January Business Meeting, January 3, 2017

**News of Importance Regarding Our Emails/Shire Communications**

(The following taken from an email sent 12/10/16 from Lord Hakon):

“In case you have not heard, the Wiggio system (that we use for our email list) is going away in a couple of months. We talked with some people around the Midrealm, including the kingdom webminister, and we now have a Google Group set up under the Midrealm domain. This will function as our new email list.

We also have gmail-based email accounts that were automatically created for all the officers, using a Midrealm.org address. You will see the officer email addresses changing over the next few weeks. These changes will be coming to most local groups soon, helping standardize communication throughout the kingdom. To subscribe to our new email list, send an email to rivenvale+subscribe@midrealm.org with the subject Subscribe. You will get a confirmation email with a link to click. That will generate a popup where you click to Apply for the list. As soon as the webminister has confirmed your request, you’ll be all set. To send an email to the entire list, the address is rivenvale@midrealm.org.”

Officer’s Reports:

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

THL Genevieve was unable to attend the meeting, and so the meeting was administered by The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als, who opened up the meeting and passed around the attendance sheet.  He then opened the floor for the officer reports.

Exchequer (Lydia Wynne):

The Exchequer reported that there is $2,112.60 in the Shire Treasury and that the rental had been paid for Pioneer Pavilion at Mill Creek Park for the Winter Wassail.

Herald (Lady Katherine Coscombe):

Lady Katherine was unable to attend the meeting.

Chatelain (Lady Katherine Coscombe):

Lady Katherine was unable to attend the meeting.

Mistress of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix Beeman):

Lady Beatrix said that she was passing a paper for the A & S projects that we had completed.  She noted that she had completed the A & S quarterly report.

Chronicler (Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain):

Lady Áine had nothing to report.

Archery Lieutenant (Lord Frøkn mac Cainnaig):

Lord Frøkn had nothing to report.

Thrown Weapons Lieutenant (Lord Frøkn mac Cainnaig):

Lord Frøkn had nothing to report.

Web Minister (William Keith of Rivenvale, acting):

William is in the process of learning.

Youth Ministers :

Nuria and Rose Coldrake volunteered to be joint Youth Ministers.

Dance Mistress:

Lettice Spindler is acting Dance Mistress

Demo Coordinator (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

Nothing to report.

Acting Knight’s Marshall (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

As we have previously learned, THL Rickard has been working on Knight’s Marshall for Heavy Combat activities, including heavy combat fighting, which he attends on Thursday nights in Talmadge with Brendoken.  Anyone interested in participating please contact THL Rickard for more details.

Meeting News:

Our schedule was set for March.  View the 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. Please also let us know if there is a subject you would like to see as a class or interest group, and we will try to accommodate it if possible. Officer’s Meeting:  January 17th at 9:00 p.m.  Location TBD.

Events: Winter Wassail, Saturday January 14, 2017

Held again at Pioneer Pavilion in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., it is one of our favorite and most beautiful event settings.  It is a FREE event and a great way to introduce people to SCA.  Garb and Feast Gear required.  Loaner gear will be available.  Please note that Her Majesty, The Queen, will be in attendance.  We are collecting items for the Largesse Basket on Tuesday, January 9th.  Please bring all donations to Lady Beatrix by that time.  This is a Dinner/Dancing/Socializing event, there will be no classes.  Dinner is a Period Potluck, everyone is asked to bring a period dinner item (You can bring crock pots), and an index card listing the name of your dish and the ingredients (to assist people with allergy issues).  There is a small kitchen with sink, stove, microwave and refrigerator for your use if needed.  Please note we decided to cancel the Rummage Sale.  We will, however, have our Third Annual Mead, Beer & Ale Exchange.  If you wish to participate, bring 12 bottles of your favorite beers or meads to exchange.  It is requested that the brews be specialty brews, and not modern day domestic brews.  Lady Beatrix Beeman is the Event Steward.  Details about the event are posted at http://rivenvale.org/activities/winter-wassail/ Please email your recipes for Winter Wassail to Lady Beatrix.


Spring Training, Saturday, April 1st, 2017: We have been selected by the Kingdom as the site and event to hold the Northern Oaken Regional A & S at.  In additional to the A & S Faire activities, there will also be many other activities and classes, a feast and dancing!  Stay tuned and watch our website for more details.  You can get an idea of what this will entail by browsing the following site:  http://rivenvale.org/activities/n-o-as-faire/  Due to the increased amount of activities and visitors/participants for this year’s Spring Training, we will really be needing involvement by Shire members to have a successful event.  The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als is the Event Steward.  More info will be forthcoming – please note that the 1st is a Saturday.

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

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