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.

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 Mtg (12:00 pm)

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 Mtg (1:00 pm)

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 Mtg (1:00 pm)

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 Odd-Year 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.

Archery!

We had a successful archery practice last week, and we’ve got one scheduled for this upcoming Sunday. I have a few others scheduled for some random Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be held at Iron Hill Science Center, 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702. Presently we have the following dates scheduled:
Sunday, July 22
Sunday, September 2
Sunday, September 9
Sunday, September 23

I have a tentative hold on Sunday, October 7, but that will be decided later as I may be gone at an event far way that weekend.

Looking forward to seeing folks, we have some (limited but it is available) loaner gear so please come out if you’re interested.

Baroness Mari Clock

March Shire Meeting Sunday the 25th at 1:00 p.m.

Good Morning Adamantians! The poll is in. We had 19 total responses. The weeknight that most folks could make was Thursday, with a high of 7 people at 7:00. Compare that with Sunday responses, where 10 folks said that 1:00 worked. (That is the highest “yes” time frame). We now have data to support what we were already doing.

With 73.3% of the people saying “Yes” to a Google HangOut for the meeting, and two folks saying “No” we will give it a trial run at the March meeting.

I went ahead and scheduled us for March 25th at Iron Hill Science Museum at 1:00, as there were issues with every other Sunday of the month. We don’t want to deprive Fighter Practice of it’s marshals so we will try to keep the business end of the meeting quick.

For those interested, (totally optional) I am thinking about the Red Robins for lunch before hand. Or there is the McGlynns pub… anyone been there? I am open to other options. Thoughts? Preferences?

Iron Hill Science Museum:
1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702

Cheers!
Thorson

Ballot for Elections, February 2018

Office of the Seneschal

  • Thorson
  • None of the Above

Office of the Minister of Arts & Sciences

  • Mairi Crawford
  • None of the Above

Office of the Chatelaine

  • Laurena Mauchot
  • None of the Above

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If you are attending the meeting there will be ballots available, but you are welcome to print your own and have it filled out in advance.

If you are not attending the meeting, please make your selections and send this with an image of your membership card to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org or send it along with someone who is attending.