The SCA Harassment and Bullying Policy

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

From the Society Seneschals Handbook:

XXIV. SOCIETY SENESCHAL POLICIES & INTERPRETATIONS
4. Harassment and Bullying
The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups.

Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:
    • offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual;
    • the display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner;
    • photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual;
    • inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; or retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.

Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman. If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have a responsibility pursuant to the SCA Code of Conduct to come forward and report this behavior to a seneschal, President of the SCA or Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

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The following statement must be posted at gate/troll at every SCA event in a size large enough for people to see it as they enter our events.  This language must likewise be quoted in ALL site handouts at every event a site where a handout is made available.
  • THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.
  • Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.
  • If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

 

Per the Society Seneschal July 17, 2017

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.

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.

Call for Nominations – Board Committees

The Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the populace for individuals to serve as members of the following Board Committees:

Finance and Audit Committee

Mission:  to assist the Board’s oversight of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes, the audit and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and the qualifications and independence of the Company’s independent auditor

Communications Committee

Mission:  to develop and oversee advertising; public relations; publications, social media and other communications initiatives of the Society

Membership Committee

Mission:  grow and sustain membership in the Society; evaluate and oversee implementation of programs and initiatives for membership support

If you are interested in serving on any of these Committees, please send a letter of interest, together with your SCA and mundane resumes to the following committee chairpersons:

Finance Committee: Richard Sherman (rsherman@director.sca.org)

Communications Committee: Vandy Donelson (vdonelson@director.sca.org)

Membership Committee: Chele Martines (cmartines@director.sca.org)

If you would like additional information, or have any questions about the Committees or the nomination process please contact the Committee chairperson or the Corporate Office.
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.

Crown Tournament Court Summary, April 8. A.S. 51

On the field:
Count Damien MacGavin and Countess Issabell St. Charles were invested as Prince and Princess of Calontir.

Evening court:
Yasamin al-Hadiyya – Torse
Sung Sai-erh – Golden Calon Swan
Caitilín ingen Áengusa – Torse
Saito Takauji – Calon Lily
Zacharia Dongalson – Order of the Falcon’s Claw; he is the premier of the Order.
Donngal Eriksson – Cross of Calontir
Vǫlu-Dýrfinna Grímsdóttir – AoA
Freygerðr Ágeirsdóttir – Torse
Maria Arosa de Santa Olalla – Leather Mallet
Astrid of Vatavia – Leather Mallet
Már í Miklagarði – Silver Hammer
Gwenne Margareta Melinnith – Torse
William Douglas – Cross of Calontir
Neathery de Safita – Pelican

Other court happenings:
The Barony of Vatavia presented largess to the Crown.
A boon was begged for Sorcha O’Rian to join the Order of the Laurel.
5 newcomers received mugs.
The Shire of Westumbria presented largess to the Crown.
It was announced that Lady Adelaide Sarsfield is the new Kingdom Minister of Youth.
Three new Youth awards were created.  The Order of the Falcon’s Claw for Youth Martial activity, the Order of the Purple Feather of Calontir for Youth Arts and Sciences, and the Order of the Purple Jess for Youth Service.

Alfonso X "El Sabio" and his Court, 13th Century. Public domain in the US.

Alfonso X “El Sabio” and his Court, 13th Century. Public domain in the US.

The Met Museum Releases 375,000 More Images for Free

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.

Under their Open Access program, The Met Museum has released 375,000 new images under the Creative Commons Zero (Public Domain) license, raising their library of freely available images to nearly half a million.

The collection is available and searchable at http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection

SCA Announcements: SCA Corporate Treasurer

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. Track and review quarterly reports on Kingdom accounts
  2. Review Financial Policies and submit to the Board for approval
  3. Report quarterly to the Board and the Corporate Treasurer.
  4. Conduct training of Kingdom Exchequers.
  5. Maintain the various exchequer handbooks/manuals as scheduled.
  6. Work with the Tax Specialist in maintaining exchequer reporting forms.
  7. Review and process requests to open or change bank accounts.
  8. Monitor use of Paypal and the training by Paypal specialist.

 

Preferred Skills:

  1. Moderate to expert MS Excel proficiency.
  2. Moderate MS Word proficiency.
  3. Good communication skills.
  4. Previous experience as a Kingdom Exchequer required.
  5. Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred.

 

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. Dependable email access and dependable phone access are required for this position.

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

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

 

Renee Signorotti

Society for Creative Anachronism

PO Box 360789

Milpitas, CA  95036-0789

 

Courtesy copies should be provided via email to:

 

resumes@sca.org

treasurer@sca.org.

 

The deadline for applications is April 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.

 

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