February Business Meeting, February 7, 2017

Business Meeting, 2/7/17

Officer’s Reports:

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

THL Genevieve opened the meeting and passed around the attendance sheet.
The monthly officers meeting will take place during the 3rd week beginning each quarter. On that night, a general project night will take place and officers will meeting separately.

Anyone interested in assuming the roles and responsibilities of the Deputy Seneschal should speak with THL Genevieve.

Some suggestions for the future offices were made. It is suggested the Chatelain maintain a database with new contacts and follow up accordingly. In addition, when a person completes an Interest and Experience survey to share that information with the Mistress of Arts and Science. The Chronicler was asked to interview different officers each month for contributions to the newsletter.

Each officer then reported.

Exchequer (Lady Lydia Wynne):

The Exchequer reported that there is $2,239.60 in the Shire Treasury. Donations for Winter Wassail totaled $130.

Herald (Lady Katherine Coscombe):
Lady Katherine reported the Shire’s device has officially been approved after much time and tribulation.

She was also pleased to officially make it known that during Court at Winter Wassail Lady Lettice Spindler, Lady Lydia Wynne, Lady Nuria Enid Imogen and Lord Brien MacAuley were all Awarded Arms, HOOBAH!

Chatelain (Lady Katherine Coscombe):

Lady Beatrix will assume the roles of the office at this time. Lady Katherine is thanked for her service in this office.

Mistress of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix Beeman):

The official report was given by Lady Beatrix. Planning and help is needed by all for the upcoming Regional A&S event. Lady Áine will be assuming the roles of the office immediately. Thanks is offered to Lady Beatrix for her service.

Chronicler (Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain):

Lady Áine had nothing to report other than that Friar Gillis will assuming the roles of Chronicler at this time. Again, gratitude is extended to Lady Áine for all her work.

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):

William was not present.

Youth Ministers (Lady Nuria Enid Imogen):
Lady Nuria reports that she waiting for the background checks from the Kingdom office. She requests space during the Spring Training / Arts & Sciences Faire event for children’s activities.

Dance Mistress: (Lady Lettice Spindler):

Lady Lettice had nothing to report.

Demo Coordinator (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):
THL Rickard reports during the Warrenshire festival modern tents will be placed closer to the tree line as to not take away from the Medieval atmosphere. He also suggested for the feast that dance with live music be provided. Also during the festival, a beer tent will be on site supplied by the church, caution and responsibility is to be expected by all Shire members.

A possible demo may be in the works at the Festival of the Arts at YSU.

Acting Knight’s Marshall (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):
Thursday night practice continues in the Marche of Gwyntarian. Anyone interested in participating please contact THL Rickard for more details.

Meeting News:

Our schedule was set for April. 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.

Possible dates for Saxon Summer were discussed as Sept 16 or Sept 30th and will be further investigated. The 2018 date for Winter Wassail is tentatively Jan. 13, 2018.

Events:

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 –

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

Friar Gillis

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