Østgardr commons tomorrow evening

Reminder: Østgardr commons tomorrow evening, my venue (http://www.panix.com/~piglet/solar-directions.html [now with map]), 7:30pm. Parking is generally available along Riverside Dr. You are welcome to arrive any time after 7.

Dinner is corned beef & cabbage (& carrots & potatoes), soda bread. Also, roasted vegetables and spinach quiche courtesy of Rowan. Contributions of drinks & of dessert are especially welcomed.

I do not know the agenda.

An Addendum Issue of “The Seahorse” MUST be Issued, PLUS…

Greetings unto the Citizens of the Crown Province of Østgär∂r.

As our Seneschal (Lori) resigned her Office at the December 2015 Crown Provincial Commons, I as her Emergency Deputy, assumed the Office. I will hold this Office until June 2016, latest, or until the election of the Seneschal is voted upon. At the January Commons, we set that date, to be at the next meeting of the Officer Corps, on Sunday, 13 March 2016, at 2pm.

Unlike the Meeting of the Østgardr Commons, the Meeting of the Officer Corps are much stricter on ‘who can speak and when’. Upon being recognized by the Seneschal, (running the Meeting), the indicated Officer is allowed to speak. Those who are not Officers, who wish to be recognized to speak, also must wait until recognized, but Officers have first priority.

Officers must be present to vote, unless they specifically designate that a (1) proxy is sent in writing, (2) signed, & (3) presented to another, (not necessarily an Officer, but a representative chosen by the Officer), & (4) has formally informed the Seneschal-in-Charge of whom will be holding their Officer’s Proxy. ~ The Seneschals of each of the Cantons are considered to be an Officer of the Crown Province. ~ An entire listing of the Officer Corps are listed below.

As I am the Seneschal-in-Charge and will be running the Officer Corps meeting, notifications can be sent to me, at [His.Imperial.Excellency].

We need to OFFICIALLY announce the Candidates for the Office of Crown Provincial Seneschal and post it in The Seahorse. To date, the Candidates for the Office of Seneschal, are, (as of Monday, 18 January 2016):
• Master Ian of Clan Mitchell,
• Master Phillip White,
• Baroné Francesco Gaetano Greco d’Edessa.

Again, only current Crown Provincial Officers have a vote; [one vote per person, not per Office]. If a person holds more than one Crown Provincial Office, that person only holds one vote. If an Officer will not be in attendance at the Officer Corps Meeting, than that Officer may designate another person, Officer or not, to cast their vote.

I pray that you fare well,

+ Baroné Francesco Gaetano Gréco d’Edessa
• Seneschal, Crown Province of Østgär∂r


Ostgardr Officer Corps:

Viceroy – Sir Guy avec Cheval
Vicereine – Baroness Johanne aff Visby
OFFICERS *(Seeking Replacement)
Østgär∂r Seneschal – Baronè Francesco Gaetano Grèco d’Edessa
(Deputy) Seneschal Broken Bridge – Lord Suuder Saran
*(Deputy) Seneschal Lions End – Baronè Francesco Gaetano Grèco d’Edessa
(Deputy) Seneschal Northpass – Lord Thomas of Northpass
(Deputy) Seneschal Whyt Whey – Lady Alienor Salton
*Herald – Baronè Francesco Gaetano Grèco d’Edessa
*Exchequer – Master Richard the Poor of Ely Chatelaine – Lady Sofya of Ostgardr
Knight Marshal – Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver
Archery – Lord Suuder Saran
Arts & Sciences – Lady Lada Monguligin
Fencing – THLady Marion of York
Minister of Lists – Baron Jan aff Visby
Chronicler – Magistra Rufina Cambrensis
Webmaster – Master John Elys
Chamberlain – Mistress Katherine Gilliesfleur
Historian – Master Richard the Poor of Ely

January Commons

January Commons

January Commons will be Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the home of John and JoAnna Motylewski, 658 53rd Street, Brooklyn, New York


By subway

R train to 53rd Street station. Walk uphill to #658; use downstairs 1st floor entrance.

By car

From Bronx or Manhattan:

Take Battery Tunnel, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge or Triboro Bridge to BQE (Rt 278) westbound. Exit at 39th Street. At the end of the ramp, turn left, then turn left again at the next corner. You are now heading east on 40th Street. Go 2 blocks to 4th Ave and turn right. At 52nd Street, turn left and go down to 7th Ave. Turn right. Then turn right on 53rd Street. Number 658 will be on the left. You may need to take some time to find parking.

From Queens and Long Island:

Take the LIE or your best route to the BQE (Rt 278) westbound. Proceed as above. Alternately, take the Southern State Pkwy to the Belt Pkwy and proceed as below.

From Southern Brooklyn or from Staten Island:

Take the Belt Pkwy or the Gowanus Expwy to the BQE (Rt 278) eastbound. Exit at 38th Street. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto 4th Ave. Proceed to 52nd Street and turn left. Take this up to 7th Ave and turn right. Then turn right on 53rd Street. Number 658 will be on the left. You may need to take some time to find parking.


Viceregal Succession

As a reminder, the election for Østgarðr’s new Viceroy and Vicereine is coming soon. There is one slate of candidates, Suder Saaren and Lada Monguligan, and a polling ballot will be sent out to all paid members some time in January. Even though there’s only one slate of candidates, we need at least 50% of the ballots to be returned in order for the poll to be considered valid. Ballots of members 14 and up will be tallied toward the outcome. Ballots from those under 14 will be included for determining validity, but not for determining the outcome. The ballots will state a deadline, which will be between 30-45 days from the time they’re mailed.

After that, ballots will be tallied by the Branch Polling Deputy, a Regional Seneschal, and the Kingdom Seneschal (or designate). Talliers must not reside in the branch conducting the polling or have any other conflict of interest regarding the polling. Returned ballots may only be viewed by the talliers, the Kingdom Seneschal and/or the Kingdom Seneschal’s designates, and The Crown. The outcome of the polling will be determined by a simple majority of valid returned ballots. If a polling fails to result in a simple majority, the disposition of the polling falls to The Crown. (Which it technically is anyway….)

(The Østgarðr Bylaws specify a Borda count, not a majority, but when there are fewer than three slates of candidates, they’re equivalent.)

Relevant Law

The Bylaws of the Crown Province of Østgarðr; see section II.C

Current East Kingdom Law; see section VII.C.

The Governing Documents of the SCA; see section V.A.1.

Ostgardr commons – 11/20/15 7:30pm

Ostgardr is now accepting candidates for the position of Seneschal. And will be until the process begins at the meeting (yes you can declare at the meeting at before the election).
Currently we have two candidates and encourage more people to join in the process. In alphabetical order
Francesco Gaetano Greco d’Edessa Court Bishop of the East
Master Philip White
As well you are welcome to come to the meeting and ask the candidates questions.

Directions to November Commons

November Commons will be Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at 255 W. 105th St., #21 (at Broadway) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

The building is on the northwest corner of 105th St. and Broadway, above Henry’s (restaurant). The apartment building entrance is about midblock on 105th west of Broadway. Tell the doorman you are here for the meeting in 21. The elevator is around the doorman’s desk, towards the Broadway side of the lobby. 2nd floor, exit the elevator, *turn around*, enter door beside elevator.
By Subway
The closest subway stop is 103rd St., on the #1 train.
By Subway & Bus (NO STAIRS)
Take your best route to the 1/2/3 96th St. stop; exit using the elevator.
Cross Broadway uptown to its east side, north of 96th St. Board the uptown M104 bus. Exit at 104th or 106th St. Cross Broadway, walk 1 short block to 105th St.
Enter building. Take elevator to 2nd floor…

2 fluffy cats, neither of whom will be in evidence
1 large friendly dog, who will appear briefly; well-vacuumed

We’re Back Northern A&S night – Friday, November 6 at 7:30

We’re back! Please join us for our November A&S night on Friday, Nov.6 at 7:30 PM.

Bring your sewing, cooking, C&I or anything else you fancy, and join us for a night of creativity and fun! We’ll have dinner, bring desserts if you like.

Come on out! We look forward to seeing you there!

Address for the gathering: 4291 Napier Avenue, Bronx NY 10470, the home of Luigi
and Jackie Kapaj (Baron Luigj and Baroness Jacqueline Helene Loisel)

Directions: Public transportation: # 4 train to the end of the line – Woodlawn
station. When you go downstairs go across the street to the bus shelter and take
either the number 34 or 16 it is only a short ride the bus follows along the
Woodlawn Cemetery and turns on the corner of East 233rd street. As soon as you
see the BP Gas Station on the left at the first light one block up) ring the
bell the next stop is Napier Avenue. Cross the street and walk 3 short blocks
Our house is the one on the corner of E236th street entrance on Napier.

Driving: From the south Take your best route to the Major Deegan (87) and use
exit 13 EAST 233rd Street, at the end of the exit ramp is a light go straight
**at the next light make a left onto Van Cortland Park East (The BP Station is
on the corner) go three blocks to Napier avenue our house is on the corner on
the right.

From the north take your best route to the Major Deegan (87) take exit 13 EAST
233rd street at the end of the ramp make a left at the light onto East 233rd
street follow directions from ** above



Ostgardr Commons – 11/20/2015

The Next Commons meeting on the 20th.
There will be some Very important issues discussed.
I highly recommend that if you can make it please do.
Some of the topics, but not limited to, will be
1) the Viceregal succession
2) the choosing a new Seneschal for the Crown Province
3) upcoming officers meeting
4) the Exchequer office- replacing our current Exchequer when he steps down.
Other things of note-
Important there will be no December meeting
The Meeting starts at 7:30 address on link below.
Thank You
Viceroy Gui
PS please feel free to contact me if you have any questions

Dance Practice Canceled for Tonight

Dear Dancers,
With great apologies, dance practice is canceled for this evening. Wilhelm has an unexpected work situation requiring his attention this evening. (He much rather be dancing, but remaining employed is important!)

Hoping for decent weather next week!