March 2022 Business/A&S Meeting

Location: Zoom because of illness

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

New potential site -Antique Acres: $100 for Friday, $200 per day over the weekend, $100 cleaning deposit, nice free dumpster

The main building is roughly the size of the old green feast hall at the Fairgrounds, 60-75 seats. The kitchen area is great. There’s a “light” kitchen perfect for inn. Behind it is the “big” kitchen which has a huge commercial refrigerator, big stove, lots of stainless steel counters and sinks. Roasters, coffee makers, towels free to use. It has one stall each inside-handicap-accessible bathrooms. More bathrooms outside. No glitter allowed.

Unfortunately, this is the only fully enclosed building available. There is a small children’s toy storage/play area and a medium-sized open-sided picnic pavilion. Big camping area has electrical ($20/day) and tent sites ($10/day). Another big open area for fighting/archery/camping.


“Our” weekend is their power show, and then the weekends before and after are set-up and take-down.

Only first weekends of April and May is booked. All of June is booked. Only the middle weekend of July is booked. And August is the power show.

We note there is a rumor Melon Wars’ might be a challenge this year, so an emergency back-up event might be nice. So Gida will confirm if that weekend is free, and William will touch base with Flynthill’s seneschal to find out what we might be able to do to help.

February 2022 Business Meeting

9 February, First United Methodist Church

Attending: William, Juliana, Gobban, Rune, Tatiana, Sophia, Ben, Sifrid, Sofya.

Chatelaine: no news of demos, not going to worry about Hampton school this year.

MOY: going to help at Page School at Gulf Wars.

Herald: we have lots of room for new heraldry.

Chronicler: he hasn’t gotten enough submissions for a newsletter yet

Web Minister: our website is up, the officer emails have been transitioned to kingdom control.

Archery: no news on the indoor archery shoot this winter yet, hoping for the 20th but hasn’t heard back yet. We have bows and arrows – make sure your arrow tips are secure and reset.

Next month’s business meeting would be while people are traveling to Gulf Wars, so we vote to combine it with the A&S meeting.

Next month’s A&S will be carving fabric stamps. The one after will be stamping with the stamps.

Possible site: Antique Acres by Janesville? Their Power Weekend would be the weekend of our event.

December 2021 Business Meeting

8 December, First United Methodist Church

Attending: William, Juliana, Berndt, Sifrid, Sofya, Tatiana, Randall, Avelyn, Gobban, Gwynn, Tiernen, Dara

Chatelaine: no new demos, no new members.

Chronicler: get me articles if you want a newsletter in January – photos, articles (and officers reports).

Herald: we have names and heraldry, working on CJ’s name, Brodhir Hertvigssen (or maybe another byname).

Archery; no new news, we’ve got bows and arrows.

Event Site; Juliana toured the possible site that Jute found by Floyd, but it’s “no alcohol” and we aren’t guaranteed the whole site to ourselves. And the handicap bathroom is the janitor’s closet. And they’re not sure they can let us cook with their permit. Otherwise, the site is great.

A&S Ideas: painting preprints, Cooking through History videos.

October 2021 Business Meeting

13 October 2021, Methodist Church

Attending: William, Juliana, Noname, Avelyn, Randall, Tatiana, Rune, Sifrid, Sofya

Chatelaine: nothing new and exciting, demos few and far between with Covid.

MoY: there is a brand new Kingdom MoY, nothing new otherwise.

Exchequer: we have two checks out… one of the guilty parties is reminded. Nothing new.

Chronicler: if he gets enough material, he’ll put together a newsletter – hopefully in January.

Herald: we have heraldry, and names, and things.

Web Minister: the web page is still up. He hasn’t heard anything lately about the new officer email situation.

Seneschal: the new Society Covid policy is being considered at Kingdom, please review it and share your thoughts with Galen, Kingdom Seneschal.

Jutte lets us know she was just diagnosed with leukemia and will start chemo next week, so she won’t be at any meetings or events for awhile with her immune system. Juliana can get anything to her that we need to.

September 2021 Business Meeting

8 September 2021, Methodist Church

Attending: William, Juliana, Noname, Avelyn, Randall, Tatiana, Rune, Sofya, Jute, Gobban, Gwyn.

Webminster: renewing the domain registration due this month, new officer email addresses, populace emails would be nice to keep

Archery: we had a nice practice at the Unfaire with about 6 archers.

Exchequer: we got to deposit $50 from the Free Will at the event. Stasi is going to try to get her receipts for the event food turned in at A&S since she’s not feeling well today.

Chatelaine: she’s been in contact with someone in Waterloo originally from Northshield, so there might be two fighter-types there for Gobban to play with.

Herald: no new heraldry, check out your wiki page on the wiki and update as desired. Send me any images you want added. Gobban’s friend, Rothr [sic].

Chronicler: planning for an issue in January since he doesn’t have enough stuff for an issue yet.

A&S: this month work on our calontiri wiki pages. Next month, maybe work on our shield tree and/or canvas banners, in future since the church has internet and a big screen we can watch historical videos and movies.

The Seneschal and MoY will absent for the Business Meeting since they took time off for Gulf Wars, they’re going to take advantage and be out of town.

August 2021 Business Meeting Notes

11 August, Methodist Church

Attending: William, Juliana, Gutorn/William, Cassi, Henry, Rune, Tatiana, Sifrid, Sofya, Brigida, Branwell (Gida’s page), Gobban, Gwynhwyvar.

We have a lovely new room/site to meet. For free! Thanks to Rune.

Webminister: We have a webpage and he will make updates as needed. Current Shire forwarding emails are going away, and all officers will be required to transition to Google accounts and they discourage email forwarding for security reasons.

Archery: We have bows. We have arrows. We have targets. We have axes and knives.

MOY: Needs to update her background check. Now that we have some children.

Chatelaine: we had a nice handful of people for National Night Out. Vincent from Axed Root come up with his stuff. There was one teenage girl who was really interested, but we’ll see. We were lacking in space for fighting in the new site. Displays and attendance were down from years past, esp. since it was opposite the fair.

Chronicler: we will have newsletter someday. He needs photos and articles from National Night Out, etc.

Herald: we have names and coats of arms. We have nothing in the submission pipeline, but we can always do heraldic wills and such.

The Unfaire:

We’ll be cooking over campfires, sharing food. We’ll have games: Kubb, Goose, Shut the Box…

Stasi is looking at recipes and making plans.

Potluck noon inn, then cooking demo/sampling/grazing supper. Juliana is bringing her A-frame, some runzas. Brigida is bringing cheese. Stasi has lingonberry juice.

Cooks have to be masked and gloved, portioning with avoidance of shared touching.

Planning to go to Lime Creek archery range in the early afternoon – 1:30 or 2 pm. Gobban to bring some 3D targets, etc.

We may need to go through/replenish Inn supplies. We vote to reimburse Juliana and Stasi for reasonable food/supply expenses.

June 2021 Business Meeting

June 9, East Park Shelter

Present: William, Juliana, Gobban, Gwynhwyvar, Brigida, Berndt, Sifrid, Sofya.

Chatelaine: still hasn’t heard anything official on National Night Out. She has given Vincent a heads-up on the date in case he wants to come again.

Archery: we have bows and arrows. He’s noticed that the local archery clubs are getting going with some competitions with 3D targets. Waverly had a walk-through range which was fun.

Herald: no new submissions.

Chronicler: nothing new.

Exchequer: sends message that we have money, no new expenses.

Event: Juliana finally got in touch with someone from the Geneva Market, but no decision, yet. They still don’t seem to understand what we need, so she’s working on that for next year.

Webminister: Juliana is getting about 15 spam message/day at the chateleine email address, so would like some help with that.

May 2021 Business Meeting

12 May 2021, East Park at the southwest picnic shelter

Berndt, Brigida, Juliana, William, Avelyn, Randall, Sifrid, Sofya, Gobban, Gwynhwyvar.

A&S: unable to be present due to work schedule. With regret, for that reason, Stasi feels she needs to step down from the position. If the weather is conducive, we plan to have an outdoor A&S at the picnic shelter: games/ hand projects.

Chatelaine: National Night is to be on its usual Tuesday, August 3rd.

Exchequer: we have the same amount of money as we did last time.

Herald: the broadened scope of the SCA, any pre-1600 culture, applies to Heraldry.

Archery Marshal: we have bows, arrows, targets. He’s been meaning to get official practices going but between the weather and his schedule, it’s not working out.

Event Site: Juliana is still trying to get ahold of Geneva, but she’s got the phone number of a mother. There is a proposal to have an Unfaire again this year, which seems agreeable to the group. Will have to be careful about how we do food. Gida mentions the Osage archery range and it’s building where we had our 2nd event as a possibility, too.

Un-Lilies: the usual dates, at the Shell Rock, garb optional, not an event so can share food.

April 2021 Business Meeting

14 April 2021, Zoom meeting

Exchequer: we still have all our money. No new expenditures or income.

Herald: Gida’s badge passed with a Nice Badge! comment.

Web Minister: We have a website. It will be updated when there is stuff going on to update.

Chatelaine: There is supposed to be National Night Out on August 3rd. Hopefully. She’s still trying to get information from Geneva.

Chronicler: Nothing to report, nothing to put in the newsletter.

Lilies Substitute: we’re thinking of informally camping at the Shell Rock like last year, covid permitting. Dates being double-checked.

March 2021 Business Meeting

10 March 2021, Zoom meeting

Chatelaine: we have no events and no demos yet with Covid-19.

Exchequer: we have no new transactions.

Chronicler: there still isn’t anything to publish.

Web Minister: we have a website and it is working as far as he knows.

Archery Marshal: we have arrows and we have bows. And we are sure that everyone checked their tips as recommended last visit. William is still looking for a spot/date to get us an indoor winter shoot.

Herald: Gida’s punny badge is still in proofreading at Laurel, hopefully to be published in a month or two. The Virtual Heralds Point was a great success with approx. 80 heralds helping around 300 clients with about 600 submissions from around the Known World. We’re hoping to do it again later this year.

Geneva event site – still not getting back to us about details and fees, but working on it.