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Here’s what’s happening This Week In Dun Or!
ALL BARONIAL AND KINGDOM PHYSICAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2021 Per the Board of Directors of the SCA, INC. Please heed all recommendations and edicts from Society and Mundane Authorities! Stay home, take all precautions, and stay healthy – YOU are important, YOU matter, and YOU are a valuable part of our Baronial family!
Please continue to check this page for more information from the SCA, Inc. Board of Directors, our Kingdom Officials, and our Baron and Baroness as it becomes available. The ties that bind us all to one another, in friendship, and in fellowship, endure even during our physical absence from one another. No distance can separate us if our hearts remain united! Stand together, Dun Or! Take care of yourselves- and one another. Please stay connected, and reach out if you need any help – we are here for you!
COMING THIS WEEK/SAVE THE DATE!
LIVE FROM CAID!
August 17,2020 – Time: 7 P.M.
Location:Kingdom of Caid Facebook Group
You won’t want to miss this awesome hour, hosted by Master Laertes. This week’s special guest, Ansteorra’s Master Robin of Gilwell will discuss the evolution of rapier combat from its early years in the society. Plus, there will be a special LIVE performance by Lord Hákon hábrók and Lady Eleanor Bywater from the Kingdom of Northshield! Be sure to check it out!
DUN OR UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL VIRTUAL FAMILY GAME NIGHT
August 18, 2020 – Time: 7 P.M.
Location: Zoom (Link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95518612932 Password: game )
Come join the Dun Or Baronial for a night of fun, and fellowship every Tuesday!
DUN OR RAPIER GROUP (AND FRIENDS) VIRTUAL GET TOGETHER
August 21 , 2020 – Time: 7 P.M.
Location: Zoom ( Link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/96629510761 Password: poke )
Join the Dun Or Rapier Cadre, and other Baronial Friends for an informal Hangout!
VIRTUAL ROYAL COURT OF THEIR MAJESTIES CAID, ALEXANDER AND TAHIRA
August 29, 2020 – Time: 1 P.M.
Location: Zoom ( Link to be published nearer to the date of the event)
Populace of Dun Or, Pray attend Their Royal Majesties , Caid, Alexander and Tahira, at a virtual court to keep up with the latest news from our Kingdom, and see the efforts of those who have greatly enriched our realm granted awards!
NEWCOMER’S CLASS AND SOCIAL
September 13, 2020 – 7 P.M.
Location: Zoom (Link to be provided closer to the date of the event)
Please join our Baronial Chatelaine, Lady Aine (Lauren Coffey) and special guests, Her Excellency, Baroness Roisin Ni Brian, and Lord Nafar Seme (Michael B. Underwood) for a fun roundtable discussion about all things rapier, and social hour with our Dun Or Family!
NEWS AND VIEWS FROM AROUND THE BARONY AND KINGDOM
All In-Person activities have been suspended until January 31,2021, per the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. Please take advantage of the opportunities to support our noble cousins in other parts of the realm by attending virtual events, and classes they may host!
At the latest Royal Thursday, His Majesty, Alexander announced some changes to the schedule of Caidan Courts. Going forward, Courts will be held on a bi-monthly basis – in August, October, and December.
A reminder: Friday evening Dun Or Rapier Group (And Friends) Virtual Get-Together will be happening on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month -only-. A new Virtual Get-Together, the Baronial “Stitch and…..Vitch”, for the sharing of arts and sciences projects, sewing helps, and just general fun, and chat will be happening during the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month.
Heraldic Tower Belt Favors have been ordered and should be being invoiced by email to those who placed orders “soonish”. Be sure to check your email for these important invoices! The completed favors are expected to be sent to Ragnailt by late September, and will be distributed upon receipt.
While staying safe at home is necessary to protect the members of our populace, the loss of revenue to our Kingdom has taken a substantial toll on our Kingdom and Society coffers. If you would like to make a donation in support of our Kingdom, and its future activity, you can contact our Kingdom Exchequer, Mistress Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to contribute to our General Fund. There are fundraisers going on as well – for more information on how to participate, please see Her Excellency, BaronessRoisin Ni Brian, His Lordship Felipe (Phillip Trujillo) or your humble Social Media Officer,THL Ragnailt (Dena Springer) . If your SCA Membership has lapsed, -please- consider renewing, and/or extending your membership for an additional time frame. If you would like to gift an SCA Membership, that is possible as well. Instructions for doing so may be found at: https://www.sca.org/news/gifting-an-sca-membership/
It’s SALE time at the SCA Marketplace! Looking for some books to add to your library ( or to donate to the Barony’s growing library) ? The SCA has Compleat Anachronists on a wide-range of subjects – from Brewing to Blackwork, Costuming to Calligraphy, Period Poetry to Pavilions, and more, they’re all in the SCA Marketplace, and for the month of August, they’re 30% off! For more information, please see https://www.sca.org/news/30-off-in-the-sca-marketplace/
CAID’S WATER WARS EXTRAVAGANZA is currently underway! Sponsored by The Tin Brigade (Youth Combat) of Calafia, this fundraiser gives you a fun “reward” for your investment/donation to our Kingdom! Every time the Kingdom reaches a certain donation amount, a Baronage will receive a pie in the face. For every thousand dollars donated to the Kingdom a different Baron or Baroness will go to Water Balloon War with a Kingdom Youth..This event will run from Saturday, July 11th until December 31, and is intended to promote youth combat throughout the Kingdom and help raise funds for Caid! For more information, and information about how -you- can donate to this effort – Please check out the event page at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1121138351620824/
The Known World Entertainment Guide, ( https://www.facebook.com/KWEGuide/ ) publishes a weekly calendar of Online Content from across the Known World. Be sure to check it out to see what’s going on from all over the many SCA realms!
Have your creative juices been going wild lately? Are you looking for a great way to showcase your talents in the Arts and Sciences? Their Royal Majesties, and Their Royal Highnesses are in great need of largesse! Need more information? Contact our Minister of Arts and Sciences, Lady Eva (Yvonne Trujillo) , Her Excellency, Baroness Roisin Ni Brian or the Royal Largesse Coordinator, Dame Khalida Al-Khansa for more Information.
A number of magnificent classes in a wide variety of arts and sciences available in The SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display Group located at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualsca/ . Be sure to check out these great classes from all over the Knowne World!
For more information about what’s going on here in Caid, and beyond, be sure to check out the #SCAatHome hashtag!
Our Barony is blessed to have so many among our number who are willing to serve- a very special thank you to all who have recently stepped up to take an office, or to serve as Deputies! We have a remaining need for a Deputy Seneschal to serve as THL Felipe’s successor. If you are interested, or would like more information about what the position entails, please contact THL Felipe (Phillip Trujillo ), or our current Deputy Seneschal, Dame Khalida Al-Khansa
The Barony of Dun Or is in the process of establishing it’s very own Library! If you have books or other resources that have been helpful or enjoyable to you that you would be willing to share with others, Lady Eva (Yvonne Trujillo) will be accepting donations at all Baronial functions. If you have books or other resources, that you wish to retain as your own personal property, but would be willing to lend out to other baronial members, please see Lady Eva know, so that we can include those items in our library’s list of rentals available.
Take care, and have a great week, everyone! Stay safe! Dun Or needs the bright and shining light that you and you alone can bring!
*NOTE: If you have an announcement that you would like to see included in “This Week In Dun Or”, please drop Ragnailt (Dena) a note with your information, and we can make that happen