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.

September Commons and President Office Hours

To the populace of the Canton and beyond,

The Canton of Broken Bridge will host its monthly commons meeting on September 26th, 2021 starting at 11 AM.

This meeting will be virtual and can be accessed by Google Meet:

Meeting ID
meet.google.com/cap-citc-nzx
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)
‪+1 260-232-3272‬
PIN: ‪916 652 467#‬

If you need help accessing the Google Meet link or have questions regarding commons, please reach out to us at: Seneschal@brokenbridge.eastkingdom.org

The chapter president will also be hosting virtual office hours on September 20th from 8 – 10 PM EST. Our office hours are an opportunity for members to have more opportunities to discuss SCA business outside of monthly meetings or ask questions regarding the workings of the SCA. 

These office hours are virtual and can be accessed by Google Meet:

Meeting ID
meet.google.com/mky-jsrm-xtg

Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)
‪+1 413-471-2286‬
PIN: ‪224 577 731#‬

If you need help accessing the Google Meet link or have questions regarding office hours, please reach out to us at: Seneschal@brokenbridge.eastkingdom.org

We look forward to seeing you!

Yours in Service,
Catelin Straquhin
Canton Webminister

Broken Bridge Commons Minutes 8/29/21

Officers Reports

Seneschal – Coronation has happened and we have new royalty. Reminded everyone that Barleycorn was happening soon.

A&S Minister – Is going to look to have a class for the next commons.

Westminster – Projects have been on Pause but restarting on them in Q4.

Old Business

Deck the Halls of Valhalla – Will be online and we have two individuals that might run the event. We have some ideas of new activities that we will talk further about. Date to be picked soon.

Flyers – Arnora made flyers for Fight Practice. She would like to be reimbursed for the expense. It was approved at the meeting unanimously.

Order of the Carrot – Arnora is working with the Viceregents about this unofficial order.

New Business

Marine Park – We really liked Marine Park and they have a community center. We are looking into ways we can rent it and see if we can do an in person event there next spring.

New Demos/Attending alternative events – Catelin brought up that we should look into new demos or alternative events to attend and try to advertise ourselves at. We are going to talk about making a list for the Seneschal to call cold and see if we can join them.

Event for the Kingdom of Acre – We had a special guest from the Kingdom of Acre. They are having an event October 2nd called “The Masque of the Red Death Ball” It’s $20 to attend and you can register at omearin@aol.com

Next commons will be September 26th, and it will be fully virtual.

Meeting ID for September 26th Commons
meet.google.com/cap-citc-nzx
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)
‪+1 260-232-3272‬
PIN: ‪916 652 467#

Introducing The Order of the Carrot

The Canton of Broken Bridge wishes to make the following known:

We recognize that the Society of Creative Anachronism is many things, including a game and a hobby.  On one hand, it can not exist without volunteers donating their time and efforts.  On the other hand, overcommitting and burnout are not healthy for our members nor to the long term health of our society.  

A stencil of a green bunny in a white outline, holding an orange carrot.
Vert, a bunny rabbit statant affronty argent charged on the paw with a carrot gules

The unofficial Order of the Carrot was created to recognize and celebrate people who were able to say they have overcommitted.  This is for those who were able to say “No, I can not complete these responsibilities.” Anyone who wants to join the order may do so on their own initiative.

The Carrot is about recognizing our own limitations and normalizing the practice of asking for help or setting boundaries to protect your wellbeing. Do not nominate other people for the Order without their enthusiastic consent, or present it to someone to shame them for getting overcommitted or not completing something. The Carrot should never be used as a stick.

You can also join us on Facebook at The Order of The Carrot group page for the latest news and information regarding the order.

As an unofficial award, the Order of the Carrot is not registered with the Society’s College of Arms and does not confer rank within the East Kingdom’s Order of Precedence.

We present the favor in heraldic description: Vert, a bunny rabbit statant affronty argent charged on the paw with a carrot gules

It is our deepest desire that this order goes beyond our chapter.  Please feel free to make your own favors to distribute to those deserving of a carrot, and not a stick, for being able to recognize their own limits and let others take on volunteering opportunities.

To the populace we provide a PDF file containing the stencil design for the favor. You can simply download the file and print it off to use for the creation of the favor.

Yours in Service,
The Canton of Broken Bridge

Brokenbridge Commons June 6th, 2021 Minutes

Officer’s Reports

Seneschal – We plan for the demo and the reopening of the SCA. Things seem to be going back to normal, slowly but surely.

Exchequer – Reporting to report.

Westminster – Business as usual, working on the archive. Thwarted a phishing attempt.

Chatelaine – Heavy Practice has started and it’s been attracting new people interested. Working on getting the newsletter out.

Minister of Arts and Sciences – Nothing new to report. Did share a simple viking tunic and submitted their A&S officer’s report.

Old Business

Twitch Demo – It’s coming along. June 16th! We planned placement of the site and Ragnarr has water and some sealed snacks for everyone.

Handouts for Practice – We need to look into localized handouts for practices. Randve, Ablrecht, and Arnora will look into it .

Feast of the Fireflies – Pennsic replacement potluck run by Randve. She had a planning meeting on the 9th. It went well and will have more details at Ostgardr commons.

New Business

Arnora brought up that Ostgardr is looking into getting trim with the populace badge for the group. We might consider getting some for the canton.

Broken Bridge Virtual Demo: June 16th, 2020 3PM EST

Greetings to all,

I have exciting news to share with you all. The Canton of Brokebridge has been invited to hold a virtual demo for the Twitch show, Beyond Screens. Beyond Screens is a show produced by the group Indiecade that features work that pushes the boundaries of, or comes entirely off the screen.

We are thrilled to be holding a demo with Beyond Screens to showcase the SCA and our canton to a wider audience. We are featuring martial activities, A&S demonstrations, and bardic performances to showcase how the SCA comes out and plays!

We invite you all to watch on June 16th starting at 3pm Eastern to watch!

Link: Beyond Screens

Yours in Service,

Ragnarr Bliskegg

Seneschal

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#‬