Monthly Archives: February 2016

Meeting Notes – 2/7/2016

Grey Gargoyles February Meeting Minutes                2/7/2016

Officer Reports

Seneschal – Helewyse

  • If there’s a problem, let her know, if not, nice and short report is preferred.


Exchequer – Haelga

  • We have $3567.04 in the bank
  • There are still a couple of checks that need to clear
  • The report got in on time!
  • We need to add Helewyse on the account


Marshal – Thomas

  • Practice is back at U of C
  • Next weekend (2/14) is the folk festival on campus, might have to come up with alternate fighting arrangements.
  • Loretta auth’d at 12th Night!  Yay!


Chatelaine – Siobhán

  • We had a couple of demos, one for a science team at U of C who wished to video us for a project, one with a separate video project.
  • Several new fighters!  Yay!
  • New person garb night occurred in Jan


A&S – Siobhán

  • There is now dancing on Sundays to go with fighter practice.
  • Still working on getting a classroom for once a month AS classes on rotating topics
  • New person garb night occurred in Jan
  • There are several upcoming events with opportunities to teach, including Scribin and Imbibin!


Archery – Siobhán

  • There was archery at New Years
  • Setting up Forest Preserve archery for Saturdays with Samii as it gets nicer
  • Archery may also start up with the College of Dupage


Student Rep – Siobhán reporting for Elo and Adam

  • Adam is in Morocco and Elo working on her PhD this quarter, so they are working in tandem.
  • Adam has been sending weekly reminder emails to the student group for practice
  • Elo is handling reservations
  • Need to find out when Spring Quarter reservations need to be in!


Web Minister – Haelga reporting for Samii

  • Samii is now Webminister
  • Stone Dog site is up and being updated as more details come in


Herald – Etienne

  • The canton device has been mailed to the Escutcheon Herald for processing
  • Canton favors are in progress
  • Some individual devices are in progress


Stone Dog

Budget Proposed:

$200 on pewter

$200 on prizes

$100 on printing

$700 on lunch and feast

$1200 total

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120-150 people expected, all for lunch, 80 for feast

Budget voted on and approved


Cast of Characters:

Autocrat – Etienne

Feastocrat – Samii – Siobhán  kitchen minion

Lunch Mistress – Helewyse – will also be helping with feast

Rapier Marshal – (soon to be) Master de Cecil

Tournament of the Courtier – Master John Inchingham

Troll – Haelga – working with Loretta and Bojei

Games and Pawn Shop – still need people to work shifts

Boffer – Kenneth and Susan

Merch Coordinator – Thomas

Brute Squad – Clovenshield


Dance and rapier pickups will have to occur outside, assuming it is nice out.


Schedule (ish)  – The full schedule will be drawn up and given to the Webminister shortly

8 am – workers arrive – breakfast for workers discussed as incentive to arrive early

9am – site opens, inspections, etc

9:45 – Tournament of the Courtier starts

10 – Games and rapier tournament

11:30 – 12 – break for lunch.  Lunch concert (Viento Antiguo, Baron’s Noyse, Pippins to be asked)

Once tables are set up in the gym for lunch, they can stay up the rest of the day for activities, feast, court, etc.

1-2 Bardic competition – part of Tournament of Courtier – in the sanctuary?

2-3 Speaking competition – part of Tournament of Courtier – in the sanctuary?

3 Tavern brawl in the gym

4 Games and pawn close

4:30 Baronial court

5 get out of the sanctuary, church services start at 6

5:30 Feast!

7-9 Auction


Pre-reg –  We may not have Paypal access, so will have to have checks

Concert – Emilysue may be able to serve as Concert Mistress


New Business

A local boy scout troup, #599, has built a catapult and wishes to test it on some local fighters

-Emails will be sent to the Chatelaine and Marshal to find out more details on the catapult

and the demo desired.


Gargoyles Pennsic Encampment

-Funds requested to maintain locker with GG Pennsic items – Approved $400

-Shannon, former Gargoylean, will be land-o-crat

-Still some space in the locker for personal items