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Northshield Officers Day

Hosted by: Shire of Western Keep (merged with Trewint)

Start Date: 9/30/2006 Thru End Date: 9/30/2006 41
South Dakota State University Student Union
Grove Lane
Brookings SD 57006

Planned Activities: Armored Combat , Classes , Rapier Combat

This non-event is a series of meetings for any officer (or interested party) in Northshield to come together with their peers for officer training, office requirements and group disscussions.

Suggested clothing for the meeting is modern.


The site is the SDSU Student Union, a newly remodeled $3 million bldg. Plenty of classroom space, lounge areas, parking, easy to reach off-site restaurants and laid-back atmosphere.

Tenative class schedule is listed at end of page and will be updated as needed.

Please contact steward before bringing children or if you wish to sell anything.

Site is dry and fully handicap accessible.

Site opens 8am and closes 6pm, so that as many as possible can still make it home that evening.

Site fee: $5 per member ($8 per non-member) to attend.



Use Google maps link below - if you use MapQuest, enter Grove Lane and 16th Avenue for an address. That will get you within a block of the Student Union. Once you reach Brookings:

AVOID coming in on Hwy 14 unless you know your way around, as Sixth Street is under construction.

Instead go a mile farther north to exit 133 and come west on the Hwy 14 bypass (exit is marked as Huron and DeSmet).

Take the first left turn off the Hwy 14 bypass (22nd Avenue, heading south) and follow the road until you see a line of trees.

Turn right (west) at the trees, which is 11th street. If you miss the turn you will end up at a major intersection, with a Wal-Mart and Perkins on your left and Dairy Queen ahead on your left.

Once you turn onto 11th Street follow it until it deadends (about a mile). The Performing Arts Center will be on your right.

Turn left onto 16th avenue, go slow, and take the third right onto Grove Lane. If you turn too soon you end up in the wrong parking lot. Grove takes you directly to the student union. There is an unloading zone right up next to the building.

If you know your way around campus, you can park in front or back.



On site food:

Jacks Place (sandwich shop in Union) 11:30am - 1pm and 5pm - 9pm. Also there are numerous vending machines all throughout the building (16oz pop runs $1.00). Unfortunately, the main foodservice and coffee house will be closed during the event.

Off-site fast food:

There will be an hour or so break for noon break, and places close to campus include Burger King, McDonalds, Bagel/ice cream shop, Z-Kota, Dairy Queen, Taco Johns, Subway, Papa Johns, Dominoes, Godfathers, Pizza Hut, Pizza Ranch, and Kentucky Fried Chicken among others

Off-site restaurant food:

Perkins, Applebees, Ram Pub, Kings Wok (Chinese), and Guadalajara (Mexican)


We have reserved rooms at the Staurlite Inn for $59/night. Friday (7 rooms) and Saturday (20 rooms). If you would like to upgrade to a poolside room it will be $65 (the regular rate). Staurolite phone 1-800-362-1516. Ask for the SCA Officers Day Block.

Other hotels in the area rates vary from $56-$90 (before taxes) for a regular room (two queens per room) for a Friday or Saturday night between September and November. Discounts available if you reserve in advance. No crash space volunteered at this time. Group discounts are assuming we get a block of 10 to 20 rooms, and if we need more rooms we get better rates.

East side of Interstate 29

Super 8 Motel phone 1-800-800-8000 or online at Their room run around $70.

Holiday Inn Express phone 1-800-HOLIDAY or online at Their rooms run around $95.

Fairfield Inn phone 1-800-228-2800. Their rooms run around $79, but if at least ten rooms are reserved as a block the conference room is free.

West side of Interstate 29

Brookings Inn toll free number is 1-877-831-1562 or online at . Their regular rate is $67.

When all else fails, better than nothing (but barely) try the SonShine Inn at 692-6345 or the Comfort Inn at 692-9566.


Event Steward: Lady Nicholaa OKelton (Cindy Bergman) 703 East Spruce St. Sisseton, SD 57262 or email to or phone (605) 698-7396.

Provost: Toki Mangusson (Tony Nelson) or phone (608) 787-5674

Class Scheduler Skadi Two-Otter

Tentative Schedule

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Gate Opens

9:10 to 10:10


Media Roundtable



Opportunities of Involvement


Earl Marshal Report

Kevin O’Shaughnessy

Exchequer's Meeting



Heralds' Meeting


10:20 to 11:20



Office Hour


Courtesy and Protocol in the SCA


Handbook Changes/Breakout

Kevin O’Shaughnessy



Basic Knowledge of Heraldry


11:30 to 12:30
Royal Q&A
12:30 to 1:45
Pelican Meeting
1:45 to 3:15 ..

Interacting with the BOD

Patrick Anderson & Linda Moore

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