JUNE 2, 2020 | 

KELLY MAGILL

As so many of us struggle with the pain of separation from one another socially, so too do we struggle with the realities of systemic inequality and racism in our society. In the United States and around the world, the recent senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many before them have unleashed an avalanche of pent-up emotion.

Our Core Values, which guide us in even these darkest of times, include the following tenets: to “act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service”, to “value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals”, and to “practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity”.

If we are to live by our core values then there is only one path forward: we must both fight against systemic injustice and support those that do.
As the unique educational organization that we are, we have the opportunity to leverage our greatest resource: our community.

It is our community that makes us who we are. That is the true value of the Society for Creative Anachronism. We treasure the rich diversity of our community as a reflection of the rich diversity of history and we owe it to ourselves to deepen our understanding of pervasive inequitable treatment so that we can move forward on a journey of healing.

There is a tremendous amount of work to be done. It is time for us to take a hard look at who we are in order to hold ourselves accountable for the actions we take – and the actions we don’t take.

There is also fear. Our current reality is the direct result of generations of discrimination and collective trauma. As we educate ourselves to best support every member of our community, we must acknowledge the fear – and speak regardless. The time for inaction is over.

Every member of the SCA can effect positive change through personal accountability. Educate yourself and those around you on issues of injustice. Speak out against it when you see it, and use any platform that you have to elevate other voices speaking out against it, particularly those voices of marginalized groups. Assist those causes which seek to address discrimination, racial inequity, and all systemic injustice through the resources that you have available to you.

I invite all members of the SCA to continue to think about further ways they can help strengthen our commitment to our Core Values.

My SCA stands against bigotry. My SCA will not be silent, and therefore complicit, in the face of injustice. I will continue to work to make my SCA a haven for all, and a key player for progress in the battle against inequality through education and community.

It is my most ardent hope that you will join me.

Jessica Van Hattem
alias Baroness Zahra Tesfaye
SCA Corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

#mysca #scaathome #inclusiveexcellence #blacklivesmatter

JUNE 1, 2020 | 

KELLY MAGILL

Society for Creative Anacronism

We are sorry to have to report that as of July 1, 2020, we will no longer be able to leave expired memberships open as if they were current memberships. Read the full notice here.

This article is intended as a quick reference for Peerage announcements and elevations in a single named reign. Elevation plans will be updated as information is received.

The Ansteorran Order of Precedence is definitive: https://op.ansteorra.org/awards (Updates to the OP should be addressed to Zodiacus@Ansteorra.org )

Knight of the Society

(None at last update)

Order of the Pelican

Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair

Order of the Laurel

(None at last update)

Master of Defense

(None at last update)

Lion, Defender of the Dream

(None at last update)

This is intended to be a quick reference for Peerage announcements and elevations in a reign. Elevation plans will be updated as information is received. This is ONLY intended to help track pending business. For completed business, the Ansteorran Order of Precedence is definitive: https://op.ansteorra.org/awards

Knight of the Society

Floki Geirrekkson – elevation planned for Gulf Wars, March 2020; elevated in Virtual Court, 05-02-2020 with expectation of a future in-person ceremony

Order of the Pelican

Zahira de la Sara – elevation planned for Gulf Wars, March 2020; elevated in Virtual Court, 04-25-2020 with expectation of a future in-person ceremony

Sarra Asshton of York – elevation planned for Hellsgate Commander’s Crucible, March 28, 2020; elevated in Virtual Court, 04-25-2020 with expectation of a future in-person ceremony

Rhiannon verch Bryan – announced and elevated in Virtual Court, 05-02-2020 with expectation of a future in-person ceremony

Order of the Laurel

Martin Malone, elevated at Bjornsborg’s Feuding Families, February 2020

Livia de Nicolosi – elevation planned for Elfsea Defender, April 4, 2020; elevated in Virtual Court, 04-25-2020 with expectation of a future in-person ceremony

Elena Wyth – elevation planned for Elfsea Defender, April 4, 2020; elevated in Virtual Court, 05-02-2020 with expectation of a future in-person ceremony

Osanna van der Linden – elevation planned for Hellsgate Commander’s Crucible, March 28, 2020; elevated in Virtual Court, 05-09-2020 with expectation of a future in-person ceremony

Master of Defense

Stephen Crowley – elevated in Virtual Court, 05-09-2020 with expectation of a future in-person ceremony

Lion, Defender of the Dream

Caelan MacRob – so named at Crown Tourney, 01-11-2020

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Board Communications Officer, which will be a 3-year warranted term of service. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for external and internal communications from the Board of Directors and Corporate Officers.
Key Responsibilities

* Create and curate posts, press releases, and official announcements from the SCA Board of Directors and the its officers.
* Ensure the consistency of messaging internally and externally.

Qualifications

* Experience in communications in an organization; nonprofit a plus.
* Proficient in WordPress and some knowledge of HTML preferred.
* Copywriting and editing ability.
* Expertise with social media and networking sites.

Candidate Profile

* A passion for, and commitment to, effective communication within the SCA.
* Organized, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize multiple projects.
* Outgoing, energetic, and accepting personality.
* Internet/Telephone access

Applicants must be paid members of the Society and able to travel to board meetings as requested by the Board.

Hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) must be sent to the attention of ‘Communications Officer’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to resumes@sca.org.

The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2018.

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.

The Society for Creative Anachronism strongly condemns hate speech in any form by any officers and participants of this organization. The SCA was founded on and continues to be governed by the concepts of chivalry and honor, and strives to include and be respectful of all people, regardless of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and politics. All participants are reminded of and expected to hold to these principles in participating in this organization and interacting with other people in person and in all forums, regardless of media.

The Board of Directors has heard the concerns of many people regarding the use of hate symbols in the SCA. The Board is concerned about this matter and has tasked the President of the SCA to immediately investigate. The President has the full confidence of the Board, and the Board will act as necessary to protect the participants of the SCA and to ensure that chivalry, honor, and respect for all continue to govern the organization.

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.

A question is often posed in the Kingdom of Ansteorra:

Which Region prevails over the others?

By the end of a glorious Saturday, Ansteorra may have that answer! To organize the efforts of fighters, artisans, bards, and archers come Three Centurions!

Representing the Northern Region:

Centurion Charles the Gray!

Hailing from the Central Region:

Centurion Absolon of Hereford!

Commanding efforts for the Southern Region:

Centurion Eric Morrison!

The victors will be chosen through prowess of chivalric melee fighting and rapier combat, the attention to detail of artisans, the swift accuracy of marksman, through the enchanting entertainment of bards, as well as the much needed volunteer work offered by each region.We ask that each competitor bring a donation for the war chest that will go to the winning region.COME SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR COMMANDER AND HELP DETERMINE THE VICTOR!

VOLUNTEERS!

Do your talents lie with helping and serving others?
Each hour worked by volunteers will contribute to the cause of your region. There will be many opportunities (such as gate shifts, marshaling, fighter support, et cetera) to help serve your region and provide for a smoother running event. With so many activities going on during the day, any help that can be given by volunteering is encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Any volunteers should give the individuals in charge of those activities their name, region, time started, and time stopped. The Shire will tally up the hours and award the region with the most hours the victory point for volunteering.

SITE FEES
Adult Event Registration $17
Adult Member Discount Event Registration $12
Minors 6-17 $5.00
Under 5 is free.
Family Max: $51 (or $36 if membership card present)

Make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Shire of Rosenfeld.

The event will be held at Lake Hawkins RV Park, Hawkins, TX, 156 County Road 3455, Hawkins, TX 75765

The updated class list for War of the Rams is announced.

Instructors should review the list and make sure their entry is correct. If an instructor is not listed, contact at warartisnsrow@gmail.com.

Even with this amazing selection there is still room for your favorite class to teach. https://goo.gl/7Yx326

BAM 2017 Class Descriptions – 10-30-2017

kingdom achievement

Unto the Great and wonderful Kingdom of Ansteorra do We Lochlan IV & Gwen III, King and Queen, send Our warmest greetings.
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No doubt you all know that Crown Tournament is but little more than 2 short months away. To that end, these are Our requirements for entry into this most august tournament.
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1. We will adhere to Kingdom Law as written without exception.
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ANSTEORRAN KINGDOM LAW
Article V : Events
Pages 20-21
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Section 5 : Requirements for Entry into Crown Tournament
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A. The Sovereign and Consort may not enter Crown Tournament during their reign.
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B. The Kingdom Seneschal or a representative will verify proof of membership at or before Crown
Tournament using a roster of paid members for every entrant and consort.
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C. Any competitor in Crown Tournament must make known to the Crown the identity of his or her
prospective consort.
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D. Consorts may bestow their favor to only a single entrant in Crown Tournament.
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E. At the pleasure of the Crown, any person entering Crown Tournament as a fighter or consort must:
1. Be acceptable to the Crown.
2. Be paid members of the SCA with access to the kingdom newsletter.
3. Be of legal age in the state in which he or she resides.
4. Have lived within the boundaries of the kingdom for the previous calendar year.
5. Have served in an administrative office of the SCA, or its equivalent, for at least a total of one
year. **EDIT** See Table – Page 5, Section 1, A, “Kingdom, Regional, & Local Officers”
6. Be able to exhibit a good working knowledge of SCA structure, kingdom structure, the powers
and responsibilities of the Crown, and other major kingdom offices as defined in Corpora and
Kingdom Law.
7. Display a demeanor and appearance suitable to being a Sovereign or Consort.
8. Bear the favor of a person as potential consort.
9. Have sufficient income to support the office of the Crown.
10. Have a means of rapid and regular communication.
11. Have a dependable means of transportation.
12. Give sufficient assurance that he or she will remain in the kingdom for the next nine months.
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F. In addition, any person entering Crown Tournament as a combatant must have:
1. At least one year’s fighting experience.
2. A member of the Chivalry who will speak for him or her prior to the Crown Lists.
3. A current fighter authorization.
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G. Combatants who are on probation or suspension with the marshallate cannot compete in Crown
Tournament without the express permission of the Crown.
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H. Any fighter entering Crown Tournament must swear the following oath in the presence of the Crown
of Ansteorra:
“I do declare my intent to compete in the Crown Tournament of Ansteorra. I do swear that a
gentle person has granted me favor and agreed to rule with me should I win. We do meet all
requirements for assuming the Crown, as set forth in the Laws of Ansteorra. I swear, for myself
and my consort, that should I win the Crown Tournament of Ansteorra, we will rule justly and to
the utmost of our abilities, sparing no effort to fulfill our duties as Crown of Ansteorra. All these
things I do swear by my honor.”
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I. Any person entering Crown Tournament who willfully and deliberately falsifies their qualifications
under these laws forfeits their right to participate in that Crown Tournament.
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2. We require letters of intent sent to Crown@ansteorra.org no later than Wednesday, January 3rd, no exceptions.
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3. We require all entrants to pre-register at http://seneschal.ansteorra.org/crown_tourn…/entrants_add.php by Wednesday, January 3rd, again with no exceptions.
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We thank you in advance for your willingness to serve Ansteorra, and We wish you all the best of luck.
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Lochlan & Gwen
Rex et Regina Ansteorrae

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So you’re going to your first SCA event? What do you wear? How do you get involved? What’s expected?

The Kingdom of Ansteorra has a wonderful newcomer’s guide and portal at http://www.ansteorra.org/events.php, but here’s a handy guide to help you navigate and enjoy your first event! See below!

http://welcome.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Getting-Ready-for-your-First-Event.pdf

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