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Barony of Sternfeld Business Meeting Minutes for 09/18/2014

Editor's note: Thanks to Wulfwen for taking these notes such that they can be published.

In attendance: Odile, Ulfr, Ysabel, Moira M., Torquil, Breddelwyn, Nicolas, Duncan, Molly, Wulfwen, Rurik, Caristonia, Elisabetta, Antonio, Colette, Eirik, Odette, Various Children

Baronage: TE have sent their report to Their Majesties. Please submit Kingdom and Baronial award recommendations!

Seneschal: We're waiting to hear back from a couple of people before finalizing the date for the Althing. Date options: 2-Nov-2014 or 9-Nov-2014. Plan to start at 1:00 with a craft of some kind; Althing meeting to start at ? and will include a pitch-in.

Chatelaine: We have new people!

Herald: We have a big box of heraldic resources. Jerik and Llewellyn have volunteered to help with book heraldry.

Chronicler: We had a newsletter! There will be another this month; so far it will be very small. Please consider submitting items! The "Scan the Old Stars" project is coming along well. If you have old Stars, please let Antonio know so we can fill in the gaps in our collections.

Exchequer: We have money! $17,923.95; there are some additional checks to be deposited.

Marshal, Heavy: Quarterly report was submitted on time.

Marshal, Fence: Rapier is happening. We have some new fencers.

Equestrian: Practice is still happening. Kiltigern will publicize the next date.

A&S: Breddelwyn has expressed interest in being MOAS. First polling will be at the October Business Meeting. Duncan will be stepping down at BWTA. If you are interested, see Ysabel or Duncan.

Dance: October 9th 6:30 - 8:30 at Garfield Park! Garb is welcome but not required.

Costumers': Sternfeld Work Day is on Saturday October 4th, from 9:00 - 5:00 at the Brownsburg Public Library.

Brewers' & Vintners': Cordial making at Duncan & Wulfwen's house. Sunday 2:00. Come and bring a project, or just hang out! Ysabel & Bjorn have semi-permanently loaned their larger corker to the group.

Cooks': Cooks' & Bards' is Sunday at Grainne's house, at 3:00.

Property Master: We want to start moving into the new storage place soon. Ronan will post details.

Web Minister: We have a website!

Yule Court: We need a bid by the end of the Business Meeting tonight! Antonio & Colette will host Yule if nobody else bids. It would be at St. Timothy's. There was general acceptance. Date: 10-Jan-2015. Tentative budget: $300. First bid held and passed.

BWTA: February 7th at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Simple Day: Moira E. will be submitting a final event report. Accepting bids for 2015 through the November Business Meeting.

General News:

We will be having a demo on Monday 6-Oct-2014 at Ladoga Elementary. If you can help during the day, particularly with dance, please let Colette know ASAP.

Eirik asked whether the New Demo Armor project was passed. Ysabel advised that it was. Work will begin soon.

Ysabel is setting up a project to review the Bylaws. The plan is for interested people to review one or two sections. If you're interested, please see Ysabel.

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcements for 09/16/2014

Business Meeting is this Thursday. Please let Ysabel know if you have any action items for the agenda, otherwise this one promises to be pretty short.

Current, recent, and incoming officers, please watch your email for a bylaws-revision-related request.

If you would like to assist with bylaws revision, please see Ysabel. The committment for the task force is less than 1 month, and you will only be asked to review and comment on 1-2 of Sternfeld's bylaws. Many hands make light work!

We have a demo in Ladoga on October 5th. Dancers are especially needed from noon to 3. See Colette for details and to sign up!

Barony of Sternfeld Emergency Finance Committee Meeting Minutes for August 26, 2014

A meeting was called to provide a second polling for HRM's proposal to create six sets of loaner armor. The amount of $500 was polled a second time and passed. Phases two and three of the project will be discussed at future meetings. Phase one will get us 2 small, 2 medium, and 2 large sets of Body, Arm, and Leg Harnesses. A huge thank you to HRM Cameron for taking on this project to improve our loaner kit!

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcements for August 26, 2014

Welcome to our incoming Exchequer, Saldis. The transition will take place at the end of October when Elisabetta's warrant expires.

Yule Court still needs an event steward!

Rivenstar has had a request for a speaker that they have passed on to us in the hopes that we may be able to help. The "Magna Carta Dames and Barons" need a lunch-time speaker Nov. 15. Topic: anything related to life within 100 years of the signing of the Magna Carta. If you are interested, please see Ysabel to get connected with this group.

Barony of Sternfeld Business Meeting Minutes for August 21, 2014

Baronage Report: Pennsic went well. Special thanks for Rose and Odile for doing most of the camp's setup. PPPPP happened. Thanks to Wulfwen for cooking.

Seneschal: Still gathering information on event sites. There's a survey online, with a link on the front page of Sternfeld's website. Several things are coming up. Last month we voted a first polling to pay "back rent" to St. Timothy's for letting us use their space. A motion for $1000 to be given to St. Timothy's was raised, seconded, and passed second polling. Sunday, November 2nd has been reserved from 1 pm to 6 pm at St. Timothy's for a work day (from 1-4p) and an Althing (from 4-6p), which will be a pitch-in. If you are an officer, consider what your budget needs are for next year and submit to Elisabetta. We'll be discussing the 2015 budget. If anyone can't make it the 2nd, the 9th would also be an option, but please let Ysabel know if you'd prefer it be moved. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for the food pantry at St. Timothy's.

Herald: We have a lot of Baronial Blue and Yellow linen, so if you've got a need for a sash or improving a bit of Baronial regalia, this is a good time to do it. Talk to Colette!

Chronicler: We had a July Star, we will have an August Star. Working on scanning the historical archives of the Star and getting them in a form that people can easily look at them.

Exchequer: We have $17923.95 in the bank after all Simple Day expenses have cleared. Does not include the $500 security deposit we should be getting back. Elisabetta's warrant expires in October. Saldis has stepped forward in interest in the position. She's currently training in it. A motion was raised to confirm Saldis as our exchequer from 2015 until her warrant expires (2 years) or when she chooses to step down. It was seconded and passed. Congrats to the new Exchequer and many thanks to Elisabetta for her service.

Property: Everything is still being moved to the new location soon.

Armored: Official transfer of office paperwork is ongoing.

His Royal Majesty, King Cameron of the Midrealm: Most of our loaner armor is quite old and starting to smell pretty bad. Body, arm, and leg harnessses could be replaced. HRM is requesting $500 to make 6 sets of loaner armor - 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large. Full harness sets. There was a motion raised to approve $500 for phase one of this project (described above). Motion was seconded, voted on, and passed. It will need to be polled on a second time.

Rapier: Rapier fighting happens.

Equestrian: Was a bit too far from the action at Simple Day. Practice is this Sunday.

Chirurgeon: No report.

Arts and Sciences: Duncan is interested in hearing what cool classes you took at Pennsic. BWTA will be the two year mark for his office - and it is recommended by the manual for his position that he only serve for two years, with an optional third year. The group polled and confirmed they'd like him to continue in the office through BWTA 2016. RUM is coming up - consider volunteering to teach at this event.

Dance: Thirty-five people came to Dance last Thursday. There were eight SCA people present. Garfield Park is renewing their interest for 2015. There will also be a modern English Country Dance starting on the opposite months of the historical one run by Colette.

Cooks and Bards: Will be this Sunday.

Ars Rustica: It's slaughtering time for Chickens!

Prize Czar: Prizes were given at Simple Day. Nothing else to report.

Simple Day: We made $2187.32 profit at Simple Day this year.

PPPPP: Thanks to Joan, Waldetrudis, and Wulfen.

BWTA: It's on the calendar. Need to submit deposit check. Been in touch with the regional MOAS. No response yet. Planning is ongoing. It will be at Hendricks County again.

Yule: Need a bid this month or next.

Simple Day: Need a bid by the November business meeting.

Riley Days Demo: May be happening. We'll see. October 2nd if it does. Waldetrudis following up.

Mistress Branwen Scholastica got several awards for her creations at the State Fair. Congratulations to her!

Toy Drop: It's going well. Might bring in new people. Check with new people to see how they found us.

Demos: If someone wants a demo, send them to the demo webpage and then to the Seneschal or Caristonia.

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcements for August 19, 2014

Business Meeting is Thursday at 7:00 PM. His Majesty will be attending and making a presentation, so let's be on our best behavior, okay? Also, if you have business for us to consider, please get details to Ysabel before morning so that she can post the agenda and accompanying materials on Wednesday.

Yule Court needs an event steward!

Our Exchequer's warrant expires in October. If you, like Saldis, would like to be Sternfeld's new exchequer, please let Ysabel know ASAP as we will begin polling this week so that we can fill the office before October ends. If you aren't sure if this is a job that suits you, chat with Elisabetta.

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcements for July 29, 2014

Visit this link to sign up for the Post Pennsic Picnic in the Park pitch-in dinner. PPPPP is on 8/12 at the same time and place as fighter practice, but under the pavilion near the pond.

We will meet for practice during Pennsic, and at least one marshal is planning to attend. Please wait for a marshal to arrive before you start fighting.

We need help finding new and evaluating old event sites - recent autocrats, go to this link to share information about recent sites. If you want to make some cold calls, please get in touch with sites in the Indy Metro area we've not used before to see what their pricing and terms are like. Princess Bride outing August 20th, 2014. See Saldis for details.

We were, in fact, smart enough to come in out of the rain.

Barony of Sternfeld Emergency Finance Committee Meeting Minutes for July 24, 2014

Immediately before Pennsic, an Emergency Finance Committee Meeting was required due to the discovery that the water filter unit for Camp Sternfeld was cracked (it was over 15 years old). A motion was made to allow $60 for a new filter unit, plus $12 each for two new inserts, totalling $84. The motion was seconded and passed by the Emergency Finance Committee in time for Pennsic.

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcements for July 23, 2014

Visit this link to sign up for the Post Pennsic Picnic in the Park pitch-in dinner. PPPPP is on 8/12 at the same time and place as fighter practice, but under the pavilion near the pond.

Ronan and Rois are collecting camp fees through next week.

Welcome to our new Herald, Colette, and our new Signet, Cerridwen.

We will meet for practice during Pennsic, and at least one marshal is planning to attend. Please wait for a marshal to arrive before you start fighting.

We need help finding new and evaluating old event sites - recent autocrats, go to this link to share information about recent sites. If you want to make some cold calls, please get in touch with sites in the Indy Metro area we've not used before to see what their pricing and terms are like.

Barony of Sternfeld Business Meeting Minutes for July 17, 2014

Baronage Report: Baronial Court at Pennsic will be Saturday, the 2nd of August at O'Dark Thirty. Cerridwynn nic Alister has been selected as the new Baronial Signet.

Seneschal: We haven't made a donation to St. Timothy's since early 2011. We use the site for Baronial Business Meetings and costumer's group meetings once a quarter. After some discussion, a motion was raised to donate $1000 dollars to St. Timothy's to make up for doing so for several years. Motion was seconded and passed. It will be polled on again at the August business meeting. A combination workday and Althing was discussed. The Seneschal is investigating options. Possible dates in early November being considered.

Chatelaine: Made $248 at Simple Day's garage sale. A email came in about Pennsic Camping which got routed to the camp moms. Send Caristonia donations for next year if you want.

Herald: Llewellyn is stepping down. Colette is interested in stepping up. A motion was raised and passed.

Chronicler: See my report in the Star.

Exchequer: Elisabetta's Exchequer warrant runs out at the end of October. Saldis has indicated interest. If you are interested, please contact the Seneschal and Elisabetta. As of the end of June, we had $17530.90. Once everything clears the bank from Simple Day, we will have a similar amount. Included in the agenda were several pages of details about how we've spent money in the last year.

Property Master: The biggest issue needing discussed is getting storage worked out. We've received an offer of free storage at a different location that is monitored by camera. Access after hours with one of the two SCAdians who work there is possible, as is access during the business day for individuals we designate. For insurance to work out right, we may have to rent the space for $1 a month. After a polling it was decided that this was a good idea and we are moving forward with it. There will be a moving day to move out of the current space after Pennsic.

Heavy: We have two new fighters.

Rapier: Things are normal.

Archery: Has been meeting regularly.

Equestrian: Did not meet in July due to two equestrian events in July. Simple Day went well but doesn't work well at that site. We should have two new Marshals by October. Next practice is in August.

Chirurgeon: No report this month.

Arts and Sciences: There were a few classes at Simple Day. Send reports of what Arts and Sciences activities you attend at Pennsic.

Dance: English Country is the 2nd Thursday in August.

Costumers: Does not meet in August due to Pennsic.

Web Minister: We have a website. See my report in the Star.

Lost and Found: We've got some nice Lost and Found items over two years old we cannot find the owners of. They may end up being prizes at a future event.

Crown Tournament: Final Reporting and a written Postmortem has been completed.

Simple Day: Simple Day was painless. Total count was just under 400 people. Most of the negatives she's heard are small. Thanks to everyone who made this event a success. A survey went out for postmortem. 110 Adults arrive Friday, 242 arrived Saturday, 8 children Friday and 30 children Sunday. Feast sold 75 seats, which left us short of expenses. Lunch was profitable and there were a lot of compliments. There was a concussion on the Heavy List. There were concerns that there were no pickles or oranges for the fighters.

Signage: Ronan passed around a sample sandwich board. He'd like to add making of these directional signs to be completed by BWTA.

PPPPP: A motion for a budget of $300 for PPPPP was raised, seconded, and passed.

BWTA: February 7th, 2015, Waldetrudis is the event steward. A second polling on the budget of $2500 passed. $150 budget for archery supplies and $50-100 budget for dancing supplies was freed up from elsewhere in the $2500 budget. The amount spent on the event will be lower if it isn't also Constellation Arts and Sciences Faire. Plans ongoing for Bardic and other things. Lunch and Feast are being planned. The Golden Jubilee/Valentine's Day may be the theme. A reservation check needs to be sent to the Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds to hold the date.

Simple Day 2015: We need a bid by November's business meeting for July 10th through July 12th, 2015.

Event Sites: We need to find new event sites that work if possible.

Demos: Possibility of doing demos, including Riley Days again was discussed.

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcements for 07/15/2014

Visit this link to sign up for the Post Pennsic Picnic in the Park pitch-in dinner. Thanks to Dame Joan for being our last-minute event steward!

Pennsic is very soon--please pay heed to Ronan and Rois for instructions on paying camp fees, providing tent dimensions, etc.

We have one volunteer so far for the vacant Herald office, Colette, and will poll at the July business meeting. We also need a new Baronial Signet. Grainne and Cerridwen have stepped forward--this is not a polled office. Their Excellencies are accepting counsel from the populace to aid in their decision.

Thank you for putting on a Simple Day where nothing imploded or exploded and paperwork was at a minimum. Waivers are off in the mail, and event reporting is proceeding apace--if you need reimbursement for an event expense, please bring receipts to Moira and Elisabetta ASAP.

I was particularly impressed this weekend by our lunch crew and our new location for lunch--and I heard compliments from all over that tell me I'm not alone. The event stewards have more specific thanks and they have the floor.

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcements for 07/09/2014

See announcements for 07/02/2014 - They are the same!

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcments for 07/02/2014

Visit http://vols.pt/8bJa6y to sign up for the Post Pennsic Picnic in the Park pitch-in dinner. Thanks to Dame Joan for being our last-minute event steward!
We have one volunteer so far for the vacant Herald office, Colette, and will poll at the July business meeting. We also need a new Baronial Signet. Grainne and Cerridwen have stepped forward--this is not a polled office. Their Excellencies are accepting counsel from the populace to aid in their decision.
Simple Day is right around the corner. Please consider giving 1 hour of your time during the event--right now, we are verylow on volunteers in every department, and the event cannot function without your help! Also, there will be a gate class this evening and next week.
There will be a "garage sale" at Simple Day to benefit Gold Key--please donate your extra stuff to the cause. There will also be a toy swap and lunch play date for kids and Ysabel would love for you to participate. She also needs a batch of cupcakes for the kids who attend, preferably something boxed-mixy to offset the whole grain, hidden veggie sweets she's making.
If you need prizes, Grainne will be out of town in July. You should arrange to get your prizes tonight! Ysabel is gathering largesse for the royalty gift baskets this week and next, so if you have items to include, please bring them!
Please review the new policies regarding youth posted recently. To clarify, the KMOY acknowledges the policy as written but highly recommends our warranted youth MOYs-at-large ensure that 1 person have a background check whenever youth activities are running concurrently and in different places. Those who were considering pursuing MOY-at-large status should proceed as planned. Let Ysabel know if there are any questions.

Barony of Sternfeld Fighter Practice Announcements for 06/25/2014

Visit THIS LINK to sign up for Post Pennsic Picnic in the Park. Thanks to Dame Joan for being our last-minute event steward!

We have one volunteer so far for the vacant Herald office, Colette, and will poll at the July business meeting. We also need a new Baronial Signet. Grainne and Cerridwen have stepped forward--this is not a polled office. Their Excellencies are accepting counsel from the populace to aid in their decision.

Simple Day is right around the corner. If you have items for the schedule, please send those to Antonio ASAP and copy Moira Eiriksdottir. And please consider giving 1 hour of your time during the event--right now, we are low on volunteers in every department, and the event cannot function without your help!

If you need prizes, Grainne will be out of town in July. You must arrange to get your prizes soon!

Barony of Sternfeld Emergency Finance Committee Meeting Minutes for June 19, 2014

Due to the need for Johann to be able to purchase food for the feast for Simple Day (which is before the next business meeting), the emergency finance committee met and passed a second polling on the motion to approve a budget of $800 for Simple Day feast.


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