Those in attendance: Kevin, Brian, JoAnn, Jake, Brad F.,
Terry, Kerry, Ivan, & Dora
1. A discussion was held about the history of Warwick,
what has been done in the past at different events, and what each member
wants to get out of the group from now on.
- It was
shared that each event in the past was a little different (which is nice
because then people don't know what to expect), was based on what talents
each member brought to
the group, and depended on what other vendors were there
(as we cannot copy what other vendors are doing).
- Past events
including: camping, sword fighting, an archery lane, story
telling, seamstress work, blacksmithing, cooking, dagger toss/hatchet
throwing, and arts & sciences
(painting shields, etc.).
2. We then discussed what we have planned so far for the
Amanas Event (last weekend of May) and ideas of other things that members
want to do there.
- During shows:
*Kevin & Brian - choreographed unarmored
*Ivan & Scott - choreographed full
(Scott's followers: Brian, JoAnn, &
(Ivan's followers: Kevin, Dora, &
*Marshalled non-choregraphed sword
(To teach history, compare choreographed
fighting shown in the movies to non-choreographed fighting that would have
actually taken place.)
- During time between shows:
*Activities/Booths: games area -1 at a
time (Kerry), time period cooking (Dora), chain mail (Brian), sword fighting
challenges, informational flyer/brochure area for those interested in
*Repair/improve Warwick items (dagger
toss, archery lane, etc.)
3. Fundraising ideas?
- $2.00 donation for sword classes for
the public using painted/wrapped wooden dowels lasting only a few minutes
- $5.00 donation for someone from the
public to swird fight with a Warwick member for 5 minutes
- $3.00 mini shield/crest painting for
kids & share history about how families created their coat of arms (JoAnn)
- A percentage of any proceeds from sold
items go to the Faire, and the rest goes to the Warwick fund
4. How can we involve members/newcomers
who don't want to sword fight but want to learn other trades?
- Set up a meeting time for non-sword
fighting activities if enough interest is expressed
- Plan a future camp out at a
time/location other than during a renaissance faire at a park/member's home
(Advertise the camp out in free papers:
The Shopper, Cityview, Juice, & Craig's List)
5. Anything else?
- JoAnn is painting a larger shield of
each member's registered crest to be hung at one end of the ring on a stand.
Please turn in your crest and choose a persona name if you have
not yet done so. [Ivan & Dora turned
their crest/blazon in today, and Kevin chose his persona name - Theodore
Edward Barrett & stated he emailed JoAnn his crest]
- Please inventory all Warwick supplies
and bring a list to the next meeting.
- If you have not yet paid your dues and
filled out a new membership form for this year, please do so by next month's
- Brad asked that Ivan get at least 1/2
of his gas money covered by Warwick to haul Warwick's supplies to and from
the Amanas. A vote was held and it was approved. The proper document must be
filled out and have 2 officers' signatures on it.
- Sword fighting practices are being
held every Tues. & Sat. night from 6pm-8pm @ the church unless another
location is announced, as the Irish Dancers/other church
groups have that area reserved on
certain days each month.
- The next renaissance faire we plan on
participating in after the Amanas is the one in Des Moines.