Council Minutes – July 12th, 2021

Council Minutes – July 12th, 2021


Seneschal Lady Kassandra Aiantide

A truly excellent candidate has come forward for the Seneschal position, and I am working with her to make sure she understands the position. Thank you Aaradyn! We will hold the Council vote for the position at August Council.  There will be a Q&A session at that time as well.

Our Secretary is tonight in far away Baton Rouge, so Donato Favro has agreed to step into the role for the evening. Thank you Donato!

Their Excellencies Master Thomas of Effingham and Mistress Raziya bint Rusa: 

Nothing to Report

Baronial Heirs Nobildonna Fiore Leonetta Bardi and Lord Frithuric Ulman

Thank you for those already volunteered to assist the incoming Baronage, more volunteers are still needed.  Don’t worry about your specific skills.  Tenure will be Florentine, so Italian themes.

Their Nextellencies will be kicking off the Baronial Ice Cream Parlor tour on Fri Jul 23, at Lizzy’s in Waltham.  Further dates forthcoming.  A Facebook event will be created and it will be added to the Baronial Calendar.

50 Year had been planned pre-pandemic, however it was put on hold, and Symon is no longer available to proceed with it.  Please consider stepping up and proposing new sites/dates/etc.  Tentatively late spring/summer 2022, but flexibility exists.  Contact the Baronage, the heirs, the Seneschal, etc if you are interested.

Katla of Viborg will be serving as  Castellano (Chief of Staff), for Their Nextellencies.

Please consider proposing and volunteering to get more local events on the calendar as we come out of pandemic mode.

Chancellor Minor Nobildonna Fiore Leonetta Bardi:
Theo of Carolingia is volunteering to step up as Chancellor Minor as Fiore assumes the Baronage.  Theo is relatively new to the society, but has experience with summer camps and similar.  A new deputy is also needed as Arngeir Refskegg is likewise stepping down to take up other duties.  

Chatelaine Patience Faircloth speaking for Baroness Isabel:
June newcomer night canceled and moved to Monday July 19th at 7pm. Topic: How to survive in the heat.  A Facebook event is already set up, and you can find the link to join there.

Chronicler Baron Kendrick del Grenewode (in absentia):
Miniscule being published on Tuesday July 12.

Fencing Lord Zohane Faber:
First official in person practices have begun, in Framingham on Wednesdays alongside heavy practice.  Loaner Gear is available, and all are welcome.  Practices in Cambridge are still on hold, as the Cambridge War Memorial is not reopening until the fall.

Dance  Lady Aelia Fortunata:
No resumption at present.

Exchequer Speaking for Irini Bint Todori:

Check for donations from the Framingham fight site received, will be paid for August soon.

Golden Gryphon Pursuivant Anezka of Carolingia

Richard Heyworth will assume the position by August Council. Aneszka expects to transition the position to him over the next month.
Carolingian Heraldic Office Hours for July are tomorrow, July 12th at 6:30pm.  Feel free to come and talk about Known World Heralds and Scribes.

Historian: Aaradyn Ghyoot (Deputy) speaking for Mistress Eowyn Eilownwy: Assuming Aradyn is confirmed as Seneschal, she will be stepping down as deputy historian.  A replacement deputy is desired, and needs to be sufficiently tech savvy to deal with scanning and matching files to existing protocols to continue the scanning of existing archives.
Physical archives have been scaled back to 23 boxes.  It is expected that about 12 boxes of physical records will remain once the cleanout is completed.  The ideal goal is to transfer the archives to archival quality stackable boxes (airtight/bug tight), etc, this will greatly improve the flexibility of storage for the future.
As the clean out is completed a list of redundant or otherwise unneeded items will be provided to the populace.  These items will be available for pickup for a limited time if any individual wishes them for their own records. They will include items such as Pikestaff and Tournaments illuminated that are not Carolingia specific, and are readily available through other archives.

Heavy List speaking for Baron Valerian of Somerset:  

Practice in Framingham has resumed.

Archery Master Peter the Red:

 There is an ongoing Consuls Youth Challenge for archery, put forth by Peter the Red.  Peter is extending this to persons of all ages who wish to receive a token from him.  

Many archers are making back quivers.  Contact Peter if you are interested in learning how. 
Shooting in Carlisle is available any time Peter is available, contact Peter to schedule. 
Baronial Challenge from the Champion: Do something archery related to receive a token.

Thrown Weapons Arlyana van Wyck speaking for Arngeir Refskegg:
Thrown weapons practice is happening Sunday at Carlisle.

Saturday practice is happening at Symon and Deirdre’s.

Steward Lord Zohane Faber:  

The current Steward has held the position for 3 years, if you are interested in the position, please contact him.

Principals of Baronial Orders 

Order of the Daystar Guinemer

Please report possible candidates to the order.

Order of the Moon Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot

Please report possible candidates to the order.  

Meeting after August Council.

Order of Perseus Lord Pandaulf: Says Hi.


Crown Feeder Tourney Patience Faircloth:– Completed successfully.  Quintavia will file reports etc, as it was physically located there.  Attendance: 95-105, exact count pending.  It was estimated that we broke even, financially, pending exchequer report by next meeting.  It did not fall under profit sharing.  Thank you to Katla for her support.  

Question re: Effect of local persons winning crown:  No official effect, but expect higher rate of Royal progress events, etc.  

Falling Leaves (Online) – Sept 11.  The event will be posted soon.  It will include games, storytellers, Baronial Investiture (Pre-Recorded),  I Sebastiani, Carolingia Test Kitchen, etc.  (Possibly Carolingia Test Kittens as well)  

Calligraphers  Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot: Thank you to all the Greater Carolingian teachers at Known World Heralds and Scribes.  Aaradyn can provide access to handouts, and many classes were recorded and will be available online.

Low Company Master Justin du Coeur:  Due to weather, the in person meeting of the Low Company “throwing things at other things” moved to July 24th, 2pm – 7pm, at Simon and Deirdre’s.  Cookout in the evening.

Needleworkers Nobildonna Fiore Leonetta Bardi: Hiatus for July.  Will return in August in an in person hybrid format:  Patience Faircloth in Allston and Fiore in Wayland, as well as remote access.  For safety reasons both in person locations require that all attendees be vaccinated.  Other individuals are welcome to attend remotely. 
A new guildleader is required, as Fiore steps up as Baroness.  Please contact her if you are interested.

General announcements:  

Lady Aelia Fortunata:  Morgan Donner a historical costuming youtuber and Laurel now lives in the East Kingdom.

Lord Richard Heyworth:  Waytes practice restarted but has gone back on hiatus due to travel.

Baroness Arlyana van Wyck:  At Sommer Draw two weeks ago, Bergental selected as their new champions of archery Peter the Red and Rosemary, and Peter the Red for thrown weapons.

Baroness Tasha Ivanova Medvedeva: Virtual Vigil July 31, (Saturday) 7-10 PM, Link on Facebook, sign up for time slots.

Meeting Closed.