Curia Minutes 2016-08

Barony of Madrone
Curia Minutes for
August 8, 2016

Call to Order: 7:08pm

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

Madrone was recognized at July Coronation:
• Forget-me-nots for Lady Luaithrend, Lady Sarra the Brave, and Lady Freydis
• Wyewood Champions:
o A&S Champion: Adrianna the Fierce
o Thrown Weapons Champion: Klaufi Hafrsson
• Renee, a newcomer, is actually returning form a 29 year break in the SCA. Please welcome her to Madrone!!
• Wyewood baronial changeover will be happening at Emprise!!
• Baron Stefan thanks the Barony for a wonderful tenure as Baron and Baroness. Says this has been the best job he’s ever held in his 30+ years in the SCA.
• If you missed the polling, please feel free to WRITE TO THE CROWN and give your opinion! The Crown WILL get your feedback!
• Questions regarding polling details fielded by Baroness Alianora.
• REMINDER: the polling is INPUT to the Crown, but it is NOT a vote!
• We do not at this time have any indication of when a decision will be made.

Seneschal Welcome and Report (HL Gera Gangolffin)
• Baronial polling – many thanks to Lady Luaithrend and Lady Alicia
• September Crown camping
o Will have Madrone camping!
o Can expand the site reservation through the 15th of August. Get in touch with HL Gera for more information.
• St. Bunstable
o Sir Brandt…will hold until next month when Sir Brandt is available.
• Website/domain name issues
o An Tir website and mailing lists have been down; issue with DNS accounts against the domain. Team is working on ways to deal with that. So, (a) be patiend, and (b) the Crier is always an excellent link to a resource. ALSO, if you are sending an email to an email address. Cc yourself and keep trying if it doesn’t go through.
• Demos, demos, demos!
o This is the MISSION for the Crown for this reign. They want our brand out to the world! Focus on demos!! Bergdiss would like a demo coordinator, so please contact her if you are interested!
o Ideas for demos at Cons, etc. are in the works.
o PLEASE support our demos!!!
o RustyCon is 2 hotels away from 12th Night at the same time. (Sci-Fi con!!)
• After 2 years of grief and sadness, we FINALLY have a volunteer for Chronicler!! Nicklouβ has stepped up! He introduces himself before going downstairs to participate in fight practice. Looking at meeting our newsletter obligation via blog. That will be the core of the role that he will play in this office. Increase the amount and quality of content published through our social media presence. Core idea is to have recognition, inspiration, and service as a base for content. Recognition of what folks in the Barony are doing (awards, service, etc.); inspiration (demos, have website and facebook be more welcoming and more informative); service (making sure the needs of the barony are met and the needs of the non-profit are met). Everyone in the Barony should have a voice; the office of the Chronicler will make that much more accessible. Goal of at least one major content post per week.
o Stefan: one of the goals is to have baronial populace be able to participate in the blog. Important to point out that the Chronicler is not a CENSOR, but is a MODERATOR. Make positive posts. Chronicler will have authority to remove negative/hurtful/harmful items.
o HL Gera: will also copy edit to make sure that everything works grammatically, etc.

Exchequer Report (HL Emma la Rousse de la Argentan)

Checking: $ 4,348.06
Money Market: $ 15,028.82

Enzio collected $179 from the fighters for the month of July, which has been reflected in the above numbers.

Close out

• Peasants’ Revel
o Discussed at Culinary Guild; believe that it was about the largest Peasant’s we’ve had in a very long time. Gate sheets reflected 89 people; Tally says they fed 84, but thinks it’s actually closer to 105.
o Played nicely with the film crew (the 15 second PSA that was filmed is available on the Madrone Culinary Guild website!!)
o Had fun! Thank you to the members of the Guild for cooking soup; to village heads; and to everyone who came and had fun!!
• Demos:
o 7/23: Equestrian demo for Donnie Bosco (Sir Rapheal)
• Went very well. Was a very good demo! Received some very nice emails from camp staff.
• Very well receive by both campers and staff. 30-35 kids participated.
• Staff liked the fact that we educated the campers!!
• Brought a bit of the duties of a knight (support the church!); did a little bit of “how old are you” and who would be dead from injury, sickness, etc.
• Two types of equestrian activities (chopping cabbages & hitting pigs, rings; jousting)
• Should set us up for approaching them this fall about trying to do the war tavern. Also, they have horses, so there may be potential for grooming them for rent for Emprise? That’s very tentative, but possible.
o 8/1: YMCA demo in Bothell (Lady Sarah Pixie)
• Leith was the only heavy fighter that came out, so his daughter and Katrina fought them. He did a GREAT explanation!
• Sgt. Kate and Sean did rapier!
• Leith stayed behind and did a music demo.
• Then Leiths daughter and Kat did fighting with the kids.
• Also had a leather-working demo.
• Rotated kids through A&S/history demos.
• Had less kids this time and so was able to split them up a little easier.

In Process
• 8/13/16: Madrone Masters’ Tournament (Lord Cesare Carravagio)
o This weekend!!
o Facebook has been the main
o Alicia has organized a tavern brawl for the end of the day.
o Christopher Stanley is working on the banner for the prize.
o Megara is on top of food. She’s purchasing this week (feeding 20-25). Sell out and have no waste! This is a fundraiser!
o There will be court!
o Arranging with Karrel to do the handoff of the equipment.
o Everything should go according to plan.
o Potential party band presence??
o AND, this counts as a demo!!! (Not a lot of feedback from Amtgard, but the event is set up to capitalize on that for whoever is at the park that weekend.)
o Bring coverage if you want to set it up and look spiff!
o Check the facebook page for more information!!

• 9/23-25/16: Emprise of the Black Lion (Master Guillaume Garrigues/Baroness Alianora Greymoor)
o Big News!!! Super excited for Wyewood to have their investiture at the event as well as Madrone.
o Can ALSO count this event as a demo because the bleachers will be set up!
o Has been in communication with the site regarding specific information for equestrian guild (which barn, etc.).
o Needs $$ for balsa (big crash and spray of shards of lance tips!!!). Requesting budget increase of $300 (budgeted on the number of balsa authorized lancers).
• Will do a lot to enhance the prestige of the event.
• Showpiece event not just for Madrone but also for An Tir (especially as we try to move this into a camping event).
• With the royal presence for TWO investitures, we are looking at a big difference in attendance which will offset that expense.
• Question from the audience: balsa is a non-multiple use item; can we use them for Emprise next year, or will they be used for practices?
• Rafael says they are ONLY for the event; the Guild will supply during the year or purchase leftover items for use during the year.
• HL Gera reminds us that the customary requires that the request be brought up, tabled for comment, and then approved (if approval is to be had) the following month.
o Wyewood is also bringing their archery equipment to the event!! Will be doing Archery Championship at the event.
o Tentative schedule is on the Emprise website.
o Bergdis will encourage new people to come; looking for a Gold Key volunteer for the event!! And reminds us that we are all Chatelaines at all times, especially at Emprise!
o Master Guillaums reminds us that Emprise is known across the known world. Focus on the equestrian tourney (making that as spiff as possible), focus on a heavy pas d’armes. Viscount Sir Bane is coming from Eugene to bring equipment! The archers have a beautiful backdrop where they get to do York rounds, and they are grinning from ear to ear to get to do that. It’s an incredible pot of happy shiny people doing the things that they are happy about! Get involved in the event in the things that you are happy about! There are so many ways to get you and your friends involved: musician tent; personal herald for the equestrians; judges (4 incredibly renowned judges lined up Countess E, Charles, Matriesse Anne-Marie, HL John Fry). Please come and be a part of this event!!!
o Baron Stefan reminds us that the Heavy Championship will be held during the Pas (invest with new baron and baroness in the evening); Archery Championship to be held; will not be able to hold the Thrown Weapons Championship at Emprise (cannot find time in the schedule with everything that is happening with this event with the court, court, three championships, and more court). Baron Stefan and Baroness Emmelina will leave the creation of a Thrown Weapons championship to Their successors. Will also discuss the choice of equestrian champion with Their successors.

• 10/1/16: A Day in the Park with Sven
o To be held in Porte d’Leau. (Marymoor Park, right near the climbing wall)
o Flagship demo for the Canton!
o Starting planning this month. Have already reached out to folks to help.
o Need people to do Arts & Sciences; would love music; would love to have rapier fighting and heavy fighting; looking for perhaps an equestrian display as well.
o Also, bring your garb in progress; how to get started with a T-tunic, etc.
o Culinary guild will make a display for the event.
o No event registration fee, but will accept donations to help offset the cost of renting the site for the day.
o Also hoping to reach out to Amtgard with this demo.

• 5/19-21/17: May Crown 2017 (Baron Stephen des Jardin, HL Gera Gangolffin)
o No new items of note.
o Have a potential land steward; are looking for folks to fill other jobs.
o Contact Baron Stephen or HL Gera for more info
o Planning meetings to being this fall; will also go to site in October-ish


• Baronial A&S
o SGt. Karrel submits a draft proposal for this event.
o Looking at 02/18 or 02/15; still working on getting the date pinned down with the champions
o Still needs to get an Event Steward team together (contact Sgt. Karrel if you are interested)
o Guild ready to do dinner at the event

• Baronial Banquet
o HL Luaithrend working with culinary guild; looking at 04/15/17
o Will be submitting bid at September Curia
o HL Gera suggests that Juanita becomes Deputy Event Steward for this event,

• Kingdom A&S 2018
o HL Luaithrend working to nail down a site (just received list of potential sites today)
o Working on putting event team together; bid to Kingdom before 12th Night.

Old Business
• Baronial selection poll

New Business


New officers:
• Chronicler: Nicklouβ Volkheart—see above.

Officer positions accepting applications:
• Deputy to Chatelaine: Gold Key
• Deputy to Chatelaine: Demo Coordinator
• Family Activities Coordinator

Appendix: Reports from Guilds, Officers, Subgroups
Costumers (Acting)(Lady Juana al Rumiya – the Christian)
Saturday August 13th Bellevue Library Meeting Room
Culinary (Mistress Ysolt of Wind Hill)
No written report this month
Activities continue. Please touch base with the Guild if you are interested in reconstruction activities!!
Dance (Master Trahearn)
Madrone 3rd Monday at socials: I had a family commitment so I was not able to attend the July social, but I understand that Toivo, Sara, Soelig, and Allen attended. Next dance social will be August 15.

New Porte de l’Eau 1st Thursday practice: Following some suggestions, I’ve started up a second dance practice at my home in Kirkland on 1st Thursdays. At our first practice, we had 12 dancers attending (including 2 kids) and Toivo played for us. We had a fun mix of old dancers and new dancers. Next practice will be September 1.

A bunch of our local dancers were at SCA 50 Year and we’re bringing some of the dances we learned to upcoming practices.
Equestrian (Lord Bernard of York)
Practice August 27 will be in Maple Valley
Practice the weekend before Emprise at event site.
Pewter (Master Sean O’Conner)
Archery (Mistress Shadhra Aliya) (Inactive)
No written report this month
Arts & Sciences (6/17) (HE Aeron Corrino)
No written report this month

Armored Combat Marshal (7/18) (Sir Athos Belisarios)
No written report this month
Chamberlain (4/17) (HL Karrel der Ertmundigender)
No written report this month
Chatelaine (6/16) (Baroness Bergdis Thorgrimsdottir)
We had 5 new email or Facebook inquiries in July, 4 brand new, and 1 a transfer from Dragonslaire. We also had 5 new members in the meet-up group. I have provided information, and generally encouraged the new contacts to come to a Social as their first activity. For interested young people, I also refer them to Sarah Pixie, the YAC. We had some new people come to the Month Baronial Social.

We have also held two demos for youth groups, which I was not able to attend, so I will have to ask others to report on them.
I am in need of a deputy for Demos, preferably someone who is available during the mid-week hours the schools and youth groups like to have demos.
I am also still in need of a Gold Key deputy.

Bergdis Thorgrimsdottir
Chatelaine for the Barony of Madrone
Chronicler (8/18) (Nicklouβ Volkheart)
No written report this month
Family Activities Coordinator (vacant)
Herald (6/18)(HL Anne-Rose Smythe)
No written report this month
Lists (2/18) (Luaithrend inghean Uilliam)
Upcoming Events:
–Madrone Masters: excited for this new event and ready with forms. Looking forward to working with HL Cesare.

–Emprise: have touched base with the Event Team; I believe we have a person lined up to take lead on Lists for the Equestrian portion of Emprise. I am eager to learn list-keeping for equestrian events. The Pas d’Armes does not require lists in the traditional sense but I will have a Lists table for signing in, etc.

In service always,
I remain,
Rapier (7/18) (Gallant Katryne MacKim)
Greetings all,

I am very glad to be serving the Barony in the capacity of Rapier Marshal. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

for July, Rapier Continues, no injuries, or broken equipment. Fencing continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings, averaging 6 to 7 rapier fighters.

Kate MacKim

Scribe (7/18) (HL Madelena al Vieri)
No written report this month
Thrown Weapons – (HL Klaufi Hafrsson)
We average 6 attendees at practice, 5 paying adults, 1 minor who does not participate.
One new thrower this period.

All loaner gear and most targets are currently in good repair. If someone wishes to donate a hay bale or two, or the money to purchase said items it would be appreciated but not necessary. No incidents to report.
No updates to proposed Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship.

New Business:
I would like to propose an “impromptu” TW championship at my house (current site of practice) sometime in September if we can get it published in time. I don’t expect huge turnout, so I should be able to host this. Public restrooms are available at Safeway across street if necessary. Site is on major bus lines.

If this is acceptable, can his Excellency ping me [on Facebook messenger] and we can work out his details and requirements.
Webster (8/16) (Lady Alicia du Bois)
I continue to receive feedback and suggestions for our Baronial Website. This is wonderful and I welcome more!

If you would like assistance with adding the Baronial Calendar to your mobile device or laptop, please let me know!

What happened in July:

Baronial Website Project:
– I received some feedback about links or other errata within the pages and I appreciate it very much! If you find anything else that gives an error page or if something is missing or incorrect, please let me know at
– I have started adding past champion information. There is a form on the past champions page so that if you know information that can fill in any gaps you can let us know.
– I have started going through our records of awards conferred and reconciling them with the OP. This will be a multi-month process to bring everything up to date. Thank you in advance for your patience.
– I received images of the Madrone Domesday book.

Baronial Online Polling:
– Updated the Survey Monkey online Poll to add the actual candidates and made edits as requested by the Kingdom Seneschal Polling Deputy.
– Published the survey in accordance with the Polling procedures document as needed/requested
– Added Baronial Meet & Greet sessions and a new dance practice to the Baronial Calendar

Website Maintenance:
– updated officer information on website
– changed email forwarders to reflect officer changes
– granted access to the Baronial Website to the new Chronicler
– added instructions for how to add the Baronial Calendar to Outlook

My warrant is up for renewal in August. If you are interested in taking on the position of Webster, please contact me. I’d be happy to work with a deputy and now would be a great time because we should start the redesign of the website soon. If no one is interested in taking over the job now, I am willing to serve another term.

Respectfully submitted,

Lady Alicia du Bois
Webster of Madrone
Youth Armored Combat Marshal (Lady Sara Pixie)
No written report this month
Did marshal training at AWW at the beginning of July and that turned into teaching the kids about marshalling.
Canton of Porte de l’Eau (9/16)(Baroness Aleksandra Lavrovna)
No written report this month