Due to the current status of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, you should watch this page for updates on this event.
At current, this event is still a go, but in light of the Kingdom of Northshield's Cancellation of Events until May 8th, Wisconsin's Executive Order #72 and DHS Emergency Order #5, the event may have to be declared canceled. Watch here for further updates.
Final Policy on Cancellations of Events and Meetings
In order to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 the Kingdom is canceling all events through the end of March, the 31st. This is based on recommendations from the CDC, health agencies and on what we are seeing in other Kingdoms.
For the same reasons, we are canceling all business and A&S meetings, fighter practices, and any other official SCA gatherings. Conducting business via conference calls and emails is allowed. Please make every effort to publicize to your members how you will do this.
We realize that this could cause financial problems for groups canceling events if they cannot get refunds on deposits or supplies. Therefore, the Kingdom stands ready to assist your group if needed.
If you need assistance here is the process:
*Provide documentation of expenses and the site contract spelling out the costs and any cancellation fees.
*Submit these using the "Cash Reimbursement Request". This is on the Kingdom website under Officers \ Exchequer \ Forms
*Once the Exchequer has verified we have the needed documentation he will call for a vote by the Stallari council in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom.
As we approach the end of March we will re-evaluate and inform you of the plans going forward.
Ealdred, Seneschal on behalf of
Queen Jehanette, Prince Ciaran and Princess Elis
To the Known World,
This was a difficult decision, however Gulf Wars 29 is cancelled due to the risk of COVID-19. We, like you, are saddened but this is necessary as we follow the recommendations of the Mississippi Department of Health.
Per their recommendation:
Among new recommendations as of March 12, 2020:
--Avoid gatherings of 250 people or more, especially if there is evidence of transmission in your county or adjacent counties . If you do attend, remember to practice the hygiene and distancing steps above.
--To prevent illness in those most vulnerable, anyone 65 or older OR with a chronic medical condition should avoid any gathering of 50 people or more.
If you need a refund, please contact the Exchequer@GulfWars.org within 30 days. For other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at Autocrat@GulfWars.org and Seneschal@GleannAbhann.net
Thank you for your understanding and your support.
Master Erik, Master Stephan, and Mistress Kalisa
This Week In The Keep, March 9-22, 2020, Gulf Wars Edition:
Yes, gentles: it's time once again for Gulf Wars. This year, the calendars have aligned, as UWSP Spring Break is also that week. This is reflected in the schedule.
Wednesday, March 11, Fighter Practice, Champion's Hall, 7-10 PM. Gate students: if you are in need of loaner garb, Lady Emelye Ambroys will be at the practice and be happy to provide garb for you. Please contact her ASAP via Messenger or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with appropriate sizes.
Thursday, March 12, Falcon's Gate Meeting, DUC 211, 7-10 PM. Topic: Socializing and movies. Finalize arrangements for Gulf Wars while taking in a picture show, which will be announced.
Saturday, March 14- 22: Gulf Wars, Lumberton Mississippi.
Please note: UWSP Spring break begins March 13, at 6 PM; it goes to March 22. Therefore, there will be NO official practices at UWSP for that week. This includes Friday, March 13.
February's Moot will be April 4th, 2020. We will also have an Arts/Sciences class on Pie Crust Making 101. This will be held at Mistress Alexandra der Wassermann and Baron Janvier der Wasserman's house. Time to be announced.
While I didn't make it myself, I was told that Haire Affaire was great! Eighty five people attended, many new faces. Congrats to everyone who made it what it was.
Also, this is a good chance to announce our next event, Artisan's Circle 2020, which will be May 24th, 2020. There is no charge for this event, as it is held on Mistress Alexandra's and Baron Janvier's private property, but donations towards the food will be greatly appreciated. There is an RSVP form and the Teach A Class form already up.
The bare-bones page for Poor Man's Pennsic is up, too, but that is still a work in progress. The only real information on there is the date of the event, so go put that on your calendar! Plans are in place to be able to have contact forms up for all the event staff, which should help make their jobs a lot easier!
In Service, James Malcom Helme