Today we announce not one but two officer changes:
The Marshal of Fence of Falcon's Keep has been taken over by THL Ysabella DeMuerte Michalik.
The Webminister of Falcon's Keep has been taken over Lady Quinn. She has a formal education in Graphic Design, with some web design training. I will continue on as her deputy until someone better comes along.
Congrats to both of them!
Check the Falcon's Keep Facebook page for info on the preparations for this year's Poorman's, to be held some time in August. Scheduling for the first planning meeting is underway.
Check there often as more info comes in.
First of all, news: The Honorable Lord Ralik Ravenwolf (Douglas Hizer) has been duly elected to be our new Seneschal.
Second: He cordially invites you to a get-together on Sunday, August 15. We are putting the date out now for planning purposes. Location and time will be announced later, so keep watching this space! This is a great opportunity to reconnect with (or meet for the first time) other Shire members after this long, troubled time. If you just happen to bring your fighting gear, so much the better. Please note that all relevant regulations will be observed at this get-together. This includes bringing your own food and beverages.
Third: As we look to the future, we are going to need to start planning events for 2022. Our traditional time to start planning for Haire Affaire is *checks wrist* right around the corner! If you have any ideas for the event, or just want to lend a hand, let us know. We'll be glad to have you!
For THL Ralik: VIVANT!
At the last business meeting, we decided to hold an election for a new Seneschal. This election will be held on July 7.
If you are interested, you are welcome to comment here. So far, Douglas Hizer has volunteered.
Here is a partial list of requirements:
-Must be an SCA Member in good standing.
-Will be expected to lead meetings.
-Must submit insurance for Shire events.
If you decide to submit a nomination for Seneschal, it is strongly suggested you attend the July 7 meeting. If you wish to vote, but will be unavailable on that day, you may submit your vote to Lady Mary Mary Welker on July 6 by private message.
This is your chance to have your voice heard to determine the future of the Shire.
See you then!
Yours In Service,
Greetings! After 465 days, 20 hours and some minutes (yes, I checked) we will be having official fighter practice again! *celebratory noises*
Fighter practice will be held on Mondays and Fridays.
The first Monday practice will be June 28 at 6:30 PM at Iverson Park in Stevens Point. Address: 4601 WI-66, Stevens Point. Lord Grayson (Jerry J. Chubb) will be hosting. This will be the site for Monday practices.
The first Friday practice will be July 3, at the home of Lord Justinian (Martin 'Justinian' Wissmueller) at 6:30 PM. Martin, if you wish to post your address, please do so in the comments.
They will run until 10 PM or dusk.
As always, practices are subject to weather conditions and attendance.
It's finally time to scratch that fighting itch...
Yours In Service,
As most of you are aware, Baroness Alex (Terri Harteau) has recently been in a major car accident with Baron Janvier (Steven M. Harteau). Because of the future challenges that will presented by the recovery from this accident, Alex has thought it prudent to step down from the office of Seneschal. It has been communicated to me that her wish is for the Shire to vote on a new Seneschal.
There was a virtual Shire meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 14, at 7 PM. This meeting will go forward. Lady Mary (Mary Welker) has volunteered to run the meeting on Zoom.
We will be discussing Shire business, as previously planned. We will also be discussing the method of choosing the new Seneschal. We will NOT be selecting a new Seneschal at this meeting.
That being said: if you are interested in the position, you *must* be at this meeting. It should be noted that the Seneschal will be expected to schedule future meetings and set agendas for them, among other things. Please contact me by PM for more information if you are interested.
Again, we will not be selecting a new Seneschal at this meeting. We will determine a fair method of selecting one at a future meeting.
Finally, I hope you will join me in wishing Baroness Alex and Baron Janvier a speedy recovery.
Pedro de Benavides
I am sorry to announce that Poor Man's will be cancelled this year. Crown cannot be held until the Canadian border is reopened & Kingdom has suspended rapier and armored combat for the month of August. Also, Wood County is strongly recommending any gathering be limited to 25 people or less. We will be holding PMP 25 in 2021.
Mistress Alexandra der Wasserman
Seneschal of Falcon's Keep
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At this point in time, we are still planning on Poor Man's Pennsic. Given the current state of the COVID-19 situation, it still might get canceled or postponed, but we are ready in case it is not.
The one point that has become clear is that there will be no food services planned. For general safety of all participants, NO feast, pot luck, Chili Dump or other "group effort" meals will be planned at any level. So plan accordingly to supply all your own food and drink for this event.
Also, there is talk of making Poor Man's only a single day event, too. More on that as it becomes available.
In Service, James Helme
PENNSIC 49 – COVID 19 UPDATE
24th April 2020
COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our Pennsic Attendees, Cooper’s Lake Family and Staff:, the entire Community of people in and around Cooper’s Lake Campground we interact and depend upon, and our numerous vendors who supply our event. They are all part of the “Pennsic-War-Family”.
When I took on the office of Mayor of Pennsic 49, I promised to, and was entrusted with, the welfare and safety of the entire Pennsic Family. It is therefore with great sadness that I must inform you today that, we have decided to postpone Pennsic 49, scheduled for July 24, 2020 through August 9, 2020 to July 30, 2021 through August 15, 2021.
This postponement will come as heartbreaking news to many of you – and it has been an exceedingly difficult decision for us to make. Since the first Pennsic Wars at Cooper’s Lake we have been so proud to welcome people from all over the Knowne World to beautiful lands of Aethelmearc, but this year, sadly we cannot gather together as before.
As many of you have read in my previous COVID-19 updates, the impact of this terrible pandemic has effects that reach far past just those that attend Pennsic War. I will not go into all our considerations here again, you can all read my previous two posts that outline many of the factors we considered before making this decision. However, on this one occasion the emotion of Pennsic needed to be removed and the hard decision made.
It has been arranged with Cooper’s Lake Management, that those who have preregistered for Pennsic 49 may have their registrations rolled over to 2021.
If you desire a refund, please go to www.cooperslake.com and log into your pre-registration account.
Even if we cannot be together this July, we remain optimistic that the situation will soon improve. I know we are all very worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on our loved ones and daily lives. My Pennsic team and I send you our very best wishes. We cannot wait to share time together at Cooper’s Lake again with you all.
Sir Gregory of Loch Swan