Join us for the annual Rowany Yule Feast!

Feast

Where: Granville Town Hall, Dean St, Granville NSW AU
When: 13th December, 2014
Time: Hall opens from 5.30pm

Booking Information:

Bookings Officer: Altani Khalighu
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Full Event Price:
Adult member: $45:00
Adult non member: $50:00
Child member<16: $10:00
Child non member <16: $15:00
Child member <5: $0:00
Offboard member: $20:00
Offboard non member: $25:00
Adult member- unbooked: $55:00
Adult non member- unbooked: $60:00
Child member- unbooked: $15:00
Child non member- unbooked: $20:00

Feast Information:
Contact: Annora Martin
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Rowany Heavy and Rapier Tournaments

Their Excellencies the Baroness and Baron of Rowany invite all to the inaugural
Knights of the Heartlands Pas d’Armes Challenge members of the Order of Chivalry, and the Order of the White Scarf, in a pas d’armes

Where: Parramatta Park, Byrnes Ave, Parramatta NSW AU
When: 13th December, 2014
Time: 11am
Cost (Tourney only): $3 members / $8 Non-members
Steward: Annora Martin
Email: RowanyYule2014@gmail.com

Tourney Information
Contact: Kinggiyadai Ba’atur & Anton de Stoc
Email: kinggiyadai@gmail.com
Email: ian.whitchurch@gmail.com

Cold War – bookings close in less than 2 weeks!

Cold War bookings close on August 17 – less than 2 weeks!
August 22-24, Glenfield Scout and Activity Centre, NSW.
Full event is $90*. “What do I get for that?” I hear you ask.
– Fully catered from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, including a feast on the Saturday.
– a day and a half of WAAAAAAAAAAR!
– an amazing array of half day Arts and Science workshops
– dorm accommodation
– fun, frivolity and friends
– and those with an interest in rapier activities, we haven’t forgotten you. This year at Cold War, there will be the opportunity for training sessions with Don Gomez de Crecy and Lady Juliana de Northwood, Provost of Lochac! Lady Juliana is also planning a tournament…
How do you book?
Email gui@lochac.sca.org with your name, how long you plan to attend, membership number and any dietary requirements you may have.
See you there!
* Individual day and feast only prices available on request.

Whilst on the subject of Cold War…
There will be both Baronial and Royal presences at Cold War.
So, do you know anyone worthy of recognition? Someone who has gone above and beyond? Then submit an award recommendation for them!
For Baronial level awards, email Their Excellencies Ameline and Miles at rowany@lochac.sca.org
For Kingdom level awards, email Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan at royal@lochac.sca.org

VENUE Tues Nights – Latest Information

Unto the populace,

With pleasure I present the latest venue information for Tuesday Night activities:

Arts and Sciences, including singers, dancers and bring-a-project remain at Herb Greedy Hall, 76 Petersham Rd, Marrickville, NSW, 220.

Fighter Practice, both Heavy and Fencing, new venue location is: Addison Rd Community Centre 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204. This is to be the new permanent venue. The time for Petersham Town Hall renovations was extended so we needed to search for a new venue and this is the one, enjoy!

YiS,
Jan

P.S. As usual, venue info, links and maps are also available on the Addresses and Maps page

Rowany Baronial Changeover – May 17 (Updated 4/5/2014)

The Barony of Rowany shows the best of its wealth and bounty as we thank Loyola and Annora for their service to the Barony and Crown, and welcome their successors. There will be a tournament in the morning, followed by a hunt and a ball, with the stepping down of their Excellencies followed by a sumptuous feast and the investiture of our new Baroness and Baron, Ameline and Miles.

Timetable:

Here is the timetable for Rowany Baronial Changeover on may 17 as it currently stands (4/5/2014):

A mixed heavy, rapier and cut & thrust pas d’armes will be held in the morning, with lists opening at 10:30 and will conclude around 2pm.
There will also be a dance practice from 12-2.
Afterwards there will be a ball from until 5, followed by the final court and divestiture of their excellencies Annora and Mendoza.
The feast hall will open at 6pm, with the investiture of Ameline and Miles at 6:30.
First main remove will be at 7pm with Royal court at approximately 7:30.
Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, with lunch being a pot-luck affair, please bring something to share.

Venue:

Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204

Date:

Saturday May 17th

Bookings:

Contact Sigvald Sviðanda at alex.selth@gmail.com with your name, SCA name, membership details and any dietary requirements.
Please book as soon as possible to ensure we can plan the event for everyone’s enjoyment. It will be a great day!

EDIT 4/5/2014: Early bookings will close midnight Tuesday 6th May. Bookings are capped as well, and we’re currently at 99 bookings, so book now to avoid disappointment. If you have not received an email from me regarding your booking, I have not received it.

Prices:

$35 Members pre-booked (add $5 event insurance fee for non-members)
$25 Off-board rate
$25 Helpers
$45 Late booking

 

Newcomers Event Details (15 Mar 2014)

To the people of Rowany does Lord Anton de Stoc sends greetings, and news!

The Barony of Rowany will be holding it’s traditional Newcomers Event, at
Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday, 15 March 2014.

The hall will open at 12 for an afternoon of classes involving dance,
making clothes, song and other diverse activities.

The feast itself will be starting at 6pm, with a Persian theme.

Any persons with dietary requirements are requested to contact the Steward
well in advance, so they can be suitably fed.

Prices and Bookings:

First event, $10
Helper Price, $20 (ie musicians, cooks, hall setup etc)
Standard price, $30
Children under 7, free
Children 8-17, $10

Non member insurance surcharge, $5
Unbooked, $10 surcharge if other than 1st event.

Bookings close 1 March 2014

Please send bookings and any dietary requirements to rowanynewcomersbookings (AT) gmail.com

Small Print

If you need to ask if it’s your first event, it’s your first event.

If you would like to help with cleanup, talk to Skarpethin ( dlcharlier (AT) gmail.com )

If you would like to help with classes, talk to Sigvald. ( alex.selth (AT) gmail.com )

If you’d like to help in the kitchen, talk to the steward before the cooks come at you with cleavers. ( PlantLauren (AT) gmail.com )

Please feel free to cross post this! Newcomers is an awesome event. Bring a friend!

VENUE Tues Nights – A&S Venue and Activity Details (From 20 Jan 2014 until TBA)

Hi Everyone,

For the next 10 or so weeks we have a dedicated space for A&S on Tuesday Nights (away from those loud fighters) at the Herb Greedy Hall, 76 Petersham Rd, Marrickville, 2204.

(Note: If you just put the address or name of the hall into Google Maps, you’ll possibly have difficulty finding it! There is a church on the corner of Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Herb Greedy Hall is opposite the church on Petersham Road. The entrance is right near the phone booth)

From 7pm until 10pm.

For the first week (tomorrow) it’ll be a simple ‘bring a project and be crafty together’ session. I know we have some musicians interested. I’ll be sewing (and happy to help anyone else with their sewing). Regular singing practice will also be there.

Kicking off two weeks from tomorrow I will be running a fortnightly pre-Festival sew-along (similar to something I did with the Ursulans last year. Details to follow). We will also be running two sessions to help all our non-clothed newcomers get some garb for Festival.

There is kitchen space, and space for 2 classes / workshops to be run concurrently. If you want to run a class or workshops then let me know.

Yours,
Clara van de Maes
A&S officer

Dence Park A&S Dates For 2014 Now Available, Starting 9 Feb

The 2014 dates for Dence Park A&S are now known.

The venue is booked, the first Dence Park Arts and Sciences day for 2014 is Sunday 9th February.
After lunch there will be the opportunity to meet the new Baronial candidates. Come along and listen to their ideas, ask any questions you have, and find out about the people who would like to be the next Baron and / or Baroness of Rowany.

All 2014 dates for Dence Park are:

Feb 9th
Mar 9th
Apr 13th —> Moved to Apr 6th due to conflict
May 24th (Saturday)
Jun 8th
Jul 13th
Aug 17th
Sep 14th
Oct 12
Nov 9th
Dec 14th

The centre will be open from 9.30 – 4.30, and we will have a break in the middle for a Pot Luck lunch. This would be a great time for anyone who would like to try out some of their period cooking on a receptive audience to bring out some of their creations. Alternatively just bring along something to share, it does not have to be a period dish.

Bring a project you are working on, start a new project or come and learn something new. Or why not bring and play some Board games or outdoor games.

This is a child–friendly event with boffer and games. All persons under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Archery practice is target practice with blunts.

Address

The Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road, Epping

For those needing public transport there are regular trains to Epping Station. Epping Station is 1.1 km from Dence Park so the walk from the Station will take about 10-15 minutes. Or if you would rather buses you can catch the M54 which goes near Epping Station on Beecroft Rd every 20 minutes on weekends and will take you to within 500 meters of the Creative Center if you get off at the Epping Road near Crandon bus stop just two  stops or if you miss that one the next stop will get you to within 800 meters of the Center. For those who want to drive there is loads of parking, some of it is double parking so if you are not staying all day make sure that you know who you are parking in front of it. Most of the parking is not double parking and is not a problem.

Links

For further information about the centre – Epping Creative Centre (part of Epping Aquatic and Leisure Centre)

Google Map link for ease of finding :) – Google Maps location

If you have Facebook access, we also have a Facebook page with further ‘on the go’ information

VENUE Tues Nights – All Venue Changes (21 Jan 2014 until TBA)

Unto the Populace.

As our normal venue of Petersham Town Hall is going to be unavailable from the 21/01/14 for maintenance, the following arrangements have been made:

NOTE: If you just put the address or name of the hall into Google Maps, you’ll possibly have difficulty finding it! There is a church on the corner of Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Herb Greedy Hall is opposite the church on Petersham Road. Looking at the image below, the entrance is where the phone booth is, right of the cars a few cars back.

Initial further details are available here.

Herb Greedy Hall Location

Full details for Rapier class structure and venue change can be found at the following post.

 

(As usual, venue info, links and maps are also available on the Addresses and Maps page)

 

VENUE Tues Nights – Rapier / Fencing Practice Class Structure and Venue Details (21 Jan 2014 till TBA)

Update May 2014
New venue location is: Addison Rd Community Centre 142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2204.
Rapier classes will be from 5 May to 27 June this semester. 

There is a new sites for rapier practice in early 2014 as Petersham Town Hall is being refurbished.

From 21 January 2014, rapier will be held on Tuesday nights 7:30-10:00 at St Peters Town Hall until further notice.
This is above St Peters Library at 39 Unwins Bridge Rd, about one block from Sydenham Station [MAP]

Tuesday night rapier training will be as follows:

  •  7:30- 7:45 Warm up
  •  7:45- 8:45 Structured Classes
  •  8:45- 9:45 Free sparring

Formal classes in rapier will be held for 1 hour and all are encouraged to be ready by 7:30 to begin with warm ups. Warm up is prerequisite to participating in the structured classes.

Formal classes delivered by senior members of the Lochac Guild of Defence:

  • Pre-authorisation: Those learning to fence to authorisation (8 week program)
  • Intermediate /advanced class: based on the work of Giganti (specialty program each topic of 12 weeks)

We look forward to seeing you there!

IMPORTANT! No Candles at Yule

From the Steward:

IMPORTANT: NO CANDLES AT YULE TOMORROW

Hi everyone, I just found out from the venue that they’ve installed
heat-sensor fire alarms in Petersham Town Hall which will trip if it
detects an intense point-load heat-source, like a candle or match (but
clearly not post-practice sweaty fighter ).

If it trips we will be liable for over $2000 for the fee the fire brigade
charges for a false alarm AND we will not be able to get back into the
building for 2-3 hours.

While this is very, very frustrating, I am sure you agree we’d rather have
an event with no candles than be outside on the footpath and lose $2000.

It will be light in that hall until 8pm, by which time dinner will have
been served and eaten. We have a stash of LED tea lights already (thanks
Iseabail). I will buy some more today for each table. This will at least
get close to simulating low light conditions

If you have an LED type light that is period-esque you may wish to bring it
along.

Thank you so much for your understanding, I’m as disappointed/frustrated as
you are.

Clara, Steward”