Official Missives

Letters and Notices from Kingdom Officers

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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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

Next Dragon Herald Chosen

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, and scribes of the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds and greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald.

It is my pleasure to announce that my successor as Dragon Principal Herald of the Middle Kingdom has been chosen. At the Coronation of Cellach and Vukasin II on September 23rd, His Lordship Jean Yves de Chierebourg will step up as the 22nd Dragon Herald of the Middle Kingdom.

It has been my pleasure to serve the kingdom in this office. My thanks go to the members of the College of Heralds of the Midrealm, it has been a delight working with you all in this role. The College of Heralds is invited to come up and be participants in the changeover ceremony during evening court of Coronation.

Lastly I wish Jean Yves luck in his tenure as Dragon Herald.

In Service to Crown and College,

Konrad Dragon

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

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…)

From the Kingdom Seneschal – August LII

Greetings, Midrealm,

As a time of war comes for our Kingdom, and drums of war are off in the distance, we still have a Kingdom at home that needs tending to. I am very excited about things that are in process currently. We have new groups that are coming forward, growing the lands of the already largest kingdom and giving a chance for our populace to expand and play. Countess Julianna is working towards helping these groups form, become a cohesive unit, and establish themselves, and I thank her for her work in this. (more…)