Nov. 15 Shire Mtg & Call for Candidates

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

WHEN
Sunday, November 15, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

WHERE
Via Google Hangouts Meet. To join the meeting:

  • By phone, dial: +1 209-850-2361 pin 218 955 404 # (please mute your phone when not speaking).

For Google Hangouts Meet training and help, visit: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720?hl=en

CALL FOR OFFICER CANDIDATES
Pursuant to the Bylaws of Caer Adamant, nominations for the offices of Exchequer, Herald, Knight Marshal and Webminister for the 2021-2022 terms are open.

Additionally, we are accepting nominations for the office of Chatelaine (which will become vacant mid-term).

  • 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.
  • For more information, refer to the Shire Bylaws.

MEETING NOTES
Located on the Caer Adamant website under The Shire, Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Lady Aoife inghean Donnchaidh) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org.

Volunteer Opportunity – Timeless Trades program at GBM

Hello Caer Adamant! Our friends at Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm (GBM) are seeking volunteers to help with their TIMELESS TRADES program series.

If you’re willing to develop a class, or classes, they want to hear from you!  GBM would provide a kit for participants to start and you would conduct the class virtually (for now).  This is one way a SCAdian could stay connected with and share their hobby during these socially distanced times.

The options for topics is broad! While SCA’s time period is quite a while before GBM’s period of interpretation (1790-1830), there are trades which continue today, such as farming, food preservation, leather and metal work, shepherding, spinning/weaving/textiles, wax craft, woodworking and more (crafts immigrant communities may have brought with them).

By way of example, this fall, they will be hosting a “Cross Stitch 101” series which will begin with courses that go back to the basics (various tools and basic stitches), along with the history of the craft and exhibits from their collection.  Later courses will provide opportunities for participants to “level up”.  Neat, right?!

If interested in volunteering for the Timeless Trades program, please contact Stacie Maheurin, Executive Director of GBM, at smaheurin@greenbankmill.com. Stacie will walk you through things like how to introduce the program, how long it should be, what it should look like, format and those kinds of things. Thank you!

In Service,
Lady Nancy Alyn, Deputy MoAS North

Oct 18 – Shire Meeting – Virtual Only

EVERYONE is welcome to attend and encouraged to participate!

WHEN
Sunday, October 18, 2020, 12:00 noon

WHERE
Via Google Hangouts Meet.

To join the video meeting, use this link: https://meet.google.com/iwo-uwun-ocz or +1 515-517-0090 pin 294 945 125#

For Google Hangouts Meet training and help, visit: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720?hl=en

MEETING NOTES
Located on the Caer Adamant website under The Shire, Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Lady Aoife inghean Donnchaidh) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org.

June 28 Shire Mtg – Virtual Only

EVERYONE is welcome to attend and encouraged to participate!

WHEN
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 1:00 PM

WHERE
Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19 and the directives of Her Majesty, we’ll hold this monthly meeting solely on Google Hangouts Meet.

To join the video meeting, use this link: https://meet.google.com/jmx-youh-ium
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 971-248-6912 and user PIN: 682 596 951#
To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/jmx-youh-ium?hs=5

For Google Hangouts Meet training and help, visit: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720?hl=en

MEETING NOTES
Located on the Caer Adamant website under The Shire, Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Lady Aoife inghean Donnchaidh) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org.

Vol Opp – Folklore Friday Storyteller at GBM

Hello Caer Adamant!  Our friends at Greenbank Mills are seeking volunteers to help with their Folklore Friday program.  If you’re willing to develop and tell local stories, or tangentially related ones, for digital presentation as part of the program, they want to hear from you!

While SCA’s time period is quite a while before GBM’s period of interpretation (1790-1830), there could be some stretch with tales or songs about weaving/spinning, about sheep, traditional drinking songs that would have extended into the period, tales immigrant communities may have brought with them (thinking of Irish lore, German fairy tales and so on).  By way of example, one volunteer recently presented a session focused on folk tunes of the American Colonial Period.

View two Folklore Friday programs on Greenbank Mill’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLotxnmyGts (it will be a playlist).

If interested in volunteering, please contact Alli Schell at a.schell@greenbankmill.com.  Alli will walk you through things like how to introduce the program, how long it should be, what it should look like, format and all that.  Thank you!

Deputy MoAS North

Question from our Seneschal on Financial Support for Shire Wars

Hi All,

We have been asked to consider financially supporting Shire Wars, an event to be hosted by the Shire of Blak Rose on October 18-20, 2020 in Jonestown, PA.

The deadline for our decision is May 15. As that falls between Shire meetings and is a financial commitment, I plan to put it to an officer vote. If you have any questions / concerns / comments, please contact me or any officer by Sunday afternoon or as soon as possible.

–Review the Shire Wars IX Event Prospectus, which explains the event and financial responsibility.

–View discussion on the subject on the Shire Facebook page.

Lady Aoife inghean Donnchaidh, Seneschal
seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org

Apr 26 Shire Meeting – Virtual

EVERYONE is welcome to attend and encouraged to participate!

WHEN
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1:00 PM

WHERE
Due to concerns related to COVID-19 and the directives of Her Majesty, we’ll hold the monthly meeting on Google Hangouts Meet.

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/jmx-youh-ium
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 971-248-6912 and enter this PIN: 682 596 951#
To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/jmx-youh-ium?hs=5

For Hangouts Meet training and help, visit: https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9282720?hl=en

MEETING NOTES
Located on the Caer Adamant website under The Shire, Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal, Lady Aoife inghean Donnchaidh, by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org.

Mar. 15 Shire Meeting

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

WHEN
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

WHERE
UPDATE: This meeting will be virtual. Our Shire Facebook page is the best resource for up-to-the-minute information.
Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover DE 19901

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

MEETING NOTES
Located on the Caer Adamant website under The Shire, Shire Business.

QUESTIONS
Contact Seneschal (Lady Aoife inghean Donnchaidh) by email to seneschal@caer-adamant.eastkingdom.org.

Mar. 3 A&S Cordials & 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, March 3, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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

CORDIALS & CONCENTRATES
We will be discussing (if a teacher is found) cordials and concentrates. Otherwise please bring a project to work on.  If you are looking for ideas for embroidery projects, Lady Kateline Hicch would be glad to bring a few resources.

JOIN US!
Hope to see you there starting the new year learning something new!

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 modified red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.

Monthly Mtg Date Survey

Hello Friends,

During the February Shire meeting, I let everyone know that I work every other weekend and, much of the time, my weekend to work falls on the third weekend of the month (which is our typical meeting weekend).

So, our meeting date may need to change. 

Please participate in this survey to help us determine when it would be most convenient for people to attend future meetings.  (Answer Survey)

We will continue to alternate the meeting location each month (between north and south sites).

Yours in Service,
Aoife
Shire Seneschal 2020-2021

Feb. 16 Shire Meeting VOTING

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

WHERE / WHEN 
Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702 (1:00-2:00 PM)

VOTING FOR OFFICERS
Pursuant to our Bylaws, a vote will be taken at this meeting to fill the offices of Seneschal, Chatelaine, and Minister of Arts & Sciences for the 2020-2021 term.

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

POTLUCK SOCIAL (at 12-Noon)
Ellie says we have the space for the day so, how’s about a POTLUCK at 12p at Iron Hill Museum? Bring whatever is easy and tasty! Want to grab a veggie platter at the grocery store? Sure! Bagels and cream cheese? We’ll eat ’em! Maybe a crockpot of something yummy? Whatever floats your boat.

Please comment on the Shire Facebook event thread if you’d like to bring something, what you’re bringing. There are no stoves/ovens, but there are plenty of outlets for crockpots. Drinks are welcome too!  (We’re good on plates and flatware, thank you!)

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

2020-21 Officer Candidates

Pursuant to the Bylaws of Caer Adamant, Letters of Intent for the offices of Seneschal, Chatelaine, Minister of A&S, Chronicler and Captain of the Archers for the 2020-2021 terms were accepted up to the January business meeting and are now closed.

Candidates for office include:

  • Seneschal:  Lady Aoife inghean Donnchaidh
  • Chatelaine:  Lady Laurena Mouchot offers to continue to hold the position; however, is looking for someone to assume the role.
  • Minister of A&S:  Lady Iriniia Mieszkowna
  • Chronicler:  A vote of the members in January, 2020 suspended this office.
  • Captain of the Archers:  A vote of the members in January, 2020 suspended this office.

Officer elections will occur during the February business meeting via closed ballot. 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.

Feb. 4 A&S Neckline Options & Garb Show & Tell

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, February 4, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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

NECKLINE OPTIONS FOR BASIC T-TUNICS
The neckline is the top edge of a garment that surrounds the neck. The neckline is primarily a style line, but it can also be a boundary for shaping (i.e. cowls, darts, pleats, similar to the waistline). 

Come, learn about Neckline Options for the basic t-tunic!

Sketch: Maniacal Medievalist, with permission.

GARB SHOW & TELL
Assorted pieces of garb will be displayed and discussed.  See and learn how folks developed and constructed their garb.  Bring your favorite piece for an opportunity to show and discuss it.  Come, be inspired!

JOIN US
Hope to see you there starting the new year learning something new!

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 modified red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.

Jan. 19 Shire Meeting

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

WHEN
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

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

CALL FOR OFFICER CANDIDATES
Pursuant to the Bylaws of Caer Adamant, the offices of Seneschal, Chatelaine, Minster of A&S, Chronicler and Captain of the Archers for the 2020-2021 terms are 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.
  • For more information, refer to the Shire Bylaws, which can be found on the Shire website.

SOCIAL (food before)
We may gather to socialize over food before the meeting.  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 page for the link).

MEETING NOTES
Located on the Caer Adamant website under The Shire tab, Shire Business.

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

Jan. 7 A&S Basic Weave Structures & Drop Spinning

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, January 7, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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

BASIC WEAVE STRUCTURES
Mistress Hedewigis will be teaching basic weave structures.  Weave structure is the design by which fabric is produced. The great variety of weaves found in the textiles of today are modifications of a few fundamental weaves invented in the earliest times. Basic weaves include plain, twill, and satin.

Basic Weave Structures

DROP SPINNING
Dona Engracia will be teaching drop spinning. The drop spindle is one of the oldest methods for spinning fibers into yarn or thread.

Drop Spinning
A spindle is a straight spike usually made from wood used for spinning, twisting fibers such as wool, flax, hemp, cotton into yarn. It is often weighted at either the bottom, middle, or top, commonly by a disc or spherical object called a whorl (spindle whorls have been found in archaeological digs around the world), however many spindles exist that are not weighted by a whorl, but by thickening their shape towards the bottom.

JOIN US!
Hope to see you there starting the new year learning something new!

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 modified red barn.  Carpooling to the site is highly encouraged.