The Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel) is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms. Laurel is responsible for fostering the study and practice of heraldry, supervising the processing of submissions, and overseeing the heraldic activities of the Known World.
Laurel is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, armory and onomastic knowledge, supervisory ability, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Pelican, and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel.
Resumes must be sent in both hard copy to Laurel Resume, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036 and electronically to and . Resumes must be received by July 31, 2017. The present Laurel’s warrant expires in September 2017. Once the application period closes, the names of the candidates will be posted in a cover letter for the review of the College and submission of comments to the Board.
At the April meeting the Board of Directors established a committee to research the process of creating new Peerages.
The committee will review the Board’s present procedure, determine whether any changes are needed, and suggest how any future proposals, e.g. Valiance, will be accommodated.
The committee invites the membership to share their ideas and comments. Those letters can be submitted by email to .
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
Milpitas, CA 95036
You may also email .
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.
The Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the populace for individuals to serve as members of the following Board Committees:
Finance and Audit Committee
Mission: To assist the Board’s oversight of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes, the audit and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and the qualifications and independence of the Company’s independent auditor. (more…)
As Corpora is the primary guide to all SCA rules and procedures and the sanction guide is subordinate to the Seneschal’s Handbook in terms of precedence, a change to Corpora is being considered by the Board of Directors, i.e. deleting references to the Sanction Guide in Corpora. This change clearly reasserts that Corpora is the primary guide to SCA rules and procedures, reduces confusion and eliminates any appearance that Corpora is subordinate to the Sanction guide.
In order to facilitate this change, the Board is presenting a proposal to the membership for commentary for removal of the following portions of Corpora dealing with references to the Sanction Guide:
Chapter I, Section F, subsection 4
Chapter X, Section C, subsections 1(b), 2(b) and 3(b).
Commentary can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please place the term Sanction Guide – Corpora Changes in the subject line. The deadline for commentary is October 1, 2016.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
At its August 22, 2016 meeting the Board of Directors approved the development and implementation of an expanded Board committee structure to encourage and facilitate transparency, participation in and understanding of Society governance throughout the membership of the Society.
The Board shall establish Board committees to serve at the pleasure of the Board. Each of these committees will include representatives of the membership-at-large of the Society, to be nominated by the Kingdoms. A request for nomination process is expected to be in place for the initial committees in the 4th quarter of 2016. Committees to be established include the following: (more…)
The Grand Council was formed in 1994; a time before email and social media. There was a need then for a committee that made sure that the membership had a way to communicate with the directors on issues of importance to the SCA. Twenty years later, members have access to the Internet and with it direct lines of communication to the directors and Corporate officers. We know we still have problems receiving input from, and transmitting information to, the membership; but we don’t think an intermediary body provides us with the solution to these problems today.So with thanks for the long and faithful service of the Grand Council, we have decided to disband the committee and work on new methods and approaches for increasing our responsiveness to the members of the SCA.
Society President John Fulton, Director Richard Sherman, and Director Andrew Coleman have been directed to investigate the creation of a new vehicle to facilitate communication between the membership and the directors that recognizes and utilizes the changes in technology, demographics and culture that have changed the way the Society conducts business in the 22 years since creation of the Grand Council.
Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope reports on the SCA Board meeting held in the Debatable Lands on Oct. 24. This is an unofficial report; for the official report, see the Board meeting minutes that will be published at a later date on the SCA Newsletters site.
A quarterly meeting of the SCA’s Board of Directors is much like any other business meeting. The participants wear modern business clothing (some were in suits), they sit at a U-shaped table with the audience forming the fourth side of the square, and they operate under Robert’s Rules of Order with motions proposed, seconded, and approved with a rap of the chairman’s gavel.
Even the topics discussed might not seem out of place in a modern board room: finances, publications, approval of meeting minutes, and changes in procedure took up much of the day. Coffee and tea were served.
Of course, the big difference is that the topics all pertained to the SCA.