Seneschal Sayings - May 2021

Submitted by webminister on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 03:13

Greetings Gryphon’s Lair!

It has been over a year since our Barony has held an in-person event, and I’m happy to report that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. In May we’re going on a Pilgrimage Quest which will pave the way for June 1 and the reopening of the SCA. Right now we have a rough idea of what reopening will look like, with mandatory masks, possible no non-member attendance, and no overnight events. All events will be conducted in accordance with all local and federal health.

Speaking of events, we need event stewards! The financial committee is currently accepting bids for Axes and Arrows and 12th Night. Bids should be emailed to myself (seneschal@gryphonslair.org) and Their Excellencies (baroness@gryphonslair.org and baron@gryphonslair.org). Are you interested in stewarding an event but you haven’t done it before? Please get hold of me, I can help answer any questions you have or help connect you with an experienced event steward that can work with you through the process. We would also like to set events as early as possible, don’t be afraid to submit bids for events a year out. The Barony will soon have an event database which will include a list of sites.

Our Barony runs only because we have the best volunteers in the Kingdom, and we need some of these awesome volunteers to fill our last few open offices. We’re currently accepting letters of intent for the offices of Chatelaine, Social Media, Exchequer, and Youth. LOIs can be sent to myself (seneschal@gryphonslair.org) and Their Excellencies (baroness@gryphonslair.org and baron@gryphonslair.org). Additionally every single officer within the Barony would be grateful for a deputy.

And finally, as you might have already heard the Shire of Otherhill has been officially dissolved by the BoD and we are being encouraged to welcome them into our group for however long it might take to reestablish them as an independent group. They are an amazingly friendly group of people and I know that we can all make them feel at home here. Welcome Otherhill!

A reminder to stay safe, stay healthy, and stay happy.

In Service to the Dream,
THL Michelle of Harris upon York

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