11/10/20-Virtual Business Meeting

**The Society’s Harassment and Bullying Statement was both posted and read at the beginning of the virtual meeting by the Seneschal.


  • Practices continue to happen, and now allowed to be held indoors as long as they are appropriately approved and follows the permissible guidelines of the local area and the SCA. Anyone interested in holding an indoor practice must submit a plan to the Baronial Seneschal, their discipline’s Regional Marshal, and the Kingdom Seneschal.
  • As of now no indoor practices are allowed in the Barony of Iron Bog as per the Kingdom Seneschal.
  • Society Seneschal states that she has “been told by legal counsel and by the President that any personal contact between youth and adults online cannot be officially sanctioned by the SCA, because there is no way to enforce the “two-deep rule” in such interactions.” All on-line contact between youth and adults must be done through the parents of the youth.

Baronial Seat-Aibhilin and Declan

  • Lissa and I are teaching at a virtual event this weekend.
  • If anyone is interested in hosting or participating in a Virtual Project day/night, please let us know.
  • We wanted to take a moment to make sure everyone had heard the news that our beloved, long-time member Ahelissa Dragun (Ann Brown) passed away. We wanted to share how much she will be missed by us and her Barony.


  • No report.


  • When his turn ends in January, Duncan will not be seeking another term. Duncan has requested that anyone interested submit Letters of Intent. The position will be voted on in January.

Knight Marshal-Sterling

  • We made it through a full month of a teaching/contact practice. We have been holding a practice in the open park. We have been following the guidelines that were given to us by both the state and the SCA. There has been a contact spreadsheet for just in case moments. Just in case some does come up having it we can contact that other people that were at the practice to inform them to go get tested.  As of today we have not had any issues. No negative paper needed to be filed.
  • Because we are in the park, we do have people passing by asking questions. The questions have to be answered to the best of my agility while maintaining a careful watch on the fighters as they work on their skills.
  • Is there a document that might be in a PDF form that has the SCA and Iron Bogs information that might be able to have? I would like the form so I could basically download it to my phone and when people as I can then just text them the PDF. I am asking if there is one so I do not “end up recreating the wheel”. Also this way the correct information is on there and available
  • Fencers please note there is enough room to share if you deem that you would like to come out. Fencers with the rules for spears, if you would like to come out to get some practice with the spears we often have spears show up to practice and people willing to help with that form.
  • As you read this report or at least as you put this report together we have rounded the corner and are now in November. Last month we averaged 5.75 people out at practice. Yes on Oct 27 I posted words on the Facebook practice page stating that we were allowed to hold a practice inside.   Yup what a timely post to come out. As many of you may know – I do not – and repeat do not like the cold…. So with that said below is the current idea as we move deeper into the winter.
  • I will and would prefer to say out as long as we can and as long as my body can take the cold. I will most likely be moving the time up to 1-4 as we will be losing light. IF and only IF a gymnasium type room comes available to us, I would consider moving the practice indoor.  Small areas are out of the question even if only 5.75 people.
  • IF you are able to help secure a location or have an idea for a location during the months of Nov- Feb possible March on a Sun 1-4 (free/to low cost) please let me know.
  • Until the next time I have to do a write up of the “happens” — This is you Friendly Knight Marshal Signing off. Thank you as always for your support

Fence Marshall-Taka

  • No report.

Company Captain of the Archers-Eoin

  • No report.

Mistress of the Lists- Sterling

  • Yup been enjoying my vacation, no new paper work, no new tourneys. The mock tourneys that have been held on paper- like a DnD game do not count.
  • If you are interested in having a mock paper tourney let me know…and no I do not win all the time LOL…
  • So keep being as safe as you can.

Mistress of A&S-Dru

  • No report.

Chatelaine: Alexis

  • Aibhilin reported that Taka and Alex received the donations from Edward, and they are now being stored in Declan and Aibhilin’s garage.


  • No report.


  • No report.


  • 3rd quarter issue of the Iron Monger went out.


  • No report.

Chancellor of Youth-Fiadhnait

  • No report.

Financial Committee

  • Nothing before the committee.

Old business:

  • No old business

New Business:

Business meetings:

  • Owynn proposes that we temporarily space out Business Meetings to every other month since we currently have very little business to discuss each month, and then on the alternate months the Baron and Baroness would host a Baronial Social.
  • Tuesday, 12/8 at 7:30pm-Baronial Social (BYOE-Bring Your Own Eggnog)
  • Tuesday, 1/5 at 7:30pm-Next Baronial Business Meeting

Giving the Bird:

  • Owynn also suggested that do a Virtual Giving of the Bird with a Secret Santa gift exchange where people’s gifts would be mailed out prior to the gathering so the gifts can be opened during the event. Genevra and Duncan both have used web-based Secret Santa generated. We began to discuss possible dates, and discussed whether we want to try to do it in December or the beginning of January.
  • Aibhilin and Declan will put out a post to tell people about the Virtual Giving of the Bird, to see who wants to participate in the Secret Santa, and to begin picking out a date.

Submitted by Baroness Aibhilin

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