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Weekly Announcements for BFS - August 5th, 2019

posted Aug 4, 2019, 6:59 PM by Forgotten Sea   [ updated Aug 6, 2019, 4:49 PM ]
A message from Their Royal Majesties, Calontir -

"We have granted Their Excellencies Soren and Rowan leave to retire from their station and find suitable successors. 

We would have letters of intent from interested candidates sent to Us by Sunday, August 18th. After We have reviewed the Letters, we will then ask for populace commentary regarding the selection. After reviewing the commentary, We will conduct interviews with the candidates and announce Our decision. The "Falcon-Crown at calontir.org" email address is Our preferred means of receiving Letters of Intent."


 A message from Their Excellencies, Forgotten Sea-
Rowan and I need your help, Forgotten Sea!

Thanks to mundane life going pear-shaped recently, the Baronial moot has managed to sneak up on us. We need you to (please!) send us award recommendations ASAP!! Let us know all about how awesome your friends are and about the great things they they are doing and creating! We still have a couple more courts before we step down but the moot is this weekend (August 10th), so....help!!

Please send recommendations to baronage@bfs-kc.org

Thank you!!! ~Søren and Rowan


    A message from Lord Aed Mac Feidlimid, Baronial Seneschal - 
Good gentles of Forgotten Sea, it is an unfortunate truth that the mundane world must intrude itself upon the dream. My mundane job is changing in ways that is going to leave me with very little time or energy to adequately fulfill my duties as Seneschal of this fine Barony.

Therefore, I am looking for a deputy who is willing to take on the job after a reasonable but necessarily brief training period. If you are interested in being seneschal or would like to know more about what the job entails, please email seneschal@bfs-kc.org.


    BFS Fighter School - 
From His Excellency, Logan goði: The unofficial BFS fighter school will be continuing all summer. You can find more information about it here: https://sites.google.com/view/bfsfighterschool
    
    Deputy Officers -  
We are looking for deputy officers for the Social Media Officer and Archer Marshal. If you have    questions or would like to apply, please email the relevant office, baronage@bfs-kc..org and seneschal@bfs-kc.org.

    Calendar Updates - 
More classes, the Baronial Moot, and upcoming Forgotten Sea hosted events have been added to the Baronial Calendar. 

    Baronial Moot Reminder - 
The Baronial Moot will be held on August 10th, 2019, from 10 AM – 5 PM, at Shelter 1 at the Shawnee Mission Park. Here is the Facebook Event Link

    From Her Excellency, Countess Ylva Jonsdottir, Baronial Arts & Sciences Minister -  
Possible future classes - Repoussé (weekend-long), Wood carving, Indigo dyeing. If you have an interest in any of these future classes, please contact Countess Ylva (Ylva@lewis-neff.net).  You don't have to commit to going to the class (yet), but we need to gauge the interest before the instructors invest their time in putting them together.  Also, let Ylva know if you have a class that you would like to teach, something you would like to learn, or questions about any of this.  :)
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    Baronial Classes & Arts + Sciences Announcements:
  • Beginning Jewelry Making: On August 21st, Learn the basics of jewelry making to produce your own two-layer pendant or award medallion. This class focuses on sawing and riveting, and will briefly explore ways to texture or color metals as well.
    • We will be outdoors at the BFS fighter practice site (5701 Merriam Drive), near the picnic table.  Bring a low stool if you have one. Designs for leather mallet and calon swan medallions will be on hand. If you would like to make something personal, bring a printout of a simple design that will fit in a 2” circle. Contact Countess Ylva (Ylva@lewis-neff.net) to reserve your spot.  If there is enough interest, a second session will be added on August 28th.
  • Possible future classes - Repoussé (weekend-long), Wood carving, Indigo dyeing. If you have an interest in any of these future classes, please contact Countess Ylva (Ylva@lewis-neff.net).  You don't have to commit to going to the class (yet), but we need to gauge the interest before the instructors invest their time in putting them together.  Also, let Ylva know if you have a class that you would like to teach, something you would like to learn, or questions about any of this.  :)
  • BFS Roll of Arms Project - This on-going project involves painting the devices of the BFS populace onto individual triangle-shaped pennants.  If you like to draw, paint, or study heraldry, look into this activity which takes place on the first Thursday of every month.  See the Calendar on the BFS website for additional info. http://www.bfs-kc.org/what-s-new/calendar  - click on the calendar entry.

  • Largesse - definition:  generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.   As a Barony, we traditionally present the Crown of Calontir with largesse when we sponsor an event, such as the Crown Tournament  in early October.  This allows The Crown to bestow these gifts on the populace and foreign visitors.   Items may include things that are hand-made, or purchased, but should be for use in SCA settings.  If you have something to offer, or any questions, please contact Countess Ylva (Ylva@lewis-neff.net).  Now is the time to start your largesse project!

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    Upcoming Activities:
  • Monday, August 5th - 6:30-8:30 PM - BFS Archery Practice at the Kearney site (Contact Master Lief of Crescent Moon for more information, lbh-archery@bfs-kc.org)
  • Wednesday, August 7th - 6:9 PM - BFS Fighter Practice, Irene B French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr, Shawnee Mission, KS.
  • Thursday, August 8th, 7-9 PM -  Fighter Practice, Walnut Gardens Community of Christ, 19201 E RD Mize Road, Independence, MO.
  • Wednesday, August 14th - 6:30-9 PM - Curia & BFS Fighter Practice, Irene B French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr, Shawnee Mission, KS.
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    Upcoming Events:

  •     Aug 10, BFS Baronial Moot, BFS (Kansas City, MO)
  •     Aug 17, Regional Marshal Event, Crystal Mines (Joplin, MO)
  •     Aug 17, St. Augustine's Un-Faire, Heraldshill (Mason City, IA)
  •     Aug 24, Cattle Raids, Mag Mor (Weeping Water, NE)
  •     Aug 30, Sep 2, Valor, Barony of Vatavia (Wichita, KS)
  •     Aug 30, Known World Agriculture & Foresty Symposium, Atlantia (Boonville, NC)
  •     Aug 30, Known World Bardic Congress and Cook, Midrealm (Wood River, IL)

    To add news or announcements - please send items to webminister@bfs-kc.org. Thanks! 
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