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2012 January 26

In Attendance *************

Guillaume ; Annise ; Johannes ; Emily ; Kerij-e ; Aeschine ; Giancarlo ; Valkura ; Felicitae ; Elisabeth ; Rignach ; Alianora ; William

Old Business **************

  • none discussed

New Business **************

  • The Riderless Horse cloak and comparison are getting smelly. It is time to remake it/them. Fabric may be available.
  • Practices for 2012 will be on Saturday's going forward rather than Sundays.
    • This years dates include: 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/12, 6/16, 8/25, 9/9, 9/15
    • Practices will continue to be held at Trinity with the exception of the one right before the Emprise which will be at Reber.
  • Potential of turning the 4/21 into a type of demo for the Guild.
    • Kerij-e and Aeschine's concept
    • Advertise in the local barns and stores.
    • Invite friends and family who have been curious to see what we do.
    • A venue to show more than just fighting / combat.
    • Could offer ground crew classes.
    • There may be an issue with a parking.
    • If too many people showed interest, should we move it to a different location?
      • Start by having a Facebook RSVP list.
    • Emily could help with flyers and handouts but will need info.
    • More discussion about our target audience.
    • Mission statement:"Show up and find out how to get involved."
    • Bring chatelaines to help answer basic SCA questions.
    • Is there a budget to help pay for printing?
      • Her Excellency may have a source for free printing
    • Still need to find out if this is permissible with Trinity.
    • More discussion to happen via email
  • Organization of practices:
    • Someone other than Guillaume to take turns organizing practices. Guillaume apprehensive that if he could not make it for a practice that it might not happen.
    • William has volunteered for February's practice.
  • News of Rignach's Academy
    • It now has the backing of the Barony.
    • All paperwork is in progress.
    • Rignach is the Autocrat
    • Site = Reber Ranch
    • Handed out a 'teaser' handout.
      • Discussion about handout followed including verbage and name for the event.
    • The idea that this should be thought of as a Kingdom wide event.
    • It will have both lectures, classes and combat.
      • Includes Heavy, Rapier, Archery, War Classes, Tournament Classes, and of course Equestrian
      • War classes will be more tactical then actual.
      • Gordon to help teach these.
      • Classical Riding maneuvers.
      • Non martial classes like "How to Make Things"
      • Falconry from Horseback
    • Participants get rings or tokens for attending events.
    • No Challenge Course or Eq games but there will be a Quest Event.
    • Her Excellency asked if there would be room for the Baronial Archery Championship to happen. Answer was that it would be tough to do so.
    • Breaking even point will be 70 people.
    • Expected attendance should be about 200.
    • Expectations of Rignach for the guild for this event: 'Just bring your horse and have fun."
    • Question about Rental Horses? Probably not.
  • No Lionhearts this year.
    • Johannes pouts. :-)
  • Winter goals were suspended for this meeting.
  • Misc
    • Aeschine has MEG Reins and Breast Plates for sale that she hand makes. Very nice.
    • Decals are available through Guillaume.
    • Jousting tubes available in 5 - 8 foot lengths from Guillaume.
    • 1st Thursday of the month work parties take place at Rignach's house.

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