Business Meeting THIS Wednesday

The Business Meeting will be held this Wednesday, 5 June 2019, from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church (416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 – map).

The Agenda is:

  1. Open Meeting
  2. Approve the minutes from the previous meeting.
  3. Officers Reports
  4. Policy Review (the current policies of the Barony are located here)
  5. Close Meeting

Changes that we are required to make to our current policy to bring us in line with current Society Policy is to replace:
IV.A. General Financial
Expenditures greater than $75 must be approved by a simple majority of the Financial Committee. Expenditures of $75 or under may be authorized jointly by the Baronial Seneschal and Exchequer. Such expenditures must be reported at the following officers meeting. The Seneschal and Exchequer must be represented at any meeting of the financial committee.

IV.A. General Financial
All expenditures must be approved by a simple majority of the Financial Committee.

If you have any additional changes to the policies, please bring those to the meeting or send them to be beforehand to present at the meeting.

If you have any additional Agenda items please send them to Odriana at seneschal(at)debatablelands(dot)org.

The Officers of the Debatable Lands are elected by the membership and is made up of members of the populace, just like you. The Officers are responsible for ensuring that the policies of the Kingdom and Barony are followed and are accountable to the populace of the Debatable Lands. The Business meeting is open to everyone in the Barony and attendance by the populace is encouraged.

Have a thought you’d like to share with the Officers? Email

Thrown Weapons at Highland Park

Konichiwa Debatable Lands! Tomorrow, Sunday June 2nd, there will indeed be thrown weapons practice at Highland Park. Come out and throw with us! Loaner Gear will be available! Practice will be from 11-2pm. As a reminder, The Baronial Thrown Weapons Tourney will be next week, June 9th at the practice site at Highland Park. Come on out and vie for the right to represent the Barony at Pennsic and at the 7 Pearls Championship!!

YIS, Kumagaya-roku-e Kentarou Masamoto, BMDL TW MIC

Woodworking Guild Updates

We had another planning meeting on Thursday, May 23rd at the Panera in Oakland. We discussed the state of the banner stand project, possible future projects, and the meeting schedule going forward.

The banner stands are coming along, but the pieces still need to be sanded, finished, and assembled. To that end, we will be having another workshop day at Ishiyama Shonagon’s shop.

A completed banner stand
  • Sunday, June 2nd. – Workshop day to complete the banner stands. 10am to 2pm at Ishiyama Shonagon’s.
  • Thursday, June 20th – Planning meeting. 7pm – 9pm at the Oakland Panera.
  • Sunday, July 14th – Workshop day to help complete your projects for Pennsic. Time and place to be determined.
  • Thursday, August 22nd – Post-Pennsic meeting to discuss classes we took and plans for the Autumn. 7pm to 9pm, probably at the Oakland Panera.