of the Barony of North Woods
held on November 23, 2009,
Meeting called to order:
Excellencies welcomed everyone and asked that we stay on topic for the meetings
so that we could get to the potluck planned for afterwards. They also emphasized
the need on keeping the lines of communications open between officers of the
barony and the baronial groups. Also sending a letter to the crown concerning 12th
Night event in Ealdnordwuda and wants to present them with gift baskets with
items that the royals can hand out during their reign.
Minutes of last meeting: None
Exchequer: Got check
from Roaring Waste, and that the barony has over $700 in funds.
Herald: Not present
articles for a newsletter and want to have an electronic edition posted to the
Baronial Website. Also asked for seneschal report.
MoA/S: Group A&S
officers need to know what their people are doing and in turn need to let their
superior officers know what the populous is doing. Recommendations: That each
groups seneschal is to remind A&S officer to ask for info; to post on-line a
request to was everyone is doing; have a book at every meeting so that they can
write in what they are doing.
Webminister: Has been
trying to make sure that all the cantons’ of the baronies groups stuff is on
the Baronial Calendar—had put in A&S days, and will put anything the
entire barony is involved in put on calendar, just send information to web
Also admitted that he is working on getting the
previous award page up to date and that there may be several misspellings of
just one person but didn’t want to make the assumption as to who they are
because there are several people in the Barony that have similar or the same
name…example there are a couple of people known as Cat. He asked that anyone
with correct information to please forward it to him.
He also asked if the group we want to have a
cartography map of the Barony on the site listing what areas we encompass.
Because of problems of some of our zip codes no more was discussed on this.
No old business.
6 having a demo at Mason Middle School and because of change in the academic
curriculum, it will be their last time medieval demo there. The group also now
has an indoor fighting site they use on Wednesdays. Dancing is still held on
Fridays in Dimondale, and the group holds it meetings on Mondays.
held A&S days at Nigel’s on the 22, and every one made sausage. The only
other thing going on is their plans for Wassail in December (more at the event
Iron Oak—The groups
holds meetings on the second Sunday of every month in Durand, and is busy
getting ready for their charity event. There have also been randomly scheduled
sewing get-togethers that have occurred almost monthly.
had put on a good first kingdom children’s event and heard nothing but good
things about it. The group is sending out "thank you" scrolls to those
who, other groups and non-SCA individuals, that helped at the events. They are
also found an indoor practice site and will practice once a month. All three
fighting groups are welcome to attend. Their next Gab and Garb on Dec. 14 and is
geared towards kids with cookies being made, soap making, and ornament
construction planned. Anyone want to do things for the gift baskets are also
holding a Heralds Point on March 22, 2008 at the Masonic Lodge doors open at
12pm, starts at 1pm. Heralds will be here to help. Scribal arts will also be
included. They are also planning to hold "Takes My Child to Raze a
Village" again next year, but this time they are looking to hold it on
April 18th, 2008. And as usual, they will be hosting the medieval
village at the Howell Balloon Fest this year on June 26, 27, and 28.
Iron Oak—The group
held "Rain of Arrows" in September and lost money at the event. There
were several factors reported going into this: There was a low turn out because
of conflict with the Modern wedding of a long time Northwood’s Scadian, the
pouring Rain and that the feastocrate went over budget. The group has their
annual charity event "Toys" scheduled on Dec. 5th and are
currently planning on a Spring Event. Site fee for toys is a new unwrapped toy
or $4. The monies from the lunch tavern will go to the group. They have an Event
Steward for the spring event but don’t have a name for the event yet or a date
group will be putting on a "Wassail" this year on December 13th.
Participants are asked to bring finger foods. They are going with a loose
schedule and are planning on a fool’s court, and both a food and costume
hosting "12th Night" January 3 with a Kingdom Court, their
majesties will be in attendance. Classes, feast (please pre-register…limited
to 100), and children activities planned. Still looking for teachers. The baron
and baroness are collecting gifts for their majesties (check the royal wishlist
for ideas) and be having an auction for royal travel fund. Items put in the
auction will have a minimum bid set so that something that cost someone $25 to
make doesn’t sell for far less. More information is available on their
Pentamere Academy of Defense will be Jan. 31 with a
focus on Fencing and youth activities. They will be working on unit for rapier,
classes for fencers and loaner gear for those interested in checking out rapier
combat. All site fees collected go to the site, funds collected from the snack
tavern going to group.
The group will be doing a demo at Mason Middle School
on Friday Feb.6th from.6am-3pm. This will be the last demo they will
be doing here. There is a need for fencers and heavy fighters. All participants
get a free school cafeteria meal.
On May 9th will be hosting "Salatoris’
Swingin’ Soiree" an all dancing event. The group is also working on
It was also noted that North Woods, in 2010, will be
having a 40th anniversary and there is talk about having this event
in conjunction with Squires. The entire barony needs to be part of this event it
isn’t just Ealdnordwuds’ anniversary but also the anniversary of the Barony
and the Kingdom. An indoor and outdoor site is needed. Groups that want to be
involved need to come up with some ideas by the next meeting. Also raised was
should this event be held in the spring?
It is asked that all recommendations be sent to the
Baronial Seneschal and Baron/Baronesses so they can put people in also.
All groups were reminded that they are suppose to
submit an event report the hosting seneschal after the event. It was noted that
Weld Lake event report of "It takes My Child to Raze a Village" not
only listed basic information but was useful because it also listed those who
went above and beyond.
Next Baronial Council Meetings—looking at March 1, or
March 8th to be hosted by Hawkland Moor.
Groups need to post event announcements everywhere…put
it out on websites such as myspace, yearbook, etc and any list where we can
Doomsday reports are due soon. Everyone needs to get
one in. Dates of when reports are due are on the Kingdom website…. January 10
Seneschal doomsdays are due. Check to make sure you are using the current
updated report form.
Incipient groups need to work on becoming full statues.
One of the things learned in getting Ealdnordwuda is if its pretty it
goes further in the to submit to get to full status. There is also a zip code
issue with Iron Oak and Weld Lake. No official documentation has been located
that Iron Oak released Livingston Co. zip codes to Weld Lake. The baronial
seneschal stated that she would like to have all groups full statues by 40th
Meeting adjourned; 4.05