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Barony of Vatavia

The Barony of Vatavia is a regional group within the Kingdom of Calontir.   We are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, better known as the SCA.  Vatavia is home to Wichita, Kansas, and the greater surrounding area.  We have members from as far away as Peabody, Pratt, and Winfield!

The SCA is an international organization renowned for its dedication towards researching and recreating aspects of the Middle Ages, not as they were, but as we would have liked them to have been.  The SCA mostly concentrates on studying European History, but many members have chosen to study the Middle East and explore the interaction between Europe and Asia during this period.

If you are unfamiliar with the Society for Creative Anachronism, check out the Society's Introduction Guide for an explanation about the organization and what it is we do.

If you are already familiar with how we do things, great!  Our site provides additional information about the events and people of interest within Vatavia, and you are always welcome to come join us Wednesday evenings at Make ICT.  We always have something going on - be sure to check out our Interest Groups page for more information and directions to many of our activities!

Please note that you need not be a member to participate in any of our activities. If you have any questions, or would like help getting involved, please visit our Chatelaine page or contact our Chatelaine directly.  We'd love to hear from you!




The Week of October 27th - What is Happening in Vatavia

Here is a listing of the scheduled local activities, announcements, and Kingdom events.

Announcement

Toys for Tots will be here soon! It reminds us of the ongoing need for generous donations so that all children may have a new toy for Christmas. We feel it is important to support both the local Toys for Tots drive, as well as, the Kingdom Toys for Tots drive. Donations must be a new toy of a minimum value of $5, They do not need to be wrapped. A donation box/bag for each drive will be available at baronial functions between now and November 13th for Kingdom Drive donations, or by December 9th for the local drive. We will ensure that all donations get to the drive you wish to support. A group presentation of our collection of toys for the local drive will be presented thereafter, date to be determined. Please help us make Christmas special for everyone.

We are very excited about the plans developing for our annual yule celebration “Midwinter Merriment” A one day mimi event/celebration. We want to encourage everyone both near and far to join us for a great Yule/New Year Celebration January 4th including lots of food, dancing, fighting, bardic caroling and general merriment. Check back here for details as they develop. If you have any ideas, or suggestions please feel free to share them with the committee.

Wednesday , October 30th
Arts & Science - Vatavian Turnip carving competition! If you want to participate, bring your own carving tools. Turnips will be provided and there will be a prize for popular favorite. If you don’t want to carve, Bring a project to work on while hanging out and watch the fun. Bring a treat to share if you like we will have apple cider and cookies.
7:00pm - 9:00pm
MakeICT school located at 5920 E. Mt. Vernon, Wichita, KS

Sunday November 3rd - (Last fighter practice in the park for the year)
Armored Combat & Cut and Thrust Practice
Archery
10:00am - 3:00pm
OJ Watson Park, 2683 South McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217 We are located in the back of the park past the concessions across from the sand volleyball courts.

Kingdom & Society Events

November 2 & 3 Feast of Fools, Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center, 1991 Peach Ave, Madrid, IA 50156
https://calontir.org/wp-content/uploads/Feast-of-Fools-Event-Flyer.pdf

Looking Ahead

Wednesday, November 6th -Court (officer installation) / Business meeting - It is requested that all officers and Champions please be present.

November 9th & 10th Crystal Ball, Barony of Shattered Crystal, Kingdom of Midrealm, https://calontir.org/event/open-17/?instance_id=799

Wednesday November 13th - Arts and Science - Turned shoes class/demonstration by the Honorable Lord Robert Steven MacLaren the Scot

Award Recommendations

There are always many good, hardworking, creative people in this Barony and Kingdom who are worthy of Recognition. Please send in award recommendations for all the wonderful things you have seen here at home as well as around the Kingdom. Anyone may write a recommendation for any award, regardless if you are a member of the order or not. Please don’t hesitate, It will only take a few minutes of your time, but can bring so much joy and love to others.
Kingdom Award Recommendation for - http://op.calontir.org/award.php
Kingdom Order of Precedence - http://op.calontir.org/

We also want to Encourage you to submit Award recognitions for Baronial Awards Baronial Award Recommendation - http://www.baronyofvatavia.org/award_rec.php
Baronial Order of Precedence - http://www.baronyofvatavia.org/populace.php

Lines of Communication
Keep up with updates and cancellations by signing up on our mailing list ( https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dragonflyonline/info ) or joining us on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/baronyofvatavia/ ). See what’s ahead by adding our Baronial Calendar ( https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?cid=1j9n524kt1hm7aomuiilv66mf8%40group.calendar.google.com#main_7|list ) and visiting the Kingdom Calendar ( http://calendar.calontir.org/).

Baron Lawrence Tailifer the Leech and Baroness Genevieve de Chambery
Baron@baronyofvatavia.org
Baroness@baronyofvatavia.org

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