Curia Notes 2011


Officer Reports

Officers Reports:

*Chiurgeon: Office still open.

*Chatelaine: Trying to connect with a guy in Greenfield who has some armor and rattan to donate. Also, Gabrielle from UWM has been attending meetings lately, and welcome to her. Transferring the office from Baroness Eva to Julianna. (Change now made on the website.)

*Herald: Read the Tower.

*Minister of Children: Nothing to report.

*Chronicler: Office is open. (Will step down in April.) Please submit Tower articles and reports by Jan 28.

*Web Minister: Changed email and officer page to Julianna. Please let web minister know if and when things need to be updated, changed, or removed.

*Knights Marshal: Fighter's practice Mondays (Marquette) and Sundays (Stritch). Fiore will move to Sundays at Stritch as well.

*Minister of Arts and Sciences: A&S is happening at fighter's practices. The cooking guild will meet on Jan 30th. Project Day at Stritch on Feb 12. Let MOAS know if there's anything you want to include in his report to Kingdom. Also, Ravenslake is hosting a Project Day on March 5.

*Exchequer: We have money. Reports are signed for Kingdom, and wrap-up is complete for Boar's Head. We have converted to the new bank account except for the CD which comes due in March.

*Baron & Baroness: Thanks for coming to the planning meeting and to Curia. More to come under New Business.

*Seneschal: See New Business and Old Business.

Old Business

*Boar's Head Wrapup: Got the final numbers. We finished in the black. Arnbjorn wrote up suggestions for the Boar's Head 2011 steward, which he will send to the CAM list. Otherwise, thank you to everyone.

*Planning Meeting: There are two sets of notes from the meeting, one of which was sent earlier today (1/26) and one which will be sent later. Everyone should review these notes and list five things to work on. Send your lists to the Seneschal, Baron, and Baroness and they will consolidate the lists down to five major talking points to work on over the next five years. These will then be addressed at the next Planning Meeting, in three months.

*Border Skirmish: Two bids have been submitted. Hamish's bid has been accepted.

*Heraldic Symposium 2012 Bid: On hold for now. Does anyone want to work on it? Bids are due to the Society in April 2011, so we need them submitted to Curia by Feb Curia.

*Bylaw Amendments appear at the end of this message.

New Business

*Boar's Head 2011: Bids due by February Curia. If anyone is interested, send bids to Seneschal and/or Baron and Baroness. We also need to tentatively reserve the Washington County Fairgrounds for December 3.

*Officer's Day: We have been chosen to host Officer's Day, which will be Saturday April 16 at Marquette. More information to come.

*Known World Handbook: Would we like to make a group purchase? Books are $25 each, and a bulk order of 20 or more lowers the price to $22 each. We decided to place an order. If you are interested in getting one, please let Magnus know before February Curia. He will order 5 additional copies for the Baronial Library.

*Baronial Progress: Their Excellencies intend to hold a 'Baronial Progress' throughout the Barony, in which they visit the far-flung regions of the Barony. For instance, over the next few years we will have Curia meetings in the far reaches of the Baronial lands, such as Racine/Kenosha and western Waukesha. More information to come. Also, Arnbjorn is working on a census map.

*Demo: Meadowbrook Elementary School. They would like a demo on the afternoon of Friday, May 6. It should not involve fighting, but can involve armor. The school is just off Hwy G and 94. More information will be posted to the CAM list.

Guilds and Groups

*Herbal: The herbal guild will meet at Alice's house sometime in February.

*C&I: Celtic and pictish design work is the root of all evil and shall be abolished from the Barony. Flemish design, however, is ... I'm kidding. Abelard, stop writing.

*Cooking: January 30, Corydon and Typhaine's house, 3 PM, modern food. (For instance, kringle and various flavored pastas.) The next meeting after that will tentatively be February 20 and will feature a full meal, probably 15th century Italian. This needs coordination, and more information is forthcoming.

*Marquette Group: We're having fighter's practice at 7 PM on Mondays at the Annex in January and February, switching to Thursdays for March, April, and May. The student group also meets on Thursdays, and if people are interested in teaching classes on Thursday evenings please contact AnnaMarie.

*Stritch Group: Demo, Thursday Feb 3 from 1-3 for their Club Carnival. They will have a space for fighting with a high ceiling. Project Day on February 12, followed by a potluck dinner. The space for Project Day has electrical outlets, and we have a fighting space as well. Every Sunday from 1 till whenever, fighter's practice, dance practice, and whatever else people want to do. (They also have brunch from 11:30-1.) Also, in a couple months they want to do a demo in conjunction with Food Services, and are looking for period recipes for large groups.

Bylaw amendments

*Part X, Sections B, C, and D were changed as follows:



X. Voting

b. A voting quorom consists of: Baron and/or Baroness, Seneschal or Baronial approved representative, and a majority of the remaining Greater Officers or their representative(s).

c. Telephone voting is used only in the event of emergency or extenuating circumstances and must be conducted by the Baron and/or Baroness and/or Seneschal. Only the Curia will be polled. If the situation is not an emergency, the item is to be presented and discussed at the next Curia meeting.

d. Other electronic communication will not be used for voting purposes.




X. Voting

b. A voting quorum must be counted in order to conduct Baronial business. A voting quorum consists of: Baron and/or Baroness, Seneschal or Baronial approved representative, and a majority of the remaining Greater Officers or their representative(s).

c. Telephonic or email voting is to be used only in the event of an emergency or extenuating circumstances and must be conducted by the Baron and/or Baroness and/or Seneschal. Only the Curia will be polled. If electronic mail is used, the conducting official must call the Curia, notifying them that a polling message has been sent to them and that they must respond within 24-72 hours. The results of a telephonic or electronic email vote must be presented at the next scheduled Curia meeting. If the situation is not an emergency, the item is to be presented and discussed at the next scheduled Curia meeting.

d. Other electronic communications will not be used for voting purposes.


Also added Guideline 1:


I Events

A Definitions

1) Moots: Local events that are not typically published on the Kingdom calendar

2) Events: Local events that are published on the Kingdom calendar

3) Kingdom-sponsored Events: Events under the purview of the Crown and/or Stallari Council. These include Coronation, Crown Tournament, and other events the Stallari Council may designate. These are published on the Kingdom calendar

4) Known World and/or Society Events: inter-Kingdom events that are under the purview of the Society Officer(s) or other inter-kingdom bodies. These are published on the Kingdom calendar.

5) Events Stewards (autocrats) are ad hoc deputies of the Seneschal

B Bids and proposals for event steward

1) All event proposals and bids shall be submitted to the Curia by the announced deadline. The Curia will determine which bid or proposal it will accept.

2) Proposals to steward moots may be made simply by volunteering, unless otherwise stated by Seneschal

3) Kingdom-sponsored event bids must include the required information as specified in kingdom policy.

4) Known World and/or Society event bids must include the required information as specified by the Society Officer(s) or other inter-kingdom bodies

5) Event bids or proposals should include at a minimum the proposed venue, costs, and fees.




Officer Reports

*Baron and Baroness: We had an herbal event on Sunday and Stritch Project Day, and they were great. Thanks for coming and having fun. Also, Hamish and Abelard approached us about more formal melee training and forming a CAM melee unit, and we approve.

*Chatelaine: Been checking into Harbor Market about doing a demo there. She needs to get the loaner garb and the list of people from Bayview Bash to organize another meet and greet. Bayview Bash will happen again this year - think about things you want to bring and show. Maybe this year we can do street skits, like the ones that Bristol Faire has? Maybe fundraisers? Meadowbrook School Demo on May 6 from 1-3, but we haven't heard back from them regarding confirmation. (Murdoch has volunteered for that demo.) We'd like to do more school demos, but we need more organization. Maybe next year. Also, Nikea is in charge of the Dover School Rummage Sale during Bayview Rummage, and can provide a place to sell some of our SCA things and maybe do a demo. Also, we should add a Demo section to the Curia meeting agendas. Do we want to do a demo encampment at the 10th Annual Highland Games (Labor Day Weekend)? Will discuss later.

*Exchequer: Domesday is submitted. Boar's Head is sumbitted. Have some additional reports to submit and checks to send in, such as the domain name registration for our website and a payment for May Moot.

*Herald: Read the Tower. Purchased the Dictionary of English Surnames.

*MoC: Open. Nikea has been approached to do a youth event again, and is considering a one day event in 2012 involving chariot racing. Also possibly some youth activities at Border Skirmish.

*Chronicler: Office is officially open. Please submit articles by Sunday, Feb 25.

*Webminister: Same old, same old. In order to be compliant with rules about publishing personal information on the website, we need to have people sign the new 'consent to publish' form. In answer to the question 'How do I get my information onto the online directory, which is broken?' Dahrien changed the submission page to declare itself broken. If we want to change the paper directory back into a database, we could link to it from the website as well as print the paper copy ... but again, need to sign the consent forms.

*Minister of Arts and Sciences: Project Day and cooking were great. Ravenslake is hosting an A&S day on March 5. See the CAM mailing list for more information.

*Knights Marshal: Fiore and fighter's practice on Sundays at Stritch. Fighter's practice on Mondays at Marquette through the end of the month, switching to Thursdays at the 'practice space east' on March 10.

*Seneschal: Nothing to report.

Old Business:

*Border Skirmish: Kenosha has approved the use of Simmons Island Park this year, so we officially have the site.

*Heraldic Symposium Bids: Stritch isn't sure they'll be here the proposed weekend of Labor Day. Do we still want to put in a bid? Does Kingdom still want us to put in a bid?

*Boar's Head bids: Does anyone want to do Boar's Head? Should we skip it this year? We will reserve Washington County, and extend the call for bid submissions until next Curia (March 22). Please put in a bid, and encourage others to do so as well. Get excited, get involved!

*Officer's Day: Arnbjorn is collecting classes - if you're interested in teaching, please contact him. Nikea has volunteered to run the registration table and coffee cart. Arnbjorn is working with Mysie to set up the reservations. The event will also be a Project Day and a Newcomers Day. It will be a free event.

*Project Day Recap: Awesome. We ate like kings, learned how to make medallions, learned illumination, did sewing and embroidery, and had a totally great time.

*Known World Handbook: We have 20 people pre-registered to buy them. We'll purchase five more than the number of books requested.

New Business:

*May Day Moot: We have reserved the clubhouse. (The price has increased.) Money is due April 1.

*Possible locations for Baronial Champions: Rock River Parkway, Kletzsch Park, Whitnall Park. Annetje would be willing to steward this moot if someone will show her what to do.

*Curia Locations: We've lost Shorewood Library as a meeting location because they've changed their hours. It's confusing to switch between different locations, but not insurmountably so. Let's look at Curia locations in Franklin, Oak Creek, Greenfield, and South Milwaukee. We'll need a place for June and August Curias - maybe one of those will have a place. A note: Our populations tend to center in the southeast corner of Milwaukee County, the Tosa area, and the Bayview area.

*IKCAC Event: The Cheshire Archers (combat archers from Jara) are interested in running an Inter Kingdom Combat Archery Challenge shoot at Fort Atkinson sometime this spring. Perhaps it can be combined with May Moot? Abelard will look into this.

*Simmons Island Park Renovations: The Kenosha City Council is entertaining proposals for renovating/revamping Simmons Island Park, which is where we have Border Skirmish. If you go to the City of Kenosha website, Parks page (, you can see their proposals. You can also submit comments and email on the subject. Please do make comments, because some of their proposals will make it impossible to use the park for Border Skirmish in the future.

*Legends Moot: Nikea will be the steward.

*Site Locations: We need to find some new site locations, for moots, events, and meetings. We need a committee to find new sites, nicknamed "Committee to Find Sites". Volunteers so far: Nikea, Annetje, Arnbjorn. If you're interested in joining this team, please contact the seneschal, Baron, Baroness, or one of the members. These people will gather information and explore site location possibilities. This is a great way to learn how to run an event, because you'll learn what an event needs.

Guilds and Groups:

*C&I: Mysie is not in charge of C&I. We need a person to run it.

*Cooking: Sunday, German dinner, 3 PM, Fancy and Corin's house.

*Marquette Group: They are transitioning to new officers. Amanda is here, and will be the new president. Fighting on February 28th at the Annex, then March 10 at the Practice Space East (which we'll have through May). The club wants to learn how to make things - for instance, Nelson wants to learn leatherworking (belts and pouches). Anna Marie wants to learn bardic stuff. And the basics of clothing. Basically, the basics.

*Stritch Group: Project Day was fun. Fighting on Sundays. Please come!

*Herbal Guild: We had Lavender Day. The next one will be March 20, odds and ends. Plans include cordials with herbs, breads, and so on. We'd like to do a formal tea. We'd also like to explore herbal remedies and medicines.



Officer Reports

Baron and Baroness: Glad to hear that so many people are going to Coronation. Not sure if there will be a theme, as there sometimes is, but currently we expect "Northshield colors". We had a great time at Gulf Wars - fighting, learning, retaining, relaxing, all excellent. Please make award recommendations for Spring Court.

Chiurgeon: Office is open. (We have a potential applicant, who is still thinking about it.)

Chatelaine: Nothing to report.

Exchequer: The final CD has matured, so we will sign it over. Has some checks for people to sign. We expected to receive the Known World Handbooks by now, but there was a mistake in the shipping address; they've been re-sent and should arrive soon. Also, we've sent a check to the Washington County Fairgrounds to reserve it for Boar's Head.

Herald: See the Tower.

Minister of Children: Nothing to report.

Chronicler: Please submit your reports, articles, and other content by March 27th. Also, the office is open - please send letters of intent to the Baron, Baroness, and Seneschal.

Web Minister: Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts and Sciences: Nothing to report.

Knights Marshal: Nothing to report.

Archery Marshal: William has a budget request to replace some archery equipment. This happens every four or five years. We voted and approved the request.

Seneschal: Wants a new brain. Gulf Wars was awesome - this one even more than the ones in the past. Coming home was very difficult.

Old Business:

Boar's Head: One bid, which Curia accepted. Kateryn will be the autocrat. The site is secured: Washington Country Fairgrounds. (Contract and check have both been handed over to WCF.) If anyone wants to volunteer, please talk to Kateryn.

Officer's Day: April 16. Wm Weir Physics Building at Marquette. Ads are in the Northwatch and on the Kingdom calendar website. Need to get some more classes from the Kingdom Greater Officers. The Kingdom Chatelaine will handle a beginner's class track. We will also have a room for projects. We need to talk to the Dept of Public Safety at Marquette re: putting up signs to direct people to the building.

Baronial Championships: Where do we want to have this moot? Should we stick with Ft Atkinson/Rock River Park, or try somewhere new? We discussed looking at Cliffside Park in Racine, Simmons Island Park in Kenosha, Kletzsch Park on the north side of Milwaukee, and other places. We decided to reserve Rock River Park for now, and keep looking.

Site Hunting Group: The group needs a fourth member. If you're interested, please contact one of the current members (Arnbjorn, Annetje, and Nikea).

Border Skirmish: Any news? So far, same as last year. Dahrien is in charge of the website, and has made a copy of last year's site. He's replacing old data with new data as it arrives. We have learned that no Majesties will be there.

May Moot: Their Excellencies will formally invite Their Excellencies Jara, and then we can further investigate inter-Barony archery options.

New Business:

Fighting in the summer: We had discussed this at the planning meeting. Should we keep Sunday practices at Lake Park, move to another park, or rotate between locations? (Discussed Frame Park, Kletzsch Park, Cliffside Park, place by Their Excellencies house.) Fighters should discuss and decide - Abelard will bring it up in various venues. Also, do we want to have joint practice at KK Park on Thursday nights again this summer?

Melee Unit: We're looking for something that a unit of CAM fighters can wear to identify them as a unit of CAM fighters. Perhaps tabards? Maybe not, because different periods have different styles of tabards and because the fighters are all different sizes. What about patches, split top and bottom, with the Northshield device on the top and the CAM populace device on the bottom, made with embroidery sewing machines? Fighters could then sew them onto their armor where-ever they want...

Guilds and Groups:

Brewing and Vintning: Nothing to report.

Calligraphy and Illumination: Nothing to report.

Marquette: Five people went to Gulf Wars and camped with CAM in 'Northshield South'. It was great. We have nine rooms reserved for Officer's Day. Might sell food - how many people do we expect? (50-75) Please teach classes for us: Pewter casting, alchemy, cooking of some kind, cloak making, calligraphy & illumination, jewelery-making.

Cardinal Stritch: Fighter's practice starts again Sunday 3/27 at 1 PM.