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.

Good Yule Food Drive

The BaronessHE Sinéidin inghean an Bhiadhtaigh is sponsoring a food drive for Good Yule. Please bring non-perishable food or canned foods to the event. These will be donated to a local food bank for the holidays.

November business meeting tonight November 25, 2014

Good afternoon!

Please remember that our next business meeting is tonight at Denny’s at 132 128th St SW in Everett. We will be going over 2015 budget requests as well as the usual officer and event reports.

I look forward to seeing you!

In service,

Lady Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra
Seneschal

Next Class in the “A&S Bazaar – Ithra Series”

Join us at the next Aquaterra Social Meeting NEXT Tuesday—Dec 2nd, for our 6th “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 “Hand Sewn Felled Seam and Vail Hemming by Hand” and will be taught by Lady Adeliza a Donyng.

Class Description:
In this class you will learn how to hand sew a felled seam and learn vail hemming by hand.

BRING: Please bring a needle and thread and a pair of scissors.

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.

Checks

Greetings from the Office of the Exchequer

If you have check requests for payment of approved expenses, please present them at November business meeting the 25th.

To make sure all my ducks are in a row for the doomsday report no checks will be written in December so we do not have anything dangling!

Regards.

In Service,
Affrika the Strong

Exchequer

Search for old Criers

Greetings unto Aquaterra!

As some have I have heard on FaceBook, I started a winter archive project for the Kingdom newsletter, The Crier. I have also garnered a volunteer to help me gently scan and PDF any hard copies I can find among the Populace. A we have a plethora of seasoned Society veterans here in my home branch, I’m starting here.

Why are we doing this project?

Our historical database is pretty good. A great deal of time and effort has gone into the capture of relevant facts and happenings over time. Our early newsletters, not only reflect the course of events, but also captures our humour, our artistry and our culture in An Tir. They are small little time capsules of chronicled people, places and deeds of yore.

How can you help?

If you are willing to loan your old The Crier’s, we will catalog, scan and return them. I would prefer to do this project in small batches of 5-10 issues, so we can properly keep track of the items and get them returned to their owners quickly. We shall use hand delivery and Priority Mail at our own cost.

Personal info like labels and contact listings will have to be redacted (blacked out) prior to scanning for privacy reasons.

Hard copy is only dead if not used. Corporate has a Archivist (who knew?) for publications and I am quite sure that their records are incomplete from the early days and that is part of my rationalization as well as our own publications archive.

Octavia Laodice
Kometessa An Tir AS XXVI, OGdS
Citizen of An Tir, Barony of Aquaterra
HE Octavia Laodice
Vert, in pale a county coronet argent sustained by a crab Or.

Help at Gate, Good Yule

Greetings from Master Robyrt,

The autocrats and the site committee wants there to be two ladies at gate from 2:30 – 5 pm at Good Yule. The duties will be greeters with a finger bowl and towel, to welcome guests to the Mead Hall. I or another cashier will handle the funds and waivers.

So I am looking for ladies to volunteer for this opportunity. I can use either one for the entire time or others to help so everyone can join the revels. Let me know the times you are available, and I will keep a list. Just e-mail me at gate@aquaterra.antir.sca.org.

Master Robyrt
Master Robyrt of Watersyde
Per fess wavy azure and barry wavy argent and azure in chief a mullet of eight points and an increscent Or.

Good Yule Storage Run

Greetings all,

The storage run for Good Yule will be Wed Dec 3rd at 7pm. Please let me know if you will be there, so that I make sure to wait around for you.

IS,
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.

Dancing at Good Yule

Greetings unto the populace and friends of Aquaterra!

We’re doing a half-day of dance – afternoon classes and ball before the feast – at Good Yule this year. We’re in the process of finalizing the dance list; now is the time to speak out if you have any requests for favorite dances. We need your suggestions by Monday 11/24. (Presently we have a request for Korabushka, and have openings for 2 or 3 more.)

Soelig Sweteglee
Dance Minister Aquaterra

Good Yule Pricing and Reservations

Greetings everyone,

A reminder about making Good Yule reservations

You may make your reservations for the feast (which includes all daytime activities if you wish to participate) either by email or by phone to Baroness Arianne who is heading up the reservations list.
Or by contacting my co-autocrat HL Katarzyna by email or by phone. (Contact information on the Reeds.)

After making your reservation you have until Monday, December 1, for your check to reach the Baronial post office box to get the lowest price – use mailing address:

The Good Yule Team
Barony of Aquaterra, SCA Inc.
10121 Evergreen Way
PO Box 359
Everett, WA

The price for pre-payment is $17 for each adult (18 and over) and $7 for each youth (12 – 17). If your check comes after December 1 or you choose to pay at the door the price will be $20 for each adult (18 and over) and $7 for each youth (12 – 17). Anyone under 12 will be admitted to the event and the feast at no charge. The feast charge does include the gate fee.

Please note that if you are not a member the Non Member Surcharge (NMS) of $5 per non-member will be applied in any case.

If you are coming only for the afternoon activities including the Day of Dance, or eating off-board a day fee of $6 for adults 18 and over (anyone under 18 is admitted free) will be collected at the gate on the day of the event. Off-board seating is very limited and feast tickets are selling fast.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this wonderful event which celebrates our Barony and the fellowship of its populace.

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

AQ Culinary Guild meeting Tuesday 18 November

The AQ Culinary Guild meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday November 18 from 6-9 PM, at my house in Lake Stevens (directions on the Reeds).

Final planning details for Good Yule!

Everyone is welcome, the Culinary Guild meetings are open to all, cooks or not. Even if you have no interest in cooking, we still need people to eat what we make! If you are under 18 you need to bring a parent.

I suggest you have a light supper before, but save room to taste what we make. If you have a favorite period dish you wish to bring to share, or a recipe you want to learn how to cook here, please do! Please bring your own favorite beverage.

If you have any questions please contact me! Look forward to seeing you all Tuesday.

Ciao,

Baroness Fiamma
AQ Culinary Guild

Upcoming AQ Events

  1. Primary Thrown Weapons Practice

    November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week
  2. Heavy Fight Practice

    November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until December 27, 2015
  3. Social Night

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Tuesday
  4. Alternate Thrown Weapons Practice

    December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week
  5. Primary Thrown Weapons Practice

    December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week

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