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The Crown Province of Østgarðr is the greater New York City chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a not-for-profit educational and social organization dedicated to re-creating aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture. You can read more about the SCA at “About Us.” If you have any questions or want to get involved, email our newcomers’ officer. You can find links to our Facebook group, mailing list, and local sub-chapters at “Getting Involved.”

Commons Minutes for March 2021

March 2021 Minutes • Østgarðr Commons

The March commons meeting was held March 17. Here are the minutes/notes as recorded by Alienor Salton. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Present

  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Randve L’il Hammar, MoAS
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Ragnarr bláskegg, Brokenbridge Seneschal
  • Catelin Straquhin, Deputy Seneschal
  • Albrecht Anker
  • Friderich Grimme
  • Gibbs Moryss
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
  • Iola Wulfsdotter
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Morwenna Penrose
  • Oliver de Bainbrig
  • Perez ben Meir Gershon
  • Richard the Poor of Ely

March Commons this Wednesday

Please join the Crown Province of Østgarðr for our monthly commons on Wednesday, March 17 at 7 PM.

This will be an online gathering with both social time and an official business meeting. The agenda will include whether or not to proceed with hosting Ragamuffin’s Ball (August 6, 20210 – August 8th, 2021) as proposed in our October 2020 meeting. If you have other business to discuss, please reach out to the seneschal to have it added to the agenda.

The call will start at 7:00 pm. The business meeting will convene at 7:30 pm and generally takes less than an hour. The call will remain open for socializing after the meeting adjourns. All are welcome to attend!

Join us online: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi

Video is optional, so you can disable your camera if you prefer, or use the numbers provided at that link to call in by phone. 

This is a casual gathering; period garb is not required.

Feb. 13: Whyt Whey Solar: Braies for You and Your Buddies

Please join Whyt Whey with Armiger Caitlin Straquhin as we discuss…. underwear!

Proper undergarments can be the make-or-break item of an excellent outfit! Braies (or breeches or drawers) were a common item found throughout history, and having one (or several) well fitting pairs meant less time laundering and more time enjoying the weather. Learn how to make this deceptively simple garment with a little math, some gusto, and creativity.

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

February Commons Gathering

Please join the Crown Province of Østgarðr for our monthly commons gathering on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 – 9:30 PM EST.

This is an online social gathering and opportunity for informal discussion; there is currently no official business meeting scheduled. If you have official business to discuss please reach out to our seneschal to get it on the agenda.

We’ll be videoconferencing via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi

Video is optional, so you can disable your camera if you prefer, or use the numbers provided on that page to call in by phone.

This is a casual gathering; period garb is not required.

January Commons Meeting

Please join the Crown Province of Østgarðr for our monthly commons gathering on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST.

There will be an official business meeting, convening promptly at 7:30. Our agenda includes welcoming new and returning officers. If you have official business to discuss please reach out to our seneschal to get it on the agenda. There will also be an online social gathering and opportunity for informal discussion. All are welcome!

We’ll be videoconferencing via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi

Video is optional, so you can disable your camera if you prefer, or use the numbers provided on that page to call in by phone. 

This is a casual gathering; period garb is not required.

Deck the Halls of Valhalla

Sunday, January 17, 2021 • 4:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern

As we huddle through the dark of winter; and in the time between winter solstice and the first marks of spring, we huddle around the fire. We tell stories, sing songs, eat food, teach lessons, and last through the long nights together.

Join us for Deck the Halls of Valhalla! Hosted by the Canton of Brokenbridge, it is our yearly event celebrating togetherness in Nordic style. In previous years while we have celebrated in person, this year we are celebrating at our ethereal hall.

Officer Transitions

Hello, Østgarðr! We are coming up on a time of transition within the province, when officer terms end and new terms begin.

We enter the new year welcoming three new people to the provincial officers council: Brokenbridge seneschal Ragnarr bláskegg, Minister of Arts & Sciences Randve L’il Hammar, and Chancellor Minor Kunigunde Wedemann.

*Huge thank yous* to outgoing officers Brandr Aronsson, Þorfinn Hróðgeirsson and Arnora Ketilsdottir for their service to the province and to their cantons! VIVANT! VIVANT!! VIVANT!!!

Our first commons with the new officers will be January 20th, following our new schedule of the 3rd Wednesday of each month.