Kingdom Heraldic Symposium


Hosted by Device of Stromgard

The Barony of Stromgard (Vancouver, WA)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Contessa Ilaria Veltri degli Ansari
Date: April 11 , 2003 until April, 13 2003
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 11th 2003
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on April 13th 2003

Event site:
Camas Community Center
1718 SE 7th Ave Camas, WA 98607

Calling All Heralds
or anyone else interested in Heraldry.

The Kingdom Heraldic Symposium is coming soon!

April 12-13 in beautiful Stromgard, (Vancouver Washington)
Site fee is a mere $5.00 for members $8.00 for non-members.

We are pleased to be offering classes in all areas of heraldry – voice, name and device. As well, the Symposium will include classes in the scribal arts, heraldic arts and areas of specific heraldic interest. A webpage containing updated information is available at:

Classes are scheduled from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, with lunch from 1:00 to 2:00. There will be a coffee service with some snacks available for donations. A simple lunch will be available onsite and there are numerous restaurants and a brewpub within easy walking distance.

Other fun activities are planned, including an Heraldic Bingo game, a heraldry consult table, meetings and general get-togethers.

There is a feast planned for Saturday night. You need not sign up for any classes to attend, though the site fee will apply. Stromgard will provide the main meat dish. This is an assigned potluck. Recommended recipies and the basic menu are available at the bottom of this page. A complete list of recipies will be available at soon.
If you are coming from under 100 miles bring a main or side dish, if under 200 miles bring a cold vegetable or fruit. Anything over 200 miles bring bread and butter or cheese. Bring enough for a minimum of 10 servings per person in your party. Alternately you can provide $3.00 per person and we will take care of it. If you decide to bring us money instead of the potluck contribution, we will need to know on Saturday morning(April 12) before 11am.

Columbia Arts Center
400 W. Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver WA
There is plenty of on street parking, some with meters and some without. There is also a small lot on the western side of the building. This site is close to Greyhound, city buses and Amtrack. Portland International Airport is less than 10 miles away.

There are several hotels within easy reach of the site and crash space is available.

Herald in charge:
Morel Black Stag Herald
Annie Zupanic

Autocrat Team:

Overall autocrat:
Madonna Contessa Ilaria Veltri degli Ansari
Lynda Fjellman
360-247-5980 home
360-608-4364 cell

Assistant autocrat:
Lady Ninian of Warwick
Tracey Cross

Here is a listing of hotels in the vicinity, for those who would like them.
Crash space is also available call or email for more info.

Hotel/Motel Accommodation

(walking distance)
Red Lion Hotel at the Quay Downtown Vancouver
100 Columbia Blvd.
Tele: 360-694-8341

Shilo Inns: Downtown Vancouver (2nd closest)
401 E 13th Street
Tele: 360-696-041 I/or 800-222-2244

Hazel Dell, Vancouver off 1-5
13206 Hwy 99
Tele: 360-573-051 I/or 800-222-2244

Riverside Motel Vancouver
4400 Columbia House Blvd.
Tele: 360-693-3677

Salmon Creek Motel
11901 NE Hwy 99
Tele: 360-573-0751

Best Inn & Suites Vancouver
7001 NE Hwy 99
Tele: 360-696-0516

DoubleTree Hotels Portland/ Jantzen Beach
(Across the river)
909 N Hayden Drive
Vancouver Tele: 360-892-7684
DoubleTree Reservations line

Heraldic Symposium Feast

You need not sign up for any classes to attend, though the site fee will apply.

This is an assigned potluck. The recommended recipies follow.

Bring enough for a minimum of 10 servings per person in your party. We have tried to make the recipies easy to make and tasty. Each person’s share should average out to $3.00.
Alternately you can provide $3.00 per person and we will take care of it.


Haggis (Stromgard will provide)
Chykens in hocchee (under 100miles)
Mixed greens torta (under 100 miles)
Salat (under 200 miles)
Fruit compote (under 200 miles)
Bread and cheese (over 200 miles)
Cake (Stromgard will provide)

Local people under 100 miles or so:

Bring either the chicken dish or the mixed greens torta.
Chykens in Hocchee
Take chykens and scald hem. Take persel and sawge, with opere erbes; take garlec and grapes, and stoppe the chikenus ful, and seep hem in gode broth, so pat pey may esely be boyled perinne. Messe hem and cast perto powdour douce.

In the interest of making this really easy we will not be stuffing the chicken, rather making a sauce and baking the pieces in it.
1 Chicken cut into pieces
3 T parsley
1 T sage
½ T savory
1 tsp mint
2-3 cloves Garlic
1 bunch Green grapes
a sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger and pepper
½ tsp salt

Smooch garlic and grapes with the herbs and spices in blender
Marinate chicken in sauce for a while and then pour the whole lot into a baking dish, cover and bake at 350 till done.

Vegetable-Cheese Torta

Makes 1 9″ pie
Oven 425 degrees

1 bottom pie crust(can be purchased in a pan)
7 oz Swiss chard leaves, washed, dried and finely chopped
7 oz spinach leaves, washed, dried and finely chopped
handful of chervil or celery leaves
handful of parsley
handful of dill or fennel fronds
8 oz cream cheese or ricotta, softened
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3 oz freshly grated parmesan or Swiss gruyere cheese (about ½ c parmesan or 3/4 c gruyere, lightly packed)

In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth; add the chopped greens. Mix until smooth, then add the eggs and ginger. Salt to taste.

Line a deep 9″ pie or tart pan with bottom crust. Bake for approximately 8
minutes. Add weights to bottom and cook and additional 5 minutes. Add the
filling, sprinkle evenly with the grated parmesan.

Bake for approximately 1 hour until top is golden brown and filling
thoroughly cooked. If top is browning too quickly, lower heat to 350
Put drip pan in oven under pie while it is cooking.

If you have trouble finding some of the greens, any others you may have access to is fine!

People coming from 100-200 miles away bring:

bags of mixed green salad especially those with radicio and escarole

fresh or dried fruits
apples, pears, cherries, peaches, apricots

People coming from over 200 miles can bring:
Bread and cheese
your favorite kinds (we have lots of butter)

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