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4 December 2013 – With Business Meeting Notes

The regular source of pithiness is away this week.

Upcoming Events:

December Business Meeting

  • Isles Anniversary was awesome. The kingdom was abuzz about it for days afterwards. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make the day wonderful.
  • Ylaria stepped down as Isles herald at the end of Anniversary. Thank you Ylaria for your service to the Shire. Lodovico is looking for her successor. If you’re interested, please contact him.
  • Officer Report – Arts & Sciences: Jane will teach a workshop on planning garb projects on Thursday, December 12th.
  • Officer Report – Exchequer: Intake from Isles Anniversary was $240 + $55 of non-member surcharges. There were 48 people on the signup sheet for Anniversary, 11 of whom were non-members. Intake from lunch donation is not yet available. If you have receipts, please get them to Delphine as soon as you can.
  • Officer Report – Chatelaine: There were new people at Isles Anniversary. There have been new fighters showing up to practice. And, there have been new people attending craft night. Hooray for new people! Please make them feel welcome.
  • Filthy Dirty Collegium is happening on February 1st at the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. There are already about a dozen classes lined up. Watch the Isles web site and list for more information on the classes and schedule.
  • The shed-replacement discussion continued. Lodovico found portable metal sheds at Home Depot for $218 (8’x6′) and $318 (10’x8′) and a (6’x5′) one on Amazon. The current shed is likely 4’x6′, so any of these would be an upgrade with more space to store things in an organized manner. Consensus was that the 8’x6′ shed from Home Depot sounded reasonable, but we still need to find a place to put it. There’s been no word from Graham that he’s moving, so this is not yet urgent. There will likely be a shed cleanout day sometime in the next couple of months.
  • The wooden signs Isles uses for events have slowly disappeared over the years. Come help out at a sign-making workshop in January to make new ones. More details (including a date) will be available as January approaches.
  • Isles will have an informal potluck Yule party at 7:30pm on Friday, December 13th at Paul & Gwen’s house.

Last Week

All was quiet in Isles and much feasting with family happened for Thanksgiving.

This Week

Angels/Altavia Yule will be on Saturday, December 7th, as will Festival of the Rose/Calafia Winter ArtsGyldenholt/Lyondemere Yule will be on Sunday, December 8th. Sources indicate both of those Yule celebrations will have attendees from Isles.

Further Away & Other Bits

A&S Workshop: Planning a Garb Project Thinking about making some new clothes? Jane will be teaching a class on how to plan your project from inspiration through completion. The workshop will be at her house on Thursday, December 12th at 7pm. Watch the list for more details.

Isles is having a Yule party! Please come and celebrate the holidays with us on Friday evening, December 13th, at Paul & Gwen’s house starting at 7:30pm. Watch the list for more details.

Twelfth Night will be on Saturday, January 4th, in Calafia.

Filthy Dirty Collegium will be at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies on February 1st, 2014. Lord Paul fitz Denis and Lady Gwen Hir are the Event Stewards.

The Shire has a Facebook Group, for those who are so inclined to discuss things there.

Interested in unofficial but helpful Isles announcements and a bit of snark? Follow the Red Tower on Twitter: @SingTheRedTower.

Your reward for reading all the way to the end is a tool for calculating travel times and costs in the Roman Empire.