Caer Gwyn Events This Week

Last Rapier Practice of the Semester- Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-9:00 pm

Illini Union Room 314 AB (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL).For those who will be in town over the summer, we will be having practices outside at Hessel park. More details will be coming in later weeks

  • Novices are welcome! Loaner equipment will be provided for newcomers. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

Additionally, there are a few regional events that are coming up after the end of the semester that a few of our local members are planning to attend.

Spring 2022 Coronation- May 7 at 7 AM-9 PM
4-H Park Rd, Bluffton, IN 46714

Join us for the Coronation of Runa and Arch! There will be both a morning court for Ullr and AnneLyse and an evening court for the incoming royals Runa and Arch. There will be armored and rapier combat, archery, thrown weapons, equestrian events, merchants, and a feast in the evening.
https://shadowedstars.midrealm.org/spring-coronation/

Crystal Chamfron 2022- May 20 at 5 PM – May 22 at 12 PM
Camp Dubois (198 North Main Street Wood River, IL 62095-1455)

Good Gentles, the Barony of Shattered Crystal invites you to Crystal Chamfron 2022!
Join us at historic Camp Dubois and revel as the finest warriors of the Midlands engage in the Arts Martial for your enjoyment and edification. Watch the clash of sword on sword! Revel in the fine marksmanship of our archers and throwers! Witness the thundering hooves of our equestrian elite! And join us Friday night for a torchlight tourney that you shall talk about for ages to come. At this event, we shall choose our baronial champions in Rapier, Heavy Combat, Equestrian, Thrown Weapons, and Archery.
The feast shall be a glorious Spanish and Filipino feast inspired by the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan. Menu and ingredient list forthcoming.
https://fb.me/e/2WyLtuksZ

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.

Activities this week

Everyone is welcome at all Caer Gwyn activities. Feel free to bring a project to work on or just hang out.

Starting Oct. 13, everyone will need to show a current “access granted” status with the Safer Illinois application, proof of vaccination, or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test to participate in any SCA activities.

Rapier Practice – Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Illini Union 2nd floor Ballroom (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL)
Note: Rapier Practice occurs every Tuesday unless otherwise noted

  • Novices welcome! Loaner equipment will be provided for newcomers. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

A&S Night – Thursday, December 2, 6:30-8:00pmIllini Union 404 (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL)

  • EU Day of Art: Artemis Danza Presents “Dante Solo Inferno”
  • The Italian modern dance company Artemis Danza is coming to Urbana to perform “Dante Solo Inferno” on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7pm as part of a world tour. “Dante Solo Inferno” is a reinterpretation of select passages from the Divine Comedy, in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri. The performance is free and open to all. We will meet at the Union space and then make our way to Lincoln Hall. See here for details and an optional RSVP link! https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1169?eventId=33420355

Archery Practice – Sunday, December 5, 3:00-5:00pm
Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • Archers of any experience level (including first timers) 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).

Caer Gwyn Business Meeting – Sunday, December 5, 5:00pm (directly after archery practice)
Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL)

  • Stop by after archery practice to see what the Shire of Caer Gwyn is up to. This is a joint business meeting for both the RSO and the community group.

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

Activities this week – Oct. 19-21

Everyone is welcome at all Caer Gwyn activities. Feel free to bring a project to work on or just hang out.

Starting Oct. 13, everyone will need to show a current “access granted” status with the Safer Illinois application, proof of vaccination, or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test to participate in any SCA activities.

Rapier Practice – Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Illini Union 2nd floor Ballroom (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL)
Rapier Practice occurs every Tuesday unless otherwise noted

  • Novices welcome! Loaner equipment will be provided. Please bring your own water (we are not allowed to share).

A&S Night – Thursday, October 21, 6:30-8:00pm
Illini Union 210 (1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL)

  • We will learn how to fletch arrows and replace arrow tips. Max class size will be 12 people per session.

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.