Greetings to the New Year and welcome back students!!
Just a quick word about our meetings… for this quarter, they are located in Grover Hall, room W305 our old room on the third floor from last year, Tues 8-10pm starting today.
We also have Morton 201 reserved for indoor fight practice every Sunday from 1-5pm with the exception of this weekend (1/8) and Feb 26, where we are in Morton 235.
Thank you for the information and the room reservations, Theyus!
Summer is in full swing and that means that Dernehealde’s meeting have moved to Southside Park (just off Richland Avenue on Dairy Lane).
Fight practices have also been moved to Tuesday evenings – starting around 6:00p.m. (for our adventurous few) or 7:00 p.m. for those who work/travel. The Business Meeting will start around 8:00 – ish.
Bring plenty of water and be prepared to have fun!
Southside Park is located off of Richland Avenue, on Dairy Lane. Looking at the map (at the right, click on thumbnail for larger image) if you are following US-33 to Route 682 exit, simply follow the roundabout until you can exit onto Richland Ave. and then make the first right, this is Dairy Lane.
There is a sign for the Dairy Barn Arts Center. The parking lot for the first shelter house
(seen from Richland Avenue) is the first right on Dairy Lane. The large Dernehealde banner may be hanging on the shelter house, or there may be a group of fighters getting an early start on their practice.
Dernehealde is part of the Barony Middle Marches, in the Oaken Region of the Middle Kingdom as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Geographically, we are located in Southeastern Ohio, on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in Athens County. We are part of a worldwide organization that promotes the study and recreation of pre-17th century, predominantly Western European arts and skills. This is accomplished in part by events where members can participate in a variety of activities – from tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Much of the experimentation and camaraderie is accomplished at our weekly meetings.
If you are new to the Society, I urge you to check the Newcomers’ Liaison page (the Chatelaine’s/Castellan’s office) for information about the SCA. There you will find articles on etiquette, customs that are particular to the SCA, and other useful information. I also recommend that you consider joining our shire’s e-mail list. It is fairly low traffic, but it does offer a means of asking questions that you may not have thought of at one of the meetings. It also helps in developing and maintaining lines of communication and coordination with other members of the group. We also have a number of Dernehealde ‘alumni’ who are members of the list.