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December 2020 Baronial Business Meeting

South Downs Baronial Business Meeting

02 December 2020, Time: 1931

Notes submitted by Signora Aelia Bassina, South Downs Chronicler.

Lady Bú Feiyan called the December meeting to order. Our Seneschal, THL Juliane de Vivonne, greeted the populace joining the Zoom meeting. Juliane read the Kingdom Anti-Bullying statement.

Welcome and it’s nice to see everyone still here!

Officers Reports

Herald (THL Lucien d’Artois)

  • Nothing new to report.

Knight Marshal (Lady Mairghread Wilson)

  • Nothing new to report.

Rapier Marshal (Captain Brendan de Hay)

  • Roughly nothing new to report.
    • We had an online event recently. 
    • It was well received, but lacking in participation.
    • This format may be used in the future.

Live Weapons (Mistress Mara Palmer)

  • Nothing new to report

Reeve (Mistress Alessandra Giovanna Fioravanti)

  • No new updates

Quartermaster (THL Lucien d’Artois)

  • We have stuff.

Chatelaine (Lord Nikon Dawidowicz)

  • No new updates to new people stuff.

Demo Deputy (Lady Bú Feiyan)

  • No demos

Arts & Sciences (THL Alisandre de la Chapelle)

  • We have A&S
  • There is a virtual colegium of scent, perfume, and cosmetics that will be happening this weekend. I will post it on the barony page.
  • There’s a Virtual Islamic Arts this weekend. It’s on the KoM page.
  • There are free virtual classes in Islamic and Indian miniature painting.
  • Welcome to Tammy, she is taking on the role of Provost. She will be handling RUM registration and class sign-ups.

Chronicler (Signora Aelia Bassina)

  • It’s almost the end of the quarter. If you have an article that you would like to see in the Baronial Newsletter, please submit it to me ASAP.

Social Media Minister (HE Emelina le Nourreys)

  • All is well.
  • We have 4 new followers on FaceBook, IG has a total of 319 followers.

Webminister (Captain Pietro di Conti)

  • Submitted quarterly report to Kingdom Webminister.
  • Updated baronial awards for Lucien, Isabetta, Kál-Bárðr, Cellach, and Zoe.

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

  • Class this month is a Holiday Social. We just want to talk about different traditions for personas.
  • I have a deputy now, it’s Lady Lily!
  • I am working on ways to add subtitles to things for people that can’t hear well. I am working with Kingdom and Society for a solution. We have some options that we are going to try out. It’s an ongoing process.

Their Excellencies, Master Wistric Oftun & Mistress Sunneva de Cleia

  • This year has been … just.
  • I want to reiterate that at the very least, I am so grateful for you all. This is my one normal time during the week. I get to see people’s faces. 
  • South Downs has been a steady rock during all this. 
  • This is the best Barony, if i do say so myself.
  • Thank you for making Virtual Castle Wars.
    • I personally didn’t hear any complaints
    • It was nice and low key.
    • I enjoyed it.
  • I want to talk to Midwinter.
    • I’ve already been getting questions about Midwinter.
    • An in-person Midwinter isn’t going to be possible, but a virtual Midwinter can happen.
    • Someone reached out to me about being in charge of Midwinter. (Raven) It does not have to be an all out thing. It can just be classes and faire. It is an important event for the Kingdom A&S calendar. So, we should have a presence. 
    • It will be at the same time of year as we normally do. So, we are about 2 months out. That is a good amount of time to pull together a list of classes and get a faire. 
  • Contracts to everyone that made a good showing at Castle Wars.

Minister of Children (Lady Una Ulfrdottir)

  • Nothing to report

Seneschal, (THL Juliane de Vivonne)

  • I don’t have anything that HE isn’t going to talk about.
  • I hope everyone is doing well. 
  • If you have any need whatsoever, please reach out to who you feel comfortable with. 

Upcoming Events

  • 05 December 2020 – 1900 to 2300 – Meridies Homecoming (it’s a hangout to see your friends)

SCA Business

  • Post-mortem for Castle Wars
    • Juliane (personal observations)
      • I knew that I would not have the bandwidth to autocrat.
      • I have an idea to rule by committee, but I don’t think it was successful at all. I think it’s important to have one person in charge of everything. Because of that, I don’t think the communication was as good as it could have been.
      • I think it was a small event, but I think it was a quality event. If I have to choose, I would choose quality of quantity.
    • Sunneva
      • I wanted to bring up something I heard. 
      • At the beginning when we were all trying to plan this. I was very much against a 3-4 day Castle Wars. If we could do a week-long event, like a class a night, that might be a better use of time.
        • Juliane – I think that’s a good idea because we are all Zoom exhausted. One hour a night is better than all day.
      • I think we could think outside the box more.
    • Aelia
      • I just want to say that I think that the way that Kal did the Baronial court was very smooth and seamless.
    • Juliane 
      • Asked Kal about teaching a class on how to do Zoom streaming.
        • Kal – Absolutely. We can go over what you would like in the class. We can find out if you want to do the technical side or the show production side.
    • Pietro
      • I think it would be good to have an autocrat.
      • When Brenden was doing the tournaments, he put in the effort to make it feel like a real event.
        • Juliane – I’ve heard a lot of good things about that.
  • Juliane 
    • I’m going to brag on South Downs
      • We are trend setters, we are innovators.
      • I think we set the standards a lot of the time.
      • I couldn’t be prouder of everyone.
  • Piers
    • Do we have an updated financial policy?
      • Juliane – No, it’s gone by the wayside. We will take care of it.,

Business meeting was closed @ 2011.

Next business meeting will be held 06 January 2021, 1930, Zoom Meeting.