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Dec 19: Whyt Whey Presents the Saturday Night Solar: Christmas Past, Cold and Ancient

Please join Lord William de Hirst from the Barony of Storvik in Atlantia with the Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr as we bring you period history of our winter holidays!

Christmas is an old holiday, to be sure, but it is far older than most people realize. Come learn about the roots of Christmas traditions, how Christmas was celebrated in period, and bust some myths while we’re at it.

Please join us here at: meet.google.com/ppi-bsov-mfd

The Saturday Night Solar occurs on two Saturdays a month at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Dec 12: Whyt Whey Presents the Saturday Night Solar: Cameline Sauce Recipes

Please join Friderich Grimm with the Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr as we bring you period recipes fit for your Winter Holiday Feast!

Friderich will be teaching us about the best ways to make Cameline sauce and noting changes in the recipes over the times and cultures. Cameline sauce was a wildly popular condiment across Europe and was so common, you could buy it pre-made from vendors in the 14th C marketplace! After we learn what we are about during the preamble, we will bust out our cooking ware and make our own sauce for the practicum. This class is hands-on!

Please join us here at: meet.google.com/qbn-ofra-szx

The Saturday Night Solar occurs on two Saturdays a month at 8:00 PM ET. The Canton of Whyt Whey in the Crown Province of Østgarðr hosts teachers and topics from all over the Known World so that even when we are apart, we can learn together.

Virtual Commons and Tavern, Thursday, July 2nd

From the Seneschal of Whyt Whey:

Please join us on Thursday, July 2nd, at 7pm for a Virtual Commons and Tavern! Join online via Google Meet. You do not need to have an East Kingdom account or any other Google account to participate.

This is our usual quarterly commons and business meeting. One topic will be discussing what the reopening of Whyt Whey gatherings might look like. What are our safety requirements? What is necessary to make the populace feel safe in gathering for solars or bardic circles? If you have anything you’d like to put on the agenda, please email the Seneschal.

Following Commons, folk are invited to remain in the session for sociability, chatting, and interconnection. You are not alone!

A virtual Evening in the Solar, May 7th

Please join us Thursday, May 7, at 7:30pm for a class on Geometric Clothing Construction, taught by Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid.
This class will discuss how clothing can be constructed from simple geometric shapes, based on extant garments from various times and places in the SCA period. Strategies for fitting and sizing to the individual will be discussed.

  • Join with Google Meet

Join Us At The Cloisters!

On Sunday, September 29th, 2019, from 11:30 to 6:00, the New York City chapter of the S.C.A. will once again be participating in The Medieval Festival at the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, the largest event of its kind in our area, with an audience of approximately 60,000.

Please join us as we exhibit the wide range of Society activities to the public, including medieval arts and sciences, crafts and clothing, fencing and armored combat, dance and song, chivalry and pageantry.

We’ll post additional information about the event here soon, including a schedule for the fighting and performance areas.

In the meantime, please consider volunteering to assist, as we are in need of many hands for set up, take down, organizing, and hosting for this demonstration.

If you have items or skills you wish to display at the demonstration, please contact the event stewards so we can organize space and logistics with you. We are keen to demonstrate many forms of art & science including music, fiber arts, scribal arts, arms and armor, blacksmithing, jewelry making, games, clothing & millinery. If you’d like to demonstrate a skill that is not listed, please let us know.

We welcome fencers and fighters from near and far! Our fencing champion and heavy fighting champion will be hosting their respective provincial championship tournaments at the festival this year. Come to demonstrate your skills before an eager audience, and receive recognition and glory within the Province!

We are also seeking chatelaines and other volunteers to help staff chatelaine tables. These tables will make it easier for onlookers and those curious of our crafts to come and discuss more in depth what the Society of Creative Anachronism does and how they can get more involved.

If you wish to volunteer with any of the needs above, or in general, or simply wish to come and have fun with us, please contact the Event Stewards! You can reach out to us through email or Facebook:

Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
mka Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto
231060@members.eastkingdom.org
https://www.facebook.com/mcavalletto

Zahra al-Andalusiyya
mka Sarah Berman
245914@members.eastkingdom.org
https://www.facebook.com/sarah.berman.14

Catelin Straquhin
mka Caitlin S.
245476@members.eastkingdom.org
https://www.facebook.com/St.Caitlin 

It takes many hands to make a village, and we welcome each and everyone one of you to come and attend with us at this year’s demonstration!

Yours in Service,
The Event Stewards of The SCA Cloisters 2019 Demo
Mathghamhain, Zahra, and Catelin

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

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.

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.