The first of a regular weekly Sunday Dinner potluck series was held at Helmsgaard. Duchess Verena of Laurelin was the organizer. The locations alternated among various members of the province. Previously, for some years Ruthven of Rockridge and Rima of Rockridge had hosted a potluck dinner and prayer session each Sunday at their home.
“This began a long-running weekly social occasion in the Province of the Mists, at which much local, kingdom, and SCA-wide business was discussed. My lady and I were regular hosts. There was an official set of potluck plastic dishes, provided by Mistress Rima I believe, that were passed on from host to host.” – Wilhelm von Schlüssel
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