Announcement: Knowne World Symposium Cancelations and Virtual Classroom Facebook Group

Greetings from Lord Dagonell Collingwood! I am the Known World Symposium Advertising Deputy under the Society Minister of Arts and Sciences, Seigneur Etienne Le Mons d’Anjou.

It is my sad duty to announce the following cancellations due to the COVID19 virus:

Known World Italian Salon & Symposium was to have taken place THIS weekend, March 19 – 22, 2020 at Gulf Wars in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. With the cancellation of the Gulf Wars itself, the symposium is cancelled as well.

Known World Academy of the Rapier & Costuming Symposium was scheduled for April 17 – 19, 2020 in the Kingdom of Avacal. It has also been cancelled.

If you have pre-registered for either of these events, please be patient while the event staffs deal with these overwhelming circumstances. Future symposiums have NOT been cancelled at this time.


Greetings from Lord Dagonell Collingwood! I am the Known World Symposium Advertising Deputy.  The SCA has created the Facebook public group, “SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualsca/) “a place where teachers and artisans can share the virtual resources they’ve created to make them available SCA-wide to continue to foster a learning environment.”

The group contains among other things, links to other craft groups, online classes, handouts from IRL classes, journal articles, how to videos, subject bibliographies, and of course, endless discussions about historical arts.

Board of Directors Message March 17, 2020

ASL translation:

https://www.sca.org/news/board-of-directors-message-march-17-2020/

Greetings,

We, as a society, are in a unique situation currently with how to continue the business of the SCA while protecting our membership’s health with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our various Kingdoms have governments either recommending or mandating responses to COVID-19. We ask that all Kingdoms monitor and follow the recommendations from their respective authorities. These challenges are forcing us to look at new ways to speedily address the business of the SCA so that we can continue in a safe and practical way.

With this, we continue to support our Kingdom Seneschals and Crowns in their decisions to cancel and/or alter events as needed. In the SCA there have always been certain events, like Crown and Coronation, that are required by Corpora. Since typical formats are no longer an option for so many, we are encouraging kingdoms to apply for variances and to think creatively in how they approach these events. The variance process will be streamlined with a new online format for submitting requests that the Kingdom Seneschals can utilize. Every kingdom is unique in culture and tradition. This is one thing we deeply understand and do not wish to put a “one size fits all” mandate forth to the populace. We ask that the kingdoms think outside the box and to continue to be thoughtful towards their populace in making these decisions. Several variances of this nature have already been issued and we expect more to come.

As you can imagine, the Board will not be meeting in person for our regularly scheduled April board meeting. Instead, we will be utilizing technology to hold our meeting remotely via webcam. While it is not ideal, we are committed to working together to move the SCA forward.

In this time of uncertainty, we need our community now more than ever, but many are having to self isolate. Luckily, the Dream isn’t any one event, but the people within it. In that vein, we urge you to connect where you can if that is something you need: utilize video chats with your friends, host an online class, bring back pen pals and write letters to the friends you missed at war. Check-in with each other any way you can, but above all, be kind and try to remain calm. Thank you so much for all you do for Society and keeping the Dream alive!

Yours in Service,
Board of Directors Society for Creative Anachronism
https://www.sca.org/

Announcement: Corporate Guidance on Event Cancellations

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

Greetings from the Board of Directors, Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Re:  Corporate Guidance on Event Cancellations

The authority within the SCA to cancel, reschedule, or postpone events lies with the group hosting the event (Kingdom(s), Barony, Shire, etc.).   Event planners should take into account directives from legal authorities (municipal, county, state, federal) and current guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) when making such a decision.

If the event in question is required by SCA Corpora, please follow the guidelines therein for requesting a variance to postpone the event through your Kingdom Seneschal.   Any such requests will be reviewed in an expeditious manner at the corporate level.

The SCA remains supportive of Kingdoms and groups who continue to hold events as well as those that must cancel, reschedule, or postpone events for safety reasons or who have been directed to cancel events by modern civil authorities.  Our primary concern must always be the health and safety of our members and participants.   The Board will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate further when needed.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Announcement: President’s Report for the July 2019 Board Meeting

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

John Fulton, President for the SCA, has announced that a report from his office is now available on the SCA website. This report contains the publishable summaries and commendation sections from each Society Officer’s reports, as well as publishable summaries submitted by various Board committees.

The report can be located here: https://sca.org/BOD/PresReport/July2019BoardMeetingPresidentsReport.pdf

Questions or comments regarding this report should be directed to Mr. Fulton at president@sca.org.

If you send comments, please use the subject line “President’s Report July 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.

Announcement: Proposed Corpora Addition – Non-Discrimination

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 with regard to the following the proposed policy addition to Corpora:

Non-Discrimination Policy

The SCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, size, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law.

Please email all commentary to comments at comments@sca.org.  Please use the title “Non-Discrimination Policy Proposal” 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 to:

Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
RE: Non-Discrimination Policy
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 January 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.