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April Commons Minutes

The canton’s quarterly business meeting was held online April 24. The minutes below were recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin and reviewed by Alienor Salton.


• Alienor Salton, Seneschal
• Zahra de Andaluzia, Exchequer
• Angelica di Nova Lipa, Chatelaine and Vicereine
• Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Herald
• Ibrahim al-Rashid, Arts & Sciences

Absent Officers:
• Simon Talbot, Webminister

Provincial Guests:
• Vitasha Ivanova doch’, Provincial Minister of Lists

Meeting called to order at 7:05.


Alienor: Since our last meeting we’ve hosted a weaving workshop, monthly museum outings, and several dance practices.

I am traveling for the next week, so will not be able to host a dance practice this coming weekend, but I’ll organize one when I return, before our road trip to Dancing Fox, May 13th. Our last dance practice was in a local park, and for the next one we’ll probably return to the General Grant Memorial Overlook Pavilion (122nd at Riverside).


Angelica: Appleholm’s dance and museum initiatives have attracted two newcomers (Madwen and Sarah) in the last quarter. Another Appleholm UWS resident (Estar) found us via Jenna Childslayer’s online Pennsic 101 class. Estar and I traveled together to the An Dubh Schola at Stony Brook. I and other Appleholm residents have been welcoming and helpful to these newcomers, and we look forward to Dancing Fox in their good company.

Chatelaine quarterly reports to EK have been correctly submitted.


Mathghamhain: Our branch name change is continuing to wend its way through the heraldic commentary process, and no problems have been encountered so far. (The legacy household name to preserve the Whyt Whey has been subject to more discussion, but appears likely to be registrable in one form or another.) Results are likely to be made official in mid-July.


Ibrahim: I helped Zahra get access to the bank website. The report seems to have gone okay.

Zahra: Yes, thanks for the help, the exchequer’s quarterly report was filed.


Alienor: I checked in with Simon, who reports that there is no news from the webministry.

Arts and Sciences

Ibrahim: Thorfinn is considering hosting some local A&S gatherings in-person at his home. Perhaps mead-making? Simple garb sewing? Contact him or me with class ideas.

Mathghamhain: Our series of museum trips are going well. It was great seeing people at the Cloisters yesterday. I’m currently looking for suggestions on other destinations for future visits.

Ibrahim: The Met is having an exhibit Juan de Pareja, a seventeenth-century Spanish painter of African descent. He’s post-period, but interesting.

Alienor: I’ve been enjoying our visits to small less-known galleries.

Upcoming Events

Alienor: Our next commons meeting will be in July.

Mathghamhain: I’d love to find a venue that was both beautiful and affordable for an in-person non-competitive A&S-themed event later this year.

Mathghamhain: I’ve asked WHIDC to confirm the date of the Cloisters medieval festival this fall — it’s probably the first weekend in October, but some years it’s been the last weekend in September instead.


Meeting adjourned at 7:30.

Canton Commons, Monday April 24

Please join us on Monday, April 24th, at 7pm for the Appleholm Commons, our canton’s quarterly business meeting (and online social gathering), online via Google Meet.

We’ll be discussing plans for upcoming activities and future events. If there’s anything you’d like to discuss, you can email the Seneschal to put it on the agenda, or just bring it up during the discussion period.

Our meetings are open to everyone. No Society membership or previous experience required. Modern attire; come as you are.

Minutes from January Commons

The canton’s quarterly business meeting was held online January 23. The minutes below were recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin and reviewed by Alienor Salton.


• Alienor Salton, Seneschal
• Zahra de Andaluzia, Exchequer
• Angelica di Nova Lipa, Chatelaine and Vicereine
• Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Herald
• Simon Talbot, Webminister (arrival delayed)
• Ibrahim al-Rashid, Exchequer Emeritus

• Varenne de Forêt

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Spiced Cider on the Promenade

Please join us this coming Saturday, December 17th, 2pm for a brisk outdoors social celebration. We are meeting in Riverside park, at the middle level promenade, on the parapet overlooking on the basketball court, around 102nd St. (It might be the roof of the 102nd St. field house? Google Maps to the field house will put you within sight of us.) We will have chairs, blankets, and mulled cider!

Come toast the health of our canton with the fruits of its harvest, hot spiced cider from our October picking, pressing & brewing season. Skies are expected to sunny and bright, temperature hovering around 40ºF with winds <10mph. Our cheeks will be pink and our spirits high!

[Update:] For those not familiar with this stretch of the park: from Riverside Drive at 103rd Street, take the stairs down into the park, then at the bottom of the steps turn left and go down the long ramp to the promenade level and you will be facing the terrace.

Commons Minutes, Sept. 2022

Minutes for Whyt Whey September Commons Meeting

Thursday, 15 September 2022
7 PM to 8:30

Minutes recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.


• Alienor / Piglet, Seneschal
• Ibrahim, Exchequer
• Angelica, Chatelaine and Provincial Vicereine
• Simon, Webminister
• Zahra, Provincial Chronicler
• Hanya, Brokenbridge A&S Minister
• Mathghamhain, Cloisters Event Steward
• Levi

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Virtual Commons, September 15, 2022

Please join us on Thursday, September 15, at 7pm for Whyt Whey Commons!

We’ll be gathering online via Google Meet. (Please note, you do not have to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate).

The agenda includes planning for the future of the canton, recruiting for officer positions, preparing for the upcoming Cloisters demo, and considering possible new names for the canton.