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MEG Meeting

2014 April 24

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

Rignach, Steve, Giancarlo, Valcura, Rebecca, Guilluame, Annisa, Bernard, Kaitlin, Elizabeth, Rafael, Kerij-e, Julia, Pamela, and Antoine

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

  • The Denny's in Bellevue is going to be closing down sometime in August. The need to find a new meeting site has just been boosted to the top of the agenda.
    • May meeting is to be held at AFK Tavern in Renton. It is the old Keg location.
    • Seating is at large tables.
    • If this does not work another location will be tried in June.
    • Remember Elections for Guild Head and Steward are to be held at the May meeting.
  • Reminder: Main place for communication moving to Facebook group called 'Madrone Equestrian GUild'. This is a closed group so posts are not cluttering up news feeds. Please ask a member to be added.
  • Upcoming Events
    • Baronial Banquet
      • Kaitlin has decorated wooden ponies in to match guild horses for a tabletop carosel. Super cute!
      • Currently, six guild members will be in attendance and managing gate.
      • Guild will be hosting a table for members. Let's sit together and have fun!
    • June Faire.
      • No horses this year. No space on site.
    • An Tir/ West War
      • Horses in the same area as last year.
      • Scheduled activities include a Trail ride, Jousting, Mounted Combat, and Foot Combat for Equestrians, and Archery.
    • Emprise
      • is on the calendar for the 13-15 of September.
      • Practice will be held at Reber the week before as in past custom.
      • The co-Event Steward, Pamela, is looking for a tent to host a family tent for children to gather in.
      • We need to make more tilt lengths and a counter tilt.
      • Wyewood has been asked if they will co-host with us this year.
      • Jousters are going to be encouraged to bring a Grand Guard for the joust.
      • Discussion of having a behord tournament between Baronies with apointed riders and special baronial crests.
      • Monthly planning meetings will occur at Guilluame's house starting the 1st Thursday of May.
      • Invitations will go out shortly to the list of preferred judges. Very exciting picks!
      • Pamela is organizing a platform for the judges.
      • Possible rapier Sunday - discussion occurred.
      • Discussion occurered surrounding the interest of a production company to come film us playing. Interest was non supportive at this time.
      • Sir Raphael is EMIC.
      • Reminder: Kate is seeking ideas for King Renee styled A&S that can be encouraged and taught prior to September.
      • Might be some out of kingdom guests this year. Let's show them what An Tir can do!
  • Upcoming Practices
    • May Practice is cancelled.
  • 2014 Practice Schedule
    • Proposed Dates and Topics
      • Jan 18 - 6 horse, 7 riders
      • Feb 22 - 10 horse, 11 riders
      • Mar 15 - Cancelled, no marshal available.
      • Apr 19 - happened - no discussion.
      • May 10 - Cancelled, no marshal available.
      • Jun 21 - Spring Duck Event, EMIC Kerij-e
      • Aug 16 - Baron's Tournament
      • Sep TBD - Reber Practice before Emprise
      • Oct 18 - Open
      • Nov 22 - Open

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

  • Events
    • none
  • Practice - not discussed. Please send me stats to update notes.
    • 0 Ground Crew
    • 0 Riders
    • 0 Horses
    • 0 Authorizations
    • No reportable accidents
  • Website
    • Photos and Biographies on the MEG site need updating.
    • Please send guildhead your biography and photo.
    • There was a request for members to list their awards.
  • Classes
    • Silk Banners - Pamela has a steamer, others have all the materials and now we just need a date.
    • Helmet Covers - No Date
    • Making a mini tilt - No Date
    • Introducing a new game - No Date
    • Victorian Riding Habits - No Date
    • Kingdom Caparison - No Date
  • Misc
    • May 4th a saddle fitting class at Olsen-Mills.
    • In July there is a Trail class in Sedro Woolley.
    • 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.

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