Announcements: Updated Statement of Core Values

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

At the Board of Directors July 2018 meeting, the following change to Corpora was approved and is to be considered effective immediately.

In pursuing its mission, the SCA is committed to excellence in its programs, communications and activities and to

  •  act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service;
  •  value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals;
  •  practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity;
  •  promote a safe and respectful environment for all SCA events;
  •  act with transparency, fairness, integrity and honesty;
  •  be a responsible steward of SCA resources; and,
  •  be committed to maintaining the trust of its members and participants.

It is the expectation of the SCA that its members and participants, in all events and activities of the SCA, will conduct themselves in accordance with these tenets.

http://socsen.sca.org/updated-statement-of-core-values/

Corpora will be updated shortly.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Queen’s Prize Tournament Court Summary, February 8, A.S. 54

In evening court:
Frithuswith Ui Cremthainn – AoA
John Bowyer – Leather Mallet
Asher de Lokwode – Leather Mallet
Arnþóra Rúnviðardóttir – AoA
Caitilín inghean Uí Lochlainn – Leather Mallet
Tyr Ironscales – Leather Mallet
Lawrence Withers – Leather Mallet
Furia Cincinnata – Golden Calon Swan
Margery of Penrith – Silver Hammer

Other court tidings:
Honorable Lady Melisent McAffee presented a new kneeling cushion.
Representatives of the Barony of Three Rivers informed the populace about the upcoming Chieftains Tournament.
5 newcomers received mugs.
His Majesty Lucian reminded the populace about the upcoming Gulf Wars.
Mistress Halimah bint ‘al Abbas ‘al Tanji introduced herself as one of the Kingdom Advocates.
Mistress Roselyn of Aberdeen and Lady Catin of Edington invited the populace to Spring RUSH in Calanais Nuadh.
Lord Finán mac Crimthainn received the Judges’ Choice prize.
Avalon of the Black Fleet received the Queen’s Prize, youth category.
FrøygæiRR Fasthaldi received the Queen’s Prize.

Heracles and Omphale, 45-79 AD

Court summary from Clothier’s Seminar, February 1, A.S. 54

In evening court:
Rachel of Three Rivers – AoA

Other court tidings:
Honorable Lady Lisette la fauconniere d’Amboise received her Silver Hammer scroll, due since the reign of Anton II and Isabeau.
The Shire of Cúm an Iolair presented largess and a tithe.
Honorable Lady Elaisse de Garrigues received the scroll for her Calon Lily, which she was granted by Anton IV and Yseult.
7 newcomers received mugs.
Countess Zenobia of Rebelswood was presented the scrolls for her AoA and Boga Fyrd, due since the reign of Chepe and Arwyn, her Boga Hirth, due since the reign of Cire and Elisabeth, her Torse, due since the reign of Asgeirr and Miriam, and her County scroll, due since the reign of Shadan and Alix.

Four women sewing linen clothes. From The Tacuinum Sanitas of Vienna, Late 14th century. Public domain in the US

Open Position – Society Chancellor of the Exchequer – Deadline April 1, 2020

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Exchequer. This position reports to the SCA Corporate Treasurer.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1.  Compile the Society and its subsidiaries Domesday reports, grouped by state and kingdom, with depreciation breakout, and submission of these reports to the Corporate Treasurer and the SCA Tax Accountant;
  2. Maintain the Kingdom Domesday report template spreadsheets and distribute them each year to the Kingdom Exchequers;
  3. Track NMS fees;
  4. Review quarterly reports on kingdom-level accounts;
  5. Review kingdom and inter-kingdom financial policies to make sure they are in compliance with the Society Financial Policy and to submit revised financial policies to the Board of Directors for approval;
  6. Review Inter-kingdom Event Financial Policies and submit to the Corporate Treasurer and the Board for approval;
  7. Report quarterly to the Corporate Treasurer and the Board of Directors and report the meeting results to the Kingdom Exchequers;
  8. Travel as required to support Kingdom Exchequers, including for training, book reviews, and theft investigations;
  9. Conduct supplemental training of Kingdom Exchequers and assist the training of local exchequers;
  10. Conduct reviews of Kingdom books and ensure Kingdoms are reporting;
  11. Maintain the Kingdom Exchequer email list;
  12. Maintain the SCA-Exchequer email list;
  13. Notify Kingdom Exchequers of any changes in policy or procedure, including consulting with them to develop any necessary new policies;
  14. Maintain the various exchequer handbooks/manuals and republish them at least every three years;
  15. Maintain the various exchequer reporting forms and update them as needed;
  16. Serve as subject matter expert for questions from the Kingdom Exchequers as well as the general populace;
  17. Warrant Kingdom Exchequers and special deputies; and
  18. Communicate with banks where necessary.

The Society Exchequer receives a stipend for their services and will receive a 1099 for tax purposes. Workload will vary but expect to put in an average of 15 hours per week.

 

Required for this position are dependable email access; dependable phone access; moderate Microsoft Excel proficiency; moderate Microsoft Word proficiency; and the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing, i.e. in person and via email, phone, and in written reports. Prior experience as an exchequer in the SCA is required; prior Kingdom Exchequer experience is highly desired.

Working knowledge of SCA’s accounting procedures is necessary. Individuals with accounting backgrounds or training are highly desired.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/exchequer/

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:
Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Open Position – Laurel Sovereign of Arms – Deadline May 1, 2020

The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel).

Laurel is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms and 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.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/laurel/ 

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
Box 360789
Milpitas CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org.  The deadline for applications is May 1, 2020.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Open Position – Society Marshal – Deadline April 1, 2020

Battle of Eben-Ezer, AD 250

Applications for the position of Society Marshal are now being accepted.  The position entails administrating the marshallate activities of the Society and coordinating the activities of the kingdom Earl Marshals. Reports are required to be filed quarterly to the Board summarizing the martial activities of the Society and of each kingdom. The Society Marshal is also responsible for holding meetings to communicate with the kingdom Earl Marshals.

The successful candidate must be well versed in administrative techniques, problem-solving, and interpersonal communications. Knowledge of marshallate policy, rules, and procedures are essential. The ability to travel is necessary, as well as having a telephone and e-mail. Knowledge of the traditions and history of the Society is required.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/marshal/

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org.  The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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 Book of Kells Online

Book of Kells, Folio 32v, Christ Enthroned. c. 800 AD

As technology marches on, many resources that were difficult — even impossible — to obtain, have been made available digitally for scholars to view and explore. Recently, Trinity College Dublin added The Book of Kells to their online digital collection.

The Book of Kells is an illustrated manuscript of the Four Gospels, in Latin. It was produced by Columban monasteries in either Ireland or Britain (or possibly with contributions from both) in approximately 800 AD. The manuscript has a fascinating history of survival over the centuries. 

The Illustrations have had a major influence on the common perception of early Medieval, and especially insular Celtic, art since the first accurate reproductions were produced and published in the mid-19th century. The calligraphy has also come to represent Celtic lettering for many people. Elements and examples of both are often reproduced in SCA artwork.

The online collection is available at https://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?DRIS_ID=MS58_003v

Open Position – SCA Social Media Officer – Deadline April 1, 2020

Printer, 1568 by Jost Amman

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) has had different media channels for decades as the club has grown and changed. We want to continue to provide a consistent form of communication while pushing forward with new methods and channels.

As Society Social Media Officer, you will be working with the SCA Communications Team, consisting of the SCA Communications Officer and SCA President, while managing the Kingdom Social Media Officers, dedicated to distributing announcements, creating content and moderating the social media channels that the SCA uses.

Job Duties:

  • Develop, create and distribute Social Media content across the SCA Social media Channels.
  • Coordinate communication and support current SCA Social Media channels with the SCA Social Media Team
  • Update the SCA on the latest Social media platforms and trends
  • Moderate and coordinate SCA policies across official platforms with SCA Social Media Team
  • Regularly collaborate with Society Officers for Known World Events and Social Media Announcements
  • Create and gather exciting content from across the Known World to distribute on social media channels
  • Work closely with all Kingdom Social Media Officers to ensure all our Social media platform content follows Social Media Policies.
  • Develop, create and maintain new innovative improvements with the advancements of the internet and social media to the existing policies of the SCA Social Media as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with social media management and social media marketing efforts.
  • Knowledge of SCA Corpora and Kingdom Cultures
  • Ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams
  • Availability at odd hours and plugged into social media
  • Occasional travel

Further information can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/social-media/

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org.  The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Court summaries from the Coronation of Lucian II and Tamara, January 11, A.S. 54

Final business of Anton and Yseult:
Elasait ingen Diarmata – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Courtesy
Kajsa Nikulasdotter – King’s Favor
Isengrim Sleggja – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Ideals of the Society

First court of Lucian and Tamara:
Sir Gavin O’Shannon is the King’s Champion.
Sir Avraham ben David Hakhuzari is the Queen’s Champion.
Mistress Jorunn Eydisardottir is Their Majesties’ Chamberlain.

Evening court:
Joseph Angus Wilson of Clan Gunn – Thegn
Catalina de Arazuri – Thegn
Yseult de Michel – County

Other court tidings:
The Barony of Forgotten Sea presented largess and a tithe.
Mistress Anna Plantyn swore fealty as the new kingdom Exchequer.
David won the armored combat tourney.
HL Jonathan Hogue won the novice Cut & Thrust tourney.
Master Gawin Kappler and Lord Emerick Jones won the Cut & Thrust melee tourney.
HL Adelaide Sarsfield won the Blank Border competition.
Alec Diriksson won the Youth Combat tourney.
Sir Gaius Flavius Auxilius is the first recipient of Tamara’s Favor.
1 newcomer received a mug.
Duke Tristram of LindesfarneCountess Conna ingen Ui Chearbhaill, and Mistress Halimah bint ‘al Abbas ‘al Tanji are the new Kingdom Advocates.

Edward II of England receiving his crown. 1307-27

Feast for the Coronation of Lucian and Tamar

From “Janvier”, Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry. c. 1412-1416

Volunteers are needed for kitchen help and servers. Contact Lord Hirakawa Kagetora at coronation_feast@bfs-kc.org if you can help.

Feast Menu

 

Gustatio:

Panis quadratus (Bread) (V)
With pinzimonio (an oil dipping sauce) (V+)
A selection of cheeses (Feta, Quark) (V)
Olives (Various) (V+)
Moretum (Garlic Spread) (V, N)

Pulmenti:

Tisana barrica – (Chickpea, lentil, and pea soup) (V+)
Herbae rusticae – (Salad of various lettuce, greens, herbs) (V+)

Pisca Mensa:

Panitae Piscium – Fish in a Roman wine sauce (F)
Dolmades – Greens stuffed with lemon rice (V+)
Cucurbitis ex Oxygala – (cucumber in yogurt sauce) (V)

Prima Mensa

Agnum Particum – Roast Lamb with savory herbs
Carotae Aliter – Honeyed Carrots with cumin sauce (V)
Patina ex Rusticis (Field vegetables) (V+)

Oblatio:

A brief interlude

Secunda Mensa:

Fructus – Fresh Fruits (V+)
Nuces Cocto – Toasted nuts (V+, N)
Savillum (V)