August Business Meeting, 8/11/15

Officer’s Reports:

Exchequer (al-Sayyid Abu Shadi Da’ud ibn Zahir):
Things are going well, we have a balance of $1,725.55 in the treasury.  The report due at the end of last month has been submitted.  The insurance for the equestrian activities for our upcoming Saxon Summer has been paid.  Also, we have bought two shire archery bows at Pennsic, at the cost of $30.00 apiece.  This is a modern type bow, and set up so that it can be used by someone who is either right or left handed.  It has a 25 pound draw.  The reason we purchased these is so that people can try archery without having to invest in equipment up front, to determine if it is something that they would be interested in pursuing.  We will also be getting two dozen arrows to go along with the shire bows.

Chatelain (Katherine Coscombe):
Katherine is now our new Chatelain.  We are always welcoming of new people, everyone is welcome at any of our events or meetings.  If interested in learning more about our shire and activities, contact Katherine for more information (catnik@gmail.com).

Herald (Frøkn McCoinneach):
Lord Frøkn wanted to remind anyone that even though there may not be specific Heraldry sessions scheduled on the Shire schedule, he is available at any time to assist with the selection of names, and device development/submission.  Please contact him at any meeting or any day until 9:00 pm at his home telephone listed on the officer page.

Minister of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix):
There was nothing specific to pass on, but please see our event page for our upcoming Saxon Summer event Sep 4 – 7th.  On Saturday, September 5th, our Shire Annual A & S Competition will be held.  It is open to all.  Documentation is a plus but not required. Competition is by populace vote.  Contact Lady Beatrix if you are planning to enter something into the competition.

Web Minister (Lord Hakon Hrafnsson):
Our website is current with the information for Saxon Summer.  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):
Lord Frøkn completed his course and exam at Pennsic and is now a warranted Thrown Weapons Marshall in addition to Honorable Lord Rickard and Lord Hakon.  With three marshals in our Shire, it will open up more staffing options for Thrown Weapons for our events and meetings.  (Please see the meeting schedule to see when we are having this set up at our meetings.) If you are planning on getting your own equipment, THL Rickard will be happy to help you select the appropriate equipment.

Seneschal (The Honorable Lady Genevieve de Saint-Malo):
The Seneschal passed around an attendance list which all who are present were invited to sign.

Chronicler
(Áine ingen Uí Briain):
The next issue of “The Rivenvale Review” shall be published on October 1st.  Lady Áine is looking for any and all submissions, writings, musings, pictures, poems, stories to include in the next issue.  Submissions will be welcome from all.  The next issue will have a focus section on Pennsic and Saxon Summer, but we are still looking for other submissions also!  Any questions, please feel free to contact Lady Áine.  She requests that if you send her an email, due to the volume of email she receives, please text her at her phone number on the contact page, and let her know you sent an email.

Event Updates:
Upcoming Event:

SAXON SUMMER!!!!! September 4th through September 7th (Friday through Monday, Labor Day weekend.)
There is so many wonderful things associated with this event!  Camping, classes, equestrian, thrown weapons, archery, A & S competition, feast, games, bardic, a demo, and lots of other things not specifically mentioned here!  We are always looking for more volunteers to teach classes and share their knowledge, or lead a round table discussion so we can pool our knowledge! Go over to our website under “Events” to see everything.  It is a fairly inexpensive event that promises a great time!  This event is a great opportunity for your friends who have been thinking about checking us out to come and see why we love it so much! There will be loaner garb available.

Other Upcoming:
Next month’s business meeting will be on Tuesday, September 1st.

Our next event will be Fall Bransle III on Saturday, November 14th.  Information about the event has already been posted and more will be added as things develop.

In Closing:
If there are any corrections and/or additions that need to be recorded in the official Shire minutes, please contact Lady Áine.
Please note that these minutes will be linked on our shire website.

Respectfully submitted in service,
Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain