July 21 Shire Meeting

EVERYONE is welcome!  Dress is modern (no garb please).

WHEN
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1:30-2:30 PM

WHERE
Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover, DE 19901.

SOCIAL (before)
We may gather to socialize over food
before the meeting (maybe at the Flavor of India about noon?).  Our Shire Facebook page is the best resource for up-to-the-minute information.

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON?
Join online via Google Meet (check the Shire Facebook event day of for the link)

MEETING NOTES
Located on Caer Adamant/Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

July 2 A&S Night Bookbinding

Greetings!  Join us for this monthly, informal gathering where we work on A & S projects together.  Come with your own project or learn something new!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Baroness Hedewigis, 1604 Old Wilmington Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.

A few of the books made during A&S Bookbinding workshop.
A few of the awesome books made during A&S Bookbinding workshop!

BOOKLET WORKSHOP
All are welcome!  Come learn basic bookbinding skills from Baroness Mari and make yourself a small booklet that you can use for class notes while you’re at Pennsic War (or any other event where you take classes).

Want to make a book at home? Download the tutorial on making a soft-covered Coptic Book (a handout from a class taught during a past Pennsic War).

WHAT TO BRING
Two options:

1) Learn the basics using a less expensive paper and cardboard booklet ($2 material fee), or

2) Make a small leather book ($12 material fee).  This book takes a bit of time and so your book may not be complete before the end of the workshop.

Note on Tools:  Neither of the material fees include the tools you need make a book.  While we’ll have a few tools to share, you might want to look into purchasing your own tools.  We suggest something like this 15 Piece Bookbinding Starter Tools Kit available from Amazon and other suppliers.

EVERY MONTH
Baroness Hedewigis hosts an A&S Night on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 pm.  Contact Baroness Hedewigis 302-239-9787 if you have trouble getting to her home, which is a red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.

June 16 Father’s Day Fighter Practice BBQ & Potluck Social

WHEN
Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 12:00-noon to 4:00 pm (Shire meeting will take place just BEFORE this fighter practice, beginning at 11:00 am).

WHERE
Glasgow Regional Park, 2275 Pulaski Hwy, Pavilion #3, Newark, DE 19702.  The site, a public park, is dry.  Restrooms, located in the pavilion, will be open.

SHIRE MEETING & FIGHTER PRACTICE
We like to cram a whole bunch of fun into our days!

–Shire for a fun-filled Father’s Day Fighter Practice!  We’ll bring the burgers and hot dogs, you bring yourself and something to share!

Fighters and families welcome!  Help Daddio Mini-Mags get the most out of his Special Day with his unruly “kids”.  Food will be ready approximately around noon.  

–The monthly Shire Business Meeting takes place at 11 am, fighting happens whenever people remember to put their armor on.

POTLUCK SOCIAL
Let us know what you’re going to contribute to the Potluck Social… see what everyone else in bringing… get updates on the Shire Facebook event.

June 16 Shire Meeting

EVERYONE is welcome!  Dress is modern (no garb please).

WHEN
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:00 am.

WHERE
Glasgow Regional Park, 2275 Pulaski Hwy, Pavilion #3, Newark, DE 19702.  The site, a public park, is dry.  Restrooms, located in the pavilion, will be open.

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON?
Join online via Google Meet (check the Shire Facebook event day of for the link)

MEETING NOTES
Find on Caer Adamant/Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

June 9 A&S South – Tunics & Trousers Workshop

Greetings!  Join us for this informal gathering where we work on A & S projects together.  Come with your own project or learn something new!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 12:00-noon to 9:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Lady Laurena Mouchot, 204 Autumn Terrace, Magnolia, DE 19962.  There are dogs and cats, so do the needful before arriving.  Plenty of free, on-street parking available. If you need help with directions, text Lady Laurena at (302) 399-7183.

TUNICS & TROUSERS
Join us for a simple tunic and trouser making workshop for “new to sewing” people. BTW ladies, if you make a tunic longer you have a quick and easy dress.

WHAT TO BRING
At least 3 yards of pre-washed fabric for a tunic and the same for a pair of pants (add 1 more yard for each, if you are tall).

PLUS, we’ll talk about ways to make them more interesting, like block printing, trim and more.  These simple treatments can really take your Tunics and Trousers up a notch and don’t cost much of anything at all.

June 2 Armor Making & Repair Fighter Practice!

WHEN
Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

WHERE
Hosted by Magnus Wolfhunte (Mark Schroy) and Lady Mott (Ellie Wood) at Mark’s home:  514 Wheelmen St., Middletown, DE 19709.

ARMOR MAKING & REPAIR
Our normal weekly fighter practice is getting a “tricked-out” upgrade! We’ll be convening at our most-noble Knight Marshal’s sweet chateau to cut pickle barrel, bang rivets, offer advice, consultation, and maybe some good-natured teasing for the area’s fighters as we build and improve our armor. Unsure what to do with a piece? We can rebuild it. We have the technology. We can make it better, stronger, faster!

Don’t need to repair or build anything? Come out anyway! Practice WILL be held in a nearby field. We might knock a few rivets loose for you while we’re at it!

BRING
Bring canopies or day shades for the park. There are no trees or shade in this new neighborhood development at this point. It’ll be a good primer for fighting at Pennsic!

POTLUCK BBQ
Let us know what you’ll bring to the BBQ… see what everyone else in bringing… see who is going and get updates on the Shire Facebook event.

June 4 A&S Drink Concentrates

Greetings!  Join us for this monthly, informal gathering where we work on A & S projects together.  Come with your own project or learn something new!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Baroness Hedewigis, 1604 Old Wilmington Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.

DRINK CONCENTRATES
All are welcome!  Lord Karl and Baron Mael Eoin will be teaching us how to make some simple syrups to add to our water for natural flavoring.

HOW TO HIDE YOUR MODERN EQUIPMENT!
There will also be a roundtable discussion on ways to make modern camping equipment look less glaringly modern if you are interested in creating a more period looking encampment.

EVERY MONTH
Baroness Hedewigis hosts an A&S Night on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 pm.  Contact Baroness Hedewigis 302-239-9787 if you have trouble getting to her home, which is a red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.

Containers of Lemon and Pomegranate Sekanjabin
Lemon and Pomegranate Sekanjabin

Workshop Handouts

May 25 Hunter’s Picnic

The hunting party has downed the prey! Now we feast! Donation Only Event! There is no site fee. Troll will have the harassment policy posted, waivers and a donation box.

WHEN
Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 12:00-noon to 5:00 pm.

WHERE
Iron Hill Science Center, 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702, (map).  There’s plenty of free, on-site parking. Valet service is available, if needed.

Things to consider bringing:
-A popup or other type of cover from the sun
-Chair and small table
-Snacks, drinks and feast gear (plate, cup and utensils)

FOOD
Food is expected to be available from around 12:30 pm – get it while it is hot!

ATHENA’S THIMBLE
A Solar for the Keepers of Athena’s Thimble will be up and available to talk thread all day. Queen’s Favors kits will be available. A panel is likely.

ARCHERY
Archery should be available off and on from around 2 pm to 4 pm (if you want to shoot, the Marshal will be available).

THROWN WEAPONS
Thrown Weapons will be available from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

ARMORED COMBAT
Armored Combat Pick-ups will be available any time there are at least two fighters (at least one being a marshal) present.

EVENT LISTING ON EK WEBSITE
https://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3493

May 19 Shire Meeting

EVERYONE is welcome to attend. Dress is modern (no garb please).

WHEN
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:30 AM (this is earlier than usual)

WHERE
Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 (Google maps). 

Parking
There’s plenty of free, on-site parking.  Use the main parking lot at the mill building, which has about 10 parking spaces (leave the 2 closest to the side of the mill for their tenants).  An auxiliary parking lot is located just east of the site, has space for about 50 vehicles and provides a scenic walk across Red Clay Creek to access the site and mill.

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON?
Join online via Google Meet (check the Shire Facebook event day of for the link)

MEETING NOTES
Visit Caer Adamant/Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

May 7 A&S Night-Glass Beads

Greetings!  Join us for this monthly, informal gathering where we work on A & S projects together.  Come with your own project or learn something new!  Dress is modern.

WHEN
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

WHERE
The home of Baroness Hedewigis, 1604 Old Wilmington Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.

INTRODUCTION TO GLASS BEADS
All are welcome!  It’s quite a bit of fun so please stop by if you’ve ever wanted to try it or have done it occasionally and want to do more.  Baroness Amarie and Lady Mairi will have a wide array of colors to use to make and leave with your very own bead(s) at the end of the evening!

Preparing for the class:

  • HAIR:  If you have hair that can (reasonably) be pulled back, please prepare to do so. We don’t want anyone getting an accidental style change!
  • SHOES:  Wear close-toed shoes.
  • CLOTHING:  Wear, if at all possible, natural fibers, and if you have loose sleeves be prepared to tie them down.  They might catch on something otherwise.
  • SAFETY GOGGLES:  If you have safety goggles and can bring them it would be appreciated, although it’s not mandatory.  We will have some to share.

EVERY MONTH
Baroness Hedewigis hosts an A&S Night on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 pm.  Contact Baroness Hedewigis 302-239-9787 if you have trouble getting to her home, which is a red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.

Archery Practice Sundays!

Greetings! Shire Archery Marshal, Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne, is going to begin holding archery practice on Sunday mornings and is planning the 1st Archery Practice of the year for Sunday, April 28th!

Mari is not above holding practice on Mother’s Day (May 12) if folks want to come out that day to shoot.  Other dates to be determined based on her availability and she always posts it early enough to give people time to schedule.  At the moment, she thinks the only Sundays that are going to be unavailable are the Shire meeting days depending on the Shire meeting start time and location.

2019 SCHEDULE
Sunday, April 28   9:30 – 10:30 AM
Sunday, May 12    9:30 – 10:30 AM (Mother’s Day)
Sunday, May 19    9:30 – 10:30 AM
Sunday, May 26    9:30 – 10:30 AM
Sunday, June 2     9:30 – 10:30 AM
Sunday, June 9     9:30 – 10:30 AM
You get the idea…

WHERE
Iron Hill Science Center, 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702, (map). Free, on-site parking.

RSVP
While our Calendar and Facebook page are great resources for up-to-the-minute information, it’s best to confirm with Mari before showing up for any practice as weather can be an issue.  Contact Mari on Facebook or by email to mari.clock.sca@gmail.com or by texting 302-740-5343 (no calls please).

Apr. 21 Shire Meeting

EVERYONE is welcome to attend. Dress is modern (no garb please).

WHERE
Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. (Google maps). There’s plenty of free parking. Use the small lot in front of the Mill or the larger lot on the side of the Mill and use the cross walk over the water.

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON?
Join online via Google Meet (check the Shire Facebook event day of for the link).

SOCIAL (before)
We may gather to socialize over food before the meeting.  Our Shire Facebook page is a great resource for up-to-the-minute information.

MEETING NOTES
Visit the Caer Adamant, Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

Feb. 10 Shire Meeting

EVERYONE is welcome to attend.  Dress is modern (no garb please).

WHERE
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 (Google Maps)

VOTING FOR OFFICERS
Pursuant to our Bylaws, a vote will be taken to fill the offices of Exchequer, Knight Marshal and Herald for the 2019-2020 terms at this meeting.

CAN’T MAKE THE MEETING?
Submit your vote by Absentee Ballot before the meeting.

SOCIAL (before AND after!)
We may gather to socialize over food before the meeting, at 11:00 am, at Midnight Oil Brewing Company.  After the meeting, Medieval Game Night is being hosted by Baroness Hedewigis at her home (Google Maps).  Please feel free to bring an edible or potable treat to share!  The Shire Facebook page is a great resource for up-to-the-minute information.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

Dec. 16 Shire Meeting

Consider attending this December Business Meeting of the Shire of Caer Adamant.
Everyone is welcome to attend.  Dress is modern (no garb, please).

WHERE
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 (Google Maps)

SOCIAL
We typically gather to socialize over food either directly before or after our business meetings.  Please, feel free to join us even if unable to stay for the meeting.  The Shire Facebook page is a great resource for up-to-the-minute information.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or text to (302) 722-5982.

Call for Officer Candidates

Pursuant to the Bylaws of Caer Adamant, the offices of Exchequer, Knight Marshal and Herald for the 2019-2020 terms are now open.

  • Letters of intent must be received by the Seneschal prior to the scheduled start of the January business meeting. Letters of intent should include: member’s modern name; SCA name, if applicable; membership number and expiration date and a few lines describing the request.
  • Candidates will be announced at the January business meeting as well as the Shire web site.
  • Between the January and February business meetings the candidates may submit a statement detailing their qualifications, reason(s) for seeking office and goals for his or her time in office. Responses will be combined and posted to the Shire web site and shared on our FB page.
  • A ballot will be posted to the Shire web page and paper ballots will be available at the February business meeting. Absentee ballots must be received by the Seneschal prior to the February business meeting and included in the tally provided all proofs required by the Bylaws are met. Anyone 14 years or older with valid membership has the right to vote.
  • Officer elections will be via closed ballot during the February business meeting. The winner will be that candidate who receives a simple majority of the votes cast. Should the Populace vote to reject all of the candidates for a position, and that position is required by East Kingdom Law or Corpora, the process of holding a new election will begin immediately. In the interim, the Seneschal will make provisions for the performance of any duties of the office required.