Lady Sighrid Bengsdottir serves as the Shire’s Chronicler. She is also a fine fibre artist and a fierce Viking.

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July 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Administrivia, Chronicler | 0 comments

Shire Meeting Minutes 7/19/18


  • $568 check out to Owlsherst for our portion of Shire Wars
  • Shire Wars will be an RP this year and a request has been made for the following volunteers: Royal liason,field hall coordinator & grounds keeper. Pre‐registration is needed if you want cabin space
  • New insurance certificate was needed for new Artisan’s Village Date

  • No 2nd practice for July or practice in August due to Pennsic. Will resume in September

Knight Marshal

  • Several new people have been coming to heavy practice. No practice until September due to Pennsic

Chatelaine/Web Minister

  • Fencing information on our web page was fixed
  • Every group must now have a social media officer and Facebook pages must be “unofficial” or closed to the general public


  • Need to make banners
  • Trying out a new company that prints on fabric to mass make favors and make some banners
  • Potential demo at Christ Home (site of investiture) on August 25
  • 2 potential field trips. 1 to a Viking exhibit at Mystic Museum and another Viking exhibit in Philly
  • Archery is going well at the new site
  • Samples of new barony t‐shirts and tote bags are being made. Will bring to next meeting

Artisan’s Village

  • Moved to Labor Day weekend and there is a local Viking re‐enactment group that will be joining us
  • Possible brewing competition Investiture
  • The event will be held at Christ Home in Warminster in their new rec center
  • This will be an “all hands on deck” event
  • Need volunteers for the following: troll, feast (Christiane is looking into cooks)
  • Looking into tokens
  • We will do feast and cap it at 80.
  • We would like to get paypal for pre‐reg


  • Committee met to discuss awards. Service being the 1st one we need to get in place. The award “The Order of the Cervus” with a kneeling deer as the design was recommended by the committee

The next barony meeting will be Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 pm at the Churchville Nature Center.

July 2018

February 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Chronicler | 0 comments

Shire Meeting Minutes 2/22/18



  • Barony status: waiting for approval of the BOD at the April meeting.
  •  Congratulations to Jenevra (Christine) on her writ for Laurel.  Elevation will be at EK 50th.


  • There will be a block printing class on the 1st Sunday in March.  There is a listing on Facebook.
  • Known World A&S symposium will be the 2nd week of March in King of Prussia.
  • The next A&S class will be calligraphy/Illumination.

Chatelaine/Web Minister

  • New visitor  ‐ Welcome Katy.
  • Adrien is working on making Gold Key & getting printed ribbon to sew into gold key with our name on to
    identify garb as the shire’s.
  • EK web team is setting up a team/shared drive through our Google account.  An invite will be sent.


  • Our current balance is [redacted from public].  2 checks outstanding.  1 from Shire Wars and 1 from K & Q.


  • We are now averaging 6 fencers at every practice.


  • No Report

Artisan’s Village

  •  Site is reserved and looking into a large tent.


  • A response was received from Kingdom on insurance.  Only our standard insurance is acceptable, can’t
    put library, grange, etc. on insurance and can’t sign other groups wavers.


  • Coronet concepts presented and Muin’s design was selected.
  • Need to begin looking for potential sites and need an event steward for investiture.

The next Shire meeting will be Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 pm at the Churchville Nature Center.

 Business Meeting Minutes February 2018

January 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Chronicler | 0 comments

Shire Meeting Minutes 1/18/18
 The passing of Duke Kenric was noted and a moment of silence was observed
 The Barony Polling results are in with a positive vote for barony by our populace and Ray & Kirsten as
Baron/Baroness. This was approved by Kingdom and Their Majesties. It now goes to the BOD at their
January meeting for approval.
 Officers have been instructed to use their official EK email for sending all reports
 December minutes should be posted soon
 Will do winter newsletter shortly
Knight Marshall
 Heavy fighter practice will be held again at the Nature Center on Wednesday
 There will be no February 1 st Sunday A&S due to the Super Bowl, although Ray will probably be going to
the Viking Garb Workshop in Lehighton and suggested a group outing up there if anyone else was
interested in going
 Block Printing will be the A&S topic on March 4 th and Calligraphy in April, but the date will need to be
decided since the 1 st Sunday is Easter and the 2 nd Sunday is the Rock & Mineral Expo at the nature center
Chatelaine/Web Minister
 2017 Reports Sent. Suellen’s son Steven will be stepping up as Christine’s deputy
 No report
Exchequer/Fencing Marshall
 Year-end balance is $3878.46 which is up substantially from last year. Frank pointed out that we need to
do more than break even or make a little on any upcoming events since we will have more expenses as a
 We are now averaging 6 fencers at every practice
Artisan’s Village
 Christine sent an email to Erin at the County Parks office requesting the site at Tohickon Valley Park again
this year on the 1 st weekend in June. She is awaiting a response on that as well as questions on the
availability of a large tent, handicapped porta john and alcohol permit.
 The request from the Grange to have them, the library and the township put on our insurance for
Wrightstown Demo was sent to the Kingdom Seneschal for input earlier in the week
 A “to do” list was discussed pending BOD approval which included: New banners, tabards, awards,
coronets, favors & largesse. A google doc was discussed that we can list other “buck/deer” themed
awards that are already used by other Kingdoms/baronies and where we can brainstorm a list for our own
The next Shire meeting has been moved to one week later to Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 pm at the Churchville
Nature Center due to our Seneschal being on vacation.

  January 2018

December 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Chronicler | 0 comments

Shire Meeting Minutes 12/21/17 Seneschal

  •   No report on polling MoAS
  •   A block carving and printing class has been requested as well as a felting class and Illumination. Felting MoL
  •   Kimberly got to spend more time learning from Baroness Judith at Shire Wars during the marshalled events


 We have on new person interested. Need to make a variety of loaner garb/sizes

Web Minister

  •   Christine renewed her warrant and is good for two years. Emails have all been migrated to the new Google site.


  •   Kimberly got to do more learning at K&Q Rapier and helped with the round robin but not scoring


 No Report

King’s & Queen’s Rapier

  •   Everything went very smoothly and very positive feedback from fencers as well as from the community college.
  •   200 in attendance. Compliments from attendees on the speed of registration/gate
  •   Total Income was $2876.51, Expenses $1128.19, net $1748.32 which is split with kingdom since this was a

    kingdom event so our final net is $874.16 Wrightstown

 The Grange is still requiring insurance. It was decided to send the information on to kingdom from the grange and get their input before making a decision

Artisan’s Village

 It was decided to do Artisan’s Village again this year and the dates will be June 1‐3 up at Tohickon Valley Park in Point Pleasant again

The meeting was adjourned for some Holiday fun

The next Shire meeting is Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 pm at the Churchville Nature Center

  December 2017


November 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Chronicler | 0 comments

Shire Meeting Minutes 11/16/17


  • There will be a curia at Yule that seneschals are asked to attend. Ray mentioned a subject he felt needs to be brought up. As a former seneschal he feels there needs to be more clarification between the requirements/duties of Kingdom officers and local officers and that is not well defined in kingdom law. Christine suggested that the information be sent to Katherine Barr beforehand.


  • A block carving and printing class has been requested and is a possibility in January for the 1st Sunday A&S. There will be no 1st Sunday in December due to an event that day at the nature center and the fact that the holiday season is very busy for everyone.


  • Archery is done until spring. We received some target butts for thrown weapons and that will be added next year. We are looking into a closer site for archery next year at a property overseen by CNC.


  • October minutes are now available on the website


  • Kimberly got to spend more time learning from Baroness Judith at Shire Wars during the marshaled events.


  • Reports for Shire Wars have been submitted and checks will be written to the other shires to return their seed monies and to give them their share of the profits.
  • Frank was able to get signed up and logged into our online banking.

Knight Marshall

  • No one has been showing up for Wednesday evening heavy fighter practice. Matt feels it is due to other, more well established practices in the area, but will give it a little while longer before cancelling them entirely.


  • Will bring gold key for rapier after realizing we should have had it for Shire Wars. The group discussed making some “one size fits most” T tunics, belts and hoods to have available for more size flexibility. Most of what we have is Italian Ren and not as flexible size‐wise.

Web Minister

  • Kingdom has begun migrating emails to Google for non‐profits. Since Christine is involved with Kingdom web ministry, the shire was offered up as a test group for the early migration. This shift to Google will improve spam prevention. Emails for google will be our membership Officer emails will be directed to that email, so that will work much smoother than the current system.


  • Tara has talked with 3 people to assist them with name submissions

Barony Progress

  • Polling went out and we must now wait until the 1st of December for results. If the results are positive they go to Their Majesties and the BOD for approval.

Shire Wars

  • 130 people attended and there was a profit made to split between the participating shires. Everything went well. The scout camp used is getting very popular with another group that uses it regularly, but we were told the SCA would be given 1st choice when scheduling our date for next year.

King & Queen’s Rapier

  • Everything is pretty much set with K&Q rapier.
  • We do not have portable stairs for the front of the stage and people will need to use side access hall & steps to get up there.
  • Cynthia will work on tokens next week.
  • Volunteers are needed for set up, troll, clean up and perhaps some floaters during the day.
  • It was discussed how long to keep troll open and all felt that 2pm was a good time to end troll.
  • Some other small logistics were discussed but all is moving along.


  • The idea of a holiday party was discussed. We’ll combine a holiday covered dish with our next meeting.

The next Shire meeting is Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 pm at the Churchville Nature Center.

  November 2017 BC Business Meeting

Baronial Status Meeting Minutes

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Chronicler | 0 comments

Special Meeting for “Barony” pollings 9/26/17


General Business Items –

*Discussed coronation gift for Their Highnesses

*There is now a Shire Wars charter that will be presented to Their Majesties but must first be approved

By the shires.  There is also going to be some sort of schtick for feast



  • Kingdom is going to try and do both the polling for approval in change of status to barony and the polling for Baron & Baroness to the populous of Buckland Cross together to expedite the process
  • Once we are a barony we will need to come up with awards and their accompanying heraldry.  So please begin to give some thought to that.
  • Bhakail was kind enough to share their bylaws for us to look at as an example


  • The group discussed Terms and qualifications for the Coronet


      • 3 and 4 year starting term with a Kingdom set maximum of 6 years was discussed.  The group settled on a 3 year first term with the Coronet being allowed to extend by 1 to 3 year increments until the maximum of 6 years is reached.
      • It was agreed that the Coronet would also have the same requirements as officers:  Shire officers are required to be SCA members and must be active in Shire activities (Baronial activities) for 1 year before seeking office (coronet)


    • The group agreed to take voice nominations for the first Baron and/or Baroness as well as posting on our website and Facebook that candidates may submit their name or be nominated via email for one week after our meeting 9/26/17-10/4/17


    • Those members nominated by voice at the meeting are: Ray & Kirsten Becker, Gail Russo, Matt & Christine Connors


Meeting was adjourned

Special Baronial Meeting September 26 2017

September 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Chronicler | 0 comments

Shire Meeting Minutes 9/14/17

Welcome to our visitors


  • Our petition has been submitted for change of status to barony. Polling will be sent soon by mail.  Be sure that your membership is up to date if you wish to vote.

Web Minister/Chatelaine

  • Minutes are up on the website
  • Officers please remember to check your emails
  • One new contact, Scott – Welcome to the meeting


  • Pre-registrations and other shire payments have come in for Shire Wars.
  • 1st & 2nd quarter reports have been adjusted per kingdom’s request
  • Variance on Artisan’s Village report taken care of


  • Morwill has been getting a steady 5 fencers at our practice and had 15 on Tuesday the 12th that were students from Cairn College.

Minister of the List

  • Kimberly is learning the process and assisted as MoL at River Wars


  • Nothing to report


  • Not present


  • If anyone has any class requests, let Aurddeilen know

Shire Wars

  • Event is set and we have a wide variety of activities – fencing, heavy, archery, thrown weapons, A&S, vendors, bardic, etc.
  • There is a cabin set aside for staff. Let Aurddeilen know ASAP if you intend to take a space in the cabin
  • We have several merchants coming
  • There is a map of the site up on the Shire Wars website

King & Queen’s Rapier

  • Volunteers will be needed for set up, clean up, runners, troll, etc
  • There will be court and we should expect it to run about 1 ½ hours
  • May need someone to run dayboard

The next Shire meeting is one week early due to Shire Wars.  We will meet on October 12 at 7:30 pm at the Churchville Nature Center.


  September 2017 Business Meeting

August 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

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Shire Meeting Minutes 8/17/17

The meeting was conducted by Baroness Jenevra in Lady Ravenna’s absence.

Web Minister/Chatelaine

  • Chatelaine – No new contacts
  • Web – There has been a phishing attempt on Kingdom Emails, please use caution

Exchequer; Herald; MoL; Knight Marshall

  • No Report


  • Summer Newsletters are available


  • Will probably do a class on how to run an event
  • No classes until after Wrightstown


Our Next meetings will be on 9/14 & 10/12 to accommodate for events


K&Q Rapier

  • December 16 is a good date per Her Highness
  • Need to look into food


March 9th will be Known World A&S and is hosted by the Shire of Hartshorn-dale

Wrightstown Demo

  • Submitted our request to ken to put our info on their site as they have other organizations
  • Need to submit schedule for fencing and heavy
  • There will be games, A&S tent, play, big spinning wheel & cooking demo
  • Camping is available
  • **dry site**

Shire Wars

  • Day Board will be in 2 places, feast hall and list field. Servers are needed
  • There is a cabin available for overnight, but space is limited
  • Bring tables & pop-ups if you have them
  • There will be Shire Wars meeting of all the participating shires on Sunday of tehe event
  • There will be a bead pilgrimage again

Barony progress

  • The Kingdom New Groups officer has been contacted

The next Shire meeting is September 14 at 7:30 pm at the Churchville Nature Center


Buckland Cross Business Meeting August 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Check out the happenings in the Shire!


 Summer Newsletter 2017


July 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

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Shire Meeting Minutes 7/20/2017

Seneschal – New Policy from Corporate

Harassment and Bullying

The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups.

Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following: offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual; the display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner; photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; or retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.

Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman. If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have a responsibility pursuant to the SCA Code of Conduct to come forward and report this behavior to a seneschal, President of the SCA or Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.


The following statement must be posted at gate/troll at every SCA event in a size large enough for people to see it as they enter our events.  This language must likewise be quoted in ALL site handouts at every event a site were a handout is made available.

  • Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.
  • If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.


Web Minister/Chatelaine

  • Shire Wars site is up to date
  • We have had some members new to our group join us via the Facebook page

A&S Report:

  • No 1st Sunday A&S for August

Herald, MoL

  • No reports


  • 1st Quarter reports need to be re-done…done on wrong form
  • Profit of $198.86 for Artisan’s Village


Artisan’s Village follow-up

  • Don’t need to rent as much space next year
  • Feast was well received
  • Looking into renting a party tent next year and have it set up instead of all of the other smaller tents
  • Better signage
  • Water is potable, but not really drinkable
  • Need to look at all of our supplies and assess what is needed next year for feast equipment


Wrightstown Demo

  • Would like Heavy fighters and fencing melees
  • Judith will be joining us at Wrightstown as MoL to help and instruct Kimberly
  • Tara met with Ken
  • Tara will be presenting her play at Wrightstown as well as River Wars. If you are interested in helping let her know

Shire Wars

  • No checks have been received from the other groups
  • There will be fencing/heavy Inter-Kingdom “shenanigans”
  • Marshals are in place for fighting as well as MoL coverage
  • Baron Mael Eoin will be running feast and dayboard. Runners are needed for the food for Day Board.
  • Need help at troll
  • There will be Pilgrim beads again this year. Hartshorn-dale is taking care of it
  • Tokens are being made
  • Anyone that would like to demo or teach A&S are needed
  • Bardic will be up in the hall this year

Awards – Their Highnesses put a call out for recommendations for awards.

K & Q Rapier – Her highness has requested we put a bid in for this event

Barony progress – Ray talked to the Kingdom Polling officer and was instructed to get in touch with new groups officer.  No response as of this meeting.

The next Shire meeting is August 17 at 7:30 pm at the Churchville Nature Center