January 9, 2018
Lady Katherine opened the meeting as the new Seneschal.
Attendance was taken by Lady Genevieve. 12 members were present, no visitors.
Seneschal : Genevieve has stepped down with Lady Katherine taking over the position.
Exchequer (Lady Lydia Wynne): Total in the account at the end of December is $1802.04 Deposited $87.00 collected during Fall Bransle.
Herald (Lady Katherine Coscombe): We are looking for a new herald to replace Lady Katherine.
Chatelain (Lady Beatrix Beeman): Nothing to report
Mistress of Arts & Sciences (Lady Áine ingen Uí Briain): Absent
Chronicler (THL Genevieve): Currently in transition. Genevieve is taking over the position.
Archery Lieutenant (Lord Frøkn mac Cainnaig): Absent
Thrown Weapons Lieutenant (Lord Frøkn mac Cainnaig): Absent
Web Minister (Lord Brien MacAuley): In transition, Lord Brien is taking over the position.
Youth Minister (Lady Nuria Enid Imogen): Looking for a third adult with background check to help.
Dance Mistress: (Lady Lettice Spindler): No new report.
Demo Coordinator (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als): The festival hosted by Christ Episcopal Church will not be taking place this year. We are planning to participate in a new event held in Leetonia at the Beehive Coke Ovens Park held September 8th and 9th. It will be a medieval themed arts and craft festival. Thee should be space for us to set up a campsite and thrown weapons range. Nuria is also looking at a sports club in Leetonia on 200 acres for possible event site/rental.
Acting Knight’s Marshall (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als): Closenst practices are hosted by Gwyntarian in Tallmadge.
Monthly Activity Schedule set for April
April 3 – Business Meeting + Pot Luck. Lady Katherine will be absent Deputy Seneschal will be running meeting.
April 10 – Archery (Weather permitting) + Rigid Heddle Weaving
April 17 – Thrown Weapons (Weather permitting) + Celtic Knots
April 24 – Archery (Weather permitting) + Spring training prep
Project Days – If you have any suggestions or projects for the good of the Shire please let Lady Genevieve or Lord Rickard know.
Winter Wassail – On January 13 hosted by Rivenvale. Originally set as a pre-registration required but we were unable to get the online payment set up so we decided to make it free as it had been in the past. Donation box will be set near registration troll. Regency court scheduled with Baron/Baroness of Cleftlands. Doors open at 5 pm for set up. Appetizers upstairs, Court planned for 6:30, eating at 7:30 out of building by 10 pm.
New Business: Lord Rickard proposed that we update the decision-making policy to reflect our current methods. The new policy would state that in order to vote, you must have attended one business meeting in the past six months. All voted in favor.
Lady Genevieve proposed that we limit members from holding more than two offices that require reports. All voted in favor.
If there are any corrections and/or additions that need to be recorded in the official Shire minutes, please contact the Senescal Lady Katherine or Chronicler Lady Genevieve.