Provincial Commons Minutes – December 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Commons Meeting

Attendees:

Absent Officers:
We note that the number of officers able to attend  has been negatively influenced by the resurgence of Covid-19 and seasonal influenza in the area.

  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Vicereine
  • Arnora Ketilsdottir, Brokenbridge Seneschal
  • Brandr Aronsson, MOAS
  • Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir, Archery Marshal
  • Ian of Clan Mitchell, Chamberlain, retiring at end of 2022
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer, retiring at end of 2022
  • Kunigunde Wedemann, Chancellor Minor
  • Albrecht Anker, Chatelaine

7:30 Meeting called to order.

Bullying & Harassment Policy was displayed and read

Notable Ostgardian Accomplishments

At 100 Minutes War

  • Arnora Ketilsdottir won the East Kingdom Novice A&S competition  (from the chat:  “Arnora’s project was math themed and it was very in depth and got a ton of interest.”)
  • Suuder Saran inducted into the Order of the Pelican – Congratulations!

Officer Elections

The below Officer Candidates who were unopposed were voted on and approved by the sitting Ostgardr officers present:

  • Alienore Salton for Exchequer
  • Albrecht Anker for Chatelaine
  • Zahra De Andaluzia for  Chronicler
  • Brandr Minister of Arts and Sciences
  • Vitasha Ivanovich Doch for  Minister of Lists
  • Ervald LaCoudre the Optimistic for Knight Marshal
  • Kunigunde Wedemann for Chancellor Minor 
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin for  Historian 

Offices unfilled for 2023

  • Captain of Archers  (Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir retiring end of 2022)
  • Chamberlain   (Ian of Clan Mitchell retiring end of 2022)

Officer Report Items For Discussion

Provincial Storage 

in a retail facility has been approved by the populace, Seneschal, and the Financial Committee.   Alec MacLaughlin will take on the responsibility of renting the unit, and be reimbursed for those expenses.  

Lions End proposal 

to move their border to encompass portions of eastern Queens currently in Ostgardr Proper would not be opposed by the Province, so long as the East Kingdom saw no impediment.   The expansion is seen as a way to increase the population of the Canton, and increase the number of individuals available to serve as Canton officers.  A casual query was raised as to whether Brokenbridge would also care to expand their boundaries.   

Other Items For Discussion

Brewers’ Guild 

Representative Fiona the Volatile formally requested that Ostgardr host a Brewers’ Guild Event, Brew U, at Blue Mountain Lodge in the Peekskill area in northern Ostgardr  (Northwestern Westchester County), preferably in April or May of 2023.   Oliver De Bainbridge will, if dates are available, to reserve the booking for Brew U as well as for other Ostgardr events which use the site.    Fiona would serve as the Event Co-Steward.  Ostgardr would retain any profits.  

Northern Ostgardr

As stated during the initial inquiry regarding the settlement of a lawsuit against the SCA and the return of Northpass, Uji is not at liberty to discuss this at this time. The previous information was redacted by Uji because I was tired and revealed more information that I should have. I am asking those in attendance at the commons meeting to ignore what was said by me in this regard. Please do not discuss any information regarding Northpass. Thank you.

Deck the Halls of Valhalla – Saturday January 14th, 2023

promises great fun but don’t wait to pre-register… There are already  20 pre-reg’d and the event is capped at 70.   

  • viking games
  • kids’ bardic
  • A medieval themed photo booth.
  • Medieval gift exchange – bring a wrapped medieval themed gift in good condition.  But don’t worry if you come up short, others will bring extras.
  • Ostgardr Bardic Champion Competition
  • multiple classes.  Vitasha has offered viking wire weaving. 
  • Delicious Dayboard being planned!  People with special dietary needs should contact Perez ASAP so accommodations may be made.    
  • looking to add fiber classes.   People who want to teach please contact  Uji, the  class coordinator at Seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org.    

Gallery Sunday

Whyt Whey (name change to Appleholm submitted) invites all to join them on January 22nd, for a 1 PM visit to the exhibit Ritual and Memory: The Ancient Balkans and Beyond at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues)  New York, NY 10028.  This is a block away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.    The exhibit shows artifacts from the Neolithic through Iron ages.   Background information:  https://isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions/ritual-and-memory

Entry is free to the public.

It is expected that some attendees will choose to stop at a local establishment for food and drink later. 

Same day Commons and Fighter Practice – problem or opportunity?

Ervald suggests that since Commons and Fighter practice are now both on Wednesdays during cold weather that some attending Commons do so from the Manhattanville Community Center.  We will test wi-fi and cell capability at the next opportunity. 

New Rochelle A&S workshop on Saturday April 8th, 2023, 11 AM to 3 PM.  Lada will teach a scribal class.  Richard will bring games if he can have a table.   Other activities are being planned.   Gibbs notes that the activity is on an especially good day to be there as the library has its booksale open on Saturdays.    The library is reported to be handicap accessible, and easily accessible on foot from the MetroNorth train station.    

From Chat

  • Many exchanges of holiday greetings by the populace
  • Perez ben Meir Gershon says “For those who haven’t seen, highly recommend the new “Catherine Called Birdie” on Amazon. Stars Bella Ramsey (Lady Mormont from GoT)”

 Closing

  • Meeting closed at 8:10 PM

Østgarðr October 2022 Commons Minutes

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Commons Meeting

Attendees:

Angelica di Nova Lipa, Vicereine
Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Seneschal
Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
Drasma Dragomira, Herald
Zahra de Andaluzia, Chronicler
Alexander MacLachlan, Fencing
Kunigunde Wedemann, Chancelor Minor
Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun Emeritus
Mathghamhain Ua Ruadhain
Gibbs Moryss
Hanya Polotskaya
Eadwine the Younger
Vitasha Ivanova Doch’
Ilia Aleksandrovich
Barbara the Nearly Naked Fresian
Robert L’Chat 

Absent Officers:
Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Vicereine, Historian
Albrecht, Chatelaine, Social Media Officer
Brandr Aronsson, Arts & Sciences
Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat
Arnbiorg Niálsdóttir, Archery
Marion of York, Lists
Friderich Grimme, Webminister
Ian of Clan Mitchell, Chamberlain
Arnora Ketilsdottir, Seneschal of Brokenbridge
Alienor Salton, Seneschal of Whyt Whey
Iola Wulfsdotter, Seneschal of Lions End

Bullying & Harassment Policy was displayed and read

Angelica: highlights of past month (Cloisters, Fiber fest, Ragnarr interview, Scribal workshop)

Uji:

  • Call for Letters of Intent for new officers. If one is opposed, we will have a meet the candidates and the vote will be at December commons. Deputies needed for all positions.

– New refund Policy

Francisco: Change to provide timing window regarding profitability. Refund requests 7 days or more before event will be granted regardless of event profitability.

Mathghamhain supports

Uji to make adjustment and have new version for vote ASAP

– Provincial Storage Unit: 2 basically equal sites in different locations: Mt. Vernon (accessible by 6 train) and Floral Park

Populace needs to vote on storage, and then financial committee. Kitchen gear, green-and-white, and gold key will be stored. Cost is about $1,200/yr. Needs easy accessibility to people w/vehicles and close to event sites, plus accessibility from city is also good. Seems like Mt. Vernon is more accessible to all, but both are basically equivalent.

Populace vote: 10 in favor of Mt. Vernon, 0 in favor of Floral Park

Angelica: upcoming events/workshops/practices

Weekly fighter practice will be moving indoors to Manhattanville. Goat’s Inn this weekend.

Crown Tourney: Valgard and Padraig fighting in it. Provincial Apple Picking 9/29 and Cider Pressing 9/30. A&S future banner workshop? Whyt Whey museum outing 11/6. St. Andrew’s in An Dubh 11/5. 100 Minutes War 11/19. Virtual A&S 11/17

Meeting ends

Ostgardr Provincial Commons Notes from September 2022

Below are the commons notes/minutes from the September Provincial commons meeting.

Wednesday, September 21st Commons Meeting
Attendees:
Uji
Albrecht
Angelica
Hanya
Arnora
Ceandra of Ostgardr
Drasma
Edwin Latorre
Friderich
Gibbs Moryss
Ilia Aleksandrovich
Kunigunde
Lada
Sofya
Marion of York
Mathghamhain
Vitasha Ivanova Doch’
Richard the Poor
Zahra
Alexander MacLachlan
Ragnarr
Brandr

Call to order at 7:32 pm

Harassment and Bully Policy shared and read.

Seneschal: Welcomed all and requested Vicereines start.
Vicereines:
 Thank you to all!
 Please read their detailed officer report outlining awards given at Barleycorn and other
important information!
 Apple picking: join Ostgardr on our 2nd apple picking outing. Dates are in our office
reports. The location will be determined later.
 Princess Favor: Make some for Her Highness. Sofya will create kits for those interested.
 Are all items out of Lada and Suuder’s storage? Not yet, which led to the Seneschal
leading the discussion on storage.

Seneschal
Storage:
The Green and white tent is in his car, but he doesn’t have anywhere to put it. The
financial committee needs to meet to discuss this. The question was asked if there was room in
the Westchester facility. Not a lot. Baron Ian is stepping down as Chamberlain, but we can still
keep stuff in storage. An in-depth discussion began about what we have as Provincial property,
where it is being stored, whether we can throw anything out and how much storage would cost.
The question was asked do we need a chamberlain position? Sounds like we do. If we don’t, we
should at least put items on a shared list. A suggestion was made to put a list together of
everything that’s needed and where it is. Can we afford storage? Long island city was found to be central in the past.


Can the finance committee consider paying for the storage? We generally maintain the same
income yearly, so can we afford the added expense? The idea of a trailer was mentioned. Pros
and cons. One outright cost would be cost-effective in the long run, but where do we store it?
Do we have anyone? Registration issues. Safety issues (locks need to be purchased).
Albrecht volunteered to serve as committee head to look into what we have and take inventory.

Congratulations
Brandr: New A&S Minister
Deputy Minister of List: Marion has spoken to Misha
Eleonor: Deputy Exchequer of Ostgardr
Deputies needed: Social Media and Chatelaine

Marketing and training for chatelaines would be nice: cards have been purchased for demos
Change Ostgardr charter:

A policy change will be posted and will be voted on next month.⅔ of officers must vote
for the charter change to pass.

Brandr: discussed A&S and marketing in a way newcomers can find workshops going on.
What can we call it that will be familiar to people and understand what it means? I.e.
crafts, Brandr will work on putting together wording, marketing, etc.

Dates for events:
Arts crafts night at Brandr’s
Having monthly A&S meetings online
A robust conversation was had on how to make Arts & Crafts accessible for newcomers. What
works and what needs to improve? Need to look into locations to have standing events.
Lada: Scribal workshop 10/16
Ragnarr: 11/17 Online A&S workshop to capitalize on demos.
Kunigunde: Concern about A&S in public space as being on display
Mathghamhain: Monthly arts and crafts night starting in November
Brandr: Arts & Crafts nights for hanging out and doing A&S together in person.
Misha: Sunday solar once a month, class sometimes offered
Brandr and Mathghamhain: A&S following business meetings
Angelica: Marketing Arts & Crafts in public spaces to attract newcomers
Uji: Marketing videos for arts & crafts that we do
Friderich: Brandr access to Ostgardr Calendar? Friderich will look into access for officers.
Mathghamhain: Reminder about Cloisters

Østgarðr September 2022 Commons Minutes

Wednesday, September 21st Commons Meeting

Attendees:

Uji

Albrecht

Angelica

Hanya

Arnora

Ceandra of Ostgardr

Drasma

Edwin Latorre

Friderich

Gibbs Moryss

Ilia Aleksandrovich

Kunigunde

Lada

Sofya

Marion of York

Mathghamhain

Vitasha Ivanova Doch’

Richard the Poor

Zahra

Alexander MacLachlan

Ragnarr

Brandr

Call to order at 7:32 pm

Harassment and Bully Policy shared and read.

Seneschal: Welcomed all and requested Vicereines start.

Vicereines: 

  • Thank you to all! 
  • Please read their detailed officer report outlining awards given at Barleycorn and other important information!
  • Apple picking: join Ostgardr on our 2nd apple picking outing. Dates are in our office reports. The location will be determined later.
  • Princess Favor: Make some for Her Highness. Sofya will create kits for those interested.
  • Are all items out of Lada and Suuder’s storage? Not yet, which led to the Seneschal leading the discussion on storage.

Seneschal

Storage:

The Green and white tent is in his car, but he doesn’t have anywhere to put it. The financial committee needs to meet to discuss this. The question was asked if there was room in the Westchester facility. Not a lot. Baron Ian is stepping down as Chamberlain, but we can still keep stuff in storage. An in-depth discussion began about what we have as Provincial property, where it is being stored, whether we can throw anything out and how much storage would cost.

The question was asked do we need a chamberlain position? Sounds like we do. If we don’t, we should at least put items on a shared list. A suggestion was made to put a list together of everything that’s needed and where it is. Can we afford storage? Long island city was found to be central in the past. 

Can the finance committee consider paying for the storage? We generally maintain the same income yearly, so can we afford the added expense? The idea of a trailer was mentioned. Pros and cons. One outright cost would be cost-effective in the long run, but where do we store it? Do we have anyone?  Registration issues. Safety issues (locks need to be purchased).

Albrecht volunteered to serve as committee head to look into what we have and take inventory.

Congratulations

Brandr: New A&S Minister

Deputy Minister of List: Marion has spoken to Misha

Eleonor: Deputy Exchequer of Ostgardr

Deputies needed: Social Media and Chatelaine

Marketing and training for chatelaines would be nice: cards have been purchased for demos

Change Ostgardr charter: 

A policy change will be posted and will be voted on next month.⅔ of officers must vote for the charter change to pass.

Brandr: discussed A&S and marketing in a way newcomers can find workshops going on.

What can we call it that will be familiar to people and understand what it means? I.e. crafts,  Brandr will work on putting together wording, marketing, etc.

Dates for events: 

Arts crafts night at Brandr’s

Having monthly A&S meetings online

A robust conversation was had on how to make Arts & Crafts accessible for newcomers.  What works and what needs to improve? Need to look into locations to have standing events.

Lada: Scribal workshop 10/16

Ragnarr: 11/17 Online A&S workshop to capitalize on demos.

Kunigunde: Concern about A&S in public space as being on display

Mathghamhain: Monthly arts and crafts night starting in November

Brandr: Arts & Crafts nights for hanging out and doing A&S together in person. 

Misha: Sunday solar once a month, class sometimes offered

Brandr and Mathghamhain: A&S following business meetings

Angelica: Marketing Arts & Crafts in public spaces to attract newcomers

Uji: Marketing videos for arts & crafts that we do

Friderich: Brandr access to Ostgardr Calendar? Friderich will look into access for officers.

Mathghamhain: Reminder about Cloisters

Site Information

Site Information

updated 8/14/2022

The will be held on at beautiful Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park

Putnam County Veteran’s Memorial Park
201 Gypsy Trail Road
Kent, NY 10512

Google maps

The event is held in the Upper Park (4-H fairgrounds). Look for SCA signs.

You may learn more about the event site from their public website here.

**Important message  regarding fire restrictions

     As you are aware most of the country is going through severe weather conditions. Our area is no exception.  Due to severe drought in Putnam County, our event site, a county park, has prohibited all open or shielded flames, including candles, lamps, or lanterns for light or heat, individual camp fires, or any wood, propane, coal or other burning matter based cooking or camp stoves, grills, or hibachi…. And, yes, this includes peat and dried dung.   


     We regret that these cherished options are not available to us during this very dry time. To provide some level of comfort, we will have coffee urns and hot water for beverages available each day until 10 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday along with snacks for those camping. We are also adding locations of local grocery stores to the event website, and will have menus available for restaurants that deliver for those not prepared with adequate provisions for evening and morning meals. 

     The good news is that we are permitted one designated centrally located grand campfire, and hope that you will gather around its warmth and light prepared to share your music and stories. 

     As with any rural treed campsite, we share it with local wildlife, so please avoid inviting Raccoons, Coyotes (yes, real Coyotes!), and Skunks (otherwise known as Camp Kitties) to your meals….and your trash stash.   Please promptly remove trash to the provided dumpster, and secure all edibles to closed (as in tightly sealed box or cooler, not a closed plastic bag) storage….the alternatives could, with animal intervention, be messy, smelly, and downright medieval.  

The event is being held outdoors. All attendees should dress accordingly and consider the possibility of inclement weather when planning.

Site Map

Site Rules

  • Do not tie anything to the trees or shrubs or damage them.
  • No smoking in the park.
  • The park does not allow pets.
  • Campfires, camp stoves, or open/closed flames are not permitted to be used on site by event attendees.
  • The site is very discreetly damp. Please use period containers only. All empties must be disposed of off site.
  • Do not park cars on the grass unless the area is specifically designated for parking.
  • You may drive up into the site beyond parking if you have an handicapped tag to unload, but then you will need to move your car to parking.

Amenities

The event is being held outdoors. All attendees should dress accordingly and consider the possibility of inclement weather when planning.

  • Bathrooms: Bathrooms with flush toilets and diapering stations are located inside the barn, plus additional port-a-johns throughout the site.
  • Showers: There are 2 showers behind the barn that are available for attendees to use
  • Seating and Shade: Please bring your own seating for Court. There are several covered pavilions that will be available for shade. There are also a number of picnic tables available for use.
  • Changing: We will have changing areas set up.
  • There is limited electricity at this site.

Parking

Parking for the event is free on site. There is a significant walk (approximately 650 ft.) from the parking area to the main tournament fields and main event area, and due to site road limitations, non-event staff vehicles are not allowed past the parking area without a handicapped tag on Saturday or Sunday. Please plan for transporting your gear to the main area of the event.

Please note, campers arriving on Friday only are allowed to drive past parking to unload, but must then return their cars to the parking area.

Accessibility

The site is outdoors with significant slopes in some areas and some rough pathways. If you have accessibility questions or concerns, please email the autocrat, Lady Aurora ffolkes at  aroarofolk@gmail.com

[Sept. 2022] Crown Province of Østgarðr Investiture at the Feast of John Barleycorn

[Sept. 2022] Crown Province of Østgarðr Investiture at the Feast of John Barleycorn

Good gentles all, a celebration of epic proportions awaits all who attend the Crown Province of Østgarðr Investiture at the Feast of John Barleycorn! We celebrate the arrival of our Florentine Heirs, Sofya Gianetta di Trieste and Angelica di Nova Lipa, as they take their place as our New Viceregents and bid fond farewells to Il-Kha’an Sudder Saran and IL-Khatun Lada Monguligin.

In addition to the Viceregal investiture ceremonies and festivities, Barleycorn attendees can enjoy a wide variety of tournaments and activities including multiple heavy weapons and fencing tournaments, youth fighting, an archery novelty tournament, a thrown weapons tournament, youth activities and the John Barleycorn Memorial brewing competition. On Sunday, the Crown Province will host Fight for a Cause, a combined fighting & fencing tournament to help raise funds for a charity of the winners’ choosing.

Please use the navigation bar at the top of this page to explore and learn more about the event site, the days festivities and activities, and the rules and policies for the event and site.

Event Sold Out – Waiting List Started 8/26/2022

We are not longer taking reservation for the event, but we are keeping a waiting list. Please email Lord Francisco de Braga with your information to be added to the waitlist. Waitlist email: exchequer@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org

**Important message  regarding fire restrictions**

     As you are aware most of the country is going through severe weather conditions. Our area is no exception.  Due to severe drought in Putnam County, our event site, a county park, has prohibited all open or shielded flames, including candles, lamps, or lanterns for light or heat, individual camp fires, or any wood, propane, coal or other burning matter based cooking or camp stoves, grills, or hibachi…. And, yes, this includes peat and dried dung.   

     We regret that these cherished options are not available to us during this very dry time. To provide some level of comfort, we will have coffee urns and hot water for beverages available each day until 10 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday along with snacks for those camping. We are also adding locations of local grocery stores to the event website, and will have menus available for restaurants that deliver for those not prepared with adequate provisions for evening and morning meals. 

     The good news is that we are permitted one designated centrally located grand campfire, and hope that you will gather around its warmth and light prepared to share your music and stories. 

     As with any rural treed campsite, we share it with local wildlife, so please avoid inviting Raccoons, Coyotes (yes, real Coyotes!), and Skunks (otherwise known as Camp Kitties) to your meals….and your trash stash.   Please promptly remove trash to the provided dumpster, and secure all edibles to closed (as in tightly sealed box or cooler, not a closed plastic bag) storage….the alternatives could, with animal intervention, be messy, smelly, and downright medieval.  

—–

This event has been organized by the following gentles. Feel free to reach out to them with your questions.

Event Steward:Lady Aurora ffolkesemail: aroarofolk@gmail.com
Gatekeeper & Reservations Clerk:Lord Francisco de Bragaemail: exchequer@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org
Fight for a Cause Tournament Coordinator:Vicreroy Suuder Saranemail: 178220@members.eastkingdom.org
Saturday Dayboard Chefs:Laird Alistair Campbell & Lord Brandr Aronssonemail: eventcooks@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org
Sunday Dayboard Chef:Lord Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichiemail: eventcooks@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org
Heavy Weapons Marshal-in-Charge:Lord Ervald LaCoudre Edwardson the
Optimistic
email: knightmarshal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org
Fencing Marshal-in-Charge:Lord Alexander MacLachlanemail: fencer@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org
Youth Combat Marshal-in-Charge:Boaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháinemail: 231060@members.eastkingdom.org
Archery Marshal-in-Charge:Lord Friderich Grimmeemail: 110928@members.eastkingdom.org
Thrown Weapons Marshal-in-Charge:Lord Ronan FitzRobertemail: 201910@members.eastkingdom.org
Children’s Activities Coordinator:Lady Kunigunde Wedemannemail: chancellorminor@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org

Commons Minutes for April 2022

The Ostgardr commons meeting was held April 20. Here are the minutes/notes as recorded by Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance:

  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun 
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Seneschal 
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Catelin Straquhin, Chatelaine
  • Kunigunde Wedemann, Chancellor Minor
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal 
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Friderich Grimme, Webminister 
  • Albrecht Anker, Social Media
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Historian
  • Alienor Salton, Whyt Whey Seneschal 
  • Ragnarr bláskegg, Brokenbridge Seneschal 
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa 
  • Gibbs Moryss 
  • Edwin the Younger
  • Perez ben Meir Gershon
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
  • Richard the Poor
  • Victoria Hofmo
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin

 Absent Officers:

  • Randve L’il Hammar, MoAS
  • Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir, Archery Marshal
  • Zahra de Andaluzia, Chronicler
  • Ian of Clan Mitchell, Chamberlain
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Iola Wulfsdotter , Lions End Seneschal

Opening:

Called to order at 7:30pm

Victoria Hofmo, President of Scandinavian East Coast Museum spoke to us about the Viking Fest. It will be held on Saturday, May 14th in Owl’s Head/Bliss Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Catelin Straquhin has volunteered to be involved in planning, but does not want to take point. We need a volunteer to be the lead organizer for this demo. I realize this is short notice, however our participation would be beneficial to the museum, the community, and the Province. That being said, we do not have to participate this year if it is too much and too short.
What is expected of us? Fighting and fencing are our most visual activities and tend to draw a crowd. A&S displays and demonstrations can also be a draw. A Scavenger Hunt will be held for students, to explore displays/demos provided by reenactment organizations. The museum asks each group to send us 6 – 10 questions for the students that are relevant to their offerings. All re-enactment groups are given a stipend.

Officer Report Items For Discussion:

Congratulations to Gibbs Moryss, Edwin the Younger and Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya for receiving their Arms, Jenna Childslayer received her Silver Brooch, Ibrahim al-Rashid received a Writ for the Order of The Laurel which will happen at Northern Region War Camp, and Padgraige our Armored Combat Champion received a Silver Wheel. Anyone interested in helping the planning of Ibrahim’s Laurel celebration, contact Lada and she will add you to the gmail discussion group headed by the Sharc Pit.

Ostgardr trim is available for distribution and will be made available at upcoming local events.

With another RP coming in September, it is a good time to write in people for awards, both Kingdom and Provincial. It was recommended that EK wiki pages are used for listing awards, achievements, positions held as officers or event staff. They become a useful reference for your friends to check what awards you have and possibly what awards you should get. Descriptions of awards can be found here:
Provincial: https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/provincial-orders-awards/
Kingdom: https://www.sca.org/awards/east.html
To write someone in for awards:
Provincial: email viceregents@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org with recommendations.
Kingdom: https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932
Searchable database to see what awards people have: https://op.eastkingdom.org/op.php

Friderich Grimme said he is planning on running a class on writing someone in for an award. Perhaps to be run during one of the Solars or a weeknight. Jenna suggested that Gianetta <sp?> from An Dubh has run a similar class.

Pollings are sent out periodically by the Crown for the various polling orders. Award process takes about 8-12 weeks. Any recommendations submitted before the end of last year should be resubmitted.

Please pre-register for Pennsic if you are planning on going. Non-Ostgardrians should reach out to the Viceregents for permission to camp with Ostgardr. Meeting to discuss camping with Ostgardr will be scheduled in the not-too-distant future.

Catelin is stepping down as Chatelaine at the end of the month and Albrecht has volunteered to step up as Acting Castellan. A request for letters of intent will be posted at the beginning of the month. Elections to follow that if there is more than one candidate.

Elizabeth Rodriguez <sp?>, site coordinator for Castle Hill YMCA and PS 108 emailed Catelin to ask for a quote or invoice for Ostgardr coming to site to educate kids on Middle Ages and Renaissance culture. Questions for them:

1. What sort of budget are they looking at?

2. What sort of access is there for bringing in equipment?

3. Is there parking available?

4. Do they want this midweek during work hours?

5. Would there be any weapons restrictions?

6. What would they want from us? Lectures, hand-on demos, combat exhibition, etc?

7. What sort of setting would it be in?

8. How many people, for how many hours?

YMCA is a larger organization and a successful demo/lecture would help get us a recommendation for other YMCA facilities in the city. Catelin said she would take point, but would prefer a co-organizer. Albrecht volunteered to assist.

Friderich requested someone with a graphics background design a banner for “Upcoming in Ostgardr” for the website. Three volunteers stepped up.

Fighter practice in McCarren Park has started up again. Ervald is all in favor of fighters organizing trips to various practices and events and wants to know about it so he can get involved too. Ervald has set up a room in his apartment as an armor workshop.

Perez and Albrecht are going to Balfar’s Challenge and Southern Army Sundays the following day.  Padgraige has offered a ride and to transport gear to SAS. There are a couple seats left. Fighters are also going to Daffodils. There should be some fencers at SAS.

E-Horse – Submissions are needed for Summer edition, which should be publish in June.

Coronation Wrap-Up – Food and Decor got rave reviews. Fighting tournament went smoothly.

Going forward:

More parking coordination

Rent all the tents or host events later in the season where we can mark out the sprinkler system and stake things down. Possible replacement for G&W.

Gate would need to be set up on the south lawn field, to prevent mundanes walking through event. Legend was created by Catelin as she ran down and stopped a large quinceañera party from cutting through the event.

Brochures, business cards, and fliers, as well as a number of people for outreach/chatelaine duties would be beneficial.

We need someone to take propane use/handling exam, so we do not need to balance with an off site kitchen. Idea of a food truck was brought up but not really viable for a large event. Perhaps reaching out and getting someone from the FDNY to be there instead of getting a propane certification. Sofya volunteered to get propane certification.

Having a staff member devoted to reminding people to hydrate and eat.

Kunigunde brought up that youth activities area was kind of hidden.

Keeping to schedule would help breakdown squad from getting burnt out.

Event turned a profit despite going way over the food budget.

Richard the Poor brought up info about Unesco website and fun and outrageous activities that took place in the middle ages.

Francisco brought up issue about the fact that we don’t have a refund policy. This discussion has been tabled for the financial committee.

Upcoming Events/Activities

Sponsored by Østgarðr or its Cantons

5/14 Lions End Spring Schola – Levittown, NY

5/14 Viking Fest – Brooklyn, NY ?

Of interest to the populace

4/23 Balfar’s Challenge – Dragonship Haven

4/23 Black Gryphon Inn – Gryphonwald

4/30 Tournament of the Daffodils V – Port Jervis, NY

5/7 East Kingdom Crown Tourney – Nicolet, Quebec

5/27-30 Leonardo’s Quest for Wit and Wisdom – Pittstown, NJ 

6/3-5 Southern Region War Camp – Manalapan, NJ

6/4 Consort’s Championship of Arms – Nazareth, PA

6/16-19 Les Baltaines – Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, QC 

6/18 Potted Arms and Fancy Faire – Huntington, NY

Upcoming Commons Meetings

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Closing

Meeting closed at 9:35pm

April 2022 Compiled Officer Reports

  1. Viceregents • Suuder Saran & Lada Monguligin

Thank you everyone for the amazing work on Coronation. We feel the Province really went above and beyond here and we set a very high bar for other events and especiallyother Coronations across the SCA.

Congratulations to Our Populace who got recognized by Their Majesties at Coronation:

Gibbs Moryss,Edwin the Younger and Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya received their Arms

Jenna Childslayer received her Silver Brooch

Ibrahim al-Rashid received a Writ for the Order of The Laurel

and Padgraige our Armored Combat Champion received a Silver Wheel

I am sorry I had the box with the Ostgardr trim with me and completely forgot to hand it off to Alienor to distribute. So… I still have the Box

We are looking for award recommendations for our 3 upcoming courts: Lion’s in Spring Schola 5/14, Pennsic and Barleycorn.

Please also look   consider recommending your friends and fellow SCAdians for Kingdom Awards. We have another Royal Progress happening in Ostgardr in September, which is a very good amount of lead time to write recommendations.

Pennsic is 100 days away. If you are camping with Ostgardr please pre-register so we can get our land. If you are not an Ostgardr resident but would like to camp with Ostgardr please reach out to Suuder and Lada to request permission to camp with Ostgardr.

Do we need to have a Pennsic Camp meeting?

Coronation:

General Feedback from Coronation has been excellent. This is both from Their Majesties and the populace.

The site loved us and will absolutely welcome us back

Things that went REALLY well:

  • The food was delicious and keeps getting rave reviews.
  • Our decor in coordination with the Royal Decor team looked amazing.

Things that we can do better next time at this site:

  • Control on parking at this site. We will need someone who is priority parking who can manage that area directly and tell people to drive off and not park there just because there is space.
  • While we did manage to get our tents up with weights. It was not optimal. We need to either rent all the tents we will be using in that space or host events later in the season where we can mark out the sprinkler system and stake things down.
  • Gate would need to be set up on the south lawn field. We had a lot of mundane people wandering through because they did not realize this was a private function.
  • We got a lot of exposure at the site and having multiple folks to chatelaine on hand with brochures, business cards would be good.
  • If we do hot food at this site, we now have enough lead time to have someone take the propane use/handling exam, so we do not need to balance with an off site kitchen.

Budget wise:

We went over budget. Mainly in the food /dayboard bracket.

Here is the financial report for review.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/134aZl28R6_H04V5pZhlAb8rXmYO97FWI/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=116064813768068826079&rtpof=true&sd=true

It is pending on me receiving the last of the receipts from Arnbjorg for the food. I am going off the # she gave me here.

I’ve added a tab with our original budget for comparison purposes.

  1. Seneschal • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi

Thank you everyone for your work in making Coronation a successful event, and congratulations to the Ostgardrian award recipients!

Our chatelaine is stepping down at the end of this month and Albrecht has volunteered to step up temporarily. We will need deputies as well.

On a more somber note, I had to open a bullying and harassment investigation that has gone up the chain beyond the East Kingdom Seneschal. It saddens me that this happened, but I am resolved in my duty as seneschal to perform my duties to the best of my abilities.

  1. Exchequer • Francisco de Braga
  • Currently waiting for Kingdom to respond to our request to add/remove signatories on our banking account.
  • I will be assisting Brokenbridge in an effort to get their new and up to speed.
  • Northern Storage deposit is due and will be paid this weekend. I will submit a request for reimbursement afterwards.
  • Coronation Refund checks have been issued to those who requested it prior to the event. I am waiting on Reimbursement request submissions and will write appropriate checks for them once reviewed by the event stewards.
  • I would like to formally request that we review our Financial policy on event refunds. It does not appear we currently have anything written.
  • 2022 – Q1 Reporting is due at the end of this month. As always, anyone wishing to see our quarterly reports (past and/or present) may reach out to me.
  1. Herald • Drasma Dragomira

While I do have some submissions rolling from Coronation and beyond the last couple of weeks, if you’re thinking of working on a name, device, or badge, feel free to reach out to me. 

  1. Chatelaine • Catelin Straquhin

I’ll be stepping down as Chatelaine after this month. It has been an absolute pleasure working with everyone.

The site coordinater for Castle Hill YMCA has reached out asking for a quote for our demonstration services. They are interested in having us come to educate children on pre 17th century history, focusing on the middle ages and the Renaissance. I think working with them would be an excellent opportunity.

  1. Chancellor Minor • Kunigunde Wedemann

My background check went through and I was cleared for working with our youth only days before Coronation! Youth activities were successful at Coronation, although I did expect more kids to come by. All in all, I still had a total of 9 kids come by. Some of them hung out in the Youth Point pavilion and the others made something and left. The most popular project was stab binding, followed by making blue tyger flags. One adult, who was accompanied by children, also learned to do stab binding. A big thank you to Mathghamhain, for being my second adult, and helping to keep things legal by being present at the Youth Pavilion. My next big event to focus on for activities is Barleycorn. 

  1. Arts & Sciences • Randve L’il Hammar

No report

  1. Armored Combat • Ervald LaCoudre

No report

  1. Archery • Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir

No report

  1. Fencing • Alec MacLachlan

Fencing practice will resume on Tuesday, April 27th, At McCarren Park in Brooklyn, at 7pm. 

  1. Youth Combat • Vacant

No report

  1. Minister of Lists • Marion of York

No report

  1. Webminister • Friderich Grimme

My report to EK Webminister was submitted on April 5, 2022.

The website for Coronation seems to have been well received.

EK web ministry alerted me to a malformed Fusion Directory entry ‘recording.secretary.’ It looks like this was intended to be an email address but was never set up properly. Since it was not working and does not match an official Ostgardr officer position, I deleted it. We can always remake it if needed.

Wanted: Are there graphics designers among us who could create a banner or graphic/icon for the weekly ‘Upcoming in Ostgardr’ post? If yes, please contact me.

Also, I am planning on setting up some static picture galleries for past events and practices. I need to review the photo-release requirements before putting this up. I will probably start canvassing for pictures next month.

As always, please let your Web Ministerknow when you are running practices and activities, so I can add them to the Ostgardr calendar and the ‘Upcoming in Ostgardr’ posts. I try to have posts up about 2 weeks in advance. While I can pull announcements from facebook, I’m often left guessing about how you would like the announcement formatted on the web (and facebook makes collecting links a pain).

  1. Chronicler • Zahra de Andaluzia

No report


Social Media • Albrecht Anker 

We had success working with the kingdom’s social media, and web ministry team on “streaming” the coronation.

We ran into bit rate issues once coronation started. Bitrate tanked because of the sheer number of cell usage in the area. We are going to be looking into doing at least a recording that could be rapidly posted if live streaming isn’t feasible.

But we managed to get a good recording with great sound so that is a lot of value.

I have a couple of ideas to do a Social media push for spring which I will bring up at commons.

Facebook page views are up 

141.18% vs. Mar 22, 2022

  1. Chamberlain • Ian of Clan Mitchell

No Report

  1. Historian • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste

March 17th

Being the Court of Their Majesties/Their Excellencies held on March 17, 2022, in the SCA East Kingdom YouTube Channel at Ethereal Court of Their Royal Majesties Ioannes II and Honig II the following good gentles of Ostgardr received writs.

  • Lord Brendan Firebow received a writ for the order of Defense
  • Lord Thorfinnr Hrothgeirsson received a writ for the order of the Laurel 

April 9th

On April 9th, A.S. LVI (2022) Their Majesties Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius II and Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt II held Their last Court in the Crown Province of Ostgardr bestowing gifts and accolades. Soon to follow, Their Majesties Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius II and Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt II stepped down and Ryouko’jin of the Iron Skies & Indrakshi Aani Aravinda were crowned King and Queen of the East! Long live the King and Queen of the East!

Being the First Court of Their Majesties Ryouko’jin & Indrakshi in the Crown Province of Ostgardr at Coronation, Their Majesties called forward the following good gentles of the Crown Province and awarded the following:

  • Gibbs Moryss was called forth and awarded Arms (AoA)
  • Edwin the Younger was also called forth and awarded Arms (AoA)
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya was called forth as well and awarded Arms (A0A)
  • Jenna Childersley was inducted into the Order of the Silver Brooch for service to Ostgardr and the East Kingdom
  • Ibrahim al-Rashid received a Writ to answer the question of whether he will join the Order of The Laurel

Whyt Whey • Alienor Salton
Whyt Whey had its quarterly commons last week. We resumed discussion of a new name for the canton. Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival (Cloister demo) is Oct. 2, 2022. Mathghamhain is our event steward for the demo. Damion DiGrazia (of Santa’s Knights and steel combat) is the new festival coordinator.
Lions End • Iola Wulfsdotter

No report

  1. Brokenbridge • Ragnarr bláskegg

Brokenbridge is proud to have two new AoA recipients. Our A&S Minister, Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya and our seeing to be exchequer Edwin the Younger.

We are looking to see if we can do something at the old stone house this spring/summer and looking for a new space for Deck the Halls of Valhalla.

We are also looking into some street fairs to demo at.

Lastly Brokenbridge Seneschal LOI are due April 30.

  1. Committees

Coronation Planning:

No report

Flair Committee:

No report

Commons Minutes for January 2022

From our Seneschal Lord Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi,

Below are the minutes from the January 19th business commons meeting.

Commons Minutes for January 2022
The January commons meeting was held January 19. Here are the minutes/notes as recorded by Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance:

  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Seneschal
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Catelin Straquhin, Chatelaine
  • Kunigunde Wedemann, Chancellor Minor
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Randve L’il Hammar, MoAS
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Friderich Grimme, Webminister
  • Zahra de Andaluzia, Chronicler
  • Albrecht Anker, Social Media
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Historian
  • Alienor Salton, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Iola Wulfsdotter , Lions End Seneschal
  • Ragnarr bláskegg, Brokenbridge Seneschal
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa
  • Gibbs Moryss
  • Perez ben Meir Gershon
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
  • Richard the Poor
  • Lady Karen

Absent Officers

  • Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir, Archery
  • Marshal Ian of Clan Mitchell, Chamberlain

Opening
Called to order at 7:34pm

Officer Report Items For Discussion

With Østgarðr hosting two Royal Progresses, the viceregents are encouraging the populace to recommend our members for awards. Lada has offered assistance to anyone needed help with award recommendations.

There will be two virtual meet the candidates nights – Sunday 1/23 @ 6pm to 8pm & Thursday 1/27 @ 7pm to 9pm. The candidates (in order of precedence):
Maestra Sofya Gianetta di Trieste and Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa
Hlæfdige Alienor Salton and Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
Lord Ragnarr Bliskegg and Lord Albrecht Anker

Provincial Bardic Championship which will be held virtually at Deck the Halls of Valhalla. Two winners will be chosen from the competition: best populace performance and the new Østgarðr Bardic Champion. Performance time is limited. Bonus points for visual components and short explanations (under 30 seconds) for their piece and performance .

It’s official, Østgarðr will be hosting Coronation on Saturday, April 9th. There was a long discussion regarding Emergency Exec Order 225 and its impact on the event. The general consensus was to rent building P which has two restrooms with three stalls each and require all attendees to show proof of vaccination at the gate.

Uji announced Alec MacLachlan as his Deputy Seneschal.

Catelin asked the populace to share their video ideas for TikTok.

Upcoming Events/Activities
Sponsored by Østgarðr
1/23 11am Online – Brokenbridge Commons, followed by Japanese stab binding class 1/23 6pm Online – Meet the Viceregal Candidates #1
1/27 7pm Online- Meet the Viceregal Candidates #2
1/29 6pm Online – Deck the Halls of Valhalla w/Provincial Bardic Championship 1/30 11am Online – East Kingdom Curia
2/5 Online – University of Atlantia – Pennsic 101 class by Jenna Childslayer
2/11 7pm Lions End Commons
2/25-2/27 Blue Mountain Lodge, Peekskill – Bear’s Tavern
5/?/22 Levittown – Lions End Spring Schola
9/2-9/4 Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel – Barleycorn
10/21-10/23 Blue Mountain Lodge, Peekskill – Goat’s Inn


Of interest to the populace
2/5 Port Jervis, NY – Midland Vale Turns Five! A Shire’s Birthday Celebration 2/26 Randolph, NJ – Mudthaw – Return to the Mud

Upcoming Commons Meetings
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Closing
Meeting closed at 8:48pm

January 2022 Compiled Officer Reports
Viceregents • Suuder Saran & Lada Monguligin
Award Recommendations: With Ostgardr hosting Coronation in the Spring and an Investiture in the fall, please look around and see which of our members are in need of Kingdom recognition and consider putting them in for an award. If you need help putting together award recommendations please let Lada know and she will be happy to help you. Recommendations for Provincial award are also always welcome and encouraged!

Viceregal Polling: We are excited and proud to see three slates of candidates who have stepped forward with desire to be the next Viceregents of Ostgardr.
The candidates (in order of precedence):
Maestra Sofya Gianetta di Trieste and Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa
Hlæfdige Alienor Salton and Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
Lord Ragnarr Bliskegg and Lord Albrecht Anker
We will hold 2 virtual meet the candidates nights
Sunday 1/23 @ 6pm to 8pm
Thursday 1/27 @ 7pm to 9pm
Join link meet.google.com/ezo-fdtg-ivh
Or (US) +1 225-443-2545 PIN: 757 002 755#
The meeting will be recorded and made available through our youtube channel. Polling will start in February.

Bardic Champs: We are looking forward to the Provincial Bardic Championship which will be held virtually at Deck the Halls of Valhalla. Our current Champion Catelin Straquin Armiger has all the details of the competition.

East Kingdom Curia (Ethereal): EK Curia will be held virtually on Sunday 1/30 at 11am. The curia agenda can be found here: https://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/curia/ One particular topic is revising EK Law to better define Regency for in case of emergency purposes. See the letter in the below link: https://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/Curia/Beginning%20the%20Interregnum%20Conversation.pdf Livestream Broadcast- Curia will be livestreamed via the EK YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/TQO3hqtqLmA . Curia will not be recorded, just as live Curiae aren’t.

Seneschal • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi
I have been busy with my new duties as Østgarðr Seneschal – going through emails to/from my predecessor, reading over information for the upcoming coronation, communications with Provincial officers, jumping onto and getting familiar with the Provincial Discord server, preparing for upcoming “Meet the Viceregal Candidates” and compiling officer reports.

Exchequer • Francisco de Braga
∙ I paid for the Storage Facility, currently storing Northpass Equipment in late December. It is paid through February 22nd. I will submit a request for reimbursement. Will need to confirm if we should continue to do month to month or do larger payment amounts.
∙ Q4 Reporting is due and will be submitted by the end of this week.
∙ Overall Ostgardr remains in good financial standing.

Herald • Drasma Dragomira
Not much to report. Herald’s quarterly reports are due Feb. 1st. I am
avaliable for any members of the populace to work on heraldic
submissions, as always.

Chatelaine • Catelin Straquhin
No email or social media inquiries this month. As were ramping up planning for coronation I am taking inventory of the loaner gear we have.
TikTok video production has slowed due to the winter months and the new job I’ve signed on to. Now more than ever, if you have a video ideas you want to share or have out on our social media platforms, please let me and Tom know. We’ll make it happen.

Chancellor Minor • Kunigunde Wedemann
The Chancellor of Minors has nothing to report at this time.

Arts & Sciences • Randve L’il Hammar
No report

Armored Combat • Ervald LaCoudre
No report

Archery • Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir
No report

Fencing • Alec MacLachlan
No report

Youth Combat • Vacant
No report

Minister of Lists • Marion of York
No report

Webminister • Friderich Grimme
The provincial website is being updated with new content every week.
In the back end, I closed several unused Google groups ( this was planned back in Nov.) Provincial officer emails are up to date, but I need a list of current deputies, as some are out if date.
I found out that the Northpass subdomain still exists and former Ostgardr A,&S officer has their EK email still associated with several NO officer emails. I’ve contacted kingdom to try and sort this out.

Chronicler • Zahra de Andaluzia
Nothing to report for this month from me; just a friendly reminder for people to send me art and articles etc. Next issue of E-Horse goes out March 1.

Social Media • Albrecht Anker
With coronation happening in our province I am heading up the live streaming of the event. Currently navigating the specific rules and regulations on live streaming.
The Ostgardr discord is going strong and is growing. It has become a great place to chat, share and even plan all things SCA.
With the current Covid wave our social media output has slowed a little bit but I am for sure with the coming of spring things will pick back up.

Chamberlain • Ian of Clan Mitchell
No changes from last month.

Historian • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste
January 2022
We start the New Year with further East Kingdom in-person event postponements until February 1st, 2022 due to the increase in cases of the illness that has spread across the Known World. The populace is urged to take good care of yourselves: practice social distancing, wear good masks correctly at all times in public, and stay home when feeling ill or if someone you’ve recently been in close contact with becomes ill.
In exciting news, Ostgardr won the bid to host Coronation for Ryouko’jin Of-The Iron-Skies and Indrakshi Aani Aravinda, to be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022! All hands will be needed for this wonderful day of celebration! Hooray! Hooray!
Please see the event page for further details: https://www.eastkingdom.org/event-details/?eid=3997
On January 7th, Maestra Sofya traveled to the Kingdom of An Tir to celebrate 12th Night as an Ambassador of Good Will gifting Her Majesty Helene and Their Highnesses, Sven Fallgr Gunnarsson and Rauokinn Eyverska, with lovely gifts from our King and Queen, Ioannes II and Honig II, further strengthening the friendship between An Tir and the East Kingdom.
Ostgardr needs heirs and three sets of candidates have come forward, submitting their letters of intent to be the next Viceregents of the Crown Province of Ostgardr!
The candidates (in order of precedence):
Maestra Sofya Gianetta di Trieste and Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa
Hlæfdige Alienor Salton and Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
Lord Ragnarr Bliskegg and Lord Albrecht Anker
Two virtual meet-the-candidates nights have been scheduled. Please make every attempt to attend and get to know the candidates better.
Sunday 1/23 @ 6pm to 8pm
Thursday 1/27 @ 7pm to 9pm

Whyt Whey • Alienor Salton
Having been granted permission by their majesties to hold this office during the viceregal polling, I am delighted to report that I am the new seneschal for my canton! Hullo, everyone. No significant developments to report otherwise. A&S online continues (THANK YOU BERAKHA), our next commons is April 7th, online, 7pm.

Lions End • Iola Wulfsdotter
No report

Brokenbridge • Ragnarr bláskegg
Brokenbridge is running Deck the Halls of Valhalla on January 29th at 6pm Virtually. We have the Following classes:
Session 1:
Historical clothing dye and color – Randve L’il Hammar -breakout room 1
SCA and Outreach Tactics- Armiger Catelin Straquhin – breakout room 2
Viking Women – Aurelia di Giovanni Bedici – breakout room 3
Hebrew Calendar – Berakha bat Mira v’Shlomo – breakout room 4
Session 2:
Sewing machine maintenance – Lord Albrecht Anker – breakout room 1
Beginners heraldry registration – Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin – breakout room 2 Importance of color in 16th century clothing – Mistress Sofya Gianetta di Trieste – breakout room 3
We also have the Ostgardr Bardic Championship starting at 7:30pm.
Lastly Perez ben Meir Gershon has compiled an awesome cookbook for the event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JGsLKUWxFwSy2LQH_CFSUgggjz3qjqhk/view?usp=drivesdk
We hope all in Ostgardr can make the event!

Committees
No report

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