Announcements


General Announcements made about the goings on in the Barony of Bhakail.

June 2022 Business Meeting Minutes

Barony of Bhakail Meeting: June 14, 2022

Old Business

Waking of the Salamander

Event Steward Angela Mori reported that WotS was a nice event, with a good but small turnout. There was music, newcomers, a lot of storytelling, a birthday, and a very large dog that walked through camp. The venue was good, with some foot traffic to bring in passers-by. There have been discussions of having a similar event next year, on a different weekend with two nights of camping rather than three. Under consideration is having this be a cooking event and possibly with fighting. Potential dates for 2023 that are being tentatively explored include May 12-13 and May 19-20, which do not appear to conflict with other events. The site will accommodate up to 100 people for camping, and the pavilions will accommodate additional day trippers.

Letters of intent for Exchequer

The Senechal has not yet received any letters of intent, and will continue advertising. June 2023 is the hard deadline by which there must be a replacement.

Pennsic 

Bhakail Camp Master Lady Chana Freidl the Maker reported that the Mayor put out his last Pennsic update recently to announce with much joy that Pennsic will indeed happen. Pre-registration ends on June 16th for online prepaid (which secures land for your camp) so if you have not pre-regged yet, you need to do it. Please also remember to pay your camp fees. Listen to your camp masters; they are trying to make Pennsic great.

River Wars

Mikael melrakki is the new Bhakail liaison to the planning committee. No updates on event planning to report.

Commons

An event steward is needed. In a pinch Angela Mori will act as steward but prefers that someone else steps forward. The space is already reserved.

Yule

An event steward is needed.

New Business

New Kingdom rules regarding home owners and local practices

At the April 2022 SCA Board of Directors meeting, a new policy was approved on the use of property owned by SCA members for events. Alesia and Mikael have been in contact with the East Kingdom Seneschal to clarify how this policy relates to local practices. In part the new policy states: 

“If the member-owned property is being used strictly for local meetings or practices, and no monetary or other consideration is being given by the SCA to the site owner, the site owner may oversee the meeting or practice if they hold a local office whose duties would normally include such oversight, such as local branch seneschal or marshal. A “local meeting or practice” cannot be advertised outside the local area, cannot appear in the kingdom newsletter or on the kingdom calendar unless the kingdom customarily lists all such local meetings or practices, and cannot be a multi-day event.”

Further clarification will be requested on how this policy may impact TW practices hosted by Mikael at his home, since technically Mikael is a regional TW officer, not a local officer. 

Other Business

  • None

Officer Reports

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To the Peoples of the Barony of Bhakail, Our Allies, and Friends;

June is now well and truly upon us, as evidenced by the sheer volume of sweat being produced domestically. 

As We greatly enjoyed the Waking of the Salamander last month, I feel it is incumbent upon the Barony to continue to hold this event. It was a delightfully low key event, and We were able to both enjoy the company of well known companions, as so too did we meet new people, and welcome them into Our Company. 

Our next lookout is this coming Commons event, and we are greatly anticipating the contests to be held at that time. 

We are still working on a basket of favors and treats for our sister Barony to the North, L’lle du Dragon Dormant. I hope many will contribute. 

In this spirit, let us now contemplate the wisdom of the Ancient Seafaring Peoples of Iceland, and one of their traditional Airs to see us through the sweat labors that lie ahead!

Puff töfradrekann bjó við sjóinn
Og ærslast í haustþokunni í landi sem heitir Honah Lee
Little Jackie Paper elskaði þennan ræfil Puff
Og færði honum strengi og þéttivax og annað fínt dót
Ó, Puff töfradreki bjó við sjóinn
Og ærslast í haustþokunni í landi sem heitir Honah Lee
Puff töfradrekann bjó við sjóinn
Og ærslast í haustþokunni í landi sem heitir Honah Lee
Saman myndu þau ferðast á bát með bylgjuðu segli
Jackie fylgdist með risastórum hala Puffs
Göfugir konungar og höfðingjar hneigðu sig hvenær sem þeir komu
Sjóræningjaskip myndu lækka fána sína þegar Puff öskraði nafn sitt
Ó, Puff töfradreki bjó við sjóinn
Og ærslast í haustþokunni í landi sem heitir Honah Lee
Puff töfradrekann bjó við sjóinn
Og ærslast í haustþokunni í landi sem heitir Honah Lee
Dreki lifir að eilífu, en ekki svo litlir strákar
Málaðir vængir og risahringir rýma fyrir öðrum leikföngum
Eitt grátt kvöld gerðist það, Jackie Paper kom ekki lengur
Og Puff, þessi mikli dreki, hann hætti óttalausu öskrinu
Höfuð hans var beygt af sorg, grænar hreistur féllu eins og regn
Puff fór ekki lengur að leika sér eftir kirsuberjabrautinni
Án ævivinar síns gæti Puff ekki verið hugrakkur
Svo Puff, þessi mikli dreki, rann því miður inn í hellinn sinn
Ó, Puff töfradreki bjó við sjóinn
Og ærslast í haustþokunni í landi sem heitir Honah Lee
Puff töfradrekann bjó við sjóinn
Og ærslast í haustþokunni í landi sem heitir Honah Lee

Be Well;
Muin, Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar 

The Kingdom continues to open up, the event calendar seems to get a new event listing every day.  Please keep in mind the mask requirement for indoor events is still in place and it applies to pavilions and pop-ups with 3 or 4 sides at outdoor events as well.

Pennsic is happening and many of us are looking forward to attending. At this time there is still a mask mandate in Ǽthelmearc, masks must be worn indoors. Merchants can decide if masks must be worn in their booths, please be courteous and follow their requirements.

Waking of the Salamander was a very relaxed and fun event. Live music and so many stories. Really looking forward to doing it again next year.

Tonight, I step down as Seneschal. Due to the pandemic, it has been a different journey than I expected with more challenges than I ever imagined. Congratulations to my successor, I know the Barony is in good hands.

In service to the Barony 

THL Alesia de Maris

Outgoing Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

We’ve gotten eight new subscribers to the FB page this month and fully half of them are new to Bhakail. They’ve all been put in touch with Lady Chana. Information keeps flowing between the Kingdom, the Barony’s FB, and the Barony’s email list, including things like event announcements, retainers needed for Her Highness, awards received by Barony folks, and panels on A&S documentation.

Salamander Pursuivant’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Anyone interested in producing scrolls for future Baronial Courts is welcome to contact me.

Heraldic Submissions:

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI) – This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

June 2022:

—  I did not see any submissions which I recognized as belonging to members or friends of the Barony.

From the Eastern Letter of Intent (LoI) – This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

May 2022:

—  Finnólfr Hrafnsson’s new name (Finnólfr Hrafnsson) and new device (Or, a raven rising wings displayed regardant sable within a bordure parted bordurewise wavy sable and Or) has been forwarded on to Laurel.

—  Meadhbh inghean Eoin’s new name (Meadhbh inghean Eoin) and new device (Sable, two wolves sejant addorsed and in base a crescent pendant argent) has been forwarded on to Laurel.

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) – This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

April 2022:

— I did not see any submissions which I recognized as belonging to members or friends of the Barony.

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

Knight Marshal – Lord Egill Illugasson

No report

Rapier Marshal – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices continue, although one had to be cancelled after a COVID exposure. Other than that things seems to be back on track. The technical issues with the baronial email address for rapier have been resolved.

Archery & Thrown Weapons Marshals – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki reporting

Practices continue on Sundays. Ellyn Grene is now an archery marshal so we should be able to have archery practices regularly through the summer.

Minister of the List – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Pennsic is coming.  Check your authorizations. Authorizations must be submitted to the Kingdom MoL by June 26th to be guaranteed to have the paperwork processed by Pennsic.

Exchequer – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Nothing to report.

Chamberlain – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Nothing to report.

Chronicler – Ellyn Grene and Brandr Stillingr

The Salamander was published in May and we are beginning to work on the July issue. If you would like to contribute an article, artwork, or other content to an upcoming issue, please contact us at chronicler@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Historian – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

I am continuing to visit events to get stories. I attended Earl Horic Memorial Sovereign and Consort’s Championship of Arms and I will be attending the demo in Dover DE. The cookbook was printed on a dot-matrix printer, the scanned is hard to read and It will take me a little longer to retype it.

Minister of Arts & Sciences – Lady Scolastica Capellaria

At the weekly socials members of the barony have worked on leatherworking, garb making, fiber arts, cooking, apothecary and participated in bardic song and dance. 

Lady Angela Mori and Eleanora Tylemaker continue to host arts and science zoom meetings on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm.

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium is July 22-24th. Hosted Virtually by the Principality of Vindheim and the Kingdom of Ansteorra. More information can be found at: https://sites.google.com/view/kwhss/home

The East Kingdom MOAS has put together We’ve Always Been Here: Queer History through the Ages. New stories are published daily and can be read at https://moas.eastkingdom.org/weve-always-been-here-queer-history/  

The Fourth online Kingdom A&S display is forthcoming! Check the MOAS website in the next week or so to see the display.  https://moas.eastkingdom.org/

Going to Pennsic? Don’t forget to take some classes while you are there! Pennsic University Class lists are available at https://thing.pennsicuniversity.org/

If anyone has anything they would like to learn more about, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Chatelaine – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Our Baronial social continues to welcome newcomers every week and we’re having a great time getting to know them!  A few were able to attend the Waking of the Salamander and have other events in mind as well.  Gold Key has proved helpful and plentiful, and I’m always taking donations.

Chancellor Minor’s – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

The website has been updated with recent changes and updates are continuing.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

Philadelphia reports that Ivy is meeting, but it is not up to full activity until Penn is fully opened.

Voting for Senechal

Maister Mael Eoin mac Echuidh was elected as the new Senechal. He thanked Alesia for her leadership in keeping Bhakail engaged and active during the past years. 

 

Minute notes recorded by Ellyn Grene 

 


Ballot for the upcoming polling for Seneschal

Here is the ballot for the upcoming polling for Seneschal.
Please complete the form and return it to the seneschal email, seneschal@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
I also encourage you to attend the June Barony meeting on Tuesday June 14th. The meeting will take place on Google meet.
If you have any questions please contact me.
THL Alesia de Maris
(Outgoing) Seneschal of Bhakail

May 2022 issue of The Salamander

Here is the newest issue of the Bhakail newsletter, The Salamander.
Thank you to all who contributed to this issue. If you would like to contribute an article, artwork, news, photo of your favorite scroll or A&S project, or other item for an upcoming issue, please contact us at chronicler@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
Yours in service,
Ellyn Grene (Bhakail Chronicler)
Brandr Stillingr (Bhakail Deputy Chronicler)

May 2022 Business Meeting Minutes

Barony of Bhakail Meeting: May 10, 2022

Old Business

Pennsic

Report from the Bhakail Camp Master:  Pennsic is coming, and is not likely to be canceled unless something crazy happens in the next month or two. Bhakail’s camp is shrinking for the year, with some people still dropping out due to concerns about COVID. We will have to figure out a seniority policy for next year because otherwise camp would be VERY full. The issue is that the policy in the past has been that people who camped the previous year are given priority for the next year–with some long-time Bhakail camp members skipping this year due to COVID, we need to make sure they still have space next year. Policies for next year will be discussed at upcoming Pennsic specific meetings.

Please email your camp master if you haven’t responded with camp fee, camp form, or have any questions or changes in plans. 

There was a question about newcomers who have asked about camping with Bhakail this year, but knowing that the barony space is usually full, should they register with Bhakail? Chana said any newcomers should reach out to her (campmaster@bhakail.eastkingdom.org). 

Letters of intent for Exchequer

The Senechal has not yet received any letters of intent, and will continue advertising.

Site for a possible future camping event

Alesia has reached out to the contacts for the girl scout camps and is still waiting for an answer regarding pricing, etc. 

Waking of the Salamander

Event Steward Angela Mori reported that all bases are covered, and there were the following questions/remarks during discussion:

  • Muin requested that Court be on Sunday
  • Alesia commented that there is no pre-registration required with the new policies from the Kingdom. Event cap is 100 (set by the site), with 30 current pre-registrations.
  • Angela asked if there is somewhere in Media to pick up a load of firewood?  
    • Mael Eoin referred to Ryan Young (Bhakail adjacent)
    • Mikael also said he is willing to donate wood if someone can pick it up
  • Eleanora the Tylemake will help with site tokens
  • There will be no feast, and if people are interested in group cooking they can reach out to Angela (204522@members.eastkingdom.org) to coordinate 
  • It is unsure if there will be fighting, as most fighters will be at War of the Roses that weekend
  • There is an opportunity for anyone interested in teaching a class on any topic; reach out to Angela (204522@members.eastkingdom.org) if interested in volunteering 
  • Taichleach reported that the Gaming Champion will be bringing games
  • Angela will be brining a pavilion for shade and there is some tree coverage, but bring pop ups if you can 
  • Angela would like to have a get-together of people who have had different positions in the SCA to talk about what volunteer opportunities are available and what behind-the-scenes work is required to keep things working. 

Commons

  • The site reservation has been taken care of
  • Event is scheduled for September 18, 2022
  • Angela is interested in being event steward as is Roseia. Angela would like to turn it over to Roseia to run and is willing to help as she can. 

New Business

River War

Roseia was the Bhakail liaison to the planning committee, but is stepping down because she is not able to attend River War. Sterling wants the event to have a Medieval Olympics theme, and is “Looking for people to help him plan shenanigans.” The liaison needs to be available to attend virtual planning meetings and discuss events. Mikael has volunteered to be the liaison, since he is already on staff for River War.

Yule

Alesia noted that we need an event steward. Brandr is willing to co-steward.

Election for Minister of Arts and Sciences

A call for letters of intent for the position of Minister of Arts and Sciences (MoAS) was published in April. One letter was submitted, from Scolastica Capellaria. A vote was taken and Scolastica was elected unanimously. Eleanora the Tylemaker volunteered to serve as deputy. 

Letters of Intent for Seneschal

A call for letters of intent for the position of Seneschal was published in April. Two letters were submitted, from Martyn de Halliwell and Mael Eoin mac Echuidh (see the letters of intent appended.) A formal vote for Seneschal will be taken at the June business meeting. 

Other Business

  • Muin – Agreed to participate in a largess exchange at Pennsic among members of House Runnymede. He is seeking donations of largess specifically to the Barony of L’Ile du Dragon Dormant (https://dragondormant.eastkingdom.org/); if interested contact Muin directly at baron@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
  • Eleanora is working with a library group making garb at a demo. The library is looking for fabric donations for cloaks and tunics (viking), and is also willing to pay for sewing machines (up to $50).

 

Officer Reports

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

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

The sleepy months of Winter are now behind us, and We are now in the grips of the pollen laden Spring! Huzzahchu!

With that said, the event, Waking of the Salamander is right around the corner! Whether you choose to camp with Us, or day trip, the Event will be worth your salt!

On a related note, We had planned, some two years passed, to participate in an exchange of Largess and Favors with the participating members of House Runnymede. With the plague that has gripped the land, this activity has been pushed off until THIS year at Pennsic!

Bhakail will be trading Largess with the Barony of L’Ile du Dragon Dormant!

Any of Our fine craftspeople and artisans who wish to contribute to this Largess Basket, please contact the Baron. 

In closing: Let us harken now to the Wise, and Winsome Poetry of Ancient Icelandic Peoples! Let these words whisk you away to a time e’er now long gone. Let it’s inspiration give your soul wings!

Bræður mínar fagna!
Sveifla, sveifla, sveifla með mér
Hækktu val þitt og hækkaðu röddina!
Syngdu, syngdu, syngdu með mér
Niður og niður í djúpið
Hver veit hvað við finnum fyrir neðan?
Demantar, rúbínar, gull og fleira
Falinn í fjallabúðinni
Fæddur neðanjarðar, sogaður úr steinspene
Alinn upp í myrkri, öryggi fjallaheimilisins okkar
Húð úr járni, stál í beinum okkar
Að grafa og grafa gerir okkur frjáls
Komdu bræður syngdu með mér!
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa, grafa hola
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa holu
Sólarljósið nær ekki svona lágu
Djúpt, djúpt í námunni
Aldrei séð bláa tunglið ljóma
Dvergar munu ekki fljúga svo hátt
Fylltu í glas og nældu þér í mjöð!
Fylltu magann á veislunni!
Stunda heim og sofna
Að dreyma í fjallgarðinum okkar
Fæddur neðanjarðar, vaxinn í grýttum móðurkviði
Jörðin er vagga okkar; fjallið skal verða gröf okkar
Horfðu á okkur á vígvellinum; þú munt mæta dómi þínum
Við óttumst ekki það sem er undir
Við getum aldrei grafið of djúpt
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa, grafa hola
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa holu
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa, grafa hola
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa holu
Fæddur neðanjarðar, sogaður úr steinspene
Alinn upp í myrkri, öryggi fjallaheimilisins okkar
Húð úr járni, stál í beinum okkar
Að grafa og grafa gerir okkur frjáls
Komdu bræður syngdu með mér!
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa, grafa hola
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa holu
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa, grafa hola
Ég er dvergur og er að grafa holu
Grafa, grafa holu, grafa holu…

Be Well;

Muin, Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

The kingdom has dropped the requirement that you must pre-register for events. This now opens the kingdom a bit more and it means that if you are interested in attending the Waking of the Salamander you can attend without making a reservation.

Bhakail Commons is coming up in September. By tradition this event is held on a Sunday and is free. It is a good event for newcomers or for bringing friends and family who are curious about the SCA. 

We are looking for an Event Steward for Yule. It’s never too early to start planning so let us know if you have any questions or are interested in being on the event staff. 

Events are happening. Please stay safe.

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Another month of social media. Photos of our new Prince and Princess have been shared to FB and email, along with a link to a video of them being Crowned. Information about this summer’s KWHSS has been posted. There’s been information on a talk at Penn, a class on improving folks’ wiki pages, information about largess for the Crown, an event and a demo shared from our friends in HHD, and more, along with six new subscribers to the FB page, including some people new to the Barony or planning to move here shortly, all of whom have been introduced to Lady Chana as Chatelaine.

Salamander Pursuivant’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Heraldic Submissions:

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI) – This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

May 2022:

—  John Patrick has submitted a new name (John Patrick).

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD) – This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

May 2022:

—  No letter has yet been posted.

April 2022:

—  I did not see any submissions which I recognized as belonging to members or friends of the Barony.

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) – This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

March 2022:

— Brandr Stillingr’s new name (Brandr Stillingr) has been approved by Laurel.

 Tighernán órdha‘s new name (Tighernán órdha) has been approved by Laurel.

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

Knight Marshal – Lord Egill Illugasson

No report

Rapier Marshal – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practice is going forward, have not heard from the church regarding practice space

Archery and Thrown Weapons Marshals  – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakkI reporting

Practices continue on Sundays. Check the Bhakail Calendar for details.  Practice on Memorial Day Sunday is up in the air, depends on whether anyone wants to come over after WotS

Minister of the List – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Nothing to report.

Exchequer – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

The 1st quarter report was submitted to the Kingdom.

Chamberlain – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Will contact Barry to see if she needs anything for WotS.  Will do the same with Commons when the steward is decided.  As historian, still going out to events and asking for stories.  Next one is Earl Horic’s Memorial Event.  

Chronicler – Ellyn Grene and Brandr Stillingr

We have been working on plans to begin publishing a newsletter to be sent out by email. Our goals are to publish a newsletter every other month, and to have the first issue sent out the week before Waking of the Salamander.  Has a hard drive for baronial history, also working on a paper record.

Minister of Arts & Sciences – Lady Scolastica Capellaria

Angela is doing a virtual A&S Zoom every Thursday from 6-9pm. Hartshorn Dale also has an A&S meetup every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month on various constructive A&S topics.

Chatelaine – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Chancellor Minor’s – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Work on redoing the site continues; I’m trying to keep some aspects of our custom layout, but the “custom” parts that show the latest posts in three categories (Announcements, Events and Activities) can be hard to implement well.  

I think we can drop Activities as a front-page must-see since we don’t have people providing content for our activities as we do them, so they get outdated pretty quickly.  Same for Events as we often don’t have a good write-up for our events and have many months in between Tavern and Commons where anything interesting might be featured.

I’m open to thoughts on what should be on our front page, but I think we should feature some photos (which have been provided already) showing regular Bhakail activities that people can expect to find happening locally when they find us online. Other things (like business meeting minutes) shouldn’t be featured too prominently as they’re not going to be appealing to visitors, but need to be published online somewhere.  Just not prominently as a feature of the Barony for newcomers 😉

If anyone’s interested in helping in any of this, and/or is interested in the office in general, feel free to reach out 🙂

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

Martyn reported that he met with Livia and filed the quarterly reports. Two Penn sophomores have expressed interest in joining, which would mean space in Penn’s student activity fair.

 

Minute notes recorded by Brandr Stillingr and Ellyn Grene 

 

Letter of Intent for Seneschal – Lord Martyn de Halliwell

Unto Lady Alesia de Maris, esteemed Seneschal of the mighty and great Barony of Bhakail does Lord Martyn de Halliwell send greetings!

Thank you for your service to the Barony over the last three years. When you first stepped up in 2019, none of us could have foreseen what was to come less than a year after you took on what was already a complex and sometimes difficult job. The work you’ve done has been excellent, your leadership has been exceptional, and the Barony is a better place today because we have had you as our Seneschal.

This is my Letter of Intent to serve as the next Seneschal of the Barony of Bhakail, beginning in June 2022, if that is the will of the Populace of the Barony.

Although you’ve known me since I first showed up in your living room 16 years ago when you hosted a Newcomers Gathering, not everyone in our fair Barony knows me so well, and I would like to share some of my background and qualifications:

I already have experience serving as a Seneschal within and for the Barony: I was Acting Seneschal for Bhakail and Interim Seneschal for Black Icorndall, and have also served a term as Seneschal of Ivyeinrust. In addition, I’ve been the Emergency Deputy for the Barony for the last 3 years and Chaired our Bylaws Committee in 2013, which successfully completed a substantial rewrite of the Baronial Bylaws.

In other roles, I have previously served as Deputy Mayor of Event Resources for Pennsic XLIV and served Bhakail twice as it’s Chronicler and twice as it’s Chamberlain. I’ve been the Autocrat/Event Steward for 5 Bhakail events, including two Yule Revels, and have nearly all the service I’ve done in the SCA on my EK Wiki page, found here: [https://wiki.eastkingdom.org/wiki/Martyn_de_Halliwell]

Outside the SCA, I have often used experience I’ve garnered in my 15 years in the SCA to help other organizations host better events and build programs with better volunteer “health” management, with special emphasis on the importance of self-care, creating a caring community of volunteers, and the art of delegation.

I most recently spent the last two years as the State Chapter President for a large young professionals organization which I grew from 12 to 27 active chapters, restructured it’s Charter, established *successful* working Committees, created trainings for event planning and volunteer management, and successfully implemented a program that had our all-volunteer organization create dedicated self-care time and meet overall organizational health goals. I also re-established the organization’s presence in a larger, national organization where I currently hold the position of Mid-Atlantic Region Director.

I currently sit on the Executive Committee & Board of that organization as it’s Immediate Past President, in an advisory role, and serve on three other organization’s Boards in the Philadelphia region.

In the past, I have taken on several roles in the SCA because I felt I “had to” or because I hadn’t properly glued my helium hand to the floor at the start of a meeting. Thankfully, I have grown a lot since then, and I am writing this Letter of Intent today not because I feel I need to, but because I *want* to.

I am excited about the opportunity to serve the Barony as it’s next Seneschal. To listen to its populace, to find ways to work with everyone to not only ensure our compliance with Society and Kingdom, but also ensure that that compliance does not become burdensome to our Officers and other volunteers. To make sure that we not only grow the Barony, but do so in a way that is healthy and sustainable.

I look forward to continuing the important work of coordinating between Officers and other volunteers to continue growing the Barony and ensuring we retain our existing membership, continue the success of our in-person events as we hopefully continue to exit the worst of the Pandemic and step into the next phase that is seemingly upon us.

If anyone wishes to discuss my letter or anything else, I can always be reached via email at 181171@members.eastkingdom.org or via call/text at 484-557-8757

Bhakail has always been my home and I have gained so much in my life from having the SCA be a part of it. It is my genuine hope to have the opportunity to give back to the Barony now and use everything I have learned to help the Barony continue to flourish.

In service,

Martyn 

THL Martyn de Halliwell, OSC, OM, OT

aka TJ DeLuca (he/him)

 

Letter of Intent for Seneschal -Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Greetings,

I would like to state my intent to run for Seneschal of our Barony and to thank Alesia for her service and stewardship of our group, especially through the difficulties of the past couple of years.  Other groups have not fared as well, stayed as active or even grown like Bhakail has during your term and I would like to acknowledge your role and thank you for that.

I am throwing my hat with the intent to see some specific items through.  If anyone else is considering the role, I would like to discuss supporting one another, whatever the outcome.

Specifically, I would:

* Solicit for an active, engaged Emergency Deputy Seneschal who would also be interested in the Seneschal role at some point.

* Offer the opportunity for anyone to be a Deputy for visibility into the job, especially new (or newer) members.

* Encourage the Emergency Deputy or other Deputy Seneschal to regularly do routine duties to become familiar with the role (run meetings as allowed by our Bylaws, etc.).

I would ideally serve no more than one term, and support one of the above folks in going for the role.

Projects I want to see happen:

* Review and redo our Bylaws; it’s been 6 years since the last review and they were intended to be reviewed regularly. We should consider changing/removing anything that’s not working out for us, if how we operate now is at odds with our Bylaws (or else make sure we’re following what’s been shared with Kingdom as our Bylaws of record).

* Actively help realize a Southern and/or Western Region identity.  Actively work with other groups and individuals, supporting one another to have successful events (via staffing, cross-promotion, etc.) and avoid conflicts wherever possible.  

* Host or facilitate regular “How to be a…” classes to help people understand what different offices are, what being an officer looks like for specific offices, etc. plus go over event roles, too (event steward, head cook, etc.).  Actively demystify some of the roles in the SCA where we don’t always know what goes on until you do it.

* Have more discussion ahead of and publish an agenda for business meetings.  Encourage more of an audience by leveraging the mailing list as our main venue for group discussions.  

Why I think I’d be good for the role:

* The business side has been part of my SCA experience since I started out; whether I’ve been an officer or not, I make a point to go to business meetings.  I’ve held offices since the early days of my involvement, from Canton through Kingdom levels, including Baron, Herald, Knight Marshal, Seneschal, Exchequer, Chronicler, and Webminister.

* I like making things efficient and hopefully easier for everyone, since we’re all volunteers.  If we have rules to adjust, let’s adjust them.  If we have extra items in our Bylaws not adding value or potentially causing issues, let’s consider their place.  If Society or Kingdom already has a rule to cover something adequately, we don’t always need more definition or restriction, especially if the higher laws have changed.

* I’m active and engaged; since moving to the area, I’ve been part of our activities and events, from helping to start the Social, holding offices, and running or staffing events.  I’ve also made a point of focusing on newcomers, including creating a successful newcomer household that has expanded to other Baronies as well as encouraging and supporting newer members to step up to offices, take on roles at events, and more.

What else am I doing now (full disclosure of existing commitments):

* New Groups Deputy Seneschal for the East Kingdom: This would not be a conflict (I checked with our Kingdom Seneschal already) and if a conflict did arise (if we had a new Canton form or if Black Icorndall wanted to come back, etc.), I would drop that role.

* Bhakail Webminister: I would look to hand this off.

* Coill Tuar Webminister-at-Large: I would look to hand this off.

* Plenipotentiary Deputy Kingdom Webminister: this means as much or as little as I want, to stay engaged with the Kingdom and Society Webministry.  There’s no defined duties, other than any projects I want to work on.

I realize there’s a lot here, but it was a tough decision and I wanted to make sure if I did put myself forward that *I* knew why and should be able to convey the reasoning along with any considerations I should make known around former or current roles.

I look forward to seeing other candidates step up and whoever is chosen, I hope to work with anyone else to further projects for the benefit of us all, whoever is in the role and wherever the ideas come from.

In Service,

Mael Eoin mac Echuidh


April 2022 Business Meeting Minutes

Barony of Bhakail Meeting April 12, 2022

Old Business

Tavern wrap up

Event Steward Tighernán órdha reported that Tavern “At the Sign of the Squirrel and Hound” had a great turn out, tickets sold out and most ticket holders came to the event. There was food, games, bardic, and games and bardic championships. Many people at Coronation mentioned how great the event was. The Exchequer thinks the event will make the expected amount once the cleaning fee is returned. All in all, a great success and the organizers feel good about it. Baron Muin heard from three different peers that they enjoyed Tavern immensely and look forward to attending the event next year. Competitive guitar tuning and the “Shakepeare off” were the highlights of the event.

For 2023, Tavern is currently penciled in for the typical date of the final Saturday in January.

Pennsic

Pennsic is happening. No changes in plans. Check your tents and talk to your camp masters.

Letters of intent for Exchequer

The Senechal has not yet received any letters of intent, and will continue advertising.

Waking of the Salamander

Will be held Memorial Day weekend at Ridley Creek State Park. Alesia will be filling out paperwork for the insurance certificates and submitting the $25 fee for the park.

 

New Business

River War update

Roseia Posey reported that the brainstorming team for River Wars had their first meeting. Nothing is yet set in stone, but ideas were discussed for the Olympic River Wars with Barony competing against Barony, ideas for A&S, kids events, Chess and an arm wrestling tournament. The next meeting is later this month, and Roseia will continue giving updates. If you have any ideas, forward them to Roseia. The brainstorming group wants to make sure all Baronies have input so it is a successful event.

Site for a possible future camping event

Alesia has been looking for a camping site in the confines of the Barony. She has found there are several girl scout campgrounds and has been in contact with them. Among the several campgrounds is Shelly Ridge in Lafayette Hill and another one in Gilbertsville (not in the Barony, but close in Hartshorn-dale). This one (presumably Gilbertsville) has a dining hall that seats 260, a large open space, cabins, and would allow tents to be put up. This site could hold up to 500 participants. Their contact will be getting back to Alesia with pricing, etc. These sites are not available to rent June-August due to conflicts with girl scout events.

Commons

Alesia reported that Barry has volunteered to run the event.

Yule

Alesia reported we will likely be using the German Society as the site for the event again, and need to find someone to run the event and volunteers to help. Alesia will be putting out a call for volunteers. Muin suggested that people thinking about running it, should think about the last few Yules you have been to and what you would like to add to it, do differently, or keep the same. Martyn, Bryan, and Philadelphia offered to mentor anyone who wants to put in a bid.

Call for letters of intent for Minister of Arts and Sciences

The MOAS (Minister of Arts and Sciences) for Bhakail is stepping down as her term of office is up. Alesia is accepting letters of Intent for this position until the May Barony meeting. She has received one letter at this time, and if more letters are submitted for the position it will go to a formal vote per the Baronial by-laws. Please send an email to seneschal@bhakail.eastkingdom.org if you want to submit a letter of intent.

Call for letters of intent for Seneschal

Alesia’s term as Seneschal is done at the June Barony meeting. After careful consideration she has decided not to ask for a second term. She announced at tonight’s meeting that she will be accepting letters of Intent for the position of Seneschal. If you want to submit a letter of intent please email seneschal@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Other Business

  • Bryan has been calling for memories of Bhakail. He will be scanning photos and blurring faces if unable to get consent to post. Will be taking permission forms to events for collecting photos and stories. He has been reaching out through Facebook, and asking organizers to publicize it at events. Will be posting it on the Bhakail email list.
  • Martyn reported that the royal pavilion was damaged in Gulf Wars. He worked on repairing it for Coronation, and will be organizing a work group to do some further work on it before May Crown.
  • Mael raised the issue that the technical site (website, email) make it difficult to have co-officers such as the Co-Chroniclers that were confirmed at the March meeting. Due to this, Ellyn will be initially serving as Chronicler with Brandr as Deputy Chronicler, and they will swap positions next year.
  • Discussion was held about when and where to resume in-person social events and meetings. Possible locations might include a restaurant, Ridley Creek State Park, Mael’s or Mikael’s back yards. The thought is to start slow and give people time to ease into it in-person socials and see how it goes. Plan is to continue virtual business meetings going forward

 

Officer Reports

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To Those who would read Our Words;

Greeting and good tidings from the Coronet of Bhakail.

Recently we held our annual January Tavern event, and I have heard from many good Peera and Gentles after the event that they appreciated and loved being there.

Out heartfelt thanks to the Event Steward and Feast-Board-Officiant.

Several wonderful libations were donated, and Muin thanks everyone for their participation.

As Spring has come, let us turn our hearts now to preparing for te Awaking of te Salamander, and think on the traditions of art, poetry, culinaria, and martial chicanery that we May engage therein.

A poem to get us Started! (In the original Kingo…Welsh. it’s in Welsh..!)

Nid ydym yn mynd i’w gymryd
O na, nid ydym yn mynd i’w gymryd
Nid ydym yn mynd i’w gymryd mwyach

Mae gennym ni’r hawl i’w ddewis
Nid oes unrhyw ffordd y byddwn yn ei golli
Dyma ein bywyd, dyma ein cân

Byddwn yn brwydro yn erbyn y pwerau a fydd yn gyfiawn
Peidiwch â dewis achos ein tynged
Dydych chi ddim yn ein hadnabod ni, dydych chi ddim yn perthyn

Nid ydym yn mynd i’w gymryd
O na, nid ydym yn mynd i’w gymryd
Nid ydym yn mynd i’w gymryd mwyach

With Hipe for a gentle year ahead;

Muin

Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Coronation was this past weekend; there are a lot of pictures on Facebook and it looked very impressive. The crowns are awesome.  Tavern happened and it was a lot of fun. The bardic competition became an audience participation event.

There are a number of events coming up including the Waking of the Salamander on Memorial Day weekend and Hunter’s Picnic in Caer Adamant on June 12th. The summer is looking good.

Salamander Pursuivant’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Anyone interested in producing scrolls for future Baronial Courts is welcome to contact me.

Heraldic Submissions:

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI) – This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

April 2022:

—  I did not see any submissions which I recognized as belonging to members or friends of the Barony.

March 2022:

—  Jacqueline Cross has resubmitted a new badge ((Fieldless) A raven displayed purpure).

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD) – This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

March 2022:

—  I did not see any submissions which I recognized as belonging to members or friends of the Barony.

February 2022:

—  Muin maqq Minain’s new badge ((Fieldless) On a hand sable an annulet Or) has been forwarded on to Laurel.

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) – This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

February 2022:

— Mael Eoin mac Echuid’s alternate name (Æskæll inn svarti) has been approved by Laurel.

January 2022:

— I did not see any submissions which I recognized as belonging to members or friends of the Barony.

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

In service, Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Knight Marshal – Lord Egill Illugasson

On hiatus

Rapier Marshal – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practice is still being held.

Archery & Thrown Weapons Marshals – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki reporting

Practice site clean up was held last Saturday. Did the clean up on Saturday. Didn’t yet get the materials needed to repair archery targets, but this will happen soon.

This year practices will be Sundays, and practices will start on Sunday April 17. Thrown Weapons will be 11am – 1pm, Archery will be from 1:30pm-3:30pm. More information will be on the Bhakail baronial calendar and can be found on the Bhakail Projectiles Practices FB Group.

Minister of the List – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Annual report has been submitted. If MOL services are needed for Waking of the Salamander, please get in touch with Mikael.

Exchequer – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Report is in process, nothing concrete to talk about.

Chamberlain – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Nothing to report. He does have plans to organize and inventory Barony materials in the near future. The plan is to have a master list of what the Barony owns and where it lives.  He will be reaching out on the list for help with inventory

Minister of Arts & Sciences – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report

Chatelaine – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

There were three newcomers at Tavern, including one who entered the bardic championship. One was introduced to SCA through PAX. There are plans to do a plague sale (SCA adjacent) at Commons and use proceeds to purchase more/new gold key. Chana sas confirmed that baronies can trade gold key items between them to balance out inventories.

Chancellor Minor’s – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report, other than that Roseia supported the youth activities at Crown.

Webminister – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

I’m continuing to work on a refresh of the Bhakail website.  We’ve had new people joining the mailing list and some turnover in officers and Champions happening this month, so I’ll be confirming details and doing updates as needed.

I raised an issue with “Co-Chroniclers” not being easy in the officer model on the technical side; we’ll need to indicate a Chronicler and a Deputy, however the work is expected to be split but have not yet heard what the decision was to make the necessary changes.

In Service, Mael Eoin

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Well met, Bhakail! –

Seven new subscribers to the Barony’s FB page. A few of the new folks to join the page are new to the Barony. They’re been given electronic introductions to Lady Chana as Chatelaine. Folks are still sharing information and memes and anything significant is passed back and forth between email and social media.

Until next time,

– Rowen

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

 

Meeting notes recorded by Ellyn Grene and Brandr Stillingr


February 2022 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Keep an eye on upcoming events and refer to the kingdom Seneschal page for Covid-19 updates.

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Greetings! 

As of February 1st, the East Kingdom will permit small gatherings of up to 15 people. This means we can resume fight practice, fencing practice and workshops. All announcements for these in-person gatherings must include the Board approved Health Acknowledgement. If you need the correct wording, please let me know. 

Tavern has moved to April 2nd. There are seven spaces left so get your reservation in!

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Waauugghh Bhakail!

 A slow new subscriber month this month with only four new people joining our FB groups. Information still flowing between the Kingdom’s social media pages and our page and email list. Things like recommendations for Kingdom Polling Orders and information about changes to in-person gatherings. Hartshorn-Dale has shared information for their upcoming Nova Schola and a request for help for an event in November. Until next month. 

I remain, in service,
  – Rowen

Exchequer Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

The year-end report got in on time. Still waiting on the final numbers from Yule.

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

No report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

No report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

No report.

Historian’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

No report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Due to extenuating circumstances in my personal life, I must step away from SCA activities for the time being. If anyone needs to contact me they can reach me at my East Kingdom email, or my personal email shantzmatt12@gmail.com. Thankfully this is occurring during the colder months, and I will return when able. 

  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Rapier practice resumed last week. A small group showed up. It’s going to take some time to build up the number of participants. Right now, we don’t have to worry about the 15 person limit imposed by the kingdom.

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

Archery practices will start up again when the weather is reliably warm – likely mid-late March.

Thrown Weapons Marshal – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Practice on hold until the spring.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Nothing to report.

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report. I have continued to get emails from people who are interested in the SCA. I have been suggesting Tavern as their first event.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Hello the Barony,

The days are getting longer, slowly but surely, and while case counts are still high, they are declining after the bid January spike, so in-person events are tentatively returning soon. 

Check the East Kingdom event calendar for events – there are a few scholas coming up, both local-ish and ethereal! I personally am also planning to attend the two big embroidery events (Academy of St. Clare in Aethelmarc and Embroidery Schola up north in the Barony of the Bridge), so let me know if you’re interested in carpooling!

Hartshorn-Dale’s Nova Schola will have a Garbed Plushie A & S Display for those wishing to enter!

The Baronial Bardic and Gaming championships are tentatively planned for the rescheduled Tavern event on April 2. It’s also a great event to show off any brews you’ve been working on 😉

Hartshorn-Dale is seeking participants for a demo August 11th – 13th. Let them know if you are available.

And as always, a reminder: I hope you’re all creating awesome things and doing cool art, but it’s OK if you’re not. Living in a pandemic is incredibly draining and taking care of yourself is the most important thing. <3

YIS,
  – Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

The website is keeping up with stuff, will check to make sure we have the new date for Tavern in the calendar. All officers must use their East Kingdom email addresses.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New business

  • Spring Camping Event – Lady Angela brought a proposal for a camping event on Memorial Day weekend, Waking the Salamander. The proposed site is Ridley Creek State Park. The site does allow for group camping and has two rustic campsites, with firepits and grills available. Both sites have been reserved. There was some discussion about the event conflicting with other events that are on the Events calendar or soon will be on the calendar. Alesia will put out an email on the seneschal list to see if anyone else is having an event that weekend. Voted to send the proposal to the finance committee.

  • Thrown Weapons and Archery – Practice will begin when the weather improves. Mikael will be looking for help with repairing targets and cleaning up in preparation of practices starting again.

  • Local event – Nova Schola will be held on March 5th in Hartshorn-dale.

Old business

  • Tavern – The event has been moved to April 2nd.  Got the new insurance paperwork, 7 slots left. The Gaming Champion will attend as long as circumstances allow. Still waiting to hear from the Bardic Champion.

  • Exchequer Deputy – The Exchequer is looking for a successor. Her term is up in June 2022.

  • Chronicler Deputy – Chronicler is stepping down; we continue to look for a replacement. This is a required office, and we need a replacement as soon as possible.

  • Event sites committee – No report from the committee. Alesia looked for campgrounds within the confines of Bhakail and found a Girl Scout camp in Lafayette Hill that rents their facilities to outside groups. There is a message on their website that they are currently not renting to outside groups in order to allow the local troops to make reservations. Alesia sent an email to the administration office that when they begin renting out the space again, we would be interested in it, perhaps in 2023.

  • Pennsic – Still happening, there will be an online Pennsic meeting on February 24th. If you plan on camping with Bhakail at Pennsic, please try to attend.

Meeting ended.


January 2022 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Baron – People are worn out, burned out, spread thin. Please be respectful of the entire situation. Lots of people are struggling right now.  

Hello, Bhakail!

As Pliny the Elder was often known to say:

Nos auferet loquentes
Nescio quid dicam
Dicam usquam
Hodie alius dies ad inveniendum te
CONSTERNATIO
Veniam ad tuum amorem, bene?

Wise words indeed. We should all, in these trying times, pay heed. 

Be well. 

  – Muin,
Baron of Bhakail 

Note: For those who don’t speak Latin, Google Translate is your friend. https://tinyurl.com/Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Greetings! 

Due to a new rise in Covid, the Kingdom has put all in person events, workshops and practices on hold until January 17th. As soon as more information becomes available it will be put on the Bhakail list and put on the Facebook page.

Tavern is still on for January 29th but the date may be moved back to March. (Please see the Tavern report above.) 

We are seeing a rise in Covid among our members. Please continue to follow all recommendations and stay safe.

  – THL Alesia de Maris

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Waaauugghh, Bhakail!

A slower month this month for new subscribers to social media, just four new people joined the Baronial FB page. Information continues to pass between the Kingdom, the Barony, and our page when available.

– Rowen

Exchequer Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

I don’t have final financials on Yule, will have them soon. We may break even.

  – Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

No report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Anyone interested in producing scrolls for future Baronial Courts is welcome to contact me.

Heraldic Submissions:

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI) – This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

January 2022:  Muin maqq Minain has resubmitted a new badge, (Fieldless) On a hand sable an annulet Or.

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD) – This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

January 2022: No letter has yet been posted.

December 2021:  I did not immediately recognize any of the items on this letter as belonging to members of the Barony.

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) – This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

November 2021: – No items for the Eastern Kingdom appeared in this month’s letter.

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

In service,
  – Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

No report.

Historian’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

No report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Practice continues to be on hold until the 17th per kingdom policy.

  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practice on hold per Kingdom policy

  – Melchior

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

Practice on hold until the spring.

Thrown Weapons Marshal – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Practice on hold until the spring.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Nothing to report.

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Nothing new with the website. Still working on redesigning and doing whatever is needed.

  – Mael Eoin

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New business

  • Pennsic – All indications are that Pennsic will happen this year. Pennsic reservations have opened. If you are interested in camping with Bhakail please contact Lady Chana, the Camp Master. Be on the lookout for messages from the Camp Master.
  • Baronial 50th AnniversaryThe 50th anniversary of Bhakail becoming a Barony is in the Fall of 2024. As part of our planning we are looking for stories and photos. These items will be put on the Bhakail website. If you have something you want to contribute, please contact Alesia for now. 
  • Yule LeftoversIn order to use up the left-over onions from Yule, Mael Eoin is thinking about making bread and onion soup with beer as a fund raiser. More information to come.
  • Ethereal SocialsThe weekly ethereal socials continue to happen on Tuesday’s. Anyone can attend, go to the Bhakail calendar and click on Bhakail Social. Reminder notices will be put on Facebook and the Bhakail list.

Old business

  • Tavern – We still have 15 open spaces. Had a discussion regarding going forward with the event. There is concern about moving forward with the current date and the possibility the Kingdom could extend the ban on in-person events, workshops and practices. The decision was made to contact the German Society and see if it is possible to move our reservation to March 12th. Mistress Philadelphia will contact the site tomorrow.
  • New Exchequer Sought– The Exchequer is looking for a successor. Her term is up in June 2022. 
  • New Chronicler Sought – Chronicler is stepping down in February 2022 and she is looking for a successor. 
  • Possible Spring camping event – Alesia has started looking for campgrounds.
  • Event Sites Committee – This has been put on hold for now.

Meeting ended.


December 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Hello and well wishes to the People of Bhakail, Our neighbors, Our Allies… and That Guy…

This last weekend We held our annual event, Bhakail Yule, and I would like to take a moment to thank and congratulate those Noble Souls without whom this event would not have been possible.

Lady Scolastica and ThLord Bryan who stewarded the event. This is no easy task, and any sizable event in the SCA often becomes a runaway cart of rabid herring, and their ability to keep the average attendee from seeing any underlying chaos is the challenge these two rose up to confront.

Master Mael Eoin and Lady Triona accompanied by a band of merry fig-pluckers, did fabulous things with food, for the betterment of all. (Did you get a handpie? Did you try the Jeweled Rice?)

A further thank you to Master Marl Eoin for stepping in to Herald Court when Our Herald, Lady Ragna was trodden upon by ducks, and out Protocol Droiiii-ah Our Major Domo, Master Rowen, came down with purple spotted pentapox.

Mistress Philadelphia was an unseen force, a shark-like ripple upon the tranquil surface of the waters of the Celebration, coordinating the Door/Troll duties. If you saw her, it was either because she chose to allow you to… or it was too late for you, may the Gods keep your remains safe from rot.

Mistress Gisela and Lady Eleanora held the front lines of the Troll Desk and reservations with aplomb. Possibly also a mango. Maybe a few apples, too.

Mistress Scheherazade ran the Royal Receiving Room with Grace and Hospitality that were far above what Their Majesties might have suspected awaited them.

The A&S competition and the Brewing Competition were wrangled by the newly hitched Lord Dietrich along with Mistress Lissa Underhill.

Our newest Champion of A&S, Lady Svana Vefari, and Brewing Champion, Lady Siobhan, who both wowed the various judges with entries that were magnificent and tasty to behold, as well as being scrupulously documented.

THLord John Patrick and THLady Rosiea who, as ever, were at the event as early, if not earlier than all others, and were there to the end, working on every aspect of the Celebration to see that it would run smoothly.

THLady Alesia, Our Seneschal, who worked for the last year to keep all of these various plates spinning.

A final shout of praise goes to my Signet, THLady Màiri Crawford for wrangling scribes and enscribulating herself. Fannnnnntastic!

(Anyone left out of this list of thanks is solely the fault of Baron Muin and not due to any ill intent on his part. No matter what Bob the Skull says.)

Ever your Baron of Bhakail;
  – Muin

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Greetings! 

Yule happened! There were people to see and a feast to be had. The Royals came and there was court and awards and cheering! It wasn’t quite like Yule of the past, but it was a step in the right direction. 

I would also like to thank everyone who came to Yule to celebrate the season and friendship with us and who patiently waited to have their ID’s and vaccination cards checked. Thank you to everyone who helped out in some way, to those on staff, to those who shared their arts with us and to those who fed us and entertained us and gave us new beverages to try.

Thank you to Their Majesties and His Highness for coming to visit us and hold court and recognize individuals for their contributions to our society. 

Pax happened! We are sad that it conflicted with Yule, but it was a great event in its own right.  A big thank you to Lady Chana who put in so much work and made us look so good. And thank you to those who stopped by and assisted her in running the table.

And as 2021 winds to a close I wish you all a happy holiday season and a peaceful New Year. 

 – Alesia de Maris

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello, hello, the Barony!

Another month, another group of new subscribers to Bhakail’s social media. We had eight new subscribers, some from other groups, some new to the Barony. Those newcomers have been directed to Lady Chana as the Chatelaine. Information continues to flow between our FB page and the email list.

Until next time,
I remain,
  – Rowen

Exchequer Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Waiting for the receipts from Yule.

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Martyn picked up the first half of the Baronial cooking gear from the German Society today. He will be picking up the rest tomorrow. The staff of Tavern can contact Bryan with a list of what they will need.

 – Bryan

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

His Excellency’s most recent court was held at Bhakail Yule on December 11th.

Anyone interested in producing scrolls for future Baronial Courts is welcome to contact me.

Heraldic Submissions:

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI)
This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

  • December 2021: I did not immediately recognize any of the items on this letter as belonging to members of the Barony.

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD)
This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

  • November 2021: Mael Eoin mac Echuid’s new alternate name (Æskæll inn svarti) has been forwarded on to Laurel.
  • December 2021: No letter has yet been posted.

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR)
This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

  • September 2021: I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony.
  • October 2021:
    + Ian Douglas’ device change (Papellony azure and argent, a Caucasian melusine proper crined Or and on a chief argent a compass rose vert.) has been returned. His new badge ((Fieldless) A Caucasian melusine proper crined Or.) has been accepted.
    + Maryna Borowska’s badge ((Fieldless) A peacock regardant proper maintaining in its beak a dagger argent.) has been accepted.
    + Sabine de Kerbriant’s alternate name (Birdie Hellcock) and badge ((Fieldless) A shuttlecock argent.) have been accepted.

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

In service,
– Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

No report.

Historian’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Practice will be moving to a shared location with Hartshorn-dale for the winter season, announcements with details will be forthcoming as soon as I hear back from their knight marshal.

  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

No report.

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

Nothing to report.

Thrown Weapons Marshal – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Nothing to report.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

No report.

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

What a successful demo at PAX Unplugged this weekend!  Despite the current pandemic, thousands of people attended the convention and I was able to teach so many of them some great Medieval games as well as a bit about our Society.  I made some strong contacts and renewed old ones from throughout the Knowne World, from the Kingdom Seneschal of Caid to former Eastern Royals.  Within a day of the convention ending, three of the new people I spoke to reached out for more information about joining the SCA, and I am confident I will hear from many more as people go through their stacks of business cards collected at the convention.

On an exciting note for some, PAX was created by the writer and illustrator of the webcomic Penny Arcade, who I got the chance to meet and speak with at leisure about the SCA.  It turns out the author, Jerry Holkins, has come to SCA events in the West Kingdom and noted our kindness and hospitality towards newcomers.  I gifted him one of the wooden game boards donated to the event as well as a 3-D printed salamander Mael Eoin gave me to hand out.

Knowing this demo was held opposite Yule was especially challenging, but I could not have accomplished anything this weekend without the kind souls that stopped by the table to sit and teach games in their own free time at PAX.  WIthout the help of Solveig, Zach, Maryna, His Excellency Aurddeilen, Genjiro, and Bidan, I would not have been able to take much needed food and bathroom breaks.  Rick Myers’ assistance with packing the car, hauling the wagon, setting up the booth, and talking up the SCA, saved my sanity, my patience, and my shoulder sockets, for which I will be forever grateful.  I am also extremely lucky to have had a NJ Renaissance Faire actress stop by the booth and volunteer her time to sit with us for a few hours each day and play chess.

It was a wonderful weekend that I wish I could have shared with the rest of you!

אני לשירותך
Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings, Barony of Bhakail! I have nothing new to report.

In Service to the Dream,
– Roseia Posey

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Greetings,

No updates to the website this month.  I’m putting word out to get feedback on how our website is for newcomers as well as members; whether we have useful information there that’s actually being used or if we’re missing anything.

In Service,
  – Mael Eoin

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New business

  • Possible Spring camping event – Alesia asked for suggestions for possible camping sites on Facebook and the list, a few suggestions were made. She will be looking into them after the first of the year. She will also be looking for campgrounds in less populated areas of the Barony.
  • Site Committee – Discussed starting a committee to look for new sites. Bryan volunteered to lead the committee, Ragna and Eleanora volunteered to be on the committee. Ragna is looking for information on St. Marks in Wynnewood as a possible event site.
  • Event Comps – There was a discussion regarding comping certain people for the feast. We will be looking into the policies of our neighbors for some guidance. Right now, the event steward makes a decision and includes the comps in the budget when sending it to the Finance Committee.
  • Financial Policy – The Barony’s Finance policy needs to be updated; Philly will bring this up to the Finance Committee.

Old Business

  • Yule – The day went well; the only glitch was the court ended 40 minutes early. As feast was planned for the end of court, this made the wait a bit longer than expected. The check in process worked well, thank you to everyone who worked to make every go smoothly. We ran into an issue with the stove and sink in the upstairs kitchen which made the cook’s job harder.  There was a discussion regarding the kitchen and parking issues with the site, we will start looking for a new site. There will be an online staff meeting soon to compare notes and ways to improve for the next Yule. 
  • Pax – It was super fun and a lot of work. Lady Chana made some strong connections with people interested in what we do. There were thousands of people there despite the pandemic. Chana thanked the people, both SCAdian and non-SCAdian, who helped. Someone Chana met suggested that next year we do an hour-long panel and a 20-minute fighting demo.
  • Tavern – The event stewards are working on the PayPal paperwork and the menus. A preliminary event announcement will go up on the East Kingdom Event page by this weekend. A suggestion was made to let people know about event registration on Facebook, the list, and any other social media as necessary. Philadelphia has passed a vaccine mandate for catering halls and restaurants that goes into effect in January. We need to get more information, does this mandate also affect private parties in rental halls?
  • New Exchequer sought – The Exchequer is looking for a deputy or a successor. Her term is up in June 2022.
  • New Chronicler sought – Chronicler is stepping down in February 2022, looking for a successor.

Meeting ended.


November 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To the People of Bhakail, its Friends, and Allies;

May this message find you all well, and in good health, and your detractors eating moldy flan, like a duck in Jerez.

This last month has been the Quiet before the Storm that is our Yule Event, here in Bhakail. I want you all to know these efforts are worth your time. These efforts will reward you, and your fellow Bhakailis, and The East Kingdom.

When you attend Yule, it will be a worthwhile event. We have spent so long apart, that gaining one another’s’ company once again will be rewarding in, and of, itself.

I wanted to take this moment, here in November, to thank you all for the work you are doing to make this event happen.

Seeing Yule come together, I’m proud of my People and my Barony.

Thank you all.

– Muin,
Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Greetings!

The BOD has given more guidance regarding the checking of vaccination status. It is recommended that the list of participants be split in two alphabetically by legal last name and that two people check vaccination status. This new recommendation goes into effect on Monday November 15th. We will be using this process at Yule.

The German Society has an opening in their calendar so planning for Tavern is underway.

I wish you all a Happy and safe Thanksgiving and I hope to see you at Yule.

– Alesia de Maris

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello to the Barony from the world of Social Media!

There were eight new subscribers to the Bhakail FB page this month. Several of them were new to the Barony and Lady Chana as Chatelaine has been put in touch with them. Minutes from last month were posted to the web when they were received. Various notices from the Kingdom and Society have been shared to FB and email.  Information on the winners of Crown Tourney this past weekend – Prince Ryou and Princess Indrakshi – was shared to FB and the email list, as were photos from the Tourney.  A new Kingdom Social Media Officer has been appointed – Lady Astrid Eiriksdottir. And that’s about all for this month.

– Rowen

Exchequer Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Doña Damiana Almodóvar de Sevilla has agreed to be the Emergency Deputy Chancellor of the Exchequer, but still looking for a deputy to train to be the new exchequer when my term is up.

3rd quarter report has been filed.

Thanks!

– Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

His Excellency’s most recent court was held on Sunday, August 29th at Bhakail Commons.

His Excellency’s next court will be held at Bhakail Yule on December 11th. Anyone interested in producing scrolls for future Baronial Courts is welcome to contact me.

Heraldic Submissions:

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI)
This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

  • November 2021:  I did not immediately recognize any of the items on this letter as belonging to members of the Barony.

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD)
This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

  • November 2021: No letter has yet been posted.
  • October 2021:  I did not immediately recognize any of the items on this letter as belonging to members of the Barony.

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR)
This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

  • August 2021: I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony.

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

In service,
– Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

As my term expires in February, I am looking for a replacement. Contact me or the seneschal if you are interested.

Historian’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

I am bringing what I have done already and some contact slips so hopefully I can get some information from some information from people.

In service to the East and the Barony of Bhakail
– THL Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Practice has returned to Thursdays at 7pm, proof of vaccination or a medically supervised negative COVID test are required to participate.

– Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices have resumed at the church on Wednesdays.

As with the heavy practice, proof of vaccination/72 hour negative covid test is required to attend.

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

Starting to wrap up the season, it’s getting cold out. Last practices this coming weekend.

Thrown Weapons Marshal – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Starting to wrap up the season, it’s getting cold out. Last practices this coming weekend.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Assisted KMoL at Crown Tournament.

– Mikael melrakki
MoL, Bhakail

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

אני לשירותך

– Lady Chana Freidl the Maker
Chatelaine, Barony of Bhakail

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report this month.

– Lady Roseia Posey
Chancellor Minor of the Barony of Bhakail

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

No changes to the website this month.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New business

  • Yule Largess Basket – Lady Roseia Posey is coordinating a largess basket for their Majesties at Yule. Anyone wishing to contribute items, please contact Roseia.
  • New Chronicler sought – Chronicler is stepping down in February 2022, looking for a successor.

Old Business

  • Shire Wars – There was a mistake when the event surplus was divided up. 20% was allocated to the Kingdom but that new rule goes into effect in 2022 so there is a surplus of $145.71. The groups need to decide if this is to be divided between the groups (an additional $18.21 to the $485.35 (initial investment plus a share of the surplus of $582.82, $72.85 per group)).
  • Yule – Still waiting to hear back on spaces from their majesties. Reservations have been put on hold until we hear from them. Don’t know if their Highnesses will be attending. Anyone who refuses to wear a mask will be asked to leave.
  • PAX – Still a thing that’s happening. Dayna ordered the banner and table runners last week, should be delivered next week.
  • Tavern – The German Society has reserved the last Saturday in January for Tavern at the same price as in the past. The bid should be submitted this week.
  • New Exchequer sought – The Exchequer is looking for a deputy or a successor. Her term is up in June 2022.

October 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Greetings, Bhakail;

I received news today that one of my friends has passed away. I also have just received news that another has been hospitalized and is in an unresponsive coma.

Please take care of yourselves. Take care of those for whom you care. There are few enough of us around that we can be spent so frivolously and your Baron is tired of attending funerals. The more of my friends that make it through this year, the better.

– Muin, Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Greetings!

As you may have heard the BoD is allowing each Kingdom to determine the regulations regarding indoor events. Their Majesties and the EK Seneschal have agreed that attendees must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of a vaccination card or a negative covid test less than 72 hours old in order to attend events (including in-person meetings, workshops and practices) as of October 12th. Photos of vaccination cards will be accepted. In addition to vaccination cards and test results you will need to provide a valid ID as we need to match legal names on all documents. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Yule is now a Royal Progress event. We are capping participants to 175, feast to 100, no exceptions. Get your reservation in early. We are still working out the logistics of following the vaccination requirements.

In service to the Barony

– Alesis de Maris

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello there, Bhakail! –

Had another 12 people join the FB group this month. This time it was a pretty even mix of older members who weren’t in the group already and newcomers. Information relevant to the Barony’s email list is ported over whenever required. A FB event for Yule was created. That’s all for this month.

– Rowen

Exchequer Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Doña Damiana Almodóvar de Sevilla has agreed to be the Emergency Deputy Chancellor of the Exchequer, but still looking for a deputy to train to be the new exchequer when my term is up.

Working on the 3rd quarter report.

Thanks!

– Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

No report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

No report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

As my term expires in February, I am looking for a replacement. Contact me or the seneschal if you are interested.

Historian’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Historian: I am bringing what I have done already and some contact slips so hopefully I can get some information from some information from people.

In service to the East and the Barony of Bhakail,
– THL Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Practice continues to be held Weds at 7 until Oct 27th

Proof of vaccination/negative covid test required for participation going forward per new guidelines.

– Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices have resumed at the church on Wednesdays.

As with the heavy practice, proof of vaccination/72 hour negative covid test is required to attend.

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report.

Thrown Weapons Marshal – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

No report.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Will be assisting KMoL at Crown Tournament.

– Mikael melrakki

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Maistir Mael Eoin held an informal gathering at his home to work on some period cooking techniques to which newcomers were invited, and everyone had a great time. Meanwhile, I have been working at Renaissance Faires every weekend and spreading the word about the SCA. I have had a few people interested and handed out the Chatelaine business card, but have yet to be contacted by these individuals. Planning for PAX Unplugged proceeds, I will soon put out a sign up for volunteers to help me at our booth. I still only have one volunteer for Saturday, but I plan on sending an email to the EK list soon to ask for more.

אני לשירותך
– Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

I helped with Barony of Carilion Youth Activity at GG&G. Still planning to do the Youth Activity at Shire Wars

Respectfully submitted,
– Lady Roseia Posey

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Nothing to report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New business

  • Tavern – Tavern is tentatively happening on January 29th, 2022. More details to follow.
  • Spring Camping Event – His Great Calamity, Baron Muin, would like to hold a camping event sometime in the late spring. He has asked for people to keep an eye out for suitable sites. He also indicated that we could possibly coordinate with another group, if an appropriate location is found within their boundaries, and they are in agreement, of course.
  • Youth Catapult – We have had an inquiry if anyone has a youth-sized catapult (child safe) that could be borrowed for a school event.
  • Kingdom Seneschal – The EK Seneschal is seeking a replacement. See the kingdom website for more details.

Old business

  • Marple Library Demo – The demo went very well. They provided us with a very nice lunch. I received an email from the Havertown Library, they heard about the demo we were doing for Marple. They asked about doing a demo for them in the Spring. If the Marple Library asks us back next year we should consider a banner by the road to generate interest. We discussed having a banner made for use at Pax Unplugged. Dayne is looking into it and get prices. A vote was taken and she has a limit of $200 for banners.
  • Shire Wars – Is this weekend. It will be the first event under the new regulations regarding vaccinations and Covid testing.
  • Yule – Yule is scheduled for December 11th at the German Society in Philadelphia. There is a hard cap of 175 people for this event, due to COVID restrictions. There will be a simple feast, served buffet-style, for 100 people. Then event has also now become an RP, so seats will go fast. Pre-registration will be via Paypal only and will open up the end of September.
  • PAX – PAX Unplugged is also the same weekend as Yule, and Chana is looking for volunteers to help man our gaming tables. This is a good exposure event, so if you’re into gaming, think about helping out one of the days.

Meeting ended.