Exchequer Call for Letters

As all good things must come to an end, my time as Exchequer is nearing its completion. I was the deputy exchequer for approximately two years, and I have been serving in this office for the last four years. In that time, I have had the opportunity to work with a plethora of people at business meetings, addressing the barony as a whole at barony meetings, and working with staff at the Barony’s events to ensure the money was handled properly. I am now issuing a call for letters. My last business meeting as Exchequer will be the first week of June.

Please send any letters of interest to the seneschal at seneschal@debatablelands.org. If you have any questions about what the position entails, please feel free to reach out to exchequer@debatablelands.org The physical requirements for the position will require access to a computer with Office or Google Docs, a scanner or scanning program on your phone, (I use Adobe Scan), and space for about three or four file boxes. People with a history of retail cash management and some basic Excel knowledge will be well equipped for this position.

The exchequer runs the budget meeting every April, attends 6 business meetings yearly, attempts to attend as many Barony meetings as possible each year, attempts to attend kingdom exchequer meetings at select events including a one hour session at Pennsic, and keeps in touch with the barony’s officers as well as the kingdom exchequer’s office. They will submit four reports each year, as well as a one-page report after each Barony event. The overall time commitment will vary throughout the year; some weeks there will be zero hours spent in this position. Near Barony hosted events or when reports are due, you may spend up to 10 hours per week ensuring other members have reimbursements, that the money ends up at the bank, and that the event reports are filed. Thank you for allowing me to serve the barony in this fashion. I plan on continuing to work with the Barony’s officers to help create the best place to play.

In Service,

Lady Arthes

Shakespeare’s Othello – Tonight

Tonight, Friday, April 9th we’ll be showing Othello starting at 7:30pm, followed by a chat until 10:30pm. This performance, starring Orson Welles, dates from 1951. We hope to see you there! O heavy ignorance! Thou praisest the worst best. Watch from the comfort of your living room via the AEther.

Please contact Alaric at alaric (at) pobox (dot) com for the Zoom room information. He can also be reached via DM on Discord (Alaric #9264). Get your information before the movie starts, if possible, as Alaric is also watching and might not see your request to join right away. If you attended a prior Shakespeare Movie Night, the Zoom room information is the
same.

Debatable Lands Business Meeting ZOOM info – TONIGHT 8 pm EST

Greetings,

Please find the ZOOM information for the meeting this evening.

Please remember that the new Zoom guidelines do request that we do not publish the zoom information more than 24 hours in advance. [Yes, I shall try to make it more warning than a few hours in the future. That was a technical issue on my part.]

Minutes and Agendas are available here – https://drive.google.com/drive/u/5/folders/1hEGCojOZ4_zawYKdOqYymlYq1ne9IesP

Muirgheal


Topic: BMDL Business Meeting
Time: Apr 7, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Message from the Board of Directors

Greetings DebatableLands,

Please heed the words of the BOD.

Thank you,
Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Seneschal

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On March 23, 2021, the Board of Directors passed the Resolution to Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of June 1st, 2021 (North America).

Details of the Resolution and its conditions are located here: https://www.sca.org/news/resolutiontoliftsuspensionapril2021/

The President and the Society Seneschal have been given the responsibility of implementing the resumption of events within the rules above and adjusting the strictures as needed with Board approval.

Questions or comments should be sent directly to president@sca.org and seneschal@sca.org or your board Ombudsman.

This is our first step toward the resumption of SCA events. Working with the corporate officers and with input from the various kingdoms, we will continue to assess the pandemic environment and make changes going forward as needed, either to add further restrictions or relax existing ones as the situation allows.

No matter what safety precautions we put in place, there is no substitute for each individual being educated about the risk to themselves and their loved ones, and making responsible choices to protect themselves and others from this virus.
We look forward to seeing many of you, in person and in garb, as we prepare to begin in-person events again in North America.

Online Sewing Thurs Apr 1, 7:30

The next online sewing circle will be Thursday April 1st starting at 7:30, in a kingdom zoom room. Welcome to anyone who wants to sew, knit, braid, weave, iron, or work on other fabric or fiber activity. There have been some discussions of a distributed group activity in discord. I am inviting anyone who is interested to come join the discussion at this coming sewing circle. If you have any questions or would like me to send you the zoom information, please email sewing (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

Althing deadline and Chronicler opening

Good afternoon all! The next deadline for the Althing is 3/15, please have all content and reports in to me by the end of that day at Chronicler@Debatablelands.org.

In addition my time as Chronicler will be ending around the end of the year, that means it’s time for someone else to take the reigns. If you have wanted to be involved as an officer this is a great option to start with. The job of the Chronicler is one that does not have to dedicate time at events to the job and also does not have equipment involved in it at all. As long as you have a computer and internet access it is fairly easy to do the job and participate at business meetings.

If you have any interest please send me an email or find me on Facebook!

Online Sewing Circle Thurs. Mar 4th at 7:30

Thursday March 4th at 7:30 we are having online sewing circle. There is a theme this time! I will present a short survey of basic Japanese clothing. The emphasis is on SCA practical clothing and not necessarily “courtly attire”. I will have pictures of the garment from some good costume resources as well as pictures of things I have made. However, I realize that not everyone may want this, that’s why we have breakout rooms. The advise with breakout rooms is to use the latest computer or app download vs the website because the website won’t allow you to switch rooms. As always if you have a question about this please contact sewing (at) debatablelands (dot) org. We request that you do not post the zoom information on public sites, but do appreciate when you spread the word.

Online Sewing Circle Thursday Mar 4th 7:30

Thursday March 4th at 7:30 we are having online sewing circle. There is a theme this time! I will present a short survey of basic Japanese clothing. The emphasis is on SCA practical clothing and not necessarily “courtly attire”. I will have pictures of the garments from some good costume resources as well as pictures of things I have made. However, I realize that not everyone may want this, that’s why we have breakout rooms. The advise with breakout rooms is to use the latest computer or app download vs the website because the website won’t allow you to switch rooms. As always if you have a question about this please contact sewing (at) debatablelands (dot) org. We request that you do not post the zoom information on public sites, but do appreciate when you spread the word.

Welcome to your new A&S Minister!

Unto the gracious citizens of BMDL,
It has been my pleasure to serve as your A&S minister for the past couple of years. With the end of my term at tonight’s officers’ meeting, please welcome Ishiyama Shonagon as your new A&S Minister! He brings with him past experience in this position and will assuredly continue helping all citizens of the barony know of all the A&S happenings, especially those that we hope to reinvigorate after the plague times.

Vivat to Ishiyama Shonagon as he assumes this role!

Yours in service,

Baroness Isabel Fleuretan, now retired. 🙂