June Business Meeting 6/7/16

June Business Meeting, 6/7/16 Officer’s Reports:

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

The Seneschal let us know that there are some officer changes in our Shire.  THL Rickard will be stepping down as our Thrown Weapons Lieutenant, as he has accepted the position of Regional Seneschal.  The Thrown Weapons Lieutenant office will be assumed by Lord Frøkn. As a result, Lord Frøkn will be stepping down from Herald to the position of Deputy Herald.  Lady Katherine will be changing from Deputy Herald to Herald.  Along this same line, THL Rickard is working on his qualification to become our Knights Marshall for Heavy Combat, as we are working on including Heavy Combat for interested persons in our Shire.  (More on this later in the minutes.)

Please note the following deadlines for Officer Reports:

June 30 – Herald; July 1 – A & S and Chronicler; July 31 – Exchequer

THL Genevieve noted that the attendance list was being passed for signature by all present.

Exchequer (Lydia Wynne):

The Exchequer reported that things were going well with the Treasury.

Out-Going Herald (Lord Frøkn mac Cainnaig):

Lord Frøkn endorsed Lady Katherine’s new position as Herald.  He said that she was very knowledgeable and motivated and he believed she will make a fine Herald.

Herald (Lady Katherine Coscombe):

Lady Katherine announced that at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers, Lord Hakon Hrafnsson was presented with the Companion to the Order of the Willow.  His extensive work that he has been doing with dance, both the leading and teaching of dances, and also his design of new dances in a period feel & style, was what earned him this award.  Hearty congratulations to Lord Hakon!

Lady Katherine also mentioned that she has been watching OSCAR and it appears that the devices for Lord Frøkn and Lady Áine will be approved.

Chatelain (Lady Katherine Coscombe):

First of all, a hearty welcome is extended to Kent!

It was noted that next weekend, at the Mid-Summer Knight’s Medieval Faire, will be a great opportunity to receive new people into our Shire.  (Please note that the Tuesday after the event, June 21st, has been designated a welcome meeting for new people.  Dessert will be served and introductions made.  You are encouraged to bring a dessert to share for that meeting.  Lady Katherine noted that she will be working side-by-side with her deputy, Lady Beatrix, to welcome new faces!

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 Lady Katherine for more information (catnik@gmail.com).

Mistress of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix Beeman):

Lady Beatrix has been busy getting our A & S tent schedule aligned.  To this point, there will be a Game demo by Johannes, a Metal Work demo by Lady Rochildes, a Heraldry demo by Lady Katherine, a Period Cooking demo by The Honorable Lady Genevieve, an Herbs demo by Lady Beatrix, and an Illumination Demo by Lady Áine. There will also be a need to have people available to sit in the tent at all times to answer general questions and attend to our possessions.  A paper is being sent around, and people are requested to note the A & S projects that they have been working on.

Web Minister (Lord Hakon Hrafnsson):

Lord Hakon noted there were several improvements to our Shire’s website, and he is always welcoming of feedback.  (Please see May’s Business Meeting Minutes for details of the changed.)  The calendar is a Google calendar and will reflect all scheduling of meetings and events.  There will also be events of interest from neighboring areas.  The website has a responsive theme, with is arranged slightly differently depending if you view it on a phone or tablet, or a PC.

Archery Lieutenant (Lord Frøkn mac Cainnaig):

Lord Frøkn noted that we will be working on a cart which will be used to haul our archery supplies, targets, etc. to the field.  He has contacted Lord Greybar and Lord Greybar replied that he had flexible hours for anyone interested in coming out to his shop.  Lord Frøkn said that a weekend visit will be arranged for all interested persons.  You do not have to be in the Archer’s Group to go.  The shop is approximately a 45 minute drive from here.

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

THL Rickard noted that there will be a Thrown Weapons demo at the Mid-Summer Knight’s Medieval Faire.

Chronicler (Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain):

Lady Áine reminded us that the next issue of “The Rivenvale Review” shall be published during the first week of July.  Lady Áine is looking for submissions at this time, and is wanting to also start an A & S Corner in the newsletter, publishing projects as permission is given, and pictures of the same.  Additionally, Lady Áine also mentioned that she is considering adding a “Getting to Know You” column to the newsletter, where a Shire member is highlighted (with their permission, of course), and asked questions in an interview format and possibly adding their picture.

Demo Coordinator (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

As a side bar, THL Rickard first mentioned in response to the earlier mention of his working towards being the Shire’s Knights Marshall for Heavy Combat, that his goal is to see us getting our Heavy Combat program off the ground within 6 months to a year.  Practice is being held at the Akron Turner’s Club and he welcomes all who are interested to contact him for more information.

In regards to our next event, our demo at the Mid-Summer Knight’s Medieval Faire, June 17 through 19, the gate will be opening at 10:00 am on Saturday, and 12:00 noon on Sunday.  There are many activities, too many to mention all in these minutes.  A complete schedule is located on our website at http://rivenvale.org/demos/ There will be a myriad of activities, entertainment, vendors and food.  Please visit the demo page to see it all.  If interested in signing up for activities such as greeters, camp/tent watchers, etc, please contact THL Rickard directly at rickard.de.als @ gmail.com.  It was also noted that there is a Facebook Event listed for the Faire.

Other Upcoming:

Our schedule was set for August.  In addition to our regular Tuesday night meetings, our next Shire project will be on July 2nd, Sewing projects.  View the new Google calendar on our website for all the details.  Please note that if the subject matter set for a meeting is not something someone is specifically interested, all are allowed to bring personal projects to work on.

Next month’s business meeting will be on Tuesday, July 5th.

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