Belated News from January’s 5th Monday

On January 29th, a fencing tournament was held in our fair Shire. Best Death & Rose Champion (Most Deaths): Ramic Best Insult: Baron Nick Being our Light and Inspiration: Alger von Ze’ev Most Chivalrous: Percival Michaelson Rusted Woodlands Champion: Ellynor Redpath

Current 2024 Dates! Monday 1/8/24 ~ 8-9pm Monday 1/22/24 ~ 8-9 pm Monday 2/5/24 ~ 8-9pm Monday 2/19/24 ~ 8-9pm $10 Donation Location: Bethany Community Center 605 Pascack Rd, Township Of Washington, NJ 07676 Some other important information is: Practices at this new location are initially going to be 1 hour, so all fencers are asked to arrive on time and prepared to fence. We are located at the top of the stairs on the second floor. It is an active community center, so please keep fencing gear bagged until in the space. There is no vaping, smoking, chewing gum, or alcohol allowed on the premises. Masks are not required.

Attention, Fencers!

Practice Dates and Times for January and February 2024! Current 2024 Dates! Monday 1/8/24 ~ 8-9pm Monday 1/22/24 ~ 8-9 pm Monday 2/5/24 ~ 8-9pm Monday 2/19/24 ~ 8-9pm $10 Donation Location: Bethany Community Center 605 Pascack Rd, Township Of Washington, NJ 07676 Important notes: Practices at this new location are initially going to be Attention, Fencers!

Hawthorne Meeting Space

All good things must come to an end, as they say. August 28th will be the final meeting at the Hawthorne church. Come celebrate the past and discuss the future!

The End of an Era

Greetings to the Shire, By the end of June, the meeting place that we have had for at least as long as I have been living in the shire (a combined total of 12 years) will be closing for good. The officers of the shire are now exploring leads to find a new place to The End of an Era

Monday Updates

Greetings, Woodlanders! I bring you updates on both Arts & Sciences and Fencing tonight. Arts & Sciences: Her Majesty’s Favors Maestra Ana de Guzman brought some blue linen, pattern tracing paper, scissors, a cutting board, and the image for the Queen’s Favor for Her Majesty Caoilfhionn. Cutting happened, and there are kits available. Contact Maestra Monday Updates

Monday Fencing News

In addition to a bevy of established fencers, two new fencers came to practice tonight! Sir Tanaka Raiko and Alger provided instruction in recommended safety equipment, basic movement, holding a sword, and blocking.

Watch this space!

Coming soon: A Missive from Maestra Ana de Guzmán Greetings, folk of the Shire, I strained my left Achilles tendon last week, so I shall be cancelling the upcoming Hawthorne A&S gathering on Monday 01/09 because those stairs would not do me any favors at this time. The following Monday 01/16 is the MLK holiday Watch this space!

Join us on Saturday!

100 Minutes War and Novice Day are this Saturday, and we are expecting nigh on a dozen Royals to be in attendance! Come for the fighting or for the displays! There will be both Peer and Populace votes for the Novice Day Arts and Sciences competition in the Main Hall, so show off your best Join us on Saturday!

Fencing Practice (9/26/2022)

Tonight, along with fencing practice, we had lively, impromptu, solo and choral renditions of a variety of songs. (No bards were harmed in the festivities.) Open bouts under Sir Tanaka‘s watchful eyes in the main room. In the smaller room, basic drills and instruction with Thora (in the Golden Rapier tabard). Next week is the Fencing Practice (9/26/2022)