October 2021 Baronial Business Meeting

South Downs Baronial Business Meeting

06 October 2021, Time: 1932


Notes submitted by Signora Aelia Bassina, South Downs Chronicler.


Lady Bú Feiyan called the August meeting to order. Our Seneschal, Master Nikoslav Mikolaevich , greeted the populace joining the Zoom meeting. Nikoslav read the Kingdom Anti-Bullying statement.

Officers Reports

Seneschal, (Master Nikoslav Mikolaevich)

  • The BOD has issued a Vaccine/Negative testing statement starting on October 8th.
  • The home test will not be accepted.
  • There will need to be at least one person at troll that will check vaccination/testing status as their sole job at troll.
  • Click here for the announcement.
  • Approval was received to get a new tub to hold the baronial pavilion.

Herald (Lady Bú Feiyan)

  • Looking for a deputy.
  • Need voice heralds for Castle Wars.

Knight Marshal (Lady Mairghread Wilson)

  • Beginning this Sunday 10/10/2021, Proof of vaccination (2nd shot – no later than 2 wks prior) or Negative Covid test within 72 hrs (Dated no earlier than noon on Thursday the week of).  
  • This applies to fighters as well as spectators of any age.
  • Event is defined in Corpora as any official SCA activity (Event, Demo, Practice, Mtg, etc)
  • Masks are still required for now.
  • Upcoming practice considerations:
    • 10/31/2021 – Coronation – No practice unless other Marshal coverage (also Holiday)
    • 11/7/2021 – Conjuration – Possible demo?
    • 11/14/2021 – Crown Lyst – No practice unless other Marshal coverage
    • 11/21/2021 – Castle Wars – NO practice
    • 11/28/2021 – Thanksgiving – Practice

Rapier Marshal (Captain Brendan de Hay)

  • Practices have been happening, Sunday afternoons at Liane Levetan Park in Dunwoody, concurrent with Armored fighter practice. 
  • Numbers are low, but understandably so in the current weather and public health environment.
  • Castle Wars planning is in progress. 
    • Queen’s Champion Tournament in the morning, melee activity in the afternoon. 
    • More info to come.

Live Weapons (Mistress Mara Palmer)

  • Nothing to report.

Reeve (Mistress Alessandra Giovanna Fioravanti & La Onesta Signore Justina di Silvestri)

  • Nothing to report

Quartermaster (Master Ximon Martillo de Cordoba

  • Nothing to report.. we have stuff

Chatelaine (Lord Nikon Dawidowicz)

  • We had a new person join us last week, Jasmine!

Demo Deputy (Lady Bú Feiyan)

  • Nothing to report

Arts & Sciences (THL Alisandre de la Chapelle)

  • We’re planning a mostly virtual A&S comp for CW on the theme of “commerce & trade” since the theme of CW is Open for Business.  Make something that would have been sold/traded be it local market Faire or down the Silk Road and tell who would have made it and who would have bought it.  
  • Prizes TBD.  
  • If anyone wants to offer a prize for a specific subcategory (ie woven item?  Item that traveled the Silk Road? Things like that) please talk to Rhi and I

Provost (Daegam Soong Myeong-Su)

  • Class this month is Site Heraldry with Baron Kalbardr

Chronicler (Signora Aelia Bassina)

  • Still looking for a deputy. Please let me know if anyone is interested.

Social Media Minister (Lady Isabella Parr

  • Nothing to report

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (DEI), (Vidushi Mewadi Margavati Bai & Lily of South Downs)

  • Lady Lily will be leading a discussion on extra-European scribal

Webminister (Lady Zhelana Vovkivna & HE Piers Simmons)

  • Canceled Red Tower
  • Changed fighter practice location
  • Added vaccination/testing policy to fighter practice page

Minister of Children (Lady Una Ulfrdottir)

  • Nothing report

Their Excellencies, (Master Wistric Oftun & Mistress Sunneva de Cleia)

  • 9 Lives Tourney is being hosted by our cousins to the west at the regional fighter practice this weekend; participate if you can; donate if you can (link shared on Baronial Facebook group)
  • Please send award recommendations for Castle Wars – Baronial Court will be at noon with the Royal Court. 
  • We have a new head retainer, Annelisa Wolf (mka Rebecca Scott). If you’re interested in retaining (either participating or learning more about it), reach out to her or her deputy, Justina. 
  • Baronial Pavilion Tub
    • Two options ($40 45gal. w/ wheels. $70 70gal. w/ wheels). 
    • Red one (45 gal.) should work but requested Barony allocate for the higher price ($70 plus tax) in case it’s needed.

SCA Business

  • Ximon
    • Castle Wars is coming!
    • McIntosh Reserve is in Georgia and near Carrolton. We went out there and the site looks good.
    • We are getting a flyer together and create the Facebook page/Website
    • We are going to need to do:
      • Looking for volunteers
      • People to help set up/take down the castle
      • No feast, no fundraiser
      • Help loading the trailer
    • There will be a South Downs encampment
    • No ground fires!
    • The signal is not very good out at the site, so it may not be able to be live-streamed. We will be looking into recording court and uploading it after the event.
    • There is no schedule yet.
    • More information will be available for the November Business Meeting.
  • Ximon
    • Next Wednesday is project night.
  • Ælfric
    • Will we have live weapons for Castle Wars?
      • Nikoslav: We will speak with Mara regarding that.
  • Emelina
    • Now that we have this vaccination check in place, are we going to have meetings in person again?
      • Wistric: We will need to see if we can get the old meeting spot. We would like to hear from people regarding this, informally. We may need to wait until after we get our Castle Wars money.
      • Nikoslav: I’m going to email the kingdom Seneschal and see if there has been any decision on indoor gatherings.
    • Since we already have outside fighter practice, can we do the meetings then as well?
      • Wistric: We can look into that.
  • Wistric
    • Midwinter is coming up. If you would be interested in autocratic that, please let us know.

The business meeting was closed @ 2032.

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