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Black Gryphon 2019 Court

Baronial court record provided by the wonderful Mistress Marthe Elsbeth.

 

Baronial Court of Master William and Mistress Catherine, Baron and Baroness of Thor’s Mountain, 16 Feb 2019

 

Court opened with two witches approaching with a cauldron of potions, to which they added ginger, chives, salt.  Lacking all the appropriate ingredients, Mistress Maudelyn came forward with nutmeg.  The potion still not being quite right, Lady Castellana came forward with basil for love.  After much stirring and chanting over the cauldron, Mistress Catherine found a yellow belt, and Mistress Maudelyn found a green belt.  They used these to make Lady Castellana their protege and apprentice, respectively.

 

The Vice Regal Court of Ademar and Gwenewfar opened with Lady Nest being called forward to receive the Order of the Meridian Cross, and the Order of the Sable Gryphon, with a beautiful scroll with calligraphy by Mistress Liz, and embroidery by Noble Annya.

 

The autocrats, Noble Annya and THLord Miklos, came forward to make announcements.  Thanks to Lord Bjorn for the kumihimo site tokens.  There are 10 feast spots left.  The winner of the A&S competition (populace choice) was Lord Sigmar for his leather-bound book.  The prize was a knife crafted by Lord Weylan.

 

Noble Annya was presented with the Order of the Broken Bow.

 

The Thegns and the Captain of the Guard (Lord Titus, THLord Tristram, Lord Seamus, Lord Hank, Lord Sigmar) were called forth to take the Thegn’s Oath [based on a Viking mead oath from the 1100’s].  Tristram was given the hammer of the Warlord of Thor’s Mountain.

 

Alexander McGregor, called the Silent, was given the Ram’s Horn for Service; as was Lady Sara al-Garnatiyya.

 

Lord Rorick, the Bard of Silver Hammer, was given a Ram’s Horn for the Arts & Sciences.

 

Lord Ardan was awarded the Ram’s Horn for Artis Militas.

 

Lady Elienora got the Ram’s Horn for Arts and Sciences.

 

Those of the populace for whom this was their first event or first Baronial court was called forward for a hearty welcome from Their Excellencies.

 

Kate Solviegsdottir (henceforth known as Court Skipper) receive the Order of the Cygnet.

 

Aetheria Maritima was Awarded Arms.

 

THLord Miklos was called up for a bit of shitck with His Excellency.  Lord Caelen was then brought into court to receive the Order of the Weaponsmaster, with regalia provided by Lord Miklos.

 

Lady Lucia del Mar received the Order of the Meridian Cross.  Lord Yamamoto Shingen received the Argent Shield.

 

James Toxaphalite received the Vinar Thor’s (Friend of Thor’s).

 

Mistress Marthe Elsbeth of Oak Hill called her household, Oak Hill, to witness the apprenticing of Lord Ardan an Fhasaigh.

 

Lady Etain was Granted Arms!

 

THLord Ronan McMorton was called forward to be inducted into the Order of the Bough, Meridies, and was greeted by the members of the order present.

 

The Vice Royal Court was closed.

 

Baronial Court continued with the gentlemen of the Barony coming forward to give the Order of the Daughters of Aduinn, first to Roise inghean Aibhne (scroll by Mistress Liz), then to Lady Elieanora (scroll by Lord Caelen).

 

Vice Regal Court reopened so that THLord  Miklos could receive the Order of the Guiding Hand (regalia passed on from Lord Henry).  The Guiding Hand was also given to Meurenn ingen Ui Dunchada.

 

Lady Klara was given the Ram’s Horn for Service, as well as the Argent Plume.

 

Mistress Mittens and Master Thomas announced that Thor’s Mountain has the bid for RUM/FC 2019.  Also Giant’s Dance will be May 4th with a Star Wars theme (May the Fourth be With You).

 

Court was closed.

 

During feast, Their Excellencies presented Mistress Eleanor of Ashley with the Order of the Pillar, and Lord Weylan with the Order of the Scarlet Star.

February 2019 Business Meeting Minutes

Meeting notes provided by the lovely Klara Sayrajani.

 

Knight marshal – practices have been happening. New indoor site thanks to John Doogan. Practices have been growing. No practice after BG

 

Archery- This Sunday archery practice in white pine if no rain. Practice at the end of the month in Anderson County. Arrow making workshop on date TBD soon.

 

Equestrian – Third Tuesday of each month may start being devoted to doing Equestrian classes. First will be March 26th. Combined practice coming up. Equestrian practice on the 23rd. Need to have work weekend to make a quintain.

 

A and S – Form is posted on the discussion page. There is an A and S competition for BG. Note card documentation, open theme. If you go to events and take courses, email Bryan, so you are in the running for A and S theign.

 

Provost – Doing great. Getting ready to have an event with many courses. Make sure sign up sheets are there.

 

Herald- The section on banners, etc is going to be taken out of handbook per Beacon. New advisement on banners coming out in new handbook. Rorik’s badge passed in the past month.

 

Social Media – Elianora has been doing announcements for BG and doing great job. Be nice to each other online.

 

Webminister – Send email to Webminister if you need anything or need to update anything on the website.

 

Nest has gotten prices for replacing kitchen wares in the trailer. Runs about $250 minus the storage bins. Money was approved at Curia. Motion made to begin purchasing items. Motion carries.

 

Student Group- We’re here. No upcoming student engagement faires at the moment.

 

BG – Bad news there has been a water leak in the bunkhouse. It is musty in there. Updates, however, are continuing, floors and windows are new. There are new chairs. Everything is working in the kitchen. We need someone to do bathroom duty and need troll volunteers. Downstairs shower renovations are complete. There are now shower stalls. Don’t turn off the ovens, it turns off the pilot light. There are courses and back ups for courses. There will hopefully be low tabes available. Those will be notated on sign up hopefully. Breakfast is good. There will be low carb options both days. The Inn has been demolished.

 

RUM Bid – This is with the kingdom seneschal.Waiting on approval for kingdom seneschal and kingdom exechequer.  

 

SH – Planning is underway. Feastcrats have been acquired.
Calendar – See here.

2019 Curia Meeting Minutes

Words from the Baron & Baroness –

Baron – I think I am supposed to say a thing here….Kelly!

Baroness – Thank you for being here. We appreciate everyone coming to give their opinion. Just try to be civil, like I know that you guys are most of the time. Let’s try to keep the me too comments to a minimum.

Words from the Senechal – Welcome, everyone, to our lovely 2019 curia! Just a reminder that when someone brings a topic up, there will be a discussion followed by a motion and second.

Elect a Vicar – Goldmund nominated, accepts, seconded, passed.

The Vicar’s job is to do nothing unless the Baron and Baroness drop dead. They will wrangle the process of succession. They cannot be nominated for Baron/Baroness.

Baronial Succession Policy – You can view the draft of the succession policy here: Draft Succession Policy

The changes versus the original policy were discussed.

Term limit discussion brought up. The committee is seeking some direction/feedback from the populace for how they would like for the term limit policy to proceed. There are more steps before this can be official. There needs to be a consensus before it can be sent to Kingdom for approval.

Naz addressed the fact that having a full election every two years makes a lot of undue stress in many places. That there would be an election every 18 months, etc. Proposes a vote of confidence at the two year mark before going through the election process.

Martha made a motion to accept 1-9 with the continued work on number 10. Miklos advises that we would proceed under the current succession policy before moving forwarded. Rorik seconded. Motion passed.

Clarification on what needs to be discussed in the committee regarding number 10. Item C needs to be discussed, primarily.

Populace does want term limits. The length of terms is being discussed between two and three years. Everyone sort of thinks that two years may be too short as they are just getting their feet under them, only have a handful of baronial events, etc.

Populace tends to three years, vote of confidence, with an additional possible two year term. A break of a term would be required before a past baronage would be eligible for an additional term.

Thank you to Goldmund for heading this committee. Thank you to Gellis for her handling of this process while holding the senechal office.

Vote of confidence proposed to happen at curia in the beginning of the baronage’s third year.

Budget –

Fund Name Budget (at Previous Curia) Spent/ Earned Remaining Balance Proposed for This Year
General Fund $1,225.00 $(1,587.52) $(362.52) $1,913.42
Event Fund $3,000.00 $2,338.98 $5,338.98 $3,000
Reserve Fund $3,000.00 $0 $3,000.00 $3,000
Trailer Fund $8,500.00 $(4,072.80) $4,427.20 $5,000
 
Trailer Recurring Expenses $1,000
Administration $212
Hochwald $500.00 $178.00 $678.00 $700
Chatelaine $200.00 $(48.97) $151.03 $100
Newcomer’s Nook $206
Gold Key $400.00 $(38.40) $361.60 $350
Marshals $500.00 $0 $500.00 $350
Arts & Sciences $100.00 $0 $100.00 $100
UT Student Group $25.00 $0 $25 $0
Heralds $100.00 $0 $100.00 $300
Minister of Children $50.00 $(26.12) $23.88 $50
Regalia $3,000.00 $(1,260.00) $1,740.00 $0
Gulf Wars GW Tourney $200.00 $(51.75) $148.25 $150
Totals $21,000.00 $(4,568.58) $16,431.42 $16,431.42

We are a few years away from going broke at the rate that we are spending. Some changes need to be made in how we are spending.

Initial Fund Recommendations:

Event Fund: $3,000 – Approved

Reserve Fund: $3,00 – Approved

Trailer Fund: $4,500

Trailer Fund suggested increase to $5,000 (by Martha). Amended to increase it to $5,500 (by Martha), with the condition that some of that is available to the kitchen committee. Osric seconds. Motion passed. Amended to $5,000 due to the separation of Trailer Fund and Trailer Recurring Expenses. Approved.

Recurring spending allotments:

  • Trailer Parking – $360.58 – Added to Recurring Trailer Expenses along with funds for maintenance, kitchen committee, etc. Motion made, seconded,and passed.
  • PO Box – $112 – Added to Administrative Budget. Motion made, seconded,and passed.
  • Domain registration – $50 – Added to Administrative Budget. Motion made, seconded,and passed.
  • Minister of Children – $50
  • Equestrian Insurance – $50 – Added to Administrative Budget. Motion made, seconded,and passed.

New and continuing request for funds

  • Chatelaine – printed materials – $100 – Motion made, seconded,and passed.
  • Newcomers Nook – $206 (fundraising money from Holly & Ivy) – Motion made, seconded,and passed.
  • Gold Key – Garb and feast gear materials – $350 Motion made, seconded,and passed.
  • Marshal Budget – $350 – Motion made, seconded,and passed.
    • Archery equipment – Need new arrows and tips. $100
    • Equestrian equipment – $150 need to build/repair boxes.
    • Heavy combat equipment – $100 in reserve to replace shields and replenish loaner gear.
  • Arts & Sciences (including scrollery) – $100 – Motion made, seconded,and passed.
  • Secondary trailer – Discussion dismissed.
  • More SCA signs Research and future discussion.
  • Herald Budget – $300 – Motion made, seconded,and passed.
    • Bagatelle – Amber Apples and other awards have previously been donated. We are seeking sources for those.

The Future of May Tourney –

May Tourney has not been as profitable in years. We have been steadily losing profit.

Our site fee continues to go up.

Popular events before and after. It is essentially a recovery week.

Kahlil motioned that May Tourney be nixed. Several seconds (Muirenn & Marth). Motion passed.

RIP May Tourney.

Current Committee Membership & Spending Allotments –

Kitchen Committee still needs to make some replacements. No firm number. Approximately needs to spend an additional $300.

Officer Reports –

Senechal – No report. No money.

Reeve – Curia is essentially her report. No money.

Chatelaine & Gold Key – We have had some new people come to things. We will need more business cards. She wants to get a newcomer’s packet together.

Consul – Rossini will be coming up in April. Our location at Rossini is moving. They want us closer to Market Square, in front of the park over there.

Knight Marshal – Practices have been happening. No injuries that I am aware of. We have gained access to an awesome indoor space for practices.

Rapier Marshal – No money.

Live Weapons Marshal – Archery is going well. We have locations scheduled for the next couple of months, weather pending.

Equestrian Marshal – Horses still have four feet and are walking around. I do have plans for the insurance to potentially have combo practices when there is archery.

Arts & Sciences and Dance – Hey! Ya boy Waylan is the new A&S officer. I need a deputy!

Hoping to grow the A&S competitions.

 

Your A&S for December can be reported here: Monthly A&S Report

UT Student Group – Officer shuffling! Weee!

Provost – If you take classes, you can get credit at RUM. Deputies! Yay! Barigaria is taking over at the March biz meeting. No money.

Herald – We had Holly & Ivy. It went good. Bryan (Weylan) did court. Yay! Court report impending.

I need a deputy that is willing to take over at some point. It is a good foot in the door to go a little further out than the barony without necessarily actually needing to go somewhere.

Guilliame has expressed interest.

Bagatelle – Sourcing vendors for award regalia. Hoping to get five amber apples so that we have some on hand.

Parchment – We have pre-prints for all of the awards now thanks to Rayne and her awesomeness! Scrollery classes impending.

Chronicler – No money.

I need a deputy. It isn’t hard to be chronicler. When you are chronicler, you are responsible for taking meeting minutes (or making arrangements for someone to take meeting minutes), you put together the Whetstone (our newsletter, which is electronic!), and you file an annual report with the kingdom. It isn’t hard. I promise. If you are interested in being my deputy, please let me know. You can email me at chronicler@thorsmountain.org.

Social Media – No report.

Webminister – New site is live and in progress. Need information. We are in the process of owning our thorsmountain.org website domain.

Officer pages are on the site. Please send any officer changes to me so that we can update the website.

We are also going to have pages for award winners coming soon. Yay!

If you have an update for the website or calendar, please email me any updates at webminister@thorsmountain.org. This is the only way this information can be updated.

Minister of Children – Background check impending in the future. HUGE thank you for the gifts given to the children through Santa Jeff. Kids painting class will need to be rescheduled (and a location secured).

Librarian – I am seeking assistance in weeding the baronial library. If you are interested, contact me, and we will set a date.

Events Dates –

Black Gryphon 2019 – February 15th – 17th

Silver Hammer 2019 – October 25th – 27th

Black Gryphon 2020 – February 14th – 16th

Silver Hammer 2020 – October 30th – November 1st

Black Gryphon 2021 – February 12th-14th

Silver Hammer 2021 – October 29th – 31st

Kingdom Level Events –

We need to get better about our KLE bids. With the end of May Tourney, we will hopefully have more people and energy for this venture.

Naz, Liz, and Lacey (I think those are the people) are working on a bid for RUM 2019. Planning to bid the UT Agricultural building (for potentially free). Lots of potential.

Default Feast Pricing –

We haven’t honored our default feast price of $8 per person. We have been using $10.

Our feasts have also not been selling out. We may need to look at scaling back the number of seats that we initially plan for.

We are also planning and cooking a lot of food. Maybe we should scale back our feeding into submission.

Discussion trends towards reducing number of planned seats and using the $10 per person.

Motion made, seconded, and approved to go with $10 per person.

Children’s Feasts –

Kids won’t eat a full feast. There are other places that are trending towards having a kid feast or a kid remove.

Suggested that this become a decision on the part of the autocrat.

Motioned to be figured out at a later date and be brought in front of the barony.

Field Steward and Field Setup –

Tabled.

Forges on the field at Big Ridge –

Placement issue at Big Ridge. Not policy issue. Please consider placement.

Calendar

January:

  • Saturday, the 5h: Curia 9am-1pm
  • Sunday, the 6th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Par
  • Wednesday, the 9th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Sunday, the 13th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park; Archery Practice at 1:30pm at White Pine Location
  • Wednesday, the 16th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Sunday, the 20th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Sunday, the 23rd: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park; Archery Practice at 1:30pm at Louisville Location
  • Wednesday, the 30th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park

 

November Business Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes taken by Lady Klara bint Da’ud al-sayrajani. Thank you!

 

Coronets – No report

 

A and S – Fill out the A and S forms. Last month’s survey’s proved that Tuesdays are the most convenient for everyone and once a month classes seem to work best. Classes should begin in January.

 

Senechal: Curia is coming up. Get your topics in. We will be in the Animal sciences building on January 5th. Do you research if you have a money request. It will make things go much easier.

 

Reeve According to the bank, we have $17,636.38 in the account.  Due to outstanding checks, we have $17,018.23 at our disposal.

 

Silver Hammer turned a profit of $359.64.  This decrease from previous years appears to be almost exclusively because we had 35-45 fewer adult attendees.

 

We have reserved Big Ridge for SH 2020, Oct 30-Nov 1; the site fee was $466.

 

MOC – New reports require exact number of children with ages to send to children. The Michelangelo painting class will be delayed til next year. Also new requirement after events to get up with troll and compare number of children in attendance vs. children in classes.

 

Knight Marshal – New people in attendance for both heavy and rapier and no injuries. Working on substitute marshalls for the next couple weeks.

 

Live Weapons – Good turnout at Silver Hammer. Since this weekend is up against crown, we are going to cancel. Looking to have a practice the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

 

Provost – Looking for classes. There is now an online form to request your RUM transcript. There is also a self- reporting form available.

 

Herald – See online for Silver Hammer Court report. A scribal night is being scheduled for later this month.

 

Chronicler – Warrant is in process. October Whetstone will be out soon. She needs a deputy.

 

Social Media – Waiting on password reset to start up Instagram account.

 

Web Minister – The old site is going away. It will no longer be updated. Working on switching website over to Kingdom hosting. We are going to a wordpress maintained site and are starting completely over. If you have something you want added to the calendar, you need to email webminister@thorsmountain.org

 

Holly and Ivy – Everything is going smooth. Anyone who wants to teach a class needs to contact her excellency. There will be pre-cooking going on in December. If you are interested in learning to make mincemeat, contact Naz. Your baron wants you to fight in Theigns Tourney! They’ve been in their position for three years. Santa Jeff will be in attendance.

 

Black Gryphon – Budget is almost finished. If you want to teach a class fill out the form Rose posted to the Facebook group. There are already seven classes on deck. The website may be slow in going up because of the website change over. Waylon is looking for a source for eel, if anyone knows of one. He is also looking for wood patterned melamine bowls.

 

Discussion about banners in trailer.

 

See the calendar here: http://www.thorsmountain.org/calendar.php

 

If anyone is interested in doing court heraldry on a kingdom level, please contact Naz.

 

Is anyone interested in doing a garb day at Martha’s before the end of the year?  Saturday the 24th at noon was decided upon.

Silver Hammer Feast Recipes: First Remove

The recipes have been provided by Lady Klara bint Da’ud al-sayrajani.

 

The recipes are for one table serving (or eight people).

 

Catalonian Stuffed Onions

 

8 onions
1 lb chicken
½ lb bacon
1 tbs cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp cloves
1 tbs salt
½ c. chicken broth

 

Poach chicken until cooked through. Fry bacon until crisp. Preheat oven to 425. Core onions, reserving top and ½ of the onion interior. Shred chicken and toss with bacon, reserved onion interior, broth and spices. Stuff chicken/bacon mixture into onion cavity. Replace onion tops and wrap onion in foil. Bake for 45 minutes.

 

Llesques de Formatge

 

½ lb mozzarella
1 tbs butter
1 tbs yeast
2 eggs
½ c water
1 c flour (pref. Whole wheat)

 

Slice cheese into 8 thick slices. Proof yeast in water. Add yeast/water to mixing bowl with flour and eggs. Coat cheese slices in batter and freeze. Package. When time to reheat. Melt Butter. Fry llesques on all sides until batter is completely cooked.

 

Orange and Pomegranate Salad with Agras Mestrejat

 

2 oranges
½ a pomegranate
2 red plums
⅛ c. balsamic vinegar
¼ c. orange juice
1 tsp sugar

 

Section oranges and remove arils from pomegranate. Slice plums and cook with balsamic, juice, and sugar. When well combined, cool, and blend with immersion blender. Serve sauce over top of the oranges and pomegranate arils.

 

Ametllat

 

1 lb goat
1 15.5 can chickpeas
½ bundle of parsley
64 oz broth
⅓ c. balsamic vinegar

 

Dice goat small and brown in stockpot. Pour in broth and balsamic and simmer until goat is tender. Add chickpeas, simmer until those are tender. While those simmer together finely chop parsley. Add to soup and simmer five more minutes.

 

Silver Hammer Court Report

Court Heralded by Waylan de Fabre

Vice Regal Court of Barthelemy and Oda

Nigel the Wolf – Order of the Cygnet
Ragnarr Arngeirsson – Order of the Broken Bow

Court of Baron William and Baroness Catherine

Sir Wolfgang von Wustenberg – Silver Hammer (Armored Combat)
THL Piers Simmons – Silver Hammer (Rapier)
THL Mihalfy Miklos – Silver Hammer (Archery)
Titus Aurelius – Ram’s Horn for the Arts
Aetheria Meritima – Ram’s Horn for the Arts
Cecilia Jacobs – Ram’s Horn for Service
Sarena Amansadora – Ram’s Horn for Artes Militis
Rørik mac Lughdach – Ram’s Horn for Artes Militis
Jacques de la Rose – Ram’s Horn for Artes Militis
Sigmarr Arngeirsson – Ram’s Horn for Artes Militis
Caoilfionn inghean Caomhánach – Vinar Thors
William Brewer and Julianna Harper – Vinar Thors
Castellana de Luna – Order of the Sable Gryphon
Jayne Helen of Hope – Silver Swan of Jehane
Feargus Fletcher – Order of the Silver Heart
Cáelán mac Oduinn – Order of the Silver Heart

October Business Meeting Minutes

Baron & Baroness – We have a pretty picture. [Ooooooo]. Please make sure that, when art is contributed, the artist is noted on the back.

Bring a cooler to Silver Hammer, court may be long. We may have a bathroom break in the middle.

Senechal – I don’t actually have anything. I’ve been in Iceland….

Reeve – We have $18,685.16 in the bank account. After uncleared checks (two of which are for Holly & Ivy), we have $18,214.99.

We would like to get the wheels moving to purchase a PO box for the barony. For 12 months, an extra small box is $70. A small box is $102. May I have a motion? Baron supports convenient box for the Reeve. Liz makes a motion that we get the more convenient box at $30 additional per year (with keys being in possession of the senechal and reeve). Murienn seconds. Motion carries.

Chatelaine & Gold Key – I have nothing. I am doing a newcomer’s/welcome tent space at Silver Hammer.

Consul – We had a demo at the Clayton-Bradley Academy. Much fun and talking were had. I don’t think that we need Tristram to be in charge of heavy fighting again. They will be looking forward to us returning again.

Knight Marshal – We are going to be changing over. Rorik will be stepping up as Knight Marshal. I will be running Silver Hammer, but he will be taking over that position.

Rapier Marshal – Nobody has died! [Despite South Down’s best effort!] [That is someone in Vulpine Reach’s report, not mine!]

Live Weapons Marshal – Let’s talk about arrows. We talked about this last month. We need some. Our arrows are getting lost or having their things come off. I would like to request to use some of the marshal’s budge to replenish our arrow supply. Liz makes a motion that we give her $100 to spend on the barony’s archery supplies. Osric seconds it. Motion carries.

Equestrian Marshal – Not present.

Arts & Sciences and Dance – We had a class last month, Basic Costuming. Waylan is my deputy for A&S. He is going to be taking over organizing and setting up classes. If you are interested in teaching a class or have something that you would be interested in seeing taught, talk to Waylan. He has posted a survey to see what people would be interested in seeing class-wise.(Class Survey here).

 

Please submit your A&S report for the month here: Monthly A&S Report Form.

 

Because we are moving, we have to do something with the May Pole. It can probably go into our storage unit, but we cannot guarantee that we would have ready access to it. Liz has volunteered to store it in the attic of their garage. Carol has a second garage that could also be used.

The bigger issue is the SCA signs. We put them out for the last Silver Hammer. We were told that they were not going back into the trailer. Decision has been made that those signs are going back into the trailer.

 

Have any classes from Gulf Wars or other events or class nights not listed on your RUM transcript? You can self-report your classes using the form found here: Class Report Form.

Student Group – As student group president, we got through the student engagement fair. We have had a couple of people sign up. A couple of people have contacted me about getting involved. I’ve given them the information about what, when, and where.

I have talked to a couple of people about a way that we could potentially get students involved. We could potentially sponsor a student to come to an event. When I was an undergrad, I couldn’t go to as many events due to cost. Students are poor. If this is something that the barony wants to do…If someone is willing to run with that, step forward. Naz volunteered! [Yay!]

I really want us to have more of a student group. It is currently me and Emilee that are the active students in the student group. We don’t really have any undergraduates that are active, come out, and do stuff. There exists, at the University, sort of training sessions for student organizations to learn how to be more effective at recruitment. If that is something that we are interested in trying to recruit more, I would be happy to set up this training session and go to it. I would like other members of the barony to be participate in this so that it is just me. I am not going to be able to do the stuff that I do for the student group forever. I want students that the student group can be handed over to. Thoughts? Advice? Comments?

Discussion tends towards it being a good idea.

Provost

 

Have any classes from Gulf Wars or other events or class nights not listed on your RUM transcript? You can self-report your classes using the form found here: Class Report Form.

Herald – Not much with herald’s office this month. Report has been sent. Devices and badges discussed last month haven’t been sent out yet. Still looking for a deputy. I will probably need to make an announcement at Silver Hammer as we get a wider audience there at biz meet. I have talked to a number of people, and there tends to be some aspect of the job that they just don’t want to do. And that is okay. But, at the end of the day, it is important to pass off these offices so that they aren’t on the same person forever. If anyone is interested in doing heraldy things, please contact me.

Bagatelle – Cords! If you have signed up to do cords and have them today, I can take them today. From my understanding, it is pretty important that these cords be present at Silver Hammer. If you are unable to do so, please send a message that you aren’t able to make them so that we can make them ourselves.

Parchment

Chronicler – I need a deputy that would be able to attend business meetings and either take notes or record the meeting so that I can transcribe the meeting minutes. I have had a shift in my mundane life that has resulted in me being unable to attend business meetings for the next year or so. (It is a good shift, but it does mean that I am not available in the evenings!)

Please let me know if you would be able to accept a position as my deputy. I would appreciate it very much.

I have also started the process of being warranted.

Also, I need a deputy!

Social Media – The Lucys and I are setting up a meeting this month to get them caught up on all things social media with the plan to pass that off to them at the end of the year.

Webminister – We need to purchase a webhosting service and a domain. This is not optional. It is $68/year with WordPress for more basic. The more amount is $168/per year for more control and customization. Miklos states that there may need to be additional costs and to allocate $150 to cover any and all costs. Liz made that motion. Murienn seconded. Motion carries.

Subdomain to be created for the canton.

If you have something that needs to be added to the calendar, please email the webminister as she is going to be unable to attend meetings for the foreseeable future due to classes. Also double check your information on the website.

Minister of Children – We still need volunteers for Silver Hammer for running the morning session. We need bodies.

My background check has to be renewed in March.

Events –

Silver Hammer –

It is shaking up to be okay. Tristram will not be able to attend. Sigard is stepping up to cover rapier. Besides that, we still need volunteers for children activities. We may need pottycrat still. Gellis, Catherine, and Jyne state that they will help cover that. More troll people is always better. Volunteer for troll!

Feast menu is being pre-cooked [and was covered quickly, but I couldn’t type that fast!] this Sunday, next Sunday, and the Friday before the event. On-site kitchen volunteers are greatly appreciated.

Hammers are going to happen soon.

Site visit will be set up the week before. I will need to figure out exactly when I should order the port-a-potties. Advised to order it now.

There will be a Bard of Silver Hammer competition. The them is love.

Breakfast menu was also discovered. French toast and porridge bar on Saturday. Sunday will be some of the same things. Almond tart on Sunday.

Holly & Ivy –

Yes, we are having it. We have a menu. It is Elizabethan English. We are interested in having performances from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. So let us know if you are interested in that.

If you fight, your barony needs you to turn out for the theigns’ tourneys at Holly & Ivy!

Black Gryphon –

If you want to teach a class, contact April (Rose)! A Japanese tract would be great!

Calendar

October:

  • Tuesday, the 2nd: Business Meeting at 7pm at UT Agricultural Campus in Room 260
  • Wednesday, the 3rd: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Saturday, the 6th: Canton Demo
  • Sunday, the 7h: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Wednesday, the 10th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 14th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Monday, the 15th: Troll class at Miklos’s house at 7pm
  • Wednesday, the 17th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 21st: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Friday, the 26th, through Sunday, the 28th: Silver Hammer

November:

  • Sunday, the 4h: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Tuesday, the 6th: Business Meeting at 7pm at UT Agricultural Campus in Room 260
  • Wednesday, the 7th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Friday, the 9th: Whatnot Night
  • Sunday, the 11h: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park; Archery Practice at 1:30pm Location to be determined
  • Wednesday, the 14th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 18th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Sunday, the 25th: Archery Practice at 1:30pm Location to be determined
  • Wednesday, the 28th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA

September 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

Baron & Baroness – We have a thing. As I am sure that you are aware, in the middle of Pennsic, most of the SCA across the country and world blew up on a number of sensitive and important topics. We feel that it would behoove us to make a public statement. When I cam to Thor’s Mountain, it was a place that welcomed pretty much everyone. Our predecessor worked to make everyone feel welcome. With that in mind, we just want to make a public declaration that we support the equality for all. We want everyone of all races, gender, sexuality, etc. to be welcome here.Don’t be a jerk. We reject all forms of intolerance and bigotry. Everyone should feel safe here. Anyone that does not feel safe in our domain, come and speak to us. [This is paraphrased as it was read off quickly.]

Senechal – All I have to say is, ditto. If you do have any concerns regarding harassment, diversity, inclusiveness, bullying, you are ALWAYS welcome to give me a call.

B&B – Corporate has a policy on this now.

Senechal – I will be out of the country the last two weeks of this month.

Reeve – $18,731.11 according to BB&T. Due to a few outstanding checks, we have $18,214.99. If you have a check for us that you have not cashed, please do so. If you are not sure, come see me, and I can let you know if you are on my list.

Chatelaine & Gold Key – There will be a newcomers’ nook at Silver Hammer! We will broadcast that it is a safe place for newcomers to come hang out.

Consul – We have a demo coming up at Clayton-Bradley on the 13th from 10:30am to 11:30am. They have invited people that wish to stay for lunch to join for the medieval feast. If you can come about thirty minutes early, please do so. The students put together displays, and it is really nice and fun to check them out. Spend time with the kiddos!

Knight Marshal – Overall, practices have happened. No injuries or deaths. Yay! The combat archery demonstration went well. No one was shot in the ankle. We did receive notice from Gellis that she had received notice that our marshallate has been revoked due to non-reporting. There is an issue with the automated reporting system. He has our current report. We are NOT revoked. We are good to go.

We had an equestrian practice.Nobody died.

Rapier Marshal – Combined with Knight Marshal report.

Live Weapons Marshal – We have been having practices. They are happening. They are rotating between our three locations. Hopefully one of them is near you! If you have loaner arrows, I need them back. We probably need to make or buy more loaner arrows.

I do need someone to run the practice this weekend at White Pine as I have another commitment. If you are a marshal and feel like you can do that thing, I would appreciate it if you would do that thing.

Equestrian Marshal – Combined with Knight Marshal report.

Arts & Sciences and Dance – Waylan is the new deputy! Yay! He is taking over scheduling the A&S classes.

Please submit your A&S report for the month here: Monthly A&S Report Form.

Have any classes from Gulf Wars or other events or class nights not listed on your RUM transcript? You can self-report your classes using the form found here: Class Report Form.

UT Student Group – No report.

Provost

 

Have any classes from Gulf Wars or other events or class nights not listed on your RUM transcript? You can self-report your classes using the form found here: Class Report Form.

Herald – Herald things! I am passing around badges that we are attempting to register for awards that do not have them. There are a couple of modifications that I had to make. The Silver Heart pendants that we give out are knotwork. Knotwork does not exist in heraldry. I had to do just a heart. I had to add to it as someone has just a silver heart registered. I added a gold chain. These badges are fieldless, which means that when you display this award, you can put it on any background color that you want.

The Companion of the Daughters of Aduin as the name is not period. As of now, we are not registering order names. To be more accurate, we would need to change the “Aduin”. “Aduin” is not period. Not Norse. Etc. Iðunn is correct. To register this, it would have to be Iðunndottir, which is a last name and is not allowed. We can register “Order of Iðunn” and call those that receive this award “The Daughters of Iðunn”. When we revisit this in a few months, we can see about registering “Order of Iðunn”.

The Ram’s Horns have been historically put on a white background (white on white), which doesn’t work. But the badge is fieldess so this works.

[With bonus heraldry lesson!]

Bagatelle – If anyone signed up to cords and are unable to finish the by next biz meet, let me know.

Parchment – No report!

Chronicler – Hey, I need a deputy!

Social Media – We’re good!

Webminister – If you have something that needs to be added to the calendar, please email the webminister as she is going to be unable to attend meetings for the foreseeable future due to classes. Also double check your information on the website.

Minister of Children – No report. We are going to have changing how we do youth activities going forward. We will have one session per event, either morning or afternoon. No sit down classes as that is where our children are leaning to. Starting with Silver Hammer, we are doing a youth ground equestrian class. Next year is to be determined.

Events –

 

Silver Hammer –

  • Brewing competition and Bard of Silver Hammer – Do those things! Theme for Bard of Silver Hammer is Love! Love is all you need!
  • All of our staff is ready, with exception of potty crat. If you are interested, let me (Caelan) know!
  • The event is shaping up to be pretty good. Feast menu should be just about finalized.
  • Some of our advertisement blasts are ready to start going out.
  • We are going to be in the Pop Chiv for October.
  • There will be three Silver Hammer tourneys this year: heavy, rapier, and archery.
  • There will be a nice thrown weapons competition featuring severed heads!
  • Also, we haven’t announced this yet. You are the first to know! Master William Brewer had purchased one of Allesaundra’s bows. He is bringing it to Silver Hammer and using it as the prize!

Holly & Ivy –

  • We are having one. It will be great! By the will of the coronet, we will be having the baronial championships at Holly & Ivy. There is a change. If you are currently one of the champions, you cannot win this time around.
  • Jyne for War Lord!
  • If you want to teach a class, this is a very laid back day. Think about it!
  • Bird class!
  • There is a private group for those that are interested in making things to distribute to the children.
  • Feast menu at next biz meet!

Black Gryphon –

  • It is on track. If you have classes, get with April (Rose).
  • Feast is fine. I need A LOT of rice cookers.

SHENANIGANS!

Calendar

September:

  • Tuesday, the 4th: Business Meeting at 7pm at UT Agricultural Campus in Room 260
  • Wednesday, the 5th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 9th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park; Archery Practice at 1:30pm (White Pine location)
  • Tuesday, the 11th: Basic Costuming (Location to be announced)
  • Wednesday, the 12th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Thursday, the 13th: Clayton-Bradley Demo at 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Sunday, the 16th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Wednesday, the 19th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Friday, the 21st, through Sunday, the 23rd: Tournament of the Foxes
  • Wednesday, the 26th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Friday, the 28th, through Sunday, the 30th: Meridian Grand Tournament

October:

  • Tuesday, the 2nd: Business Meeting at 7pm at UT Agricultural Campus in Room 260
  • Wednesday, the 3rd: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 7h: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Wednesday, the 10th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 14th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Wednesday, the 17th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 21st: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Wednesday, the 24th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Friday, the 26th, through Sunday, the 28th: Silver Hammer

August 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

Baron & Baroness – Not present. Off enjoying Pennsic shenanigans.

Senechal – Doesn’t have a lot. Just a reminder that if you are sending a report to kingdom, please send me a copy.

Reeve – Our balance according to the bank statement is $18,856.51. Due to uncashed checks, we have available $18,307.39. PayPal for Silver Hammer is in progress. Form is being sent to kingdom.

Chatelaine & Gold Key – Not a lot right now. The newcomer’s design is on a large thing so that it can be made into a banner. Changes are coming due to a kingdom chatelaine change over. There is going to be a gold key challenge as an attempt to get everyone’s gold key streamlined with a variety of sizes. There will be a nifty thing for the group that does the best.

Sale, hopefully, planned for Holly & Ivy to get rid of our “discard” gold key.

Consul – September 13th, Clayton-Bradley has requested that we come and do a demo. If you haven’t gone to a demo there before, I recommend that you do. It is a wonderful, awesome thing. The kids create personas and do all types of A&S things. I need fighters and people willing to dance. Our part starts at about 10:30 and goes to about 11:30.

Knight Marshal – We have had practice. No injuries. Yay! Joint practice is planned for this Sunday, the 12th, from 9am to 5pm. It will be archery, equestrian, and fighting. If it rains out, we can always do something in the barn or in the house.

Rapier Marshal – No report.

Live Weapons Marshal – Good turn out for the White Pine practice. Yay! Next practice is at the joint practice this Sunday. Calendar will be updated with locations.

Equestrian Marshal – No additional information to add.

Arts & Sciences and Dance – File out your A&S report. Working with the webminister on adding a link updated monthly on the baronial site.

Two classes this month:

  1. Dance class on the 14th at the UT Conference Center. Different room than we have met in previously. Please be quiet and courteous.
  2. Intermediate woodworking will be taught on the 28th.

More classes to come in September. They will be announced.

I am looking for a deputy to take over the A&S office. I am reaching the point to where I cannot handle multiple hats at the moment. If you would like to be my replacement deputy, please let me know!

Please submit your A&S report for the month here: Monthly A&S Report Form.

Have any classes from Gulf Wars or other events or class nights not listed on your RUM transcript? You can self-report your classes using the form found here: Class Report Form.

UT Student Group – UT is having their annual student engagement fair on the 24th from 7pm – 9:30pm, I think. Fighters, A&S display, and other volunteers would be great. I think it would be a good idea for us to bring some kind of medieval finger food to share with those that would be interested. Locations have been first come, first serve, historically.

Also, I have to go to a seminar about harassment and all kinds of stuff since I am the president.

Provost – I just want to say thank you to April for all of the work that you did for getting us ready for RUM. We had several people that graduated with degrees. We will have a lot of people next year. James will be working on our stuff after he finishes RUM data entry.

Have any classes from Gulf Wars or other events or class nights not listed on your RUM transcript? You can self-report your classes using the form found here: Class Report Form.

Herald – No significant report. I submitted a device this month. (I am on my third device.) Still need a deputy that is willing to take over the job at some point.

Bagatelle – A big, huge thank you for everyone that jumped onto the post that I put out calling for cords. If you are interested in creating cords for awards, please let me know. I am still looking for bids for anyone that is interested in making awards such as Daughter of Aduin, etc.

Parchment – No report.

Chronicler – I am giving up my post to my lovely deputy as of probably next month. She will be taking over then.

I have received an email requesting our information be updated with the Knox County Library. I have directed that to the senechal.

Social Media – No report.

Webminister – Event page for Silver Hammer is live. Waiting for the Facebook event page to be live before sending it to the senechal to send to kingdom.

Minister of Children – No report.

Events –

Silver Hammer – Planning is coming along fine. I have done my first of many check ins. Everyone seems to be pretty much on the ball. PayPal is being resolved as Danielle and Mao need to get registered/whatever for that. Cost of silver for the hammers wasn’t in the budget so that adjustment has had to be made. Scheduling a site visit coming up. It is chugging along.

Troll volunteers are needed to step in for an hour or two here and there. More volunteers make it easier. No one would have to be stuck there all day, if we have quite a few volunteers.

If you don’t know how to do troll, we can set up a troll class!

Holly & Ivy – No report.

Black Gryphon – It is going to be a thing. Bryan is the feastcrat. Richard and I (Emilee) are going to autocrat. April is our classcrat.

A google form is ready to go for those interested in signing up to teach a class at Black Gryphon.

Other –

The canton has been invited to host a demo on the 6th of October at the Heritage Festival in Union County. If you can help out, let Ragnarr know.

Rorik was given a whole box of documents that looks like they were from Father Gregory (not financial!).

Calendar

August:

  • Tuesday, the 7th: Business Meeting at 7pm at UT Agricultural Campus in Room 260
  • Wednesday, the 8th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 12th: Joint Practice from 9am – 5pm at FOB Johnston
  • Wednesday, the 15th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 19th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Wednesday, the 22nd: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 26th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park; Archery Practice at 1:30pm (Andersonville location)
  • Wednesday, the 29th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA

September:

  • Sunday, the 2nd: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Tuesday, the 4th: Business Meeting at 7pm at UT Agricultural Campus in Room 260
  • Wednesday, the 5th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 9th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park; Archery Practice at 1:30pm (White Pine location)
  • Wednesday, the 12th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Sunday, the 16th: Fighter Practice at 1pm at West Hill Park/John Bynon Park
  • Wednesday, the 19th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Friday, the 21st, through Sunday, the 23rd: Tournament of the Foxes
  • Wednesday, the 26th: Fighter Practice at 6pm at West Side Family YMCA
  • Friday, the 28th, through Sunday, the 30th: Meridian Grand Tournament

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