Meeting Notes 2017

Meeting Notes from (12-7-2017)

  • Gabrielle proposed a budget for updating the group’s gold key at $450.  The cost would purchase materials to make four men’s, four women’s, and four children’s outfits each of a different size. The proposed styles are basic t-tunic and pants or basic t-tunic style dresses. The proposal also includes the cost of having the chatelaine emblem embroidered onto the pieces to identify it as gold key garb.
  • Yule Feast this weekend! Yay fun! Brangwyne still has a few open retainer and guard slots open for direct service to Her Highness and Her Majesty who will be in attendance.
  • Financial Policy vote. A paper copy of the proposed March financial policy was made available to folks and reviewed for comments or corrections before a group vote. There was no resistance to voting in the whole document as proposed. The proposed policy was voted in unanimously.
  • Gabrielle reminded the group of the populace A&S competition and Baronial Champion A&S competition are to be held Saturday at Yule Feast. Paperwork to fill out for each competition will be available if you need it.
  • The Veteran’s Building in the City Park that we meet in has been confirmed to be demolished next August. Any suggestions for potential meeting sites should be directed to the Aislin, the Marche seneschal.

Meeting Notes from 11-2-2017

  • Exchequer update by Raffaele da Cernia:
    • There is an ongoing problem with signatories on the March account. As well as a temporary hold on creating new accounts as a change over occurs at the SCA corporate level. Access to group funds will be difficult at best until one or the other can get resolved. Luckily, it is the groups slow time financially.
    • A financial policy needs to be written and in place for all SCA groups. A preliminary (proposed) financial policy has been drafted by Raffele. A paper copy was made availible at the meeting and is availble online for everyone to be able to review and provide feedback on for rewrites and to be voted upon at the next business meeting.
    • Canton of the Marche of the Marshes Financial Policy (proposed)
  • Kate has the A&S book as Gabrielle was not able to make it to the meeting. Please enter your completed projects so they can be reported.
  • The Christmas Largesse exchange will have the names drawn next Thursday (November 9). Please have your gifts ready for exchange by December 22 or be in touch with your recipient if it is not ready by then.
  • Yule Feast!!  (December 9)
    • Both Her Majesty and Her Highness will be in attendance. Add some fun service to your day by volunteering to retain for them or guard the royalty room.
    • Her Excellency, Mistress Helewyse will be heading up feast this year. Bring your appetites!
    • Volunteers are also needed at gate to make sure it remains staffed by two people at all times.
    • If you wish to teach a class, contact Tiramala (Molly) to get a class space and time. Also copy in Charity so the class information can be added to the web site as soon as possible.
    • The web site and facebook announcement is coming (update: is up as of the evening of November 6):
  • The next Red Spears Baronial meeting will be held on November 19th in the meeting room of Buffalo Wild Wings in Bowling Green
  • If you have not received an award medallion with your award, please see His Excellency, Master Konrad as he has been busily casting new ones.

Meeting Notes from 10-12-2017

  • It would be nice to see dance night happening again. If anyone has music or interest in learning and/or leading a dance or two, let’s get together and start it up again.
  • A&S is starting the last quarter of the year. Remember the A&S Challenge set forth at the beginning of the year by Gabrielle. See her if you need a refresher.
  • At Yule Feast a new Red Spears Baronial A&S Champion will be chosen. See Their Excellencies and/or Gabrielle for more information about competing.
  • Holiday Largesse exchange will be happening again this year. See Gabrielle (or her designated representative) at March meetings to fill out a card with your information. On November 9th cards will be randomly given out for those participating in the exchange.
  • Ari has issued an A&S challenge for Yule Feast – create two items: one for your self and one to be given as a gift. This pairs nicely with the largesse exchange.
  • Gold Key – let’s think about improvements
  • Rapier Champions Kit improvements – Darkwood Armory website has an online donation available for a gift certificate under Red Spears. Note: the web page for donations automatically says $10 no matter what you specify, but the actual donations are run manually and will be charged correctly as you specifiy.
  • Sylvie will be teaching an illumination class.

No meeting in August due to Pennsic

Meeting Notes from 7-6-2017

  • Pennsic pity party at Captain’s place August 6
  • Voted to waive fee for Iosobail’s using a tent at Pennsic
  • Developing and implementing better communication of where tents will be and when

Meeting Notes from 6-1-2017

  • Aislin de Tanet voted in as group seneschal

Meeting Notes from 5-4-2017

  • Web minister was unable to attend the meeting.

Meeting Notes from 4-6-2017

  • Deb’s view of seneschal role – keep the group legal & keep things happening
  • Classes this month – Myriah is teaching us about pickles. Yum!
  • Money for stuff – if there is equipment/things for the group that you feel need updated or purchased, feel free to make a plan to raise the money to do so and work with the seneschal to coordinate a good time to make this happen.
  • Blackstone Raids – as of today there are still beds available in the two rooms we have reserved. See Margherita (Margaret) if you would like space in the cabin. The rates have raised this year to $20 per bed for the weekend. Food discussion to come.
  • Website – Margaret is maintaining, updates are coming.
  • Dance Master/Mistress – we need someone to lead dances and make sure we have music the third Thursday of every month if we are to continue our historical dance night.
  •  Persuivant – this is not a necessary position for the canton and we are currently covered under the baronial persuivant
  • Marche Charter – the canton officers are currently researching and working on a charter for the canton
  • Voting
    • Tents for Day of Ranged Weaponry – passed unanimously
    • March library (donate the current library to the barony to be housed and supervised by the chronicler) – discussion indicates that the group is okay with this being proposed at the next baronial meeting
    • Release meeting space for the Thursday of Thanksgiving (propose not meeting that evening) – passed unanimously
  • Thursday before Baron Wars (June 22, 2017): propose no regular meeting instead an event prep work night – passed unanimously
  • Hard closes for gate at events is a change that has been implemented, so observe gate close times as you plan for events
  • Gate for pounce – welcoming volunteers
  • Paperwork for donations – remember this is a not for profit organization that you can donate time and things to for tax write offs. Contact the seneschal for the group receiving the donation for help with the appropriate paperwork
  • Francis (Frank Welter) is the new Baronial Chatelaine
  • Day of Ranged Weaponry will have a potato bar for lunch with 70 servings available total. Thank you to those who are donating many yummy toppings!

Meeting Notes from 3-2-2017

  • Winter War Maneuvers is this Saturday! (3-4-2017) Get on out and have fun!
  • Reminder: Gabrielle (Liz) has an A&S challenge for us this year: Complete just one project each quarter and report it to her. Let’s do this!
  • Beatrix announced that it is time that she opens up the Baronial Chatelaine position and Bil followed up with the fact that the next Baronial Meeting will be March 26 at BW3 in Bowling Green.
  • Oliver will be teaching how to make demo boxes at next week’s meeting so we can all have our own demo box ready in time for the Oregonfest demo on May 21, 2017.
  • Molly requested the use of the 14 by 14 tent with fly for use at Gulf Wars. It passed unanimously.
  • Regarding the baronial polling, Bea and Bil have the videos of the candidates if anyone wishes to view them this evening. Each pair will be played only once in the interest of time.
  • Result of tonight’s new March Seneschal vote: Deb Mansor is the new seneschal – Congratulations Deb! Also thanks to Eric Crimmins for your service to the group.

Meeting Notes from 2-2-2017

  • Ronan will be stepping down as March seneschal with the candidate review and vote at the next business meeting in March (3-2-2017). Update (Message via Marshes-Reed Yahoo! group): (2-17-2017)  Good Morning Everyone, To this date three members of the canton have expressed interest to serving the group as the next Seneschal. They are Lady Aislin de Tanet (Sarah Sexton), Lady Deborah the Cupbearer (Debra Mansor), and Francis (Frank Welter). Thanks to all of them for their commitment to the future of the Marche. Should you have any questions for them please speak with them over the next two weeks. We will have a vote at the next Canton business meeting on Thursday March 2nd. Normally meetings sort of happen at some point during the night but we’ll keep this as close to 8PM as possible. This announcement was shared on the Marche of the Marshes facebook group just prior to this e-mail. Ronan mac Eoganain mka Eric Crimmins
  • Francis (Frank W.), the Baronial Historian, has volunteered to take on the March library from (Heather P.)
  • Next week is an A&S class with Myriah teaching us about some yummy food! Update: Done 2-9-2017
  • If you have any classes you would like to see, or teach, at Baron Wars this year, please contact Gabrielle (Liz P.)
  • Tuesday at the Fjordr meeting we will have a visiting warder, Marcos. Come on out to play and learn! Update: Life happened. Future date: TBD
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