February 2024 Business Meeting Minutes

February 20th, 2024
Location: Sr. Sergios

Words from the Coronets Baron Geirleikr Veðrson & Baroness Zahra bint al-Rammah
-Ursulmas was amazing!
-Looking forward to season.
-Camp planned at AWW
-Please send in award recommendations
-Thank you all for your hard work.

Officer Reports:

Seneschal: HL Sabina di Zorzi
-Please send endo of year reports to Seneschal and Coronets!
-We have a new Youth Armored Combat officer, Alanna Von de Huga!
-Rollo stepped down from the Warlord for personal reasons, but he is officially a Jr. marshal and is still available to help with Heavy Fight practices.
-Still having trouble connecting with the other baronies regarding the Tri-baronial Feast, so asked Their Excellencies to help.
-We need bids for all events, from Boars Hunt forward!
-Masonic Park has agreed to the same pricing as last year, but I am still waiting on a final bid for the portable toilets before we’ll know the budget for that location for this year.
-Ursulmas prices went up a lot this year, and they won’t give us the same deal next year, so those prices will be even higher. We need to think outside the box for next year’s plan, so please come to us with any ideas. It’s such a large event that we need to start that process now, especially if somebody wants to find another site or change anything drastic, so if anyone is open to running that event, please come talk to us for details.
-Possibility of using Skagit fair ground
-Looking into contract or smaller unit at facility to save some money.

Web minister: Signore Giovani dell’Arco
-Web site maintenance, Plug-ins
-Calendar maintenance
-Updated business meeting locations
-Waiting on confirmation from Master of Stables’ and Master of Sword’s new locations for fight practice

Social Media: HL Katla Mani
-On Facebook we have 1385 likes and 1492 followers, Likes up by 24 and followers up by 31 from last month. (6 post made in February)
-Twitter we have 10 followers, Up one from last month. (1 Tweet in February so far)
-Instagram we have 420 followers. Up 11 from last month (No posts in February so far)
-Discord we have 38 members Up 2 from last month. (9 posts/comments made in the various channels in February so far).

Exchequer: Lady Jaida al-SaHraa
-Several checks for Ursulmas expenses
-Misc other events expenses
-Deputy and successor needed!
-My Dearest Barony,

It has come time for our studious members of the Populace, who have stood as part of our Financial Committee for more than a year now, to pass their voting prowess onto 2 other members of our fair Barony. If you are interested in what this entails, please contact me either through my Baronial email (aquaterra.exchequer@antir.org), or you can reach me through FB Messenger. (Mka Whitney Fikes).

The Populace Members of the Financial Committee are generally members who are willing to join us for our monthly business meetings, and if there are financial decisions that come up that need approval from the committee, they would cast their votes on behalf of the Barony. While not an extensive load, it is an important position. The great thing is, you don’t need to have any prior experience with financials, just a willingness to learn and join us in taking care of our great Barony.

Contingency Exchequer: HL Ciarnait inghean Dhonngaile

Chamberlain: Lady Camilla Valerian
-Everything came back from Ursulmas!
-Small amount of rearranged needed
-Light was out again, but facility fixed in a timely manner.
-Still some lost and found from the event.
-After some organizing and downsized potential looking for smaller unit

Master of Stables: HL Loftr Jolgeirsson
-Ursulmas very successful
-Regular practice 5-7 fighters, hill crest lodge Mt Vernon
-Looking into including youth practice
-Potentially going to start combing with rapier in Marysville
-Adding another jr marshal soon

Master of Sword: Don Dyryke Stanley
No report

Baronial Archer: Lord Peter of Aquaterra
No report

Minister of Thrown Weapons: HL Etolé Marchant
No report

Minister of Lists: HL Elizabeth Pendarvis
No report

Youth Armored Combat – one applicant!
-Got loaner gear
-Working on repairs as needed and plans for upcoming events

Gorges Herald: HL Mieczyslaw Czarnecki – applicants needed!
No report

Baronial Scribe: Lady Genevieve DeMarais
No report

Minister of Arts and Sciences: HL Kathryn Garnett
-Wonderful time at last months gathering approximately 20 people including a new comer
-1st Sunday March is Kingdom A&S so small turnout expected

Games Minister: Lady Eibhlin inghean Sheain
-Nothing really to report except games day for tomorrow the 21st is cancelled because I’m sick. I posted about this on reeds and fb The next games day is March 19th at the Mukilteo library at 5:30.
-Going forward trying to do games on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Costumer’s Guild: Magistra Lorenzia di Simonetti
No report

Dance Minister: HL Soelig Sweteglee
No report

Chatelaine: Lady Camilla Valerian
-The Newcomers meeting had a good turn out. We had 3 Newcomers that seemed to have a good time at Ursulmas and are looking forward to pursuing SCA activities in the future.
-I have been going to the Hillcrest Park Heavy Armored Combat practice and have had success with connecting park goers, specifically with a couple of families who are interested in the YAC program. Pixie was there last practice and we were able to get one young child in loaner armor.
-We brought out one of the Heavy Armored Combat signs that was used at Ursulmas and it seemed to be helpful. We had a group of teens and a few adults that stopped to read it and asked questions.
-Kingdom Chatelaine and they are looking for a Regional Education Deputy to teach the Newcomers Academy program in the Western region.
-We would like to coordinate mock tournaments at public parks going forward. I feel like these could serve as both small demos for the public but also a way to help practice combat formats for new fighters, lists personnel, marshals and voice heralds.
-Lake Stevens would like some volunteers for their “Go Viking” event
-String instruments for la conner “Guiter festival” same weekend as May Crown

Chronicler: HL Halawa al-Waddi
EOY report was submitted

Grete Boke: HL Michelino di Gino Martini.
Nothing to report

Officer Vacancies or Accepting applications:
Deputy Seneschal
Events Deputy
Youth Armored Combat

Gold Key
Games Minister
Reservations/PayPal Deputy

Master of Sword
Youth & Family Activities

Event Reports:
-Good Yule (Lady Camilla Valerian and Lady Sophia Aland) – December 2
Closed out

  • Ursulmas 2024 (HL Samira al Wadi and HL Loftr Jolgeirsson) – January 26-28

Feedback requested from all corners . Send to Seneschal so they can be compiled.

Suggestion for improvements please

Bids Needed:

2024 events beyond Ursulmas!

Closing Words

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