BrokenBridge Financial Committee- emergency meeting 10/12 at 8pm EST

The Brokenbridge Financial Committee will be having an emergency meeting to review, discuss, and approve/not approve the proposed budget for Deck the Halls of Valhalla VII.

The Bb Financial Committee is made up of the Seneschal, Exchequer, and any member of the populace that wishes to join.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, at 8pm EST via Google Hangouts.

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/are-cipj-focOr dial: ‪(US) +1 402-732-7263‬ PIN: ‪312 178 507‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/are-cipj-foc?pin=4615535471298

-Arnora Ketilsdottir
BrokenBridge Seneschal

New BrokenBridge Populace Badge!!

It is my pleasure to introduce you all to Ebbet, the Brokenbridge populace badge! Wear him well! I am working on different ways to display our Ebbet-pride. Suggestions are encouraged, as well as illustrations of him in different styles.

A big shout-out to Drasma Dragomira, the Ostgardr Herald, for making this happen!

(Fieldless) A coney rampant vert.

Brokenbridge Commons 9/11/2022 at 11am

We have the Brokenbridge Commons meeting coming up this Sunday, Sept 11 at 11am. We will be using the following zoom link for all commons’ for the foreseeable. future: https://ap.zoom.us/j/94543480164Brokenbridge Commons will be scheduled for the second Sunday of the month at 11am, though we are skipping October 2022.

Let me know if you want to add anything to the agenda which can be found here.

Arnora Ketilsdottir
Brokenbridge Seneschal

July Commons

Our next commons meeting will take place July 10th at 11am EST on zoom. Joining information is below.

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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