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BFS News for April 16, 2018

posted Apr 16, 2018, 4:59 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Cookout at 1st Outdoor Practice: We will be moving outside for practice starting in May. At our first outdoor practice, on May 2nd, we will be having a cookout. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided; if you wish to bring a side-dish to share, it will be welcomed. Please wear garb!
  • Curia Notes: Meeting notes from the April Curia are available at http://www.bfs-kc.org/what-s-new/news-archive/bfscurianotesapril112018.
  • Tor Tuesday: Aston Tor is taking donations of alcohol or money for the party they host at Lilies. Monetary donations can be given to Their Excellencies Forgotten Sea. Beverage donations can be given to any member of Aston Tor.
  • Award Recommendations: As it has been postponed to May 19 due to weather, Unslung Heroes is *still* coming up soon. If you had been meaning to put in an award recommendation for someone, there's still a chance! Submit Kingdom-level award recommendations at http://awardrec.calontir.org/.  Submit Baronial award recommendations at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/award-recommendation.
  • Baronial Preprints: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. Their Excellencies will need scrolls to give out for the awards you recommend! If you are interested in helping paint preprints, Ayisha will have some with her at fighter practice.
  • Baronial A&S Championship: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. The Baronial A&S Championship will be held there. Entries must be complete, should not have been entered in any prior competition, and should be in something outside your normal field. TH,L Konstantia and TE BFS will be judging.

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Apr 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm BFS Archery Practice at the Kearney site. (Contact Master Lief of Crescent Moon for more information, lbh-archery@bfs-kc.org)
  • Wed Apr 18, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice at the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS 66203. (C&T fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.)

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

BFS Curia Notes April 11, 2018

posted Apr 14, 2018, 1:49 PM by Forgotten Sea

Baronage & Officers
Seneschallate (Caitilin) seneschal@bfs-kc.org
  • Canton of Loch Beathrach is officially closed (incipient).
  • Baronial Event Proposal form is in draft. It will be a fillable PDF and posted to the Public Documents on Google.
  • Quarterly officer reports are due on the 15th, Sunday. Please send me a copy.
  • Great Officers are currently Seneschal, Exchequer, Herald, Marshal, Minister of Arts & Sciences, and Chronicler. All of these officers are required for a group to be active. There is also a requirement for replacements in these positions to submit letters of interest to the current group officer, who then must receive permission from their Kingdom officer.
 Baronage (Soren & Rowan) baronage@bfs-kc.org
  • Please see Soren or Rowan if you wish to contribute to the Tor Tuesday event at Lilies War.
  • Unslung Heroes was postponed to May 19. All of the same planned activities will occur. Still looking for additional Gate volunteers.
  • Baronial pre-prints are needed and Ayisha has blanks for anyone who is interested in helping.
Knights Marshal (John) marshal@bfs-kc.org
  • Wednesday evening practice continues to go well. Practice will move outside on May 2.
  • Derrek has agreed to be John's Deputy.
  • Everyone needs to bring the fighter mats to practice on Apr 25 so they can be moved to the storage unit afterwards.
  • Reporting 132 active fighters for the Barony. This list needs to be cleaned up, so if you know any fighters who have moved out of the Barony or are no longer active please let John know.
Archer Marshal (Janos) archer-marshal@bfs-kc.org
  • Monday night practice continues to go well. It will start being held outside (same location) as weather permits.
  • Looking for a replacement, so please send letters of interest to archer-marshal@bfs-kc.org with copies to seneschal@bfs-kc.org and baronage@bfs-kc.org.
  • Began using one of the new archery butts that were purchased last year. $300 will be put in the budget to purchase two more in 2019 as we retire one per year on average.
Chatelaine (Josefina) chatelaine@bfs-kc.org
  • Not present.
  • Term expires in July, so please contact Josefina if you are interested in the position (this is not a Great Officer position).
Chronicler (Narcissa) chronicler@bfs-kc.org
Exchequer (Anna) exchequer@bfs-kc.org
  • Her term in office expires Jan 2019. Please send letters of interest to exchequer@bfs-kc.org with copies to seneschal@bfs-kc.org and baronage@bfs-kc.org.
  • We have approximately $17,000 in our account. We spent approximately $16,000 just on running events in 2017. We are only holding two events in 2017, so if they do not make a profit then funds will be tight this year.
  • We brainstormed ideas for Baronial events or other ways to increase income in order to meet a year's worth of expenses.
    • Hold a garage sale where populace bring their unwanted SCA items to sell. A percentage of the profit could be donated to the Barony.
    • Hold a Pennsic Pity Party (possibly Aug 11) as a local event and charge a modest Gate fee.
    • Hold a Bloody Trident event during Gulf Wars where there are games that attendees buy in to.
    • Hold a Winter Hunt event perhaps in January where fighters are either hunters or the hunted.
    • Hold a dinner during the Wednesday populace gathering and fighter practice, perhaps monthly or quarterly, and have a donation jar.
Fountain Pursuivant / Herald (Zarah) herald@bfs-kc.org
  • The Roll of Arms project continues to go well. 76 have been completed so far. Past and current members of the Barony may request for their arms to be added.
Minister of Arts and Sciences (Aelin) artsandsciences@bfs-kc.org
  • Kingdom Arts & Sciences is on April 21.
  • Baronial A&S Championship will occur at Unslung Heroes on May 19.
Web Minister (Ayisha) webminister@bfs-kc.org
  • Get Barony news to her by Sunday for publishing on Monday.
  • Two unused domain names have been renewed for five years (so no one else can use them) and the main domain will be up for renewal in 2022.
  • Brendan, Kingdom Seneschal, informed the group that Facebook can now be used as an official means of communication. He also said there may be guidance or policy coming for all groups to have a facebok "group". We currently have a Facebook "page" and will stay with that course until advised otherwise by Kingdom.
  • It was further discussed that we should consider moving away from Yahoo for email communications as it has become unreliable and other groups have changed to other services. Ayisha will research other email list services and advise on her findings at the May Curia.
  • Hugo has expressed interest in replacing Ayisha when her warrant expires in July 2018. She will request approval from the Kingdom Webminister. [Approval was given the next day].
Quarter Master (Avraham)
  • Not present.
  • From March meeting: Inventory check out/in sheet will be created and placed in the storage unit.
  • From the March meeting: Avraham will bring the banner (from storage unit) used at demonstrations to the first outside fighter practice in May.
Miscellaneous
  • IF it is allowed (Caitilin will check), Logan will bring a gas grill, hotdogs, and hamburgers to the first outside fighter practice on May 2. Again, IF it is allowed, the populace is encouraged to wear garb and bring side dishes to share.

Events

  • CalonCon July 21 - bid was submitted and we will know on April 15. IF we get it, those present agreed it would be a good idea to coordinate meetup at a local buffet afterwards.
  • H&F Sept 1-2: Jaida and Aelin are working on their proposal. Mathurin offered to help with the event if it could be combined with Playing with Fire. Everyone agreed it was a good idea.
  • Lilies War Jun 9-17: see Aed to sign up for Gate on the first Saturday (6/9); Curia moved to Jun 20.
  • Kris Kinder Dec 8: committee met after the April Curia and will meet again after the May Curia.
  • Winter Coronation 1/11/2020 - we are responsible for a bid that is due 1/12/2019.
  • Spring Crown Tournament 4/10/2021 - we are responsible for a bid that is due 4/11/2020.

Financial Committee

  • Seneschal and Exchequor signed the 2017 EOY financial report
  • A check was written to reimburse Ayisha for renewing the web domains.
  • The Loch Bheathrach bank account issue was resolved in February.
  • No outstanding transactions
  • No upcoming transactions

BFS News for April 9, 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:07 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Quarterly Reports: Officers and Marshals, quarterly reports are due this week!
  • Curia is this week.
  • A&S Reports: Tattle on your friends! If they are doing cool things with arts or sciences, let our A&S minister know! artsandsciences@bfs-kc.org, or there is a form you can fill out at https://goo.gl/forms/rWi9d8ZvuQvJQOxS2. Please do so ASAP, so our A&S minister can put it in her quarterly report!
  • Roll of Arms: The image of the Baronial Roll of Arms has been updated with the current progress. You can see it at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/roll-of-arms. If you would like your device to be added, please fill out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/EKOwEZBzHttUkVBK2.
  • Tor Tuesday: Aston Tor is taking donations of alcohol or money for the party they host at Lilies. Monetary donations can be given to Their Excellencies Forgotten Sea. Beverage donations can be given to any member of Aston Tor.
  • Award Recommendations: As it has been postponed to May 19 due to weather, Unslung Heroes is *still* coming up soon. If you had been meaning to put in an award recommendation for someone, there's still a chance! Submit Kingdom-level award recommendations at http://awardrec.calontir.org/.  Submit Baronial award recommendations at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/award-recommendation.
  • Baronial Preprints: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. Their Excellencies will need scrolls to give out for the awards you recommend! If you are interested in helping paint preprints, Ayisha will have some with her at fighter practice.
  • Baronial A&S Championship: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. The Baronial A&S Championship will be held there. Entries must be complete, should not have been entered in any prior competition, and should be in something outside your normal field. TH,L Konstantia and TE BFS will be judging.
  • Lilies War Arts & Sciences
    • Class Signups are Open: https://goo.gl/forms/ft4fFaBJEM1P1WVD3 - submit your class by April 15th to make it into the printed site book.
    • A&S Programming: There are lots of exciting A&S activities planned for this year. We have a high level summary posted http://www.lilieswar.org/arts-sciences/ - look for more info in the lead-up to Lilies!
    • Got Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Hugo van Harlo at HvHarlo@WillPhillips.org if you have any questions. Please let him know if he can help you have a better A&S experience!

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Apr 9, 6:30pm - 8:30pm BFS Archery Practice at the Kearney site. (Contact Master Lief of Crescent Moon for more information, lbh-archery@bfs-kc.org)
  • Wed Apr 11, 6pm - 9pm Curia & BFS Fighter Practice at the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS 66203. (C&T fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.)
  • Thurs Apr 12, 7pm - 9pm Aston Tor Canton Meeting & Fighter Practice at the Walnut Gardens Community of Christ, 19201 E RD Mize Road, Independence, MO

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

Unslung Heroes Moved to May 19

posted Apr 3, 2018, 8:24 PM by Forgotten Sea

Due to the field and parking area currently being under 3" of water, and the current weather forecast, Unslung Heroes has been postponed to May 19th.

The Baronial A&S Championships will take place on the rescheduled day.

BFS News for April 2, 2018

posted Apr 2, 2018, 5:35 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Quarterly Reports: Officers and Marshals, quarterly reports are due on the 15th.
  • Tor Tuesday: Aston Tor is taking donations of alcohol or money for the party they host at Lilies. Monetary donations can be given to Their Excellencies Forgotten Sea. Beverage donations can be given to any member of Aston Tor.
  • Award Recommendations: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. If there is someone you have seen doing something worthy of recognition, submit an award recommendation! Don't assume that someone already has an award; check the OP. You need not be a member of an order to recommend somebody for it. Submit Kingdom-level award recommendations at http://awardrec.calontir.org/.  Submit Baronial award recommendations at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/award-recommendation.
  • Baronial A&S Championship: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. The Baronial A&S Championship will be held there. Entries must be complete, should not have been entered in any prior competition, and should be in something outside your normal field. TH,L Konstantia and TE BFS will be judging.
  • Unslung Gate Request: One more volunteer is still needed to help run gate at Unslung Heroes, 7 April, for the 9-11am shift.  Please contact Alienor Walcott (Stephanie George) via email (smageorge13@hotmail.com) or Facebook.
  • A&S Reports: Tattle on your friends! If they are doing cool things with arts or sciences, let our A&S minister know! artsandsciences@bfs-kc.org, or there is a form you can fill out at https://goo.gl/forms/rWi9d8ZvuQvJQOxS2.
  • Lilies War Arts & Sciences
    • Class Signups are Open: https://goo.gl/forms/ft4fFaBJEM1P1WVD3 - submit your class by April 15th to make it into the printed site book.
    • A&S Programming: There are lots of exciting A&S activities planned for this year. We have a high level summary posted http://www.lilieswar.org/arts-sciences/ - look for more info in the lead-up to Lilies!
    • Got Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Hugo van Harlo at HvHarlo@WillPhillips.org if you have any questions. Please let him know if he can help you have a better A&S experience!

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Apr 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Loch Bheathrach/BFS Archery Practice at the Kearney site. (Contact Master Lief of Crescent Moon for more information, lbh-archery@bfs-kc.org)
  • Wed Apr 4, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice at the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS 66203. (C&T fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.)
  • Thurs Apr 5, 6:30pm - 8pm Roll of Arms project worknight at the Johnson County Library, Corinth branch, 8100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

Q1 2018 Clarion now available!

posted Mar 30, 2018, 11:07 AM by Forgotten Sea

The Q1 2018 issue of The Clarion is now available! Read it here!

(Note from the webminister: Since the time my officer's letter was composed, we realized we had not rented the extra room for April, and it was decided not to do so. Classes may still be held on stage until we move outdoors. Please continue to contact me to get classes on the calendar, webminister@bfs-kc.org.)

Baronial preprint painting at practice

posted Mar 26, 2018, 4:35 PM by Forgotten Sea

Hypatissa Konstantia Kaloethina will have preprint-painting supplies at the BFS fighter practice this week, for anyone who wishes to help paint Baronial preprints.

BFS News for March 26, 2018

posted Mar 26, 2018, 5:08 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Curia notes for March are available at http://www.bfs-kc.org/what-s-new/news-archive/bfs3212018curianotes
  • T-Tunic Class: Wednesday Lorraine will teach a class on how to measure and cut out t-tunics. If you have cloth you'd like to measure and cut, please bring it with you to class. She also has handouts to take home. After entering the community center, take a left. It will be the 2nd door on your right. (Look for a door propped open.)
  • Tor Tuesday: Aston Tor is taking donations of alcohol or money for the party they host at Lilies. Monetary donations can be given to Their Excellencies Forgotten Sea. Beverage donations can be given to any member of Aston Tor.
  • Award Recommendations: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. If there is someone you have seen doing something worthy of recognition, submit an award recommendation! Don't assume that someone already has an award; check the OP. You need not be a member of an order to recommend somebody for it. Submit Kingdom-level award recommendations at http://awardrec.calontir.org/.  Submit Baronial award recommendations at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/award-recommendation.
  • Baronial Preprints: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. Their Excellencies will need scrolls to give out for the awards you recommend! If you are interested in helping paint preprints, Ayisha will have some with her at fighter practice.
  • Baronial A&S Championship: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. (Do you see the trend here yet?) The Baronial A&S Championship will be held there. Entries must be complete, should not have been entered in any prior competition, and should be in something outside your normal field. TH,L Konstantia and TE BFS will be judging.
  • Unslung Gate Request: Volunteers needed to help run gate at Unslung Heroes, 7 April. Looking for volunteers (2) for 9-11am and (2) for 11am-1pm.  Please contact Alienor Walcott (Stephanie George) via email (smageorge13@hotmail.com) or Facebook.
  • A&S Reports: Tattle on your friends! If they are doing cool things with arts or sciences, let our A&S minister know! artsandsciences@bfs-kc.org, or there is a form you can fill out at https://goo.gl/forms/rWi9d8ZvuQvJQOxS2.
  • Lilies War Arts & Sciences
    • Class Signups are Open: https://goo.gl/forms/ft4fFaBJEM1P1WVD3 - submit your class by April 15th to make it into the printed site book.
    • A&S Programming: There are lots of exciting A&S activities planned for this year. We have a high level summary posted http://www.lilieswar.org/arts-sciences/ - look for more info in the lead-up to Lilies!
    • Got Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Hugo van Harlo at HvHarlo@WillPhillips.org if you have any questions. Please let him know if he can help you have a better A&S experience!

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Mar 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Loch Bheathrach/BFS Archery Practice at the Kearney site. (Contact Master Lief of Crescent Moon for more information, lbh-archery@bfs-kc.org)
  • Wed Mar 28, 6pm - 9pm T-Tunic Class & BFS Fighter Practice at the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS 66203. (C&T fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.)

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

BFS 3/21/2018 Curia Notes

posted Mar 25, 2018, 1:34 PM by Forgotten Sea   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 1:36 PM ]

Baronage & Officers

Seneschallate (Caitilin) seneschal@bfs-kc.org

  • Last day of gym rental is April 25

  • Last day of Hocker Grove room rental is March 28.

  • Cannot store fighter mats or anything else at the community center.

Baronage (Soren & Rowan) baronage@bfs-kc.org

  • Unslung Heroes coming up on April 7. Please contact Alianor if you can do a Gate shift. Please contact Soren or Rowan if you can help with Friday evening setup (around 6:00 PM). There will be a Baronial and Kingdom court, so please send in award recommendations.

  • Please see Soren or Rowan if you wish to contribute to the Tor Tuesday event at Lilies War.

Knights Marshal (John) marshal@bfs-kc.org

  • Wednesday evening practice continues to go well.

  • Wanting to find a deputy.

  • Cum an Iolair will begin holding a weekly fighter practice on Sundays at 2:00 PM.

  • Fighter practice will move outside beginning May 2. If it is to be cancelled due to weather or any other reason, John will let Ayisha (webminister) know by 3:00 PM and she will distribute the news.

Archer Marshal (Janos) archer-marshal@bfs-kc.org

  • Monday night practice continues to go well.

Chatelaine (Josefina) chatelaine@bfs-kc.org

  • Term expires in July. Contact Josefina if you are interested in the position.

  • The Beginner Tent Making Class will be rescheduled soon.

Chronicler (Narcissa) chronicler@bfs-kc.org

  • The Clarion has lots of material in it this time…thank you for submissions!

  • Looking for a deputy, so please contact Narcissa if you are interested in the position.

  • Always need more material for the publication.

Exchequer (Anna) exchequer@bfs-kc.org

  • Not present.

Fountain Pursuivant / Herald (Zarah) herald@bfs-kc.org

  • Not present.

  • Dorcas relayed that the Roll of Arms project continues to go well. They are generally setup at fighter practice on the first/third/fifth Wednesdays. This may not always b possible when outdoors. A new form is now on the Baronial website to request that your arms be added to the project. https://sites.google.com/site/forgottensea/about/roll-of-arms

  • Dorcas relayed that heraldry consultations occur at fighter practice on the second/fourth Wednesdays.

Minister of Arts & Sciences (Aelin) artsandsciences@bfs-kc.org

Web Minister (Ayisha) webminister@bfs-kc.org

  • Two web addresses that belong to the Barony are expiring. They are unused but we have them so no one else will use them (baronyofforgottensea.com and forgottensea.net). After Curia it was decided by the Financial Committee to renew both of these for five years.

  • Get Barony news to her by Sunday for publishing on Monday.

Quarter Master (Avraham)

    • Avraham is the new Quartermaster.

    • Inventory spreadsheet has been posted to the Officer drive on Google.

    • Inventory check out/in sheet will be created and placed in the storage unit.

    • Avraham will bring the banner (from storage unit) used at demonstrations to the first outside fighter practice in May.

    • John will work with Avraham to get the fighter mats put back into storage after the last indoor fighter practice on Apr 25.


Events

  • CalonCon July 21 – bid is due mid-April

  • H&F Sep 1-2: Jaida and Aelin will create an event proposal. We will use the Kelsey Short campground (Lilies site) and there will be no fee increase over 2017.

  • Lilies War June 9-17: Please contact Aed if you can do a Gate shift on the first Saturday (6/19). Curia moved to Jun 20.

  • Kris Kinder Dec 8: the event committee held their first meeting after Curia and will do so after each Curia. Jorunn is chairing the committee. The meetings are open to anyone who wants to listen or contribute.

  • Winter Coronation 1/11/2020 – we are responsible for a bid that is due 1/12/2019

  • Spring Crown Tournament 4/10/2021 – we are responsible for a bid that is due 4/11/2020


Miscellaneous

  • Ayisha has scroll pre-prints if you are interested in painting.

BFS News for March 19, 2018

posted Mar 19, 2018, 5:30 AM by Forgotten Sea   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 5:42 AM ]

Announcements:

  • Curia is this week. 
  • Tor Tuesday: Aston Tor is taking donations of alcohol or money for the party they host at Lilies. Monetary donations may be given to Their Excellencies Forgotten Sea; alcohol donations may be given to any member of Aston Tor.
  • Award Recommendations: Unslung Heroes is coming up soon. If there is someone you have seen doing something worthy of recognition, submit an award recommendation! Don't assume that someone already has an award; check the OP. You need not be a member of an order to recommend somebody for it. Submit Kingdom-level award recommendations at http://awardrec.calontir.org/.  Submit Baronial award recommendations at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/award-recommendation.
  • Lilies War Arts & Sciences
    • Class Signups are Open: https://goo.gl/forms/ft4fFaBJEM1P1WVD3 - submit your class by April 15th to make it into the printed site book.
    • A&S Programming: There are lots of exciting A&S activities planned for this year. We have a high level summary posted http://www.lilieswar.org/arts-sciences/ - look for more info in the lead-up to Lilies!
    • Got Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Hugo van Harlo at HvHarlo@WillPhillips.org if you have any questions. Please let him know if he can help you have a better A&S experience!
  • Unslung Gate Request: Volunteers needed to help run gate at Unslung Heroes, 7 April. Looking for volunteers (3) from 9-11am, (3) 11am-1pm and (2) 1-2pm.  Please contact Alienor Walcott (Stephanie George) via email (smageorge13@hotmail.com) or Facebook.

Upcoming activities:

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

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