Words from Her Majesty: Emails, Awards, Proxies

Greetings to the Kingdom of Ansteorra!

This missive bears words from Her Majesty Nicollet Deuville!

Read below for Her Majesty’s guidance regarding sending email to the Crown, submitting award recommendations, and polling orders/proxies. You will also find these words in the upcoming February 2024 Black Star.


Emailing:

When emailing the Sovereign, please use the following address:
sovereign@crown.ansteorra.org

This will ensure that I am receiving your correspondence and responding in a timely
manner.

Award Recommendations:

Please have your award recommendations submitted for
consideration 2 weeks prior to the event that you are requesting the awards to be
received at. Please keep in mind that all of the Scrolls for this reign are unique in their
wording and there is no bank of pre-painted charters to choose from. Our amazing
artisans need time to paint and prepare charters.

For the polling Orders:

Please have your candidates with resumes and photographs
where applicable to the Sovereign at least 2 weeks prior to the circle. Proxies are
always welcome as I completely understand that you may not be able to attend every
gathering of your respective orders. In that regard, proxies are due by midnight, the
Friday of the event. To be clear, if the event is on Saturday, the 16th then the proxies
are due by Midnight, Friday, the 15th.  

May the new year bring peace and prosperity to each of you.
In Service to Ansteorra and The Dream,
Queen Nicollet Deuville,
Sovereign Ansteorra

Virtual Round Table July 2023 – Volunteers Needed!

The July 2023 Ansteorra Round Table will be happening in less than two weeks!

Mark your calendars for July 15, 2023 from 9am to 6pm!

This event will be hosted virtually using Google Meetings. The schedule is posted online and we are looking for volunteers to be Hosts for our various meeting rooms.

Hosts will be responsible for monitoring the room, keeping an eye on chat, responding to disturbances (muting mics, kicking people if necessary, etc). We’ll help you log into the Host account and you’ll have support during the day from me as the Round Table Tech Lead.

If you’re interested in helping our teachers and officers, please sign up! Complete instructions will be provided to volunteers later this week via email.

Sign up to be a Host NowCheck the Schedule Today

https://ansteorra.org/events/round-table

Feel free to email or PM with any questions.

In Service,

HL kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir
Kingdom Webminister, Round Table Tech Lead
round-table@webminister.ansteorra.org

Wiki Upgrades In Progress – 6/22/2023

Greetings Ansteorra from Your Neighborhood Friendly Webminister!

I have been working with our Kingdom Historian, Her Excellency, Zubeydah Hanim, to fix some backend bugs with our Ansteorra History Wiki. As part of that, I am in the process of upgrading the version of the Ansteorra Wiki! We are a few minor versions behind, and I’m working to advance us to the latest version so that you can continue to have a great Wiki experience!

This means two things for you:

  1. All of the content, images, edit history, etc on the Ansteorra Wiki will stay safe and sound. Not only did I create backups before I started, the process of upgrading allows me to leave the current wiki untouched.
  2. You may still see the occasional error when you visit wiki pages. Upgrading versions requires me to toggle back and forth between the current version of the wiki and the new version so that I can debug errors. If you are trying to access the wiki and you get an error over the next week or so, wait a little while and then refresh your page. I will most likely have toggled back to the stable version by then.

I will let you all know when the upgrades are finished, and I’ll be keeping our Kingdom Historian apprised as I make progress.

Finally, since we’re talking about the Wiki — If you don’t already have a Wiki Page for your SCA Persona, please consider making a Wiki Persona Submission here! If you have a page, this is a good time to check and see if it needs some updates.

In service to the Dream,
HL kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir
Ansteorra Webminister, kingdom@webminister.ansteorra.org

Missive to the Populace from the Kingdom Heirs – June 21, 2023

Dearest Ansteorra,

We have been overwhelmed by the love and support shown to Us since becoming the Heirs to the Kingdom.  We would like to thank Their Majesties for allowing us to enter Their List, the Canton of Glaslyn for hosting a fine event, and all combatants and consorts who brought honor to the Kingdom.  We also must express our sincerest gratitude to all of the marshals, heralds, list ministers, and water bearers who worked all day in the heat to make the day possible.

Our Society has a set of core values that We, as your Heirs and future Crown, fully support.  They are:

  • To act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service in all interactions
    with SCA members and participants;
  • To be a responsible steward of SCA resources;
  • To deal fairly with others, and value and respect the worth and dignity of all
    individuals,
  • To practice inclusiveness and respect diversity;
  • To promote a safe and respectful environment for all SCA members and participants;
  • To act with transparency, fairness, integrity, and honesty;
  • To maintain a harassment-free environment in SCA spaces; and,
  • To avoid behavior that reflects adversely on the SCA or other SCA members and
    participants.
SCA Mission Statement and Core Values (https://www.sca.org/sca-mission-statement-core-values/)

We publicly affirm Our commitment to this statement on our shared core values.  More importantly, We know that words without action ring hollow.  It is our goal to ensure that We treat everyone with dignity and respect.  In additional one of our chief goals is to grow our collective knowledge of the many Ansteorrean traditions specifically around chivalry, artistry, and medieval lore. There may be times when We need help or better education.  We encourage any person who has suggestions or concerns to speak with Us.  If you are not comfortable speaking directly to Us, We will gladly work with DEIB officer team and ask that you work with them to address your concerns so We may better serve the populace of this amazing Kingdom.  We will work with the DEIB officer and their team to make sure Ansteorra continues to grow as an inclusive and welcoming
place.

We look forward to serving Ansteorra and its beloved populace.  We hope to promote acceptance of and respect for the amazing people who make this Kingdom great.  We are ALL Ansteorra!


In Service to Ansteorra and the Dream,
Aaron VI and Nicollet II
Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Ansteorra

Updates to Ansteorra Law – 5/20/2023

A message to the populace of Ansteorra from our Kingdom Seneschal!


As was announced In Their Majesties court on May 20, 2023, the following changes have been made to kingdom law:

Article IV: Events; Section 2 : Reoccuring Kingdom Events; Subsection 1: Crown Tournaments, Coronations, and Principality Coronet Tournaments; C. 2 – Change to “Summer Coronet tournament occurs in June.”

Article IV: Events; Section 2 : Reoccuring Kingdom Events; Subsection 1: Crown Tournaments, Coronations, and Principality Coronet Tournaments; C. 3 – Change to “Winter Coronet tournament occurs in December.”

In service,
Myfanwy ferch Eifion


Robyn Bainter
Regional Vice President of
Texas and Oklahoma
Society for Creative Anachronism

Updates to Ansteorra Law – From the Coronation of Gabriel III and Sonja III

Read below for a message to the Populace of Ansteorra from our Kingdom Seneschal.


These laws were read into the premier court of Gabriel III and Sonja III at Coronation held on January 14, 2023.  Please note, the law changes in Article IV, Section 3 (currently Perpetual Events) and Article IV, Section 4 (currently Event Limits) are suspended until further discussions can occur

As posting throughout approved social media is considered “publication”, these are now in effect.


Robyn Bainter
Regional Vice President of
Texas and Oklahoma
Society for Creative Anachronism


Myfanwy ferch Eifion
Ansteorra Seneschal
kingdom@seneschal.ansteorra.or

Read below for a message to the Populace of Ansteorra from our Kingdom Seneschal!


As His Majesty Gabriel stated, they are expecting some refinements of the law changes that were announced on Saturday during their court.  However, there were law changes that were announced during the final court of Creppin in Toryn.

As posting throughout approved social media is considered “publication”, these are now in effect.


Robyn Bainter
Regional Vice President of
Texas and Oklahoma
Society for Creative Anachronism


Myfanwy ferch Eifion
Ansteorra Seneschal
kingdom@seneschal.ansteorra.or

February ’23 Black Star – Read it Today!

Good Gentles, all!

I am pleased to announce the publication of the February 2023 edition of the Kingdom newsletter, “The Black Star.”

It can be found at:

https://ansteorra.org/chronicler/2023/01/black-star-02-2023/
(A paid SCA membership is NOT required to access it.)

This month is a little bit different, because Kingdom newsletters are generally published on the Society website under Member Services. With that website getting overhauled, the newsletter portal is also unavailable. Our Kingdom Webminister, Honorable Lady kolfinna in kyrra Ottarsdottir, has offered to host this issue through the Ansteorra Chronicler website.

Thank you for your patience in its delayed publication as I worked out what our options were.

Ever in Your Service,
HL Beatrix Funteyn
Kingdom Chronicler

Greetings to Ansteorra from your Neighborhood Friendly Kingdom Webminister!

I am happy to announce the selection of Koke Gan ši as the second-ever and Incoming Vindheim Webminister!

Vindheim Arms

The Vindheim Webminister is a relatively new position within the Ansteorra Webministry whose goal is to be a supportive position for the Principality Groups as well as for the Principality’s main site. The Vindheim Webminister can be reached by emailing vindheim@webminister.ansteorra.org.

This announcement would not be complete without me expressing my extreme gratitude for Fru Úlfeiðr á Þróndheim for volunteering and serving at the premier Vindheim Webminister. Thank you, Úlfeiðr, for your service in this role, your willingness to step into a brand new position, and your continued service to the Kingdom!

In service and with gratitude for service given and service offered,
Honorable Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir
Ansteorra Kingdom Webminister, kingdom@webminister.ansteorra.org

Round Table Fall 2022 – Host Volunteers Needed!

The Fall 2022 Ansteorra Round Table will be happening in less than two weeks!

Mark your calendars for November 12, 2022 from 8am to 6pm!

The Schedule is posted online and just like last time we are looking for volunteers to be Hosts for our various meeting rooms. Hosts will be responsible for monitoring the room, keeping an eye on chat, responding to disturbances (muting mics, kicking people if necessary, etc). We’ll help you log into the Host account and you’ll have support during the day from KWeb.

If you’re interested in helping our teachers and officers, please sign up! If you want to moderate specific classes, let us know in your responses. Complete instructions will be provided closer to the event date.

https://ansteorra.org/events/round-table

Feel free to email or PM with any questions.

In Service,

HL kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir, Round Table Tech Lead, round-table@webminister.ansteorra.org

Have feedback for the Kingdom Webminister? Email them at kingdom@webminister.ansteorra.org.
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