Upcoming Semester Activities and Quad Day

Hi all!

I hope everyone is doing well and has had a nice summer. I just wanted to touch base with you all ahead of Quad Day and some of our scheduled activities this semester.

Quad Day Sunday, August 21st from Noon to 4 PM

  • We do have a booth allotted to us this year for Quad day, and we will be receiving word on the exact location on Saturday. I will be sending a follow-up email as soon as I get notified of where that is. If you would like to help run our booth, feel free to show up in garb, with any of your projects or materials for the activities we do here in Caer Gwyn.

Info/Demo Night Tuesday, August 23rd from 6:30 to 9 PM

Illini Union Room 314 B (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • We will be having a combined info night and demo night of some of the activities we do following quad day. This night will replace our fencing practice reservation and it is unlikely that we will be having our regular open fencing practice that night since it will be the first introduction to newcomers. We will however be showcasing arts and science activities, board games, as well as showing some fencing and archery gear to newcomers. Assistance from students who regularly attended activities in previous semesters will be appreciated. Fencing practices this semester will resume the following Tuesday onwards.

First Archery Practice of the Semester Sunday, August 28th from 3 PM to 5 PM

Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • Archers of any experience level (including first-timers) are welcome! 45-pound draw weight maximum for bows. Loaner equipment will be available for those who have none. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

First Fencing Practice of the Semester Tuesday, August 30th from 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Illini Union Room C (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).

  • Archers of any experience level (including first-timers) are welcome! 45-pound draw weight maximum for bows. Loaner equipment will be available for those who have none. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense Saturday, September 3rd from 8 AM to 8 PM

Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • This is one of a few events being held here on campus that draws a larger regional crowd. Learn fencing techniques and skills from fencers all over the Middle Kingdom in classes run throughout the day. Vote for the fencer most deserving of Thorbjorn’s Favor. Learn in the scribal class “Ooh Shiny: Painting With Metallics on Black.” Fight in the Company of St. Jude Challenge. There’s a bit for everyone to do.

September Moot and Caer Gwyn Archery Championship Sunday, September 4

September Moot and Caer Gwyn Archery Championship Sunday, September 4th  from 3 PM to 5 PM

 from 3 PM to 5 PM

Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • This is a semi-annual meeting among the local group for sharing arts and science projects, discussing plans for upcoming events, having a potluck, and holding our group championships.
  • Even though this is the group championship, archers of any experience level (including first-timers) are welcome! 45-pound draw weight maximum for bows. Loaner equipment will be available for those who have none. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

I know there was a lot to digest in this post but I just wanted to make sure you all were aware of our events happening a bit further out after the radio silence over the summer.

Thanks,

Abraham “Avi” Miller

A.K.A Teodor Ben Dov

He/Him/His

Covid updates – 2022 March

Updates from the Kingdom Seneschal

Updates to Kingdom COVID guidance.

The CDC has updated the guidelines related to masking indoors, reflecting the fact that vaccination prevents hospitalization and death. With the changes in the CDC guidance for vaccinated individuals and the fact that none of the states covered by the Midrealm are enforcing indoor masking effective March 1st we are moving the Midrealm to Tier 2 mitigation effective March 7th. The one week delay is to allow Winter War Maneuvers to occur as planned and to give other groups time to take account of these changes.

Under tier 2 –

  • 1) Masks are optional at events indoors and out.
  • 2) Risk disclaimer must be posted at event and on website and all promotional flyers, preregistration and/or contact tracing is required per society policy – Society for Creative Anachronism (sca.org)
  • 3) COVID Safe policy remains in effect, you must be vaccinated or show negative COVID test (at home antigen tests do not meet this requirement) Society for Creative Anachronism (sca.org)
  • 4) There are no restrictions on food or drink service.

Requirements of warranted office

With the pandemic the officers of the midrealm were being lenient with reporting requirements however, as we come out of the pandemic it is more important than ever that we know what is going on. As a local warranted officer you should have a midrealm provided official email account, it will look like office@groupname.org just like my seneschal@midrealm.org account. This is an official email for your office and official announcements, emails and notifications will be sent to this address. It is therefore important that you as a local officer have access to this account. If you do NOT have access to your officiel email account please reach out to the midrealm helpdesk issues@midrealm.org, they can help fix this. Then it is critical that you check your email at least weekly, so many problems could be avoided if we could just contact you.
The second requirement of an office is communication. Please fill out your quarterly reports, this will take less than 10-20 minutes of your time and helps us know what is going on at the local level.
If you fail to report for one quarter we will send a gentle reminder to you when you are late and copy your seneschal (if not a seneschal office), if you fail to report a second quarter we will send a warning to you and copy your seneschal. If you fail to report for a third quarter we will remove your warrant. At that time you will no longer be a sanctioned officer. If your office is required for the full functioning of your group this may put you into abeyance. We would rather this did not happen, which is why you get three quarters to fix your lack of reporting. If your group is struggling to fill officer positions or meet other group requirements please reach out to your Baronial or regional superior for help sooner rather than later. We generally don’t like surprises.

Caer Gwyn Agenda 11/7/21

Introductions


Officer Reports

  • Seneschal –Terra
  • RSO Pres. – Tojime
  • Chatelaine – Rose
  • Exchequer – Oswyn
  • RSO Treas. – Alice
  • Pursuivant – Khawlah
  • MoAS – Open
  • Marshalate – Roland
  • Archery – Avi
  • Rapier – Roland
  • Chronicler – Josh
  • Social Media Officer – Genevieve
  • Webminister – Bran

Old Business

Maidens Cancellation Policy-Vote
Covid/University Policy

New Business

Establishing Shire Discord-Genevieve

Event Planning

Maidens2021

Happenings in Our Hamlet, June 2020

Caer Gwyn is still active, but online! Be sure to visit our Facebook group or Google group for links to the monthly Zoom meetings! (see links under “Contact”) Our next business meeting will be Sunday, July 5.

CANCELLED EVENTS

Midlands Summer School 2020 and Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense 2020 have been cancelled for the summer of 2020. We made these decisions with heavy hearts and all due consideration to the current circumstances. Due to COVID-19, we are taking every precaution to protect our friends and family in the SCA, and to practice proper social distancing. We look forward to hosting events again once the Midlands are open again and it is safe to do so.

Happenings in our Hamlet, Feb – Mar 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Arts and Sciences nights. March 3 (calligraphy), March 31 (English Country dance). Participate in planned activities, or bring your own project to work on and share inspiration with others.

Shire Quarterly Moot. Sunday March 1, U of I Stock Pavilion. Business meeting at 2pm; activities from 3 -5 pm include Rapier practice, Archery competitions, shire Arts Championship (set up at 1:30). Pot-luck dinner and social at 5:30.

Better Wars Thru Archery: Annual regional event in Danville, Indiana, at Hendricks County Fairgrounds, focuses on competitions, novelty shoots, and improving your own archery prowess. Saturday, March 28. Website: http://sternfeld.midrealm.org/bwta/

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.

Happenings in Our Hamlet, Jan-Feb 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Monthly Business meeting: Sunday February 2; 5-6pm, Stock Pavilion

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Sewing Nights. Tuesdays, Jan 30; Feb 13. 7-9pm, Illini Union Rm 403.

Festival of Maidens 47, Saturday, January 25 (Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL) . Caer Gwyn’s annual combat and arts event. See the drop down menu above for more info.

Happenings in Our Hamlet, Nov, Dec 2019, Jan 2020

Some great activities are coming up in Caer Gwyn and around the region. Be sure not to miss a thing!

Yule Moot: Sunday December 8, 1:30 – 7:00 at Maeve’s (2715 Western Ave, Mattoon, IL). Business meeting at 1:30, Activities from 3-5pm; pot luck feast 5:30pm. White elephant gift exchange. Rides from C-U available.

Monthly Business meeting: Sunday February 2; 5-6pm, Stock Pavilion

Sewing Nights. Tuesdays, Jan 30; Feb 13. 7-9pm, Illini Union Rm 403.

Sewing nights. March 12, 26. llini Union Rm 403. Bring whatever garb you are currently working on!

Archery Practices. Sundays; March 1 – Caer Gwyn’s annual Novice Tourney and Shire championship!! 3-5pm, U of I Stock Pavilion. (For additional dates, see our Facebook page. )

Rapier Practices. Weekly on Sundays, 3-5 pm, U of I Stock Pavilion (no practices during UofI holiday breaks)

Festival of Maidens. Saturday, January 25 8am-11pm. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield. Click on links & dropdown menu above for more details.

Middle Kingdom 12th Night and Tournament of Arts. Saturday, January 11, 9am-10pm, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Schaumberg IL. Sponsored by the Barony of Ayerton. Click here for more details.

This is just a small sample of the great things coming up in the near future. For more dates, be sure to see the Caer Gwyn Google calendar (tab above), check out our local event pages (tabs above) or visit the Midrealm calendar for events around the kingdom: www.midrealm.org/calendar.