Minutes from June 6 Officers Meeting

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Canton of Whyt Whey held a meeting of its officers to consider the new provincial bylaws recently approved by the officers of its parent group, the Crown Province of Østgarðr.

A quorum of four of the canton’s six rostered officers was present, and one additional officer submitted their vote by written proxy.

The officers unanimously voted to approve the ratification of the new provincial bylaws.

Present and voting to approve:
• Mistress Vika Grigina z Prahy, Seneschal and Webminister
• Lord Ibrahim al•Rashid, Exchequer
• Lady Godiva de la Mer, Minister of Arts & Sciences
• Bóaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal

Absent and voting by written proxy to approve:
• Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa, Chatelaine

Absent and not voting:
• Lord Erich Guter Muth, Herald

Evening in the Solar, Thursday, May 2

Please join us Thursday, May 2nd, at the usual time (7:30pm) and place (255 W. 105th St, #21) for a class of culinary delights offered by Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid!

We’ll be talking about medieval food – specifically, the food of al-Andalus (Muslim Spain).  Ibrahim will talk about what we know of food in al-Andalus while we do some food prep for the upcoming Siege of Granada event.

Commons Meeting & Evening in the Solar, April 4

Hooray for Spring! Please join us on Thursday, April 4, for a Commons meeting and an Evening in the Solar.

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org.

Following Commons, please stay for the class: Introduction to Nålbinding, taught by Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid. (Nålbinding is a period technique for creating garments, particularly mittens, hats, and socks, somewhat similar to knitting or crochet.)

We will be at the usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21. Commons will begin at 7pm, and the solar will follow.

Upcoming Evenings in the Solar

The Solar topics for the rest of the spring have been chosen! Please join us for them.

Thursday, April 4, 7:30pm: Introduction to Nålbinding, taught by Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid. (Nålbinding is a period technique for creating garments, particularly mittens, hats, and socks, somewhat similar to knitting or crochet.)
Thursday, May 2, 7:30pm: “Sit and Spin…or perhaps not” – a class in two parts. Audrey will teach how to spin with a drop spindle; and Lord Þórfinnr will teach how to spin using a distaff.

There will also be a Canton Commons meeting on April 4th, before the Solar.

Commons Meeting & Evening in the Solar, January 10

Happy New Year! Please join us next Thursday, January 10, for a Commons meeting and beaded veil class.

This is our usual quarterly commons; topics will include confirmation of a formal financial policy, upcoming events, &c. If you have anything else you’d like to put on the agenda, please email seneschal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org.

Following Commons, please stay for a class on beaded veils, taught by Lady Beatrice della Rocca! The adding of beads to veils is an old and classic way of not only showing off your skills but also making your veils look lovely. In this class, you will learn the same techniques to bead your veils as was taught at last Pennsic. Needles, thread, beads and simple veils will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own veils. This is a hands-on class, with spectators being welcome.

We will be at the usual location, 255 W. 105th St., #21. Commons will begin at 7pm, and the schola will follow.

Østgarðr Officer Positions Open

Reminder: the Province is recruiting for open officer positions.  Letters of intent are due Nov. 16th, to be read into the record during our commons meeting at Greenvale Diner.  You may bring them to the meeting, or email the seneschal and viceregals directly.

Position descriptions are here:
Please consider if someone you know would be a good candidate for any of these offices, and invite them to throw their hat into the ring.  A vote of confidence from their friends is often just the encouragement someone needs to volunteer for an office.