Welcome to our Kingdom!

A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:

Greetings Noble Populous of the Sylvan Kingdom,

February has lots of opportunity for us to grow as a Kingdom. Martially and in knowledge and service. This is the time to knock the dust off your shield and polish your armor. Hone your skills at Ædult Swim in rattan and rapier combat. Deepen your knowledge of Arts at College of Three Ravens and at Ædult swim. We also plan to visit Our cousins in the Midrealm at their great Tournament of Candlemas. The long nights of winter are past and as longer days approach so does the need to be ready for war. We hope to see you at these events and strengthen Our resolve together.

Gareth and Juliana,
Rex and Regina Æthelmearc.

 

From Their Royal Highnesses Regarding Crown Tournament:

Greetings unto the Kingdom of AEthelmearc,

We have announced the format of the spring Crown Tournament in the March issue of the AEstel, which now is available at the SCA.org website.

The Kingdom newsletters of all Kingdoms in the SCA is facing challenges with few members making the small effort to look in them.

In an effort to encourage everybody to find their login information to the SCA newsletter portal, and actually look in the Kingdoms official publication, we hope that sharing the text on social media be held off for a little while.

It would be a good thing if Our members use this opportunity to get familiar with how to access the online newsletters!

The link to the newsletter is: https://members.sca.org/apps/#SignIn

If you have any problems with this, please use the information on that web site to help you, or contact Our dear Chronicler, Lady Aine O’Muirghesan, as she will be very happy to assist in solving your issues.
ae.chronicler@aethelmearc.org

We hope you have some understanding for why We choose to do this.

In Service
Sven and Siobhan, Prince and Princess of AEthelmearc

From the Society Seneschal, on Doxxing

Published February 3, 2018

To all Kingdom Seneschals,

I want you to alert all of your officers (Kingdom and local group officers)
that DOXXING (i.e. posting personal information/contact
information/political information about individuals) is a violation of the
SCA Code of Conduct and the Anti-Bullying and Harassment policy. DOXXING
is also against the law in California and a number of other jurisdictions;
furthermore, DOXXING may likewise be actionable as an Invasion of Privacy
which may result in a civil suit and money damages. Please convey to all
of your officers at both the Kingdom and local group level that any officer
or agent of the SCA found to be DOXXING is subject to termination from
their office.

Additionally, I am instructing all Kingdom Seneschals and their deputies to
obtain screen-shots of instances of DOXXING by any participant as this
cannot be tolerated.

Everyone needs to contemplate the consequences of their actions. I know
that there is a lot of anger and frustration over the events of the past
week; however, as officers and agents of the SCA, we must act in accordance
with the very foundations of this organization: courtesy, honor, chivalry
and respect. We are and should be held to a higher standard and yet, there
are allegations that at least one officer took part in DOXXING.

We have a responsibility to be leaders– to be part of a solution and not
part of the problem, even when the fog of division, discord and blame make
it hard to see what is truly important to us all. It is times like these
when we need to pull together, rally around what is good about our Society
and lead by example. Even when the world appears bereft of courtesy,
honor, chivalry and respect, we need to be an example of these virtues.

Very truly yours,

A.J. Pongratz
Vice President of Operations, SCA Inc.
Society Seneschal

Board Statement on Hate Speech

Published January 27, 2018

Currently open for commentary is a proposal to expand the Society’s Mission Statement.

The Society for Creative Anachronism strongly condemns hate speech in any form by any officers and participants of this organization. The SCA was founded on and continues to be governed by the concepts of chivalry and honor, and strives to include and be respectful of all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and politics. All participants are reminded of and expected to hold to these principles in participating in this organization and interacting with other people in person and in all forums, regardless of media.

The Board of Directors has heard the concerns of many people regarding the use of hate symbols in the SCA. The Board is concerned about this matter and has tasked the President of the SCA to immediately investigate. The President has the full confidence of the Board, and the Board will act as necessary to protect the participants of the SCA and to ensure that chivalry, honor, and respect for all continue to govern the organization.

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.

REQUEST FOR COMMENTARY – Mission Statement

Published January 27, 2018

Currently open for commentary is a proposal to expand the Society’s Mission Statement.

The Mission Statement currently reads as follows:

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) is an international organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century life, employing knowledge of history to enrich participants’ lives and the lives of others through events, demonstrations, and other educational venues.

The proposed revision reads as follows:

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (the “Society”) is a 501(c)3 Educational Not-for-Profit organization devoted to the study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.  As a living history group, the Society provides an environment in which members can recreate various aspects of the culture and technology of the period, as well as doing more traditional historical research.

The Society’s mission is to promote the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century life, employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants and others through live events and other educational venues.

In pursuing this mission, the Society is committed to excellence in its programs and activities and to

  • act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service;
  • value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals;
  • practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity;
  • promote a safe and respectful environment for all Society events;
  • act with transparency, fairness, integrity and honesty;
  • be a responsible steward of Society resources; and,
  • be committed to maintaining the trust of its members and participants.

It is the expectation of the Society that its members and participants, in all events and activities of the Society, will conduct themselves in accordance with these tenets.

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Comments may also be emailed to comments@lists.sca.org. Please use “Mission Statement” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to the attention of ‘Attn: Mission Statement’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789.

Commentary will be accepted until April 1, 2018.
 
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.

Upcoming Royal Progress Events

Upcoming Events

Announcements

* There is a new Society Harassment and Bullying Policy, which can be found at http://socsen.sca.org/the-sca-harrassment-and-bullying-policy/.

* Curia Regis will be held Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at Æthelmearc War Practice at 10:00 AM.

* It is requested that Kingdom Officers update policies, if they have not been updated within the past two years, and send to the Kingdom Seneschal by May 1.

* Bids for Fall Crown are due by April 1st. The rotation is to Region 4. Bids for Fall Æcademy are due by April 1st as well. The rotation is to Region 5.

* The new Æthelmearc Fighter Data Roster is available at http://authclerk.aethelmearc.org. Any questions or comments can be sent to Mistress Maria Christina de Cordoba, Kingdom Authorization Clerk, at ae.authorization@aethelmearc.org.

* The Kingdom’s first A&S Consultation Table will be at College of Three Ravens on February 24, 2018 from 10 AM – 3 PM. This table is a chance for artisans to get a personal walk-through of the Kingdom rubrics or judging process that have been used at events like the A&S Faire and A&S Champions. If you have any questions, please contact THL Renata Rouge, Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences, at ae.moas@aethelmearc.org.

* There is an immediate need for a new Kingdom Historian and an opening for a Webminister for the Historian’s Office. If you are interested, please email our Kingdom Chronicler at ae.chronicler@aethelmearc.org.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Webminister. The 2-year term starts at Spring Crown Tournament. If you are interested, please email resume.webminister@aethelmearc.org by April 1, 2018.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Kingdom Seneschal. The 2-year term starts at Coronation in Fall 2019. If you are interested, please email resume.seneschal@aethelmearc.org.

* Their Royal Highnesses, Sven and Siobhan, have announced that Æthelmearc’s mighty army will support the noble Dragon of the Middle Kingdom against the Lion of the East.

* Sir Arnthor Inn Sterki has been named Æthelmearc’s Warlord for Pennsic. He can be contacted at ae.pennsicwarlord@aethelmearc.org. Duchess Dorinda Courtenay has been named Æthelmearc’s Fencing Warlord for Pennsic. She can be contacted at ae.pennsicfencingwarlord@aethelmearc.org.

* THL Madison Morai has been named Æthelmearc’s Warlord for Gulf Wars, and can be reached at ae.gulfwarswarlord@aethelmearc.org.

* The Kingdom Signets, Mistress Antoinette de la Croix and THL Shirin of Susa, are requesting scroll blanks for Kingdom Awards. If you are able to help out, kindly let them know at ae.signet@aethemearc.org. 

* Lady McKenna Henderson is overseeing the award medallions and toy box for TRM Gareth and Julianna. If you would like to help with largesse for the children of Æthelmearc or award medallions, please contact her at ae.largess@aethelmearc.org.

* Lord Arias Beltran del Valle, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, wishes to invite those interested in gaining experience in court heralding to contact him prior to, or during, an event. Help is always appreciated in court, and Lord Arias hopes to assist those interested in growing those skills!

* There are new Authorization Forms found on the Authorizations Clerk page.

* There are new Event Submission and Update forms found on the Event Submission Form page.

* Information regarding the icons found in event announcements can be found in the Icon Guide.

* There is a Frequently Asked Questions page on this site. Please see if your question is listed here.

* The following Kingdom Policies have been updated. Please check the new policy’s on the corresponding officer’s page:
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Webminister

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