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BFS News for February 19, 2018

posted Feb 19, 2018, 6:16 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Curia: Notes from the February Curia are available here.
  • Tor Tuesday: Aston Tor is taking donations of alcohol or money for the party they host at Lilies. If you would like to donate, please see Their Excellencies Forgotten Sea.
  • Archery Practice: Tonight's practice has been cancelled.

Upcoming activities:

Upcoming events:

  • Feb 24 - Chieftains, Three Rivers (St. Louis, MO)
  • Mar 10-18 - Gulf Wars, Gleann Abhann (Lumberton, MS)
     
Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

BFS Curia Notes Feb 14, 2018

posted Feb 19, 2018, 6:03 AM by Forgotten Sea

Baronage & Officers
Seneschallate (Caitilin) seneschal@bfs-kc.org
  • CalonCon is July 21 and bids are due mid-April. If anyone is interested in being event steward, contact the Kingdom Seneschal at seneschal@calontir.org.
  • Tournament of Horses and Falcon will be held on Labor Day weekend in September. We need two event stewards. Caitilin will get the 2017 event report to use for the 2018 budget and planning. The event will be held at the Kelsey Short youth campground (Lilies site) with no site fee increase over 2017. The insurance for regular and equestrian has already been ordered.
  • King's Companie of Archers Sep 8-9 - Since this is the weekend after H&F, we will not pursue being the event steward in 2018.
  • Kris Kinder Dec 8 - it was decided that a committee will be formed so there is consistency from year to year in running the event. Previous event stewards and others involved in 2017 will be contacted to gauge interest.
  • 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
  • It was proposed that a group be formed to find event sites for Winter Coronation and Spring Crown Tournament well ahead of when the bids are due. The Barony is responsible for ensuring that bids are placed but will need to be ready to steward the events ourselves if needed. A group did a lot of work to find possible sites for the Jan 2017 bid, so that work just needs to be continued.
  • It was decided that event proposals will be required for all Barony hosted events. Caitilin and Melodia will look at the Kingdom event bid form to see if it can be reused and which items should be required.
Baronage (Soren & Rowan) baronage@bfs-kc.org
  • Aston Tor is now taking donations of cash and/or alcohol for the Tor Tuesday party held at Lilies War. Please see Soren or Rowan if you have anything to donate.
  • The Purple Pavilion floor project is continuing this Sunday. See the weekly announcements for further details. Knights Marshal (John) marshal@bfs-kc.org
  • Wednesday evening practice continues to go well.
  • John checked into the rules for having youth combat activities on Wednesdays at fighter practice. Unless a Youth Combat Marshal is present, they can train with an adult or use boffers with each other. Actual youth on youth fighting requires a Youth Combat Marshal to be present.
  • The shafted combat archer experiment has been extended through Pennsic. Anyone interested should see John, Janos, or any fighter marshal.
  • The police department has moved out of the community center (it was temporary), so Caitilin will see if that opens up any space for storing our mats.
Archer Marshal (Janos) archer-marshal@bfs- kc.org
  • Monday night practice continues to go well with usually 6-12 people attending.
Chatelaine (Josefina) chatelaine@bfs-kc.org
  • Not present.
Chronicler (Narcissa) chronicler@bfs-kc.org
  • A mimeographed copy of The Clarion from 1979 was given to Caitilin at the Clothier's event by a member of Shattered Crystal. This was given to Narcissa to see if any of it can be reprinted and to store with the other older copies.
  • The Wheel of Clarion was made by Sir Gustav and is creating quite the stir. If you have always wanted to write an article for the Clarion and just didn't know what subject to use, this is your chance - http://wheeldecide.com/index.php?id=180144.
Exchequer (Anna) exchequer@bfs-kc.org
  • Not present.
  • Anna will send the inventory spreadsheet to the Quartermaster.
  • The Barony's financial policy is in draft and will be shared for comment soon.
Fountain Pursuivant / Herald (Zarah) herald@bfs-kc.org
  • Not present.
  • The Roll of Arms project continues to go well. See the announcements for your next chance to help.
Minister of Arts and Sciences (Aelin) artsandsciences@bfs-kc.org
  • Bobbin and Weavin was a great time with lots of teaching and learning.
  • Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship will be held at the Unslung Heroes event in April. See the weekly announcements or Kostantia, our current Champion, for details.
  • Tell Aelin, Their Excellencies, or Their Majesties what cool things you have seen your friends doing.
Web Minister (Ayisha) webminister@bfs-kc.org
  • A&S classes have been scheduled for March and April, see the calendar for more information. The room is available on the 2nd Wednesday (after Curia) and the 4th Wednesday. See the calendar for open dates and contact the Webminister to reserve a date. https://sites.google.com/site/forgottensea/what-s- new/calendar
  • Get Barony news to her by Sunday for publishing on Monday.
Quarter Master (Svana)
  • Inventory spreadsheet will be posted to the Officer Only documents in Google. If an autocrat needs to see what is in the storage unit, an officer can provide the spreadsheet or we may give temporary access to the document.
  • Check out/in procedures need to be developed.
  • Svana has handed over the storage room keys to Avraham as our new Quartermaster.

BFS News for February 12, 2018

posted Feb 12, 2018, 4:27 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Curia: Curia is this week!
  • Roll of Arms: The Rolls of Arms project is up to 69 finished pennants, with more in progress! You can see a list of finished pennants, and on the second tab, those currently in progress, at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sf6XieScF_P_2ZttocKcVADVhi1CPxM9DXTtfdBTPtk/edit?usp=sharing. The goal is to eventually have pennants for all members of the Barony, past and present, but we have a long way to go. If your device had not yet been done, you can request it at https://goo.gl/forms/EKOwEZBzHttUkVBK2. (Both links are also listed at http://bfs-kc.org/about/roll-of-arms)
  • Royal Pavilion Floor Project: Mistress Mirabel Wynne is hosting work on the portion of the new Royal Pavilion floor we are responsible for painting. The next work day is this coming Sunday, February 18th.
    The floor segment is in the form of prepared canvas, which has been provided with lines pre-drawn and portioned paint.
    Allergy warning: Dog, rabbit, chickens, small children.
    Please contact Mistress Mirabel Wynne for directions.
  • Baronial A&S Championship Reminder: There are just under 2 months until the Baronial A&S Championship at Unslung Heroes. Entries must be complete, have never been entered into any competition previously, and be outside the entrant's normal set of skills in some way.

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Feb 12, 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 Feb 14, 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.)

Upcoming events:

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

BFS News for February 5, 2018

posted Feb 5, 2018, 6:16 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Roll of Arms: The Rolls of Arms project is up to 69 finished pennants, with more in progress! You can see a list of finished pennants, and on the second tab, those currently in progress, at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sf6XieScF_P_2ZttocKcVADVhi1CPxM9DXTtfdBTPtk/edit?usp=sharing. The goal is to eventually have pennants for all members of the Barony, past and present, but we have a long way to go. If your device had not yet been done, you can request it at https://goo.gl/forms/EKOwEZBzHttUkVBK2. (Both links are also listed at http://bfs-kc.org/about/roll-of-arms)
  • Bobbin & Weaving: Next weekend, Friday, February 9th after work hours through Sunday the 11th will be the 21st annual Bobbin & Weaving.
    This is an unofficial gathering, all about fiber-related arts, such as bobbin lace, kumihimo, tablet weaving, pick-up inkle weaving, netting, spinning, needle felting, felting, knitting, nalbinding, sprang, etc. There will be sewing, learning, crafting, swimming, and a little heraldry, too. It will be hosted at Aine nic Taillieur's Manor. See the full details in the post made to the Calontir listserv, at http://listserv.unl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1801&L=CALONTIR&F=&S=&P=3329.
  • Royal Pavilion Floor Project: Yesterday was the first day of work painting our segment of the new floor for the Royal Pavilion (as discussed at previous Curias). Mistress Mirabel Wynne graciously hosted. There will be an additional work-day on February 18th.
    The floor segment is in the form of prepared canvas, which has been provided with lines pre-drawn and portioned paint.
    Allergy warning: Dog, rabbit, chickens, small children.
    Please contact Mistress Mirabel Wynne for directions.

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Feb 5, 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 Feb 7, 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 Feb 8, 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.

Pavilion Paint Party Today!

posted Feb 4, 2018, 7:10 AM by Forgotten Sea

"Greetings BFS friends,
Paint Party!

We have been charged to paint a quarter of the new floor for the Royal Pavilion. I will have the canvas and paint at my house soon, and we will have a few weeks to complete it. The segment is in the form of prepared canvas, which has been provided with lines pre-drawn and portioned paint.

If you are interested in helping to paint, please join us February 4th from noon til the cows come home. If we need more time, we will also paint February 18th.

I will have something in the crockpot, but snacks/drinks are welcome, as are suitable brushes.

Allergy warning: Dog, rabbit, chickens, small children. "

Please contact Mistress Mirabel Wynne for directions.

BFS News for January 29, 2018

posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:37 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Award Recommendations: A local event, Clothiers, is coming up soon, so take a moment to think if there is anyone deserving of some recognition! Submit Kingdom-level award recommendations at http://awardrec.calontir.org/. There likely won't be another Baronial court until Unslung Heroes, but don't let that stop you. Submit Baronial award recommendations at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/award-recommendation.

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Jan 29, 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 Jan 31, 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.)
  • Thu Feb 1, 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.

BFS News for January 22, 2018

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:24 AM by Forgotten Sea   [ updated Jan 22, 2018, 6:24 AM ]

Announcements:

  • Award Recommendations: A local event, Clothiers, is coming up soon, so take a moment to think if there is anyone deserving of some recognition! Submit Kindom-level award recommendations at http://awardrec.calontir.org/. There likely won't be another Baronial court until Unslung Heroes, but don't let that stop you. Submit Baronial award recommendations at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/award-recommendation.

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Jan 22, 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 Jan 24, 6pm - 9pm Viking Wire Weaving class taught by Mistress Miranda Logansdottir and 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 Jan 25, 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.

BFS News for January 15, 2018

posted Jan 15, 2018, 6:01 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Quarterly Reports: Officers and Marshals, if you have not already submitted your quarterly reports they are due today.
  • Calon Army Commands at Practice: This Wednesday, for 20-30 minutes at the start of practice the Armored fighters will be reviewing basic army commands and some formations in preparation for Winter War Manuevers and Gulf Wars. Please bring your spears, great weapons and shields to practice.
  • Seeking Quartermaster: As discussed at Curia, Svana is looking to step down from the position of Quartermaster. We have at least one volunteer so far from the people who were present at Curia. If you are interested in volunteering, and/or would like to know more about the role, please contact Svana, or Caitilín (seneschal@bfs-kc.org)
  • Curia Notes: Notes from January's curia are now available here.

Upcoming activities:

Upcoming events:

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

BFS News for January 8, 2018

posted Jan 8, 2018, 6:20 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Visitor at Practice: This Wednesday we will have a guest visiting from Æthelmearc, Sir Tristen. Please come and help us show him a good time!
  • Quarterly Reports: Officers and Marshals, there is one week until your quarterly reports are due.
  • Curia: Curia is this week. You can view the notes from last month's Curia here. (Though, please note the referenced wireweaving class has since been rescheduled to the 4th Wednesday of this month.)
  • Kris Kinder Event Review & Brainstorming Session: "Greetings!  On the evening of January 10, 2018 [Editor's note: THIS WEEK] we will be having a general discussion on what went well with Kris Kinder 2017, and what could be improved.  The meeting will be held after Curia, where BFS fighter practice is held. Curia is usually over between 7:30 and 8 PM. (ask kk_eventsteward@bfs-kc.org for address if needed)

     Our attendance for 2017 was 645 adults and kids (another new record!), and we had 45 merchants – which was on or over the number for the past several years. Profits from the event have not been finalized as of this writing, but will be announced when known, and are expected to be as usual (just over $5000 last year).

     After we discuss the Kris Kinder just past, if anyone has ideas for Kris Kinder in general – site, pricing, activities – we can talk about those as well.  If possible, please bring real cost information for your ideas.  If you need historical data in order to develop your ideas, please let Ylva ( kk_eventsteward@bfs-kc.org) know at least a week ahead and she will try to find it for you.

     We are not likely to make any big decisions here, or come to any momentous conclusions.  Let’s just do some open-minded brain storming and see what we come up with."

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Jan 8, 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 Jan 10, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice & Curia at the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr, Merriam, KS 66203. (C&T fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.)
  • Thurs Jan 11, 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.

Q4 2017 Clarion now available

posted Jan 3, 2018, 3:44 PM by Forgotten Sea

The Q4 issue of The Clarion is now available! Read it here

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