Notes from the April 18 BoD Meeting

Master William de Montegilt attended the April 18 Board Meeting and has submitted the following notes to the Aethelmearc Gazette. They are reprinted here by the kind permission of the Aethelmearc Gazette.


SCA-Corporate-Device150If you’ve never been to a Board of Directors meeting, you might want to attend one. The ceremonies are very impressive. The directors are carried in, each on his or her own palanquin, to the central meeting table laden with gold plate and jeweled cups, where they are greeted by cheering members of the populace….. (more…)

Recreating the Middle Ages as They Should Have Been

Most people don’t have work colleagues who regularly come into the office with bruises and photos of their weekend clashes with armored warriors. But that was the case for Euan Forrester a few years ago, whose co-worker, he learned, was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international group of 60,000 people who share a passion for recreating medieval culture.

Read more at Slate.com

ACCEPS Update from the Society Seneschal

The Seneschal of the Society sends greetings to my fellow SCA members and participants.

Based upon the fact that ACCEPS has now shut down, the need to remain silent to ensure the security of everyone’s credit card information on ACCEPS is no longer a concern and as such, I am able to divulge the following factual basis for the SCA’s ending of its relationship with ACCEPS in terms of all future events. (more…)

ACCEPS Credit Card Payment System No Longer Approved

Statement from the Board

The Board of Directors of SCA, Inc. believes that there are better options in terms of electronic payments in the SCA; the corporate office is moving towards an alternative payment service as rapidly as possible. As such, the Board of Directors is discontinuing its relationship with ACCEPS and no longer approves the usage of ACCEPS as of midnight April 18, 2015. As such, I am directing all Kingdom and Local Group Seneschals to follow the decision of the Board, Corporate Treasurer and Society Seneschal to not utilize ACCEPS. If anyone makes the unfortunate mistake of not being in compliance with this directive, the officer in question’s warrant will be immediately suspended.

As for all current ACCEPS related events, these will be allowed to go to completion; however, there will be no time extension in terms of these same events.

A.J. Pongratz
Society Seneschal

http://socsen.sca.org/acceps-no-longer-approved/?hc_location=ufi

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Shakespearean Puppet Competition at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!

Crazy Llyw and Lady J, proprietors of the infamous Magic Carpet Kavehane, invite all those fond of creating alter-egos out of inanimate materials to test their mettle against their fellow artisans in the first-ever (to our knowledge) Shakespearean Puppet Competition.

Said sawdust smack-down will happen Friday night of the Northern Oaken War Maneuvers (presented by the Barony of Cleftlands/Shire of Falcon’s Quarry), June 5th, Wellington, Ohio, at O Dark Thirty. Location will be the Magic Carpet Kavehane. (more…)

Pennsic: Scheduling activities on the Battlefield

From the Pennsic Battlefield Scheduler:

People wishing to use the battlefield/fort/tourney lists for an activity can place a request using the same process as last year – via the Pennsic University Thing process found here:
http://thing.pennsicuniversity.org

Please enter all applicable information to help me sort out the best place to put you in; especially set-up/tear down times and what area you’d prefer to get. Volume of participants expected can help too. There is a supplementary area for extra info. Deadline for the book is two weeks and I will do my best to schedule all requests submitted by that date.

Questions can be sent to me at:

I’m not on FB site very often these days so cannot guarantee seeing posts there.

Countess Joleicia of Litchfield
Pennsic 44 Battlefield Scheduler

Known World Metal and Glass Symposium

This fall, the Canton of Blachemere and the Shire of Rivenwood Tower in Northshield are hosting a Known World event for Metal and Glass Working on Labor Day weekend, September 3-7, 2015. We chose that weekend because it is a holiday in both the US and Canada.

We will hold hands-on classes on as many different kinds of metal and glass as we can find teachers for, including blacksmithing, silversmithing, bladesmithing, casting a variety of different metals, jewelry, coining, metal inlay, armoring, enameling, lampwork, stained glass, and glassblowing if we can find a way to do it without a studio. These are classes we already have tentative teacher commitment for (except glassblowing).

We invite the people from everywhere to come teach and learn with us. We welcome any guild meetings that are relevant to metal or glass. (more…)

Bows for Calontir Falcons Fundraiser

How the “Bows for Calontir Falcon Fund” came about.

In March while returning from Gulf Wars, the Brook’s family trailer transporting their precious Calontir birds was lost in a vehicle fire. I saw that Calontir was doing a “Silent Auction” at an event for them, but felt something more needed to be done.

I am from Gleann Abhann. We are celebrating this year our 10th year as a kingdom. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck, and basically all our regalia and scrolls were lost. The Knowne World came to our aid with replacements for everything to get us back on our feet. We as a kingdom proclaimed we would not forget the good that was done to us and when others were in need we would return their good in kind. Like many of my fellow scadians, a promise was given. (more…)