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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 American Legion Post 256.  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!




Greetings on this hot and blistering day in the lands that burn,

Congratulations and best wishes for a long and prosperous reign to Their Royal Majesties Anton and Yseult. Coronation was truly a magnificent affair.
This will be another busy week of activities in the Barony and Kingdom, Please invite someone to share a ride, so that more of us can get out and enjoy the fun.

The Week of July 15th - What is Happening in Vatavia

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

Announcements

We are looking for bids to next Valor 2020. Please submit bid proposals to both Catlin Mills and Their Excellencies by Populace, July 24th. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Wednesday July 17th
Business Meeting - Everyone is welcome to join us. Learn what is happening in the Barony, provide your input and see the behind the scenes operations of our community. The officers will give reports of their areas and discuss upcoming activities.
7:00 pm to 9:00pm
American Legion Post 256, 4301 W Pawnee St, Wichita, KS 67215

Sunday July 21th
Archery Practice, Armored Combat & Cut and Thrust Practice
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

July 20, 2019 - Kingdom Arts and Sciences
Shire of Oakheart, Springfield, Mo.
This is a wonderful event to see and learn what the talented artisans in our Kingdom can do.
https://calontir.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Kingdom-AS-Flyer.pdf

Looking Ahead

We have several exciting things happening in the Barony Next Week.

July 24th Will be our Monthly Populace Meeting. We will be working on the Baronial Shade Flies needed for Valor tourney. There is a job for everyone that wishes to lend a hand, no special skills will be needed!!

July 27th is the Exploration Demo. This is a perfect opportunity for recruitment and to help Exploration Place celebrate the Castle rebuilding. ALL our welcome. Come show your arts and sciences projects and interests. There will be fighting. The event will be from 10 am- 4 pm. Come for the whole day or for just a few hours. Please let me know so set up and tables can be ready for you. Contact Her Excellency Marie Chantal Delaire at maryjday@purplekeystoneherald.com

Award Recommendations
Valor is fast approaching, now is the time to think of your friends. There are 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 it can bring so much joy and love to others.
Kingdom Award Recommendation Form - http://op.calontir.org/award.php
Kingdom Order of Precedence - http://op.calontir.org/

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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