Thursday, 23 February 2017

Call for a new Kingdom Media Relations Deputy

Greetings all,

By now you may have seen my note in the March Tidings that I am seeking my replacement as Kingdom Media Relations Deputy. This is a unique opportunity for someone to support Ealdormere with public outreach. If you’ve got the right skills-set please consider applying. The deadline is March 25. See below for the details.

Thank you!

THL Avelyn Wexcombe of Great Bedwyn

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Position Opening - Web Minister

The Web Minister is responsible for overseeing the websites of kingdoms, local branches, and any other website the Board may designate. In addition the Web Minister serves as a source of web publishing expertise and advice for the benefit of the Society. The Web Minister of the Society is responsible for collecting reports from Kingdoms, be they Greater or Lesser Officers.
As a member of the IT division of the SCA, the ideal candidate should have the following:
· Experience in User Experience, Database Administration, Information Architecture and/or system administration in a not for profit or corporate environment.
· Experience as an SCA Web Minister.
· Possess strong written communication skills.
· Strong understanding of SCA Inc. Web Minister, Chronicler, and Social Media Policies.
· Ability to work in a cross collaborative group.
· Ability to conduct risk analysis and present findings.
· Knowledge of web technologies including Wordpress, CSS, HTML, visual design and other content management systems.
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2017

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, via hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
PO Box 360789
Milpitas, CA  95036-0789

Courtesy copies should be provided via email to resumes@sca.org and it@sca.org.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

March Newsletters Available

We are pleased to let you know that the March 2017 electronic newsletters are available for your review.

To access, please go to:

members.sca.org
Log in with the same login information that you use to renew your membership.There is even an option to "remember me on this computer", so you don't have to enter in your login information each time!

The nuances of logging in are on the left side of the screen, including methods for getting help.

Once you are logged in: 

At the top of the screen are the membership options.  Click the button for newsletter access on the far right.  This will open the directory of Kingdoms which remains unchanged.

Note that on the directory of Kingdoms, there is a folder marked Archives.  This is where the older issues of the electronic newsletters are maintained.  These files currently go back to March 2012 when we first introduced electronic newsletters.

If you have any difficulties or questions, please email membership@sca.org.  Include your Legal Name, membership number,daytime phone number, and a brief  explanation of the problem you're experiencing.

Kind Regards,
The Membership Staff

Monday, 13 February 2017

Position Opening – Society Exchequer

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Exchequer. This position reports to the SCA Corporate Treasurer.
Duties and responsibilities:
1. Track and review quarterly reports on Kingdom accounts
2. Review Financial Policies and submit to the Board for approval
3. Report quarterly to the Board and the Corporate Treasurer.
4. Conduct training of Kingdom Exchequers.
5. Maintain the various exchequer handbooks/manuals as scheduled.
6. Work with the Tax Specialist in maintaining exchequer reporting forms.
7. Review and process requests to open or change bank accounts.
8. Monitor use of Paypal and the training by Paypal specialist.

Third Entry in Their Majesties' Bardic Competition

Their Majesties Ealdormere, Siegfried and Xristina, have challenged the people of Ealdormere to a bardic competition wherein they are to extol the virtues of a former Queen of the lupine lands.

The third entry was by THL Ulvar van der Nederlanden, who presented the following poem at the Ealdormere Service Symposium:
Photo by Master Eirik Andersen.

Queens Poem
By Ulvar

Queen of these lands so long ago,
          But ever remembered for her great sorrow.

Unyielding passion to do what was right,
          And yet had the hardest of all of our fights.

Ever remembered as the one who was strong,
          And ever remembered for he who was gone.

Ever present was the smile on her face,
          Even when a tears trail you could trace.

Norsewoman feared and given her due,
          By the comfort of friends and Ealdormere too.

Capturing our hearts as her reign moved along,
          We cheered her up with great food and great song.

Always fair to those in her hall,
          Even though the mightiest did fall.

Indeed I remember her raven dark hair,
          And her need for all of us there.

Though I speak of two people in this bit of prose,
          I remember us all and these them and those.

Long ago in the darkness we all had a loss,
          But hers was the greatest of all of us.

If you do not know of the Queen that I speak,
          Then you just need ask, I’d be happy to teach.

Now look to the letters at the start of each verse,
          And remember the Queen whose tears quenched the earth.

Letters spell: QUEEN CAITLIN

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Position Opening - Corporate Treasurer

The Board of Directors is accepting applications for the position of Corporate Treasurer.  This is a part-time, stipend position, which requires approximately 5-10 hours per week except when finalizing the yearly budget.

Applicants must be available for at least the October quarterly Board Discussion Session (typically held on Friday), in addition to the October Board meeting (typically on Saturday).  Additional traveling may be required. 

Skills:
1)  Working knowledge of basic financial spreadsheet program (QuickBooks or other);
2)  Experience with managing budgets and financial forecasting, including tracking and analyzing variances;
3)  Basic suite of office communication skills - spreadsheets, presentations, Word, etc.
4)  Preference for degree in accounting or finance.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Letter to the Barony: Taxes

Unto the noble populace of Skraeling Althing do Baron Shahid and Baroness Catherine send greetings.

This is a particularly special year for Our Barony – the 40th anniversary of the founding of Skraeling Althing.  With such a special anniversary, We wanted to do something special for taxes this year as well.  Therefore, We are pleased to announce the theme for this years taxes is ‘history’.
We would ask that all of Our populace work collaboratively to write stories of our history, both the distant past and recent events.  The Honourable Lady Eluned verch Angor has agreed to work as Our archivist, and compile these stories.  She can be contacted here.

Please note, while the deadline for taxes has traditionally been Feast of the Hare, we will be setting an earlier deadline this year (which will be announced soon).  It is Our intention to work with Our Signet to have these stories bound into a book, which will be on display at Feast of the Hare for everyone to enjoy.

In Service,
Shahid and Catherine
Baron and Baroness of Skraeling Althing