October Awards Granted by TRM Agamemnon & Gwen

Thanks to HG Phaedra:


 

Fall Crown Tournament

Otto von Wolfhagen – Torse
Tanaka Ujimori – Award of Arms
Binde Lavin – Award of Arms
Giovanni Loredan – Torse
Yasamin al-Hadiyya – Golden Calon Swan
Cassius Acillius Rufus known as Voltz – Queen’s Chalice
Winnifred d’Artois – Calon Lily
Edward Blythe – Order of the Pelican
Cai Dubhglas announced for Chivalry

Octo-Bear Fest

Caitriona ingen Faelen – Award of Arms
Ceridwen ferch Llewelyn – Leather Mallet
Cian Mac Lorccan ua Connaill – Iren Fyrd
Otric van Mecklinberg – Leather Mallet
Yumm – Award of Arms
Od Barbarossa – King’s Favor

Hail to the Striking Falcon

Barrett Thickblood – Award of Arms
Kathryn Alice Northrup – Award of Arms
Rafe le Mountere – Torse
Elena Morena del Mar – Award of Arms
Eynon Llangenydd – Silver Hammer
Ivar of Grimfells – Award of Arms
Alexandra Rivke Jessen – Torse
Annora Reynor – Eo-Hirth
Alarich Iarngrad von Thorn – Torse
Kara of Grimfells – Queen’s Chalice
Gustav of Grimfells – Award of Arms
Nakos Theodorosides – Leather Mallet
Eowyth þa Siðend – Court Barony
Mar of Grimfells – Order of Chivalry
Halvgrimr Riddari – King’s Favor

TRMs Address Newcomers Token Controversy, State “We believe apologies are in order”

TRM Calontir, Martino and Ariel, have posted a missive titled Regarding Newcomers Tokens to the Calontir.org website.

In it They state that the Kingdom had initiated the Newcomers Tokens with the express permission of the Society Seneschal. They further state that the first notice anyone in Calontir had of the Society Exchequer’s ruling disallowing such tokens was emails from the Society Exchequer sent after the tokens were already in circulation; official publication of the Society Exchequer’s ruling was not issued until April 4, 2014.

Their Majesties go on to say:

We are, quite simply, trying to restore the good name of Our officers and Calontir. Our kingdom officers are true and dedicated servants of the kingdom and the Society. We are very displeased that they should be treated poorly in a public forum by those who did not have all the information before they made accusations and condemnations. We believe apologies are in order.

Please be sure to read Their Majesties’ full Missive at the Calontir.org website.

Letters of Intent for Coronation requested

From the Kingdom of Calontir webpage:

Crown Tournament will soon be upon us. It is of utmost importance that We find worthy heirs to secure the future of the Kingdom. To that end We ask that anyone who wishes to petition for entrance into Our Crown Tournament send Us your letter of intent listing all offices you have successfully completed in the SCA, if indeed you held an office. Successful completion of an office means holding the office for the full term, which is usually two years, and finding a qualified replacement. Please include a copy of your current SCA Membership card as well as valid photo identification. All letters should be received by Us and the Kingdom Seneschal no later than March 8, 2014.

Martino and Ariel
Calon Rex & Regina

Request for comment from TRM Martino and Ariel

Unto the Good People of Calontir do Martino and Ariel send Greetings

The following proposal regarding a Society Youth program was sent to Us recently. We ask that you take a moment to read it and let Us know your opinion of this idea.

Thank you for taking the time to help guide Us.

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Subject: Introducing the SCA Youth and Family Achievement Program

Greetings to the most noble Royal families in the Known World and Their Kingdom Seneschals,

The following missive is an introduction to the new Youth and Family Achievement Program (YAFA.) that the SCA Inc. intends on making available to any Kingdom that would like to use it. The goal is to have it ready for all Kingdoms before the Summer of 2014 so it is key that we start to spread the word and generate the same kind of excitement about the program that we all have here. If Your Kingdom has decided to make use of the program could you please forward the following to Your Kingdom Chroniclers for print in Your newsletters. Please feel free to distribute it in any forum and suggest that it be announced in courts, posted on youth lists and kingdom lists and posted on websites.

Thank you so much for Your time and please feel free to contact me if You have any questions,

Duchess Rustique, Co-lead YAFA..

Announcing the arrival of the Youth and Family Achievement Program (YAFA.).

From the 2010 SCA Census of the membership one of the key questions was about declining membership — when asked this question the 4th most cited reason was families were finding it difficult to attend events with children and that there was nothing for the children to do. The Youth and Family Achievement Program (YAFA.) is the SCA Inc.’s response to the Survey results. A team was pulled together to create the YAFA. program and since June 2012 they have been working diligently on providing a solution and program forSCA families to use.

The vision for the YAFA. program is to encourage active participation by families with children and teens in the study of a variety of medieval subjects and activities, sharing their experiences and accomplishments with others, and create ownership and investment in the Society. The goal is to have an energetic society of honorable citizens developed from within. This program will guide and encourage young people and their families in seeking opportunities for involvement in the SCA.

YAFA.’s mission is to create opportunities for youth-protected activities and achievements designed to retain and support participants and their families through education while respecting, protecting, and fostering the cultural climate of individual Kingdoms. The YAFA.Program is based in a foundation of chivalry, the arts, and service to help encourage values important to the Society. Those youth participants completing their individually chosen areas of study will be eligible to wear tokens of achievement.

The goal is to make the program available to all SCA Kingdoms before the Summer of 2014 so the Society encourages you to read the link below on important FAQ’s and please let us know if you have any additional questions.

The YAFA. team can be contacted at: yafa@sca.org

Link to the FAQ: http://sca.org/YAFA-FAQ.pdf