Welcome to our Kingdom!
A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:
Fond greetings and heartfelt wishes unto all who read these words, from King Maynard and Queen Liadain, Sylvan Majesties of Glorious Æthelmearc.
Dearest friends and populace,
We hope this finds you healthy and safe. We cannot express enough just how proud We are of all you have achieved and overcome, both individually and unified as a Kingdom during these extraordinary days.
Although the plague and its effects may weigh heavy and possibly seem overwhelming at times, we can find strength in focusing on those things we can personally affect and control. To that end, in mid-January We put forth a challenge both to Our great Kingdom of Æthelmearc to join Us on a Get Fit Pilgrimage. We hope to encourage the wellness of Our people and army so that when this plague ends, we can not only defend our lands but join together in epic celebration!!!
The Pilgrimage miles shall be tracked through exercise. Should you choose to participate, your miles will be added to the Æthelmearc Army’s total miles. Our Pilgrimage begins at the Pennsic Castle and our first stop is the Bay of the Mists – from whence our Society began! This journey is 2500 miles. Each mile purposefully run or walk is a mile towards our goal. Every 15 minutes of intentional exercise (pell work, swimming, weight training, cycling, etc) equals one mile towards the Æ Army total.
Baroness Amalie has set up a tracking system and provided these directions:
Each time you want to track your hours, please go to this google form and submit your information: https://forms.gle/uLHQYZKmrJZTD98n9
** Please make sure you spell your name exactly the same each time you submit, else the system will recognize entries as different people. **
If you would like to see the Kingdom’s progress and Top 5, go to Page 1 of https://datastudio.google.com/reporting/3c6fc1d4-e884-42e1-9658-67630bb24f33
If you would like to see your individual log, please go to Page 2 of https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/3c6fc1d4-e884-42e1-
9658-67630bb24f33/page/A6YuB and do a search for your name (either in the drop down or type in your name to search). You must click on your name in order to select it. (You will see a check mark next to your name.)
** Please note that this system can take up to 15 minutes to reflect new data inputs.
For those on Facebook, there is also a group set up so that we may also inspire and encourage each other along the journey. However, it is important to note that you do not have to be on Facebook to participate!
As we achieve each goal, new goals and destinations will be set. The ultimate goal is for us to work together and motivate one another to make time a few times a week to get our heart rate up, strengthen our muscles, practice our techniques, and have fun in the process. Please set your own goals based on your own abilities and comfort level. We are in this together.
Who will join us on this pilgrimage?
Whether you do or not, We are proud of you and applaud each of you for your efforts. Thank you to those who have also issued your own challenges and spearheaded initiatives. Your light is a constant inspiration.
As always, We encourage all to embrace the light shining bright within our Realm, celebrate the positive and be kind to yourself and each other. We miss and love you all.
For Honor, Glory and Æthelmearc,
Maynard and Liadain
Rex et Regina
Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity (Updated – December 4, 2020):
The Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity until January 31, 2021, has been updated to May 31, 2021.
December 4, 2020
At the end of July, the Board of Directors issued a proclamation suspending most inperson SCA activities in North America until January 31, 2021, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In November, we asked the Kingdom Seneschals and Crowns of the known world to give us their counsel on how to proceed in the first part of 2021. We received very thoughtful responses from nearly all Crowns and Kingdom Seneschals as well as many other concerned people. We wish to thank everyone who responded for taking the time to do so, and for putting such effort into your responses.
After reading and discussing the feedback received, the Board decided at their conference call meeting on 12/01/2020 to continue the suspension of in-person activities in North America through May 31, 2021.
The entire press release is located at https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020-12-04-Resolution-Continuation-Letter.pdf.
During the July 28, 2020, Ad Hoc meeting of the Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism, the following Resolution was passed by a unanimous vote and made effective immediately:
I. Whereas, the COVID-19 Global Pandemic has created an unparalleled challenge for the administration of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Board of Directors acknowledges the health and well-being of the membership and participants of the SCA are of utmost importance;
II. Whereas, the Crowns of the vast majority of North American Kingdoms have petitioned the board to suspend in-person SCA events in North America until January 31st, 2021;
III. Whereas, following consultation with the Kingdom Seneschals of the North American Kingdoms, it appears that this petition is generally supported;
IV. Therefore Now Be It Resolved, The SCA Board of Directors suspends all SCA in-person events in North America until January 31st, 2021;
V. Resolved, Small local gatherings including, but not limited to, archery practice, guild meetings, officer meetings, and local martial activities shall remain at the discretion of the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal, in accordance with CDC, State, Provincial, and local health guidelines and
recommendations. Virtual events as alternatives continue to be a viable option;
VI. Resolved, The SCA Board of Directors directs the Society Seneschal to grant a blanket variance to Corpora waiving any required events such as Crown List and Coronation until January 31st, 2021, as well as extending all current reigns until a royal list can be held to determine suitable Heirs;
VII. Resolved, If a Crown or Coronet steps down without Heirs for a Kingdom or Principality, a Regent shall be installed until such time as a royal list may be held to find suitable Heirs and a Coronation or Investiture held. This regent should be installed according to the Kingdom or Principality laws that govern the appointment of Regents, after consultation with the Society Seneschal. If the Kingdom or Principality has no such law, the Kingdom Seneschal (and Principality Seneschal when appropriate) must consult with the Society Seneschal and Society President to determine an appropriate selection method for a Regent;
VIII. Resolved, the SCA Board of Directors invites Kingdoms who have determined that it is safe to host in-person events before January 31st, 2021, to request a variance from the Society Seneschal to be able to do so. The Society Seneschal shall have the authority to grant or deny these requests. These requests will be reviewed by the Board using the same review method used for variances to Corpora;
IX. Resolved, the SCA Board of Directors commends the officers, royalty, hard-working membership, and participants who have made it possible for the SCA to continue activities during these trying times.
Greetings unto the populace of Æthelmearc,
Although unable to physically gather within Our Sylvan Lands at this time, We still wish to make an appearance wherever you may be. So please take this opportunity to decorate your own set of Royalty and take Us with you on your various undertakings. Snap a picture of Us joining you on a quest, whether it be a simple undertaking, or more involved.
Tag your images or videos via social media on the SCA Æthelmearc Facebook Page or your own personal page using #AERoamingRoyals so that We may enjoy the many ventures of Our friends far and wide.
If you are interested in being included in a possible future ÆLive segment, then please also send pictures to email@example.com
Most of all, have fun with this! We wish wholeheartedly that We could be with you in person. Until then, show Us what We could be up to out there.
Find Us here: http://trm.aethelmearc.org/roamingroyals.html
From the Kingdom Seneschal, Mistress Illadore:
Greetings beloved Æthelmearc!
I am going to ask that you do two diametrically opposed things at the same time:
both focus on the now, and also think about the future at the same time.
I am going to ask first that you double-down on doing all that is necessary for this
pandemic to be over – being socially distant, wearing your masks, and hand washing;
and second, I want you to think about what form of re-opening Æthelmearc looks like
for you, as it appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel with the development
and distribution of more than one vaccine. (At the time I am writing this, two are
currently approved in the US, hopefully even more soon.)
We are not opening up immediately, it will be likely summer before Æthelmearc
opens up, but I would like for you to consider what that means for you. What form and
timeline does reopening take, for yourselves, your family, your friends, your Shires,
Dominion, and Baronies?
Please start thinking (and planning) about what the next summer may look like for
you and yours. I encourage you to share these thoughts and concerns with me. Please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have some thoughts but I would like to
hear yours first. This is just the beginning of a conversation we will have together as a
Kingdom over the next several months.
Just keep swimming,
Kingdom E-Newsletters Available to All – December 1, 2020
During the October 2020 meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the removal of the “paid members only” barrier from the sca.org e-newsletter online portal.
As of December 1, 2020, the paywall will be removed from newsletters, inter-kingdom directory and Board Minutes. This will give all participants and groups the opportunity to explore the rich and abundant history of the SCA. We are hoping these documents can be used as historical references and tools to help us grow the SCA community.
Subscribers to the paper copies of Kingdom newsletters will not be affected by this change. Your paper subscriptions will continue to be mailed to you in a timely manner.
Newsletters can be found by clicking on this link: https://members.sca.org/apps/#Newsletters
Update on Kingdom Heavy and Rapier Fighting
Information on Paid Membership, from SCA.org:
Update on SCA Membership Status Effective July 1, 2020:
We are sorry to have to report that as of July 1, 2020, we will no longer be able to leave expired memberships open as if they were current memberships. The corporation has reached a point where it needs to resume normal financial processes. Read the full notice here.
Gifting a Membership:
There has been an extremely generous response from our members, wanting to gift memberships to people in need.
If you would like to gift a membership for a specific individual, please download and follow these instructions.
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