Annual Budget Meeting

The Malagentia Budget Meeting will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, December 10 at my house in Portland.

If you have any budgetary requests, please contact me. Budgetary requests include, but are not limited to, event proposals, kitchen supplies, loaner gear, etc. By default, Great Northeastern War and Harvest Moon will be included in the budget.

With the exception of the events listed above, there is NO carryover from last year. If it was in the 2017 budget but was not spent, you’ll need to request it again to have it considered for next year’s budget. This includes officer budgets! Officers who do not submit specific requests will receive a default budget of $50.

If you have a budget request, whether for an event not listed above or for your particular office, please be prepared to have at least some basic description of what the funds will be used for. If you have a budget request and are unable to attend the meeting, please be sure someone who is attending will be able to be answer any questions that may come up.

All are invited to attend. The Malagentia Financial Committee is defined as the Seneschal, the Exchequer, and those Province members in attendance at this meeting. We will decide the 2018 budget at this meeting, and it will be voted on at the January Province Meeting. The January vote will be pass/fail – there is no line item veto.

Please contact me for directions.

Annual Budget Meeting

The Malagentia Budget Meeting will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 17 at my house in Portland.

If you have any budgetary requests, please contact me. Budgetary requests include, but are not limited to, event proposals, kitchen supplies, loaner gear, etc. By default, Great Northeastern War, Winter Feast, and Harvest Moon will be included in the budget.

With the exception of the events listed above, there is NO carryover from last year. If it was in the 2016 budget but was not spent, you’ll need to request it again to have it considered for next year’s budget. This includes officer budgets! Officers who do not submit specific requests will receive a default budget of $50.

If you have a budget request, whether for an event not listed above or for your particular office, please be prepared to have at least some basic description of what the funds will be used for. If you have a budget request and are unable to attend the meeting, please be sure someone who is attending will be able to be answer any questions that may come up.

All are invited to attend. The Malagentia Financial Committee is defined as the Seneschal, the Exchequer, and those Province members in attendance at this meeting. We will decide the 2017 budget at this meeting, and it will be voted on at the January Province Meeting. The January vote will be pass/fail – there is no line item veto.

Please contact me for directions.

Annual Budget Meeting

The Malagentia Budget Meeting will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, December 13 at my house in Portland.

If you have any budgetary requests, please contact me. Budgetary requests include, but are not limited to, event proposals, kitchen supplies, loaner gear, etc. By default, Great Northeastern War, Winter Feast, Harvest Moon, and Tyger & Bucket will be included in the budget.

With the exception of the events listed above, there is NO carryover from last year. If it was in the 2015 budget but was not spent, you’ll need to request it again to have it considered for next year’s budget. This includes officer budgets! Officers who do not submit specific requests will receive a default budget of $50.

If you have a budget request, whether for an event not listed above or for your particular office, please be prepared to have at least some basic description of what the funds will be used for. If you have a budget request and are unable to attend the meeting, please be sure someone who is attending will be able to be answer any questions that may come up.

All are invited to attend. The Malagentia Financial Committee is defined as the Seneschal, the Exchequer, and those Province members in attendance at this meeting. We will decide the 2016 budget at this meeting, and it will be voted on at the January Province Meeting. The January vote will be pass/fail – there is no line item veto.

Please contact me for directions.

Officer and Event Budgets

Hello officers and autocrats as well as autocrats to be of the Province and Ridings

As per my latest theme of posting on subjects that may need some clarification or discussion.  I’d like to tackle budgets this time around.

As a good practice you should be in regular contact with myself, my deputy, and Exchequer to make sure you have a handle on your budget. Autocrats should always take a moment to make sure they are up on the latest policies by meeting with the Exchequer while planning the event. . I also don’t want to see overages on your budgets as we have in the past. This just puts everyone in a bad spot and I have no wish to see our beloved group dusted up by hard feelings over money.

As we know, not long ago we had a concern over ever increasing overhead costs (storage, meeting, and practice space for various activities) and we as a group took steps to make sure we were not making unneeded purchases. We are on a better path now, but a large degree of diligence is still needed.

Often times checking with the Quartermaster also can help as you may be surprised to find out that we already have that special one of a kind item that you absolutely must have to run your event.

While we are on the subject- Officers and Seneschals of the Ridings, please check in with the Exchequer to see how much money you have left in your budget. Keep in mind that it is never too late to start thinking about next year’s budget. I’ll be asking our Exchequer to post a “best practices” missive to the group concerning submitting a budget for your event, activity, or group, and what you can do to give that proposal the best chance of success.

Thank you all for your care and dedication,
-Col Christian
Seneschal

2014 Provincial Budget

On 14 December 2013 a Budget Meeting was held at the Exchequer’s home in Naples. Below is the budget approved by the Province at the Provincial Meeting on February 6th 2014:

Officers:
A&S Minister $100.00 Primarily for C&I Work House
Archery $600.00 Targets, backstop netting, arrow materials, foam.
Chancellor Minor $200.00 Loaner armor and weapons for youth fighting.
Chatelaine $250.00 Update Gold Key.
Chronicler $50.00
Exchequer $150.00 Printing of generic carbonless duplicate gate receipts.
Herald $300.00 Ink, paper, 3 name books for research.
Knight Marshall $50.00
MOL $50.00
Quartermaster $200.00 Materials for shelving for storage facility.
Rapier $450.00 Loaner armor for cut & thrust.
Seneschal $50.00
Web Minister $20.00
Thrown Weapons $20.00
Officer Requests:
Giggleswick Admin $1,000.00
Events:
GNE $8,500.00
Harvest Moon $1,000.00
Spring A&S Event $600.00
Tyger & Bucket Tavern – Fall $600.00
Tyger & Bucket Tavern – Spring $600.00
Spring Heavy Event $600.00
Yule/Winter Feast $1,200.00
Giggleswick – NRRC $400.00
Giggleswick – Bardic Symposium $400.00
Hadchester events $900.00
Demos:
PortCon Demo $100.00
Maximum Allowed Budget for Other Events:
Local $600.00
Kingdom-level $3,500.00
Rentals: (these are fixed costs)
Province Meeting $330.00
Dance Practice $360.00
Storage facility $1,860.00
Big Ticket Items:
Storage Trailer $3,000 This includes monies for refurbishing trailer and first year’s storage fee.