New Chronicler for the Barony – applications by 29/8/16

Wanted: Chronicler!

You will need:
*SCA membership
*the internet
*membership of the Rowany and Announce mailing lists, Barony of Rowany
Facebook group, and other places where people say interesting things

You will:
*collect the news that people need and want to hear - either in a way that
the desktop publishing deputy can access, or into the Folia Roani Rowany
newsletter document itself if you don't want/need a deputy
*distribute Folia - using mailing lists, Facebook posts, upload to website;
printing if you choose (budget will need to be approved)
*check in with the monthly Baronial meeting  (attend or send updates)
*report quarterly to the Rowany Seneschal and the Lochac Chronicler

Applications to chronicler@lochac.sca.org and
seneschal@rowany.lochac.sca.org by 29 August 2016.

YIS
Unnr
(Rowany Seneschal)

August 2016 Newsletter uploaded (Folia Roani)

Folia Roani August

Folia Roani August 2016 is now online!

with handy-dandy calendar and regular events details; EOI call to run YULE FEAST by 26/7; calls for bids to replace Rowany’s Kingdom thrones; proposal to have made perpetual coronets for the Rowany B&B; introduction to the proposed Acquisitor; greetings and a song from the A&S officer; contacts for the current officers of the Barony; upcoming events in Rowany, ACT/NSW, and around Lochac (notably Knightschool and Spring War); and a list of Rowanites recognised with Kingdom awards in July (with details on how to get more information about awards and recommend people for awards).

The July senate meeting minutes are also attached at the end of this newsletter, touching on:
Approved project for Fighter Auction Tourney funds; Reeve report; Lists report for Midwinter Coronation tourneys; big congratulations for Midwinter Stewards; Festival progress; report on demos.

July Folia (Baronial newsletter) now uploaded

Folia Roani July 2016 is now online!

Folia Roani July 2016

with handy-dandy calendar and regular events details; introductions to the new Rowany Seneschal, Arts and Sciences Officer and the proposed Lists Officer; a description of the offices of Marshal and Acquisitor (both needing applications); upcoming events in Rowany, ACT/NSW, and around Lochac; a call from the Stewards of Rowany Festival for assistance; and the June Baronial Senate meeting minutes.

Royal Supper, Friday 8 July, Stowe-on-the-Wowld (Pendle Hill)

Bookings for Stowe’s Royal Supper will close next weekend. If you haven’t booked and you’d still like to come, drop us a line at stowe.royal.supper@gmail.com If you’ve booked and not paid yet, please do! If you can’t find the details we sent, email us so we can send them to you.

Stowe Royal Supper

Stowe are hosting Their Majesties Gilbert and Bethony for a Royal Supper and gathering, prior to their devestiture.
When: Friday (Yes! Friday! The night before Midwinter!) 8th of July 2016
6.30pm
Where: 1st Toongabbie Scout Hall, 99 Bungaree Rd, Pende Hill, NSW, 2145
Steward – Mistress Finn wenchilada@gmail.com
Bookings – Vera of Rowany stowe.royal.supper@gmail.com
$10 members $15 non-members $10 for Winterfest demo newcomers (only)
Kids: 0-10yrs members (Free) non members $5, 11-14yrs members $5, non members $10.

*Bookings close on July 1st. At that point, anyone who hasn’t pre-paid, runs the risk of losing their booking and it being made available to someone on the wait-list. If you cannot pay in advance, please contact the Steward.

**Please note, this is not a full feast! We will be serving forth 2 soup options and bread, fruit, cheese and nuts and something yummy for dessert. There will be some seating and room to stand and mingle (so not full seating).

Lochac Midwinter Coronation 2016, hosted by the College of St Ursula

When: Jul 9 at 9 AM to Jul 10 at 5 PM (see below)
Where: The University of Sydney- Great Hall

Come and Witness the end of the reign of King Gilbert & Queen Bethony, and the beginning of the reign of the 29th Crown of Lochac.

More details to come; check out our event website at https://midwintercoronation2016.wordpress.com/

Adult Member: $75, Children 5-12: $35, Under 5: Free. Add $5 for non-members.
Off-board, Hardship, and Worker rates available upon request.
Feast may be capped at 150 people, so book early; email gui@sca.org.au, or join this FB event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1684210405163487/

The timetable for Midwinter Coronation, hosted by the College of St Ursula
at the University of Sydney, has now been approved for publication. As
always, times are guides, and events may run earlier or later than
timetabled

Saturday:

0800: Site opens for set up
1000: Final Court of Gilbert I and Bethany I
1100: Coronation Court
1200: Lunch
1300: Armoured Tourney begins (details below)/Dancing and music/Order of the Laurel Meeting
1400: A&S competition judging
1500: First Court, ThorolfR I and Halla I
1600: Worshipful Company of Broiderers Meeting/ Council of the Purse and Regalia Meeting/ Tourneys or pickups
1700: Order of Chivalry meeting/Herb and Garden Guild meeting

1800: Feast (may include Court)
2200: Lights on

Sunday
0800: Site opens for set up
0900: Lochac Company of Archers meeting
1000: Order of Defence meeting
1100: Order of Pelican meeting
1200: Lunch
1300 -1600: Rose Tourneys (details below)
1600: Closing Court
1700: Pack down

There will be Armoured (Heavy) tournaments run both days at Midwinter Coronation this year. Local fencers have advised me that almost no one is attending the event with the intention of fighting rapier, hence there will not be a rapier tournament. If you feel this decision is ill-advised, please contact Theodulf immediately: MidwinterStewards@gmail.com 

Saturday: Swiss Seed Tournament

Lists and Inspections open at 12:30 (during lunch). Tournament runs from 1:00 to 2:00 with pickups afterwards.

Sunday: Rose Tournament

There will be a winner by prowess in the Rose Tournament this year in addition to the champions chosen by the Ladies of the Rose. This means defeated fighters must tell Lists who defeated them before distributing roses. The rationale behind this decision is as follows: Rose tournaments are all for the sake of chivalry, but it is easy to be chivalrous when there is nothing at stake – perhaps sportsmanship is a more apt word to use here. If the tournament is non-competitive, sportsmanship is meaningless, thus there must be a winner by prowess.

Lists and Inspections open at 12:30 (during lunch).
Tournament runs from 
1:00 to 4:00 (plenty of fighting for everyone).
Fighters may enter the 
tournament after the start time but must still be inspected and see lists – because of the format this doesn’t affect the outcome.

June Folia Roani online!

Folia Roani June - p1
Folia Roani June 2016 is now online, with handy-dandy calendar and regular events details; a call for applications for A&S officer and for Marshal (as well as Lists and Acquisitor); commentary period on replacement Seneschal by 28/5; upcoming events in Rowany, ACT/NSW, and around Lochac; a call for people to run a demo 18/6 (clashing with SupaNova); and a list of Rowanites recognised with Kingdom awards this year.

The May senate meeting minutes are also attached at the end of this newsletter, touching on:
Approved projects for Fighter Auction Tourney funds; Reeve report; Marshal injury reports from Festival don’t match St Johns reports; feedback about Baronial website, newsletter sought; Festival survey open, closing 25/5; Fort Gates for Festival being built by Leinad for $1400.

Senate meeting minutes 16 May uploaded

Please find here the Senate minutes for May:
Rowany Senate Meeting 16 May 2016

touching on: Approved projects for Fighter Auction Tourney funds; Reeve report; replacement A&S and Marshal needed; Marshal injury reports from Festival don’t match St Johns reports; feedback about Baronial website, newsletter sought; Festival survey open, closing 25/5; Fort Gates for Festival being built by Leinad for $1400.

Rowany Seneschal: Unnr to replace Tatya at Midwinter Coronation

Good afternoon everyone,
It is the determination of the Kingdom Seneschal to appoint Unnr to the office of Rowany Seneschal as of Midwinter Coronation.
Any objections to this appointment should be raised in writing to the Kingdom Seneschal, Lord Nicodemus Novello, at seneschal@lochac.sca.org or to the postal address to be found via Pegasus, no later than noon Saturday the 28th of May, 2016.
Thank you
YIS
Tanya
Rowany Seneschal

Tournament at Monday Fighter Practice, 9/5/16

This coming Monday night 9/5/16 at Rowany Fighter Practice, there will be held a Valhalla* tournament.
It will start at 7:30. Bring your kit and your authorisation card, but don’t bring weapons of mass destruction.

* In a Valhalla tournament, all fighters begin on the field. They fight in single combat, with defeated fighters leaving the field. If the person who defeated you is defeated in combat, you return to the field. Winner is the last fighter on the field (either by defeating each fighter in the list consecutively, or by endurance).