Help us Showcase the Creativity of the Canton!

To our amazing canton and beyond,

To celebrate the month of making, this month we are presenting a chance to showcase the creativity of the SCA! You are encouraged to seek out myths, legends, and lore for your inspiration and build a project that not only fits the theme but also makes you proud to show off.

What counts as mythic is expansive and generous: this can be Arthurian legends or the semi-mythic alligators in our city sewers or the shared knowledge of Nyan Cat. If it has cultural relevance, it is fair game!

So let’s GET BUSY! Make a scroll, choreograph your pell work, do whatever relevant SCA activity that references your myth or legend of choice. You can submit as many activities or objects d’art you want – all will be featured on the Broken Bridge website!

Take a chance and get mythic! Guidelines and Timelines are provided below, and our Webminister is available to field any questions you may have at: 245476@members.eastkingdom.org

Yours in Service,

Catelin Straquhin

Broken Bridge Webminister

Guidelines:

  • Can be an an activity that encompasses the SCA (music, performance, arts and sciences, fighting, illumination, etc)
  • Needs to be connected or referring to a myth or legend; does not need to be tied to a historical or academic source/point in time (ex. NYC sewer gators, Philly’s Gritty, Actual Cannibal Shia Lebouf)
  • Can have as much or as little pop culture reference as the maker desires (ex. Movies, comics, tv shows, memes, etc)
  • The maker needs to give at least one point of reference for their inspiration. Outside of that, the maker can provide as much or as little context to the creation process as they desire.
  • Questions or concerns can be sent to the Broken Bridge Webminister at: 245476@members.eastkingdom.org

Timeline:

  • Makers are given a six month timeline to finish the project.
  • The deadline for submissions to the Webminister, if makers desire to be featured on the Canton’s website, is on November 30, 2021.
  • Submissions will then be featured on the website starting in Q1 of 2022.

Broken Bridge Commons Meeting: March 28th 11 AM

Unto the populace of Broken Bridge,

We’ll be hosting another commons meeting for March 2021.

Agenda for commons is tentatively the following:

  1. Officer Reports
  2. Old Business
    -Baconbridge
    -Newsletter
    -Policy Letter review
  3. New Business

If you have any business you want to bring up with the Canton, please let me know via email.

We will be meeting via Google Meet!

Call in details:
Meeting ID
meet.google.com/dzj-sgkc-jvg
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)
‪+1 423-712-0261‬
PIN: ‪989 303 056#‬

In Service,
Rangarr

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