News from the Board of Directors.

Society’s Guidelines for Youth Combat at Pennsic and Changes to PA Laws

The following information has been forwarded to the East Kingdom by Baron Sir Jibril al-Dakhil, Earl Marshal of the East Kingdom, on behalf of the Society Seneschal, with instructions to distribute widely.

Greetings Unto the East Kingdom: Below is the Society’s Guidelines

A.J. Pongratz
Society Seneschal
Vice President of Operations, SCA Inc.

In reviewing the official website of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services and the recent statute with other officers and agents of the SCA, I have determined that this statute will not impact on Heavy Combat or Rapier Combat by minor children of the age of 16 or 17 nor youth activities. (more…)

Society Communications Survey

Gunnar Sigurdsson, Middle Kingdom Chronicler writes:

I’m reposting the link to the SCA communications survey from a couple of weeks ago. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to fill out the survey and leave comments. It is really helping to make a case for some changes. (more…)

Evolution of SCA Communications Survey

From the Society for Creative Anachronism Publications Manager

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey designed to gather data to assist us in the evolution of communications within the SCA.
We appreciate your time and the opportunity to gather information so we can best serve your needs in the future.

The survey can be found by clicking here.

Countess Honor of Restormel
Society Publications Manager

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…)

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


BoD Meeting Agenda Posted

A tentative agenda for this weekend’s Board of Directors meeting has been posted. You can view it here (link to PDF).

The BoD meeting will be held this coming Saturday, April 18, at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati – River Center, 10 East Rivercenter Blvd., Covington, KY 41011, in the Barony of Fenix.

General information on attending a Board meeting can be found here (PDF link).

Omnibus Peerage Proposal Submitted to SCA Board of Directors

Duchess Tessa the Huntress of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc announced that the final proposal for the creation of an omnibus peerage for all martial arts under the purview of the Earl Marshal, with the exception of rattan and rapier, was submitted to the Board of Directors of the SCA today. An earlier request had been made for space on the agenda for the April board meeting, pending submittal of the proposal. The meeting will be held on April 18 in Covington, KY in the Kingdom of the Middle. More information on attending the meeting can be found here.Badge

The proposal for the new peerage was created by a multi-Kingdom steering committee, with input from the 850+ member Martial Peerage Facebook group. The proposed name for the peerage is the Order of Valiance, with a proposed badge as seen here.

The full text of the proposal can be found here.

Anyone interested in writing in support of this proposal can contact the Board at .

[This article originally appeared in The Aethelmearc Gazette.]