New Webminister

Following much avid discussion in the officer meeting, a vote was taken and your new Webminister in Master Kameshima Zentarou Umakai!

This is still Ishiyama writing right now, but I will be meeting with Master Kameshima in the near future to hand off responsibility for the site and this blog. He and his deputy Lady Kathryn have some big plans for the web site, so if you have ideas or needs make sure to talk to them soon!

It has been an honor to serve the Barony as its webminister, and my thanks to my deputy Master Broom.

Vivant to our new Chatelaine and Mistress of the Lists

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At last night’s Officer’s meeting Elizabeth Parker was selected to be our new Chatelaine and Baroness Anna Eisenkopf was chosen as our new Baronial Mistress of the Lists. Vivant!

We would like to thank the outgoing Chatelaine, Lady Edana the Red, and the outgoing Mistress of the Lists, Baroness Elizabeth Arrowsmith, for their service in those positions. Your work was, and is, very much appreciated. Thank you.

Odriana, Seneschal

Officer’s Meeting this Wednesday

​Odriana, our Seneschal​ writes:

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, is our bi-monthly Officer’s Meeting. We will start at 8:00 p.m. and the meeting room is Porter Hall A18B. I have attached the minutes from the previous meeting for your review.

If you have it already put together, please send me your report for the meeting so that we have complete records for the meeting minutes.

Also, I have no agenda items beyond Officer’s reports at this time. If you have agenda items, please send those to me by Tuesday, 31 May 2014.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

New Baronial Signet

Hello Debatable Lands!

We would like to thank Meesteres Odriana for her work and dedication as Baronial Signet. As she has taken up a new role as Seneschal of these fine Lands, she has retired as Signet.
Please welcome The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux, new citizen of the Barony, as your new Baronial Signet. As always, we are humbled and amazed by the talent of the scribes in these lands. If any scribes would like to contribute to the Barony’s scrolls, please reach out to THL Rachel. She will be giving more detail directly.
Vivant to THL Rachel and Meesteres Odriana!
In Levitate et Caritate,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

Officer Meeting RESCHEDULED

Tonight’s Officer’s Meeting is being RESCHEDULED!!!!

This morning we were made aware of a visit to CMU’s campus by Hilary Rodham Clinton that will be today at 6:00 p.m. This pretty much makes parking on or near campus impossible and we were unable to find an acceptable alternate venue with such short notice.

We will be rescheduling this meeting for next Wednesay on CMU’s campus from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The location will be announced within the next couple of days.

If you were submitting a budget request tonight, please send that to the Seneschal, Odriana, via email (seneschal@debatablelands.org). The Officers can then review those requests in advance of next week. This is particularly important if you will be unable to attend the rescheduled meeting. There will be no vote before the meeting to allow additional commentary by the populace.

We apologize for any inconvenience and for the short notice. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Seneschal directly.

Budgets Due at next Officers Meeting

Exchequer Hara-roku-i Kikumatsu writes:

Greetings to the folks in these Debatable Lands.

April 6th is the next officers meeting and a part of that meeting will be to discuss and vote on the budget for next year. If there are expenses for the barony that should be paid for by the barony, bring a list of items and estimated cost to the budget meeting.

Also, I would ask that you please that same list to exchequer at debatablelands dot org, ahead of time. If I have that list ahead of time, it will help me to prepare for the meeting, and also speed up the meeting.

As a reminder only members of the financial committee can vote on budget items, but the requests and input can be from anyone.

Call for Letters, Captain of Archers

Greetings Unto the Debatable Lands, Canton of Steltonwald and College of Cour d’Or from your Captain of Archers, Brandubh,

It has been my great pleasure to serve as the Baronial Captain of Archers for the past 2 years, however now I am being pulled in a different direction and must relinquish the Archery Marshallate. To that end I am calling for letters on intent for Debatable Lands Captain of Archers to serve as Group Marshal for the Barony. Letters of intent should include a brief SCA resume, especially including service as target archery marshal, running ranges, teaching, running practices, assisting at any of these, and be addressed to Brandubh – Captain of Archers, and Count Isenwulf – Baronial Knight marshal. I stepped up to this position in April 2014, and plan to step down in April 2016.

Now onto the job itself. The position of Captain of Archers is a deputy position to the Group Office of the Knight Marshal. Captain of archers is not an office, and does not have a vote on the financial committee. The job itself is to ensure that weekly practices are run, and announcements go out about their schedules, or cancellations; to serve as the Archery Point of contact for the barony; and to assist local events with archery. The barony has many loaner bows, arrows, targets, and stands which must be inventoried for the exchequer each year. Outdoor practices usually run from April 15 – November 15, depending on weather.

If you are interested in this position please feel free to contact me.

Cheers,
Brandubh, Baronial Captain of Archers

February Officer Meeting

The February Officer’s Meeting is Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 8pm in Porter A18A on the CMU Campus. If you are unable to make it please send a proxy either to me or one of the other Officers who are attending.

The meeting was delayed from its customary day of the first Wednesday until after the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness.

At this meeting, we will be selecting a new Seneschal. Members of the populace are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Here’s a map link:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Porter+Hall/@40.4417255,-79.9484995,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8834f220dbbb61bd:0x15fc8c298e47685e