[Namron] Meeting places

Isobel de Kirkbryde kirkbryde at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 25 19:02:14 PST 2006

  That is a good thought, but they only provide free meeting space if the  group meets during regular business hours.  After hours meetings  have a  deposit of $200 and a per hour charge.  The  non-profit I used to be ED for decided it was way too expensive for us.
  Has anyone checked with the hospital?  Sometimes they have meeting rooms.  I will be happy to chase that idea down. 
  Lady Isobel

Susan Adkins <susanmomof2 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:  I will mention this again. Someone  (preferably an officer of the Barony) call the Sarkley's Foundation  located on Main Street. Their mission is to support non-profit and  small businesses like our group. They do have lots of spaces that  support meetings (not events or revels).  Agnes 

Brad Stanley <vortmax at cox.net> wrote:  Update:

I received a call from Tracy at Unitarian Fellowship. The rate is 
$25/hour for use of the sanctuary, $50/hour for use of the entire 

I have also received a call from Lady Danielle. She says we may 
qualify as a "class 2" organization which would allow us to use 
Norman Public School facilities free of charge. She has feelers out 
at a couple of schools and I'll be swinging by the NPS main offices 
on Monday providing I can get time off from work du!   ring my   lunch 
break. The only bad news is all reservations have to be done 15 days 
in advance, so it will not help us out with our next meeting this 
coming Wednesday.

On Feb 22, 2006, at 9:17 PM, Susan Adkins wrote:

> Is there any reason the Barony can't afford the pavilion at 
> Andrew's park?
> Approx 50$ a meeting or 100$ a month for approximately four months 
> which (not including deposit) would be 400$
> The Barony does have a rather large amount of money in the account 
> currently plus the additional income of an upcoming auction of 
> tables, tents, etc EVEN with an event in the near future

True, the Barony has money. Unfortunately, it's still money going 
out with little return (e.g. there was no hat pass last meeting, and 
the take from the prior hat pass was only $21.04). Yes we're about 
to bring in some money on some tables, but that money has also 
recently been spent !   on the   acquisition of new tables, so all we're 
doing is recovering some of that expenditure. Yes, the tents should 
bring in some money, but that is still in the future and the amount 
of possible profit is still uncertain.

Frankly, the Barony got spoiled meeting for free at Buzz's where 
nobody was required to purchase food, and we were welcome by the 
owners of the establishment. I will be calling them before the next 
populace to see if they might open in the near future.

> Med Faire is the big recruiment time. Newbies more than likely 
> aren't going to want to play the "where's Populace being held" game
> I don't really want to play that game esp since the location of 
> populace was announced the day of populas meeting.

If the Barony is not opposed to spending $80/month for a stable 
meeting place, then we can continue to meet at Andrew's park.

The procedure for reserving Andrews is an individual !   (namely   myself 
of late) either calls or goes to the City of Norman Parks and 
Recreation office and uses their personal funds ($40 reservation fee 
+ $50 refundable deposit) to reserve the space. The individual then 
has to obtain a receipt for the rental and fill out a reimbursement 
form to the Barony. The members of the financial committee then have 
to approve the reimbursement and write the check. Since I have been 
doing this of late, I cannot sign the Baronial check myself and have 
to await two other signatures, which at times has been on the order 
of several weeks.

That being said, I will inquire with the City of Norman about 
reserving the indoor facility for several dates in advance. If they 
will allow that, then I will do so with approval from the Financial 

*Personal note*
I work full-time (lately more than that) as a Scientific Programmer 
at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. I deal with compu!   ters all   
day, so in most cases the last thing I want to do when I get home is 
sit down in front of another computer. This doesn't mean I don't 
want to be in front of a computer at home, just that every person has 
their limits, so to speak. I do try to make time to do my Baronial 
duties (sometimes *during* work, as necessary), and yes, sometimes I 
don't get back to people in the timeframe they desire. But I do try 
to answer any communication directed towards the office of the 
Seneschal as soon as possible. Personal communication directed at me 
outside the duties of the Seneschal get put on a different "to-do" 
list, which I admit sometimes gets pushed aside for other personal 
reasons. If I have offended anyone by not responding to them, then I 
apologize, and please let me know at either this address (put 
"Seneschal: (topic)" in the header to bring it to my attention) or by 
phone (816-3876) and I'll try to answer your questions to!    the best   of 
my ability.

Lord Thomas of Weathshear
Seneschal Namron
(m.k.a Brad Stanley)

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