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

May Business Meeting, 5/5/15

Officer’s Reports:

Exchequer (al-Sayyid Abu Shadi Da’ud ibn Zahir):

Everything is currently in balance, nothing new to report at this time.

Chatelain (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

We welcome a new face at our meetings, he is known as BA.  We are always welcoming of new people, everyone is welcome at any of our events or meetings.  If interested contact the Chatelain for more information (Rickard.de.als.@gmail.com)

Herald (Frøkn McCoinneach):

Anyone may check with him at any time if needing guidance on name or device submissions.

Minister of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix):

There was a visit made since the last meeting to another A & S Fair, and our Minister believes that based on what she saw many of us have the talents and skills that could match much of what was seen.  Feel free to contact the minister if wishing to work on any A & S project.

Web Minister (Lord Hakon Hrafnsson):

It is noted that on our Shire website, there are now individual pages for each officer.  They are accessed by going to the heading “officers” and selecting the applicable office.  The page for each officer lists who is filling that position, their contact information, a job description, and the dates that reports are due.  There are even other links there to visit other sites pertaining to that area.  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):

Thrown Weapons will be offered at Spring Training.  We will be having thrown weapons practice at various times over the next couple of months, see our meeting schedule on the website.

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

The Seneschal passed around an attendance list which all who are present are invited to sign.  was unable to attend this Business Meeting.  Her role of conducting the meeting was assumed for this night by Lady Beatrix, the Minister of Arts & Sciences.

Archery Marshall-in-Training (Frøkn McCoinneach):

There will be Archery available at Spring Training. Frøkn will be contacting the Regional Archery Marshall at War Manuevers to confirm.

Chronicler (Áine ingen Uí Briain):

Áine attended Chronicler’s Training and is on the way to being warranted.  In order to be warranted, a periodic Shire publication/newsletter is required to be completed.  It was discussed and decided upon that the newsletter would be published quarterly with the next one to be published on July 1st.  The newsletter will have the name that it formerly did when it was being actively published in the Shire, and will herewith be known as “The Rivenvale Review.” Submissions will be welcome from all.

Event Updates:

Past Events:

Our last Shire event was Spring Training on April 18th.

Future Events:

Medieval Festival:

Spring Training at the Church on June 20th.  This event is held by the Christ Episcopal Church, where we meet, and this is a great opportunity for us to “give back” to the Church for all allowing to use their site rent-free for our meetings and many of our events.  The event steward is The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als.  We will be having a medieval encampment, with demos including cooking.  We will be doing a dance demo, which will even get some audience participation!  There will be thrown weapons, archery, and many other activities for people of all ages.  There will be on-site camping that weekend, both a medieval area and an area for mundane tents.  We are still looking to sign up volunteers to help, if able to pitch in for this worthy and noble cause, contact THL Rickard.

Other Upcoming:

Next month’s business meeting on Tuesday, Jun 2nd is our Revel.  Garb and feast-gear is required for our potluck.

In Closing:

If there are any corrections and/or additions that need to be recorded in the official Shire minutes, please contact Áine.

Please note that these minutes will be linked on our shire website.

Respectfully submitted in service,
Áine ingen Uí Briain

Dance List for Summer Demo

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, we will be doing our annual demo for Christ Church’s Medieval Festival. A couple different times during the day, we will be doing a dance demo. If you want to participate but don’t know all the dances, you can watch the videos on our website and attend any dance practices we have between now and then. Here is the list of dances in order.

Earl of Essex Measure (processional in) (2:48)
Montarde Bransle (2:24)
Gathering Peascods (2:30)
Washerwoman’s Bransle (2:35)
Hole in the Wall (6:55)
Rufty Tufty (1:47)
Single Bransle (processional out) (2:04)

March Business Meeting, 3/8/15

Meeting Minutes

Officer Reports:

Exchequer – Nothing to report.

A&S – Northern Oaken A&S Regional Fair will be April 25th in the Barony of the Cleftlands.  Reminder, that you must RSVP by March 10th for the shoe making class which starts on March 24th so materials can be ordered.

Thrown Weapons – April 14th, we will be cleaning the loaner weapons to prep for Spring Training on the 18th.  Also, we will try to start holding TW practices in April (weather permitting).

Chatelain – Nothing to report.

Meeting Schedule for April:
7 – Business Meeting, Potluck Dinner, Dancing, Review of Gate Forms and Event Reports
14 – Last Minute Event Planning, General Project Night, TW Cleaning/Prep
21 – Hand Sewing Workshop $2 Materials Care and Feeding of your Thrown Weapons
28 – Leatherwork Class Series – Part IX:  Period Wax Tablet (or smart phone) Case

Spring Training:
Archery and TW weather permitting during the day.  In case of bad weather, we will have additional indoor activities such as leather workshop.
Also planned during the day:  Juggling Workshop, Shakespeare Roundtable Discussion, Fiber Arts Roundtable Project Area, Garb Fitting Workshop.
Dancing and gaming in the evening.
Lunch Tavern:  Volunteers will make/donate food items in exchange for eating free.  Items will be for general sale with proceeds going to the shire.  Soup, salad, bread, desserts are planned.  Please list ingredients. The Honorable Lady Genevieve de Saint-Malo will organize.
Feast will be by pre-reg only. Cost will be $8.  Menu will be available soon.

Upcoming Events/Activities:
This Sat. is Masque of Courtly Love, in Marche of Alderford (North Canton, Ohio).
March 28 is Masque de la Fou, in the Shire of Eastwatch (Thompson, OH).
Spring Project Day will be woodworking; making camp chairs.  Date:  June 27 at Rickard & Evie’s house.

New Business:
A change to the Shire Decision-Making Policy was approved.  The attendance requirement for regular attendees was simplified in order to minimize attendance record keeping.  The new policy will only track attendance at business meetings; regular attendees need to attend at least 3 of the previous 12  businessmeetings to be eligible to vote.

Attendees:
Caitriona, Beatrix (MOAS), Da’ud (Exchequer), Dustin, Lydia, Sam, Theodora, Rickard (Chatelain, Thrown Weapons Lieutenant), Evie (Seneschal)

February Business Meeting, 2/3/15

Officer’s Reports:

Exchequer (al-Sayyid Abu Shadi Da’ud ibn Zahir):

At the beginning of 2014, we started with $626.53 and ended the year with $1372.79, which equals a gain of $746.26. We had a very good year, with our most significant profit being realized from Spring Training, where we made approximately $800.00 in profit.

Chatelain (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

Previously a survey was passed out among attending people to ascertain areas and subjects of interest. There are surveys available anytime if anyone would like to submit and/or modify one. As always, everyone is welcome at any of our events or meetings, if interested contact the Chatelain for more information (Rickard.de.als.@gmail.com)

Herald (Frøkn McCoinneach):

The list of registered Heralds for Midrealm was reviewed and Frøkn is on the list now. Anyone may check with him at any time if needing guidance on name or device submissions.

Minister of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix):

There will be offerings for Spring Training, to be announced at a later time. A list will be passed around for people who wish to put down what projects they’re currently working on.

Web Minister (Lord Hakon Hrafnsson):

It is noted that on our Shire website, there are new dances listed and also links to videos on You Tube of the dances, as well as a wealth of information about the dances. As the Web Minister is also our Dance Master, he wished to note that the dances included some new brawls and that we will be working on them in two weeks. They are already on the site, under the “Dancing” area. 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. You will find their SCA and mundane names and phones and email contact information on the Shire site under ”Officers”.

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

Thrown Weapons will be offered at Spring Training.
During the winter season, there is work to be done on weapons for stowing, sharpening and cleaning them. If you have weapons and would like more information on winter techniques as mentioned, feel free to contact The Honorable Lord Rickard.

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

The Seneschal was unable to attend this Business Meeting. Her role of conducting the meeting was assumed for this night by Lady Beatrix, the Minister of Arts & Sciences.

Archery Marshall-in-Training (Frøkn McCoinneach):

There will be Archery available at Spring Training.

Chronicler (Áine ingen Uí Briain):

There is nothing new to report at the moment.

There was some general discussion about The Shire Decision-Making Policy. It can be viewed by looking under the “Officers” link and then on the “Policies” link on the Shire website.

Event Updates:

Past Events:

Our last Shire event was Winter Wassail on January 24th.

Future Events:

Spring Training:

Spring Training at the Church on April 18th. Event steward will be The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als. New to this year will be a Feast, Feast steward will be Áine ingen Uí Briain. We will have a lunch soup and salad bar tavern. As of this moment we anticipate it to be more arts-centered as there is no heavy fighting or light fighting marshal available for the event. We want to have a wide variety of classes to offer, so please consider sharing your knowledge and talents with us by teaching a class. Lady Jendriska Bellasez will be in charge of the class roster, so please email her at PreKJen03@gmail.com to volunteer to teach a class or lead a special interest group.

Other Upcoming:

Next month’s business meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd is our Revel. Garb and feast-gear is required for our potluck.

In Closing:

If there are any corrections and/or additions that need to be recorded in the official Shire minutes, please contact Áine.

Please note that these minutes will be linked on our shire website.

Respectfully submitted in service,
Áine ingen Uí Briain

January Business Meeting, 1-6-15

January Business Meeting, 1/6/15

Officer’s Reports:

Exchequer (al-Sayyid Abu Shadi Da’ud ibn Zahir):

There is nothing new to report at the moment.

Chatelain (The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als):

There is nothing new to report at the moment. As always, everyone is welcome at any of our events or meetings, if interested contact the Chatelain for more information (Rickard.de.als.@gmail.com)

Herald (Frøkn McCoinneach):

There is nothing new to report at the moment. Anyone may check with him at any time if needing guidance on name or device submissions.

Minister of Arts & Sciences (Lady Beatrix): There is nothing new to report at the moment.  The required paperwork was sent in to register Lady Beatrix in this position. Lady Beatrix’s information has been added to the Officer page.

Web Minister (Lord Hakon Hrafnsson):

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. You will find their SCA and mundane names and phones and email contact information on the Shire site under ”Officers”.

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

During the winter season, there is work to be done on weapons for stowing, sharpening and cleaning them. If you have weapons and would like more information on winter techniques as mentioned, feel free to contact The Honorable Lord Rickard.

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

The work on the job and event descriptions is underway. When completed, the updated descriptions will be put on the Shire website. Chronicler (Áine ingen Uí Briain):

There is nothing new to report at the moment.

Event Updates:

Past Events:

Our last Shire event was the Fall Brawl. Please see November’s minutes for a recap.

Future Events:

Winter Wassail:

January 24th, Event Steward is Lady Beatrix. It will be from 5:00 – 10:00 pm at Pioneer Pavilion in Mill Creek Park in Youngstown. It is a gorgeous setting. This is a free event, as we are prohibited from charging admission at the door. Shire members are asked to donate $10.00 per person if possible to help us defray the cost of the venue. If you have not donated and wish to do so, we will be taking the donations up until the date of the event. There will be a Chinese Auction of items donated. The focus of the auction is items people have made, that would be of interest to other SCA members. This event is another great opportunity to introduce new people to SCA. As always, garb is required, and feast gear strongly recommended. The feast is a potluck feast, but this time people are asked to provide period potluck food. Also as is our practice for potlucks, you are asked to provide an ingredient list on an index card along with your potluck submission. This will assist people with food allergies to determine if certain foods are safe for them to eat. If you have questions about recipes, feel free to contact the event steward.

Other Upcoming:

There will be a project day in February, scheduled for February 7th. It will be a personal heraldry day, where we can either work on the creation of our devices, or putting our devices or other items/symbols that represent ourselves on any media we desire, such as making a personal banner, belt flags, pretty much anything you want to do. There was some discussion about wooden kite shield shapes 1”x10”x12” board. We can do sewing, there will be sewing machines available.

Spring Training at the Church on April 18th. Event steward will be The Honorable Lord Rickard de Als. New to this year will be a Feast, Feast steward will be Áine ingen Uí Briain. We will have a lunch soup and salad bar tavern. As of this moment we anticipate it to be more arts-centered as there is no heavy fighting or light fighting marshal available for the event. We want to have a wide variety of classes to offer, so please consider sharing your knowledge and talents with us by teaching a class. Lady Jendriska Bellasez will be in charge of the class roster, so please email her at PreKJen03 to volunteer to teach a class or lead a special interest group.

In Closing:

If there are any corrections and/or additions that need to be recorded in the official Shire minutes, please contact Áine.

Please note that these minutes will be linked on our shire website.

Respectfully submitted in service,
Áine ingen Uí Briain