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March Meeting Minutes

MARCH 2016 March 15.2016 Wyewood business meeting minutes
7:18 open
REPORTS
HERALD –
ARCHERY- Still happening. Weather impacting. May 12 first Thursday practice.
RAPIER – 3-4 fighters, fluctuating some.
A&S- Happening. Culinary and Fiber. Music suspended. A&S Championship at Wye Champions?
CHATELAINE- nothing to report.
EXCHEQUER- Checking – $6401.57, Savings – $6705.19. FCS and Storage paid through June.
CHRONICLER- nothing to report.
CHAMBERLAIN- nothing to report.
WEBSTER- nothing to report.
BARONAGE-
Gabrielle – Gold Key sorted through soon. Sergeants will be Oct. 15 with BAO. Candidates doing well, classes started.
Robert – Did stuff!
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CHAMPIONS –
Champions Bid presented: Lunch = culinary guild. Site = Archery range.
Site fee: $7 @ 50 people = $350
Lunch: $5 @ 50 people = $250
Discussion followed. Bid voted on and accepted.
12TH NIGHT- Need decorations and site tokens. May 1st merchant apps will be accepted.
NEW BUSINESS
Largesse from Gwen/Gulf Wars
Junefair camping will be organized by Clan Black Stag
MISCELLANEOUS
Vashti will reserve camping and eric space for camping events except Junefaire.

Meeting closed 7:45pm
Vashti of Wyewood, Chronicler
Megan Robertson

REMINDER: Baronial Polling is coming to your Barony on March-25 – Renew Your Memberships NOW

As printed on Page 5 of the March Crier:

Baron Robert de la Trinitie and Baroness Gabrielle Lepinay, of the Barony of Wyewood, announce their intention to hold a confidence poll at the regular business meeting on March 25, 2016 at 8pm. The Business meeting is held at the
United Christian Church, 15509 16th Ave SE, Renton WA 98058.

If PAID members of Wyewood or the Wyewood sergeantry are unable to attend this in-person polling, please contact HL Alessandra da Montefeltro, Wyewood Seneschal, at seneschal@wyewood.org before March 12 to request an Absentee Polling form. This form will be mailed to the address on file in Milpitas. Absentee Polls must be postmarked no later than March 25 to be included.

Be aware that in order to participate in the upcoming Baronial Confidence Polling you must be a PAID SCA Member. Renew your membership before March 1st in order to participate in the March 25th poll.

In Service,

HL Alessandra da Montefeltro
Seneschal Wyewood

=== And to quote the Q and A from HL Constantine Trewpenny ===

Q: Is a polling different from a vote?
A: It is important to understand that this is not a vote. Think of the poll as an advisory to the Crown on how the populace feels. Ultimately, the Crown makes the choice They best see fit. However, it is not unrealistic to believe that the polling will be an important factor in the final decision.

Q: Do we find out the results of the poll?
A: The polling is a black-box affair. Percentages are not revealed by the Kingdom Seneschal or the Crown in any case. Upon the decision of the Crown, the Kingdom Seneschal notifies the branch as to whether the Baron and Baroness will continue or not.

Q: What happens if They are approved?
A: Upon approval, the Baron and Baroness continue for a second three-year term. It is common for the Coronets to be called into Royal Court for a brief investiture to inaugurate Their second term.

Q: And if They are not approved?
A: In the event the Crown declines to grant a  second term to the Baron and Baroness, new candidates will be sought to  fulfill the position. That process is not covered here.

Q: Why is renewing my membership necessary?
A: Only currently paid SCA members living within Wyewood or serving as a branch officer are allowed to poll. You may manage your membership through this link: SCA Members.
Remember, children with their own paid membership may be eligible to poll as well.

Q: How do I know if I live within Wyewood?
A: Trivia bit: Wyewood and Madrone are the only branches within An Tir (even when we included Avacal) that are not divided solely along political boundaries. The population of King County allows for a split that is roughly northern and southern halves. Membership (you remembered to get paid up, right?) is designated by the zip code you live in, and each branch is defined by the collection of zip codes they hold. All of the current zip codes may be found in the handy Wyewood Customary, Section 4:

Q: What if I live outside of the branch but play in Wyewood?
A: This situation is common for all the branches residing in the Puget Sound region. If you play in Wyewood but live outside the referenced zip codes, you are not eligible to poll. Currently serving officers and Sergeantry are the exception. While ineligible to poll, you may still be able to write a letter of comment. Letters of comment may or may not be considered by Kingdom; please await further information from the Seneschal as we get closer to the polling date.

Q: Wyewood has a polling date of March 25th. What may I expect to happen?
A: Save the date, and remember to bring your valid membership card as it is an in-person polling. Your completed polling form will be handed to a representative of the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal – not your baronial Seneschal.

Q: I want to learn more; or, I am just too sheepish to admit I need a new sleep aid.
A: Why believe some crank on the Internet? Go read it for yourself! Although, the document is found on the Internet, which itself becomes a conundrum, does it not?
Baronial Polling Processes

Project Day at the Greywolf Den!

Saturday, February 27th, beginning 11am

Our home is 3 miles east of archery and 1 mile due south of the social on
SE 184th St – shields will be near the mailbox to help you find your way.

Dinner will be spaghetti, bread and salad.

We have lots of area for sewing, scribal or other projcts.

Kids are welcome – we have a play room.
Fighters are welcome – we have a large backyard.
Food is welcome – we love to share.

-Liadain and Ramon

Youth Armored Combat Sunday

Just a reminder that Kat and I will be at the Renton practice tomorrow, Sunday the 21st for youth combat activities. 11 am to 2 pm Kennydale Elementary School, 1700 NE 28th S.We will try to be there on the 3rd and 1st sunday of every month.
Lady Sarah Pixie

A & S Classes offered at Wyewood this Friday

Greetings from the New Wyewood A&S Officer, Lady Constantia in der Lachun!

I would like to invite you and your friends to the very informative Heraldry class by Dame Esclarmonde de Porcairages, this Friday February 12, 2016 at the FCS (info below). This will be the first of three classes for Heraldry and other class subjects to follow. Even if you miss the first class please join us for the next ones. We will try to have class subjects for every FCS that falls on the 2nd Friday of each month. Please read on to find out more about this class coming up in TWO days!

Back by popular (and Her Excellency’s) demand! I am happy to announce a series of FCS mini-classes on basic armorial heraldry. This series will be great for those studying for sergeantry trials, those wanting to design their own devices and badges, those interested in joining the heraldic community and anyone who just likes to learn! Each lesson will be about 20-30 minutes long. I intend for these classes to take place at non-business meeting FCS’s over the next 3 months, though I can modify if there is an event that will take away a large portion of the population for an FCS.

The first lesson will take place at the February 12 FCS. It will include historical background and uses of armorial heraldry, as well as the basics about tinctures and their use. We may begin to do simple blazon practice depending on time and inclination of attendees.

In Service,
Esclarmonde

Full Contact Social (FCS) 2nd and 4th Fridays 7pm – 10pm
Where: United Christian Church
15509 116th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058

Please join us and spread the word to other lists and to Facebook pages too.
Thank you for your support.

In Service,
Constantia in der Lachun

Baronial Polling is coming to your Barony in March

Greetings unto the Populace of Wyewood:
Our good and noble Seneschal, Lady Alessandra, has announced Wyewood’s first Baronial Confidence Polling.  Wyewood has blossomed with an abundance of new members since elevated to the status of Barony.  Since many of you may not use Kingdom Law and it’s various Appendices as a sleep aid, I thought I would provide a little Q&A to help everyone better understand how their branch works.  Ready?

Q: How is Wyewood as a Barony different from when it was a Shire?
A: The single biggest distinction between a Shire and a Barony is the presence of a Baron and Baroness (collectively called the Coronets).  Officers such as the Seneschal and Exchequer are selected by the branch, with notification sent to Kingdom.  The Coronets, on the other hand, are designated by the Crown of An Tir, and represent Their Majesties for all matters local.  The Coronets serve a term of three years.  The Coronets may choose to serve a second three-year term or step down.  For Coronets choosing to serve again, the first order of business is to notify the Crown and the Kingdom Seneschal of Their intent.

Q: So the Coronets want to go for a second term; what happens next?
A: The branch Seneschal, in cooperation with the Kingdom Seneschal, organizes a confidence polling.  The polling is an opportunity for members of the branch to express their voice as to whether the current Baron and Baroness should continue.

Q: Is a polling different from a vote?
A: It is important to understand that this is not a vote.  Think of the poll as an advisory to the Crown on how the populace feels.  Ultimately, the Crown makes the choice They best see fit.  However, it is not unrealistic to believe that the polling will be an important factor in the final decision.

Q: Do we find out the results of the poll?
A: The polling is a black-box affair.  Percentages are not revealed by the Kingdom Seneschal or the Crown in any case.  Upon the decision of the Crown, the Kingdom Seneschal notifies the branch as to whether the Baron and Baroness will continue or not.

Q: What happens if They are approved?
A: Upon approval, the Baron and Baroness continue for a second three-year term.  It is common for the Coronets to be called into Royal Court for a brief investiture to inaugurate Their second term.

Q: And if They are not approved?
A: In the event the Crown declines to grant a second term to the Baron and Baroness, new candidates will be sought to fulfill the position.  That process is not covered here.

Q: Why is renewing my membership necessary?
A: Only currently paid SCA members living within Wyewood or serving as a branch officer are allowed to poll.  You may manage your membership through this link: http://www.sca.org/members/.  Remember, children with their own paid membership may be eligible to poll as well.

Q: How do I know if I live within Wyewood?
A: Trivia bit: Wyewood and Madrone are the only branches within An Tir (even when we included Avacal) that are not divided solely along political boundaries.  The population of King County allows for a split that is roughly northern and southern halves.  Membership (you remembered to get paid up, right?) is designated by the zip code you live in, and each branch is defined by the collection of zip codes they hold.  All of the current zip codes may be found in the handy Wyewood Customary, Section 4: http://wyewood.org/wye_docs/Wyewood_Customary_Final_Mar13.pdf.

Q: How do I know if I am an officer of Wyewood?
A: I should hope you would not need to ask if you were.

Q: What if I live outside of the branch but play in Wyewood?
A: This situation is common for all the branches residing in the Puget Sound region.  If you play in Wyewood but live outside the referenced zip codes, you are not eligible to poll.  Currently serving officers are the exception.  While ineligible to poll, you may still be able to write a letter of comment.  Letters of comment may or may not be considered by Kingdom; please await further information from the Seneschal as we get closer to the polling date.

Q: Wyewood has a polling date of March 25th.  What may I expect to happen?
A: As Lady Alessandra works with our Kingdom Seneschal, Magistra Julia Sempronia, the exact details of the polling will be disclosed.  Kingdom Law provides multiple mechanisms for polling, including mail-in and in-person.  Save the date, and remember to bring your valid membership card if it is an in-person polling.

Q: I want to learn more; or, I am just too sheepish to admit I need a new sleep aid.
A: Why believe some crank on the Internet?  Go read it for yourself!  Although, the document is found on the Internet, which itself becomes a conundrum, does it not?  http://www.antir.sca.org/Offices/Seneschalate/Baronial_Polling_Processes.pdf

Yours in Service,
Constantine

January Business Meeting

JANUARY 1-22-16 Wyewood business meeting minutes
7:13 open
REPORTS
HERALD – Exciting things. A name passed: Galfred. Herald asked to attend Tir Righ Symposium. Will check budget. Gabrielle wants Mir to go.
ARCHERY- Occasionally happening. Recv’d 38 medallions (kingdom). Thrown Weapons happening 2x per month.
A&S- Reviewed submission guidelines. Classes: Budgeting for even, Esclarmonde will be doing armorial heraldry classes, Sergeantry will begin classes soon.
CHATELAINE- Nothing exciting. Looking for a deputy to take over.
RAPIER – Martin filling in, moving practice to Sundays. Get waivers!
EXCHEQUER- Checking=$7265.40, Savings= $6702.99. One check outstanding. Deposit returned for St. Bubba.
CHRONICLER- Nothing to report.
CHAMBERLAIN- Happening. Lots of storage moving around stuff.
WEBSTER-
BARONAGE-
-Gabrielle= St. Bubba’s was great! Bought more beads for award necklaces. Wyewood library going to G’s house, and getting Gold Key to inventory, repair, etc. Trying to figure out details of Serg. Trials.
-Robert = St. Bubba’s was a good event! Thank you! Polling will be mid- to late April. Doesn’t matter how you vote, just vote! Polling will be done in person, not by mail.
-Robert going to Candlemas, Urlulmas.
-Gabrielle going to Ursulmas.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
YULE/ST BUBBA –
88 through gate = $852.
12 NMS = $60
Total = $2071
Profit = $818!!!
12TH NIGHT-
Feb 1 hotel reservations begin. An Tir 12th night calendar good. Rustycon same weekend. Rent a suite for Wyewood? YES! $228 or $171?
OLD BUSINESS UPDATE: Serving ware tax = $6.33
NEW BUSINESS
URSULMAS – Volunteers needed, contact B&B
CHAMPIONS – August 6th. Xenos and Constantia?
ARTS UNFRAMED – Event proposal submitted. All present = yes (approved), no “nays” and no abstentions.
POLLING – Seneschal will review guidelines. Will happen in April
DAY OF DANCE – seeking feedback.
WAR PROFITS – $12.50 Avacal/Tir Righ
Meeting closed 8:34
Vashti of Wyewood, Chronicler
Megan Robertson

Reminder – Project Day at the Greywolf Den

Saturday, January 23rd in the afternoon
Our home is 3 miles east of archery and 1 mile due south of the social on SE 184th St – our shields will be near the mailbox to help you find your way. I will also have maps to hand out at tonight’s business meeting.

We have lots of area for sewing, scribal or whatever project you’d like to work on. Kids are welcome – we have a play room. Fighters are welcome – we have a large backyard. Food is welcome – we love to share.

Dinner will be chicken burritos. If you’re staying, I ask that you bring along something to share.

-Liadain and Ramon

-Debra Greywolf 206-795-0447

Ursalmas volunteer request

Greetings,

I just got word from One of the Ursalmas wranglers. They ask that I circulate the requests around.

1) They are looking for people, preferably new people who would be
willing to be retinue for the event. I assume for various visiting
excellencies etc. Contact Their excellencies Bryson and Angharad.

2) They are also looking for volunteers to help man gate for at least a couple hours or more at the event.

Feel free to forward to other lists

IS

Baron Robert

St. Bubba thank yous from the Lady Avine

Greetings Wyewood,
Now that I’ve had a bit of time to rest and recover I would like to thank
everyone who helped make the Feast of St. Bubba a success. There are so
many and I know I will miss names but here goes.
Lord Konrad, M’lady Hanako, Don Donatello and all those who came early and
stayed late to help set up and clean up (and reminded me to sit down when I
hurt too much to walk but did it anyway).
M’lady KC for help with setup and the lovely greens for the tables.
Lady Jorunn for playing for dancing and court, and well, “Duck tape!”
Maestra Sara for leading the dancing.
Maestra Althaia for teaching her SCA 101 class.
Lady Adrianna for teaching her games class.
All the kids who served the tables and Lady Emma for wrangling them.
Lord Evrard and Lady Natasha for managing court.
Lady Irene for running lists and being my stand-in as court coordinator.
Lady Symonne, Lady Sophia and all those who came to help test and choose
recipes, help with precooks, and the day-of kitchen staff. Oh goodness, the
wonderful food!
Warder Martyn for running the Rapier prize tourney.
Lady Talveen for the brewer’s contest.
Lady Marguerite for the dessert auction and the wonderful storytelling
contest.
Lady Vilda for the artwork of St. Bubba.
Lady Alessandra for managing gate and all those who sat shifts.
Lord Constantine for the help with advertising and reading of the
introductions to each course.
Lord Tymme for the creation of the website and generally supporting me
through this process.
Lady Symonne for her constant guidance and support as our Steward Mentor.
And, most of all, to my Archos and co-steward, Lady Dearbháil for holding
down the fort when my life got far too complicated and for taking a chance
with me.

In service to Wyewood and the Dream,
Lady Avine