[Announcements] Position Available: Society Webminister

Men harvesting wheat, Queen Mary's Psalter, circa 1310. Public domain in the US

Men harvesting wheat, Queen Mary’s Psalter, circa 1310. Public domain in the US

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Webminister.

This position reports to the SCA Board of Directors.

The Society Webminister is a supervisory position, and is not involved in maintenance of the Corporate website (www.sca.org).

The Society Webminister is responsible for the following duties:

1. Ongoing development and revision of the Society Webminister’s policies and procedures, as detailed in the Society Webminister Handbook.
Said work will not only include making sure that solutions are provided for current issues, but will also include observing trends, being aware of potential issues and streamlining the Webministry as a whole to provide better service to the SCA and potential members thereof.

2. Warranting of kingdom-level Webministers, where necessary.

3. Supervision of all kingdom-level websites, including proper use of domain names, monitoring content, regular reporting from Kingdom Webministers, and enforcement of the Society Webministry policies and procedures.

4. Working with Kingdom Webministers to ensure they develop and
enforce clear guidelines for local SCA group websites based on the standards found in the Society Webminister’s Handbook.

5. Acting as a subject matter expert and resource regarding issues related to electronic publications and websites at the kingdom and local levels, including, but not limited to: copyright issues, privacy issues, and technology-related issues.

6. Quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors for the SCA, Inc.

Required for this position are: dependable email access; dependable phone access; moderate to expert proficiency in web-related technologies(e.g. HTML, Java, PSP, ASP, web hosting issues, etc.); moderate Microsoft Word proficiency; and the ability to clearly communicate via email, phone, and in written reports.

Prior experience as a Webminister in the SCA is required; prior experience as a kingdom webminister is highly desired.

Those interested in the Position of Society Webminister should submit their SCA and modern era resumes to both resumes@sca.org and it@sca.org.  The deadline for applications is July 1, 2017.

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.

Melees & Mayhem court summary, May 20, A.S. 52

Morning court:
Titus Decimius Alexander – Chivalry

Evening court:
Kitsune of Vatavia – AoA
Deirdre O’Malley – AoA
Moriama Kasutoshi – AoA
Quintus Theron Alexander – Falcon’s Claw

Other court happenings:
5 newcomers received mugs.

Codex Manesse, UB Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848, fol. 17r, "Herzog von Anhalt", 1305-1315. Public Domain in the United States

Codex Manesse, UB Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848, fol. 17r, “Herzog von Anhalt”, 1305-1315. Public Domain in the United States

Peerage Committee – Call for Commentary

Tacuina sanitatis 14th C. Public domain in the US

Tacuina sanitatis 14th C. Public domain in the US

Peerage Committee – Call for Commentary

At the April meeting the Board of Directors established a committee to research the process of creating new Peerages.

The committee will review the Board’s present procedure, determine whether any changes are needed, and suggest how any future proposals, e.g. Valiance, will be accommodated.

The committee invites the membership to share their ideas and comments. Those letters can be submitted by email to peerage@sca.org.

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.

War College Court Summary, May 6, A.S. 52

(Spelling of names below may be incorrect.  Any help would be welcome. – D^)

In evening court:
Yurik Orvender – Leather Mallet
Asta Kýlansdottir – Queen’s Chalice
Hubert de Stockleye – Torse
Æya of Three Rivers – AoA
Avery Quatremaine – Laurel

Other court news:
3 newcomers received mugs.
Lady Pádraigín an Einigh repeated her offer of free headgear.

Scenes from the Life of David, ca 1160-1180. Public Domain in the US

Scenes from the Life of David, ca 1160-1180. Public Domain in the US

SCA Marketplace Sale for Month of May

The Story of Bayad and Riyâd ("hadeeth Bayad to Riyâd"), 13th C. Public domain worldwide

The Story of Bayad and Riyâd (“hadeeth Bayad to Riyâd”), 13th C. Public domain worldwide

Please be advised that the SCA Market Place is conducting a 20% sale through the month of May on back issues certain issues of The Compleat Anachronist and Tournaments Illuminated, as well as The Known World Handbook.

If interested the information can be found through the SCA website here: https://members.sca.org/apps/#Store

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.

Two Beautiful Videos About the SCA: The Dream and Welcome Home

The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries) 1495–1505, The Met Museum. CC0 license.

The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries) 1495–1505, The Met Museum. CC0 license.

Two beautiful videos about the SCA, The Dream and Welcome Home, to show your friends what we are about.

Welcome Home is a shorter video and is very fighting-centric. It was filmed at the Kingdom of Caid‘s Queen’s Champion event int the summer of 2016.

The Dream is longer shows a broader cross section of what the SCA is about. It was filmed at Great Western War in October 2016.

The videos were the creations of Raiya Corsiglia, who is a member of the SCA.

The Dream won a Silver Telly award.