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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Yours in Service,
Broken Bridge Webminister
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Reminder: This saturday, jan 9th at 11am, is going to be a brunch to help prepare for the Bacon Bridge event. We’re going to be making site tokens and decorations. Bring your empty small glass jars to donate!
For Brokenbridge’s January A&S we’ll be doing Woven Buttons. Tentative date is Friday, January 22nd. If you’re interested in the class and can’t make that date though, let me know. I’m sure we can find a day that would work for everyone. I’ll make an official announcement with the final date in a few days.
(picture randomly stolen off the internet just to show what we’ll be doing)
Please feel free to post to other lists as appropriate!
Please join us for A&S night Friday, December 4th at 7:30 PM.
Bring your sewing, cooking, C&I or anything else you fancy, and join us for a night of creativity and fun! We’ll have dinner, bring desserts if you like.
Come on out! We look forward to seeing you there!
Address for the gathering: 4291 Napier Avenue, Bronx NY 10470, the home of Luigi
and Jackie Kapaj (Baron Luigj and Baroness Jacqueline Helene Loisel)
Directions: Public transportation: # 4 train to the end of the line – Woodlawn
station. When you go downstairs go across the street to the bus shelter and take
either the number 34 or 16 it is only a short ride the bus follows along the
Woodlawn Cemetery and turns on the corner of East 233rd street. As soon as you
see the BP Gas Station on the left at the first light one block up) ring the
bell the next stop is Napier Avenue. Cross the street and walk 3 short blocks
Our house is the one on the corner of E236th street entrance on Napier.
Driving: From the south Take your best route to the Major Deegan (87) and use
exit 13 EAST 233rd Street, at the end of the exit ramp is a light go straight
**at the next light make a left onto Van Cortland Park East (The BP Station is
on the corner) go three blocks to Napier avenue our house is on the corner on
From the north take your best route to the Major Deegan (87) take exit 13 EAST
233rd street at the end of the ramp make a left at the light onto East 233rd
street follow directions from ** above
We will be holding the Brokenbridge "Meet the Baronial Candidates" session with Lady Lada and Lord Suuder at the next Brokenbridge A&S Night.
We will also be learning basic Fingerloop Braiding with 5 loops. This technique is useful anywhere you need to use cord, such as for drawstring pouches, or embroidery, or button loops. It turns up in many different periods for many different purposes.
The meeting will be Friday the 13th (spooooky!) of November at 7-10pm at my place.
right above the Morgan L stop in Bushwick (less than a minute from the stop). RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary.
The monthly A&S evening in BrokenBridge will occur this Friday, 10 April, 7 P.M. at the home of the Vicereine and Baron Jon (JoAnna and John Motylewski, 658 53rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11220 ground floor entrance, two resident cats) and will be better for your presence.
The work of the evening will be the fabrication of the Site Tokens for our upcoming Champions Event (the materials arrived today!!).
Of course all are welcome to bring their own projects compete or in progress as well.
As ever kindly RSVP so that there may be sufficient food, drink and chairs for all, AriRo53@aol.com preferred OR 718 438 n2883 before 8 P.M. please.