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The Thirty-seventh Year

Collegium Occidentalis

October 19, 2002 (AS XXXVII)

Mills Middle School,
Rancho Cordova, CA

From The Page (September, 2002):

Greetings one and all! Collegium will soon be upon us and we have a great event planned for you. The site will open at 8 AM and classes will begin at 9 AM. The specific school has not been confirmed yet, but will be soon and all directions will be posted to the website and in the next Page. It will however be in the Sacramento area, most probably Folsom. This is a dry site (school grounds) - that means no alcohol, not even discreetly. No animals other than helpers for the handicapped that are leashed and properly licensed are okay. There will be no exceptions to these rules. Site fee will be $7 and will include the food court (see below). There are a couple of changes to note. The feast at the end of Collegium has been dropped for now. There simply wasn't enough attendance to make this viable. The food court will continue as a potluck, and will be organized this Fall by Rose de LaMans. If you wish to participate please go to the Collegium website at (website address omitted) and contact her through there. The email address for Collegium has changed as well to (email omitted). I have issued a challenge to all groups, landed or not, to host a track of classes at Collegium. So if your local group, household, ship, whatever, might be interested, please contact me. What does hosting a track mean? I am glad you asked. That means that your group commits to providing five classes, one whole track for Collegium, either your own people teach, or you arrange for someone to teach. Imagine, your own group's name right there for everyone to see in support of the Arts and Sciences in the Kingdom.

Here is just a partial list of the classes you can take: Skaldic Verse: Torvaldr Torgarson; So you want to be Royalty? : Princess Katerina of Cynagua; The Origins of Knighthood/ Becoming a knight: Antonio Giordano da Sicilia; Women in the Middle Ages: Catherine de Gray; Women Troubadours: Catherine de Gray; Non-Royal Women Fighters in Period: Siobhan ni Seaghdha; Basic Sewing Techniques: Jaida al-Rakhshanda; A Musical History Tour of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Jehanne de Wodeford; Historical view of Equestrian Arts: Ann of Fawnhaven; Celtic Poetry Forms: Padraig donn Mac Mahuna

More will be posted to the website as they come. Directions coming in the next Page.

Autocrat/Chancellor: Torvaldr Torgarson (contact info omitted).

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