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July 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To the People of Bhakail;

We are now into the month of July, and I don’t approve at all. However, as events and activities begin to open for the populace of the East, We may be content that life begins to return to a form of normality.

This coming Saturday is the first Crown Tournament We have had the opportunity to attend in far too long, and only regret it being held in the unfortunately hot, muggy, armpit-like atmosphere that is the month of July.

Please hydrate, whether you attend or not, and bring what joy you have with you to any events you attend.

– Muin, Baron of Bhakail

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

Greetings!

This Saturday is Crown Tourney in Hartshorn-dale (Collegeville, PA). It should be an exciting day. The mask requirement has been dropped, however their Majesties and the EK Seneschal have requested that we set a good example and continue to wear our masks throughout the day. As vaccination rates in our area are not very high, please take every precaution to keep yourself safe.

We are moving ahead with plans for Bhakail Commons on Sunday August 29th. We are going to be at Ridley Creek State Park again and we will be holding the heavy weapons and rapier championships that day. You don’t need to be a resident of Bhakail to be our Baronial Champion or our Populace Champion so come out and compete!

In service to the Barony,
– THL Alesia de Maris

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello, hello, the Barony!

It’s been an active month in social media. Twelve new folks joined the Baronial FB group. Several of them have shared posts of their new activities. We’ve had a person back in the area after 15 years, someone who may be moving here next year, a new family that’s been coming to archery practice sharing pics of their tablet weaving, details of Tavern Practice that Máistir Mael Eoin shared, someone offering woodshop space, and ongoing Crown announcements, among other things. A FB event for Commons was created. Let me know if anyone has any questions or concerns.

Until next month,
– Rowen

Exchequer Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Still Seeking a deputy. Nothing new to report.

– Philly

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

Getting ready for crown, no requests for equipment.

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

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

No report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

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 continues to be held 7pm Thursdays at the Riverview Plaza parking lot. 48 Reed St, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Area is under an overpass so weather is not an issue.

-Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices have resumed at the church on Wednesdays.

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

Archery practices continue! Join the Bhakail Projectile Practices Facebook group or check the Barony calendar for dates and details.

YIS,
– Maryna

Thrown Weapons Marshal – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Nothing to report.

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

MoL reporting that there is nothing to report.

– Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Not much new to report. A few newcomers have come to archery practice and one family came to Tavern practice, thank you to Mael Eoin for welcoming them there. We have received the application to attend PAX Unplugged again, which will be held in-person, in December.

אני לשירותך
– Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Hello, the Barony!

Thank you to everyone providing largesse for Their Majesties at Crown Tourney this weekend. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with A&S questions or project ideas!

YIS,
– Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

I have nothing new to report since last month. Still planning to help the Shire of Hartshorn-Dale at Crown Tourney and help the Shire of Blak Rose with their event in October doing Shire Wars.

Respectfully submitted,
– Lady Roseia Posey

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Greetings!

I have been updating the plugins/etc. on the website and continuing to consider redoing the layout and look/feel of the website.

I have replaced some old content and updated the site to include information about Champions & Commons, if anyone wants to tweak/verify/etc. the information, including that we’re doing Thrown Weapons and Archery ahead of time.

In reviewing our pages, I noticed our Officer page is rather out of date and some info needed some shuffling. Before I make further changes, please review, but I do not think Baronial Appointments should go under Officers, especially since there is also a Baronial Appointments page. The Company Captain of Archers and Company Captain of Combat Archers aren’t associated with the officer corps, but are non-reporting Baronial Appointments, more like Champions.

In Service,
– Mael Eoin

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New business

  • Marple Library Demo – The Marple Library in Broomall contacted the Chatelaine about possibly helping with an outdoor program for teens this summer or early fall. There was some discussion about what they would be looking for and would we be able to do a demo. Chana will respond to the email with some questions and copy Alesia.
  • Tavern Practice – At the May meeting Mael Eoin brought up having an outdoor Tavern practice at his home. Alesia will review the current restrictions and get back to him by the end of the week.
  • In person meetings – This was brought up and discussed. Any meetings in person should be held outdoors. Holding meetings at someone’s home is fine but should be entirely voluntary on the part of the homeowner. Muin suggested holding in-person meetings at a pavilion at Ridley Creek State Park. Virtual meetings are easier to attend as participants don’t have to travel. Alesia will check if the Kingdom Seneschal requires an online presence at meetings. As the park has no wi-fi, having a computer so people can attend virtually may be problematic.

Old business

  • Deputy Exchequer – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
  • Deputy Herald – Our herald is looking for a deputy. It was then suggested that all officers who currently do not have a deputy, should consider seeking one. Currently the only position with a deputy is the MOAS. If anyone is interested in becoming a deputy for any of the other offices, please let the officer and the seneschal know.
  • Crown Tourney – Bids for crown tourney are being accepted until June 12th. Due to a short timelines the Consuls have promised a quick decision. We should hear next week if the bid was accepted. There is a Facebook group called Crown staff for people who want to help.
  • Bhakail Commons – Triona was unable to attend. Alesia will contact the park about the insurance and additional paperwork.
  • River War –To River War or Not to River War is scheduled for September 25th. It should be a fun event.
  • Shire Wars –The Event Steward is looking for volunteers to help out. Contact the Event Steward Eleazer Ha-Levi. His email address is on the East Kingdom event page.
  • Yule –Philly will contact the German Society to ask about using the site for Yule on the second Saturday of December and about Tavern on the last Saturday of January.

Meeting ended.


August 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Hello –

The tidings are grim. Selfish, ignorant people across the country have decided to not get vaccinated. This is a threat to us all, imperils all plans we had been hoping to make, and plans we had just started to make. New guidelines for activities are being revised weekly at this point, which makes planning even more difficult. If you don’t have a medical reason not to, then get vaccinated.

– Muin, Baron of Bhakail

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

Greetings!

Bhakail Commons will be on Sunday, August 29th . We are going to be at Ridley Creek State Park again and we will be holding the Heavy Weapons and Rapier Championships that day. You don’t need to be a resident of Bhakail to be our Baronial Champion or our Populace Champion, so come out and compete!

Reminder: There is no potluck this year, we encourage you to bring your own food. There are grills onsite and charcoal will be available for your use. Masks will need to be worn except while eating, drinking or during martial activities.

The Barony will be hosting a demo on Saturday, September 11th at Veteran’s Park on Lawrence Road in Broomall. The Marple Library in Broomall has asked us to do this demo. We are looking for volunteers to show up and demonstrate their artwork and crafts. We are also looking for fighters and fencers to demonstrate their skills. Set up will be 10 am, open to the public at 11 am, and close at 4 pm. If you are interested in attending, please let me know. I can be reached at seneschal@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

– Alesia de Maris

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

A busy month with 13 new people added to the Barony’s FB page.

Exchequer Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

The 2nd quarter report was filed. I have not sent Triona and Alesia their reimbursements for Commons expenses but will do so shortly. If anyone else is due money from the Barony, please remind me.

Thanks!
– Philly

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

Nothing new to 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

Still working on the history but I am running out of information.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Practice continues to be held Thursdays at 7pm at the Riverview Parking Plaza.

I am also asking around about some loaner gear that I have been told has been missing since before my tenure. If anyone has loaner armor from the Barony, please reach out to me so I can be aware of where it is.

I have also started looking for a winter practice location.

– Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

As most of the fencers were unable to attend, we cancelled last week’s practice. Practice continues to be Wednesday night at 7:30.

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report.

Minister of the Lists Report – Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Nothing to report.

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

We have some newcomers, welcome Benjamin to tonight’s meeting!

Pax Unplugged is still on for the weekend of December 10th – 12th . Some of the other Pax events have required proof of vaccination or a negative covid test to get in. That may happen at Pax Unplugged.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings, Bhakail –

I have nothing new to report this month. Still planning to help Shire of Blak Rose with Shire Wars.

Respectfully submitted,
– Roseia Posey

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Greetings!

I have been updating the plugins/etc. on the website and continuing to consider redoing the layout and look/feel of the website. I have replaced some old content and updated the site to include information about Champions & Commons, if anyone wants to tweak/verify/etc. the information, including that we’re doing Thrown Weapons and Archery ahead of time.

In reviewing our pages, I noticed our Officer page is rather out of date and some info needed some shuffling. Before I make further changes, please review, but I do not think Baronial Appointments should go under Officers, especially since there is also a Baronial Appointments page. The Company Captain of Archers and Company Captain of Combat Archers aren’t associated with the officer corps, but are non-reporting Baronial Appointments more like Champions.

  • Green is OK, no work needed.

  • Magenta needs confirmation and/or term end dates.

  • Red is definitely not current – will be listed as “Vacant” or can be replaced if there’s more current information.

  • Blue is a Baronial Appointment and will be moved to that page.,,.

Seneschal: Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar – she/her (Term ends June 2022)

Deputy Seneschal: Honorable Lord Martyn de Halliwell – he/him

Social Media Deputy: Magister Rowen Cloteworthy – he/him

Salamander Pursuivant (Herald): Lady Ragna Grimolfsdottir – she/her (Term ends Oct. 2022)

Knight Marshal: Lord Egil Illugasson – he/him (Term ends Sept. 2022)

Deputy Knight Marshal: Vacant

Rapier Marshal: Don Melchior Kriebel

Deputy Rapier Marshal: Lord Matteo Cole Amici

Company Captain of Archers: Lord Cynon Mac an Choil

Captain of Combat Archers: Baron Jibril ibn Ammar al-Sayyid al-Fayyad

Thrown Weapons Marshal: Vacant

Archery Marshal: Vacant

Chancellor of the Exchequer: Mistress Philadelphia Brown (Term ends June 2022)

Deputy Chancellor of the Exchequer: Honorable Lady Violet Coleson

Chamberlain: Honorable Lord Bryan mac Dhughaill an Boghadair

Chronicler: Lady Triona MacCasky – she/her (Term ends Feb. 2023)

Historian: Honorable Lord Bryan mac Dhughaill an Boghadair

Minister of Arts & Sciences: Lady Maryna Borowska – she/her (Term end Apr. 2022)

Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences: Lady Iriniia Mieszkowna – she/her

Dance Teacher: Arglwydd (Honorable Lord) Dafydd Cyhoeddwr

Minister of the Lists: Honorable Lord Mikael Melrakki (Term ends Oct. 2022)

Deputy Minister of the Lists: Vacant

Chatelaine: Lady Chana Freidl the Maker – she/her (Term ends Dec. 2020)

Deputy Chatelaine: Scolastica Caparellia

Chancellor Minor: Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia – she/her (Term ends Jan. 2021)

Web Minister: Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh – he/him (Term ends Apr. 2023)

Deputy Web Minister: Lady Ayleth le Frye

Baliwick of Ivyeinrust: Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

In Service,
– Mael Eoin

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New business

  • Paladin’s Pantry Food Drive Program – Pennsic was canceled for this year, but Paladin’s Pantry is calling for donations for the Portersville food pantry. Aethelmearc will match the first $2,000 dollars donated. Visit the Paladin’s Pantry Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/364370850357942/ (Paladin’s Pantry does not have non-FB contact information). Donations can also be made through https://100kfromthesca.org/.
  • Deputy MoAS – Lady Eleanora the Tilemaker is the new deputy MOAS

Old business

  • Crown Tourney – Crown Tourney went very well. The Crown Tourney staff had a postmortem a couple of weeks ago. Some good ideas came from this meeting, including a side quest for staff. This is a list of things for staff to do. The check from the proceeds of Crown Tourney has been mailed. It should be around $320.
  • German Society Newsletter – The German Society is always looking for articles for their quarterly newsletter. If you have a topic you want to write about, please let Mistress Philadelphia know.
  • Exchequer – Still looking for a deputy or a successor.
  • Thrown weapons and archery practice – Practices are held on Saturday, archery starts at 11, thrown weapons starts at 1:300. Masks must be worn. Practices are at Mikael’s home. Contact Mikael at mol@bhakail.eastkingdom.org for the address or if you have any questions.
  • Baronial Thrown Weapons and Archery Champions Tourneys – As we can’t hold the Thrown Weapons and Archery Champions tourneys at Commons, Mikael and Maryna are holding both tourneys on Saturday, August 21st, with the official transfer of the Champions occurring at Bhakail Commons on Sunday, August 29th. Anyone from Bhakail or the neighboring groups may enter the tournament. Responsibilities of the Champions will be to attend the Baron during courts, represent the Barony in their martial art, and to develop the next tournament. Both Tournaments are at Mikael’s home. Contact Mikael at mol@bhakail.eastkingdom.org for the address or if you have any questions.
  • Bhakail Commons – The last of the paperwork is complete and we have everything in place with Ridley Creek State Park. The event was planned without a potluck, participants will be encouraged to bring their own food. The BOD has stated that food can be provided under certain conditions. The decision to have a potluck was discussed and it was decided to hold the event without one. Masks must be worn.
  • Marple Library Demo – The library has reserved Veteran’s Park on Lawrence Road in Broomall for Saturday September 11th. We are looking for people to come out. We do need a couple of fighters and a couple of fencers. We will have a large flat field and a small, covered gazebo. The library wants to promote this demo and has asked for photos for flyers that they will be printing. Chana has some she can provide. Please come in garb. Masks must be worn.
  • Shire Wars – There is a meeting on Thursday, August 12th. Alesia will be attending.
  • Yule – Maryna stepped down as Event Steward at the July meeting. We have a new bid from Bryan. He sent in 2 budgets, one with a feast and one without. To meet the BOD’s new requirements for food the feast will be a served buffet. To follow social distancing the number of seats for feast will be capped at 100. The feast will be only one remove. There will not be a day board, participants will be encouraged to bring their own food. Mael Eoin will offer an order ahead day board option similar to what he offered for virtual Yule last year. After some discussion it was decided to cap the attendance at 175. This will help with social distancing. The site fee was set at $15 and all participants must pre-register. Alesia asked if the state tightens restrictions and we have to change Yule to virtual or the site decides to close due to another surge, would the site be willing to move our reservation to December 2022. Philly will check but she thinks they would be willing to do that.

Meeting ended.


May 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

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

In these trying times, I keep the wise words of those noble souls who came before close to my heart:

O, dè tha thu a ’dèanamh,
Agus càite a bheil thu a ’dol?
Feumaidh do pònaidhean bròg,
Tha an abhainn a ’sruthadh!
O, tra-la-la-lally
An seo shìos sa ghleann, ha! ha!

O, càite a bheil thu a ’dol
Le feusagan a h-uile càil?
Gun fhios, gun fhios,
Dè bheir Mgr Baggins,
Agus Balin agus Dwalin
Anns an Ògmhios? sa ghleann, ha! ha!

O, am bi thu a ’fuireach,
No am bi thu ag itealaich?
Tha na pònaidhean agad a ’dol air seachran!
Tha solas an latha a ’bàsachadh!

Bhiodh itealaich gòrach,
Bhiodh fuireach toilichte.
Tra-lil-lil-lil-lolly, ha! ha!
O, dè tha thu a ’dèanamh,
Agus càite a bheil thu a ’dol?
Feumaidh do pònaidhean bròg,
Tha an abhainn a ’sruthadh!
O, tra-la-la-lally
An seo shìos sa ghleann, ha! ha!

As ever, Your Baron,

– Muin

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

Greetings,

The ban on outdoor events expires on May 31st but there are many things to consider. If you are considering a bid for an outdoor event, please contact me so we can discuss the regulations.

At the May meeting the Barony voted to go in on a bid for Crown Tourney with Hartshorndale. If this bid is approved we will be looking for volunteers to help as event staff. This will be strictly voluntary, if you don’t feel comfortable attending events yet don’t feel that you need to work the event. I don’t want anyone putting themselves in a situation where they don’t feel safe.

Lastly, I encourage everyone to check out the Pennsic website. There is information regarding Cooper’s Lake that you should be aware of.

Please stay safe.

Alesia

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Nothing to report.

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Nothing new to report since last month.

– Philly

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

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

No report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Philadelphia heavy practice has resumed, and is being held on Thursdays, 7pm, at the Riverview Plaza Parking lot. Parking is free, and the location is protected from rain. Masking and signing in for contact tracing are mandatory. See the Philadelphia SCA Higher Practice page on Facebook, or reach out to the Knight Marshal of Bhakail for details (knightmarshal@bhakail.eastkingdom.org).

Thank you,

-Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices may be resuming in June. Stay tuned for more details.

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report.

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

Greetings,

Following is my Chancellor Minor report.

I have nothing new to report for May. Still planning to help with Shire Wars and if Hartshorn-dale get the bid for Crown. John Patrick and I will be glad and honored to help with the event.

Respectfully submitted

– Lady Roseia Posey

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Greetings!

I am unable to attend this month’s meeting but will try and free Tuesdays going forward, but I am honored to be assuming this role for the Barony.

I have transferred over the office email, fixed some other officer email and Google Drive assignments, and have started talking to a possible deputy about the role. I am looking forward to suggesting improvements or refreshes for the website, and if anyone has any issues or questions around email, the website, or other Kingdom IT services etc., please let me know!

In Service,

– Mael Eoin

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

Pennsic Campmaster – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Pennsic has been officially cancelled

אני לשירותך

– Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

New Business

  • Voting – Officers of Bhakail are permitted to vote regardless of where they live.
  • Crown Tourney bid – Alesia attended the May meeting in Hartshorn-dale and they voted to submit their bid. They have thought very hard about this and they have a lot of ideas. If they win the bid we will discuss the event in greater detail.
  • EK Seneschal’s Meeting – Alesia attended a meeting with the East Kingdom Seneschal. These are her notes.
  • All events at this time must be approved by the Seneschal and the Southern region deputy seneschal.
  • Safety – Sites can require participants to be vaccinated. If a site requests this we will need to contact kingdom to get clarification on how that information will be collected and provided to the site.
  • Homeowners or landowners where practices take place can require participants be vaccinated but they are responsible for verifying this.
  • Sanitation and safety supplies should be a line item in the budget.
  • Kingdom has supplied a simple sign with the regulations. This will need to be posted in numerous locations.
  • Event staff – Event staff should wear something that clearly defines them as staff. Seneschals and officers will need to enforce the rules. If we are not comfortable with that we shouldn’t hold an event. (Event staff refer any infraction of the rules to the seneschal, event steward or baronial officer. They are responsible for handling the infractions.)
  • Can provide bottled water and pre-packaged snacks – cannot provide any prepared food or lunch boxes prepared by event staff
  • Ideally people would be social distancing in individual pods. There is no definition of the number of people in a pod but larger groups, 15 and above, would be suspect. The suggested rule of thumb is the number of people in one or two vehicles.
  • Keep the number of activities down and the day short.
  • Social Media – Kingdom recommends having a public page with announcements and a private discussion group.

Old Business

  • Exchequer – Still looking for a deputy or a successor.
  • Bhakail Anniversary – The historian has been getting stories and information and is putting it together.
  • Pennsic – Pennsic has officially been postponed for another year. The Kingdom seneschal recommends that everyone should check out the Pennsic website.
  • Shire Wars – Alesia checked the East Kingdom calendar, and they are having an event. There will be more details coming and when they have more information, they will contact her.
  • Yule – Kingdom has not yet approved indoor events.

 


June 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

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

As we begin to move toward: A Society that meets in person. A Society that Celebrates in person. A Society that holds events in person.

Please use caution, and continue to move through this world knowing that masking, hand washing, and distancing can make the difference between seeing your friends, and fellows in this grand Hobbie today, AND being able to see those gentles at future events.

We are half way through 2021, let us not ruin our progress now by rushing.

Hopefully Anticipating Tomorrow,
  – Muin, Baron of Bhakail


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

Greetings!

SRWC happened last Saturday and from what I have heard it went very well and people had fun. The restrictions on in-person events has ended and there are a few events on the East Kingdom calendar. The BoD has issued a new easing of restrictions that will be in effect on July 1st.

Crown Tourney bids are being accepted until June 12th. We expect to hear next week if the joint Hartshorn dale/Bhakail bid is accepted. If this is accepted, I will send out a message on the list with more details. Volunteers will be needed to help out. This will be strictly voluntary, if you don’t feel comfortable attending events yet don’t feel that you need to work the event. I don’t want anyone putting themselves in a situation where they don’t feel safe. As the plague continues to recede from the land and we make our first tentative steps outside I look forward to seeing you. Please continue to stay safe.

  – Alesia

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello, hello, Bhakail! –

Social Media continues! Seven new people have joined the FB group since the last business meeting. With activities slowly starting up, other local groups have started posting to our page with their practices and demos. Rapier in Buckland Cross, a 4th of July demo in Hartshorn Dale. Information about the trim offer from Calontir Trim has been shared to the email group. There is a FB Group from Hartshorn Dale to coordinate staff for their hoped-for Crown bid, but there does not appear to be an email list. Discussions and guidance on new standards from the Society about the SCA on personal pages has started coming through. And that’s all for this report.

Your servant,
  – Rowen

Exchequer Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Still Seeking a deputy. Nothing new to report.

  – Philly

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

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

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 2021:
    No letter appears to have been posted.

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.

  • June 2021:
    No letter appears to have been posted.
  • May 2021:
    While I am pleased to report that the monthly letter has seen a sharp increase in activity, I did not see any names or items that I recognized 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.

  • April 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

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Practice continues to be held Thursdays at 7pm. If you are in need of a new auth card, you can renew online at this link: https://mol.eastkingdom.org/

  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices may be resuming in June. Stay tuned for more details..

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report.

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

The MoL office is entering the digital age. Authorization forms may now be submitted online.

  – Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Chatelaine – nothing to report

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

No report

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings!

I have nothing new to report for May. Still planning to help with Shire Wars and if Hartshorn-dale get the bid for Crown. John Patrick and I will be glad and honor to help with the event.

Respectfully submitted,

  – Lady Roseia Posey

Webminister’s Report – Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh

Greetings!

I have started setting up a space to test a redesign/improvements to Bhakail’s website as we really should have more photos/etc. as it is a landing place for newcomers much more than it is a resource just for local members. I will share anything I have as soon as it’s usable, to get feedback before anything goes live.

Otherwise, I have properly fixed the webminister email address that was bouncing and will keep an eye out for any other needs from officers.

In Service,
  – Mael Eoin

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

Pennsic Campmaster – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Pennsic has been officially cancelled

אני לשירותך
  – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Historian – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

I am working on the History, unfortunately I am running out of information. I am going to contact the East Kingdom Chronicler and Historian to see if there is any way to access more information. Once again, if there is anyone who has old Pikestaffs, Salamanders and or anything you think I might be able to use please contact me at historian@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

In Service to the East and
the Barony of Bhakail

  – THL Bryan

New business

  • Marple Library Demo – The Marple Library in Broomall contacted the Chatelaine about possibly helping with an outdoor program for teens this summer or early fall. There was some discussion about what they would be looking for and would we be able to do a demo. Chana will respond to the email with some questions and copy Alesia.
  • Tavern Practice – At the May meeting Baron Mael Eoin brought up having an outdoor Tavern practice at his home. Alesia will review the current restrictions and get back to him by the end of the week.
  • In person meetings – This was brought up and discussed.
  1. Any meetings in person should be held outdoors. Holding meetings at someone’s home is fine but should
    be entirely voluntary on the part of the homeowner. Baron Muin suggested holding in-person meetings at a pavilion at Ridley Creek State Park.
  2. Virtual meetings are easier to attend as participants don’t have to travel.
  3. Alesia will check if the Kingdom Seneschal requires on online presence at meetings. As the park has no wi-fi having a computer so people can attend virtually may be problematic.

Old business

  • Deputy Exchequer – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
  • Deputy Herald – Our herald is looking for a deputy. It was then suggested that all officers who currently do not have a deputy, should consider seeking one. Currently the only position with a deputy is the MOAS. If anyone is interested in becoming a deputy for any of the other offices, please let the officer and the seneschal know.
  • Crown Tourney – Bids for crown tourney are being accepted until June 12th. Due to a short timelines the Consuls have promised a quick decision. We should hear next week if the bid was accepted. There is a Facebook group called Crown staff for people who want to help.
  • Bhakail Commons – Triona was unable to attend. Alesia will contact the park about the insurance and additional paperwork.
  • River War –To River War or Not to River War is scheduled for September 25th. It should be a fun event.
  • Shire Wars –The Event Steward is looking for volunteers to help out. Contact the Event Steward Eleazer Ha-Levi. His email address is on the East Kingdom event page.
  • Yule –Philly will contact the German Society to ask about using the site for Yule on the second Saturday of December and about Tavern on the last Saturday of January.

Meeting ended.


April 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To the People of Bhakail, its Friends, it’s Allies, and that odd person standing behind you, offering you odd things from the larder to sniff;

Let us not, dearest Bhakail, forget our dear friends the Northern Dual Flanged Peryton… flipping glorious flying murderous featherbags. Pen them up together, and they will devour each other without a second thought… it’s Our nature, is it not? Ooor… avian-ungulate nature… So yes… We continue safely behind Our ramparts, watching as some neighbors thrive. Some neighbors wallow, and sway upon rolling waves like an over burdened and poorly made coracle. Some few even slumbering like beetle larvae, awaiting a plague free time to emerge, to begin pushing about a great, shining cowpat anew!!

We of this Barony continue to hold up here, well-provisioned and well-armed, bettering ourselves with Arts, Crafts, and Sciences most potent, month after month! Some even garnering great fame and Awards!

Which seems lovely to me any way you slice it!

Or… ahh… as some less-learned jackenapes, who may be want to boink wagon hubs when left to their own… devices… so naively suggests, we can release the ravening deer-rapter hybrids of outrageous metaphorical disposition, and we can pray that they will be merciful… I rather doubt it.

Can we, in fact, pretend that they are anything other than a herd of peryton scorned, like which fury Hell hath no…of…?

We cannot.

Res ipsa loquitur, tabula in naufragio, we are left with but one option… We must continue in our safely held paths, allowing for those with better intentions in mind to become inoculated, then thus slowly and securely beginning to step only tentatively from out behind Our Ramparts to meet in person once again.

In Anticipation;

  – Muin
Baron of Bhakail

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

Thank you to everyone who came out to help with cleaning up the thrown weapons/archery site, it went really well. The Kingdom is starting to allow outdoor practices, with the good weather coming I encourage everyone to go outside and enjoy some sunshine.

The ban on outdoor events expires on May 31st and many of us are looking forward to attending events in person again. This is very exciting but please take care to follow all of the kingdom guidelines and attend outdoor events safely.

  – Alesia

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello, hello, Bhakail! –

Five new people have joined the FB group. Several of them are new to the Barony and have been directed to the Chatelaine.

Information continues to be cross-posted from the email list and the FB group and back.

Also, we’ve made a permanent change to our Facebook group. Based on input from the Baron and Baronial Seneschal, as well as guidance from the Society Social Media Officer passed through to the Kingdom SMO, and after posting the proposed change on our page for comments from Barony members, we have moved the Facebook group from Public to Private, though still marked “Visible” so it can be found. This is due to changes FB is making to public groups.

From the Kingdom Social Media Officer – “One key ‘feature’ is that individuals are able to join public groups and view posts without having to wait for administrator approval, which becomes an issue when attempting to keep individuals who have been banished or TRP’ed from the society from monitoring activity on our official groups.”

That’s all for this month.

I remain,
  – Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Seeking a deputy.

Many thanks to Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuidh for raising the money from all his Yule and Tavern meals so that there is activity to report on in the 1st quarter chancellor of the exchequer report!

  – Philly

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

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

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.

  • March 2021:
    While I am pleased to report that the monthly letter has seen a sharp increase in activity, I did not see any names or items that I recognized 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.

  • March 2021:
    No letter appears to have 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.

  • February 2021:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony, but send a hearty congratulations to our neighbors in Hartshorn-dale on the acceptance of their new badge ((Fieldless) A heartsease azure seeded within and conjoined to a mascle Or).

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

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Philadelphia heavy practice has resumed, and is being held on Thursdays, 7pm, at the Riverview Plaza Parking lot. Parking is free, and the location is protected from rain. Masking and signing in for contact tracing are mandatory. See the Philadelphia SCA Higher Practice page on Facebook, or reach out to the Knight Marshal of Bhakail for details (knightmarshal@bhakail.eastkingdom.org).

Thank you,
  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

Archery Marshal – Lady Maryna Borowska

Archery practices will be restarting April 24, full announcement forthcoming.

YIS,
  – Maryna

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

Nothing to report.

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

The Black Boot Company had an online meetup earlier in March, and though it wasn’t widely attended, great conversation was had by all. More meetups are planned for the future in order to welcome some of our newer members into our community.

אני לשירותך
  – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Greetings the Barony!

Vivat to Lady Scolastica Capellaria, who has been inducted into the Order of the Silver Brooch for her arts!

The deadline to enter the Laurels Challenges is April 18. Visit moas.eastkingdom.org for more information.

YIS,
  – Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings, Bhakail!

My report is as follows: Still planning on helping Shire of Blak Rose with their Youth Activity in October doing Shire Wars.

Respectfully submitted,
In Service to the East and the Dream
  – Roseia Posey

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

No report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

Pennsic Campmaster – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

As the latest update from the Mayor says, no major changes have been announced – planning still continues as it needs to. However, since the EK’s recent re-opening guidelines have been released, they shine a bit of light on Pennsic. Currently the guidelines prohibit gatherings of over 150 people, and also camping events, but please keep in mind these rules are only for our kingdom and Aethlemarc may create different ones or apply for a variance in order to hold Pennsic.

Another point of interest is the note that the SCA will NOT REQUIRE proof of vaccination status to enter an event, meaning an event like Pennsic will almost definitely have both vaccinated and unvaccinated people in attendance. Please use this information to make your own informed decision about whether or not you plan on attending any event. Please keep your camp masters informed as you make a final decision for you and/or your family, so we can keep our information updated as well.

The Mayor’s most recent update can be found on the Pennsic website – www.pennsicwar.org.

אני לשירותך
  – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

New Business

  • Crown Tourney bid – Hartshorn Dale is putting in a Crown Tourney bid and has asked for the Barony’s help. They are only asking for manpower as they are covering the cost of the event themselves, but wish to include their neighbors in the endeavor to promote cooperation between the two groups. The date is July 17th, 2021, and the event will be pre-registration only. The Barony has agreed to be a co-sponsor and are seeking volunteers to help out where needed. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Lady Millisent de Harthewaite at smagcoll@yahoo.com.
  • New Webminister – The webminister’s term is up and our current webminister has not indicated his intention to continue in his post. Mael Eoin has agreed to step up to assume the position. He has indicated that if anyone else wishes to assume the position, please let him and the seneschal know, and he will step down from the position and give the new web minister any support they might need in getting settled in.
  • Deputy Herald – Our Herald is looking for a deputy.
  • Deputies for Baronial Officers – It was suggested that all officers who currently do not have a deputy, should consider seeking one. Currently the only position with a deputy is the MOAS. If anyone is interested in becoming a deputy for any of the other offices, please let the officer and the seneschal know.

Old Business

  • Deputy Exchequer – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
  • Commons and Champions – Lady Triona MacCasky stepped up to be the steward for the event. The event date is August 29th, 2021, and we are tentatively planning on holding our heavy weapons and rapier championships at the event, provided we are able to do so. Traditionally this has been a potluck event, but due to the rules set forth by the BoD, this year will be a “bring your own picnic” event, as we are currently not allowed to share food at events. If anything changes between now and then, an update will be published in either the newsletter, or through our other social media outlets, should the announcement fall between newsletters.
  • Yule – Lady Maryna has indicated that she was still willing to be the event steward, assuming we will be allowed to host indoor events by December. In the meantime, she is still moving forward with planning and is seeking volunteers for various positions. Lady Triona has agreed to be the head cook for the feast, and Lord Ian Douglas has agreed to be the dayboard cook. Both are also looking for help in the kitchens.

Meeting ended.


March 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

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

In states NOT Pennsylvania, the rollout of the various vaccines for the coronavirus is going well. In those fanciful, far away lands, it looks like we are in the fourth quarter of this pandemic, and we may be able to schedule events this coming Autumn, and be well on the way to full events for Yule in 2021(mundinaiacly speaking).

So, here we are… Get vaccinated as fast as you can. for everyone’s sake.

In the meantime, there are some neighboring groups who will be holding their own ethereal events. (Not saying they’re copying Bhakail…I’m not. Really… uhm… LOOK OVER THERE!! A FLOCK OF TURTLES!!!)

So, attend them! And all of the other great East Kingdom offerings that will teach, entertain, and keep you connected until we can meet in person again.

With hope,

Muin
Baron of Bhakail

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

Hello the Barony!

The March meeting is Tuesday March 9th at 7 pm on Google Meet. All are welcome. If you want to attend go to the calendar on the Bhakail website. Click on the Business Meeting then click on more details. Then click on Join with Google Meet.

I look forward to seeing you.

  – Alesia
Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello to the Barony!

The minutes for last month’s meeting have been posted to the website. We’ve had three new people join the FB group since the February meeting and ten people in January. Information keeps flowing back and forth between the email list and the FB group.

In service,

 – Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Nothing to report.

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

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

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.

  • February 2021:
    No letter appears to have been posted.

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.

  • February 2021:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony on this month’s report.

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.

  • January 2021:
    Rowen Cloteworthy’s household name (Cloteworthy Manor) and Augmentation of Arms (Lozengy argent and sable, a chief gules, for augmentation a canton purpure charged with four millrinds in cross within a bordure Or) 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

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Per current kingdom policy, heavy practice continues to be on hold for the time being. I will provide updates as changes are announced.

  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

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

Annual report sent in to kingdom. Nothing else to report.

  – Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing new from the Chatelaine.

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 –

My report for March is as follows. I was contacted by Eleazar ha Levi from Shire of Blak Rose. He asked me to provisionally be a part of 2021 Shire Wars staff as their Youth / Childrens activity person. I accepted provisionally.

Respectfully submitted,

  – Rosie

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

No report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

The event that was scheduled to be held at the Penn Library has been postponed to 2022, due to the pandemic.

New Business

  • Baronial Birthday options – The Barony is turning 50 this year! Our beloved barony was founded in September 1971 and since this is an important birthday, His Excellency has asked for ideas and suggestions for how we should celebrate. Being that we are Bhakail, it was deemed appropriate that our celebration should last the entire year from September 2021 to September 2022. Suggestions so far have included something special at Yule, should we be able to hold the event in person this year, and a long-weekend camping event over the 4th of July weekend. Apparently, back in the mists of time, Bhakail used to hold an event on that particular weekend and several of those who remember those days thought it fitting that we try and “revive” that event for our 50th. To that end, His Excellency has asked for folks to keep an eye out for an appropriate site to hold this event. Amenities that have been requested are flush toilets and the ability to imbibe alcohol on the premises. Anyone with possible sites should contact either Lady Alesia or His Excellency.
  • Yule – Lady Alesia will be contacting Lady Maryna to see if she is still interested in being the event steward for this year’s Yule, should we be able to hold it. Lady Triona confirmed that she was still willing to prepare the dayboard for the event, regardless of who the event steward is. In the event that Lady Maryna is no longer interested in stewarding the event, a call for bids will be put out, most likely at the next business meeting.
  • Shire Wars – We are still committed to assisting the Shire of Blak Rose with running this event in October, which seems to have a decent chance of being held in-person, depending on the BoD’s decision about holding in person events again. More details will be discussed as we get closer to the event and have more guidance from the BoD.
  • Thrown Weapons and Archery – Lord Mikael mentioned that he is looking to startup thrown weapons practice again soon. He will be putting out a call for help to get the space ready for the season. He will also be talking with Lady Maryna to see if she will be starting archery practices again.
  • New Officers and Stewards – Lady Alesia raised a concern that we do not have a good pool of newer people who are willing to hold offices and run events in the Barony. This was a discussion that took place at a Kingdom Seneschal’s meeting and this concern was echoed by many of the Kingdom’s Seneschals. We talked a great deal about how, once we can meet in person again, we can more engage our newer members to help expand this pool. Shadowing and task-based volunteering were discussed. This is something that is very important for all of us to keep in mind as we will not survive in the long run if we rely on the same small cadre of people to hold our offices and run our events.
  • Business Meeting – The next Business Meeting will be held on April 13th at 7pm via Google Meet. Check the baronial website for more details and links for the meeting.

Old Business

  • Webminister – The Webminister’s term of office is expiring in April. Letters of Intent are still being called for. Anyone interested in the position should send a Letter of Intent to Lady Alesia.
  • Exchequer – The Exchequer is also still looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
  • PennsicLady Chana Freidl the Maker, Campmaster – Nothing to report.

Meeting ended.


February 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Hello, Peoples of Bhakail, Our Allies, and Friends;

Please be advised that while we are coming out of the pandemic, slow though that may be, we are still in a pandemic. Getting everybody vaccinated is going to take time, and I ask that people be patient with the process. I myself have had to temper my expectations greatly over the last few months, and I don’t expect anyone else is having that much of an easier time then am I, so please be patient.

With those in the medical field, your family, and your friends here in the SCA.

We recently had Our tavern event, and it came off as a great success with many friends family and allies being recognised by the Barony for their deeds and efforts; not just over the last year but over the last several years here in the East Kingdom. May We all be lucky enough to be Bhakailis, that the world would be a better place.

Looking to the future, We have need of people to run Our Commons event this coming Fall, whether that be in person or ethereal, and we will need people to run our annual Yule event as well.

I would also like to put people in mind of the idea of holding, once we can all meet person again, a new event in Bhakail concentrating on arts and sciences, cooking, feasting and dancing, and a rapier tournament… possibly a camping event if we can arrange it. Keep this in mind, and bring any ideas you have to Myself or to Lady Alesia, Our Seneschal.

With thanks aplenty;

  – Muin
Baron of Bhakail

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

It’s February, the shortest month, but it always feels like the longest. Spring will soon be here and with it we may be able to start having outdoor practices again. Spring brings hope. Here’s to hoping the pandemic runs its course and we can begin to gather together again soon.

  – Alesia
Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

No report.

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Year-end report has been submitted.

Thanks!
  – Philly

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

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

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 2021:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony on this month’s report.

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 2021:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony on this month’s report.

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.

  • December 2020:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony on this month’s report.

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

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Per current kingdom policy, heavy practice continues to be on hold for the time being. I will provide updates as changes are announced.

  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

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

On 2/7/21, the below was published by the EK MoL:

Over the past month or so, The Ministry of Lists has been looking into regulations and requirements with regard to fighting authorizations. After speaking with the VP for Corporate Operations, Society Marshal, and the Kingdom Seneschal, we have come to an agreement for handling this, as follows:

All authorizations expiring between March 1, 2020 and June 6, 2021 will have their expiration dates extended to June 7, 2021. This gives authorized fighters 1 year from the date martial activities were able to hold official practices in the EK to work on their renewal paperwork.

While we know this is not a perfect solution, we feel it is the best compromise for the East Kingdom. As a matter of perspective, please be aware, some other Kingdoms are requiring ALL fighters to reauthorize.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Olivia Baker, East Kingdom Minister of Lists, at mol@eastkingdom.org.

Nothing else to report.

  – Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing new from the Chatelaine.

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

Nothing to report.

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing new to report this month.

Runi

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

  • Webminister – The web minister’s term is expiring soon, so our Seneschal is accepting letters of intent for this position.

Old Business

  • Exchequer – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Meeting ended.


January 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Hello, the People of Bhakail, Our Allies and Friends;

The Wheel of the Year has once again turned, and we now find ourselves in completely new year! With all of the same problems we had last year, if not a few more added on top.

It’s all most as if only a pair of weeks have passed, and none of those problems were taken off the table in that scant time frame.

So, with this in mind, please be patient with each other, and be patient with yourselves.

As it is a new year, check your memberships! Now is the perfect time to renew if you will be expiring soon.

And, as we are in the month of January:

Saturday next will be our online Tavern Event (Jan 23rd) and we will be partnering with another online event for the glory of the East Kingdom!

And remember, the World may have stuttered, and stumbled, but Bhakail is still here!

Your Baron;
  – Muin

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

Happy New Year! I have filed my fourth quarter report.

Tavern is happening on the 23rd and there are several other events that are happening this month. Please take a few moments to check out the East Kingdom calendar of events.

And of course winter is always a good time to take a look at your garb and armor for needed repairs or replacement. Now is the time to think about new and shiny things for when events start up in person again.

In service to the Barony,
  – THL Alesia de Maris

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hail, the Barony!

Since the December meeting, we’ve had three new people join the FB group. Minutes for the December meeting have been posted to the website. We’ll start pushing our Tavern event on social media and email this week. Important information from the Kingdom, like the change for the February Royal Ethereal Court to the 3rd Sunday instead of the 2nd as usual, is still regularly shared with the Barony’s email and FB groups. See you all around the web!

Waauugghh, Bhakail!
  – Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Year-end report is being worked on. Almost complete.

Thanks!
  – Philly

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

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

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 2021:
    The January 2021 letter has not yet been posted.
  • December 2020:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony on this month’s report.

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 2021:
    The January 2021 letter has not yet been posted.
  • December 2020:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony on this month’s report.

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 2020:
    Jacqueline Cross’ new name “Jacqueline Cross” has been accepted. “Berrick Grayveson” has been retained as an alternate. “Jack Cross” has been released as an alternate.
  • October 2020:
    Jibril ibn `Ammar al-Fayyad’s new badge “(Fieldless) A lion Or seated in a wooden chair maintaining a wooden crossbow proper.” was 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

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Although PA has lifted its restrictions on in person sports, Philadelphia’s restrictions continue through to Jan 15th. I will have more updates as to when practice will resume once I hear back from the regional marshal.

  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

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

Now registered with Kingdom MoL. Nothing else to report.

  – Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Hello the Barony!

Winter is a lovely time to practice your arts and sciences as the weather limits our outdoor frolicking. This is true even when a pandemic is on!

Check the EK MoAS website (and the sites for other kingdoms!), Facebook, and mailing lists for announcements of virtual classes and events. “Sparkly and Shiny” and the Embroidery Schola are two I know of off the top of my head, but there are many more.

If you have any interest in teaching a class or otherwise hosting a virtual A&S activity, please reach out to me or the EK MoAS. Or if there’s a class you want to take… reach out to the teacher and ask if they’ve considered offering it!

Stay warm and stay safe,
  – Maryna

It was also mentioned that Kingdom A&S is going to be virtual this year with each entrant getting their own webpage with links to documentation and such. Folks will also be able to leave comments instead of tokens.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing to report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

  • No new business.

Old Business

  • Pennsic – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker, Campmaster

Just a note to say that Pre-Reg has opened on the Cooper’s page for Pennsic 49! Our Barony’s pre-regs from last year have been rolled over (Morwill, Rosie, and John Patrick). If you pre-regged last year and you are not one of those three people. please let me know and I will figure out who to get in touch with.

We do not yet know if Pennsic 49 will be a reality, but the planning committee needed to get started working, and opening pre-regs at the normal time is part of that process. I have no more information than you, as the Mayor has not released a new update since the last one in December (which you can find here – https://land.pennsicwar.org/docs_mayor.php).

As always, if you would like to camp with Bhakail at Pennsic this year, you must get permission from me before pre-regging. I know the situation is much different than normal, regarding precedence in who has camped with us before. If Pennsic happens this year, and you choose not to come due to Covid, that will not be held against you in terms of limiting your ability to camp with us at Pennsic 50.

אני לשירותך
  – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

  • Exchequer Deputy – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Meeting ended.


December 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To the Barony of Bhakail, its Allies and Friends –

This marks the last business meeting of 2020 and may we all be blessed by the passing of this year.

This coming Saturday will see Our annual Yule Event, although due to necessities it will be held virtually Behind the Ramparts. We hope to see you all there.

Bless and keep Bhakail in these harrowing times.

 – Muin maqq Mìnaìn
Baron of Bhakail

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

December is finally here. The dumpster fire that is 2020 is almost over. This has been a very difficult year for all of us but as the new year approaches there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. The first vaccine has been approved and there are two more waiting for approval. It shouldn’t be too long before we can be together again. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and I look forward to seeing you in the new year.

– THL Alesia de Maris
Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Baron Rowen Cloteworthy

Nothing to report

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Working on year-end report.

Seeking addresses for the following two people who attended Yule 2019 because we owe them $5 each as overpayment refunds: Brandon Roller and Evan Copeland.

Thanks!

– Philly

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

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Nothing to report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Practice continues to be on hold due to current Philadelphia covid restrictions, and kingdom policy. If changes are announced, I will relay them through the Philadelphia fight practice Facebook page, and in the next officer report.

Thank you,

– Badhands

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

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

Sent email to Kingdom and Regional MoL letting them know the results of the election. Have not received any response yet.

– Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Nothing to report.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing to report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

  • PennsicLady Chana Freidl the Maker, Campmaster – I’m sure everyone saw the message that came out from the Pennsic Mayor – conversations have begun about how to have a Pennsic in 2021. There are absolutely no details, just a lot of ideas and a lot of hope that Pennsic can happen this coming summer. As soon as I have any more information, I will share it with the Barony. In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to email me at campmaster@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Old Business

  • Exchequer Deputy – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

November 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To the People of Bhakail and Our friends and allies;

We are entering the 10th month Behind the Ramparts. This world, both SCAdaiacal and Mundane, is not the world any of us have wanted. This is not the world We expected.

Having just completed Our First Court Behind the Ramparts at Our UnCommons event, we, all of us, have shown we can be more flexible and adaptable than most would have expected before this grand Embuggerance. Bhakail has shown Strength, Unity, and a Clarity of Purpose that is inspiring.

Having said that, Your Baron is not blind to the difficulty we all face. This is not an easy time. Using these methods to engage is not as easy for all as is easy for some. This certainly describes Myself. If you are experiencing these problems, please reach out.

We are here.

We are Bhakail.

 – Muin
Baron of Bhakail

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

Greetings to the Barony. I renewed my membership at the end of October for two years. This will cover the rest of my term as Seneschal. This reminded me of the best way we can support the SCA at this time, membership renewal. If your membership is up for renewal or your membership has expired please consider renewing it. If you are in a place financially where you can’t afford to renew your membership there is help available. There is a fund that can help pay for your membership. The following is taken from the SCA letter on Membership Assistance Requests dated September 8, 2020.

If you are having a difficult time purchasing a membership, you can request assistance directly from the Corporate Office. There is no need to prove that this request is valid. No financial questions will be asked, as the request will be taken on good-faith. To do this, please email membership@sca.org and let us know that you would like to take part in this program as funds allow. Please be assured that we will treat your request confidentially.

There is no shame in asking for help. We all need it once in a while.

Please stay safe.

In service to the Barony,

 – THL Alesia de Maris
Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Baron Rowen Cloteworthy

Things continue in the world of social media. October minutes were put on the website. We’ve had three new people join the FB group in the last month. UnCommons happened and the results of Court shared with the email and FB groups. That’s all for now. See you in the aether!

Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Third quarter report submitted to Kingdom. Planning to start review of Baronial financial policies in 2021. Seeking heir-apparent deputy and/or emergency deputy.

Thanks!

Philly

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

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Nothing to report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

A new practice site has been located, so the need for the outdoor lighting is no longer necessary. However, due to increased restrictions due to Covid, practices are still on hold for the time being.

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

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

Sent email to Kingdom and Regional MoL letting them know the results of the election. Have not received any response yet.

Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Greetings!

A team from Bhakail entered the Shire Wars largesse derby, and Lady Eleanora the Tilemaker and John Patrick O’Donagal entered the individual bracket as well. Vivant all!

The deadline to enter the Crown’s A&S competition or display is December 13th.

There is a Metal and Glassworks schola event this weekend (November 14 and 15) for those interested. Mistress Lissa will be teaching an intro to glass beads.

Coming up in the new year, the annual Embroidery Schola will be virtual, February 7th.

There is also a month-long Ethereal Seamstress Competition that will be held February 27 – March 27. Competitors are expected to make a complete set of garb from head to toe.

The EK MoAS continues to offer online classes. Check out their website! Anyone interested in offering a class should reach out to moas@eastkingdom.org.

Please let me know if I can provide any assistance with any projects or other A&S topics, please let me know.

YIS,
Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings.

I assisted Shire Of Blak Rose with the Shire Wars event as their Youth Activities Coordinator. There were activities available online for the parents to print out. There were several coloring pages, crafts for the youth to make under the supervision of their parents, and a word search. The event went well as far as I know. I was unable to attend due to illness.

 – Rosey

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing new to report this month.

Runi

Archery Practice – Lady Maryna Borowska

Archery practices have officially begun and will continue to be held as long as the weather permits.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

  • Letter of Intent for Chatelaine – Our Chataleine’s term of office is expiring in December. The Seneschal is currently accepting Letters of Intent for anyone wishing to apply for this position. A vote will be taken at the December meeting. So far, letters have been received from Lady Chana Freidl the Maker and the Honorable Lord Cailin MacSalny.
  • Letters of Intent for Chancellor Minor – The office of Chancellor Minor expires in January 2021. This is the official call for Letters of Intent for anyone interested in the position of Chancellor Minor. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Chancellor Minor please contact the Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia at youth@bhakaileastkingdom.org. The current Chancellor Minor has expressed interest in continuing the position and has submitted a Letter of Intent. If no one else is interested in the position we will have a vote of confidence at the December barony meeting. To submit a letter of intent please email Seneschal at seneschal.bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
  • Exchequer Deputy – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Meeting ended.