Great Council Minutes Dec AS LVII (2022) 7:30 PM

Coronets Nobildonna Fiore Leonetta Bardi and Lord Frithuric Ulman:

November felt like a quiet month. Although Crown was near here. Their excellencies have unfortunately been busy with the mundane world, so less SCA stuff has been happening. Her excellency will be elevated at Birka.

Officers:

Seneschal Lady Aaradyn Gyoot

Welcome to December. We’ve survived 2022.  
There is a new kingdom wide variance in effect since Dec 1. Masking is required at all indoor events where the community level is high from the CDC website. (link) This does not prohibit masking indoors, so you are free to encourage, but not require masking at events. We are still waiting on clarification if homeowners count as site owners, and can require masking, but this is to be determined. If you have feedback, please let Aaradyn know.

Local variances are not being granted in preference to the new kingdom wide variance. We have the option to petition for a review, but there doesn’t seem likely to be any effect.

Seneschal of the Canton of the Towers: Lord Thorvald Olafsson Kveld-Hrútssonar

No Report

Secretary Lord Donato Favro

No Report

Chancellor of the Exchequer Kara Irini bin Todori

No Report

Chancellor Minor Theo of Carolingia 
No Report

Chatelaine Master Justin de Coeur

We are continuing to do newcomers night on the 4th Monday of every month. We are getting 1-2 new people each month. This month’s will be on Dec 26th, please let Justin know if you are interested, or it may be cancelled.

Golden Gryphon Pursuivant Richard Heyworth:

No Report

Gold Key Lady Ysabel da Costa

No Report

Knight Marshal Valerian of Somerset

Outdoor practices in North Reading have closed for the season, but Framingham practice is ongoing.

Minister of Arts & Sciences Meisterin Cathain Ritter

It is now possible to apply to the King and Queen’s A&S competition. It is in Quebec, but the oppening portion is online, and remote finalists may be accepted. March 4th.
Ysabel: I would be happy to work with anyone on their online entries.

Web Minister Magister Symon of Barnesdale

No Report

Chronicler Master Gunðormr Dengir:

Dance Lady Aelia Fortunata

We’re going to try something a little different in the coming semester. We’re going to try holding dance practice on Wednesday night to see if a different night with fewer conflicts might attract more people.

Historian Mistress Eowyn Eilownwy of Alewife Brook

Liber Editor Lord Orlando dei Medici

Marshal Fence Lord Zohane Faber

Marshal Archery Master Peter the Red Arylana speaking for

Archery practice is continuing, but will not be held on Christmas or New Years. Regular practice on Sundays, and by request, contact Peter. Practice will continue as long as it is safe to come out.

Marshal Thrown Weapons Lady Dierdre Greenwode

Thrown weapons practice is closed for the season, except by special announcement. There will be a Marshal’s meeting in February(ish) to be announced.

Minister of the Lists Lord Trentus Nubianus

No Report

Steward Lord Zohane Faber

No Report

Clerk of the Stable Etain ingen Ut Neill

No Report

Social Media Officer Lady Caterina Genevra Beltrami

No Report

Principals of Baronial Orders 

Order of the Daystar Lord Guinemar d’Anglade

If you see anyone who deserves induction into the order for service, please recommend them to the order. You do not need to be a member of the order to make recommendations.

Order of the Moon Lady Eleanor Catling:

If you see anyone who deserves induction into the order for A&S, please recommend them to the order. You do not need to be a member of the order to make recommendations.

Order of Perseus Lord Pandaulf:

If you see anyone who deserves induction into the order for martial activities, please recommend them to the order. You do not need to be a member of the order to make recommendations.

Order of the Comet Theo of Carolingia

If you see any youth who deserves induction into the order please recommend them to the Youth Minister. You do not need to be a member of the order to make recommendations.

Guilds:

Low Company Master Justin du Coeur

Storytellers

Calligraphers Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot:

Waytes Lady Ysabel da Costa

Events:

Cathain- Brennan has made it known that they are looking for coronation bids for the 1st of April (the date is very specific due to limited availability). Something to consider.

Carolingia 50 Year Lady Patience Faircloth:

Carolingia 50 year is on the kingdom calendar now. 

Last month we talked about hosting EK equestrian champs at Carolingia 50 year. We have decided we will not be putting forth a bid for the champs at this time. This is subject to change if their highnesses request.

Eowyn- 50 year will be on the 52 ½ aniversary. It might be good to make sure this is noted in the documentation so we don’t mess up precedence versus say, BBM.

Etc Discussion, back and forth. 

Katla: We will make sure that this information is present in the full write up. 


General announcements: 

Justin: Arisia is happening (hopefully). It has strong Covid Protocols, up to date vaccination and full masking. We will be having the Renaissance ball Saturday 2-4. Come by and dance.

Her Seneschalship is in the art show.

Tasha: The build a bow workshop had an online workshop a week ago. We think we can get it around the $50 price point. These will not be super accurate target crossbows. Anyone who can make it to the makers space and help with gluing up components prior to the make and take would be appreciated, contact Tasha, and join the build a bow workshop group on facebook. A meeting date will be forthcoming.

After the bows, plans will be started for armor, timing TBD. Tasha is getting checked out on the milling machine and wood shop, so there may be more elaborate components.


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