April 2020 Business Meeting Minutes
Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain
Hello, and be well, People of Bhakail;
We are loving in an age of wonders. And while there are horrors that some days keep us all in check, know that the wondrous things we have populated our lives with are offering up new ways to love through, around, and even with those very same horrors.
Most of us, you Coronet included, don’t think of the SCA as a tech interface kind of experience, but as most will agree the SCAdian lifestyle is one of participation.
And these very same technologies that we may think of as being antithetical to this hobby will be a linchpin in holding it aloft for us until these dire times pass.
And we have many an option in these electronic halls from which to choose!
The East Kingdom MoAS Office had been working hard to ensure we have classes available on-line, as well as craft meet ups to not only teach us, and keep us all together, but to aid in defrauding the mental and emotional costs of living in quarantine.
The weekly Socials have been happening online. And this coming weekend, because many hands have made such light work, we will have the first ever, to my knowledge, Bhakail Ethereal Event: Bhakail: Behind the Ramparts!
This is all in aid of saying, to Bhakail, and to the Kingdom of the East, We are still here. We will continue to be here.
We are Bhakail.
Signed, this 14th of April, Your Baron of Bhakail;
Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar
Welcome to Bhakail’s first online Barony meeting. The last four weeks have seen a lot of changes to the Known World. From the canceling of major events such as Mudthaw to the postponing of Coronation and Spring Crown Tourney, we are seeing the rise of the Arts and Sciences community to fill our time with online tutorials and workshops. The world has become a very scary place and for many of us our lives have shrunk to our homes and computers. The good news is this will not last forever. Soon we will be able to meet and attend events. Please continue to check in with each other and with your families. Now may be the time to try something new or do that project you have been putting off. We are the East and we are strong.
Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown
Working on the quarterly report. “Review of Bhakail’s Financial Policies” meeting postponed until the autumn.
Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir
Report is on the website.
Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky
I would kindly request all officers to forward a copy of their report to the Chronicler’s email, to assist in putting together the newsletter.
Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson
Hello! Practices continue to be on hold until further notice. I am using when schools consider it safe to allow students to return as the metric for when to reconvening practices. Before the start of the quarantine we acquired two new fighters, and were in the process of getting another prepared to be authorized. Thank you.
Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel
Nothing to report. Practices are canceled until further notice.
Minister of the Lists’ Report – Mistress Judith the Confused
Greetings into the Virtual Barony of Bhakail from your Virtuous MOLs!
With the news from The Wondrous Royals of the East that all live events are suspended until the end of June, I can only caution everyone to stay safe and hydrated until this Plague passes over us. Be vigilant in your precautions and let us return better than ever.
Yours in virtual service,
Gisela and Judith
Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker
It’s an interesting time to be a newcomer in the SCA, but our new members seem to have found a way to keep up their interest with all the online opportunities that have come about. They’ve been crafting along with the best of us, and have expressed interest in cooking as well, once events get back up and running.
Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska
Hello the Barony!
There are lots and lots of online A&S activities, classes, etc. going on, as well as lots of awesome resources from museums and other arts institutions.
If you are interested in teaching a video class through the Kingdom MoAS, please contact me and/or the MoAS office.
Recently announced: East Kingdom Try-athalon. “Each week the MoAS office will feature a new introductory level A&S project that can be completed using minimal materials, or materials you can find at home. If you have the time and energy, consider participating and trying something new.” This week is a cooking challenge issued by Maistir Mael Eoin!
Online A&S display: https://moas.eastkingdom.org/ online-ek-as-display/
Constantly-updated list of classes and webinars: https:// moas.eastkingdom.org/list-of-online-webinars/
The East Kingdom Royal Toy Box has also issued a call for small toys suitable for mailing for the Toys for Tygers initiative. Any kind of toy or game is acceptable. Contact me or check the EK Royal Toy Box group on Facebook for the mailing address.
For the upcoming Behind the Ramparts e-event, His Excellency Muin has issued a call for A&S projects to share. There is also availability for classes, entertainments, and recipes for cooks to share. Check it out!
Art and Science are some of the greatest tools we as a Society and as humans have to get us through times of trouble such as these. I am humbled by the displays of generosity and ingenuity our populace have shown.
Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia
Nothing going on since everything has been canceled or postponed. Rosie is still accepting empty toilet paper tubes and plastic caps, milk jug sized, for craft activities once things get back going again.
Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski
No new business
- Shire Wars – A decision was made regarding our sponsorship of Shire Wars, should it occur. The group agreed that we would sponsor, if the Shire of Black Rose can get at least three more sponsors for the event. His Excellency has also requested that we show up in force, if and when the event happens.
- Yule – Yule was also discussed and Marnya indicated that she was in the process of putting a bid together for submittal.
- Pennsic – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker – We still await word as to the fate of this year’s Pennsic… The last missive from the Mayor detailed two stages – stage one runs as if everything were normal, stage two would be enacted if War Practice was canceled. Well, War Practice was canceled earlier this week, so the Mayor and the Pennsic planning committee will be meeting at some point soon to discuss the fate of the event this year. As I only have 3 pre-regs on record for Bhakail so far, I’m assuming people are waiting to pre-reg until they find out if Pennsic is happening or not. I urge you all to please be in touch with your camp masters – we have no more information than you, but would appreciate knowing your thoughts on if you’re attending or not. A post went up in the Land Agent facebook group concerning block seniority if this year’s numbers differ significantly from normal – and Land One has assured us that seniority will not change for 50 Year because of this year’s pandemic. Chronicler update: Sadly Pennsic 49 has been postponed until July 2021.
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