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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.  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!




Vatavian Weekly Herald

Message from Lawrence and Genevieve

One of the greatest concerns facing Your Baronage is balancing the welfare and the safety of its people, against the vitality and activity of the group. The current risk management for gatherings of upcoming baronial activities and events is of agonizing concern due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID. The number of cases in our area are on the rise. The Omicron variant is more easily spread and contracted with minimal contact. Given this information combined with the responses from our poll, and discussions with the Baronial Seneschal, we have decided it would be prudent to suspend all in person Baronial activities and events beginning 1/12/22 for the remainder of January. We will continue remote meetings through the Zoom platform. It is with a heavy heart we make this decision, for we know this has been a long and difficult pandemic for everyone. We will remain steadfast. This pause will hopefully provide time for the case numbers in our area to spike and recede so that we may quickly return to in person activities once more.

Week of January 2nd, 2022

We want to encourage everyone to stay safe and be aware of your exposures. It is our most heartfelt desire to do everything we can to ensure our populace is safe during this outbreak. With Covid numbers rising, many areas around us have temporarily discontinued in-person meetings. We presented our concerns for safety to the officers last night at the business meeting. We have asked to hear from the populace regarding your preferences and comments on the issue as we proceed in making tough decisions. To provide input please send an email to both Their Excellencies @ Baroness@BaronyofVatavia.org and to our Seneschal @ Seneschal@BaronyofVatavia.org. We want to hear from you! It should go without saying, but If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and rest. You are important to us and we want you to recover well. We will be zooming our Wednesday night gatherings so that those who can not or do not feel comfortable in groups may join in the fun. Join Zoom Meetings at the following link. We will keep the same link each week for ease of access.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85949183516?pwd=Nlp3MVN1dit5a2hNNHVmcmw0U296QT09&fbclid=IwAR3CNMXPvZPZNEO4MvFkzMzEh7rQWm27k3mwvJP5T2tYCRR9RnXz1dpxIgg

Meeting ID: 859 4918 3516 Passcode: 883204 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kei8njIn1C

Saturday January 8th, Winter Coronation in the Barony of Lonely Tower, First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St, Omaha, Nebraska

Sunday, January 9th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch - 12:00 am - 3:00 pm. Location is Exploration Place. Enter through the side door off the patio for easy access. We will have a sign or banner out to indicate the location

Wednesday January 12th - Arts & Science - Roundtable discussion on Queens Prize - What is it, how do you enter and what is required. This will venture into the discussion of documentation requirements, etc. University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St. N, Wichita, KS Park in the back of the building (south side) we will enter at the ramp door on the inside of the square. We will have a banner or sign out to indicate the location

Saturday, January 15th - Local Officers reports due to your Kingdom Officers

Sunday, January 16th - Fighter Practice/ Stitch & Kvetch 12:00am - 3:00pm. Location is Exploration Place. Enter through the side door off the patio for easy access. We will have a sign or banner out to indicate the location

Wednesday January 19th - Populace - University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St. N, Wichita, KS Park in the back of the building (south side) we will enter at the ramp door on the inside of the square. We will have a banner or sign out to indicate the location Saturday, January 22nd - MidWinter Merriment - 10:00am - 6:00pm University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St. North, Wichita, KS 67226 There will be signs out to indicate the location

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Sunday, January 23rd - Fighter Practice/ Stitch & Kvetch - 12:00 am - 3:00 pm. Location is Exploration Place. Enter through the side door off the patio for easy access. We will have a banner or sign out to indicate the location

Wednesday, January 26th - Makers Meetup- Bring your projects to work on, or just sit and visit and enjoy our new space. University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St. N, Wichita, KS. Park in the back of the building (south side) we will enter at the ramp door on the inside of the square. We will have a banner or sign out to indicate the location

Sunday January 30th, Fighter Practice/ Stitch & Kvetch - 12:00 am - 3:00 pm. Location is Exploration Place. Enter through the side door off the patio for easy access. We will have a banner or sign out to indicate the location.

Looking Ahead

February 2nd - Business Meeting

February 5th - Clothiers- Shire of Cum an loLair / Winterkingdom (Vindheim)

February 6th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch

February 9th - Arts & Science

February 12th - Queens Prize - Shire of Crescent Moon

February 13th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch

February 16th - Populace

February 18th - Kingdom Day - Calontir is 38!!

February 19th - Winter War Maneuvers - Barony of Vatavia

February 20th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch

February 23rd - Ropes and Knot tying class by Mathias Worcestershire

February 26th - Chieftains - Barony of Three Rivers

February 27th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch

Looking Ahead

February 2nd - Business Meeting

February 5th - Clothiers- Shire of Cum an loLair / Winterkingdom (Vindheim)

February 6th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch

February 9th - Arts & Science

February 12th - Queens Prize - Shire of Crescent Moon

February 13th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch

February 16th - Populace

February 18th - Kingdom Day - Calontir is 38!!

February 19th - Winter War Maneuvers - Barony of Vatavia

February 20th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch

February 23rd - Ropes and Knot tying class by Mathias Worcestershire

February 26th - Chieftains - Barony of Three Rivers

February 27th - Fighter Practice/Stitch & Kvetch

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 donft wait, do it now!!! It will only take a few minutes of your time, but can bring so much joy and love to others. Be sure to check the OP(Order of Precedence) before you submit a recommendation.

Kingdom Award Recommendation form - 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 Stay up to date on activities and cancellations by joining us on Facebook. See what's ahead by adding our Baronial Calendar and visiting the Kingdom Calendar. Please feel free to send an email to either Baron@BaronyofVatavia.org or Baroness@BaronyofVatavia.org We are happy to hear from you, and try to answer all emails within 24 to 48 hours.

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

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