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Weekly Announcements for BFS - June 22nd, 2020

posted Jun 25, 2020, 6:41 PM by Forgotten Sea

From the Seneschal


Kris Kinder and Spring Crown 2021


Bids for these have been accepted, and staff are needed. Contact HE Ylva and HE Brialen about volunteering for Kris Kinder, and Mr. Andromir and Ld. Brian about Spring Crown.

From the Baroness

Greetings to all,

Please be advised that beginning next week (July 1) our weekly A&S/Populace meetings will be moving to 7 pm on Wednesday evenings.

This Wednesday Master Mellitus will teach and demonstrate enameling.

We are looking for teachers and class suggestions. Please contact Ylva to schedule/suggest a class.


From Duchess Catalina:

This Saturday, June 27, at 4 pm (or shortly after the seneschal Calon Con meeting if it goes that long), join me in my Majlis!

A Majlis is my social sitting area where we talk about Arts, Sciences, the SCA, Calontir Culture, Service, and why we are here.

Each week during the Plague times I invite all of you to join me and my special guest as we discuss what brings them joy in the SCA world of Arts & Sciences & Service.

This week we have the talented potter and entrepreneur Mistress Marie Le Faivre to chat with us about her love of being a potter.

From Countess Ylva

Greetings Forgotten Sea! Brialen and I will be co-stewards for Kris Kinder 2020, and would happily share the experience with someone who wants to learn more about the job. There is no commitment to be the KK Steward in the future required by this "deputy" position, so if you want to lend a hand and see the inner-workings please let us know.  

The Honorable Lady Ayisha added: I would like to emphasize that there are some commonalities about running any event, so even if you don't think you'll want to run Kris Kinder in the future, if you are interested in potentially running *any* event in the future this is a good chance to learn more about what goes into it.


In-Person Meetings Now Possible – With Restrictions


Per Their Majesties, beginning July 1, local groups may begin hosting small outdoor gatherings for business meetings, A&S classes and archery if appropriate social distancing and safety measures can be maintained.


This does not include armored, steel or youth combat. You cannot maintain a six-foot distance between participants in these activities.


If you wish to hold a small gathering outdoors for an official SCA purpose, please notify the Baron and Baroness, the Webminister, the Social Media officer and me. Our contact info is available below.


Their Majesties have made clear that they expect “all local health guidelines [will be] followed to the best of your ability.”


This includes:

·       Social distancing

·       Wearing masks

·       Group size restrictions

·       Any other guidelines affecting your areas.


Please understand, wearing masks and maintaining social distance from others is not a suggestion. It is what the Crown expects of you. As They said in Their missive, “These guidelines may be difficult to enforce, and we ask each of you to take some responsibility for your fellow Calontiri.”


And Their Majesties expect the Seneschal and Baronage to ensure any activities remain safe for everyone wishing to attend. We have the authority to ask you to leave if you do not follow the rules.


They stress that hosting meetings is not required and should only happen of local conditions are feasible. Also, no one should be made to feel like they must attend these gatherings, and that some kind of online accommodation, such as videos posted to YouTube or Zoom meetings, be made available for those “who are unable or unwilling to attend.”


If these baby steps go badly, Calontir will have to step back and reevaluate any future group activities. It is in everyone’s interests that we do as Their Majesties have asked.

    Ld. Brian: seneschal@bfs-ck.org 

    TE Kendall and Alianora: baronage@bfs-kc.org

    HE Ulfr: webminister@bfs-kc.org

    THL Lorraine: social.media@bfs-kc.org




We still need deputies or replacements for several Baronial officers, including Knight Marshal, Exchequer, Web Minister and Seneschal.

Grace Period Ends Next Week


The Society grace period for membership renewal ends July 1. Anyone that holds an office or warrant and needs assistance in keeping membership current should send an email to seneschal@bfk-kc.org or artsandsciences@bfs-kc.org or message me or Countess Ylva on Facebook. Help is available.


Ld. Brian Robert MacDougall


Virtual Fighter Practice Using Zoom This Wednesday at 7 pm


We will try to keep this going as long as needed. You can log in to Zoom with the following link on Wednesday:


Online Classes and Get-Togethers


There will be no class this Tuesday, June 23. Her Excellency plans to hold a Zoom get-together instead. Classes will resume soon on a new night. See the missive from Her Excellency later this week.


Baronial Meetings and Events:


·       Wednesday, 7-8:30 pm, BFS Virtual Fighter Practice. How to join is listed above. Email marshal@bfs-kc.org for more info.