Province Meeting this Thursday

Don’t forget! January’s Province Meeting is this Thursday at 7pm at Doughboy’s in Westbrook! And to encourage everyone to come and watch me make a fool of myself, er…um…i mean, run my first meeting – AND to encourage everyone to come to this weekend’s Winterfeast – I’m raffling off two seats to Feast! No purchase necessary – join us at the meeting and you’re entered to win – drawing will be held at the end of the meeting – must be present to win. Hope to see you Thursday!

Scribal nights start up again this month!

Mark your calendars! Scribal nights begin again on Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 pm (note new night!). This is a great time to get started or refresh your skills as classes are resetting to the beginning! There is also plenty of space/time for working on other projects. Come finish your Birka scrolls with us! We meet at the lower level of the First Parish Church in Gorham at 6:30pm (pre-game with dinner at Gorham House of Pizza at 5:30!). Contact Wynefryd or Mistress Camille with questions!

Wanna run an event?!

In case you are sitting at home looking for something to do, how about submitting an event bid for 2017? I have received one bid for Harvest Moon – anyone else interested in running this great little event? Visit http://malagentia.eastkingdom.org/main/?p=158 (Thanks Magnus!) and fill out the super easy form! We’re also looking for bids for Tavern, Autumn’s Inspirations and maybe even the next Yule!!! Or something new and different! Why wait?

YIS,

Lady Wynefryd Bredhers

Seneschal

 

August Business Meeting – New Date

Greetings good gentles,

Due to scheduling conflicts and by agreement of a majority of officers, the business meeting for the month of August will take place on Monday, August 1, 2016. The venue (Doughboy’s Deli) and time (7:00 PM EDT) remain the same.

This is a one-time-only change; future meetings will be held on the regularly-scheduled date – i.e., the first Thursday of each month.

Many thanks, and please contact myself or any of the officers for any questions or further information.

Yours in Service,

Magnus Hjort

Webminister, Province of Malagentia

Event Bid Announcement- Great Northeastern War and Winter Feast

Hello All,

I am writing to let you know that I have approved the follow event bids:

Winter Feast – Autocrat: Lady Elgiva Wilhelm
Great Northeastern War 30 -Autocrat: Baroness Anastasia Guta

Each autocrat will be posting details concerning these events shortly.
Please join with me to thank them for their dedication and commitment to the Province.

Thank you,
-Christian
Seneschal
Malagentia

Event Bids and Provincial Honors

Hello Everyone,

As mentioned previously we have some event bid deadlines fast approaching.

The deadline for both Winter Feast and Great Northeastern War XXX are due in by October 1st.

If you have any interest in either of these events please feel free to contact me and or submit a bid form through the Malagentia Website (located under the Seneschal’s tab).

After October 1st passes I will be consulting with individuals interested in running for Seneschal for next year to make a final decision as to which bids will be accepted.

Additionally our Provincial Honors Committee has met and will be presenting an overview of the proposal as new business at the next Province Meeting. We will discuss this over the following month and then it will be voted upon at the November meeting.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

-Christian
Seneschal
Malagentia

Event: Autumn’s Inspirations

EK Event Site Link: http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2898

With the end of the camping season comes the list of projects to work on during the cooler months, for bettering one’s camp, or one’s garb, or the myriad of accessories and embellishments to apply to one’s SCAdian daily life, etc.  Please join us for a day of classes and workshops aimed toward bringing those projects to life, or to learn new skills and apply to projects that had not yet even been considered!  A dayboard will fuel the hungry artisans, and the event will wind down with a bit of dancing to warm everyone before departing into the brisk autumn weather.

Sign up to teach a class or lead a discussion here! Please have responses in by November 4 to ensure they are included on the printed schedule.

Site Opens: 9:00am
Site Closes: 6:00pm

First Parish Congregational Church
1 Church Street
Gorham, ME  04030
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter’s Checklist

Directions:
At the intersection of Routes 114 and 202 in downtown Gorham, head north on Route 114 for one block.  The Congregational Church is on the corner of Route 114 and Church Street.  Turn right onto Church Street; parking is in the lot behind the church, and the entrance to the site is accessed from that parking lot.

Event Fees:
Adults – $12.00
Students (6-17) – $9.00
Children 5 and under – free
Non-members add $5.00 NMS

Event Steward:
Lee Wilson (Mickel von Salm)
(207)229-0784

Great Northeastern War XXX

Are you looking to serve your Province and yet have an amazing time doing so? Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a crack team to victory?
Look no further than becoming the Autocrat of the next Great Northeastern War!

An exciting opportunity awaits you as this is an anniversary year! Add your name to a list of brave souls who have gone before you and run one of the most challenging yet rewarding events you will ever run (unless you are Mayor of Pennsic…).

Applicants should be passionate, organized, have leadership experience, and a willingness to adapt and overcome.

I am currently accepting bids for next year until the first of October. Earlier is better in that if your bid is approved you will have several steps to attend to as soon as possible.

thank you,
Christian Woolfe
Seneschal
Province of Malagentia

Great Northeastern War Opening Ceremonies

Hello One and all!

I call on Malagentia to “assume the port of Mars and at his heels, leash’d in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire crouch for employment..” in short -Let them know they cannot have our “stuff”!

Please join on the main battlefield Friday at 1:30 to muster for opening ceremonies to be held just before the first Heavy List war point battle (the White Witch Battle). We will march onto the battlefield at 1:45 and meet our honorable opponent to air our most righteous grievances in this dark time of war.
Banners, pomp, and your chivalric but war like bearing will be most appreciated.

Ever in Service,
Colonel Christian Woolfe
Seneschal
Malagentia

Officer and Event Budgets

Hello officers and autocrats as well as autocrats to be of the Province and Ridings

As per my latest theme of posting on subjects that may need some clarification or discussion.  I’d like to tackle budgets this time around.

As a good practice you should be in regular contact with myself, my deputy, and Exchequer to make sure you have a handle on your budget. Autocrats should always take a moment to make sure they are up on the latest policies by meeting with the Exchequer while planning the event. . I also don’t want to see overages on your budgets as we have in the past. This just puts everyone in a bad spot and I have no wish to see our beloved group dusted up by hard feelings over money.

As we know, not long ago we had a concern over ever increasing overhead costs (storage, meeting, and practice space for various activities) and we as a group took steps to make sure we were not making unneeded purchases. We are on a better path now, but a large degree of diligence is still needed.

Often times checking with the Quartermaster also can help as you may be surprised to find out that we already have that special one of a kind item that you absolutely must have to run your event.

While we are on the subject- Officers and Seneschals of the Ridings, please check in with the Exchequer to see how much money you have left in your budget. Keep in mind that it is never too late to start thinking about next year’s budget. I’ll be asking our Exchequer to post a “best practices” missive to the group concerning submitting a budget for your event, activity, or group, and what you can do to give that proposal the best chance of success.

Thank you all for your care and dedication,
-Col Christian
Seneschal