Barony of Aquaterra

Good Yule 2014

yule-log

Greetings,

For those of you who missed my scattered bit at Court,  here is some awesome updates on Good Yule! !

We are attempting something new and unique to An Tir, and Aquaterra.  Our theme is 9th century Rus/Norse, and we will incorporate both historical meadhall traditions and SCA traditions. This will be something you won’t want to miss!

During the day we will have dancing taught by Master Trahearn, will have a ball before the feast!!

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as seating for the feast is limited,  and it is first come – first served.

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Welcome to Aquaterra

Warm greetings to friends and visitors! We, the gentle populace of Aquaterra, invite you to come and explore our enchanted land of water, mountains and meadows. Share in the camaraderie of delightful music and dance, games, fine food and brews, chivalrous combat, and all things medieval. We re-enact the Middle Ages as they should have been. Peruse these pages for activities, meetings and events.

Letter from Your Coronets

Greetings Aquaterrans!

With the Confidence Polling coming up shortly, His Excellency and I thought this might be an opportune time to send out a reminder that we are always open to Populace feedback: ideas to explore, improvements to consider, and traditions to uphold or re-kindle. Your thoughts will help inform the path the leadership recommends for Aquaterra’s future, whether or not we are granted the privilege of continuing as your Coronets, or pass your wisdom to our successors.

Polling forms will be sent out in the next 2 weeks. Should you have questions for us or topics you want to discuss beforehand, we will be available for this at the Social November 4th, or you may either email questions to baron@aquaterra.antir.sca.org  and baroness@aquaterra.antir.sca.org or request a private meeting – we have many meetings to work around but we’ll do our best to accommodate.  If you don’t hear from us it means your email bounced so please try again.

Here’s what we’ve done in the past year or so since our last self-assessment:

  • Worked with the Webminister and team to design the new website
  • Worked with key Sergeantry members on a year-long deep upgrade to the Sergeantry Training Manual; designed and passed a new Sergeantry badge (the tower & book represent military discipline supported by knowledge); created Sergeantry baldrics
  • Facilitated acquiring a new Baronial Pavilion (coronets and chairs are in the works); continued hosting traditions in the Barony’s “home away from home
  • Negotiated with our valued partners the White Lions to seat Art of War in Aquaterra lands every year, with their continued curriculum expertise
  • Developed a new annual public demo with Stanwood Camano Community Fair board and negotiated for site-use in trade
  • Launched a new regional Sergeantry Trials event in collaboration with Company of the Sale Rose, Barony of Wyewood and Barony of Madrone
  • Created Baroness Tea as a new annual activity at Banner War
  • Designed and created new Champion Duelist cloak; re-worked Champion Bard cloak

This is where we see room for improvement in our own performance:

  • Increase Baronial retinue & delegate responsibilities
  • More pageantry with Sergeantry, retinue and other components for Court processionals and Baronial Pavilion display
  • Participate more in the People’s activities (Baroness started this with heavy, then rapier)
  • Create or inspire more data collection & access (guide for future Coronets, website documents and links, etc)
  • Work closer with Officers to ensure they understand their role and have what they need to fulfill it

What we’d like to see more of in the Barony and want to help support:

  • Continuing Newcomer outreach and mentoring (we have a terrific monthly outreach meeting everyone should attend at least once)
  • Finding creative ways for families to affordably, comfortably participate
  • Providing guidance to new or aspiring officers
  • Making Aquaterra a place of welcome and enjoyment for everyone, from the oldtimer to the newcomer, help people find their niche

Now it’s your turn:  please talk to us in person, or send us a missive off-list, and let us know what we’re doing right, and what you recommend.  As always, we  encourage coupling problems to solutions,  and  calls for action coupled to offers of volunteerism.

There is no Society, no Aquaterra, without the People – it is your voice that shapes it so let us hear from you!

In Service to the People and the Crown,

Baroness Sineidin inghean an Bhiadtaigh & Baron Steinolf Ketilsson

Sinéidin inghean an Bhiadhtaigh Steinolf Ketilsson

Per pale vert and sable, a natural tiger rampant argent marked sable winged argent and in chief a county coronet Or.

Per saltire argent and azure, a wolf passant sable and a drakkar reversed proper sail set azure.

Reminder: Business meeting October 28, 2014!

Greetings!

Please remember our business meeting is Tuesday October 28, 2014 at the Denny’s on 128th in Everett at 7 pm!

Officers, if you won’t make it to the meeting, please send me your report by 5 pm Tuesday so it can be read into the minutes. Also, don’t forget your budgets are due.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

In service,

Lady Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra

Seneschal

In addition, I would like to tack on to this reminder:

Please bring any outstanding Banner War business.
I would like to finalize my report by the end of the month (Friday).

Merci!
Lady Geneviève De Bretagne, GdS
Banner War Event Team
Geneviève de Bretagne
Per fess vert and gules, three leaves and a moon in her complement argent.

Good Yule CRIER copy pricing in error

PLEASE NOTE – CRIER INFORMATION REGARDING GOOD YULE PRICING IS INCORRECT. THE FOLLOWING IS THE CORRECTED INFORMATION:

Hail An Tir! We invite one and all to Good Yule. The time has come again for the Barony of Aquaterra to pay all honor and tribute to our most noble Baron and Baroness, Steinolf and Sinedin. Come celebrate with us as we spend the day in dance and merriment followed by an interesting and unique feast. This full day of fun will be on December 6, 2014. We will be at the Stillaguamish Grange located at 6421 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood WA 98292. The site opens at 10:00am and closes promptly at 10:00pm.

For a day of dancing and unique feast the fee is $20.00 for adults at the door (18 and older) If you want a price break then send pre-payment of $17 with pre-registeration which must be received by December 1. Because the feast is set to accommodate 125 people you must make reservations – directions below. Just dance and daytime activities is $6.00 (18 and older) and there is no day fee for those 17 and younger. The feast fee for our youth (12 to 17) is $7 whether pre-registered or at the door.

Make checks payable to “Barony of Aquaterra, SCA Inc.” Also, there will be a $5.00 NMS fee for adults. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to a limited quantity of seats. Please send payments to Good Yule Team Barony of Aquaterra/SCA, Inc. 10121 Evergreen Way, Ste 25 PO Box 359 Everett, WA 98204 Autocrat: HL Katarzyna Miloshowa (Pasha Logerstedt) ph:425.446.9283 or emailatsymonne1561@gmail.com or you may contact Dame Rosamund by email atravenstream@comcast.net or ph: 425.348.4093.

Dame Rosamund
Dame Rosamund of the Misty Meadows
Purpure, a heron close maintaining in its dexter talon a rose argent barbed and seeded gules.

Social Night and A&S Bazaar – Ithra Series Tuesday October 7th

Tuesday at 7pm is the Aquaterra social night. We have another A&S class going as well as time to chat about Banner War or the String Theory Ithra and Feast.

Don’t forget to come out with your Scadian friends. And if you can, please bring something to eat to share. Plates and silverware provided.

Location: Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish
402 2nd Street
Snohomish, WA 98290

Go through the main doors and then turn left down the long hallway. We are in the last room on the right.

YIS,
Siobhán inghean Éamoinn
Siobhán inghean Éamoinn
Per chevron vert and argent, two open books Or and a brown owl proper.

Join us at the next Aquaterra Social Meeting on Tues, Oct 7th for our 4th “*A&S Bazaar – Ithra Series*” class.  These classes are free of charge and are generally an hour or less.  Ithra credit is given to anyone who takes these classes, along with the Instructors.  If you would like to teach an hour or less class, or have a topic you would like me to pursue for you, please contact me off-list.

The next class will be called “Childhood in the Middle Ages” and will be taught by Lady Katarzyna MiloshovaPani Katarzyna Miloshowa.

Class Description:
Childhood in the middle ages was fraught with danger, but was also a time of fun and learning. Come hear a brief history on childhood from birth to teenage years. You’ll find out about basic birth practices, toys kids played with and about the difference in learning and for boys and girls. This is a great class for those interested in persona development, and for those in general. There is no handout, feel free to bring paper to take notes.

Class Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Aquaterra Social Meetings are held from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club 402 2nd Street Snohomish, WA 98290.  Please bring a snack or beverage to share.

In Service,
Lady Emma

Emma Compton
Per fess azure and Or, two domestic cats passant addorsed with tails entwined Or and a rose azure barbed and seeded proper.

No A&S/Bardic Gathering This Weekend

There will be no October A&S/Bardic Gathering as many of us will be attending the String Theory Ithra on Sunday.
In Service,
HL Samira al-Waddi
A&S Minister and Bardic Champion for Aquaterra
Arts and Sciences

October Costumer’s Guild

Reminder: The next gathering is this Sunday, Oct 5 from 1-4:30pm, in the Activity Center of the Main branch of the Everett Library.

If you are planning on using a sewing machine, please bring an extension cord. Tables and chairs are provided.

See you there.

Yvette du Coeur

Head of Costumer’s Guild, Barony of Aquaterra
Chamberlain, Barony of Aquaterra
Yvette du Coeur
Per fess purpure and vert, on a heart argent in pale a triquetra vert and a triquetra inverted purpure conjoined.

A&S Bazaar – Ithra Series (Free classes at AQ Social Meeting)

Greetings,

Join us at the next Aquaterra Social Meeting on Tues, Oct 7th for our 4th “A&S Bazaar – Ithra Series” class.  These classes are free of charge and are generally an hour or less.  Ithra credit is given to anyone who takes these classes, along with the Instructors.  If you would like to teach an hour or less class, or have a topic you would like me to persue for you, please contact me off-list.

The next class will be called “Childhood in the Middle Ages” and will be taught by Lady Katarzyna MiloshovaPani Katarzyna Miloshowa.

Class Description:

Childhood in the middle ages was fraught with danger, but was also a time of fun and learning. Come hear a brief history on childhood from birth to teenage years. You’ll find out about basic birth practices, toys kids played with and about the difference in learning and for boys and girls. This is a great class for those interested in persona development, and for those in general. There is no handout, feel free to bring paper to take notes.

Class Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Aquaterra Social Meetings are held from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club 402 2nd Street Snohomish, WA 98290.  Please bring a snack or beverage to share.

In Service,
Lady Emma
Emma Compton
Per fess azure and Or, two domestic cats passant addorsed with tails entwined Or and a rose azure barbed and seeded proper.

Ursulmas Planning Meeting Tonight

Greetings All:

The first Ursulmas planning meeting will be held at my home this Thursday night at 7:00 PM. I have contacted those who helped out last year personally to ask for their support again this year but I am reaching out to those who may never have been involved in this event. It is a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I welcome any to come who have an interest in being a part of the event team. We have a great deal to arrange and it will not work without volunteers.

Contact information on the Reeds.

Please come and lend your support for the first big fighting event of 2015.

Thank you
Gideon Hrafensfuri
Event Chairman
Ursulmas 2015

Gideon Hravensfuri
Argent, a bend sinister vert, overall a griffin contourny sable.

String Theory Ithra & Pre-Hibernation feast

bobbins of colorful string

Greetings!

Our String Theory Ithra is set to run this weekend!  Although we will be doing all registration and payments on site, in order to get a good estimate of the class sizes, I would invite you to go to the Ithra web page and click on the classes you intend to take.  There are four tracks of excellent classes, all dealing with stringy things!  Woven strings, braided strings, string cheese, strings of meat, strings of words….

Go to www.ithra.antir.sca.org and select “String Theory”.  Then enter your password and ID, and select the classes you want to take.  If you have forgotten your password or ID, send me a message and I’ll look it up for you.  J elewys@akosted.net

Site fee is $20 for the weekend; day fee $10.  More details are on the String Theory Ithra page under “general information”.  Feel free to write with any questions!

Hope to see you all at the Ithra!

Elewys of Finchingefeld, JdL, GdS

Chancellor of Ithra

Business Meeting Tonight

Greetings!
This is just a reminder that our September business meeting is tonight, (9/30), at the Denny’s on 128th in South Everett at 7pm.  This month, along with the updates about previous events, what to expect at upcoming events, and all the activities you can take part in between events, you can also have a chance to get to know the new Exchequer as well as learn more about the upcoming confidence polling in November!
Officer, remember that if you can’t make it, please e-mail Their Excellencies and myself in advance with your report so the information can make it into the meeting minutes.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone there!
In service,
Lady Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra
Seneschal

Upcoming AQ Events

  1. Heavy Fight Practice

    November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    Every week until December 27, 2015
  2. Banner Making Class

    November 2 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Social Night

    November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    Every month on the first Tuesday
  4. Alternate Thrown Weapons Practice

    November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    Every week
  5. Primary Thrown Weapons Practice

    November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    Every week

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