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Baronial Adopt a Fighter Program
The Baron and Baroness of Calafia Their Excellencies Guy Rand and Muirrenn
Photo Courtesy of: Lord Ketill rauðskeggr
September was a challenging month for us in Calafia. As always, we, as a Barony, rose up to meet these challenges and prevailed! Crown was a wonderful event, despite a last minute site change. The sponsored lunch was a huge hit and all of the Barony came to help when called. Thanks to all who helped out with either Crown on Saturday or Privy Council on Sunday, as well as a special thank you to THL Magge Rose, THL Seraphina Lilje, and Lord Christoffer Decshel for all of their last minute re-organization work. It was truly a team effort to produce such a beautiful event (So many banners!) despite these roadblocks. Thank you, Calafia. Finally, Congratulations to HRH Agrippa and Bridget!
Of course, October is always an active month in the Barony. First off, we have Great Western War! Please come and visit the Baronial encampment, even if you camp elsewhere. Come by and share your stories and your joy with your fellow Calafians. There will be some group activities such as a Hawaiian tunic party on Friday, great Calafian potluck and game night on Sunday, and several Baronial volunteer shifts throughout the weekend. If you haven't had a chance to do so yet, please sign up for a shift and wear your Calafian colors to show the rest of the kingdom how much time we really do put in at GWW!
The following weekend, on Oct 15th, we celebrate everything Viking and Celtic with our Lief Erickson tourney. Join us for a hopefully a cool weekend by the sea at UCSD Stonehenge with brand new ice floes made by Drafn. Last but certainly not least, come out and visit our growing Equestrian community as they complete for the Baronial equestrian champion title. Join us at Tumbleweed Center for a fun filled day of horses, pageantry and exciting games... not to mention an always wonderful lunch.
All this means that Calafia Anniversary is just around the corner. Fighters and Archers, make ready to compete for the championship! Remember that we ask you to enter only one list during the day in order to get through the lists in the limited amount of daylight we have. This year, we are doing something different. Rather than have a feast following Anniversary, we are extending Winter Arts to celebrate Yule and Arts together. Join us for a day of song, of beautiful displays, of wonderous food and holiday cheer with your chosen SCA family.
The other challenge we still face is the problem of a new practice space. We were informed that we can no longer use City of La Mesa parks, including Briarcrest. We have attempted negiotiations, but to no avail. We are once more looking for a practice site. If you missed last month's Council, we had a very productive discussion including great brainstorming and lots of options. Currently, we can continue to use Briarcrest until the end of October, giving us time to find a new site. Know that this is a huge priority for many of us and it is actively being worked on. If you have any questions or park suggestions, please contact THL Seraphina using the email listed on the website. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
In service to Calafia,
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