January Business Meeting Minutes

South Downs Baronial Business Meeting

6 January 2016, 7:30pm
Decatur Recreation Center
Notes submitted by Lady Raven Helmsplitter (mka Helena Bretherton Hay), South Downs Chronicler


Officer Reports

  • Chronicler (Raven Helmsplitter)
    • Nothing to report
  • Arts + Sciences (Tryggva Ingvarrsdottir)
    • Midwinter Arts + Sciences is coming up!
    • Mara will be teaching calligraphy for January’s Baronial A+S class
    • Do *you* want to teach a class or have an idea for a class you’d love to take? Please contact Lady Tryggva
  • Herald (Mattias Blackett)
    • Submissions:
      • Pietro di Conti resubmitted his device, and it passed kingdom
  • Reeve (Lady Maire Dhocair Inghean Chiarain)
    • We have money! (Populace rejoices) She is working on getting the end of year paperwork together.
  • Armored Marshal (Jean-Michel d’Aix en Provence; Ximon Martillo de Cordoba reporting)
    • Gathering loaner gear and will put it in the baronial storage locker.
  • Rapier Marshal (Brendan de Hay)
    • We are having consistent practices, Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons at Blackburn Park. We have enough marshals that even when the GRM can’t make it, there’s always someone to run the practice.
    • We are gathering the rapier loaner gear in one place, and now have more than we did before (because we know where it all is now.
  • Webminister (Wistric Oftun)
    • We have a website. Please contact Wistric if there’s anything you’d like to see included on the website.


SCA Business – Upcoming Events

  • Midwinter Arts + Sciences (13 February 2016)
    • There will be classes! There will be a cool, awesome elevation of our own Lady Mara Palmer! There will be a Super 6 tourney!
    • See below for more detailed information
  • Bryn Madoc Twelfth Night (9 January 2016)
    • Event starts at 11:00am
    • There will be dancing! Music! Indoor (INDOOR!) fighting! Feasting! Shenanigans!
  • Meridian Challenge of Arms (27 February 2016)
    • Inaugural kingdom-level rapier-only event
    • Will be held at the University of West Georgia
    • Details still coming in. Please see the Facebook event page for the latest updates!


SCA Business – South Downs Events in the Works

  • Midwinter Arts + Sciences (13 February 2016)
    • Still working on a menu
    • Still working on finalizing class schedule
    • Classes, etc., will be held in seven classrooms on the bottom floor, 3 classes on the 2nd floor
    • Lots of parking!
    • Lunch and general hangout area will be located on the 3rd floor.
      • Please note that lunch is by pre-registration only, you cannot purchase lunch at the door. There are, however, many restaurants nearby where you can get lunch.
    • Court area
      • There are two large white boards in the room, but they will be covered with cool banners.
    • We need volunteers in all areas. Lady Mara has the team list, please contact her to see what’s needed.
  • RUM (Royal University of Meridies, 15-16 July 2016)
    • Lady Veronica is putting together a bid for South Downs to host the event.
    • Event would be held at the University of West Georgia.
    • Potential costs:
      • General site fees similar to Midwinter A+S
      • $500 for the ballroom (court? feast? revel? ball?)
    • No dorms onsite, but hotels are nearby and plentiful
    • No space for equestrian activities
    • Possibility to have a discreet fundraiser during the event (lunch?)


Other SCA Business

  • South Downs Supper Club
    • February theme is Scandinavian, and will be hosted by Lady Maren. Please contact her or stay tuned for the event announcement on Facebook.
  • Project night
    • Jadi and Andreva host on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, at their home.
    • Plenty of space for all sorts of projects! Contact Jadi or Andreva for more details.
  • Gulf Wars
    • We need volunteers!
      • Throughout War, but particularly Sunday and Monday at troll (Gulf Wars opens on Saturday)
      • Volunteering can help raise money for the Barony (and who doesn’t want that?)

Non-SCA Business

  • Hapsburg exhibit at the High Museum, closes 10 January
  • Islamic art exhibit, “Ink, Silk, and Gold,” at the Frist Museum (Nashville)
  • The Atlanta Model Figure show and exhibit, sponsored by the Atlanta Military Figure Society, at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center (I-85 at Clairmont Rd., 19 February)


Next South Downs business meeting will be held Wednesday, 3 February 2016.