It is my pleasure that we hosted a meeting yesterday of Britannia. This meeting was arranged through the private messaging system here on the webpage. If you are arranging local events, I suggest using this method. It was held online by video conference due to the ongoing pandemic. Fortuna blessed our province with an attendance of 20% of all citizens in the UK. I think this may have been the most extensive local gathering to date.
We spoke about many things. In brief —
The current election — Senator Camillus was in attendance as cohost. He presented his ideas about the election and the current state of affairs. His primary thesis was the need for year-to-year reliability between magistrates and to prioritize organizational unity.
Patron Gods and Goddesses of Britannia — We briefly discussed proposing official patron deities of the province. Several options were floated, such as the Divine Emperors Claudius and Caesar, along with others such as Neptune and Minerva. We have agreed to revisit this topic at our next meeting in a more formal manner. Citizen Regillus has decided to help investigate.
Seminar — Senator Camillus gave a fascinating talk about daily home life in Ancient Rome. Who would have thought taking out the garbage or doing the laundry were potentially life-risking affairs! I hope other knowledgeable citizens to put on future workshops such as this one. It was, in my view, the highlight of the meeting.
Future provincial events — We planned to meet two more times this year. We hope that one of these meetings will be in person. I will be looking into hosting a provincial event at the Chedworth Roman Villa if social distancing allows it.
What splendid news! Britannia was always one our most active chapters/provinces. I’m so happy that this local community is taking these steps to organize. This is exactly why the Roman Republic was founded! Keep up the great work. I salute all who organized and participated!