Welcome to the new year!
We just had a great dance focused demo at the Tabb Library today. We had about 40 people attend, with about half being current SCA members and about half being visitors. Thanks to everyone who came out to have fun!
We have Tir-y-Don’s Baronial Birthday event coming up on April 18. See the link on the right sidebar for more information.
Our spring A&S schedule is just bursting with great classes and topics. Take a look and please come participate!
Some upcoming activities in and around Tir-y-Don for the next month. Hope you can join us at some of them and have a joyous season:
- December 15: Caer Mear Yule, Richmond, VA
- December 19: A&S meeting: Sweets Night & German Trip Travel Log II
- December 21: Tir-y-Don Christmas Party at Llwyd and Kaleeb’s house. Starts at 6pm. Please bring a dessert, snack, or beverage to share. There will be an optional gift exchange game. Bring a wrapped $20 or less gift if you want to play. If needed, we will have a very short business meeting.
- December 26: No A&S meeting!
- January 2: A&S Unfinished Object Night
- January 9: A&S Raised Embroidery
- January 18: Kingdom 12th Night, Roanoke, VA
We will be participating in the Newport News Fall Festival on October 5 and 6. Current members can coordinate their participation on our Facebook page.
If you met us there and have come here to learn more about us, welcome! You can see a list of our activities and our Arts & Sciences schedule in the menu above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the officers listed. Our “Chatelaine” office is focused on recruiting and supporting new members.
In other news, we have written and published an inclusivity statement for our Barony. It is linked in the menu above, but we’ll save you a click:
As a Barony, we strive to recreate history to the best of our abilities. We choose to recreate a better past than actually existed. To that end, we welcome all people, regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. We will not, however, tolerate those who discriminate against others as per The SCA Harassment and Bullying Policy available at http://socsen.sca.org/the-sca-harrassment-and-bullying-policy/
Welcome back from Summer Break! Now that it is September, we’re back up and running with practices resuming on Sept 1, our first A&S meeting on Sept 5 (watch Facebook for possible cancellation because of effects of Dorian) , and Rip Rap War on Sept 13-15. Hope to see you soon!
With Pennsic starting next week, we’re taking a break from all local activities for the rest of July and most of August. Please check back to see when practices and A&S resume toward the end of August/start of September. Do feel free to contact us with questions in the meantime.
We’re looking forward to an exciting summer this year. It all kicks off with Ruby Joust this weekend (May 24-27) in Courtland, VA. Another nearby event is Old School War Practice (June 21-23) in Clarkesville, VA. Then we’re off to Pennsic July 26 – Aug 11. Finally, Rip Rap War III will be September 13-15 in Courtland, VA.
We’ll continue to have our normal activities for much of that time. Fighter practices will continue on Sundays, weather permitting. Please follow us on Facebook for last minute calls on weather. We will NOT practice on May 26th due to Ruby Joust. A&S will continue on Thursday nights, but will have no meetings in August to allow us to recover from Pennsic.
Hope to see you around this summer!
We’re 10 days out from Labors of Finn on March 30! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone, saying “Thank You” to our retiring Baron and Baroness and “Welcome” to our new Baronage. Please come join us for a day of fun and pageantry!
Due to site restrictions on archery, we will be holding the archery championship portion of the event at the Newport News Park range this Sunday, the 24th. The shoot starts at 11am. All are welcome to observe. To shoot you must have taken the park’s safety class, which will be offered at the park ranger building at 10am. Please call the park for more details.
I bring news from Their Majesties. Our next Baroness and Baron will be Oriana and John. Thank you to all of the candidates for being willing to serve! Vivat!
Good morning everyone,
As previously promised, here is the timeline for our Baronial polling:
- Feb 4 – Mailed at post office
- Feb 7 – Estimated delivery to paid members
- Feb 25 – Deadline to mail response to TRMs
- Feb 28 – Estimated delivery of last responses to TRMs
- Feb 7 – Online polling goes live
- Feb 28 – Online polling closes
Feb 28 – TRMs have all polling responses available to review.
Mar 30 – Investiture of new Baronage at Labors of Finn
The official polling is available to all paid members who live in our zip codes. Anyone else may feel free to email TRMs with their thoughts on this issue at “firstname.lastname@example.org“. Candidate letters of intent are available for your review on the Baronial website (see below), are included in the paper mailing, are in this month’s newsletter, and are viewable in the electronic polling system.
Please return your polling responses to Their Royal Majesties promptly and try not to push up against the deadlines.
Please contact me if you have any issues and I will try to address them.
In Service to the Dream,
Master Llwyd Aldrydd
Tir-y-Don Deputy Seneschal
Their Royal Majesties have requested a polling of the populace of Tir-y-Don to select new Baronage. All paid SCA members who live within our allocated zip codes will either receive a paper polling shortly or, if they opt-in, can express their opinions via an online polling. Both options will activate in the next few days. Anyone else can feel free to express their opinions to Their Majesties via email@example.com .
Three pairs of candidates have been nominated. Their letters of intent, expressing their goals and ideas should they be selected, can be read by clicking on their names below.