December Business Meeting, 12/2/14

Officer’s Reports:

Exchequer (al-Sayyid Abu Shadi Da’ud ibn Zahir):
Abu Shadi reported that out coffers contain the amount of $1,477.39. He submittedthe 3rd quarter report, and everything is balance.

Chatelain (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):
There is nothing new to report at the moment. As always, everyone is welcome at any of our events or meetings, if interested contact the Chatelain for more information (

Herald (Frøkn McCoinneach):
His device is in process of being approved. The shire device is being mailed this week. Anyone may check with him at any time if needing guidance on name or device submissions.

Minister of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix):
Lady Beatrix has volunteered for this position. The change request form is being done. This position is responsible for the arranging of the Arts & Sciences at events, and reports to the Kingdom on our activities of this nature. Lady Beatrix’s information will soon be added to the Officer page.

Web Minister (Lord Hakon Hrafnsson):
Our Shire website is located at If you have any questions on any of the web content, or wish to make any suggestions for additions, feel free to contact Lord Hakon 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):
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:
Our last Shire event was the Fall Brawl. Please see last month’s minutes for a recap.

Future Events:

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. If you have not donated and wish to do so, we will be taking the donations up until the date of the event. We are still about $125 short of paying for our venue. There will be a Chinese Auction of items donated. The focus of the auction is items people have made, that would be of interest to other SCA members. This event 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. Also as is our practice for potlucks, you are asked to provide an ingredient list on an index card along with your potluck submission. This will assist people with food allergies to determine if certain foods are safe for them to eat. If you have questions about recipes, feel free to contact the event steward.

Other Upcoming:
There will be a project day in February, scheduled for February 7th. It will be a personal heraldry day, where we can either work on the creation of our devices, or putting our devices or other items/symbols that represent ourselves on any media we desire, such as making a personal banner, belt flags, pretty much anything you want to do. We can do sewing, there will be sewing machines available. More to follow on this in January’s minutes.

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.

 Miscellaneous Modern-day Activities (No garb required):
There will be a “Hobbit Movie Marathon” on December 13th, in preparation for a group outing on December 20th to attend the newest Hobbit Movie. More info will be promulgated during our Tuesday night meetings, and possibly a Shire emailing. Stay tuned for more details.

We will be having a New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st. An emailing with all of the info will be forthcoming. We anticipate starting about 5:00 pm.

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

Please note that these minutes will be linked on our shire website.

This Chronicler wishes to take this opportunity to wish everyone a most wonderful, meaningful and joyous Holiday season. May you have the opportunity to have wonderful celebrations with family and friends alike, in the manner of your choosing.

Respectfully submitted in service,

Áine ingen Uí Briain

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