The March of Alderford holds two regular shire meetings each month. These are on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, regardless of the date. Site opens at 7:00 p.m. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 10:00. If you're in doubt about which nights have meetings and which don't, visit our Calendar page to be sure.
The Society for Creative Anachronism is an "open" organization in the sense that you are not required to be a member to attend meetings. All March of Alderford meetings are free and open to the general public. You do not need to be in costume to visit our meetings, but you are welcome to wear garb if you wish.
How to Get There
Alderford meetings are held at the Perry Township Police Department in Perry Township, Ohio. The street address is 622 Genoa Ave. SW, Massillon OH 44646.
What We Do At Meetings
The first meeting of each month is where we handle routine matters such as reports from the officers, planning of upcoming events and activities, and in general taking care of the needs of the modern world. The second meeting is our "social" meeting, and business matters are limited only to what is time-critical. The remainder of the second meeting is open for socialization and working on (or discussing) your latest Arts and Sciences projects.
Garb at meetings is of course always welcome, but since so many people come there directly from work or school, we generally wear street clothes. If you have an A&S project you would like to work on during the meeting, this is perfectly welcome provided it does not disrupt the meeting and it is not messy or otherwise damaging to the meeting site.
How Much Does It Cost?
Our meetings are free for both members and nonmembers. At each meeting, a donations box is open for voluntary contributions to meet expenses such as postage for our newsletter and other official correspondence. Most members put in a dollar or two per person at each meeting, but the amount is up to the individual. We do not collect dues, nor do we track who does or does not contribute. In particular, we do not ask this of first-time visitors; you are our guests.