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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 September 2021

September 2021 Minutes • Østgarðr Commons

The September commons meeting was held September 15. Here are the minutes/notes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin and edited by Alienor Salton. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Present

  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Catelin Straquhin, Chatelaine 
  • Kunigunde Wedemann, Chancellor Minor 
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Friderich Grimme, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Historian
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Ragnarr bláskegg, Brokenbridge Seneschal, Deputy Seneschal
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Deputy Exchequer
  • Aurora ffolkes
  • Brekke Franksdottir
  • Richard the Poor
  • Gibbs Moryss
  • Perez ben Meir Gershon
  • Albrecht Anker
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Oliver de Bainbrig
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
  • Edwin de la Torre

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Sep. 20th – Oct. 3rd

The weather may be cooling, but Østgarðr activities are heating up this week. Come and join us!

Mon. 9/208 p.m. – 10 p.m.Brokenbridge Seneschal’s Office Hours
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Google Meet)
Details
Tue. 9/217 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Sat. 9/258 p.m. – 11 p.m.Saturday Night Solar: International Phonetic Alphabet for Heralds
Canton of Whyt Whey
(online via Google Meet)
Details
Sun. 9/2611 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brokenbridge Canton Common
Canton of Brokenbridge
(online via Google Meet)
Details

And next week,

Tue. 9/287 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details

Provincial Officer Elections 2021

The following provincial officer positions are up for election: Seneschal, Herald, Webminister, Historian, and Fencing Marshal. Each officer is elected for a two year term. Herald, Webminister, Historian, and Fencing Marshal all have incumbents who may choose to run again. Seneschal is term-limited and requires a new person shouldering the mantle.

Letters of intent from incumbents and new candidates are due by next provincial commons, Oct. 20th. For any positions which have multiple contenders, the populace will have an opportunity to meet the candidates at our November 17th commons. Voting (via a Google form) will conclude before our December 15th commons, where the results will be announced. Positions which have a single volunteer will be affirmed at the December 15th commons.

Below are the job descriptions as provided by our Vicereine. Please feel free to reach out to the current office holders with any questions about what the job entails.

Seneschal: Chief administrative officer of a branch, responsible for day-to-day overall smooth running of the Province. Current office holder Hlæfdige Alienor Salton.

Herald: The office of the herald is two parts: 1. voice herald responsible for running Provincial Court and filing reports after each court, and 2. helping members of the populace submit names and heraldic devices. You do not have to be able to do both and can have a deputy to help with one or the other. Current office holder Dama Drasma Dragomira.

Historian: Keeping and maintaining detailed records of the history of the Crown Province of Ostgardr. Current office holder Mistress Sofya Gianetta di Trieste.

Webminister: Maintain and update the Provincial website and email lists. Current office holder Lord Friderich Grimme.

Fencing Marshal: Oversee fencing activity in the Province. Current office holder Lord Alexander MacLachlan.

Provincial Commons, Wed. Sept. 15th

Commons is the day after tomorrow!  W00!  7:30pm call to order (call will start at 7pm for assembling & chitchat).  Topics will include Barleycorn updates (what happened at Barleycorn does not stay at Barleycorn!) and officer elections.

Officers, please submit your reports before the meeting.

https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi or dial in (audio only): ‪(US) +1 402-364-0138‬ PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Sep. 6th – 19th

There is a lot happening in Østgarðr this week.

Tue. 9/7 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting & Fencing Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 9/8 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Østgarðr Bardic Circle
(online via Google Meet)
Details
Fri. 9/10 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Lion’s End Virtual Business Commons & Happy Hour Social
Canton of Lions End
(online via Google Meet)
Details
Sat. 9/11 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Event: John Barleycorn Returns
Østgarðr’s return to in person events, with a myriad of activities in a lovely outdoor setting.
(Carmel, NY)
Details

Next week

Tue. 9/14 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting & Fencing Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 9/157:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Østgarðr Business Commons
(online via Google Meet)
Details to follow

Now at the Met

I think many in our area will be interested in this special exhibit on
art from 11th and 12th century Spain, which is now open the Cloisters branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2021/spain-show-cloisters

“The exhibition’s chronology, 1000 to 1200, corresponds to a pivotal
era in the history of the Spanish Middle Ages—one that saw significant
shifts in the balance of power between Christian and Muslim rulers,
destabilizing long-standing social relationships and introducing new
tensions among religious communities. Yet the visual arts make it
clear that this was not a purely divisive age. In exploring how
artists and patrons of the day drew from many sources of inspiration,
negotiating the visual traditions of different religions, Spain,
1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith will showcase the richness
and complexity of interfaith interaction. In so doing, the exhibition
draws upon the concept of the frontier—a boundary that simultaneously
separates and connects—as a metaphor for Spain as a place of artistic
creation.”

  • Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid

Commons Minutes for August 2021

August 2021 Minutes • Østgarðr Commons

The August commons meeting was held August 18. Here are the minutes as recorded by Sofya Gianetta di Trieste and edited by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Present

  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan (not on camera)
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Acting Chatelaine, Deputy Exchequer
  • Randve L’il Hammar, Minister of Arts & Sciences
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Kunigunde Wedemann, Chancellor Minor 
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Historian
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Whyt Whey Seneschal, Youth Marshal, Acting Webminister
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Ragnarr bláskegg, Brokenbridge Seneschal
  • Catelin Straquhin, Deputy Seneschal
  • Aurora ffolkes
  • Brekke Franksdottir
  • Richard the Poor
  • Gibbs Moryss
  • Morwenna Penrose
  • Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo
  • Perez ben Meir Gershon
  • Ablrecht Anker
  • Belle-Assez Bat Samson

Class: Creating Your East Kingdom Wiki Page (redux)

Not sure how to make a personal page on the East Kingdom Wiki (or even just wondering what the East Kingdom Wiki is?). Have a wiki page but are not sure how to fill it out? Missed this class the first time around?

Join Friderich Grimme and Lady Zahra al-Andalusiyya for a walk through of how to make a basic personal page for yourself on the EK Wiki.

When: Wednesday 9/1/2021 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Where: Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/hcs-qmye-jfg

Please join from a computer, as participants will have the chance to create their page in the class. Breakout rooms will be available for small group coaching.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Aug. 30th – Sep. 5th

Check out this weeks practices, classes and meetings. Come join us.

Tue. 8/317 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting & Fencing Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 9/17:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Class: Creating your EK Wiki Page
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

And get ready for next week’s activities.

Tue. 9/7 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting & Fencing Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Details
Wed. 9/87 p.m. – 9 p.m.Østgarðr Bardic Circle
(online via Google Meet)
Details
Fri. 9/108 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Lion’s End Virtual Happy Hour Social
Canton of Lions End
(online via Google Meet)
Details
Sat. 9/1110 a.m. – 6 p.m.Event: John Barleycorn Returns
Østgarðr’s return to in person events, with a myriad of activities in a lovely outdoor setting.
(Carmel, NY)
Details