Commons Minutes for March 2020

The monthly commons meeting was held March 20 online. Here are the minutes as recorded by Þórfinn Hróðgeirsson and edited by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. Many personal updates were shared during the course of the call which are omitted from these notes. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Online

  • 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
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Deputy Exchequer
  • Branimira of the Isles
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Kunigunde Wedemann
  • Morwenna Penrose
  • Isabel of Østgarðr
  • Friderich Grimme
  • Oliver de Bainbrig
  • Perez Ben Meir Gershon
  • Ragnarr Bliskegg
  • Thomas of Northpass

Virtual commons on Friday, April 17 (over Google Meet only)

A message from the Seneschal:

Dear Fellow Østgarðrians,
It’s been a long month since we last assembled.  How are you doing?
Please join us this coming Friday, April 17th, to check in, to socialize, to vent, and to celebrate absent friends.
Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/vhp-tcgk-iovPhone: ‪+1 267-966-9095‬ PIN: ‪500 041 526#‬
The call will start at 7pm.  At 8pm we will have some brief announcements and conduct any necessary provincial business.
Following the meeting, we will observe a moment of silence and share memories of those we have lost.  The call will remain open until at least 10pm, and as long thereafter as people wish to hang out.

Commons Minutes for February 2020

The monthly commons meeting was held February 21 at the New Rochelle Public Library in Northpass. Here are the minutes as recorded by Þórfinn Hróðgeirsson and edited by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Present

  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, Chatelaine 
  • Þorfinnr Hróðgeirsson, MoAS
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Oliver de Bainbrig
  • Esnede O Murrin
  • Thomas of Northpass
  • Perez Ben Meir Gershon
  • Marion of York

Online/By Phone

  • Tanaka Raiko
  • Ragnarr Bliskegg

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

Minutes for November 2019 Østgarðr Commons

The November commons meeting was held November 15 at the Greenvale Diner in Lions End. Here are the minutes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Attendance

Present

  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Alec MacLachlan, Acting Seneschal, Fencing Marshal
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Herald, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister
  • Arnbiorg Helga Niálsdóttir, Archery Marshal
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Ian of Clan Mitchell, Chamberlain
  • Brandr Aronsson, Brokenbridge Seneschal
  • Katherine Gilliesfleur, Deputy Chamberlain
  • Duggmore Dougles, Lions End Castellan
  • Marion of York, Lions End Lieutenant of Fence
  • Alienor Salton
  • Oliver de Bainbrig
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Drasma Dragomira
  • Monkey Makgee
  • Ronan FitzRobert

Commons Minutes for October 2019

The October commons meeting was held October 18 at the usual location for Schola in the Solar in Whyt Whey. Here are the minutes as recorded by Alexander MacLachlan. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Present

  • Suuder Suran – Il-Kha’an
  • Lada Monguligin – Il-Khatun
  • Alexander MacLachlan – Acting Provincial Seneschal and Provincial Fencing Marshal
  • Oliver de Bainbridge
  • Anne of Osgtardr – Provincial Webminister
  • Isabel of Ostgardr
  • Apollodora
  • Zahra al-Audalusiyya – Provincial Chronicler
  • Tom Martin
  • Sydoc Nic Talmach
  • Master John Elys
  • Bruno Bruni
  • Alienor
  • Ibrahim
  • Godiva de Mer – Whyt Whey Mistress of A&S
  • Catelin Straquhin -Broken Bridge Mistress of A&S
  • Bahja al-Azraq – Provincial Deputy Chatelaine
  • Arnora Ketilsdottir – Provincial Chancellor Minor
  • Branimira of the Isles
  • Mistress Sofya – Provincial Historian
  • Franciso de Braga – Provincial Exchequer
  • Ronan
  • Mathghamhian Ua Ruadhain – Provincial Youth Marshal and Herald

Online

  • Countess Brekke
  • Jenna Childslayer

The Knives Will Come Out at Østgarðr Commons

You are hereby invited to bring your choice of blade to this Friday’s provincial commons meeting — knives, axes, scissors, chisels, and the like — and then hone it to a razor-sharp edge as part of our informal blade-sharpening workshop!

(As a reminder, Commons will be on October 18 starting at 7:00 at our usual location on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.)

I am not a master sharpener, just an enthusiastic amateur — if someone shows up who knows more than I do, I’d love to learn more from them — but I have had decent success in sharpening our kitchen knives, household scissors, and wood-working tools.

I will be bringing my wet stone grinding wheel, a flat polishing stone, a couple of kinds of sharpening steels, and a leather strop. (If anyone has any sharpening gear of their own they’d like to show off, bring it along!)

TL/DR: Bring some dull knives or scissors to Commons on Friday and let’s see if we can’t get ‘em sharpened up for you!

(* Please do not deploy live steel during the business meeting.)

— Mathghamhain

October Provincial Commons

Greetings All,

The next Provincial Commons will be this coming Friday, October 18, in Manhattan.

Directions can be be found on the Whyt Whey web site.

We have some important things to discuss: the upcoming Provincial officer elections and Twelfth Night. All officers are encouraged to attend and the general populace is welcome as well. 

For the new people we’ve met at the recent demos, this is a good way to meet the provincial and local officers.

Socializing will start at 7pm, with the meeting being called to order at 8pm. Pizza will be available, and participants may bring drinks or desserts.  

Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/zgy-oadv-wgz
Phone: ‪+1 252-574-6099‬ PIN: ‪448 974 723#‬

The following Provincial Officer positions are up for election:  Seneschal, Herald, Minister of Lists (currently vacant), Webminister, Historian, and Fencing Marshal.  Letters of Intent are due in as soon as possible to the Viceroy and Vicereine, and myself.  We would then post these to officer mailing list and ask the candidates to speak to the officers and populace at the Provincial Commons in November.   If you have any questions about these positions, please speak with the current officer, the Viceregents, or me. 

In Service,
Alexander (Alec) MacLachlan
Acting Provincial Seneschal