Barony of Endewearde Charter Discussion: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Image of the Barony of Endewearde heraldic device.There will be an informal meeting to discuss those areas of the Endewearde charter which need to be updated to be in compliance with Society and East Kingdom law as well as to reflect the policies of the Barony of Endewearde. All are welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held at the home of Lord Finán mac Bressail, Seneschal of Endewearde, in Bangor, Maine and will start at 7:00 pm.

Lord Finán has posted a list of proposed topics on the Endewearde facebook group for this meeting as follows:

1. The glossary needs to have more complete definitions. Currently it has explanations of some acronyms, but very few actual definitions.

2. I’d like to have a discussion about the use of the term “citizen” as opposed to “resident”. Kingdom uses one, and not the other.

3. Communication, currently the charter still references the Yahoo! group as the “official” channel for communications, and it should probably be talking about the website or the official email addresses or something.

4. Terms of the Baronial Seat, these are dictated to us by Kingdom, and we need to tighten up some discrepancies.

5. We need to clarify the terms of a Vote of Confidence. Is it simple majority? 2 thirds? Doesn’t need much, but it should be clear.

6. Some parts of Section A.6.a seem kind of “advicey”, which can make for sloppy law. Laws need to be clear in order to be enforceable, so there’s some clean up that needs to be done here.

7. The refund policy, we would like to get something in writing, though this might be able to go into something like an “Exchequers Handbook”.

8. Speaking of “Handbooks”, should we have places where policy gets written down, that don’t need to be ratified by the populace? Should we have a set of laws governing all aspects of X, or should there be wording in the Charter to the effect of “and will execute the duties of the office as per the X Handbook”? Policy is easier to change than law?

9. Exchequer term limits, we need these to line up with Kingdom.

You can download a pdf of the Barony of Endewearde Charter (March 3, 2016).

If anyone has any other ideas, please send me a private message either through facebook or by email to seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org and I will consider adding it to this list.

Thanks!

Endewearde Activities: Tuesday Aug. 22 – Sunday Aug. 29, 2017

Manuscript illustration of a woman and man wearing crowns and looking out of windows at the top of a tall white tower.

Book of Hours by Master of Guillebert de Mets, Master of the Lee Hours, and Master of Wauquelin’s Alexander, Belgium ca. 1450 via J. Paul Getty Museum on Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Good news! Syr Cedric of Thanet, King’s Champion of Thrown Weapons, will be running a weekly thrown weapons practice at his home in China, Maine on Thursdays starting at 5:30 pm. Come out and fling that thing (into a target).

Tuesday August 22
5:30 pm Archery practice in Bangor (private residence)

Wednesday August 23
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in Hermon (private residence) at the home of Lord Seamus
6:00 pm Project night in Bar Harbor (private residence, Canton of Basingestoches) at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’.

Thursday August 24
5:00-7:00 pm Canton of Basingestoches Combat Practice at General Bryant E. Moore Community Center, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, ME.
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in China (private residence) at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet

Sunday August 20 (all held at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd, Bangor)
4:00-7:00 pm Combat practice in Bangor
4:00-7:00 pm Medieval crafts in Bangor

For last minute updates in case of rain which may cause outdoor practices to be cancelled please check the Endewearde facebook group.

Baronial Quarterly Meeting (Bangor): Sunday, August 20, 2017

Image of medieval men sitting cross legged on the ground. Above them is a sign "Baronial Meeting" placed upon a gold and blue diamond repeating pattern background.

Harley 1319 f. 12 Archbishop Arundel preaching

There will be a quarterly business meeting of the Barony of Endewearde on Sunday, August 20, 2017. The meeting will run from 2:00-4:00 PM and will be held at the Bangor Housing Authority gym, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine 04401.

We usually wear comfortable everyday street clothing for business meetings. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the SCA who would like to learn more about upcoming plans for activities in our fair barony.

Please send any agenda items to the Seneschal of Endewearde, Lord Finan mac Bressail, at seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Agenda: 

  • Call meeting to order. Working agreements for this meeting & modified Robert’s Rules. Call for additional agenda items. Time keeper.
    Lord Finan mac Bressail (< 10 minutes)
  • Baron & Baroness announcements and officer reports
    (15-20 minutes)
  • Past events: (10 minutes)
    * Belfast demo
    * Machias demo
  • Future events: (20 minutes)
    * Baronial armored combat championships
    * The Endewearde Hunt
    * Twelfth Night
    * Saint Sylvester
    * Tourney of Love

Note: 6-9 months notice for idea, 4 months for budget, 30+ days for insurance rider

  • Break (5-10 minutes around 3 pm)
  • The SCA Harassment Policy (15 minutes)
  • East Kingdom 50 Year and Endewearde’s history / presentation (15 minutes)
  • Revisiting the Charter (setting up future meetings)
    Lord Finan mac Bressail (5 minutes)
  • Additional items (if any)
  • Determine next meeting date / time / location
    Lord Finan mac Bressail (5 minutes)
  • Adjourn

You can download a pdf version of this meeting’s agenda.

Barony of Endewearde activities for August 15-20, 2017

In addition to the regular weekly practices and meetings this week there will be two meetings held in the Barony of Endewearde. The Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) will be holding a meeting in Unity on Thursday, August 17th. There will be a baronial meeting on Sunday, August 20th. Both meetings are open to anyone interested in the Society for Creative Anachronism and will involve topics regarding planning future activities. Most attending wear everyday casual street clothes (not SCA garments).

Here is a quick glance:

Tuesday August 15
5:30 pm Archery practice in Bangor (private residence)

Wednesday August 16
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in Hermon (private residence)
6:00 pm Project night in Bar Harbor (private residence, Canton of Basingestoches)

Thursday August 17
7:00 pm Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) business meeting in Unity at Unity House of Pizza (UHoP)

Sunday August 20 (all held at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd, Bangor)
2:00 pm Baronial business meeting in Bangor
4:00-7:00 pm Combat practice in Bangor
4:00 pm Medieval crafts in Bangor

For last minute updates in cases of rain which may cause outdoor practices to be cancelled please check the Endewearde facebook group.

If you have any agenda items for the Canton of Wyndriche meeting please contact the Seneschal, Syr Cedric of Thanet, at seneschal@wyndriche.eastkingdom.org

If you have any agenda items for the Barony of Endewearde meeting please contact the Seneschal, Lord Finan MacBressail, at seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Call for baronial meeting agenda items

Harley 1319 f. 12 Archbishop Arundel preaching

The Seneschal of the Barony of Endewearde is compiling the agenda for the baronial meeting to be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 starting at 2:00 PM at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine (see driving directions to this site).

If you have any items you would like included in the agenda please contact Lord Finán mac Bressail at seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org by Friday, April 7, 2017.

 

Rescheduled Sios Thoir Meeting: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Royal 15 E IV f. 14 Knight with banner

The meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Spring and summer are just around the corner. Weather permitting there will be a meeting at the University of Maine Machias gymnasium at 7:00 pm to discuss upcoming events and activities. This is the same location and time that SCA Project Night is usually held.

Topics of interest include:

– The Balloon Festival held this summer in Machias.
– Possible participation in the Fourth of July Parades in the area.
– Great Northeast War
– Barony of Endewearde and other events in April through October 2017
– Running the Pay Board at Endewearde University in May

Our group will be providing information about some of these topics at the upcoming quarterly baronial business meeting in Bangor, Maine on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can follow this discussion and any possible notification of cancellation or other updates on the public facebook group Washington Co, SCA, Sios ThoirKeep in mind the evening weather forecast for Washington County indicates travel conditions might be poor on Wednesday, March 29th. Please check the facebook group in case there is a meeting cancellation notice posted by late Wednesday afternoon.

Rescheduled Sios Thoir Meeting: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Royal 15 E IV f. 14 Knight with banner

The meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Spring and summer are just around the corner. Weather permitting there will be a meeting at the University of Maine Machias gymnasium at 7:00 pm to discuss upcoming events and activities. This is the same location and time that SCA Project Night is usually held.

Topics of interest include:

– The Balloon Festival held this summer in Machias.
– Possible participation in the Fourth of July Parades in the area.
– Great Northeast War
– Barony of Endewearde and other events in April through October 2017
– Running the Pay Board at Endewearde University in May

Our group will be providing information about some of these topics at the upcoming quarterly baronial business meeting in Bangor, Maine on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can follow this discussion and any possible notification of cancellation or other updates on the public facebook group Washington Co, SCA, Sios ThoirKeep in mind the evening weather forecast for Washington County indicates travel conditions might be poor on Wednesday, March 29th. Please check the facebook group in case there is a meeting cancellation notice posted by late Wednesday afternoon.

Updated: March 28, 2017

Meeting of the White Shield Company: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Image of white heraldic shieldVenue: Chase’s Family Restaurant,
1575 Hammond St, Bangor, Maine

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

The Company of the White Shield is dedicated to helping new and existing members of the SCA network with their fellows. Functioning similar to a guild our goal is to help those with a need or desire to learn, find appropriate mentorship as well as assisting in enjoying the Society as a whole. The Companies White Shield depicts the blank slate, devoid of heraldry, representing those who are returning, relocating, newcomers, or those who don’t have a household to camp with.

There is a public facebook event called Meeting of the White Shield which you can refer to for additional information about the meeting on February 14th. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting and any future meetings.

There is also a public facebook page, Company of the White Shield, which you can join or follow as a resource to help you learn how to connect with others who are planning to attend events and do various projects together in the SCA.

There will be a feast table hosted by the Company of the White Shield at the upcoming Tourney of Love event in the Barony of Endewearde (Saturday, February 18, 2017). The intent is to give those who are new to the SCA a table to join so as to make new friends and enjoy the ambiance of the evening. Those wanting to assist newcomers may want to introduce themselves, pack along extra feastware to loan out, bring extra candles, tablecloths, goblets, or napkins.

You may also contact the Newcomer Resource Officer of the Barony of Endewearde, Lord Eoin an Doire, at chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org for assistance in learning more about the SCA, what activities may be running in your area, and for help understanding how to enjoy attending your first SCA events.

Company of the White Shield Meeting: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Image of white heraldic shieldVenue: Chase’s Family Restaurant,
1575 Hammond St, Bangor, Maine

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

The Company of the White Shield is dedicated to helping new and existing members of the SCA network with their fellows. Functioning similar to a guild our goal is to help those with a need or desire to learn, find appropriate mentorship as well as assisting in enjoying the Society as a whole. The Companies White Shield depicts the blank slate, devoid of heraldry, representing those who are returning, relocating, newcomers, or those who don’t have a household to camp with.

There is a public facebook event called Gathering of the White Shield which you can refer to for additional information about the meeting on January 14th.

There is also a public facebook page, Company of the White Shield, which you can join or follow as a resource to help you learn how to connect with others who are planning to attend events and do various projects together in the SCA.

There will also be a brief meeting of the Company of the White Shield at the Market Day at Birka SCA event in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 28, 2017. This meeting will run from Noon-1:00 pm and will be held on the main floor of the Radisson Hotel in the Fireplace Lounge – the sunken area of the hotel lobby.

Everyone is welcome to attend either of these meetings.

You may also contact the Newcomer Resource Officer of the Barony of Endewearde, Lord Otto Gottlieb, at chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org for assistance in learning more about the SCA, what activities may be running in your area, and for help understanding how to enjoy attending your first SCA events.

Company of the White Shield Meeting: Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Unofficial heraldry to represent the Company of the White Shield

Venue: Chase’s Family Restaurant,
1575 Hammond St, Bangor, Maine

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

The Company of the White Shield is dedicated to helping new and existing members of the SCA network with their fellows. Functioning similar to a guild our goal is to help those with a need or desire to learn, find appropriate mentorship as well as assisting in enjoying the Society as a whole. The Companies White Shield depicts the blank slate, devoid of heraldry, representing those who are returning, relocating, newcomers, or those who don’t have a household to camp with.

There is a public facebook event called Gathering of the White Shield which you can refer to for additional information about the meeting on January 14th.

There is also a public facebook page, Company of the White Shield, which you can join or follow as a resource to help you learn how to connect with others who are planning to attend events and do various projects together in the SCA.

There will also be a brief meeting of the Company of the White Shield at the Market Day at Birka SCA event in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 28, 2017. This meeting will run from Noon-1:00 pm and will be held on the main floor of the Radisson Hotel in the Fireplace Lounge – the sunken area of the hotel lobby.

Everyone is welcome to attend either of these meetings.

You may also contact the Newcomer Resource Officer of the Barony of Endewearde, Lord Otto Gottlieb, at chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org for assistance in learning more about the SCA, what activities may be running in your area, and for help understanding how to enjoy attending your first SCA events.

Updated: 01/04/2017