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Position Opening – Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking candidates for the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences (MOAS), which is a warranted 3-year term of service.

The Minister of Arts and Sciences is the officer responsible for reporting on the artistic programs of the SCA, fostering the study of medieval culture and technology, and for promoting methods for producing historically inspired artifacts and performances. (more…)

Position Opening – Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations). This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately thirty plus hours per week.

Applicants must possess strong telephone skills, and be very capable of interacting with unique SCA personalities.  The ability to process and distill large amounts of information from different sources is a requirement.  Organizational and problem solving skills are essential.  Having held a Kingdom Seneschal position, while not required, is preferred.  Applicants must possess enough space at home for a medium sized office, have immediate access to internet, PC and printer, and possess word processing skills.

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Known World Combat Collegiums Scheduled

In September 1st and 2nd of 2018, the Kingdom of Northshield will host to Known World Academy of Rapier (KWAR) and the first Known World Armored Combat Colloquium (KWACC) in more than a decade. For those that have not taken part of known world events, these bring some of the best and brightest in their fields to teach, learn, and take part in these focused areas within the SCA.

The event is scheduled to be in Stoughton, WI, in the Barony of Jararvellir.

Look for details at this website in the coming months:

https://kristyanapplegate.wixsite.com/kwarkwacc

From Their Highnesses — A&S Champion

At Coronation We will be holding an Arts and Science display to determine who will be the next Kingdom Arts and Science Champion. Bring your best, recent, work for the display. Documentation is always nice, but is not required for this contest. The winner will be chosen by Us and will be invited to serve as the A&S Champion. We would expect that artisan to support and encourage the arts during Our Reign and to stand with Us in Court.

If you have any questions or concerns please let Us know.

Cellach and Vukasin
Tanist and Tanista of the Midrealm

Court Reports — March-June AS LII

Regency court report for Their Majesties Edmund and Kateryn, held by Their Highnesses William and Isolde, 25 March AS 51 (CE 2017), at Ceilidh in the Marche of Norborough.
Heralded by Dafydd Blaidd, Jerusha a’Laon. Seneschal was Shamira Rae Linacre.

  • Dragon’s Treasure: Ellisif Auðinsdottir
  • AoA: Ragna Auðinskona, Rudiger of Unicorn, Jawhara of Shadowed Stars, Einarr Ginnfastsson, Clara de Guevara, William of Three Towers, Elvira de Granada
  • Silver Oak: Auðin Hrafnsson

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Regarding the new Anti-Harassment Policy, from the Kingdom Seneschal

Greetings Midrealm!

By now there have been many posts and many comments about the Society Seneschal’s announcement on interpretation on Bullying and Harassment. Harassment also falls under filing multiple false reports.

What does this mean for us? We will continue on as we did before, with the addition of posting at gate and in event hand outs or booklets (this does not include event flyers or advertisements) as required by the Society.

We will still take reports of harassment or bullying seriously as we always have. I have full faith in our Seneschals to help mediate and resolve issues, and go up to the regional or kingdom level if they need help to do so. Issues should also be included in your reports or as soon as possible.

Also, SCA Australia has a great layout that we should reference for the time being as a helpful guide.

SCA Ltd Bullying and Harassment Policy

In Service,

Master Justice McArtain
Kingdom Seneschal

Society Anti-Bullying Policy Effective Immediately

From the Society Seneschals Handbook:

XXIV. SOCIETY SENESCHAL POLICIES & INTERPRETATIONS

4. Harassment and Bullying
The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups.

Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual;
  • the display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner;
  • photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual;
  • inappropriate physical contact;
  • unwelcome sexual attention;
  • retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.

Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman. If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have a responsibility pursuant to the SCA Code of Conduct to come forward and report this behavior to a seneschal, President of the SCA or Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

The following statement must be posted at gate/troll at every SCA event in a size large enough for people to see it as they enter our events. This language must likewise be quoted in ALL site handouts at every event a site where a handout is made available.


THE SCA PROHIBITS HARRASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.

Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.

If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.


Per the Society Seneschal July 17, 2017

http://socsen.sca.org/the-sca-harrassment-and-bullying-policy/

From the Kingdom Chatelaine – August LII

Hail and well met, all who read these words!

We have some news from the Chatelaine’s office that I would like to share.
First, I would like to thank Lady Errenach, who is finally able to take her ease after seven years serving the South Oaken Region, and for serving as First Deputy for this office for several years as well. THL Jerusha a’Laon has taken over as South Oaken Regional Chatelaine, and we welcome her and look forward to working with her.

Secondly, there has been a change in the Middle Kingdom Demo Handbook, adding a line item to bring us in-line with Society regulations. (more…)

Exchecquer’s Letter – August LII

Greetings unto the Exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom

Monthly reporting: Each and every group must both reconcile their bank accounts and report to their seneschal and regional exchequer every month (as well as their baronial exchequer if applicable). There are still groups that are not reporting as required. You may have received a warning from your regional regarding the reporting non-compliance. If you do not come into compliance with monthly reporting, your group will be put on financial probation or recommended for suspension. Specific exchequers who continue to not comply may have their warrant revoked. (more…)