January 2021 Baronial Business Meeting

13 January 2021, Time: 1931


Notice: Due to the events that occurred at the Capitol Building on 06 January 2021, the normal Baronial Business Meeting was rescheduled to 13 January 2021.


Notes submitted by Signora Aelia Bassina, South Downs Chronicler.


THL Lucien d’Artois called the January meeting to order. Our Seneschal, THL Juliane de Vivonne, greeted the populace joining the Zoom meeting. Juliane read the Kingdom Anti-Bullying statement.

Officers Reports

Herald (THL Lucien d’Artois)

  • Not a whole lot this month

  • We did have two award recipients.

  • Last month, we got a new laurel, Mistress Veronica!

Knight Marshal (Lady Mairghread Wilson)

  • On the armor side of the house. There was a request to borrow armor for a photoshoot. We officially declined due to COVID. However, unofficially, if someone wanted to loan their armor and take care of cleaning, that would be on them.

  • Penfeathers is looking for submissions. If any of our youth would like to submit something. That would be artwork or an article. The contact for that would be Jennifer Harrington.

Rapier Marshal (Captain Brendan de Hay)

  • Nothing new to report.

Live Weapons (Mistress Mara Palmer)

  • Nothing new to report

Reeve (Mistress Alessandra Giovanna Fioravanti)

  • We have money. We finally got paid for Midwinter. There was a problem with the mail. We have $8,443.00. We will have enough money to pay for the storage unit to pay for the rest of the year.

  • The Red Tower event is already paid for.

Quartermaster (THL Lucien d’Artois)

  • We have stuff. It’s in the storage unit.

Chatelaine (Lord Nikon Dawidowicz)

  • Not a whole lot to report.

  • I started a Tik Toc account for personal use. I created a secondary account for SCA. I will see what comes of it. It will be informational/entertainment.

Demo Deputy (Lady Bú Feiyan)

  • No demos currently scheduled. 

  • I am working out where I can schedule things.

Arts & Sciences (THL Alisandre de la Chapelle)

  • It is the beginning of Q1.

  • Please fill out the A&S sheet!

  • I would like to introduce my deputy!


  • Nothing to report

Chronicler (Signora Aelia Bassina)

  • I am behind on the Quarterly Newsletter due to real life. However, I plan to have it ready by the end of this weekend. If anyone has any last-minute articles, I would gladly accept them.

Social Media Minister (HE Emelina le Nourreys)

  • The Kingdom has been getting a lot more zoom bombers.

    • I believe that the Barony is protected

    • Please do not post anything in public places and use the waiting rooms.

    • We’ve got some new followers.

Webminister (Zhelana Vovkivna)

  • Webminister report – I stepped up on the first. 

  • Since then we have given the kingdom admin access to the site but I still don’t have admin access myself. 

  • Added Laurel to Veronica’s DP page

  • Updated to 2021

  • Added a note that all events are on hold.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (DEI), (Vidushi Mewadi Margavati Bai)

  • I have been working hard to get some DEI classes lined up.

    • I’ve created a Google Calendar as they get scheduled.

    • We have the first two months already set up.

      • The first month is really just informational and resources.

      • The first one is on inauguration day, so keep in mind things may be a bit tumultuous. 

      • Majda will be teaching in February.

      • We are going to try and bring in one of the silent heralds. 

      • I would like to include a young person in the SCA

      • We would like to have a class on SCA on a budget.

      • I’ve asked Justina to teach a class on behalf of the Courtesans’ Guild.

Their Excellencies, Master Wistric Oftun & Mistress Sunneva de Cleia

  • We don’t have anything particular

  • We are looking forward to MidWinter.

  • Y’all are the best barony in the whole world!

Minister of Children (Lady Una Ulfrdottir)

  • Nothing to report

Seneschal, (THL Juliane de Vivonne)

  • Thank you for being flexible. It has been a stressful week. It’s okay to not be okay. 

  • I want to emphasize that we don’t do outside political stuff during official SCA stuff

  • I want to talk about Red Tower.

    • We all know that Gulf Wars has been moved to out weekend

    • Don’t despair!

    • There are a few things being considered. 

      • Not official! We have had an offer to combine with another group.

        • There are pros and cons. The biggest being that it would be two weeks before Castle Wars

        • Because they are a small group, we would do most of the heavy lifting

        • That means we would have two events without any money coming in right away since it takes a couple of weeks from PayPal

      • We may be able to do it on our old weekend in September.

        • It may not end up being a physical event

        • It will be decided this month.

        • This is our best-case scenarios

        • The downside is that it is very hot that weekend.

      • We can also roll Red Town and Castle Wars into one event

        • Not a good choice as one is a melee event and the other is a tournament

  • The kingdom is making some changes to the website structures

    • Pietro is no longer our Webminister

      • He is amazing!

SCA Business

  • Raven

    • Yes, we are doing MidWinter this year. It will be on  Feb 6th. 

    • It will also be lasting over to Feb 7th for the elevation and court.

    • We are looking at doing some evening activities. We are working with the HomeComing crew as their event is on the same night. They will be adding some rooms for us. Keep your eyes open for that information.

    • On Saturday, there will be classes. If you are interested in teaching a class, please talk to Lady Alisandre. There is a google form on the event page.

    • Master Lorenzo is running our regional faire.

    • There will be a subtlety showcase for cooks who can show their food in disguise. 

    • Juliane and Lucien are sponsoring a prize. They are focusing on extra-European. The prize is a set of teacups.

    • There is no theme this year.

    • Emelina will be handling the advertising.

  • Bu

    • At demos, I normally have a banner for the Barony. Would it be okay if I flew something like that for Meriedies?

      • We would need to get permission.

      • We also have banners that have the badges for the Barony.

  • Margavati

    • Tammy’s vigil will be having her vigil on the first day of MidWinter. 

    • I have created a FB group for updates.

The business meeting was closed @ 2016.

The next business meeting will be held on 03 February 2021, 1930, Zoom Meeting.