Welcome to our Kingdom!

A Missive from Her Royal Majesty of Æthelmearc:

Greetings, dear Æthelmearc,

While we might laugh at the phrase, Æthelmearc is, without question, a most excellent kingdom. And this October was a month in which that excellence was demonstrated again and again. In Our Champions Tournaments and most especially in Crown Tournament, the pageantry, skill, and honor displayed has been beyond measure. We are delighted, and so proud, by the bounty of this autumn season.

We are most especially grateful to have Heirs! Please join me in welcoming and supporting their Highnesses, Gareth and Juliana, as they join Me in leading Æthelmearc through the winter months, preparing for the seasons of war to come. We have complete faith in them and are blessed to have them by Our side. We would also recognize here THLord Arden Scott, chosen by the Ladies of the Rose and the Garnet to bear the Shield of Chivalry for a season.

We are also so very honored to have you, the greatest bounty of Æthelmearc:

  • Significant love and labor goes into any event, especially those at which the Crown is present. Our sincere thanks
    to the staff for both Coronation and Crown.
  • Competing in Crown or a Champions Tourney takes bravery and determination. You showed Us both in such
    great measure. Thank you for stepping forward.
  • Serving as inspiration, encouraging someone enter a tourney, or cheering from home – we dream this dream
    together. Thank you to all who attend, share, support, and love.

Are you having fun? Did you see a beautiful piece of arts? Notice an act of willing service? Who made that moment possible? We are still accepting award recommendations. Please try to determine an event the individual will be attending so that they may be recognized personally in Court.

Opportunities abound in November to teach, learn, and practice new and old skills be they Arts, Science, or Martial. Many
are working hard to provide these opportunities. Thank you for reserving early if you plan to attend.

Just before we penned this missive, We received word of the death of Master Terefan, Society Equestrian Marshall. Devoted to the Dream he was an inspiration to many, and he is gone too soon. Master Terefan spent his last day doing what he loved, with people he loved. May this bring solace to those who grieve, and know that Our heart is with you. Take comfort in the friendships you share and gain strength by remembering his great deeds and service.

For Honor, for Glory, for Love, for Æthelmearc,
Anna Leigh

From the Kingdom Seneschal, Duke Christopher:

Great officers— About half of have communicated to me regarding the state of your Policies. Please make sure that the policies for your office are in line with the Society Governing Documents and forward them to me so that I may review them and present them to the Crown. If you have done this within the last two years, please let me know as well.

Seneschals– there have been revisions to the Society Seneschal policies. Please make sure that you have the most current version of the Seneschal Handbook from the Society for your reference. Also, long these same lines, please remember, that if you are having an event, that you MUST post the SCA bullying and harassment policy.

From the Kingdom Exchequer:

Greetings from your Kingdom Exchequer!

I hope everyone is recovering from their summer, and is in good health.  As the weather turns more favorable, the trees start to shed their foliage, and our attentions turn more toward indoor pursuits, I have some regular seasonal reminders.

3rd Quarter Reports are due on October 31st.  Now is the right time to make sure that all your records are in good order, all accounts balance, and all income and expenses are accounted for.  Most of the year is now behind us, and if everything is fine for the 3rd quarter, then adding the 4th quarter generally shouldn’t be too difficult.  And should everything not be in order, now is the right time to ask for help.

NMR payments are due 10 business days after the close of an event.  This deadline has not changed.  What has changed is that the Society people have been strongly encouraging me to suspend groups who are out-of-compliance, especially groups who are repeatedly out-of-compliance.  Suspension can have a lot of bad effects, including cancellation of future events, a prohibition from paying for anything (possibly including your regular meeting rental), and double-secret probation.

The ideal time to write the NMR payment check is at the event, just after having closed and counted out the cash box.  However, for events where the local exchequer is not present, during the following week is acceptable, but please make sure to get the NMR payment handled ASAP.  If an exchequer is going to be unavailable during all of that time, they should make arrangements in advance to leave the checkbook with one of the other account signers so that this other person can get the NMR dealt with.  Directions are in the Exchequer’s section of the AEthelmearc web site: http://aethelmearc.org/officers/exchequer/

Call for letters: My second term will be up at Pennsic next year.  While I could take a one year extension, I’d prefer to not do so, but will if doing so provides for a smoother transition.  I will be more than happy to act as a special deputy to my successor for several years to further ensure that everything continues to operate smoothly.

In Service,  –Tofi

From the Society Seneschal – Updated SCA Statement of Core Values:

At the Board of Directors July 2018 meeting, the following change to Corpora was approved and is to be considered effective immediately.

SCA Statement of Core Values

In pursuing its mission, the SCA is committed to excellence in its programs, communications 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 SCA events;
  • act with transparency, fairness, integrity and honesty;
  • be a responsible steward of SCA resources; and,
  • be committed to maintaining the trust of its members and participants.

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

Corpora will be updated shortly.

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

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

From the Society Seneschal – Revised Mission Statement:

After careful review and consideration of all feedback, the Board of Directors has decided to update the mission statement to be more inline with current society practices:

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization.
The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, culture, and employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities.

The Board of Directors wishes to thank everyone who took the time to write in with their comments for the betterment of our society.

Should you have any comments, please send them with the subject line “Revised Mission Statement Aug 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.

From the Society Seneschal – Updated Hate Speech Language:

At the Board of Directors July 2018 meeting, the following addition to Corpora was approved and is to be considered effective immediately.

“Corpora Article X, Grievances and Sanctions, A. General, Add Section 4:   Hate Speech

Hate speech is not tolerated in the Society.  Hate speech is speech or symbols that offend, threaten, or insult individuals or groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or other traits.  Such symbols and speech have no essential part of any discussion of ideas and are of so little value to the Society that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the harm caused. The use by any participant in the Society may result in possible sanctions up to and including revocation of membership and denial of participation.

Please report any possible instances of hate speech to your Kingdom Seneschal, the Society Seneschal or the President of the SCA immediately.  For more information about hate speech and the reporting of same, please refer to the Society Seneschal’s Handbook.”

Corpora will be updated shortly.

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

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

From the Society Minister of Arts & Sciences:

Greetings from the Society Minister of Arts and Sciences,

I am looking for bids for the following events for 2019 & 2020:
• Known World Arts and Sciences Symposium
• Known World Brewing Symposium
• Known World Cooks and Bards
• Known World Costuming Symposium
• Known World Dance and Music Symposium
• Known World Fiber Arts Symposium
• Known World Metal & Glass Symposium

Information for submitting bids can be found here: http://sca.org/officers/arts/

I’m also not opposed to breaking some of these up or other combinations. I know that Costuming has been combined with Rapier several times and that Dance hasn’t always had Music attached to it. If you have other disciplines that you’d like to submit for, I’m good with that too (except Scribal because that’s included with the Heralds on an annual basis).

Deadlines: For any Known World event in 2019, the deadline is July 31, 2018. For any Known World event in 2020, the deadline is December 31, 2018.

Yours, in Service & Art,
Seigneur Etienne Le Mons d’Anjou
(Richard A. Le Mons)
Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

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/.

* 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.

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 Exchequer. The 2-year term starts at Pennsic 2019. If you are interested, please email resume.exchequer@aethelmearc.org.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Kingdom MoL. The 2-year term starts at Twelfth Night 2019. If you are interested, please email resume.mol@aethelmearc.org.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Kingdom Thrown Weapons Marshal. The 2-year term starts at Twelfth Night 2019. If you are interested, please email resume.thrownweapons@aethelmearc.org, as soon as possible.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Kingdom Chatelaine. The 2-year term starts at Twelfth Night 2019. If you are interested, please email resume.chatelaine@aethelmearc.org. Letters are due by December 1, 2018.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Marshal of Fence. The 2-year term starts at Kingdom Twelfth Night. If you are interested, please email resume.fencingmarshal@aethelmearc.org.

*The Silver Buccle Herald, THL Sophie Davenport, is seeking 12 local heralds, a Region 5 herald, and an Archivist. If you are interested in any of these positions, please let her know at ae.herald@aethelmearc.org.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Silver Buccle Herald. The 2-year term starts at Spring Crown. If you are interested, please email resume.herald@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:
Exchequer (7/18)
Youth Combat (8/18)
Webminister (8/18)

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