Curia Minutes 2015-12

Barony of Madrone Curia

Minutes for

December 14, 2015


CALL TO ORDER:    7:13pm


B&B Welcome (Baron Stefan of Pembroke/Baroness Emmelina de Coventry)

·      Christmas is coming

·      12th Night is coming

·      Something REALLY EXCITING that I have been talking about with people here, but Sir Rafael will talk about that when the time comes. I will save all my talking for when it’s his turn to talk. (Sir Rafael feels the love.)


Seneschal Welcome and Report (HL Gera Gangolffin)

·      Not a great deal is occurring right now. Lianor is out sick tonight! Can we handle the budget without printouts? Or do we need to put this over to January? We will put the financial to the end the meeting for for the moment and make a final decision later this evening.


Exchequer Report (HL Lianor Pereira DoValle)

            HL LIanor is ill tonight.

            Checking:                    $   7,138.85

            Money Market:          $ 17,656.55



Close out

·      9/19-20/15:  Baronial Banquet

o   Banquet basically broke even, which is what we usually strive for.

o   Final net profit is to be determined. Before HL Sara buys in, profit is $51.

o   Site was extremely happy with us yet again, and our deposit was returned.


In Process

·      3/19/16: Madrone A&S Championship (HL Emma la Rousse d’Argentan)

o   First Proposal turned in tonight.

o   Crier Copy to be submitted tonight; date has already been reserved.

o   HL Emma hands up budgets for review (prepared with and without security deposit) estimating 90 people attending.

o   Adding Bardic Championship by proposal. In terms of space, has reached out to A&S and Bardic Champions. Bardic will be in the fireplace room in the back. Lots of room, fairly quiet. Good for bardic.

o   Will also have classes upstairs in one of the two rooms.

o   Will repeat the proposal next month, per procedure.

o   Site fee, including dinner, $18 ($10 site, dinner $8)

o   Discussion ensue regarding site fee of $12 and dinner of $8, for a total of $20 for the day.

o   Children free site fee, still $8 for dinner.

o   Pre-reg at the very least, please. Pre-pay would also be nice. Allergy information can go with said information.

o   HL Emma will also do the boards for the tables.

o   The inspirational monarch for the A&S Competition will be Eleanor of Aquitaine! Hooray!!


·      September 23-25, 2016: Emprise of the Black Lion (Master Guillaume Garrigues)

o   Master Guillaume is not present tonight, so no new report.

o   Still site shopping; possibilities exist!



·      May 6-8, 2016: Inter-baronial Conflict (Sir Rapheal the Rogue)

o   War of the Baronies I: the Cascades Conflict (Luaithrend wants a different name!! Sara the Brave suggests Cascade War.)

o   Elk Haven Equestrian Center, Just outside Cle Elum (just inside Vulkanfeldt)

o    Rafael has created a written proposal including particulars on the site (120+ parking spaces), amenities, restrictions (no smoking, no dogs, no fires (propane OK), no camping in the Hay Fields), staff needs, estimated budget.

o   According to Rafael’s calculations, we make a bit of a profit. $15 for weekend event (with hot showers!!!!)

o   Break even with a $10 site fee is 123 people.

o   Will pull Vulkanfeldt for staffing.

o   Potential for York Rounds? Rafael will check on that (just remember that we CANNOT go into the hay fields). In any event, we will have archery at the event. Format to be determined.

o   HE Alianora volunteers to run gate.

o   Luaithrend volunteers to be Rapier MIC.

o   So we will reserve the date now; if we decide not to do it, we can release that date. Next Curia we will talk more about the specifics and vote for yeah or nay.

o   Claw suggests that we have a Thrown Weapons Championship at this event.

o   Sara Pixie requests Youth Combat activities.


Old Business

·      Baronial 2016 Budget

            Postponing discussion of the budget to January by unanimous agreement of those             present. Extenuating circumstances: our exchequer is ill tonight and was unable to           attend. This was all very last minute. The members present agree that it is preferable to have all the information available in written form so that we can             have a proper discussion. It is also preferable that the Exchequer be present for      this discussion.


New Business

            Sir Brandt will be taking some photos next week at fighter practice. He is also        looking for folks who are interested in participating in a fighting demo at UW   April 20. It’s a war type scenario, Shakespearean in nature. See Sir Brandt for        information.



Officer Reports

New officers:


Officer positions accepting applications:

·      Gold Key Deputy

·      Rapier Marshal Deputyd

·      Listmistress—Luaithrend will put an application in.

·      Family Activities Coordinator


Reports from Guilds, Officers, Subgroups


Culinary (HL Ysolt of Wind Hill) 

The guild is busy as ever, we’ve already had our business meeting and reconstruction session for the month.  We discussed the learnings from Baronial Banquet and Kingdom Feast, and are working on recipes for A&S in March.


The term of office for the Guildhead is two years, so it was time to discuss our leadership again.  The guild is graciously allowing me to take another term of office, so I’ll be wrangling the culinary cats and lions for another 2 years. 


Ysolt Tayler of Windhill

Dance (Lord Ranulf Mirthe)

Buon giorno!

Cuome ‘sta?


Nov. 14th

OT but partly P: PLU faculty concert

Master Trahaern danced four dances with Anna Mansbridge- Earl of Salisbury Pavane, Volta (Arbeau), So Ben Mi Ch’a Bon Tempo (Cesare Negri)


Nov. 16th

Madrone Social

Master Trahaern and Ranulf looked at Burgundian Basse Danse and Italian Bassa Danze


Dec 5th

Dragonslaire Yule:

Ayre on a G String (Serena, Anastasia, Frank, Avalon, and Lord Patrick) performed period Yuletide music. Her Majesty joined in “Gloucestershire Wassail”


Dec 11th

OT but P: Renaissance dances from 15th cent Italian rep by performed by UW Early Music students (Master Trahaern’s reconstructions, led by Anna Mansbridge)


Dec 12th, at least two events:


Good Yule in Aquaterra:

Half-day of dance and Ball. HL Soelig Swetegle and HL Alen taught and led. For Scottish theme, several included: Scotch Cap, Bonny Bonny Broom, Gay Gordon, Road to the Isles.


Yule in Glymm Mere (thanks to Lord Patrick for performance report):


“Mistress Elizabeth Piper was the only entrant for the Bardic championship, entering a Shakespeare sonnet (18) to demonstrate period pronunciation, and a Byrd virginal piece (Earl of Salisbury Pavane) to demonstrate period keyboard fingering. The Baron determined that her entries were acceptable and she was made Bardic Champion. 

Serena, Anastasia, Frank, Avalon, and I did a set of several period Christmas and Cofrin pieces as our new band, Ayre on a G string, and Talia and Mistress Elizabeth did some LPM Playford on recorders. We then started a jam session, doing some more Cofrin and Christmas carols, with musicians joining us ad hoc from time to time.”

Upcoming events:

Dec 26th, OT but P: “Consort Conspiratio” sings period Yuletide music.

Jan 8-10, 12th Night

Good luck with your projects, and I hope this finds you and your loved ones happy and healthy.


HL Ranulf Mirthe

mka Toivo Rovainen

Equestrian (Mistress Annisa)

Practices and meetings continue- see the MEG website for details:


Holiday party this Friday, next meeting will be on the fourth Thursday in January



Pewter (Master Sean O’Conner)

Archery (Mistress Shadhra Aliya)

            Practice is on hiatus until Spring 2016.

            Claw will be putting in an application to be the Archery Deputy.

Arts & Sciences (6/17) (HE Aeron Corrino)

Branch Marshal (5/15) (Don Enzio Bandinelli)

Fighting continues.  Turn out remains steady.


Chamberlain (4/17) (HL Karrel der Ertmundigender)

Coordinating with event steward for Baronial A&S on March 19. Otherwise no other events in the next 90 days needing to borrow Baronial gear.


Need to conduct annual inventory, Need assistance. Please contact me if willing to help.


Need to start thinking about bigger locker. Getting full. When is contract up?





Baronial Chamberlain

Sgt. Karrel brings up the question of when the contract is due for the storage locker. HL Gera and Lianora will take point on this action item.


Chatelaine (6/16)(Baroness Bergdis Thorgrimsdottir)

It has been a quiet month. We had 1 new email or Facebook inquiry in November, and 1 new inquiry at an event, both from persons new to the SCA. We had 3 new members in the meet-up group. I have provided information, and generally encouraged new contacts to come to a Madrone Social as their first activity.


Bergdis Thorgrimsdottir

Chatelaine for the Barony of Madrone

Family Activities Coordinator

            No written report as of Curia.

Herald (6/16) (Lady Matilda Stoyle)

            No written report as of Curia.


No activities.

Youth Armored Combat Marshal (Lady Sara Pixie)

No official practice in Nov. Planning to have a kids practice at Monday night social on Dec 28th and a workshop at my house Jan 16 . I’ll be running and marshaling the Kids tournament at Ursalmas in Jan. 


Sarah Pixie


Rapier (12/15) (HL Renzo di Venturius)

            No written report as of Curia.


Scribe (6/16) (HL Rignach of Argyll)

            No written report as of Curia.


Thrown Weapons – (HL Klaufi Hafrsson)

            Practice is on hiatus until spring 2016, probably the end of March. Over    the last month, TW has been contacted by 5 new people. I appear to have          also become the Madrone comat archery contact and have 5 people             working toward getting armored and enweaponed by spring. To that end, I            am looking at hosting a combat archery ammo construction and CA             marshaling course with Wyewood in the weeks following 12th Night.


Web (8/16) (Lady Alicia du Bois)

            No written report as of Curia.


Canton of Porte de l’Eau (Baroness Aleksandra Lavrovna)

            No written report as of Curia.

            No December meeting because 2 officers will be traveling.

            Will be having Saturday in the Park with Sven on May 14, 2016      (Marymoor Park).

            A&S is happening in the Canton! Both the A&S Minister and Champion   are having gatherings out on the east side.


Next week would be the Third Monday social. We will still have Fight Practice, but no “official” social. It’s Christmas week!


ADJOURNED:  8:10pm