Minutes: November Business Meeting

November Business Meeting, 10/2/14

Officer’s Reports:

Exchequer (al-Sayyid Abu Shadi Da’ud ibn Zahir):

Abu Shadi has now taken over the position of Exchequer. The bank statements are in and there is uncertainty as to the date that the report was sent out by the previous Exchequer. Abu will check with Lady Æðelhild æt Liðerlande, previous Exchequer.

Chatelain (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

There was one new person inquiring about the shire, information was shared. As always, everyone is welcome at any of our events or meetings, if interested contact the Chatelain for more information (Rickard.de.als.@gmail.com)

Herald (Frøkn McCoinneach):

We have no specific days scheduled for Heraldry at this time, but anyone may check with him at any time if needing guidance on name or device submission.

Minister of Arts & Sciences (Lady Donata Ianelli di San Bartolomeo en Galta):

Lady Donata wishes to step down and would welcome a volunteer (or possibly more than one) to assume this position. This position is responsible for the arranging of the Arts & Sciences activities at events, and reports to the Kingdom on our activities of this nature. You can find Lady Donata’s contact information on the Officers page of our website. Contact our seneschal if you are interested.

Web Minister (Lord Hakon Hrafnsson):

Our Shire website is located at www.Rivenvale.org. Pictures have been posted from the Fall Bransle. If anyone has any photos they wish to add they may send them to Lord Hakon. If you have any questions on any of the web content, or wish to make any suggestions for additions, feel free to contact Lord Hrafnsson or any officer at any time. You will find their SCA and mundane names and phones and email contact information on the Shire site under ”Officers”.

Thrown Weapons Lieutenant (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

During the winter season, there is work to be done on weapons for stowing, sharpening and cleaning them. If you have weapons and would like more information on winter techniques as mentioned, feel free to contact The Honorable Lord Rickard.

Seneschal (The Honorable Lady Genevieve de Saint-Malo):

A reminder that reports are due for Seneschal & Web Minister on November 15th. Officers are instructed to keep an eye on the website and note when their deadlines for reports are and make sure that they get sent in on time.

The work on the job and event descriptions is underway. When completed, the updated descriptions will be put on the Shire website.

Event Updates:

Past Events:

Fall Bransle
All went well, we had twice the number of people we had last year. Our 1st Annual Beer & Mead Exchange was a success, with many varieties to choose from. The potluck feast was very generous, and delicious. Thanks to all of the good cooks and thanks to Jendriska and Áine for organizing the feast. We made $122 on our rummage sale. Thanks most of all to Lord Hakon Hrafnsson for all of his hard work and wonderful planning and organization.

Future Events:

Road to Valhalla:
November 8- Gwyntarian, Stow, Ohio
Court in attendance, classes & feast

Winter Wassail:

January 24th, Event Steward is Lady Beatrix. It will be from 5:00 – 10:00 pm at Pioneer Pavilion in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown. It is a gorgeous setting. This is a free event, as we are prohibited from charging admission at the door due. Shire members are asked to donate $10.00 per person if possible to help us defray the cost of the venue. To this point we have already collected $130 of the $250 dollars.   There will be a silent and/or Chinese Auction. The focus of the auction is items people have made. This is another great opportunity to introduce new people to SCA. As always, garb is required, and feast gear strongly recommended. The feast is a potluck feast, but this time people are asked to provide period potluck food. If you have questions about recipes, feel free to contact the event steward.

There will be project days in March & June 2015, more info to follow.

Spring Training at the Church on April 18th. Event steward will be The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als. New to this year will be a Feast, Feast steward will be Áine ingen Uí Briain.

If there are any corrections and/or additions that need to be recorded in the official Shire minutes, please contact Áine.

Please forgive the lateness of this submission.

Respectfully submitted in service,

Áine ingen Uí Briain

About the author: Genevieve de Saint-Malo