January Commons Review – Agenda, Reports, Minutes, and a poll.

Liber Ethicorum des Henricus de Alemannia (de Voltolina, 1350s) (Source)

Thank you Ostgardr for coming to Commons on Wednesday.  Here are the Agenda, Officers’ Reports, and Minutes from the meeting (thank you, Zahra, for your help).  

Agenda
Officer Reports
Commons Minutes (Minutes in Blue)

Please note, we are looking for an Event Steward for Viking Day.  If we do not find anyone to step up in the next sev/xen days, we will not be able to attend the demo.  Please let me know if you are interested. 

Also, there is an ask about moving commons to a new day.  Please use this survey to give your opinion on the best day for commons!  

Yours in service, 
Ragnarr Bliskegg
Seneschal of Ostgardr

Sunday Solar – Sewing Party

When: Sunday, February 4 from 2-5 pm
Where: Private – RSVP to Catelin for the address

Triumph of Minerva (detail of the right side) 1476-84
(Web Gallery of Art, Searchable Fine Arts Image Database, n.d.)

The next Sunday Solar will be an in person event where we will work on personal sewing projects. Bring what you are working on and stitch away in the company of others. Need assistance with your project? Ask, and we will do our best to assist you. There will be room to set up sewing machines if you wish to bring one to work on your project. 

As stated above, the Solar will be held at the home of Catelin in Mount Vernon, which is near the Metro North station. Please contact Catelin or Vitasha to RSVP and get the address.

January 17, 2024 Commons Meeting

Please join our regularly scheduled 3rd Wednesday of the month social and business meeting! Meet the new seneschal, as well as new and returning officers.

We will be discussing the merger of Ostgardr with Midland Vale, along with upcoming events.

The full agenda can be found here: January 2024 Agenda

The call begins at 7 pm. The business meeting will be called to order at 7:30 pm. Socializing will continue after the meeting.

You may join the Google Meet by computer, by mobile device, or by plain old telephone.

Here is the link for the meeting: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi

First Winter Indoor Practice! Sunday 1/14

We are excited to host our first indoor winter fighter practice!

Join us at the Kingsland Bar & Grill
269 Norman Ave #3634, Brooklyn, NY 11222 on Sunday, 1/14 from 12 to 3 pm

Facebook event page


  • Do you want to learn to fight like the knights of the middle ages?

    Our Armored Combat practice is a full-contact sport. We fight with heavy wooden weapons made from rattan and wear metal and leather armor for protection.
  • Do you want to learn fine control of the blade like the duelists of the Renaissance?

    Our Historical Fencing practice is a limited-contact sport. We fight with light metal swords and wear protective gear and fencing masks to keep each other safe.

The practice will be held in a 1-on-1 duelist format to get us ready for Birka tourneys both the fencing and Bear Pit armored combat.


AMENITIES:
– PARKING! There is plenty of street parking right by the venue
– Bathrooms on site
– Indoor heated location to change in
– Brick oven pizza and a full bar to celebrate our success afterward

Suggested donation: $10 per person

SPACE RESTRICTIONS: Due to space restrictions no polearms or spears will be allowed

A letter from our Seneschal

To the Populace of the Crown Province of Østgarðr,

Happy New Year to all my fellow Østgarðians!  This is my first official hello as your new Seneschal. This will be an exciting time for me as I work to get up to speed with everything that is going on within the Province.  I am truly looking forward to working with you all to make the Crown Province excel in this coming year.  

I first want to thank Lord Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi for all your hard work as Seneschal of Østgarðr.  Your leadership has been valuable to the Province and I hope that I can continue all the good work you have done for us.  

To all the Canton Seneschals, I can’t wait to work with you all.  I will be reaching out this week to formally introduce myself and see what help you need and what major issues you are dealing with.  I want to make sure our Cantons are strong and healthy and will help where I can.

To all the returning officers of Østgarðr, thank you for your continued service.  Your knowledge and experience of the workings of your position will be invaluable during this time. You are the backbone of our Province and appreciate your continued support.

To all the new officers of Østgarðr, thank you for stepping up.  As a new officer also, I probably know some of the feelings you are experiencing right now.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. If you are in a position that you need help or guidance with, please let me know and let’s work on it together to help you succeed!

And last but by no means least, to the populace of Østgarðr, thank you for your support.  Thank you for being with us and being part of the SCA.  I have heard some exciting things are coming and I look forward to what we all can accomplish together.

-Ragnarr Blaskegg

Seneschal of Østgarðr

Upcoming in Østgarðr: January 1st to January 14th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Tue.
1/2
7:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Northpass Business Meeting
Canton of Northpass
(online)
Details

and next week…

Mon.
1/8
7:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Lions End Aetherial Commons & Social Meeting
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details

A New Acting Chatelaine and Accepting Chatelaine Candidates

I would like to extend my thanks to Lord Albrecht Anker for his service as Provincial Chatelaine and for his continuing service to the Province. I would also like to thank Armiger Catelin Straquhin for stepping up as our Acting Chatelaine. 

The Province is accepting nominations for Chatelaine until December 26th. If there are no other candidates, in accordance with our charter, the Provincial Officers will vote starting on December 27th and ending December 31st. 

If there is another candidate, then the election will be open to the populace of Østgarðr who are registered members of the SCA and are at least 14 years old. The earliest the election would take place will be January 28th.

Yours In Service,

Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi

長島 一路 宇治道

He/Him/His

Østgarðr Seneschal

Upcoming in Østgarðr: December 18th to December 31st

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
12/18
7:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Northpass Business Meeting (Rescheduled)
Canton of Northpass
(online)
Details
Wed.
12/20
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

And check the Ostgardr calendar to see what is upcoming in the new year.

Happy holidays!

Upcoming in Østgarðr: December 11th to December 24th

Here is what’s happening this week in Østgarðr. Come join us for…

Mon.
12/11
7:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Lions End Aetherial Commons & Social Meeting
Canton of Lions End
(online)
Details

and next week…

Mon.
12/18
7:30 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Northpass Business Meeting (Rescheduled)
Canton of Northpass
(online)
Details
Wed.
12/20
7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Østgarðr Provincial Commons & Social
Crown Province of Østgarðr
(online)
Details

Coming in January: Indoor Fighting & Fencing Practice

We are excited to host our first indoor winter fighter practice!
Join us at the Kingsland Bar & Grill 269 Norman Ave #3634, Brooklyn, NY 11222 on Sunday 1/14 from 12 to 3pm.

*Do you want to learn to fight like the knights of the middle ages? Our Armored Combat practice is a full contact sport. We fight with heavy wooden weapons made from rattan and wear metal and leather armor for protection.

*Do you want to learn fine control of the blade like the duelists of the Renaissance? Our Historical Fencing practice is a limited-contact sport. We fight with light metal swords and wear protective gear and fencing masks to keep each other safe.

The practice will be held in a 1-on-1 duelist format to get us ready for Birka tourneys both the fencing and Bear Pit armored combat.

AMENITIES:
– PARKING! plenty of street parking right by the venue.
– Bathrooms on site
– Indoor heated location to change in
– Brick over pizza and a full bar to celebrate our success afterwards

Suggested donation $10 per person

SPACE RESTRICTIONS: Due to space restrictions no pole arms or spears will be allowed