[Northkeep] State of the Investiture address

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Sat May 25 13:06:32 PDT 2013

June 15, the church in Broken Arrow where we have wInterkingdom

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In a message dated 5/25/2013 3:03:50 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
catmafia03 at gmail.com writes:

I've  been trying to follow what is planned; but my memory has been
having  issues.  What is the date and location for this event?

On  5/24/13, Rebecca Minton <rebeccaj_bragg at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  T-minus 22 days until Investiture. We'll get the official announcement  
> the Crown's decision in a matter of hours. We can make personal  
> then, but for the moment, here's where we stand and what I  have so far:
> Feast: The tentative menu from Ceara
>  "1st course: Bread, Flavored butters, Cheese, Spiced  pears
> 2nd course: Cheesy meatballs, Potato  cakes, Green beans
> 3rd course: Alloes of  beef, Minestra di carote, Cinnamon rice
>  4th course: Celtic Shortbread, Strawberry soup, Pudding  pie
> Lunch: Meat (probably summer sausage type), cheese, some  sort of bread or
> roll, some fruit, and probably cookies all tied  up in a square of fabric 
> they can take it and go. Perfect for a  non-sitting lunch."
> It may change slightly depending what she  finds on sale. No, I don't know
> the exact details on each dish, or  even exactly what some of them are, 
> she's an awesome and highly  experienced, feastocrat and I totally trust 
> A lot of you may know  her, she's the redhead who did the 
> class at  WinterKingdom. She has asked for about 5 people to be kitchen
> staff.  Sophie has graciously agreed to be Kitchen Liaison, so if you're
>  interested in helping prepare feast, please contact her. She will be the 
> to person for the kitchen and the feastocrat. She is also working  on 
> tokens, and could probably use a volunteer or 2 to help out  with those as
> well. So please jump in there and help us  out.
> Franziska will be our decoration coordinator. I will  find out from the 
> how soon we can go in on Friday to get started  with set up, and let 
> know. I know we can for sure have the  site by 5pm, but if we can have 
> to it earlier then we can get a  jump on it, and get more sleep the night
> before the big  day.
> Thorvald has agreed to plan the fighting and martial  activities. It's a 
> laid back event and a day of relaxation, so we  won't have any formal
> tournaments, but personal challenges should be a  lot of fun, and maybe 
> "Bottle Jousting." I have the equipment for  that and will bring it. He 
> need some help setting up the field so  volunteers there would be
> appreciated.
> There will be  an A&S blitz challenge with about 12 stations, 
> and  supplies. Teams of participants will have a set amount of time at 
>  station to follow the documentation and make/do what it says with  what's
> provided. I saw  this on another group's website and it  sounds great, so 
> thought we'd try it here. There is also a track  for kids. The person
> handling this has already left for Steppes, so I  will post the details 
> upon their return.
> The  site token molds have arrived and Ainar has them. I leave it to his
>  expertise as to how much assistance he may need when he's ready to  make
> them. He'll let us know when he's ready. He has fire and knows  how to use
> it, so we don't want to get in his way.
>  Angus Gunn has agreed to be the Brute Crew leader. He will need people  
> help with things like Hanging/removing banners and  decorations, Setting
> up/breaking down the thrones, Moving  tables or such, Help carry stuff in 
> the royals,  barons(esses), feastocrat, etc. Will also need some members 
> be  runners for various things that arise (taking a glass of water to her
>  Majesty, running extra pens to troll or a fire extinguisher to the
>  feastocrat. etc) . Brute crew will need to be on site before and after  
> for setup and breakdown. Please contact Angus G. if you are  available and
> able to be brutish..
> These are  the positions I still need volunteers for:
> Sheriff: I'm not  sure if that's what this officer is called here or not.
> Basically  someone who can Post the signs directing members to the
>  site, Place butt cans outside,
> Coordinate with Brute crew to set  up/breakdown wash station outside feast
> hall, and to block  off unused areas of the site, Minor site security –
> examples  - asking people not to smoke in non-smoking areas, please
>  climb down from there, please wrangle your child, etc.,  and Coordinate 
> Nastycrat about trash collection and removal.  That kind of thing. Please 
> me know if you'd like to do  this.
> Nastycrat: I'm pretty sure this is SCA universal, but  just in case it's
> not..The nastycrat is the one who would Keep  bathrooms stocked with
> handsoap, toilet paper, and paper  towels, Coordinate with Brute crew to 
> up washing station  outside feast hall where members can wash their feast
> gear outside and  not in the bathrooms/kitchen. Keep the wash station 
>  with Soap, and clean water. Coordinate with Sheriff and Brute crew  about
> trash collection and removal, and butt cans.
>  Publicist: Coordinate with autocrat and seneschal about writing  site
> booklets, Printing booklets and signs (keep out of kitchen,  restricted 
> A&S room, Baronial room, prop room, zombie  closet, etc)  or arranging to
> have them printed. Posting  event flyers to local lists, cross-posting as
> necessary. I'm only on  this one list and still so new to the kingdom 
that I
> don't know how  site booklets are typically done here so I need to 
> that to  someone who does. Somebody who is eloquent and well connected 
> be  great for this job.
> Head Troll: I don't know if troll is  automatically the Reeve's department
> here or not. In GA, event  officers are most often completely different 
> group officers, I  make no assumptions here and if Judy has this part
> handled, then  that's great. However, I don't want to dump it in her lap
> without  asking her. Either way, the head troll will need volunteers to 
>  out. Since it's a one day, I don't know how many people we will need or  
> many "shifts" per say, but I'm guessing about  3-4ish.
> Waterbearers: Not necessarily waterbearing on the  field like we're used 
> but someone who can keep the coolers stocked  for the people outside, take
> drinks and such to the stationary staff  like troll, and take lunch to 
> majesties and our 2 sets of  Baronets.
> Hall Steward: This gentle would essentially be one  running the main hall.
> They would assemble a team of feast servers,  whatever entertainment is
> planned during feast, and possibly set out a  few period(ish) games on 
> of the tables. (If anyone has things  like a 9 man morris board, or would
> like to play period card or table  top games, please feel free to bring

> them). The hall steward would  coordinate with the brute crew when it's 
> to arrange the tables  for feast, etc.
> Site heralds: This should be self explanatory.  Need about 3-4 people with
> good lungs.
> Royal Liaison:  Someone to work with their majesties and take care of  
>  minor needs, and to communicate greater needs to the appropriate staff
>  member.
> I am also in need of some minstrels or musicians. If  you know of anyone 
> have SERIOUS suggestions, please let me  know.
> Here are some things I am NOT planning on  doing:
> Merchanting. This is meant to be a laid back event for  everyone, and a 
> of times merchants never get to participate in the  event because they 
> to man their booths. Lets not worry with  booths, tables, tax 
> and such. Let's just have a good  time. Yes, I have authorized the bake 
> but as I understand it,  that's a fundraiser for the barony.
> Additional fundraisers.  The bake sale is fine, and it always does well. 
> may have noticed  the lunch menu above. Lunch is included with the troll 
> It was  part of the original bid and budget, the feastocrat is putting it
>  together, and site/feast prices were adjusted accordingly. We are not
>  planning a formal sit down lunch, so she prepared something easily  
> that can be eaten at a table, outside, or anywhere food is  allowed.
> All day children's activities. I am not asking anyone  to spend all day 
> the children or running a track of children's  classes. There is a 
> track of the A&S blitz, but  parental supervision may be required at the
> discretion of the gentle  running it.
> I will be on site until their own cleaning  crew arrives to ensure that
> everything is clean to their standards,  and that we prevent and
> misunderstandings about the state of the  building. Basically, I'll go 
> to room with them to make sure our  reports are the same.
> This is a hugely long post, so if you would like  to reply to it, please 
> the post by cutting out all previous text  below your reply. This will 
> avoid confusion and make it easier to  read.
>    Thanks A Million!!!
>        Rebecca
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