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.

Commons Minutes for November 2020

November 2020 Minutes • Østgarðr Commons

The November commons meeting was held November 20. Here are the minutes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin and edited 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
  • Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, Chatelaine 
  • Þorfinn Hróðgeirsson, MoAS
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Ragnarr Bliskegg, Acting Brokenbridge Seneschal
  • Catelin Straquhin, Deputy Seneschal
  • Albrecht Anker
  • Aurora ffolkes
  • Friderich Grimme
  • Gibbs Moryss
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
  • Isabel of Østgarðr 
  • Jacqueline Helene Loisel
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Kunigunde Wedemann
  • Luigj Vascili 
  • Medhbh inghean Uí Cheallaigh, East Kingdom Seneschal
  • Mikjáll bogmaðr, East Kingdom Exchequer
  • Morwenna Penrose
  • Oliver de Bainbrig 
  • Pia Maletesta di Rimini
  • Richard the Poor of Ely 
  • Thomas of Northpass

Chancellor Minor Letters of Intent

Our faithful Chancellor of Minors (Director of Youth Activities), Arnora Ketilsdottir, is stepping down at the end of her term, December 31, 2020. Three candidates for the open position have thrown their hats into the ring. Here are their letters of intent, volunteering for the position and outlining their qualifications and intentions for the role.

November Provincial Commons

Please join the provincial officers council and the populace of Østgarðr at our regularly scheduled 3rd Friday of the month social gathering and business meeting.  Call begins at 7:30pm, meeting convenes at 8pm.  Mistress Medhbh inghean Uí Cheallaigh, East Kingdom Seneschal, will be joining us for a brief question and answer session at the start of the meeting (8pm). 

After the Q&A, we will review letters of intent for the 10 officer positions whose term expires at the end of the year.  If you are interested in volunteering to serve the province in any of these capacities, please visit our website to review the role descriptions and officer responsibilities of these 10 offices.  http://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/provincial-service-opportunities/

To add items to the agenda, please email seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org

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

All are welcome!

Officers, please submit your reports for commons to the officers list [Ostgardr-officers@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org], preferably by Wednesday evening.  Thank you!

Minutes from April 17 Commons (2020)

Meeting called to order 8pm.  Thorfinnr took minutes.  These notes are heavily edited to include action items and other items of interest that may still be relevant.  For the meeting itself, everyone on the call contributed a personal or SCA-related update.

February Provincial Commons

Our next provincial commons is this coming Friday, February 21st, at the New Rochelle Public library. We will begin gathering at 7pm, meeting will commence at 8pm, with socializing and sachet making afterwards! All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The library is easily reached via public transit — take the Metro North New Haven line to the New Rochelle station and walk 2 blocks from the station to the library. (Exit the south end of the platform, walk east along Memorial Highway past the library green to the plaza entrance to the library.) There is a small parking lot on the east side of the library, for the convenience of those of us who will be driving to the meeting.

As usual, you may telecommute to the meeting via Google Meet. You can videoconference using the Google Meet app or your web browser, or audioconference using a plain old telephone.

Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/wrw-oxyu-iee
Phone: ‪+1 567-281-7925‬ PIN: ‪305 710 636#‬

For the sachet making workshop, we will have linen scraps, needles & thread, scissors, and sachet contents: lavender, cedar, cloves and spearmint. I also have flax seeds, if anyone wants to make eye pillows. You may take your sachet home with you, or donate it to the province’s largesse offering to Queen Margarita. The largesse sachets will be gifted to scent armor bags(!!), garb trunks, and the like.

If you are allergic to any of the above herbs, and you wish to attend the meeting, please let me know! I will not bring any problematic materials. You are welcome to bring other sachet contents, additional fabric scraps and/or your own personal needlework supplies, as you prefer.


Hlæfdige Alienor Salton, known as Piglet
Canton of Whyt Whey, Province of Østgarðr, East Kingdom
Seneschal Østgarðr, seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org

Commons Minutes for January 2020

The monthly commons meeting was held January 17 at Ervald’s workplace in Østgarðr proper. Here are the minutes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. 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
  • Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, Chatelaine 
  • Þorfinnr Hróðgeirsson, MoAS
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Esnede O Murrin
  • Thomas of Northpass
  • Aurora ffolkes
  • Oliver De Bainbridge
  • Perez Ben Meir Gershon
  • Bruno Bruni
  • Jibril al-Ghazal
  • Isabel of Østgarðr
  • Damion DiGrazia, Santa’s Knights

Online

  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Deputy Exchequer
  • Miriam of Thescorre

Volunteer opportunities: deputies & committees

Hello, everyone! Welcome to a new year of volunteer opportunities within Østgarðr!

Under our provincial bylaws, deputies serve through the end of each officer’s term. Officers whose terms began January 1st include Seneschal (me), Herald (Drasma Dragomira), Fencing Marshal (Alec MacLachlan), Historian (Sofya Gianetta di Trieste), Minister of Arts & Sciences (Þorfinn Hroðgeirsson), Minister of Lists (Marion of York), and Webminister (Anne of Østgarðr).

If you have any interest in becoming deputies to these good gentles, either because you are interested in working with them, or to gain experience in how their office works, please get in touch with them now to explore deputy options. Email addresses for all officers are on our website: https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/principal-contacts/

Officers who have filled your deputy position(s), please let me know!

We also have 2 active provincial committees in need of fresh members: the coronet (regalia) committee, and the storage committee. You can read up on the ongoing activities of these committees in our commons minutes, posted on our website
https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/category/commons/
or using the search feature:
https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/?s=Storage
https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/?s=Coronet


Hlæfdige Alienor Salton, known as Piglet
Canton of Whyt Whey, Province of Østgarðr, East Kingdom
Seneschal Østgarðr, seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org