From Their Royal Majesties: Consent

Kingdom of Calontir, as King and Queen it is our responsibility to protect our populace. At times, that means asking all of our members to be aware, vigilant, and full of honesty in their interactions.

At this Lilies War, We, in conjunction with Their Highnesses, had a conversation with all of our polling orders about Consent, and talking about it openly among our people. We no longer want these conversations to be hidden, swept under the rug, or not discussed at all.

As unfortunate as it is, the mundane world does find its way into what we all want to be the safest place. We asked all, in all of our order meetings: to watch out for those who may find themselves in a compromising situation; to walk up and be sure our friends are talking to someone they want to talk to; to offer an escort late at night, to someone who might not want to be alone; to be a safe haven to someone who might need to gently find an escape.

As friends and especially for those of us who are Peers of the Realm, we should always be open to listen. In listening, we need to be able to hear all sides of a story. If something illegal has been done, we must encourage those who have been wronged to call the mundane authorities with no fear of retaliation. If nothing illegal has taken place, but inappropriate behavior is thought to have happened, please approach our Kingdom Advocate; take down the information from all parties and follow Society protocol for resolving issues.

This is not only something We are talking about in Kingdom, this is something that is being discussed on the Society level and within all mundane communities as well. We want to create as safe a space as possible for all of our members.

To that end, We had Duchess Isabeau print up the Society approved posters and had them posted around camp. Our Heirs, Prince Anton and Princess Yseult, fully agreed with the importance and intent of this message and did discuss this topic with all of our order meetings for which We were not in attendance. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it is vital that we ALL participate, so that this Society which we all love can truly be the safe haven that we want it to be. With Love, Donngal and Catalina

Announcement: Director Elect, Seat A

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

The Board of Directors would like to announce the appointment of Gigi Coulson, M. S. (Giata Magdalena Alberti, OL) as Director-Elect  – Seat A.

 Ms. Coulson, M.S. worked for the federal government for over 15 years as an interdisciplinary sociologist and biologist. She has experience in both qualitative and quantitative social assessments, environmental impact statements, diversity initiatives, program management, environmental justice, conflict resolution, policy creation, and training program development. She has a passion for sociocultural anthropology, living history, learning, and teaching. She is a complete Italophile and tries to visit Italy each year.
Giata  Magdalena Alberti, OL is a late 15th-century Florentine living in Venice. She passes her time spending her condottieri husbands’ money and entertaining the visitors of her father’s house in Venice by hosting weekly salons. Her hobbies include working on her  herbal experiments, occasional hawking, mediating contests of skill and chance, and traveling to Mantua, Milan, and Ferrara to visit her friends at court.

Ms. Coulson may be contacted via gcoulson@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.

Announcements: Requests for Commentary – Corpora IV.B.A- Royalty Qualifications – Commentary Deadline October 1, 2019

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

The Board of Directors is currently requesting commentary regarding a proposed change to Corpora IV.B.1 – Royalty Qualifications.  

Corpora IV.B.1 currently reads:

Each competitor in a Royal List must be fighting for a prospective consort of the opposite sex unless the Crown has elected to permit a competitor to fight for a prospective consort of the same sex.

The following change in language is proposed:

Each competitor in a Royal List must be fighting for a designated consort, without discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, or disability.

Please email all commentary to comments@sca.org.

Please use the title “Corpora IV.B.A” in the subject line.

Do not use attachments in your commentary to comments@sca.org.

Attachments will cause your message to be marked as spam.

In lieu of email, commentary may be sent by US Mail, Postage-Prepaid, to:

Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
RE: Corpora IV.B.A
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

Commentary regarding this proposed Corpora change, whether sent by email or US Mail, must be received by the Board no later than October 1, 2019.

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.

Fire Arrow Demonstration at Lilies Canceled

We’re extremely disappointed to share that the fire arrow demonstration announced previously isn’t going to proceed at Lilies. It was found to be too similar to be a “fire performance,” which is excluded from allowable SCA activities.

We apologize to both Emerick (Eric Shipley), who worked hard to research and create the demo, as well to as everyone who was looking forward to it. Anyone with questions is invited to reach out to us or the Lilies Committee privately.

The OAFocrats

Family Activities at Pennsic: Call for Instructors

Greetings from the Family Activities Staff of the Pennsic War!

The deadline to submit classes for Pennsic that will appear in the site book is mere days away, on May 1st! The Family Activities department runs three separate tracks of classes and activities, and all three are still looking for teachers. Teachers do not have to be background checked, or have any specific youth qualifications, they just need enthusiasm for their subject and a willingness to teach. A second adult is helpful, but not required.

Family Point, focused on those aged under 10, is looking for teachers of hands on crafts, mostly for Peace Week slots. If you are not sure what to teach, we have pre-packaged activities ready to go, such as viking bead lacing and rune carving that just need a teacher.

Youth University, aimed at those 9-14, and located at the playground, is looking for SCA history, persona specific, and hands on classes targeted to tweens. We have openings during both Peace and War week.

Teen University, aimed at those 13-17, and located in the regular university area, is also looking for classes on SCA history, actual history, heraldry, sewing, other hands-on classes, and practically everything that adults are also interested in. Many teens also take classes at the regular university, however we provide a lower-stress entry point for those who need it. We have openings both weeks.

If you are interested in teaching, you can either enter the class in the Pennsic University System at Thing.pennsicuniversity.org in the parent/child category with a note in the additional scheduling for either TeenU, YouthU, or Family Point, or you can email me at FPoint@pennsicwar.org.
Please help us provide a full slate of classes for each group in order to help our next generation fully integrate and remain interested in our society.

Many Thanks,

Mistress Leonete D’Angely, Pennsic Family Activities Coordinator, and former teenaged Pennsic attendee.

Post expires at 5:15pm on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Replacement Regalia Bid Proposals

From Their Royal Majesties:

We, the Kingdom, are in need of artisans to place their bid proposals for replacing the Kingdom regalia that was recently stolen. We are opening the bids up to anyone who would like to submit one.

You can see all of the items that need to be replaced and submit your proposals via the form here:

http://www.calontir.org/regaliabid.php

Each item or set of items will need a separate bid proposal, and even one requires a “team bid proposal”.

Bids will close at Midnight on May 11, 2019, the day of St. George and the Dragon.

Thank you, Calontir!

Call for Letters of Intent to Fight in Spring 2019 Crown Tournament

Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

Unto the Kingdom of Calontir, come these words from Donngal IV and Catalina.

The time has come to seek Our Heirs. We are anxious for Crown Tournament, it is very important to us that the future of Calontir is secure in competent hands.

Bring Your house banners, Wear Your most splendid attire, prove to the Kingdom that you are the Right and True Heir to the Throne of Calontir.

Letters of Intent to fight in Crown Tournament are due March 30, 2019 at 11:59pm. Show your compliance with the requirements set forth in Kingdom Law and Corpora.

Combatants and Consorts may fill out a joint Letter of Intent via the following form: Kingdom of Calontir Spring 2019 Crown Tournament Letter of Intent Form – https://springcrownloi.paperform.co

Combatants and Consorts may also send an email containing their Letter of Intent to falcon-crown@calontir.org and seneschal@calontir.org, instead. Either type of submission will be accepted.

Please also include copies of your membership proof, identification, and a photo of the combatant and consort together. Also, fill out the Model Release Form (https://modelrelease.paperform.co/), for both parties, as well.

]|)onngal le roi st Catalina la reine

Announcement – From the Lilies War Master Scheduler

From Mistress Elasait:


Hello! I am the Lilies War master scheduler.

Except for RUSH classes and things directly to do with the Known World Historic Combat Studies Symposium, everything that appears on the war schedule goes through me.

  • Got a tourney you want to sponsor? Contact me!
  • Got a party you want to throw? Contact me!
  • Got a nifty idea for OAFish fun? Contact the OAFocrats first to get it cleared, and then contact me to get it on the schedule.

I can be reached via email at scheduler@lilieswar.org. While people are welcome to contact me via Facebook in order to ask questions or check if a particular day, time, or venue is available, it will need to come through my email in order to actually end up on the schedule. That gives me a reliable record of everything to check on.

I know lots of cool stuff is going to happen at Lilies, and my job is to make sure it’s on the schedule so people know about it, and to try and help people avoid conflicts like, oh, a Fyrd tourney up against a Fyrd meeting.   So, let me know what cool stuff you want me to schedule!

Please feel free to distribute this on local Facebook groups, etc.

Mistress Elasait ingen Diarmata