Shire Business Meeting – Dec. 16, 2018 at 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).

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

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.

Contact Seneschal (Thorson) by email to 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.


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


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


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 or send it along with someone who is attending.

Newark Halloween Parade

Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat Main St.

Halloween Parade
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Street
Newark’s 68th annual Halloween Parade is drawing near. Plan now to be a part of this special Halloween event, complete with marching bands, floats, antique automobiles, costumed characters, and much more. The parade begins at Tyre Avenue and Main Street and marches west on Main Street, to College Avenue.
Preregistration is not necessary if: You simply wish to come in costume and walk in the parade. A special line up space will be provided. Check in at the information booth at George Read Park by 2:30 p.m. on parade day.
Note to politicians or political groups: If you wish to march in the parade, you must be in costume and preregister. We appreciate your cooperation.
Please remember that pets are not comfortable in the heat and crowds of large events, so for their safety and the safety of those attending the event, please leave your pets at home.
There is no rain-date for this event, for cancellation information, please call (302) 366-7147.
Local clubs, civic groups, school bands, PTA’s and scout troops are encouraged to participate. See below for additional information on participation or call 366-7000.
Road Closures
Please note the following road closures during the event:
Main Street (Library Avenue to North College)
Tyre Avenue / Delaware Circle
Delaware Avenue (Chapel Street to Library Avenue)
Parade Categories
Pre-registration is necessary for:
Marching bands or musical groups – Any marching band or musical group. High School and Junior High Marching Bands must have a minimum of 25 musicians and be pre-registered for the parade in order to qualify for a donation.
Floats – Floats will be judged on their Halloween theme, and monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Large marching group – Must include a minimum of 10 individuals with at least 2 adults (if children are 12 or under, there must be 1 adult per 5 children). Awards will be presented for the first, second,and third place.
Small / family marching group – Must have an overall theme and consist of at least 5 members and fewer than 10 members. Awards will be presented for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Vehicles – Antique automobiles with or without costumed drivers/riders.
For additional information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (302) 366-7000.