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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!




Good Afternoon Vatavia!

The second quarterly issue of the Dragonflyre is available now! You may find it online at http://dragonflyre.baronyofvatavia.org/.

Third time is the charm right?! Right! We are rescheduling Officers’ Meeting for the final time this month to be on Wednesday.

We have confirmed to participate once more in the Museum of World Treasures Customer Appreciation Day August 11th, 2018. Her Excellency Marie Chantal has graciously agreed to be the point of contact but we are in need of someone to step in on the organizational side of things. Please let us know ASAP if this is something you are interested in doing!

The dates have been set for the Fall Great Plains Renaissance Festival, September 29th and 30th, 2018. If you are interested in organizing the Barony’s presence for one of our largest demos, or if you have some ideas for entertaining and recruiting that you would like to try, this is your chance! Please send our Seneschal, Lady Catlin Marie de Moretaine (Seneschal@baronyofvatavia.org), and us a message no later than August 15th, 2018.

Here are this week’s scheduled activities:

Tuesday, July 17th
Musica Vatavia
7:30pm- , Lord Niall Mac a’Ghobhainn’s home
Join Musica Vatavia! Anyone with at least of modicum of musical experience is encouraged to join this growing and dynamic group. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings. Please contact Lord Niall (cdmayer@cox.net) for more information.

Wednesday, July 18th
Officer’s Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm, American Legion Post 256, 4301 W Pawnee St, Wichita, KS 67215
Please note the new location! Meeting is open to all. If you are interested in management of the Barony, running an event or submitting a bid, or would like to have your voice heard on a particular issue, please attend.

Alongside Officer’s Meeting, Baroness Sung Sai-êrh will be bringing preprints, brushes, and paints for those interested in learning how to do illumination. Finished scrolls will be transported to Feast of Eagles for TRM use!

Sunday, July 22nd
Archery, Armored Combat, Cut & Thrust Practices
10:00am-2:00pm, OJ Watson Park, 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217
Please contact Lord Konrad von Roth (ArcherMarshal@baronyofvatavia.org) for more information on Archery. Please contact Master Hanashi no Kagemoto no Kurokage Tengu no Samurai Taisho [Kagemoto] (KnightMarshal@baronyofvatavia.org) for more information on Armored Combat and Cut & Thrust.

Kingdom & Society Events

Saturday, July 21st
CalonCon - http://www.bfs-kc.org/meetings/caloncon-2018
9:00am-5:00pm, Barony of Forgotten Sea; Vox Dei Community, 622 2nd St, Belton, MO 64012
Officers, while CalonCon is not required, each Kingdom Office is holding a meeting regarding new rules, rules clarifications, changes coming down the line, tips, etc. We highly encourage you to attend if you are able. Please contact your superior officer if you are not making the event so that you can make arrangements to receive the information that will be covered. Lunch will be provided!

Don’t Forget

Next Sunday we have a demo presentation at Exploration Place. To tie in with their traveling exhibit it will cover sharks in period and mail since chain mail is still used for shark suits.

There are many good folks in this Barony and Kingdom who are worthy of recognition. Please send award recommendations to Their Majesties so that they may know and have time to make plans. Do it now!

Kingdom Award Recommendation Form - http://op.calontir.org/award.php
Kingdom Order of Precedence - http://op.calontir.org/

2018 is now open for classes! If you would like to schedule a class, please contact Lady Eyfrídr Geirsdóttir, or drop a line to artsandsciences@baronyofvatavia.org.

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/).

In ever faithful service,
Baron Uldin of Ravenscroft and Baroness Sung Sai-êrh
Baron@baronyofvatavia.org
Baroness@baronyofvatavia.org
https://sites.google.com/site/uldin4sung/announcements/scahappeningsinvatavia-weekofjuly162018

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