Senate meeting minutes: 14 February 2021 at 11.00 am SLT
The formal opening of the Senate by Consul Booker Galtier Beningborough in the absence of the Imperator Stephanus Galtier. The formal opening included the expression of concern by the Consul, on behalf of the Empire, for the Imperator that caused him to announce he would be absent from the Senate. The Consul informed the Senate that during the Imperator’s absence that he, as well as Consul Ausus Equitius Galtier Calx would be available to manage matters. Proconsul ƛԼЄҲƖ ŔƠMƛƝƠѴ-ƤӇƠЄƝƖX and Proconsul Miles Galtier Maximus would also be available to manage in the City.
The formal opening of the Senate concluded; the roll call of Senators proceeded took place.
It was noted that the following Senators were present in the Senate: Consul Booker Galtier Beningborough, Proconsul ƛԼЄҲƖ ŔƠMƛƝƠѴ-ƤӇƠЄƝƖX, Proconsul Miles Galtier Maximus, Senator ƛƲŔЄԼƖƲŞ ŔƠMƛƝƠѴ-ƤӇƠЄƝƖҲ, Senator Zarek Antonius, Senator Tybalt Galtier-Caproni, Senator ƤЄƬƦƲƧ ƓƝƛЄƲƧ ƤƠMƤЄƖƲƧ, and Senator Ras Galtier Parthicus.
It was also noted that following Senator were absent from the Sentate: Consul Ausus Equitius Galtier Calx, Senator Eryx Etchegaray-Drake, Senator ѕץяus Etchegaray- Đяαkє, and Senator Nҽɾσ Aɳƚσɳιυʂ Oƈƚαʋιυʂ Dɾαƙσɳ.
No proxies were recorded by the Scribe for purposes of voting.
The Scribe noted the attendance of the following persons in the Senate: i0n (Tribune Lead), Brad Gunner, Leo QRW Galtier Leone Kanya, Asharr Galtier, Ariel Vindelici Karu, Jerome Abara Karu, Jonny Galtier-Caproni, Popov Huldschinsky, Janu Octavius, and Sir HELIOS of Dacia.
The opening prayer to this session of the Senate was conducted by Senator ƤЄƬƦƲƧ ƓƝƛЄƲƧ ƤƠMƤЄƖƲƧ, the Pontifex Maximus.
I. INTERNAL SENATE MATTERS
It was recorded that the Senators had no matters to be brought to the Senate floor from the closed session held prior to this session of the Senate.
II. RELIGIOUS LIFE
The Senate business turned to seek the Pontifex Maximus, ƤЄƬƦƲƧ ƓƝƛЄƲƧ ƤƠMƤЄƖƲƧ, to report on the matters of the religious life of the Empire.
The Pontifex Maximus reported that at present there were insufficient Priests to actively look after the Temples of the Empire commenting that either the Empire had too many Temples or too few inhabitants.
Ariel Vindelici Karu was recognised by the Senate to suggest that if there are not enough pontifices or flames, “it would certainly also be possible that every pontifex or flamen is responsible for 2 or 3 temples instead of just one as before. It would be good if the college could meet again regularly to discuss further details”
Consul Booker Galtier Beningborough acknowledged the suggestion of Ariel Vindelici Karu
i0n was recognised by the Senate to ask if there was a website of temple lists and schedules to which the Pontifex Maximus replied that there was but it was not correct at this stage and there would need to be clarity of this in consultation with the Imperator and his predecessor in the position of Pontifex Maximus.
Consul Booker Galtier Beningborough acknowledged the reply and suggested that the issue may be one for the Pontifex Maximus to work on.
III. TRIBUNATE REPORT
The Tribune Lead was called upon to report on the matters of the citizens of the Empire.
Tribune Lead i0n addressed the Senators stating that at the last meeting of the Tribune, new Tribunes were installed and he was voted as Tribune Lead. It was further discussed between the Tribunes use of the ZCS meter and its roleplay currency during betting and other fictional RP transactions. The matter of the ZCS meter was however tabled pending its introduction as the discussion related to previous discussions between the Tribunes.
IV. UPCOMING EVENTS
The Senate business turned to discussions on any forthcoming events within the Empire or held between the Empire and other nation states.
The Senate acknowledged Senator Tybalt Galtier-Caproni who advised that the first two weeks of March 2021 would be the Mars and Minerva Festivals leading up to the Anniversary on 19 March 2021. Also, on 05 March 2021, there will be a Mars Themed part at Club Romanum at 2 pm SLT (subject to change), on 06 March 2021 there will be the Mars Chariot races at 10 am SLT. Further, Quinquatrus of Minerva will be held with the opening ceremony and sacrifice on 12 March 2021 at 12 pm SLT at the Temple of Minerva in Romanum than at Forum Pompeii followed by a banquet. The Minerva Part at Club Romanum on 12 March 2021 and Minerva Gladiators on 13 March 2021.
The Senate acknowledged Ariel Vindelici Karu who stated that the Lupercalia ceremony that was held the previous week.
The Senate held lengthy discussions on the role of the events co-ordinator. There was great disagreements on this issue and the manner in which the role should be fulfilled. Consul Booker Galtier Beningborough encouraged all to work together on this issue.
V. ANY OTHER BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR
No business from the floor was raised.
VI. CLOSURE OF SENATE MEETING
Next Senate meeting to be held on a date and at a time to be declared by the Imperator.
Senate declared concluded at 12:21 pm SLT by Consul Booker Galtier Beningborough.