Kingdom Seneschal’s Missive, December AS LII

Greetings, Midrealm,

As the time for change comes, we see officers changing over or preparing to change. Opportunity comes in many forms to serve the Kingdom and Society, and if you look to the Job Board in this issue of The Pale you will see the ways you can help. Many hands make light the work, and without our officers doing their jobs, we would not have an SCA to play in.

I would like to thank Duchess AnneMarie de Garmeaulx for her service as my Social Media Deputy. Duchess Arabella Silvermane has served as a guiding light in Pentamere as the Regional Seneschal. Countess Catarina deBruyn has done an excellent job as Waivers Deputy, working with groups to ensure they are being received for events they hold. Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza time as Citizenship Treaties has been great. She has simplified the process to the point that the job has become obsolete. I hold them all in high regard as they take their rests from their offices soon.

Midrealm 50 Year is not far into the future. It is time we start the planning process of how we shall celebrate this once in a lifetime occasion. Please contact the Kingdom Event Coordinator, Her Excellency Hadley of Beckenham, with questions on how to bid to host this event. We are looking to having a four-day event tied into Spring Crown and Kingdom A&S in 2019. While on the subject, the bid deadline for this upcoming Spring Crown is closing in, and Coronation’s deadline will have passed by the time you read this. Currently, the deadlines are not that far in advance, and with the lead time needed to book a site and plan an event, we may be adding more time before bid deadline and the event date than we currently have.

Finally, I want to make sure our Reporting Schedule for Seneschals is clear. I’ve worked with the Webminister to ensure that all the correct information is on the Kingdom Website. Cantons should be reporting February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Full status groups should be reporting February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15. Regionals report on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. And my report to Society is due on March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15. This is broken down in such a way that each level has a 15-day window to read, evaluate, and report to the next. I hope this will finally clear up the confusion, and thank you to His Excellency Hengist Hawardessune for taking charge of reminding everyone on the Book of Faces when these deadlines are upcoming.

In Service I Remain,
Master Justice McArtain
Kingdom Seneschal