Forming Shire of Ketelblastr Meeting Notes Saturday March 7th, 2009 Powder Mill Creek Members Present Cassandra Gibbs-Chronicler, Hollie Salazar-DeputyMessage 1 of 1 , Mar 8, 2009View Source
Forming Shire of Ketelblastr
Saturday March 7th, 2009
Powder Mill Creek
Cassandra Gibbs-Chronicler, Hollie Salazar-Deputy Chronicler, Lawrence Brozzo, JP Salazar-Seneschal, Lenore Koski-MoAS, Don German, Christina Popko-Exchequer, Amalea Kravetz, Cody Durant, Kristian Popko. Visitors- Mark and Theron of Darkstone.
Money From Bake Sale
On March 1st of 2009, money was turned over to Darkstone`s exchequer. How much money was received, who counted the money and the counted amount was recorded and signed off by Rebecca. JP is working on the necessary paperwork.
Storage was secured for our group. Corinne and the staff of PMC designated a room for us to store our gear and supplies.
It was discussed that meeting times need to be reevaluated, and agreed upon. Don and Lenore suggested an online poll.
The group discussed the need to distinguish and separate business meetings(or Things, as they may be referred to), from gatherings (classes, practices etc).
It was decided that we will hold business meetings on a weekly basis until further notice.
New Officer positions
Voting was held and the new officer positions are as follows:
Hollie- Deputy Chronicler
The use of, and design of Devices was discussed. Our current group device should pass, but further research is needed before it is submitted to the College of Heralds.
Don has been working on bylaws for a couple weeks now and the proposed bylaws were read off and discussed. We will have an end date for ideas, suggestions and modifications to the current laws in two weeks(March 21st). Cy raised concerns over the legality of some of them, and will look into whether or not the SCA will allow them.
Lenore suggested starting up a database on the Yahoo group. It would involve info on the members, their SCA name, contact info and current and past projects. This information would be for public viewing.
Lenore will act as temporary Chatelaine for this project.
It was agreed that from henceforth, meeting minutes will be posted up on the Yahoo group in a timely manner, a week or less being the time frame.
The possibility of using a term other than "Shire" was discussed. Don will present a "Classy yet Rugged" suggestion at a later date.
-Ideas for SCA events have been discussed. As Ketelblastr, we have briefly discussed a New Year's Ball and a Feast for our surrounding neighbors such as Darkstone and Mistig Waetru.
-Darkstone has suggested we co-host Dance Macabre (to be held around October) with them since our site is ideal for such an event. This will have to be discussed more with the officers and populace of Darkstone.
-Lea brought up the idea of another fundraiser. We agreed that it would be too soon to hold another bake sale around Easter time, but that a different fund raiser might be do-able. The idea of a Carwash was proposed with the women wearing wench type garb, or as it was phrased "scantily clad wenches". The idea of men wearing wench garb was also discussed, and fretted upon by Cy much to everyone's amusement. A bake sale will definitely be held sometime in the future though since our first one was as successful as it was. A proposed date for another bake sale was Mother's Day. JP's salesman skills at our Valentine's Day bake sale were lauded.
-It was confirmed that if we were to hold a fund raiser at Wal-Mart, they will match all funds raised.
-Members were asked to think of ideas for fundraisers by the next meeting.
-We should approach old MARS members and inform/ask if they would be interested in joining our group.
-It was agreed that since Powder mill Creek has been so good to us, we should "earn our keep" by doing volunteer work within the facility. IE: help clean kitchen and site, or buying supplies such as paper products or cleaning supplies.
-The possibility of creating a Minister of Children position was discussed. If done, the person would lead children in arts and crafts and other activities to keep youngsters occupied so parents could participate in the other activities. Donations would be accepted, and those monies would be used for supplies for said arts and crafts.
-The MIA meeting minutes from Feb. 7th will be posted at a later date.
Ketelblastr will have our next business meeting(Thing) on Saturday, March 14th beginning at 4:00 pm at Powder Mill Creek. It will be followed by line drilling and no-contact drills, unless some Darkstone Marshals show up, in which case there will be some fighting going on!!
Also, let it be known that Don (D'Fence School of the Sword) will be hosting a foil fencing class on Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 - 8:00 at Powder Mill Creek. If you are interested in foil fencing, show up!