Shire Meeting – May 6, 2022, 7:00pm

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In-Person @ 1898 Grant Street, Utica, PA 16362

Online via Zoom – Link will be posted on Shire Facebook group and via Gmail.

The Shire Meetings moved to the first Friday of each month. We can take care of business early (both in-person and online) and then start our weekend relaxations.

Post-BBB Breakdown

Thank you for relighting the Baconforge at the last minute!   Caoilfhionn of the Woods bought the bacon; Lothbroke setup the equipment; Sir Tarl pre-cooked all the bacon. And the kitchen was staffed all day by Rachel , Aodhan Mac Michael and Caoilfhionn of the Woods (Kelly Wood).  Your efforts were appreciated by everyone!

The Troll was unexpectedly short-staffed due to illness of an expected staff member.  However, Katerina McGilledoroughe, Ulf Halfdanson, and Leah of Newcastle (Kelly Hand) handled the duties expertly and smoothly.  Without this staffing our event can’t exist and the paperwork was perfect for submission.  Thank you!

I wish I got a chance to participate in Heavy Fighting, or at least watch more of it.  It looked like everyone had fun and  everything ran smoothly with our  Marshal in Charge – Halfdan Rauthkinn “Drake” and Sir Tarl.  Always, we thank our MOL, Baroness Rynea von Ingen for officially managing our tourneys.  Also, Lothbroke did an excellent job organizing a weapon repair session before the event.  Thank you to everyone that came that night.

So often the weather does not cooperate with Thrown Weapons.  I don’t remember the list being so well attended before at a BBB event.  Thank you Hrungnir Hjaldrbjorn for setting up and marshalling the list.  Thanks also goes to Burgos for bringing the impossibly strong oak blunts.

It pleased me to see our Madoc Arundel and Virgil judging our Brewing Competition again.  I am embarrassed to say I didn’t brew anything yet again.  We thank all the brewers that brought their efforts, potions, tinctures and elixirs that make our heads dance.

The Shire’s skills at Arts and Sciences would remain hidden if it were not for the efforts of some creative people.  We thank Lady Maggie Rue for organizing our Bardic Competition of Drinking Songs.  I apologize that the locations of other activities changed, making it too difficult to hear your contestants.  We also thank Constance Waite for sharing in her instruction on Beaded Edging and Keyhole Necklines.  With Catherine of Aksu course on “Decorating Your Keyhole Neckline” supporting instruction.  I was pleased to see your classes well attended and appreciated.

The Royalty expressed how much they had such a good time, and they could see how the good people of Hunter’s Home were so happy to have them there.  They felt welcomed!  Thank you  Metheus T Weasel and Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler for formally assisting in that hospitality.  

The event was attended by 66 people with a $130.53 profit

War Practice – May 19-22 – Cooper’s Lake Campground

Camp is breaking into two groups this year and land is being claimed for both at War Practice on Thursday afternoon. Lothbroke is setting up the bar and camping down near the lake. There will be a Toga party there at the Horse Piss Tavern Friday night. Thorfinnr is setting up near the old barn where there is electricity and its easier to put trailers. Camp Potluck will be there Saturday night for electric roasting pans and crockpots. You are welcome to camp at either spot. We’ll will post updated locations once we claim our spots.

Future plans for our group..

We have a lot of people that want to see things starting up again and want to recruit to build up our numbers. We are looking at participating in demos at pop culture/gaming conventions and parades. We will pick a park and host some fighter practices publicly after we get the permits. All this is with the idea that more people = more fun. I am excited to help.  Based on our last shire meeting discussion, we are looking at Demos being planned for late summer, labor day.

Covid remains a problem. However, I believe that if we organize our activities to outside venues we can get our participation back. I am hoping to host some small picnic/camping events this summer with A&S on primitive survival with medieval tools.  I will attempt to organize some group picnics to be planned for June and late August   I will host some official A&S workshops and fighter practices with official status starting in June.

From our understanding, Stormsport is still interested in merging with us. They are trying to thoroughly poll their populace before finalizing a decision. We are patient and will be here with open arms.

The Shire offers congratulations to Arnthor Inn Sterki and Angela Conklin on becoming our newest royalty of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc!  We know that they have worked long and hard to achieve this goal.  Know that the populace of the Shire will support you as you need to plan for your Coronation and/or the Fall Crown Tournament.   

Future Meetings

June 3, 2022  @ 7pm @1898 Grant Street, Utica
July 1, 2022 @ 7pm @1898 Grant Street, Utica

Aug 10, 2022 @ 7pm @ Pennsic around the Soup Cauldron

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