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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 December 8th - What is Happening in Vatavia

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

Announcement

Wednesday will be the last day we are taking toy donations for the local Toys for Tots drive.

Anyone can submit an article or artwork for publication in the Baronial Quarterly Newsletter. This publication has received known world renown for its quality. Submissions are due this week by December 11th to Mistress Sorcha.

As the year draws to an end, there are several pieces of business to announce from the Exchequers office.

1. Any expenditures from 2019ís fiscal budget, receipts must be submitted for repayment consideration by Wednesday December 18th prior to the Financial Committee Meeting.

2.Any proposed financial budget requests for 2020 must be submitted in writing with supportive cost research prior to the December Business meeting.


Wednesday, December 11th, Turned shoe Class (Continued)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
MakeICT school located at 5920 E. Mt. Vernon, Wichita, KS

Armored Combat & Cut and Thrust Practice
Will be Cancelled for the Holiday Season. We will Resume practice in our Winter Site at Exploration Place on January 5th 2020. Please take this time to make armor repairs and rest up.

Kingdom & Society Events

Saturday, December 14th, Kris Kinder Market, Barony of Forgotten Sea, Calvary Lutheran School, 12411 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO
https://calontir.org/event/kris-kinder/?instance_id=238

Looking Ahead

Wednesday, December 18th, Populace/Court - Installation of new officers
7:00pm - 9:00pm
MakeICT school located at 5920 E. Mt. Vernon, Wichita, KS
Saturday, January 4th, Mid Winter Merriment - at the Andover Community Center
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JWXMJ5iOvjybibfPLPmAXIoTTOj3SwHtxiR4V2eFUck/edit r

Volunteers needed

There is need for emergency deputies and general deputies for many of our officers. This is a great way to learn a position without taking on all of the duties and weight of the office. An emergency deputy is one who agrees to take over the office if an emergency arises that prevents the officer to fulfill a portion or the remainder of their warrant. If you are interested in becoming a deputy please contact the seneschal at Seneschal@baronyofvatavia.org and/or the officer in the desires area.

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 donít 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 whatís 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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