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Business Meeting Minutes June through December 2022

Posted by on Sep 26, 2022 in Chronicler, Event | 0 comments

June 2022

Present in person were the Baron and Baroness, Seneschal, Chronicler, Knight Marshal, and Herald. Online were the MoA, Webminister, Deputy Herald, and Exchequer, as well as our Rattan Champion. 

Officers’ Reports

MoA: quarterly report filed, nothing new to report. The 25th is the Japanese garden social. KM is working on metal etching classes.

Webminister: updates have been made, meeting notes posted.

Herald: Mistress Alys said the Barony Award badges are ready to go, Kingdom Herald just needs the check. We have proved the spelling of the Order of Style (Steel).

Chronicler: Needs to check the Pikestaff to see if Barony contact information is correctly in there, specifically for the Seneschal and Baron and Baroness.

MoL : Nothing new to report

Baron and Baroness: Nothing new to report

Exchequer: We have $6,174.40 $27 check for badges mailed out, check has yet to clear.

KM: Fighting season is in full swing. Bhakail on Thursdays, Iron Bog on Sundays, random fight practice in Philly on floating days.  Fighting authorizations need to be checked, according to Mord, before Pennsic. 

Baron: Archery has been going well. Arrow making demo is going to be the 20th. Thrown Weapons is a maybe, one target has disintegrated, but could take the remaining target and do it in his backyard. Has asked Herald to contact scribes to do scrolls for Champions event.

Seneschal: Nothing new to report

Old business:

Baroness has materials for Ostgardr, we’re doing embroidered linen cup covers. We can deliver them at Pennsic.

Japanese Garden Social: 12 people are signed up, 11 still going. Tea ceremony will be in gazebo. Exchequer says even though it is a free event, we still need to do an event report for it. We need to have a sign-in sheet, etc.

Commons: site has been reserved at Core Creek Park on Woodbourne Road in Langhorne. Mord said he will start plugging the event after Pennsic. He says for the format, more than 10 people will be double elimination, less than 10 people, round robin. Muirdeach will be acting marshal for the event.

No new business. Meeting is adjourned.

July 2022

Attendance: everyone except the Seneschal and the Baron and Baroness was online; Sterlyng from Iron Bog was a guest online. Harley has also joined us.

Officers’ Reports

Andruta (MoL): Nothing new to report. As the Barony’s social media officer, she is not seeing the Facebook group alerts immediately for adding new people. Seneschal asks that we leave it up to Andruta and Morwill (Chatelaine) to approve additions to the Barony’s FB group..

Arsinoe (MoAS): She has received a request for teaching classes and River War and is getting links for online classes at Pennsic. She mentioned that Knowne Worlde Heralds and Scribes is coming up.

Stephen (Web Minister): Has done the quarterly report and is keeping the Website up to date.

Morwill (Chatelaine): Chatelaine’s office has been quiet, and fencing is happening twice a month (unless there are S’mores for the social, in which case, the fencers will be having S’mores). Has to cancel first and third practices for August, as the Tuesday session after Pennsic will be dead.

Murdaigh (Knight Marshal): Pennsic War is on everyone’s mind. Last Sunday was last practice for Southern Region.

Jackie (Herald): Has been invited to join Mistress Alys’ classes after Pennsic. Checks have been sent for badges and awards for the Barony.

Jaz (Exchequer): Barony is solvent, quarterly report should be out by Pennsic.

Aurddeilen (Baron and Archery/Thrown Weapons Marshal): Archery and thrown weapons are going well. Practices will be canceled in August because of Pennsic and personal vacations.

Sigrid (Baroness): Baron and Baroness are registered for Barleycorn.

New Business

River War: Sterling is working on River War in Iron Bog. Activities will include fighting, fencing, thrown weapons, A&S classes, and even a chariot race and an equestrian fashion show. Dates are the 23rd-25th of September, at the 4H Fair of Mullica Hill. There will be a parade of decorated carts/ “chariot race.” The chariot race will be followed by court. There will be food, but not a feast. Is talking with food trucks about coming in. Saturday and Sunday morning will be packaged breakfasts.

Shire Wars: Seneschal says we are late about discussing details. Lady Torbvi is events steward. The event will be at Bashore Scout Reservation, in Jonestown, Pa., with theme being Battle of Baghdadi (Mongols vs. Abbasids). Feast is $10. 150 attendees are expected, the potential is there for more. His Highness is coming but not known if it will be a full RP. The Baroness had questions about whether certain site amenities will be open again (the Lodge). Details not really known at this time. Jenevra (Seneschal) says the seneschals have all been talking about the event. Baroness points out that if there is no access to inside spaces, attendance might be down.

The Exchequer says if attendance is down and we lose the amount given to Shire Wars, we will need to consider what events we could do to bring in money. This is not a concern so long as Shire Wars is a break-even event.

Exchequer made a motion to support the event, Knight Marshal seconded it, motion passed unopposed.

Membership Drive

Baron pointed out that when we started out as a Barony, we had 67 paying members. After the pandemic, we’re now down to 32. He points out that we need to hold some sort of membership drive.

Seneschal says that discussion needs to happen after Pennsic.

Exchequer says we should reach out to Kingdom Seneschal and see what they say about the number of members needed to sustain the Barony, but we also need to recruit active members.

Seneschal says we have to start meeting in person again, and start coming to the socials. She points out that if we’re not somewhere where people can’t come, they won’t come. “Come on out, we’ll have more S’mores.”

Sterling says Iron Bog “took a gamble” on doing the Baronial Championship in public. While an event atmosphere pulls onlookers in en masse, they do not generally pay the same attention to Sunday practice in a park, “they really don’t ask questions.”

Al Hafla

Exchequer has been looking at sites. Bensalem rents school sites. Penn Ryn is a private school in Fairless Hills that rents the gymnasium. $60 an hour. Bucks-Mont Unitarian Church also has spaces. We would have to reach out to facilities management.

Seneschal says there is also the Masonic Lodge in Yardley. Pennsbury district also available.

Exchequer says we need to determine what kind of event Al Hafla is going to be – is it going to be a social event with coffee and music and snacks, or a bigger event with classes and vendors? Would it be for the Baronial Bardic champions event? If it’s at Penn Ryn, we can have an event where we invite the school’s families.

Baronial Commons Rattan and Rapier

Need a new steward for the event as current steward (Adelisa, Chronicler) has to be at a wedding. Muirdaugh has stepped up and will continue to coordinate the event.

The Barony is losing Harley as a member, as she is moving out to the Pittsburgh area, hoping to be in Newcastle.

Upcoming events

September will be a busy month, with Barleycorn, Ducal Champion, River Wars.

August 2022

Baronial Meeting was canceled because of Pennsic.

September 2022

Attending: Baron, Baroness, Seneschal, Exchequer, Chronicler, Chatelaine, MoAS, MoL, Knight Marshal, and Barony member Harley

Officers’ Reports

Herald’s report: Check has been cashed for badges.Will focus on Stephen and Adelina’s heraldry next,

Archery and Thrown weapons report: Two new people showed up this week. Baron has a bunch of bows to give away.

Baron and Baroness: Baroness reports a regional baronial/Shire calendar is in the works so coordination can be done in scheduling events.

Exchequer: Incipient Barony of Hartshorndale was looking to see if their Investiture could be in November 2023. We will need to keep track of event sites and dates for our own Investiture.

MoL: Nothing to report, next event is our Commons. Will bring all forms needed for double elimination or round robin.

Chatelaine: Muirdeach has been getting new people in to fencing practice. Had 5 new fencers this past week. 2 went to archery. He needs to buy fencing masks and gorgets for loaners, needs mediums. Already has jackets, swords, and gloves. Barony will fund the gorgets and masks.

MoAS: has some emails to go through and wills be posting something shortly.

Webminister: nothing new to report. Exchequer raised silencing the Artisan’s Village page, but MoL has proposed using the event for Baronial A&S champions. Will hide page for now.

Knight Marshal: We’re in fighting season. Crown Tournament is in November.

Exchequer: We are solvent. Check has been sent out, received, and deposited for Shire Wars.

Seneschal: Kingdom is asking for detailed Seneschal reports. Need to be copied on officers’ reports now. Needs details on how many practices, how many people attending.

Old Business

Champions & Commons: Only one pre-reg so far. Needs a gate person, but already has marshals, MoL. Will need to set up Baronial pavilion, fighting lists. Tournament is being advertised. Exchequer and MoL have stepped up to be gate people. 9 a.m. setup. Blueberry is doing the scrolls.

Shire Wars: Details are up, PayPal is up. It’s a royal progress, with the new King attending. Masking will be required indoors and in the kitchen. Volunteers needed for certain staff positions.

East A&S Championships bid: Exchequer got some details on sites. UU Church gives 503c discounts. Other possibility is Polish Home in NE Philadelphia. UU site might also be good for Al-Hafla.

Masking: Motion made and passed for masking as a courtesy past Oct. 1 at Barony business, A&S, and other indoor meetings, will revisit Dec. 1. Will need to see if we can ask for a variance for future events.

Next Baronial meeting: Holiday part is scheduled, with a sock exchange (with $15 gift limit), potluck, and in person at the Nature Center. For those changing offices, bring your medallions, etc.

The Barony held its elections for officers: Adelisa Salernitana has become seneschal, Cailleach is now web minister, Andruta Jezofyna is now Herald, Muirdeach has become A&S Minister, Tzipora Dubois is our MoL. Morwill MacShane has volunteered as Knight Marshal and continues as Chatelaine. Arsinoe has volunteered as Exchequer if Jaz (Yasamin al-Sardiniyya) is unable to continue. New officers will take their places at December’s meeting.

Officer’s Reports

Seneschal: Jenevra says she has submitted the quarterly report for the end of .

Exchequer: Report was submitted and we are in balanced. NO check received from Shire Wars yet, but when received will be submitted. Signatures may need to be adjusted on Barony’s bank account.

Herald: Resubmitted Stephanus’ name submission, Mistress Alys is reviewing. Check was never cashed from the last one and submission was never found. Alys still is reviewing Adelisa’s armory. Barony badges awaiting approval.

Seneschal: Someone needs to submit Court Report from Baronial Commons. (Herald says most recent report does mention we had a Commons.)

MoAS: There was no handbook for the position when Arsinoe first started, but now there’s a new handbook from East Kingdom. (Baroness Sigrid has offered to print it out.)

Webminister: Nothing new to report. (Seneschal suggests he get together with new webminister to share passwords, etc.)

Chatelaine: No new person, but we need to go through Gold Key. (Andruta: We don’t have a lot of stuff for men.) (Check with Bhakail, Iron Bog, Caer Adamant, Hartshorndale). For fencing, averaging 5 to 6 people each practice.

Chronicler: nothing new to report

MoL: Submitted report for commons

Baron/Archery-Thrown Weapons officer: Archery is done until May

Baroness: Baronial champions have been invited to Return to Vinland Raids in Smoking Rocks to compete in a best of the best competition. Event is the weekend after Beltaines in 2023.

Old Business:

About 31 people came to Commons. Exchequer submitted report. Seneschal said she didn’t receive her copy.

New Business

Al Hafla? Artisan’s Village? Baron wants to look at some sites for these events and others. Next Baronial investiture should be aligned with East Kingdom 12th Night. Exchequer says we could always go back to Christ Home as a site, but if we want to do that need to start looking for it now.

Baron has asked if there are numbers for 12th Night for previous years, wants to inquire with Kingdom Exchequer.

Al Hafla: Jaz says it can be a smaller event. May not have live music if it’s indoors, because many EK musicians are uncomfortable playing indoors. May try and schedule it at the end of February. March is busy, so we have tentatively scheduled it for April 22. Need to ask incoming Heirs when their coronation is.

Events coming up: 100 Minutes War, Yule.

Next Baronial meeting: Holiday part is scheduled, with a sock exchange (with $15 gift limit), potluck, and in person at the Nature Center. For those changing offices, bring your medallions, etc.

December 2022 Barony of Buckland Cross Meeting

In attendance were all Barony officers and a few friends. New officers were confirmed in their positions, the new Seneschal will be continuing as Chronicler until someone else can step up. Jenevra is supporting as Deputy Seneschal.

Gifts were exchanged and merry was made.

January 2023 Barony of Buckland Cross meeting

In attendance (in person and online) were the Baron, Baroness, Seneschal, Deputy Seneschal, MoAS, Knight Marshal, Webminister, MoL, Herald, and a few citizens.

Officer’s Reports

Baron/Baroness: Baron reports that our Baronial badges have been cleared and approved by Kingdom. MoAS has produced a prototype to see if the etching can be enameled.

Chronicler: Nothing new to report

Exchequer: Barony is solvent, but was still filling out the 4th quarter and full year reports to Kingdom. Shire Wars check has still not been received.

MoAS: Has been setting up several classes for the new year, such as making kvass, sandcasting metal, and running events. Envisions the Barony being a resource for its neighbors and classes a good place for presenters to test flight concepts before teaching bigger groups.

Webminister: Has been switching Barony officers’ email accounts over, and has taken over the Baronial website.

Herald: Nothing new to report.

Knight Marshal/Chatelaine: Fencing practices continue, with some new people showing up.

MoL: Just starting in her position and still filling out forms for Kingdom, nothing new to report.

Seneschal: Shire Wars planning committee has met, but with Hartshorndale unable to fulfill its commitment for 2023 because of having to plan its own Baronial investiture, Buckland Cross unable to step up because of having to hold its own Baronial polling, and other signatories unable or unwilling to step up at this time, there may not be a Shire Wars this year. Baron Aurddeilen, who also sits on the planning committee, also believes we should just plan for Shire Wars for 2024.

New Business

Al-Hafla: May 20 has been picked for the day. Site still needs to be found.

Baronial polling: Will call for Letters of Intent for the February meeting. Deadlines will need to be set.

Business meeting Minutes February & March 2022

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February 2022

In attendance were the Seneschal, Baron and Baroness, Chronicler, Exchequer, Knight Marshal, MoAS, MoL, Herald, Web Minister, and Chatelaine.


Morwill MacShane, rapier practice coordinator/Chatelaine, says fencing practice has reopened at the Churchville Nature Center and that he is still keeping COVID contact tracing sheets.

Andruta Jezofyna, the MoL, stated that she has a report due March 1. She was going to attend Mudthaw to help out with the lists but might have to pull out. No other news to report.

Baron and Baroness said they have nothing new to report. The Baron, who is also Thrown Weapons/Archery marshal, says there will not be any archery practice for the immediate future.

Herald reported that she has spoken with Mistress Alys about the blazon being designed for Adelisa Salernitana, and that progress is being made. Arsinoe’s and Stephen’s submissions are still in process. She had nothing else new to report.

Knight Marshal reports that there are two area practices on Wednesdays, in North Jersey and Philadelphia. Nothing else new to report.

Chronicler states that delinquent business meeting notes have been turned in, and an annual report has been turned into Kingdom Chronicler.

MoAS reports that she has been talking with the Baron about future A&S activities centered on Japan, in honor of the upcoming reign, perhaps an activity comparing/contrasting medieval and modern Japanese traditions.

Web Minister said he had nothing new to report, and is just keeping on top of updates to the Barony’s website.

Exchequer says that the annual report has been submitted, and nothing new has been received or spent. The Barony remains solvent.



Event stewards Caillach (Karyn) and Violet have not been able to make much headway in this post-pandemic atmosphere. As dates are filling up on the Kingdom calendar, event is indefinitely postponed.

Blazons and Awards for the Barony

Herald has not heard anything back from Kingdom with feedback on proposed designs. Baron is going through the paperwork to figure out what we still need. A meeting will be set up with the Kingdom. With Hartshorn-dale moving forward to become a Barony, we will need to lock in designs to prevent any conflicts.

Reopening of the Kingdom and Resumption of Activities in the SCA

Seneschal reports that the East Kingdom has been reopened. With the revival of activities at Kingdom level there will be awards given. Some things are getting announced on the polling lists. The Seneschal asks that if anyone you know within the group is getting an award, please discreetly share that information. Seneschal reminds as the new reign approaches, don’t forget you have the opportunity to put in people for awards. If you know anyone in the group getting an award, discreetly let the Seneschal and Baron and Baroness know so we can rally support.

Upcoming events are Mudthaw in Settmour Swamp and Coronation in Ostgard, as well as Aisles of March, Nova Schola in Hartshorn-dale, and Bhakail’s Tavern event. The Kingom of Acre coronation has been rescheduled for March 12 in Sayreville, N.J. Beltaines is supposed to be on in Canada in 2022, but that is only an option if the border reopens.

On the possibility of a joint event with the Barony of Iron Bog, the MoL reported that she has not heard back from Sterling De La Rosa, the knight marshal of Iron Bog, about his ideas, but the concept is still open.

Baronial Championships Tourney

Rattan Champion Mord Hruttson asks that we need to consider when and where to run the tourney, says it should be done before Fall Crown Tournament. He points out that we will need a Marshal there because he is not one. As far as a site goes, the Baroness says after her talk with county officials, we have the option of using Core Creek Park to hold the event.

Baronial Gold Key

A guest, MK, reports that the Gold Key in Hartshorndale is looking for help sorting bins. Our Seneschal points out that we need to get to our own Gold Key projects. The MoL really wants the stuff out of her basement and transferred to the chatelaine. MoAS has made a few more men’s tunics, but we still need more stuff for men.

March 2022

In attendance was the Seneschal, Baron and Baroness, Chronicler, Exchequer, MoL, MoAS, Chatelaine, and Webminister.


The Seneschal had nothing new to report but shared the most recent COVID guidance from the Kingdom. Under this guidance, we are not required to mask at outdoor events, but must still mask indoors. The updates have been posted on the EK Gazette website

The Baron reports that he still needs to get together with the Seneschal and Herald to review what is outstanding for creating our baronial awards. An in-person meeting was set to review materials.

Thrown Weapons Marshal (also the Baron) reports that he has not seen any updates to what Kingdom is requiring of marshals for COVID requirements. With the weather turning nicer, he wants to start setting up archery practice again.

The Herald says she is still working on Adelisa’s blazon with Mistress Alys. No new news. Seneschal adds that Dame Lillia has offered her assistance to the Herald if need be for consulting.

Rapier Marshal/Chatelaine says fencing is doing well, and remains on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, with between 6 to 10 people showing up. As Chatelaine, he has received two e-mails this week. Seneschal says Baroness Genevieve has garb to give to Gold Key. Sorting and inventory still has to be done.

MoAS says not much going on A&S wise, and she and the Baron are still talking of an upcoming Japanese-themed event. Baron has posted some ideas, such as a tea ceremony. MoAS wants to talk about clothing, especially dyeing and weaving techniques of certain kimono. Seneschal says Baroness Genevieve has offered up garb reference books. MoAS says it would be nice to have a small collection of books available for the Barony’s use. Seneschal says at one time we did have an index of who owns what books, but that was back in 2008.

Web Minister says everything that has been needed to be done has been done for the site has been done, and delinquent minutes have been posted.

Knight Marshal says that Southern Army Sunday in neighboring Carillon has restarted, and everyone’s really excited to go back to it. The practice is the third Sunday of each month, and he is expecting a big turnout as kingdom regulations are relaxing.

Exchequer says there is nothing new financially to report, the Barony remains solvent, none of the numbers have changed. The reports have gone out to Kingdom with no notes from that office.


There is no movement on Al-Hafla.


The Seneschal points out that we need to start thinking of Champions event for the fall. Could be in the same location. Now that COVID restrictions are loosening up, we may be able to do it as a potluck.

Upcoming events are Mudthaw in Settmour Swamp, Sign of the Squirrel & Hound (Bhakail’s Tavern event), and Coronation in Ostgard.

Business Meeting Minutes, September 2021 through January 2022

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September 2021

Attending in person were the Baron and Baroness, the Seneschal, the Chonicler, the Knight Marshal, the MoAS, and the MoL. Attending online were the Exchequer, the rapier practice coordinator/Chatelaine, the Herald, and the Web Minister.  

The main topic of discussion was coordination of the Oct. 5 Baronial Champions event.

Officer’s Reports

The Rapier coordinator shared the format for the rapier champions portion of the event, and the MoL was coordinating the paperwork.

The Web Minister reported that previous meeting minutes have been posted to the Barony’s website and the Barony’s bylaws have been updated on the site. He had nothing else new to report.

The MoAS had nothing new to report

The Exchequer reported that we were solvent, with $6,143.55 in account and one check remaining to clear.

The Herald reported that she was getting instruction from Kingdom on submissions for heraldry.

The Chatelaine had nothing new to report. As Rapier coordinator, reported that the most recent practice was well attended with eight people, with one newcomer joining.

The Baron, who is also the Archery-Thrown Weapons Officer, was typing up plan for reopening archery practice, which needs to be approved by Seneschal and then Kingdom. COVID vaccinations would be required since the practice would be at a private residence.

New Business

The primary topic of discussion was the Champion’s Event on Oct. 5.

The Baron was taking responsibility for writing a court script. Scrolls have already been made. Regalia needs to be brought by Champions. Baronial pop ups and thrones will be brought. The Rapier Coordinator was bringing the lists. The MoL was bringing additional tables as well as writing implements.

Bottled water was being provided by Barony, and to be picked up by the Chronicler who was also the event’s steward. The Exchequer was bringing tables for event registration and sign-in. 

A discussion took place about the event Shire Wars, Oct. 15-17th, which Buckland Cross was a co-host for. Details were shared such as the limit on camping and the availability of boxed lunches.

Another upcoming event, Bhakail Yule on Dec. 11 had become a royal progress event. 

There was some discussion about how the Barony’s Al-Hafla event in 2022 could be done in conjunction with Kingdom Bardic or another RP event.  Research has begun into possible sites.

October 2021

In attendance in person were the Baron and Baroness, Seneschal, Chronicler, Exchequer, Chatelaine/Rapier Coordinator, MoL, Herald, and MoAS. Online were the Web Minister and Knight Marshal.

Old Business

The main topic of discussion was the recent Champions’ Event, in which the Barony’s Rattan and Rapier Champions were chosen. Our Rattan Champion is Mord Hruttson, and our Rapier Champion is THL Ciaran Ua Meic Thire.

The event ran smoothly, attracting more than 50 people at Tyler State Park.

New Business

Discussion continued about trying to coordinate Al-Hafla with the Kingdom or Baronial A&S Champions. A tentative event posting was made on the East Kingdom website. The steward for the 2021 Al-Hafla wanted to find a new steward for the 2022 event so that she could concentrate on providing food.

November 2021

In attendance in person were the Baron and Baroness, Seneschal, Chronicler, and MoL. Attending online were the Herald, the Exchequer, the MoAS, and the Web Minister.

Officers’ Reports

Nothing new to report. End-of-the-year 2021 reports for the Kingdom were being prepared. The MoAS stated that she would not be looking into scheduling any activities until at least January 2021 because of the holidays.

Old Business

A new check was authorized by the Exchequer and Seneschal for expenses from the October Baronial Champions event. The Exchequer reports that the Barony remains solvent.

There was a brief discussion of the activity at Shire Wars, which unfortunately was shortened by torrential rain and wind.

New Business

A need had been expressed for a social media officer for the Barony. A vote was taken, making Andruta Jezofyna, our MoL, also our social medial officer. Andruta had already established a Discord server for the Barony and would now run our Facebook page.

A new steward and deputy steward were introduced for the 2022 Al-Hafla event, and they were going to be looking at potential sites. The event was still tentatively set for Feb. 26.

The Baron reported that he was still trying to get Baronial award names researched and approved by Kingdom, and indicated that he would start looking into that in January.

The Seneschal and MoL reported that they would be going to 100 Minutes War that month.

December 2021

A brief meeting, because of the holidays and a resurgence of COVID, which canceled the Barony’s holiday get-together. Nothing really new by any of the officers to report. A decision was made to push off Al-Hafla until the spring when it could be held outdoors because of COVID concerns.

January 2022

Attendance was online as Kingdom had shut down all in-person activities and events until at least in the beginning of February because of the spike in Omicron cases.

Officers Reports

The Rapier Master/Chatelaine reported that the K&Q Fencing event had been canceled and new bids would have to be submitted.

The MoAS shared the Kingdom announcement that the A&S Championships were going to be held in March at an event called Aisles of March in Stonemarche.

The Web Minister reported that he had submitted a quarterly report and needed to fix a few broken links on the Barony’s website. Seneschal/former web minister reports that she no longer has access to the site. Web Minister says there was a bug with the sidebar and he had to go in and make a manual edit to the theme.

The Herald reported that she was working on a new submission of arms and had gotten approval by the submitter for the potential designs. Additionally, the Herald had not heard from anyone at Kingdom about the designs for the Baronial awards.

The Exchequer reported that the Barony was solvent, with $6,174 in the bank account, with nothing outstanding.

The Seneschal reported submitting her report on December 30. She reiterated that all events in the Kingdom had been canceled. Nothing new to report for Al-Hafla as the event steward was still recovering from COVID.

Quarterly reports had been submitted by the Seneschal, MoAS, Web Minister, and Exchequer.

Business Meeting Minutes, July & August 2021

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Officers in person were the Seneschal, Baron, Baroness, Exchequer, Chatelaine, Deputy Exchequer, MoAS, and MoL. Officers online were Web Minister, Herald, Deputy Herald, Marshal, and Chronicler/Deputy Seneschal. Two visitors were also in attendance, one from Settmour Swamp.

Seneschal introduced some items from the last meeting (storage unit, mentor for Herald). Herald wants to wait another month before approaching Kingdom again for assistance with mentoring. Might approach some people in neighboring baronies.

Deputy Exchequer was confirmed, Exchequer will start training.

Exchequer says storage unit is too expensive. She is moving Barony items to her own trailer as work in her basement is being done. Seneschal suggests looking for a trailer for the Barony, figuring out many square feet is needed. Gold Key items will need to be moved out of MoL’s basement, and MoAS has “plague sale” stuff. Seneschal suggests a full audit of all items be done in the fall. The list should be kept in Google Docs, and Seneschal suggests making certain of what insurance coverage the Barony has. May follow the example of other Baronies and make a “Chamberlain’s List.” Settmour Swamp’s Chamberlain can be consulted.


MoL Report: MoL is volunteering at East Kingdom Crown Tournament.

Baron and Baroness: Nothing new to report.

Exchequer: Nothing new to report. Barony is still solvent.

Chamberlain/Fencing Marshal: Fencing has resumed second and third Tuesday. Social is held alongside.

MoAS: Nothing new to report. Wants to get together with the Baroness to schedule informal A&S-only get-togethers, and also perhaps an antique clothing information session.

Chronicler: Nothing new to report

Marshal: Nothing new to report, area practices are in Philadelphia, Nutley, and Carillion.

Web Minister: Has made quarterly reports and has kept website up to date. Nothing new to report.

Seneschal: Has submitted her report at the beginning of July.


Champion’s Event: EK Calendar has preliminary event announcement from Deputy Seneschal.

Seneschal and Deputy Seneschal will meet to hash out details and determine when to order the insurance certificate. Needs format for Rapier Championship and Heavy Fighting. Rapier Marshal/Champion will have format by July 20th. Baron is contacting Sir Tiberius. Herald has gotten scribe from Barony of Bhakail who did the last awards scrolls to do the new ones.

A&S Championship/Al-Hafla: Al-Hafla may be hosting the Championship, and therefore we will need a larger site for Al-Hafla. Baron has new suggested format for A&S Champions, along the lines of the Laurel’s Challenge. Choice is up to the Baron and Baroness, so new format takes some of the stress out of the competition. Could also have Baron and Baroness’ Choice and Populace Choice.

Bylaws: No new updates or changes from Kingdom, so Seneschal believes they are good to go. Web Minister will post them on the site.

Food for Future Events: Because of Kingdom regulations, food can only be single-serve, pre-wrapped portions handed out by gloved staff. Only bottled water will be available at Barony Rapier and Rattan Championships.

Event Announcements: All event announcements will have to be submitted to Pikestaff.

Southern Region Demo Team: Exchequer has floated idea of having “demo team” composed of members of the regional groups, and other groups have received the concept well. Idea is to generate support across boundaries. Perhaps have a skillset list of people to recommend for library readings, etc. Perhaps putting in a curated installation at Bucks County Community College or Visitors’ Center. Or putting together a “demo box” to bring to events.

Asking About Preferred Pronouns/Titles, Using Name Tags: Seneschal wants to have people start volunteering their preferred pronouns and titles at meetings in introductions, and may produce name tags for people to use, including pronunciation. To promote inclusivity and tolerance.

Archery Practice: Baron was unsure when practice would restart.

Invitation was made from Barony of Settmour Swamp for their Baronial Champions on July 31.

With no more new business, the meeting was adjourned by the Seneschal. Next meeting is August 19 at 7:30 PM.


Meeting was held online because of COVID concerns as cases are rising. In attendance were the Baron and Baroness, Seneschal, Deputy Seneschakl/Chronicler, Exchequer, Web Minister, Knight Marshal, Chatelaine, Mistress of Arts and Sciences, Mistress of the Lists, and Herald.


Baron and Baroness’ Report: Baron is writing a letter of recommendation for Hartshorn-dale to become a Barony. They are not attending East Kingdom Coronation.

Herald: Has heard back from Blue Tyger, Mistress Alys Mackintoich has recommended that our Herald and Deputy Herald will be mentored by Dame Lillia.

Chronicler: Will be submitting July and August meeting notes at the same time.

MoAS: With Delta picking up, A&S nights have been postponed.

Web Minister: Nothing new to report.

Exchequer’s Report: 6143.55 in the bank. Tyler Park site cost for Baronial Champions event will be $104.50.

Rapier Marshal: Practices are light because of COVID concerns, but people are attending them.

Knight Marshal: Will be attending Bhakail fighter practice. Officers’ medallion project proceeding.

Mistress of the Lists: Nothing new to report.

Chatelaine: Nothing new to report.

Seneschal’s Report: Kingdom Seneschal has posted latest COVID guidelines, which is in line with what Barony has been considering. Bhakail Commons, you will have to bring your own food. Quest is Labor Day Weekend, other September events are Hunter’s Moon and Harper’s Retreat, and three demos on the same day in September, with closest being Lakewood Renaissance Faire (others are Harrisburg Comic-Con and Sparta Renaissance Faire – Sparta is actually two weekends).


Champion’s Event: Site has been secured by Deputy Seneschal. Park manager at Tyler Park is familiar with the SCA. We are working on the insurance. Rapier Champion and Heavy Weapons Champions have decided on their formats and event listing will be updated and information sent to the MoL to prepare. Consensus is that people should bring their own food since it’s not a camping event. We will provide cases of water. Event will be free, but according to Kingdom recommendations.  even with no pre-reg required there will have to be contact tracing for sign-in. Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask. Pavilions can be brought. Picnic tables can be moved for space.

Prices for Trailer for Storage: No further research has been done, but the Exchequer’s understanding is we will look at it in the future. Believes something that can hold all the Baronial gear would cost $3,000-plus. Exchequer can hold all the Baronial gear for now. Seneschal has suggested that we start doing fundraisers.

Hartshorn-Dale Recommendation for Barony: Baron is still in the process of writing that up.

Concordia Fundraising After Fire: Suggestions were made to help replenish their Gold Key, with T-tunics and other garb. The complete list of what is needed will be shared by the Seneschal and discussed.

(Our own Gold Key could use some work, according to the MoL, who currently is keeping the Gold Key as Deputy Chatelaine – men’s items and women’s larger sizes are needed.)

New Business

Upcoming events:
The Baron will be helping out with archery at Shire Wars in October. 100 Minutes War and East Kingdom Crown Tournament are in November.

There are still outstanding details on Shire Wars, with another online discussion meeting for Aug. 20. There will be rattan and rapier as well as archery. Bardic and A&S are tentative.

With no more new business, the meeting was adjourned by the Seneschal.

Business Meeting Minutes June 2021

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Barony of Buckland Cross Meeting 6-17-2021

This monthly business meeting of the Barony was the first in-person meeting for more than a year at Churchville Nature Center. Present in person were the Baron, Baroness, Seneschal, Chronicler, Chatelaine, MoAS, and MoL. Present online were the Herald, Web Minister, and Knight Marshal.

Seneschal had members sign in with contract tracing form. Such forms must be done through the end of the month of June.

MoL is signing up for assisting at Crown Tourney, which is in Hartshorn-dale. As of 6/17, tourney was being capped at 150 attendance, with only about 50 spots open for the populace/spectators.

Settmour Swamp’s Baronial Championships are July 31, no attendance cap.

Chatelaine: reports that a new person showed up at fencing practice the previous week. With the knowledge that there is a local HEMA group in Newtown. Chatelaine joined the group’s Facebook page and will be the Barony’s ambassador to that group.

Baron and Baroness report: Baron Aurddeilen (who is also Archery and Thrown Weapons Marshal, and Siege Marshal) is not going to hold archery practice until the fall, because of current COVID restrictions. There was some talk of making a ballista as an A&S project.

MoAS: Arsinoe has submitted her bi-annual report, which was full of doings of members of the Barony.

Herald: Current Blue Tyger may be stepping down, and may be mentoring our Herald and Deputy Herald. Brigantia Herald has suggestions for submitting designs for Barony badges.

Web Minister: Nothing new to report. Is working on spam captcha. Current website activities calendar is up to date.

MoL had a question about the Discord server she created for the Barony, and wanted to know if we can provide the link to other groups. She is posting the link again to the Barony Facebook group as well as East Kingdom group.

Knight Marshal: Fighting is picking back up, and Southern Regional Sundays has started up in New Jersey at Quail Hill Scout Camp in Carillion.

Seneschal Report: Exchequer has looked into storage unit costs, at this point still too expensive. The alternative is purchasing a trailer that belongs to the Barony. Topic tabled until next meeting.

Cailleach (Karyn) has stepped up into the Deputy Exchquer position,  and was approved with a voice vote at the meeting.

The topic was raised of whether Deputy Officers of the Barony should have a minimum membership time in the SCA before taking a position. Those in attendance agreed not to specify that in the bylaws, other than the understanding that these deputy officers should be members of the SCA in good standing.

The Seneschal says she has heard back from Kingdom about Barony bylaws, and the Kingdom’s representative made notes. One change made is where referral to ZIP codes is made at Kingdom level (the answer: the Postal Legatus). Anything in our bylaws having to do with event money is being referred to Kingdom Exchequer for input. At Kingdom’s suggestion, Social Media Officer has been added to our Lesser Officers List.

Text has been added to the Grievance section of the Barony bylaws, to clarify what the process is and to determine when grievances are referred to the Kingdom level.

More feedback is awaited. New copy is in officers’ shared Google drive. Goal is to have finalized bylaws by next business meeting.

Champions Event: River Wars was rumored to be canceled. Shire Wars is either going to be a day or a full weekend event. Settmour Swamp’s Quest is on line. Lakewood Renaissance Fair. Possible date is first Saturday in October.

Chronicler volunteered to be event steward for the Baronial Champions event. Core Creek Park is the proposed site, on Oct. 2. Once Sir Tiberius, the current heavy weapons champion confirms, the date will be locked down, and insurance certificates for county will be ordered.

Al-Hafla 2022: looking at potential date of February 12-13. Will confirm next meeting.

July 15 will be next Barony meeting. Topics up for discussion—Champions Event, Al-Hafla, storage unit, and bylaws finalization.

Business Meeting Minutes, February & April 2021

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Old Business

Seneschal sought, and got permission, to submit bylaws to East Kingdom Law Clerk to review. The bylaws will be put on the Buckland Cross website by the Web Minister for the populace to examine before official submission.

The barony checking account signatures were completed by the Seneschal, Exchequer, Deputy Exchequer, and Chronicler.

The Baron gave an update on the Barony’s badges. They will have to be resubmitted in a new, square format. And they will not be submitted all at once. The Baron will submit one at a time for approval, and pay for them one at a time.

New Business

Exchequer: Barony’s balance is ?????. No new checks have been submitted or sent out.

Herald: Working on Trent’s submission, and will be submitting Stephen’s soon. Arsinoe’s will be resubmitted. Herald expressed a wish for feedback from other heralds and a contact to get someone to open the virtual submission table. Malcolm has stepped down as Brigantia Herald, and Jehuda has stepped in.

Knight Marshal: Has been concentrating on A&S, since there are no fight practices.

Fencing Marshal: Nothing new to report.

MoL: Has shared information from Kingdom about fighter authorizations. No exceptions will be made to us in the Philadelphia area. MoL theorizes that when fighting begins again, everyone will automatically be made to reauthorize, based on what is happening in other kingdoms.

(Seneschal says a new database has been made to smooth the way for handling large numbers of re-authorizations.)

Chatelaine: No new people

Chronicler: Nothing new to report

Web Minister: Website has been updated with the new officer listings. All of the emails have been matched to the current officer.

MoAS: Nothing new to report.

Seneschal: Brought up virtual socials. Is thinking of once a month thing. Could follow the meeting with a social. Cannot go to every other month in case things open up in June, planning will have to be done for a Champions event.

Seneschal proposed to the Webminister of making a Barony Google calendar.

Decision was made that every other month will be a five-minute business meeting followed by a social, starting in March.


Seneschal says according to SCA recommendations, the Barony should take its group page private. Majority of groups in the SCA and many of Buckland Cross’ immediate neighbors have made these changes. Chronicler made the motion to make the Buckland Cross Facebook group private, Chatelaine seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

The Seneschal outlined the current SCA guidelines to going back to in-person events. Basic rules: Policy starts June 1, everyone has to have a mask on except when they are eating and drinking – especially for bardic activities. No food, water, or drink to be provided to attendees or the staff. Everyone can bring food only for themselves. If you are eating and drinking you must stay still, while observing social distancing. No overnight camping, all events must be outside with maximum of 150 people, and all events require pre-registration. You cannot require people to show proof of vaccination.

Exchequer had a question about signup for contact tracing. Seneschal said that is the purpose for pre-registration. Seneschal thinks we can just put up a Google form for martial practices.

Chatelaine said he was not under the impression of having practices be pre-reg, just having signup sheets. Seneschal was going to check back with Kingdom.

There was a brief discussion about whether PayPal pre-registration will become more prevalent, rather than handling checks or cash. It is unclear at this time.

There was a question of if we are required to turn away people who just show up without pre-registering, even if they are willing to fill out the contract tracing form. As long as they are willing to follow the rules, Seneschal feels they can be admitted. But Seneschal will get clarification from Kingdom.

Seneschal suggests anyone who wants to put on an event for the Barony, put a one-pager together for review. Mistress of A&S says maybe hold off to see what others do and if they lose money. Exchequer says at this point, with no food required, the only costs would be site fee and maybe an insurance certificate, and we can run a Commons on a shoestring budget.

No updates from officers. MoAS wants lists of A&S accomplishments for her reports in June. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting in May will be a social.

Business Meeting Minutes, January 2020

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16 Jan 2020

From the Seneschal

Membership in Buckland Cross has dropped. Primary focus will be membership. Discussions included demos, venues, advertising, and budget.

Bylaws need to be revised and finalized. A committee will be formed, bylaws rewritten and voted on for approval by the end of February.

Gear is sorted and shelved, but not catalogued. Cooking items are still needed, as is a membership to Restaurant Depot.

Currently there are six pre-regs. Recipes and menus are under consideration. The menu will be finalized by the end of Jan. Prizes are needed for the poetry and wiggle contests.

The Barony needs to be more cognizant of budgeting, in all areas. Discussion included looking into other venues, and having set budgets for advertising, demos etc…

Events Discussion ensued whether Artisans Village would continue, and if so, when and in what format. A decision will be made at the February business meeting. Baronial Commons was also discussed, to possibly be held at Core Creek Park, with a potluck dayboard. Time of event tbd.

Officer Reports

4th quarter report is not done yet. The format will be changing to Quickbooks, and the program will need to be purchased . A subscription for Tech Soup was suggested.

Numbers are down due to college . Practices are held on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

A + S
Jaqueline held a successful Kumi Himo class, and a second class is pending. Suellen is currently working on putting on a tapestry class, date tbd. The suggestion was made to work with the Nature Center on ways to open up classes to the public.

Web minister
Plugins were updated and links corrected. There is a new EK website and also a new SCA website. Quarterly report filed. Discussion took place concerning officers photos (in garb) for updating the Buckland Web page.

Christiane Truelove was voted in as Chronicler, and upon completion of the paperwork, will become the third signatory on the bank account.

The next meeting will be held on 20 Feb 2020.

May 2019 Business Meeting

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Meeting minutes for 16 May 2019

– Shire Wars has been cancelled for this year and Coronation will takes its place, to be held on 4 Oct, in one of the westernmost shires, possibly Harrisburg. The 5 Shires will share cost and manpower.

– Wiki Potluck will be held on 16 June at Suellen’s house in Hopewell NJ.

— Ray passed around images for baronial award badges. They were voted on and approved by all present.

-Bhakal Commons will be held on 23 June at Ridley Park. This will be the last court of Baron Rowen Cloteworthy.

– Gold Key session will take place on Sun, from 10-1 at the Churchville Nature Center.

– Suggestions for Demo sites yielded Doylestown, Buckingham Township, Bucks County Community College, National Nite Out and Southampton Days

– The Royals are looking for A&S Championship bids, and suggestions for a Queen’s Favor A&S workshop were made.

Exchequer / Fencing Marshall
-The Barony’s available balance is available from the Exchequer. Cynthia Marco will be staying on the account as third signatory.
–Fencing practice continues, with the 3rd Tuesday’s practice being the biggest.

Knight Marshall
-Suggested having Baronial champions tournament at Shire Wars. Not a lot of feedback on Heavy practice. Talks ongoing to merge with Bhakail.


-Working on brackets for tournament to be held at Artisans Village.

-She is learning how to blazons, has joined the Baby Herald’s FB page and the baronial badges will be her main priority. Trent is the Deputy book herald.

Artisans Village
– Bill will do the write-up for Artisans Village heavy weapons tournament. Baron Corcoran will be running it, in Stagger format. Gate and dayboard/feast volunteers are needed, as are popups and chairs, folks to haul stuff. Ray will be onsite early. Janice volunteered to do tokens.

– Archery targets and stand are being made by Ray. Archery and thrown weapons practice will alternate, with practice days being Wedsnesdays and Sundays.

– Discussed starting online pre-regs for events once the date of the event has been verified.

– Discussed the need for a Chamberlain and the necessity for an inventory of baronial assets.

The next meeting will take place on 20 June at the Churchville Nature Center.

In service,
Lady Ravenna, Chronicler

Business Meeting, March 2019

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Baronial Meeting Minutes 3/21/19

  • Seneschal Announcements
    • Troll for events should have a copy of the “black list” of those not permitted to attend SCA events per kingdom/corporate
    • Please communicate if you know of any awards that are to given
  • Chatelaine
    • No new contacts
  • Exchequer
    • Made small profit on Al Hafla
    • *Checks to be written for Non-member service fee & dayboard
  • Herald
    • Jazz needs help with a submission
  • Knight Marshall
    • Southern Region marshal is starting paperwork for marshal
  • Chronicler
    • Talked to kingdom Chronicler about corrections to information in Pike Staff
  • MoL
    • Will be at Mudthaw to learn more about the process
  • Web
    • Updating Pages
    • Any Officer is welcome to post to the website
  • Al Hafla
    • Positive feedback
    • Baron Derr left the big trays in our possession on “permanent loan”
    • Need to have separate event steward and feast steward
    • Need to be sure to print out sign in sheets
    • Get seed $ the week before instead of week of
  • Artisan’s Village
    • May 31 – June 2 at Tohickon Valley Park
    • Budgeting $200 for dayboard and $200 for feast. May do Potluck for feast
    • Baronial Heavy & Fencing championships will happen at AV


Need Cloaks for Champions

CNC’s volunteer photographer has offered to take pictures of people in their garb. If anyone is interested we can work on setting up a date with her.

Next meeting is 4/18/19 Changed to 4/25 due to holiday commitments from several officers

Business Meeting, February 2019

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Administrivia, Chronicler | 0 comments

Baronial Meeting Minutes 2/21/19

Officer slate presented and approved

  • Seneschal Announcements
    • Montvale will be running 2019 Shire Wars
    • Retainers are needed for upcoming spring events
    • Volunteers are needed for the House Runnymead dinner at Pennsic (House for sitting landed barons/baronesses) – volunteers will be fed
  • Exchequer
    • Reports submitted & Approved
    • Balance is positive, plus deposit coming back from Christ Home
  • Deputy Chatelaine
    • Adrienne will be making bags for gold key that will hold complete outfits and marked as Buckland Cross.
    • Would like to have a sorting party
  • Chatelaine
    • Looking at county event sites for possible demos
  • Al Hafla
    • Site is booked
    • Need help with troll
    • Electric candles/lamps only
    • Site opens at 10am
  • Artisan’s Village
    • Need Co‐Autocrat. Will come back with that at next meeting
  • Awards
    • Need a meeting. Might be virtual on Monday 11th, 8pm on Google Hangout/Google Meet

Next meeting is 3/21/19