Thanks to Rachel for taking minutes this go ’round.
Business Meeting 7/11/17 at 7pm
Baroness: Sponsoring an A & S Contest at Silver Hammer for Blueberry scones–prizes, and give her the recipe.
Seneschal: Feedback from Kingdom Seneschal on vote of confidence. Hopefully hear before next business meeting. Want to start giving a deputy Seneschal (Miklos) chance to address the populace. Congrats to Shannon and Zachary Carey on their GOA and Meghan (AOA) at the Scribal Symposium. Would anyone be able to help with fundraiser lunch at Tourney of the Foxes, please let them know ASAP! Quartermasters are Brian, Jesse, and Zach for the barony. Would anybody be interested in helping to do bi-annual inventory? Will contact Brian to see if he still wants to be Quartermaster or if interested in finding someone to take over. Please ask closer to September to check on schedules/availability for inventory before Silver Hammer.
Reeve: Bank $21,343.32, ledger $20,907, if you have a check from the Barony and haven’t cashed, please cash the check. Shire of Nant-y-Derwyddon asked us to provide food, we set aside $600 to cover food. There was such a turnout at the event, they didn’t need our donation, but we sent $300 anyway. Great job at event!
Chatelaine: 5 folks transferred in, Jayne getting in contact with members who have indicated interest.
Demos: Clayton Bradley Academy asked for demo in September at some point. No exact date given as of yet.
Knight Marshall Report:
Heavy-Practices are going well. Lots of new people turning out–6 new for armored alone. Loaner gear has become scarce. Please bring back any and all loaner gear for newcomers. Senior fighters need to come help with new heavy fighters. Zach to send Jayne names of newcomers at practices. Do you know someone who has old fighter gear they no longer need? We need donations! Rehab on existing equipment happening.
Rapier- gear wise, we’re fine.
Archery- Shannon is archery Marshall for Silver Hammer, need one for Thor’s Mountain.
Equestrian- Lacey is holding a mounted archery clinic, horses, archery equipment available. Will be around $10. August 5, starting at 10am-3pm. Discussion about getting a regular port-a-potty for equestrian practices. Contact Lacey if you’d like to go on a riding trip-Fort Valley practice- with her September 16 (taking the place of Sept. equestrian practice).
A & S- no items for report. Looking for May A & S report.
Dance Mistress- no items for report.
Provost- RUM is this weekend, come take classes. Make note of what was taken, and let Liz know. Record classes we took at RUM, report to Liz. Working on a Google Form to record.
Herald: Two submissions this month. Preparing to order supplies to paint the banner. Will present us with 3 different mottos to vote on at a business meeting. If anyone wants to help paint, they can, let Herald know. Will be 18-19ft. Evaluating poles to fly banner from.
Chronicler: If officers could start making a monthly report of some sort, please contact Meg and she will tell you how to add on to monthly newsletter.
Mistress of Children: Needs to request a deputy Minister of Children. Would parents in barony be interested in starting a monthly youth group meeting? Baroness added that there was a Page’s school at one time, would be nice to begin again.
Web Minister: No significant updates to website, please report any errors to web minister.
Media Mistress: Running smoothly.
Further business: Nest handed out gifts/prizes to people who helped at our last event. Nest would like someone to take over giving prizes at Silver Hammer to helpers if she is not present for the event. Ballista/trebuchet–some members interested in building one, asking if it needs to be a baronial thing. Someone commented that most large projects like that are owned/stored by households. Members say there are plans for transportable siege engines. Seneschal suggested a list of supplies/estimates to present at September business meeting.
Silver Hammer: no report, everything going smoothly. Feast will be Scottish theme. Reservations/troll is Miklos, lining up marshals for all events. Osric is Autocrat.
Holly/Ivy: Kelly volunteered to be Autocrat, feast by Jason/Lisa.
Black Gryphon: Misty and Seamus are autocratting.
Calendar: Miklos checking Barony calendar for correct dates. All correct. Business meeting August 1st at Brehm Animal Sciences building.
Archery practices: Practice field has been marshy, so hasn’t been held. Talk about having archery at Lacey’s or possibly getting permission to do practice at Big Ridge.
Meeting adjourned at 8:17pm