay by June 30th to get extra land).
  • Lian presented financial information about the possibility of renting the Goleta Valley Community Center for Festival of the Rose / Collegium.
  • Lord Kelvin, the Darach Seneschal, talked to us about the Demo at Ventura Comic Con: Last year, Darach had a booth inside and fighting outside the building (but inside the gate). They got 75 email address and have gotten three of those people at fighter practices. They got the table for free and six or seven free badges; the rest bought $25/weekend badges. They had 6 or 7 people each day. Darach is planning on going ahead with it again and have extended an invitation to Isles to help out. Kelvin can send future information to both the Darach and Isles lists.
  • Todde shared more information about the Demo at the French Festival. We’re only going to do Saturday, July 18th. (It’s up against Dreiburgen Summer Arts/Festival of the Rose, unfortunately). We’d love to get fighters from Darach and switch back and forth between rapier and armored demos. We’d need to be set up by 11 AM; the event lasts until 7 PM. Sile will talk to the early music group about setting up and playing. We can publish a notice in the Oak Leaf (Darach’s newsletter) so it’ll be official. Todde will send out a call to the Isles and Darach lists to work out logistics. Also, we are inheriting luggable holes from Darach
  • Gwen is coordinating our Largess Presentation at Coronation. We will have woven goods, painted card, vinegars, and mini-crossbows to present to Their Majesties Athanaric and Sigri∂r. We’ll have five or six people there to make the presentation.
  • Lord Paul provided an update on planning for Isles Anniversary. We would like do a camping event at Live Oak, so we are trying to find ways to draw enough attendees to be able to afford it. Todde has been investigating reviving the Practicum of Sword concept that Starkhafn used (with their blessing). Sport of Kings as a “tournament themed” event might be reasonable model. The financial committee okay spending $100 on the administrative fee for a Special Use Application for Live Oak Camp; this does not obligate us to rent the park, but it will give us a solid schedule of fees for us to evaluation. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas, please talk to Paul and Hette.
  • Gwen let us know that four people have already met her Teach-A-Class Challenge: Philip, Delphine, Todde, Hette. For more details on how to qualify, talk to Gwen.
  • Paul updated the leaderboard for Twelve Territory Challenge.

 

Last Week

On Sunday, Gwen, Paul, Lodovico, Delphine, Ryan, and Layah visited the Getty Villa (to see the Roman Silver exhibit) and the Getty Center (to see the Northern Italian Courts manuscript exhibit).

This Week

Spring Coronation is on Saturday in Wintermist (https://www.facebook.com/events/754220968024540/). The following day is Queen’s Champion (https://www.facebook.com/events/384351151765848/)

Further Away & Other Bits

Other Upcoming Events:

 

The Shire has a Facebook Group, for those who are so inclined to discuss things there.

Interested in unofficial but helpful Isles announcements and a bit of snark? Follow the Red Tower on Twitter: @SingTheRedTower.

Your reward for reading all the way to the end is a quiz: Can you name these famous figures from the Middle Ages?