February 2024 Business Meeting Notes

Posted on February 13, 2024 By



Tavern happened and the event stewarts did a great job!

Waking of the Salamander

Planning is moving forward, with dates of April 19-21. Bardic and gaming champions are now part of this event since they were not able to be held at Tavern. 

Commons Bid

Bids are welcomed for Commons

Yule Bid

Yule will be a baronial investiture this year, so planning needs to begin as soon as possible. The likely date is December 14, 2024.

Old Business


New Business

Society and Kingdom Business

  • Exchequer reports are due to the Kingdom. An extension is possible if requested.
  • Membership rates are increasing to $55/year for an associate membership, which is the minimum membership required to be an officer. 
  • The member discount for event fees (often referred to as the non member event fee) is increasing to $10 from $5. There is a scholarship (the Signorotti Membership Assistance Fund) available to aid in membership fees if required.
  • The president of the SCA is stepping down. Nominations are open.

Acquisition of Shade Tents and Tables for Events

Discussion of the purchase of one or two pop-up shade tents for baronial events. Considerations are cost, storage, and transportation. Mikael says there should be space for storage in his basement with the other baronial supplies. Chana may be able to make roofs for some frames no longer used by the Bhakail Pennsic encampment. Chana and Ysmay will be exploring the options. Need for tables at events was also discussed.

Residency Variance for Baronial Election

Sabine de Kerbriant and Rowen Cloteworthy are considering the submission of a letter of intent to run for Bhakail Baron and Baroness in the upcoming election. Due to Rowen’s mailing address, this would require a residency variance from the Board of Directors. The BOD meets quarterly, and thus this variance would need to be requested as soon as possible. To give the BOD time to respond, the option to move the date by which letters of intent are required to the April business meeting rather than March was discussed. Rowen proposed to hold an operational vote of the barony to see if there is sufficient support for them to appear on the ballot, assuming a variance is approved. The plan for an operational vote at the March business meeting was approved.

Confirming Baronial Residency for Polling

Several recent SCA pollings have had issues with incorrect polling data for the populace. Methods were discussed to informally survey individuals who are SCA members and believe they are residents of Bhakail so polling data can be as correct as possible.

Additional Officer Reports 

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Greetings the Peoples of the Barony, Our neighbors and Our Allies;

Writing this to you all from the comforting confines of my sickbed, hoping you are all doing well. 

As time has rolled inexorably forward, we have had wonderful reports from many sources of the great joy and fun had by those lucky enough to have attended Our Tavern event! I hope those wonderful people who stepped up to run the event, and to work the event, know how precious their efforts are to the Barony of Bhakail, and its ailing Baron. 

We may now, of course, focus Our Efforts to the preparations for both WotS III, and Commons!

Many contests lie ahead, and we cannot wait to see Our people come out to compete!

We also have many Local and Regional events, meetings, and practices to look forward to as the Year once again rolls ever onward, such as the Weekly Social, Various Fighting practices, and Scribal Classes & Gatherings, wherein many integral and exciting things happen! 

I will reiterate how proud I was of all of the effort Bhakail put into the Largess Gifts that were given to Iron Bog at their Investiture, the Crown at Yule, and to Buckland Cross at its investiture! (Such a list!) 

We would like to note the various other Largess Projects that are on Our Horizons this quickly dwindling year, anyone interested in participating, please (again…) see Lady Scolastica, or Myself! 

Now…As was announced at Yule during Court, Our term as Baron ends this coming year, At Yule, and so the Race begins! 

Who will step up to succeed Me?

Interested parties should submit a Letter of Intent to the Senescal ASAP! Final deadline for Letters of Intent is the March Barony Meeting!


If you are interested, but want to know what being Bhakail’s Coronet(s) is about and like, message me, or ask me the next time you see me! 

Regardless of all else, We are hoping to see as many of you all at upcoming events both within AND without the bounds of Bhakail! 

Do not overexert.
Say No to robot-love-pigeons.
Help others when you see they need it.
In the course of the year to come, be calm, and patient.
With yourself AND others.

Looking forward to seeing all the happy faces at Tavern!

Be well,
And Peace be upon You in these Sweaty, Unreasonable Times;
Baron of Bhakail

Thrown Weapons Marshal – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki 

Practices still on hold.

Minister of the List – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Nothing to report.


Minute notes recorded by Ellyn Grene 

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