Greetings unto the Populace,
With the New year approaching soon the Baronial Rapier Championship will be held on the 11th day of May along side the New Years/Mothers day Feast.
The feast will be a midday buffet feast run by Lady Helouys Le Poer, helpers will be walking around with food on trays and the Rapier Championship. The tournament with a short break in the middle with entertainment.
1200: Site and lists open.
1230: Food served.
1300: Court then Tourney.
1430: Small play.
1500: Tourney re-commences.
1600: Closing Court.
Specific Tournament info: Round Robin any item off hand defense.
Site Location: Ainslie Hall, Ebden Street
Event cost: Members $15
Non-Member Children $15
The Steward, Lord Paidin MacLorkan asks that if there are any members of the populace that are able to assist for the event could they please contact him on email@example.com as soon as you can.
Bookings can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
To the people of Politarchopolis, greetings!
As your new Reeve, I would first like to join the Baron, Baroness and Seneschal by thanking my predecessor, Aeveril of Ambledune (Danni Crawford), for her amazing 7 years of baronial service. The Barony could not have done without you!.
Yearly hall fees are now due:
Adults – $60; Children 5-16 – $30; Children <5 – Free; Families (2 adults + many kids) – $150.
After 1st of May – $5 per session for those who haven’t paid.
The $5 for non-members rule persists. Avoid it by joining SCA Ltd here.
Having trouble financially? Come talk to me and we can work something out case-by-case. I’m under Reeve on the Contacts page.
I like it. You’re welcome to use it – just remember to email me how much you’ve deposited, why and what reference.
The Baronial bank details are:
BSB: 012 950
Account: 2329 51024
Name: THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM LTD.
Incoming Tax Receipts:
They must be collected. Please don’t include personal expenses on them. This is all for GST.
Outgoing Tax Receipts:
Ask and thou shalt receive, but I won’t be writing them up for you unless you ask. (Don’t stress about corporate requirements – I’ll still be recording all transactions as required under the accounting standards.)
Greetings to the populace!
This year seems to be going by very quick and we’ve enjoyed some great events including the Feast of St Valentine and Festival.
We are looking forward to the rest of the events coming up this year, at least one a month! Our new coronets should be on their way to being made soon and we are very happy with how the barony and its colleges are faring.
Politarchopolis seems to be thriving at the moment which is fantastic to see. Many people have been putting in much hard work and if you have seen someone do so, please recommend them and their actions to us at Politarchopolis@lochac.net. A full list of available awards is available here.
Yours in service
Aonghus and Ginevra
Baron and Baroness
Results are now available for the first round of the 2013 Politarchopolis Pentathalon (10 March 2013) - a big congratulations to the Descartes Specials who took out first place!
Points for the team were as follows:
La Cocinara Locas – 135
Team Andronicus – 135
Burbage – 132
The Three Amigos – 121
Descartes Specials – 153
Rouge et Valois – 143
Sew & Swear – 146
House of Hurts – 97
Huge congratulations to all who worked to create their projects. With entries ranging from hand made sugar, candles, soap, inks, sauces, wines, pickles and pottery, Politarchopolis should be very proud of the knowledge and creativity of its populace. Some of the teams are sharing their progress along the way. You can keep in touch with the progress of the Three Amigos here.
Entries for Round 2 of Pentathalon are due on the 19th of May 2013.
I just want to mention a few things happening around the place. Firstly, as has been advertised the annual hall hire fee has been increased slightly to reflect the cost of our new hall in Ebden Street, Ainslie. Individuals 16 years and over will be paying $60 a year. This allows use of the hall whenever it is open and covers insurance and hall hire for members. The $5 insurance levy for non-members continues as is. Additionally we are introducing a family rate. This will cover families consisting of two adults and one child between the ages of 5 and 16. Any other children between 5 and 16 in that family are free. As you can gather, children under 5 are free. Fee’s can be paid at the hall in cash or you can find the details to make the payment electronically on the Reeve’s page.
I am also undertaking research to enable SCA Politarchopolis to be registered as an association within the ACT. There are several benefits to this, one of the most important being gaining the ability to apply for government grants to support our activities.
Valentines feast was a roaring success with lots of good reports coming out of it, many thanks to the stewarding team for the night. Coming up we have the Baronial Rapier Championship in May and the Politarchopolis Arts & Sciences Collegia in August. Proposed events (event details still to be finalised) include Event in Box (June) Midwinter at the Manor (July), St Vitas Dance Weekend (September), the Baronial Heavy Combat Championship Tournament (October) and Fields of Gold towards the end of the year.
As always I invite members of the populace interested in running events to talk to me about them. All ideas are welcome and my door (or phone) is always open.
I have created a very short survey that I would encourage you to participate in, relating to hall and storage options for Politarchopolis. It is found at:
It also asks what days/times we should hire on a regular basis.
It is your chance to have your say with what happens. You have until
5pm on Thursday 8th November to respond before the survey is closed.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Ragnahildr has kindly looked into alternative hall/storage
arrangements for Politarchopolis.
Address: Corner of Hassall Place and Ebden Street, Ainslie. One block
from Ainslie shops.
Hire price includes a 2.5m x 3.7m storage space.
The hall is larger than the Haig Park Hall, especially considering
that a third of the Haig Park Hall is marked off for the childcare and
is unusable by Politarchopolis.
Currently, Helouys has paid storage organised for the Barony until
December 2012. After that time we will either be required to pay more
to retain it (a very costly option), or move the Baronial stuff to a
The Ainslie Hall has offered similar fees, charges and conditions as
the Haig Park Hall (including the larger storage area).
Paid storage is currently costing the Barony $170 per month, on top of standard hall hire.
Questions and Answers
Question: I don’t use the hall or storage for my stuff – why should the Barony pay for this?
Answer: The Barony owns many items, including but not limited to:
- kitchen utensils and equipments,
- banners, regalia and other decorations,
- list fields,
- list trees,
- loaner armour,
- chairs, and
- fold-down tables.
These items belong to the Barony, no individual person or group owns them. It is unfair to expect that one person or group should be responsible for storing these items. Storage is currently costing the Barony $170 per month, which is not sustainable in the long term.
Question: What is the Ainslie Hall floor like?
Answer: Floor is wooden on pillar foundations – not slab.
Question: What about the outside surrounds – is there enough space for heavy and rapier training?
Answer: There is lots of green space and shaded space. The parking is not as sophisticated as the Haig Park Hall.
Question: What is the kitchen like?
Answer: The kitchen is very basic. The kitchen in Haig Park Hall is also very basic, and is not usually used for feasts at present (only for reheating food for pot luck feasts, usually).
College War XVIII
between the Thursday 12th and the Monday 16th of July 2012, at Caloola Farm, south of Tharwa in the ACT.
Saint Vitas’ Dance and Music Weekend
Saturday 1st and sunday 2nd September 2012 at All Saints church hall, 9 Cowper St, Ainslie ACT.
Please be aware that the next Baronial Council Meeting is on Wednesday 28th March.
The meeting will begin at 7.15pm and will be held at the Australian National University (ANU), Copland building, room GO29. All are welcome to attend (directions to the venue are outlined below).
Officers – as this will be the first time I chair this meeting, could you please ensure that you either attend this meeting or, if you are unable to attend, email me an update for the month.
Ceara inghean Lachtnan Ui Sionnach
Directions to Copland GO29:
A map of the ANU can be found by following this link: http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/largemap.asp. Copland is building 24, which is in the top right hand corner of grid F2. To get to the closest parking, turn off Barry Drive onto Kingsley Street and take the last left turn.
If you require any further directions, don’t hesitate to ask me.
So important dates for the following weeks:
7.15 pm Wednesday 25/1/2012 Baronial Council Meeting at ANU
7.00-8.00 pm Thursday 2/2/2012 Meeting at Queanbeyan Spotlight for
fabric discussion and purchasing
1.30-4.30 pm Saturday 4/2/2012 Baronial War Training at Wamboin
10 am-830 pm Sunday 5/2/2012 Baronial Sunday
7.00-9.00 pm Wednesday 8/2/2012 Sash and Garb Making at ANU
7.00-8.30 pm Friday 10/2/2012 Festival Campsite Meeting at B&B’s house.
Aonghus and Ginevra
Baron and Baroness of Politarchopolis
Politarchopolis Festival meeting #1 will be held at our place on Friday 10/2/12 at 7pm. It is welcome to all those who plan to camp with us. Byo meat for the bbq. Please let me know if you are coming so we know how many to expect Or if you can’t make it please let me know if you are camping and have booked.
We will discuss
-food fund plans,
-the Baronial Night In
-for Newcomers we will discuss what Festival is and what you may need etc etc-and anything else we may need to
Another finalising meeting will be held before Festival.
Ginevra and Aonghus
Baroness and Baron of Politarchopolis