Populace is the word that describes the participants of the SCA
'Populace Meeting' is a business meeting for all members of the Barony and other interested persons to discuss the plans and happenings of the Barony and Kingdom interests. The meeting includes officer reports, policy statements, announcements, recognition, and initial planning for Baronial events.
Garb (costume) is encouraged, but not required, for populace. Garb is expected for those giving reports or otherwise addressing the populace.