- Forming Group of Ketelblastr Minutes of the Thing Saturday December 12th, 2009 5:05-6:08pm Marcial and Kathryn s House In Attendance Kathryn ingheanMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 14, 2009View Source
Forming Group of Ketelblastr
Minutes of the Thing
Saturday December 12th, 2009 5:05-6:08pm
Marcial and Kathryn's House
In AttendanceKathryn inghean Griffin-Deputy Chronicler, Marcial de Salas-Seneschal, Lord Frost Froknarson
Guests: Jeanette Jewell, Charles Williams
Marcial was supposed to fix the previous minutes posted online as they were incomplete but never got around to it. The group decided there is no real need to fix it as it is still legible and nothing of importance was lost.
Marcial also recapped the previous minutes for the group.
Name and Device Submission
No progress yet. Marcial is to be in contact with Beth (Darkstone's Herald) to give a heads up and to get some input. Lord Frost reviewed the submission letter again now that Marcial had corrected it.
The device submission will wait until we get our name registered.
Marcial stressed to those present the importance of getting reports (especially Domesday reports). Marcial got his Domesday report in on time. Astrid got it in too, albeit late.
Purchase of Materials
Marcial brought up the idea of purchasing leather, rattan, material, plywood etc for heavy projects as well as A&S projects. We could also look into buying a loaner helm. This will have to be run by the rest of the group especially Finna.
Lord Frost pointed out that we should buy only the material that we are planning on using and not stock piling needlessly.
Our second issue of Scattered Stones will be late due to our Chronicler's absence and printer issues.
Lord Frost would like to use group funds to purchase web site designing software, Serif Webplus X4 to be specific. The estimate for the purchase is $40-$80m with a locked in quote of $60. The software would them be property of the group.
Marcial also showed Lord Frost some ideas he has for a front page design. The website purchase will wait until our name is registered.
File Folder Box
Marcial ran some prices for a file folder box which will be Ketelblastr Seneschal property by the group, ranging from $10.00 to $13.99. Marcial has to run it by the rest of the group as well as Finna.
Marcial requested that everyone who has made something for a culinary challenge get their recipes (original and redaction, listing substitutions and prep differences) and research together so that a Ketelblastr recipe boke can be put together.
No news from the Ironwood VFW as it is no longer an option. No word from Gogebic Community College.
Our guest, Charles, suggested the use of the Ironwood Township fire hall, which charges an hourly rate, and we will be looking into the possibility of using it.
Lord Frost suggested placing an ad in the paper asking for a home for Ketelblastr, which could be paid out of group funds or personal donation.
Lord Frost also explained the difference between a Thing and a Gathering to our guests and also explained what a Thing / All Thing was in the Viking age and why we use the term for our business meetings.
Letters of Appreciation
The letters of appreciation / asking for permission of continued use of the space at the Powdermill Resort have not yet been delivered due to the absence of the owners.
Not enough members were present to make any decisions on things Ketelblastr could do for community interaction / charity work. The closing date for being a Salvation Army bell ringer has passed, Kathryn suggested stuffed animals for the E.R., and Lord Frost suggested sock puppets.
Christmas/12th Night Party
Given the lack of time to plan a party for ourselves as previously planned, Darkstone and Ketelblastr are teaming up to hold a 12th night / Christmas party. The party date is yet to be determined. Marcial of Ketelblastr and Lady Riva of Darkstone are the planning committee thus far, though all who wish to help are more than welcome to do so. Darkstone and Ketelblastr are looking into locales and prices. SO far, Marcial has contacted the Knights of Columbus hall in Ironwood, Hurley Inn in Hurley WI, the Saxon Community Center WI, and the Kimball Community Center WI. Charles had info on the Ironwood Township Gym.
Ideas for the party are pot-luck food, a voluntary gift exchange (if you bring a present, you get to take one) as well as games. More ideas to come.
It was suggested that there be a price limit for the volunteer gift exchange. Garb will be worn.
Given the lack of time to plan a proper Santa swap within Ketelblastr, we will do it via the volunteer gift swap at the 12th night party.
Jeanette, Marcial and Audun will be traveling up to Darkstone for armoring and practice tomorrow.
Lord Thomas Bjornarson made it to the 3rd round in the Champion's tourney at Boars head!
Misc:-The Thing was followed up by an armouring session.
The next Thing and Gathering for Ketelblastr will be held on Saturday, December 19th at Marcial and Kathryn's house. Call or e-mail for directions if needed. Bring you're A&S projects and Armour for after the Thing