Brokenbridge Commons: Minutes for 02-22-2021

Officer’s Reports

Seneschal – Lots of projects in the work for 2021. A newsletter and a new event coming in 2021 and we should look into planning in person events for 2022

Exchequer – Nothing to Report. Meeting with Seneschal later this week.

Chatelaine – Newsletter in the works. The Chatelaine is thinking of new ways to connect with people. Considering if getting paid advertising is worth the effort.

Webminister – Arnora is stepping down.

Minister of Arts and Sciences – Taught at Whyt Whey’s Schola.
Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya entered The King’s and Queen’s A&S with her Slavic Apron. Catelin is stepping down to take over as Webminster from Arnora.
Hanya is stepping up as Brokenbrdige’s MOAS.

Chronicler – Nothing to report.

Old Business

Deck the Halls of Valhalla – Deck the Halls of Valhalla went well.
Morwena and Catelin thanked all the teachers, bards, staff, the Vice Regency, and Ostgardr’s Herald for all their work.

What worked was zoom, having a team that knew how to use online tools, and all the classes went well. What did not work, was a fair number of bards and teachers cancelled last minute, so a backup plan is needed. Having more planning time would have helped greatly.

New Business

Populace Badge – After voting, the populace of Brokenbridge picked “A coney rampant vert” as their populace badge.

Website Updates – Catelin, our new Webminister is making improvements to the site. She has enhanced the layout, updates many of the widgets on the site, and has plans for future improvements. She is hoping to make it more than just a landing page but more of a destination for people to use.

Newsletter – Randve and Albrecht is looking into a newsletter. They have some art and articles. Some advice was given to them to look into the SCA’s newsletter policies to make sure they were compliant. Arnora has offered to proofread.

New Event – Randve has asked that Brokenbridge run a new ethereal event. She wants to bring back Baconbridge and make it a cooking themed event. She is going to get a planning meeting and will be the event steward.

Policy Letters – Ragnarr brought up that we need to review the policy letters for Brokenbridge and is asking that all Brokenbridge residents please read the policy letters and think of suggestions for changes if they have any. This will be an ongoing discussion.

Brokenbridge 2021 February Meeting

Hello Brokenbridge,

We have commons this Sunday (February 21st, 2021) at 11:00 am!

Agenda for the meeting:

1. Officers Reports

2. Old Business
-Valhalla After report

3. New Business
-Website updates and Webminister/MOAS Positions
-Newsletter Populace Badge Policy Letters, planning to review and asking for submissions for updates.
-Possible new events

Call-in information:

Meeting ID
meet.google.com/vby-rsdq-qwx
Phone Numbers(‪US‬)‪+1 513-843-1236‬
PIN: ‪538 143 039#‬

The Canton has Spoken, Let’s Vote on a New Badge!

Greetings populace of Brokenbridge,

I want to thank you all for the feedback we received about the populace badge for Brokenbridge. We had so many suggestions that it seemed best to have a vote to see which badge will become the populace badge of the canton!

Follow this link to vote now: https://forms.gle/nfT9b3RyeTt1tVNX8

The voting will be a rank choice vote, so you will have the option to vote for your top three ideas. Voting will be open until February 20th. Please note that only one vote per name and email address will be counted.

At Brokenbridge commons on February 21st, the top three choices will be announced.

Thank you Mathghamhain for helping with the graphics!

Yours in Service,

Lord Ragnarr Bliskegg

Seneschal of Brokenbridge

Help us Select a Brokenbridge Populace Badge!

Dear Populace of Brokenbridge,

I hope this message finds you well, especially after the sky has decided to gift us with so much snow!

It does not feel like winter unless we are all digging ourselves out. I write to you all today on an important matter that needs the collective input of the residents of Brokenbridge. I have been consulting with the heralds of Ostgradr and they have brought to my attention that our fair canton does not have a badge of our own!

We have our arms, the Bugs and Bunny of Brokenbridge, but those are only supposed to be used for our official events, to mark our location at events held by other groups or worn by the seneschal. While this is nice, I would love to have something that all members of Brokenbridge can use. Something that could be a belt favor, trinket or even used on your own social media page. To that end, we propose this badge, “(fieldless) a rabbit rampant vert.”

The proposed populace badge.

I don’t want to make this decision in a bubble. If you have ideas or thoughts, or even want to submit a design for the populace to debate on, please email me at seneschal@brokenbridge.eastkingdom.org.

We will have our Commons meeting on February 21st, 2020 and will make this an official discussion point at that meeting.

Yours in service,

Lord Ragnarr Bliskegg, Seneschal of Brokenbridge

Brokenbridge Commons Minutes 11-15-2020

Brokenbridge Commons Minutes 11-15-2020

Officer’s Reports

Seneschal – Ragnarr is taking over as Seneschal. He has access to the email account and to the website. Told everyone that the Crown A&S championship is December 13th to January 31st.
Exchequer – Nothing to Report. A comment was made about not splitting the Brokenbridge account from Ostgardr. Seneschal will consider.
Westminster- Set up the new Seneschal’s email and website access
Chatelaine – Looking at ways to connect with people online. Considering setting up a TikTok page. Looking into making a Newsletter featuring cool stuff the populace of Brokenbridge is doing at home.
Minister of Arts and Sciences (Deputy gave report) – Pointed people to go to the Ostgardr youtube page for virtual A&S classes that are going on.
Knight Marshal- Does not believe in person training will begin again until January for Ostgardr. Martial Practice in Hawthorne NJ was shut down. Iron Bog has an in person practice still. But virtually martial activities are going strong and the knight marshal is available for consulting if you need marital help.

New Business

An Order of Slackers was brought up to the Vicereine as a special award for Brokenbridge for people who take pride in their slacking abilities. The Vicereine was gracious enough to talk to the Viceroy about it.
Some members will be looking into getting SCA certifications for their private property to hold events to try and expand Brokenbridge events in Canton.
Randve Litil Hammar is going to see about cleaning up the Brokenbridge contact lists and will work with Chatelaine Albrecht Anker to create a newsletter. We will plan a meeting around this and what can be done to help.

Old Business

Deck the Halls of Valhalla – Happening January 9 from 4p-8p. Event Steward Morwenna Penrose is working to set this up virtually. Randve Litil Hammar is going to help with Zoom setup. Several have volunteered to teach.

Brokenbridge Seneschal Candidate Q&A session

Greetings Brokenbridge Citizens,

After conferring with Brandr and Catelin, we have decided the date for the seneschal candidate Q&A session.
On October 3rd, at 11am, we will be having the Seneschal Candidate Q&A session. The populace of Brokenbridge will have their chance to ask the Candidates any questions they might have, from how the candidates envision leading Brokenbridge to a shining new future or their favorite bread recipes.
The election itself will be from October 1st to October 15th. You can send your votes to Brandr at 113751.
We will be having commons on Sunday, October 18th, where we will learn the results. An invite for commons will be set up soon.
Here is the link for the Q&A session:
Meeting ID
meet.google.com/kry-jrkc-yon
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪+1 219-401-0415‬
PIN: ‪428 079 936#

Yours in Service,

Ragnarr

Election Notice

Greetings to the Broken Bridge Populace. As all good things must come to pass so must my time as your Seneschal. Our October Elections are coming up fast and as such we have two outstanding candidates, Armiger Catelin Straquhin and Ragnarr Blasskegg, to take over guiding our beloved Canton into the future.

Thus follows are their respective platforms and reasons for wanting to take on the great responsibility of Broken Bridge Seneschal.
Armiger Catelin Straquhin
"Running Platform Points:
-To recruit and retain new members within the NYC area
-To replace/make new regalia pertaining to the Broken Bridge Heraldry and Officer Regalia
-To streamline and update the Broken Bridge website with new assets and information
-To foster and grow the canton’s relationship with the Province and other Cantons/Baronies within the area"

Ragnarr Blaskegg
"Greetings to the populace of Brokenbridge and officers of Brokenbridge,

May this letter find you all in good health and in excellent spirits. I, Lord Ragnarr Blaskegg, have written this letter to show my intent to run for the position of seneschal of Brokenbridge.

As a long-standing member of the society and of the Canton of Brokenbridge, I have worked to advance the society here in our Canton. I have worked as your herald in the past and as deputy seneschal. I have also worked as Event Steward for several events here in the canton including Deck the Halls of Valhalla and Bacon Bridge.

As seneschal, I want to continue the work we have done to advance our society, to continue to grow new and exciting events. I want to see the canton grow in all aspects of our society, from the arts, to fighting, to even more.
I welcome a chance to serve you all and help us be the best Canton we can be.
Yours in Service,
Ragnarr Blaskegg"

I am going to try and set up a Q & A session with both candidates some time in the next few weeks on Zoom. I will let you all know once I have figured out a time that will be good for everyone.
We will be having our October meeting on Sunday Oct 18th via Yahoo groups at 11am. Due to Covid we will be doing things differently this time. After October 1st, Please send your vote for Seneschal to me at:
113751.
No other officer positions are up for re-election this cycle.

President’s Report for the April 2020 Board Meeting

John Fulton, President for the SCA, has announced that a report from his office is now available on the SCA website. This report contains the publishable summaries and commendation sections from each Society Officer’s reports, as well as publishable summaries submitted by various Board committees.

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