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View from the Tower – March 2019

Upcoming Meetings

Next regular meeting- Second Sunday of the month
Sunday March 10th, 6pm
Panera Bread (DeKalb, IL)
2476 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Ragnarök Rampage is coming!

With Ragnarök on the horizon, Their Excellencies Carraig Ban are looking for award recommendations so that They can recognize the good deeds and works of the populace at our local event.

For those not familiar with the Baronial Awards, they are:
Order of the Keep – Awarded for long term service to the Barony and/or the Coronets. This may only be given once.
Award of The Battering Ram – Awarded for excellence in Rattan/Heavy Combat and/or service to the Barony’s Rattan/Heavy Combat community.
Award of the Portcullis – Awarded for service to the Barony and/or the Coronets by those who live outside of the Barony.
Award of the Quoin – Awarded for service to the Barony and/or the Coronets by residents of Carraig Ban.
Award of the Well – Awarded for excellence in Arts, Sciences, or Research, or service to the Barony’s A&S/Research community.
Award of the Loop – Awarded for excellence in Archery and/or service to the Barony’s Archery community.
Award of the Belfry – Awarded for Youth who provide service to the Barony.
Award of the Spire – Awarded for excellence in Rapier and/or service to the Barony’s Rapier community.

Please submit your Baronial award recommendations to https://goo.gl/forms/vnq7u5AytUUmBuek1 by March 31, 2019.
If you are interested in completing award scrolls for the Barony, please contact either of Their Excellencies.


Meeting Notes

From Manfred, Deputy Seneschal,

February meeting notes-

1. His Excellency Honda started with a statement reaffirming any and all members of the barony are encouraged to contact leadership for any and all concerns if members feel that their voices are not being heard.

2. Ragnarok Rampage plans are continuing forward. No updates at this time.

3. Manfred will be stepping up into the Seneschal role for the group. Paperwork was completed at the meeting with Seamus. Hiroaki Akiyama (Cat)’s paperwork was also completed for the Exchequer role.

4. Their Excellencies were encouraged to improve and expand on Carraig Ban’s baronial regalia, in particular the thrones. The old thrones are no longer useable. Baron Samii and Baron Honda offered a suggestion for a recommended vendor to provide new Baronial thrones at $450.00 for both. Motion put forward by Seamus, carried unanimously.

5. Johara had graciously bought a chair for one of their excellencies for Val Day. Portion of that $450.00 to repay Johara for gift.

6. A&S nights to continue onward. Upcoming A&S to include regalia improvement/expansion, including a baronial day-shade for Gold Key/Newcomer’s Point


A&S nights have moved to Wednesdays.

If you have Baronial property please advise the quartermaster or Barons. Revisiting storage issues with baronial property. Reconsidering use of a trailer and parking location. Upcoming plans to inventory property at Epona’s and reduce.

Looking into putting in a bid to host a kingdom event like Crown for fall 2020. Nicholaa to start developing the bid and offered to be event steward.


Financial

A financial policy has been drafted. A copy was provided for review and comment November newsletter. Vote to be conducted (TBD).


EXTRA – EXTRA

Arts and Sciences- A&S nights are on Wednesdays– Check Facebook for details on dates and times.

If you have an article you would like to submit for the newsletter please forward to nhalden0001@gmail.com by the end of the month to be included in the next month’s issue.
Please send Recipes for the next newsletter. No one submitted for March.

Marshal – The outdoor fight practices in DeKalb at Liberty Park are on hiatus until after due to cold weather. Ideas on an indoor location for fall/winter should be referred to the Knights Marshal.
A fight practice is also being held at COD in Glen Ellyn on Wednesdays.

We will be trying to get the news out the beginning of each Month. Please contact me if you have something you want included at nhalden0001@gmail.com .
If anyone needs a mailed copy of this information, please contact me. Listed below are upcoming events and our officers list.

In service to the Barony,

Nicholaa

Baroness Dame Nicholaa Halden, Chronicler

View From The Tower – February 2019

Highlights from this month’s Baronial Newsletter:

Upcoming Meetings
Next regular meeting- Second Sunday of the month

Sunday February 10th, 6pm
Panera Bread (DeKalb, IL)
2476 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115


From Their Excellencies
Greetings unto the Barony!

Their Excellencies Carraig Ban request that members of the populace complete the new Carraig Ban Baronial Census, located at https://goo.gl/forms/sQuZ4oUSo348USpd2.

Information from the Census will be used to populate the Roll of Honor, create a populace directory for networking within the barony (SCA names, e-mails, and interests only), and drive Baronial initiatives for populace engagement (aka We want to see more of you!).

Please complete the census by April 30, 2019.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

In Service,
Baron Honda Heihachiro
Thegn Samson Muskovich


Please see the newsletter for more details and information.

In service to the Barony,

Nicholaa

Baroness Dame Nicholaa Halden, Chronicler

The February 2019 Newsletter can be downloaded HERE.

View from the Tower – November 2018

Upcoming Meetings

Sunday, November 11, 2018
6pm Panera Bread (DeKalb, IL)
2476 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Holiday Gathering Meeting December 15th- Location TBD

October Meeting Minutes
New Business:

  • New Kingdom Website
    • Contact your regional officers to make sure you have access to your reports
  • Financial Policy
    • Announced today
      • No Exchequer present, will submit for November newsletter
    • Will be posted for review in November newsletter
    • Vote at December Meeting
    • If there is commentary, submit to Hiroaki and Seamus before November Meeting
  • Office of the Exchequer
    • Looking for a deputy – Cody stepping into deputy
  • Baronial Birthday Bid
    • February 2019 – 16th
    • Kazuhiko will autocrat/provide details
      • Meeting with Church Elders – November 4th
  • Kingdom 12th Night and Festival of Maidens
    • January 12th in Oswego
    • Combining with Maidens for this year only
    • Financials – need vote
      • 3 groups splitting cost
      • Ayreton and Caer Gwyn have approved
      • Approx. $1600 outlay for each group
      • Expected min. attendance of 300
      • Breakeven for event is 233
      • Authorizing up to $1700
        • All officers in attendance approved
        • 1 abstain, all others approved

Old Business:

  • Holiday Party
    • Where?
      ▪ Nora and Cody offered to host
    • December 15th – Chosen by those who submitted responses
    • “Secret Santa” gift exchange
    • Budget for main dish?
      • What protein? Turkey
  • Baronial Awards Recommendations
    • Link on Website
  • Ragnarok Rampage
    • Event has been submitted to Kingdom Calendar, waiting for approval
    • Will update website/page as updates come in
    • Themed event based on Loki

New, New Business:

  • Kazuhiko taking over Deputy MoAS

Demo
October 27th: STEMFest/Maker Faire Demo @ NIU Convocation Center, 9am – 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

We had good attendance and a lot of interest from attendees. Thanks everyone who came out and brought things to display. Activities included origami, medieval dress up, games and displays. The kids really enjoyed putting on the chain mail and examining the weapons.

Officer Openings
Baronial Seneschal looking for a deputy Seneschal with the intent to turn over the office. Give me a shout via any medium you prefer if you are interested. – Seamus.

Financial
A financial policy has been drafted. A copy is provided for review and comment at the end of the newsletter. If there is commentary, submit to Hiroaki and Seamus before November Meeting.

EXTRA – EXTRA

Arts and Sciences – A&S nights have resumed are Tuesdays.– Dekalb Public Library. 6 to 8:30 pm through December 18th. A&S Nights –Lots of focus “events” coming up soon- November – first 3 weeks dedicated to stamp making/printing. Check Facebook for details on dates and times.

Marshal – The outdoor fight practices in DeKalb at Liberty Park are on hiatus until after due to cold weather. Ideas on an indoor location for fall/winter should be referred to the Knights Marshal.
A fight practice is also being held at COD in Glen Ellyn on Wednesdays.

We will be trying to get the news out the beginning of each Month. Please contact me if you have something you want included at nhalden0001@gmail.com .

If anyone needs a mailed copy of this information, please contact me. Listed below are upcoming events and our officers list.

In service to the Barony,
Nicholaa
Baroness Dame Nicholaa Halden, Chronicler