June 2023 Business/A&S Meeting

28 June 2023, First Methodist Church, Mason City, IA

Attending: William, Juliana, Avelyn, Brigida, Sifrid, Sofya, Gobban, Stasi

Old Event Stuff: Juliana found the Shire’s old walkie talkies in their storage, so we vote to have Juliana make sure they’re functional and donate them to the Restore if they’ll take them.

Chateleine: hasn’t heard anything on National Night Out, and if it’s in the hockey arena again, its less-than-ideal.

A&S Minister: Stasi is taking the job back! She’d like to work on largesse projects at the meetings.

Lilies: weather was great, needing the cloaks a couple of nights! But two ice trucks died, so Paradise got some extra business.

New Event Stuff: Stasi got the feast gear loaned to Simone, including one coffee pot. We’ll need one for the inn. Juliana is working on runzas and will need extra freezer space. She also got the recipe for the pickled vegetables from Michael the Wanderer’s vigil (Gida volunteers to play with her vinegars to help). Stasi’s working on soups. Our crown is coming, and at least the Queen of Northshield is coming.

2023 May Supplemental Business Meeting

24 May, First Methodist Church, Mason City, IA

Attending: William, Juliana, Sifrid, Sofya, Gida, Stasi,

Event Business:

Villa Frumentaria has found a site for their first event: the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg. The new prices total $800 b/c their renting different parts separately. We vote to approve the price and the 50% deposit.

Avelyn to make Troll official.

Gida to help with Heralds Point and Troll (?).

Sofya helping the event steward.

Simone is doing feast, so we will offer to do Friday night stones soup and maybe also Inn (Juliana).

May 2023 Business Meeting

10 May 2023, First Methodist Church, Mason City, IA

Attending: Nohahme, Avelyn, William, Juliana, Sifrid, Sofya, Torquil (Zoom), Jory (Zoom), Gobban, Gwyn, Gida, Stasi

Chatelaine: no demos.

Chronicler: no submissions, no newsletter

Exchequer: we have money.

Archery: we have bows and arrows. We had a nice little fighter practice last weekend. There is open shooting at the Waverly Archery Club on Saturday, if not going to Deodar’s event. Lots of thrown weapons at the event, but no archery.

Herald: nothing new for our group members. Gobban wants a badge. Villa Frumentaria’s name and device passed with the comment “nice cant” (cant = heraldic pun on a coat of arms).

Deputy Webminister: William got an email about renewing our domain name, but it’s from the kingdom web host. Sofya will investigate.

August Event Sponsorship: Torquil reports that the fair board met and their contact had their list of questions to ask, but they haven’t heard yet what was decided. The weekend is presumably available, otherwise the discussion wouldn’t have gotten this far. They will check on archery in city limits and let us know as soon as contracts need to be co-signed, and deposits need to be paid (also insurance certificates, Mews flyers). Loch Meadonach had events there, but no one here apparently went.

Sewing Party on May 20th: at the Park House in Mason City, lots of space, lots of outlets, pot luck snacking (Gida’s cheese, etc.), bring-your-own-beverage, crash space/camping space available.

April 2023 Business Meeting

12 April 2023; First Methodist Church, Mason City, IA

Attending: William, Juliana, Stasi, Gida, Berndt, Sofya, Sifrid, Gobban, Gwyn

Chatelaine: no new demos.

MoY: haven’t heard from Kingdom if our background checks have expired yet.

Herald: we have some promotions from Gulf Wars, we have new combined A&S orders that will need new names and badges, so if you have ideas, please send them to the Kingdom A&S Officer.

Deputy Webminister: we have a webpage, no major changes. The Calontiri Wiki may be going official.

Archery: we have bows and arrows. Some of us have things to throw. The newly retired want archery practices. William sees that Mohawk archery range is mostly shooting on Sundays.

Chronicler: we’ll have an issue when we have enough submissions.

Sewing party:

Upcoming Events:

Sewing Party: since the Osage site is booked, we’ll have the sewing/project party at the Park House on May 20th-21st. Potluck food, garb optional, crash space available.

Deodar games event May 13th, no archery except thrown weapons. Stasi has offered to do inn, if the other option falls through.

March 2023 Business/A&S Meeting

22 March 2023; First Methodist Church, Mason City, IA

Attending: William, Juliana, Avelyn, Randall, Stasi, Sifrid, Sofya, Gida, Gobban, Gwyn

Sewing Party: Maybe April 22nd? Gida will check on the reservation.

Movie time: Richard III

February 2023 Business Meeting

8 February 2023, First Methodist Church, Mason City, Iowa

Attending: Brigida, William, Juliana, Stasi, Sifrid, Sofya, Gwyn, Gobban

Chatelaine: there’s an opportunity to do a demo at Rod Con at UNI on April 1st. Juliana will look into details.

Archery: we have bows and arrows. Indoor winter shoot has to wait until the big archery club indoor shoot is done this month.

Chronicler: we will have a newsletter eventually. Soon.

Exchequer: not present. No major budget changes.

Herald: we have names and devices.

A&S: we decided not to vote Stasi back into the office at her first meeting back from retirement. Next meeting will be the video about finding Richard III.

Event News: we have our site reserved for 2024 and they were so happy with us, they’re not requiring a deposit. The 4th weekend this year is still available, but we think we want to stick with the Unfaire on the 3rd weekend.

January 2023 Business Meeting

January 11th, 2023; First Methodist Church, Mason City, Iowa

Attending: Juliana, William, Brigida, Avelyn, Randall, Sofya, Sifrid, Gwyn, Gobban.

Chatelaine: nothing new going on.

Herald: we have stuff, there’s room for more.

Webminister (seneschal): our old emails no longer work, so officers will have to set up new Google emails through the Seneschal

Exchequer: we have money.

Archery: we have bows and arrows. Winter shoot still in the works pending the archery club finishing their 3D shoots, etc. maybe sneak something in later this month on a Sunday. Be sure to reset your tips for the year.

Chronicler: he has some entries for the Parade, so get your last-minutes stuff in. And officer reports.

A&S Meeting: this month – video on the finding of Richard III’s body in a parking lot. Was the Tudor villain really a hunchback?

Holiday Party: February 4th at 6 pm, at Park House, potluck, festive garb, bring a $10-20 SCA-ish gift for the gift exchange.

November 2022 Business Meeting

9 November 2022, First Methodist Church, Mason City, Iowa

Attending: William, Juliana, Sifrid, Sofya, Avelyn, Brigida, Berndt, Gobban, Gwynhwyvar

MOY: She went to her first CalonCon in years. We have an enthusiastic new Kingdom MoY, although the attendance was light for the meeting, so a good chance for rebuilding.

Chateleine: no new demos. No new plans.

Chronicler: no submissions = no newsletter.

Herald: no new submissions.

Deputy Web Minister: they want all group pages to be transitioning to hosting on the calontir web hosting, and all officers to transition to calontir email addresses.

Exchequer: we have money. CalonCon was boring.

Archery Marshal: he loves his pouch. We have bows and arrows. The Archery Marshal Handbook is being updated (Juliana helping), and there is going to be a new report format.

A&S: no meetings in November or December because of the holidays.

Event Sites: Grafton Community Center would work for a Queen’s Prize – community room for judges, and old office for privy chamber, but already booked for our August date. Rock Falls Fun Days is also our weekend. Charles City Fairgrounds – still can’t reserve the whole site. Carpenter Community Center – Gida will check on that and their kitchen situation. Northwood Fairgrounds reasonable price – need to make sure it’s exclusive use, alcohol only if it’s free.

Possible Joint Event Site: Oneota Lodge County Park in Clay County – log building, kitchen, large open grounds, $175/day = Spring Fling?

Holiday Party – Juliana needs to put her time in, so… February 4th at the Sifrid and Sofya’s Dacha.

October 2022 Business Meeting

12 October 2022, First Methodist Church, Mason City, IA

Attending in Person: Juliana, Sifrid, Sofya, Gwyn, Gobban, TT. Virtually: William, Torquil, Jory, Camden, Ronin.

Chatelaine: There isn’t much for demos. She’s going to see if Hampton wants to get demos going again. We have a new member at the meeting tonight.

Chronicler: He didn’t get any articles for the Parade, so he’ll take what he can get when he gets it.

Archery Marshall: we have bows and arrows. William will start thinking about the annual indoor archery shoot.

Exchequer: resting at home after flu shot.

Herald: Villa Frumentaria submitted a bunch of stuff at Coronation.

Webminister: seneschal has been bothered about the quarterly reports that we didn’t know we were supposed to be doing. Nor reporting to the Kingdom Social Media Officer.

Old business: none.

A&S Meeting: Juliana has an interesting leather pouch pattern we can start on and finish them at home. And we can watch a video on Richard III or Jacobean farming (Tales from the Green Valley) while we work.

2023 Event Dates: Grafton is free from 25-27 (against Cattle Raids). And we can book our usual dates for 2024 right now. We don’t know if it would be available on Melon Wars weekend or if that weekend is free.

We discuss with the Villa Frumentaria group options for a new interkingdom Armageddon-style event in the spring.

We also discuss demos and getting the Le Grand Tente area going again to fill that gap in the state. Jory says she is bored and wants to set up demos.

September 2022 Business Meeting Notes

September 14th, First Methodist Church, Mason City, IA

Attending: William, Juliana, Brigida, Berndt, Avelyn, Zina, Sifrid, Sofya

Event Planning: Our traditional weekend is already reserved at Grafton. Maybe the weekend after since we never go to Cattle Raids anyway. We suggest William check on that. Brigida confirms as Feast Steward. Sofya confirms as Event Steward.

Chatelaine: nothing new, nothing much going on for activities.

Archery: no one got hurt at the event, everyone wanted to free shoot, nobody lost their arrows. Similar for the thrown weapons.

Exchequer: we have a little more money, reports were sent on time.

Chronicler: if we want a newsletter, get articles in. Include Lilies stuff.

Herald: we have names and devices and some new awards!

Deputy Webminister: Our domain was renewed for the year.