Event Reports

Report from the Fall Board of Directors Meeting

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.bod-meeting-small

Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

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History in the Midrealm 

Master Konrad writes:

At Rose Tournament Saturday we had the privilege to witness on a single day in the Midrealm the elevation of worthy individuals into ALL FOUR (non-royal) patent orders:

Defence (Master Adam Comyn) , Laurel (Mistress Asalah), Chivalry (Sir Cameron, Count), and Pelican (Master Rijckaert).

It was the first time it happened in the Middle, has this happened in any other kingdoms before?

MidRealm! Know the Valor of your people!

Hear the words of Ulf Von Greiffenburg, Baron Fenix!

I will tell you a tale of valor, of bravery, and of grand deeds. At this very War in the Kingdom of Aethelmearc did we go again to fight, treaties dissolved, others broken, oaths not kept and new allies found amongst old enemies. We made a foray from our small keep there. Soon did we find the enemy drawn up inside a castle they called Hell. Their forces were also still making for the safety of the walls, many out in the open and upon the road. There were towers and a broken wall to our front. So down the hill we rode; smashing hard into the enemy, driving them from one tower and gaining ground on their gates. A call rang out to turn and face their reinforcements poring through the opening in the broken wall. We drove them back, and they would repulse our charge. Again and again the forces of the Dragon Army held at the wall, but we were not able to break from our foe there, nor go through them. Several times I saw Her Excellency Fenix go down under the blows of the adversaries from Aethelmearc and their many allies. Yet she never gave quarter, nor asked any for herself. (more…)