November Business Meeting Minutes

South Downs Baronial Business Meeting

6 November 2015

Decatur Recreation Center

Notes submitted by Lady Raven Helmsplitter (mka Helena Bretherton Hay), South Downs Chronicler


Lord Bjorn Gullharr called the meeting to order.

Officer Reports

  • Chronicler (Lady Raven Helmsplitter)
    • Is interested in developing publications for the Barony – perhaps a Baronial directory? Newsletter? Asked populace for feedback and preferences.
      • Directory – had been done a few years ago, would need to collect current information
      • Newsletter – could do quarterly, include information about A+S, Supper Club, columns by baronial members, etc.
  • Herald (Lord Bjorn Gullharr)
    • Names and devices
      • Emeline – device
      • Mistress Margavati – device returned for problem with lotus image
      • Pietro di Conti – device returned
  • Rapier Marshal (Lord Brendan de Hay)
    • Practices are being held weekly (Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings) at Blackburn park.
  • Webminister (Lord Wistric Oftun)
    • We have a website!
  • A+S (Lady Tryggva Ingvarrsdóttir)
    • Justina is teaching this month’s A+S class, on Greek/Viking hairstyling (just in time for Castle Wars!)
      • Class is NEXT WEEK (13 November), at Their Excellencies’ home in Marietta (because the parking garage will be closed)
    • Dance classes continuing
  • Reeve (Lady Maire Dhocair Inghean Chiarain)
    • Quarterly report is done
    • We have funds! (the populace rejoiced)
    • Castle Wars financial report will be finalized after the event has finished
  • Their Excellencies
    • We are considering a new meeting site
      • YMCA across from Blackburn Park
      • Janice may have a site option, her church in Dunwoody
  • Knight Marshal
    • Nothing to report

SCA Business

  • Event Reports
    • Castle Wars (19–22 November 2015)
      • Coming soon!
      • Pre-registration closes Saturday, 9 November
      • Volunteers
        • Autocrat has the volunteer sign up sheet – please sign up!
          • Needs to speak with Tryggva and Zahira
          • Margavati and Tryggva request volunteers for troll, especially late nights. Volunteering at troll earns double points!
          • Information Point is also a nice and quiet place to volunteer
        • Sir Iazzie and Master Ximon need help transporting the castle walls to and from site
      • Crown has requested five order meetings to be worked into the event schedule
      • Their Excellencies encourage submitting online recommendations for those who are considering submitting recommendations, as Their Majesties will be at Castle Wars
      • Mistress Jadi  said that donations are needed for the Castle Wars volunteer auction. Popular options:
        • Gift certificates, including for donations of time and or skills (Lady Mara gave an example “I will make you one custom scroll”)
        • Pearls
        • Feast gear
        • Rattan
        • Anything pretty/shiny/useful at an event
      • Check out event notice on Facebook for more details
    • Viking Krampus (20 December 2015)
      • Atlanta Kali Group on Facebook
      • we’ve been invited to hold a demo there during the event – as the event is a Sunday afternoon, perhaps we can hold our regular Sunday practice at their event?
    • Midwinter A+S (12–14 February 2016)
      • Her Excellency and Lady Mara presented a proposal to hold the event at the University of West Georgia
        • Proposal was approved by unanimous consent
        • Hope to find someone with completed paperwork to head up a children’s activities track
    • Potential events
      • We need to take a look at the kingdom-level event schedule for 2016 to see what events we may be interested in submitting bids
  • Upcoming Meetings
    • This month’s A+S class is NEXT WEEK (13 November), at Their Excellencies’ home in Marietta (because the parking garage will be closed)
    • There will be no meeting the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

Non-SCA Business

Next baronial business meeting will be held Wednesday, 2 December 2015. Happy Thanksgiving!