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

Coronets Nobildonna Fiore Leonetta Bardi and Lord Frithuric Ulman:

Their excellencies did not attend coronation, so we will swear fealty at Enderwearde Hunt.

Officers:

Seneschal Lady Aaradyn Gyoot

Covid safe policies: All covid safe policies for the SCA drop on December 1st. For the east kingdom, they drop on Oct 1st. Through November 30th, you can request a mask variance for your practice or gathering. Please e-mail Aaradyn if you haven’t received a form for your practice. After Nov 30th, request must go through kingdom.

There are supposed to be seneschal office hours in October to explain this to the seneschals. Aaradyn will attend. 

If the event space has requirements, those still apply.

If you are running an event in your own home, you can require masks, but not vaccinations checks or tests.

To date, the barony has requested two variances, the first has been granted, the second was just submitted today.

This applies to official events, practices, etc.

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
Newcomers night was held last week. Three newcomers and three experienced folks, and it went well.

The next Newcomers will be on Oct 24th.

Golden Gryphon Pursuivant Richard Heyworth:

No Report

Gold Key Lady Ysabel da Costa

No Report

Knight Marshal Valerian of Somerset

No Report

Minister of Arts & Sciences Meisterin Cathain Ritter

No Report

Web Minister Magister Symon of Barnesdale

No Report

Chronicler Master Gunðormr Dengir:

No Report

Dance Lady Aelia Fortunata

No Report

Historian Mistress Eowyn Eilownwy of Alewife Brook

No Report

Liber Editor Lord Orlando dei Medici

No Report

Marshal Fence Lord Zohane Faber

No Report

Marshal Archery Master Peter the Red
No Report


Marshal Thrown Weapons Lady Dierdre Greenwode

No Report

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

Meeting soon.

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:

Leonette was inducted at falling leaves. Watch your e-mails for an announcement of a meeting.

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:

Needleworkers Etain ingen Ut Neill

The guild is being placed into abeyance due to a lack of interest, after no attendance for the last several months.

Low Company Master Justin du Coeur

Storytellers

Calligraphers Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot

Waytes Lady Lady Ysabel da Costa

Waytes met last week, hybrid. The consensus of the group is that meetings will proceed without masks so that recorders can be included. A meeting may not happen next week, but will happen normally.

Company of Bowmen: Baroness Arlyana van Wyck

The captain stepped down at falling leaves. If you are a member who would like to step into that rule, please let Peter or Arlyana know. 

Events:

Baronial Heavy List championships will be on Oct 15th at the regular baronial fighter practice. There is no fee to attend, spectators welcome. This non-event is entirely outside. Garb is appreciated (indeterminate if it is required). 

Is this listed on the Baronial calendar? No. But it has gone out over e-mail and facebook. 

Richard Heyworth: If you are interested in being a voice herald or field herald for that non-event, please reach out to me. 

Falling Leaves Lady Katla of Vyborg

Falling leaves was a great success. The event made $970, partly because certain expenses were not required (prizes, portacastles).

192 Attendees. 25-30 newcomers. 29 Children. Sunday’s numbers are a little less determinate, but 31 people showed up for Sunday only. At least 3 families were newcomers.  
223 people, 188 adults, 35 children. Thanks to Orlando for dayboard. 

If you have any suggestions, recommendations, please let Katla know, as she is interested in running it again next year. 

Aaradyn: Thank you for Autocratting

50 year Lady Patience Faircloth

It’s been a while since the last 50 year update. If the Barony is willing, I am proposing it be held in combination with falling leaves 2023. Multiple co-autocrats have stepped up Trentus, Katla, Irini, and Kassandra. The hope is for ~400 attendees, so the number of co-autocrats will hopefully drive a larger event. The autocrat team has not yet met to hammer out details.

The hope is to have more definition by November.

Clock: I would like alcohol and fire at Carolingia 50 year, and neither is permitted at the 4h site?

Patience: The decision to move to the Falling Leaves site is recent enough that we have not yet coordinated with them. 

Pandaulf:

How many events would this mean next year?

Aaradyn: We would only have two. But we need more autocrats to step up in order to have more events.

Justin: What is the capacity of the falling leaves site?

Patience: Not at this time. 

Katla: The bathrooms only support 200 people, but the site is not limited. The parking lot, however, is limited in scale.

Patience: More information in November

Richard: Do we want to discuss, at some point, what the criteria are for requesting variances on a baronial basis.

Aaradyn: We were discussing that prior to the BoD announcement, and CDC data was discussed.

Lots of discussion basically amounting to “it’s impossible to plan this significantly in advance based on current uncertainty, both epidemiologically and policy”.


General announcements: 

Frithuric: There is now a planning calendar on the kingdom website. Seneschals and Baronage can post events. The calendar is intended to allow posting of events during the planning stages to allow groups to coordinate in advance of formal announcements. 

Arlyana: Sunday october 30th: 10-1. Spooky shoot at Peter and Arlyanna’s in Carlisle. Come in costume or in garb.

Arisia 2023 is happening (probably). MLK weekend, 13th-16th. There will be a rennaisance ball acting as an SCA demo. Waytes will likely be playing.


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