May Business Meeting, 5/5/15

Officer’s Reports:

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

Everything is currently in balance, nothing new to report at this time.

Chatelain (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

We welcome a new face at our meetings, he is known as BA.  We are always welcoming of new people, 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):

Anyone may check with him at any time if needing guidance on name or device submissions.

Minister of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix):

There was a visit made since the last meeting to another A & S Fair, and our Minister believes that based on what she saw many of us have the talents and skills that could match much of what was seen.  Feel free to contact the minister if wishing to work on any A & S project.

Web Minister (Lord Hakon Hrafnsson):

It is noted that on our Shire website, there are now individual pages for each officer.  They are accessed by going to the heading “officers” and selecting the applicable office.  The page for each officer lists who is filling that position, their contact information, a job description, and the dates that reports are due.  There are even other links there to visit other sites pertaining to that area.  Our Shire website is located at www.Rivenvale.org. 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.

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

Thrown Weapons will be offered at Spring Training.  We will be having thrown weapons practice at various times over the next couple of months, see our meeting schedule on the website.

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

The Seneschal passed around an attendance list which all who are present are invited to sign.  was unable to attend this Business Meeting.  Her role of conducting the meeting was assumed for this night by Lady Beatrix, the Minister of Arts & Sciences.

Archery Marshall-in-Training (Frøkn McCoinneach):

There will be Archery available at Spring Training. Frøkn will be contacting the Regional Archery Marshall at War Manuevers to confirm.

Chronicler (Áine ingen Uí Briain):

Áine attended Chronicler’s Training and is on the way to being warranted.  In order to be warranted, a periodic Shire publication/newsletter is required to be completed.  It was discussed and decided upon that the newsletter would be published quarterly with the next one to be published on July 1st.  The newsletter will have the name that it formerly did when it was being actively published in the Shire, and will herewith be known as “The Rivenvale Review.” Submissions will be welcome from all.

Event Updates:

Past Events:

Our last Shire event was Spring Training on April 18th.

Future Events:

Medieval Festival:

Spring Training at the Church on June 20th.  This event is held by the Christ Episcopal Church, where we meet, and this is a great opportunity for us to “give back” to the Church for all allowing to use their site rent-free for our meetings and many of our events.  The event steward is The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als.  We will be having a medieval encampment, with demos including cooking.  We will be doing a dance demo, which will even get some audience participation!  There will be thrown weapons, archery, and many other activities for people of all ages.  There will be on-site camping that weekend, both a medieval area and an area for mundane tents.  We are still looking to sign up volunteers to help, if able to pitch in for this worthy and noble cause, contact THL Rickard.

Other Upcoming:

Next month’s business meeting on Tuesday, Jun 2nd is our Revel.  Garb and feast-gear is required for our potluck.

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.

Respectfully submitted in service,
Áine ingen Uí Briain