Politarchopolis Baronial Meeting
March 16 2014
Meeting opened 2:10 pm, with apology from Simon who was running late.
- Baronial reporting completed recently. Yay!
- process regarding fourth peerage complete, no published results as yet.
- Other Baronies -
Stormhold – selection process underway.
Rowany – Miles and Ameline announced as successors, invest in May.
Innilgard – Eva and Yevan selected, invest before Festival.
- Officers -
We have one applicant for each of the open officerships. All current applicants have been found acceptable. Their names will be sent to Lochac Seneschal, and once announced, there will be a commentary period of two weeks for the populace to make any opinions known. Each of the applicants present made a brief introduction to the meeting. Proposed officers are:
Naomi (Muirghein) – A&S
Niall – Marshal
Leta and Alexandra – Chronicler and Webwright
Luke (Gabriel) – Hospitaller/Chandler
Lorcan – Captain of Fence
Catherine Connor – deputy for whoever needs one (possibly Luke at this time)
Shona (Iseldis) – Chirurgeon
- Hall issues-
There have been several occasions recently when the hall has been found dirty or not properly locked up after our sessions. There are extra charges to the Barony for cleaning, air conditioners left running etc. Extra vigilance is required!
The last people using the hall or park must take responsibility for leaving the premises as it should be.
Unscheduled visits by other hall users could be contributing to the problem. We need to be certain our group is shutting everything up properly.
Simon is to prepare a checklist poster which will be prominently displayed in the hall.
Suggestion we keep a record each session of the hall status, so we have proof if needed.
- Baron and Baroness-
Next event is 30th Anniversary Feast of Fools (29th Mar). Come along!
Roll of arms has been updated as far as currently possible. Yay! Thanks to those who have contributed. Keep sending in corrections and updates if you have them.
Baronial Brunch at Festival – pancakes and basic condiments will be provided for all who wish to take part. Held in Polit Central campsite on the Sunday morning.
Niall is to be knighted on Monday at Festival. Open vigil will be held at Morales Beaumont on Sunday night, after the Fighter Auction.
Polit Central campsite meeting scheduled for today no longer required, therefore cancelled.
- Food Safety Legislation -
Members of the Barony who would like to receive training as Food Safety Officers should contact the Seneschal. A number of people will be sponsored, so we have people available for every event.
Interest already indicated by Brigid, Helouys, Catherine Connor.
- Working with Vulnerable People-
Anyone working with minors (marshalling, running a class etc) will need to have a WwVP card. The check is free for volunteers, but requires filling in a form, providing passport photos and witnessing by a JP.
Use the Seneschal’s details as contact info for volunteer organisation.
Simon to post information and links to paperwork on the website and email list.
- General Business -
More advertising for meetings needed. This meeting was announced in the minutes from the previous meeting, but was not widely publicised in the leadup to the actual day. Info needs to be sent to email list, website and FB group. Simon undertakes to ensure this is better managed in future.
Rachel (Liadan) wants volunteers to help with running her A&S event.
Helouys – thanks for attendees at beginners dance session today. All welcome to future sessions also.
Ulric – novelty archery shoot coming up, as there is a fifth Sunday in this month. “Winter” archery targets are at 20, 15 and 10 yards. Sunday 30th March, Tuggeranong Archery Club.
Meeting closed 2:58 pm. 20 people attending. Minutes taken by Joan.
The next Baronial Meeting should be at 2pm, Ainslie Hall, Sunday 13th April.
Who feels like some awesome A&S classes and projects?
Firstly, there are projects lined up for Sundays but there will still be plenty of room for anyone that wants to grab some space and work on a personal project! Come join us, there is tea, coffee and occasionally more talented people then I bring cakes.
Secondly, A&S will be running Wednesdays at the Ainslie Hall from 7.30pm till 9pm. This is awesome! Tea and coffee will be available, some of us will probably be ordering food to come to the hall and if you have already eaten that is fine as well. If you are interested in running a class, please get in touch with me ASAP, the beginning of the year is starting to fill up quickly!
Thirdly, you may notice that there are no times filled in for after the 16th of Feb. With a possible change to what times we will have access to the hall, I am listing these classes but I won’t be able to give an exact time until the baronial meeting.
Also, if there is a type of class you would like to see run, let me know! It’s a lot easier to organise classes if I have an idea of things that people want to learn about!
So, without further ado!
Silk Banners – Kicking off on the 12th of January at 12 noon. This will be running every Sunday for the next 4 weeks, hopefully to have them ready by Border War. For the first weekend we will be designing and drawing up our cartoons for the banners. Come along, learn some new skills, participate in a big baronial project and have fun with awesome people! Even if painting isn’t your thing, there is a list of other things that will need to be worked on as well.
Wednesday 15th January, 7.30pm – Basic twisted wire rings, hosted by Manda Swadling. The Baronial coffers are lacking in the taxes that they deserve! I will be bringing beads, wire and some tools so that we can fill the Baronial box with lovely twisted wire rings. If you have a pair of long pliers, or red and white beads that you would like to add to the collection, please bring them along.
Wednesday 22nd January, 7.30pm – Tassels and finger loop braiding, hosted by Manda Swadling and Tim Liersch. The Baronial coffers are lacking in the taxes that they deserve! I will be bringing lots of cotton so that we can make so lovely bits for the Baronial box.
Wednesday 29th January, 7.30pm – How to run lists, including a practical presentation, hosted by Shona Klocke. Ever wanted to learn how to run a list for a tourney? Very handy skill to learn for all those who enjoy taking the field and for those interested in participating without the bruises!
Wednesday 5th February, 7.30pm – Voice Heraldry 101, hosted by Micheal Stankiewicz. Voice heraldry can seem intimidating at first, but this session will guide you through not only voice heraldry but also through some basic public speaking tips. How to tackle those hard names, voice projection and how to get the populaces attention!
Wednesday 12th February, 7.30pm – Ladies Burgundian Fashion, hosted by Wendy Weber. More details to come!
Wednesday 26th February – Simple steps to improve event photography, hosted by Manda Swadling. Want to take amazing photos at events? The probability is that you already have been, you just need a few extra tips on how to make your photos really shine. This is a very straight forwards class, anyone with any type of camera can learn these very simple steps. I’ll also cover some basic camera buying tips for those looking to change cameras.
Wednesday 19th of March – Intro to black work styles and stitches, hosted by Naomi Lea – More detail to come!
March 5th – Easy potluck plates and simple period dishes, hosted by Mistress Kiriel
March 26th – Basic History and styles of period beadwork, hosted by Alex Rapp
April 2nd – A class on period plays, hosted by Chris Struz