Friday, 21 July 2017

Date Change for Pennsic First Authorizations

The last date to authorize in heavy combat for Pennsic has been changed to Saturday, July 22, per the Pennsic website here.
You have two more days!
Pennsic fighters - Aine
Fighters at Pennsic. Photo by Lady Àine ny Allane.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Board Committees Openings Announcement

The Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the populace for individuals to serve as members of the following Board Committees:

Youth Activities Committee
Mission: Completion of design and implementation of YAFA programs.

Risk Management Committee
           Mission: to oversee insurance, legal, and related matters.

If you are interested in serving on any of these Committees, please send a letter of interest, together with your SCA and mundane resumes to Richard Sherman (rsherman@director.sca.org).

If you would like additional information, or have any questions about the Committees or the nomination process please contact Mr. Sherman or the Corporate Office.

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.

Archery Marshals Needed for Peace Week at Pennsic

Shooting at Pennsic, 2004.
Photo by Master Eirik Andersen.
Greeting unto all known world archers and archery marshals, from Master Godric of Hamtun Pennsic Archery Coordinator.
It is very apparent that there is a need to have the archery range at Pennsic Officially staff during peace week as Pennsic has truly become a full two week event. So, In consultation with the Pennsic archery leaders. Pennsic archery is pleased to make the following announcement:
"A portion of the archery range will be officially open on Aug 2, 3, 4 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) From 11 am to 3 pm each day. This is just for practice and Royal Rounds, no war points will be shot during these additional hours.These peace week hours will allow more archery fun for all.
To all archery marshals, we will need marshals to help staff these additional 6 two hour shifts. We would need a minimum of 4 marshal each shift. If you can, please consider volunteering some of your time to make this new change happen.
This change has come about because so many people want to be able to shoot during peace week.
Thank you
in service
Master Godric of Hamtun
Pennsic Archery Coordinator

Monday, 17 July 2017

Society Anti-Bullying Policy Effective Immediately

Originally posted in the Midrealm Gazette:

From the Society Seneschals Handbook:
XXIV. SOCIETY SENESCHAL POLICIES & INTERPRETATIONS
4. Harassment and Bullying
The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups.
Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual;
  • the display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner;
  • photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual;
  • inappropriate physical contact;
  • unwelcome sexual attention;
  • retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Position Opening - Society Webminister

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Webminister.

This position reports to the SCA Board of Directors.
The Society Webminister is a supervisory position, and is not involved in maintenance of the Corporate website (www.sca.org).
The Society Webminister is responsible for the following duties:

Position Opening - Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking candidates for the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences (MOAS), which is a warranted 3-year term of service.
The Minister of Arts and Sciences is the officer responsible for reporting on the artistic programs of the SCA, fostering the study of medieval culture and technology, and for promoting methods for producing historically inspired artifacts and performances. 

Position Opening - Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations

Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations). This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately thirty plus hours per week.

Applicants must possess strong telephone skills, and be very capable of interacting with unique SCA personalities.  The ability to process and distill large amounts of information from different sources is a requirement.  Organizational and problem solving skills are essential.  Having held a Kingdom Seneschal position, while not required, is preferred.  Applicants must possess enough space at home for a medium sized office, have immediate access to internet, PC and printer, and possess word processing skills.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

New Heraldic Acceptances!

Greetings populace. Another notification from your Seeblatt Herald. Here are the most recent accepted names, devices, and badges!
* Alicia Marie de Flers. Device. Argent, a demi-harp gules issuant from a base wavy barry wavy vert and argent, on a chief gules three suns in splendor argent
* Dafydd ap Owen ap Cole. Name.
* Dietrich von Sachsen. Alternate name Akashi Matatarou Terumoto.
* Elsa Mikkelsdottir. Name.
* Erick Brewer. Badge. (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief Or mullety gules.
* Mi'namoto Natsume. Name.
* Mori Shiome. Name and device. Azure, three dragonflies in pall conjoined at the tails Or.
* Mori Shiome. Badge. (Fieldless) Three dragonflies in pall conjoined at the tails Or.
* Ragnheiðr Hróaldsdóttir. Device. Argent, on a fess wavy azure two eyes argent irised gules and in chief three forget-me-nots azure.
* Shimazu Kojirou Nobuhisa. Name.
* Tanegashima Masako. Name and device. Argent, in fess two leaves and a bordure gules.
Nice device!
* Tanegashima Matagorou Hiromoto. Name and device. Argent, in saltire two arrow fletchings within an orle, a bordure sable.
* Thyri the Spinner. Badge. (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief argent mullety purpure.
* Yamagata Yukiko. Name.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

August 2017 Newsletters are UP!

We are pleased to let you know that the August 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

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Royal Court Report: War of the Trillium 2017

An account of the courts of Their Majesties Quilliam Rex and Tangwystl the Queene at Trillium War, the first day of July in the year of the Society LII.
Court was opened upon the field in the early afternoon as the Barbarian who could not be found at Murder Melee was spotted beside the listfield. Tannin was called forward by Their Majesties and presented with a jar of dirt. A hide was unfolded bearing writing that explained that said Tannin was being created a Baron of the Court, and that said jar bore the land over which he has dominion, and wherever a little of it be scattered, that would be considered his lands. Also set out were terms of tithes of livestock, gold, and drink to Their Majesties and the Baron of Ben Dunfirth. He was invested with a coronet of bone to confirm his new station.
Court was reopened in the evening after a delay due to the local weather deities.
The Ealdormere Waits were summoned forward. Master Martin indicated that this group of musicians now had proper registered heraldry and that a charter had been presented to Their Majesties for their signature. The charter was produced, already signed and sealed, and was read into the record. With the charter accepted by Master Martin, the Waits departed, but Her Majesty indicated that one Jamie fitz Mordain, a dancer, did not have leave to depart. Several members of the Queen's Rapier Guard surrounded him to ensure he stayed. It seemed that reports of his activities, such as dancing in church on Sundays, occupying the time of the Caldrithig musicians with his research, and other such deeds had been reported, and such were confirmed by Master Martin, Mistress Emma, and Mistress Marie. It seemed that the only remedy for such a troublemaker was to beg a boon for him to be admitted to the Order of the Laurel for his dance research and teaching. Their Majesties agreed that this was a right and proper thing, and a writ was read out that he might sit his vigil and be duly elevated in the Great Hall in the Debatable Lands at Pennsic.