Welcome to our Kingdom!

Their Sylvan Majesties King Timothy of Arindale and Queen Gabrielle van Nijenrode

Their Sylvan Highnesses Prince Titus Scipio Germanicus and Princess Anna Leigh

A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:

Greetings From Their Majesties Sven and Siobhan,

As you read this, We are hoping that the last of the Winter weather is finally behind us and we can begin to look forward to Spring and then the warmer weather of Summer. With the summer season comes many glorious events where We look forward to meeting Our populace.

One event that we look most forward too is Our Crown Tournament. We have received many worthy Letters of Intent to join Our Tournament and we KNOW Æthelmearc will be in good hands regardless of the outcome. We wish all combatants and consorts the best of luck.

We have often been asked, “What is the best part of being royalty?” and We say, hands down, it is the opportunity to recognize worthy individuals. There is nothing that gives Us more joy than giving an award to an individual and seeing the excitement and humbleness in their face. And as much as We would LOVE to be able to know all the faces and great deeds the people of Æthelmearc have done, sadly We are just not able to. This means We rely heavily on the award recommendations that are sent to Us. We ask that you look around and send in those recommendations, for you are Our eyes and ears.

With Summer comes War. Negotiations have been concluded and yet again, the field of Pennsic will be the scene of deeds of bravery and skill between the Kingdom of the East and of the Midrealm and of their allies. We encourage all those that participate in marshalled activities to come to the many events hosted in Our Kingdom this summer to prepare yourselves for WAR. These events will give you the opportunity to train beside your brothers and sisters and make Æthelmearc a FORCE to be reckoned with. It is the responsibility of all of Us to make sure Our army grows stronger by taking part and practice and test Ourselves.

One thing that We are going to try and encourage during our reign is We want nothing more than for people to have fun. There has been so much negativity surrounding Our lives that We want Æthelmearc to be Our escape from all the sadness in the world today. We encourage all of you to be good to each other and focus on the positive things this Kingdom, and its people, have to offer.

Ad Gloriam Æthelmearc!
KIng Sven and Queen Siobhan

Æthelmearc Has Heirs!

Vivant to Prince Titus Scipio Germanicus and Princess Anna Leigh!

 

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

Request for Comments – Hate Ban Language

Published April 21, 2018

The Board of Directors is seeking commentary on the following policy proposal regarding hate speech and hate symbols.

Advice is additionally being sought on whether to place this proposed amendment in (1) Corpora, which governs the SCA as a whole, including all kingdoms and Affiliates, or (2) the Corporate Policies, which govern only the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., not the Affiliates.

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The SCA bars the use of hate speech and hate symbols.  The use of such will be sanctioned. The SCA notes that not all offensive speech is hate speech and recommends that the dispute resolution process be applied in matters of suspected hate speech.

Hate speech is not tolerated in the Society.  Please report any instances of hate speech to your Kingdom Seneschal, the Society Seneschal or the President immediately.  For more information hate speech and the reporting of same, please refer to the Bullying and Harassment Policy, which can be found in the Seneschal’s Handbook.

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

Commentary will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

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Statement from the Board regarding Hate Speech and Hate Symbols:

The Board recommends that the Kingdoms implementing a ban on individual symbols, such as the swastika, discuss this with the Kingdom populace to ensure such action best serves everyone.

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.

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.

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 in the A&S Pavilion.

* 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.

* 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.

*If you are interested in helping with Their Royal Majesties’ Royal Wardrobe, please contact Elska a Fjarfelli and Hrolfr a Fjarfelli, Mistress and Master of the Royal Wardrobe. Their contact information is listed at TRH’s Website.

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

* 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.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Kingdom Chronicler. The 2-year term starts in November 2018. If you are interested, please email resume.chronicler@aethelmearc.org. Letters are due by August 15, 2018.

* Their Royal Majesties, 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.

*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@aethelmearc.org.

* 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 policies on the corresponding officer’s page:
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