Round Table May 2022 – Looking for Tech Lead!

Greeting Ansteorra from your Kingdom Webminister – kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir!

We are about 6 weeks away from the next offering of the Ansteorra Round Table event! We had a very successful event this past January in which we used Google Meetings and a new mechanism for organizing and executing the event. We plan to do the same this May, and I am looking for a volunteer!

What we need:

One person to volunteer as the Tech Lead for the May 2022 Round Table.

This is a new method of running the event wherein we will have the event run by two individuals — a Tech Lead supported by Kingdom Webminister and a Class Coordinator supported by the Kingdom Seneschal. This event will be entirely virtual and does not need to be hosted or bid upon by individual groups within Ansteorra.

What does the Tech Lead job entail?

The Round Table Tech Lead will be a temporary deputy of the Kingdom Webminister until the conclusion of the May 2022 Round Table event.

Primary responsibilities include

We already have a detailed Operating Procedures document that will help guide both the Tech Lead and Class Coordinator. Plus! For the May 2022 Round Table, much of the technical prep and setup has already been done by me, so your primary responsibility for this Round Table will be to ensure the schedule, links, and website remain up-to-date going forward, and provide day-of support.

You will have the full support of me as Kingdom Webminister!

Are you interested in this job?

Please use this form to volunteer for the Round Table Tech Lead position for the May 2022 Round Table.

On February 6, 2021, Jason & Margherita III, the Crown of Ansteorra have issued a Temporary Removal from Participation from the SCA against Jacob B. Powell, known in the Society as Nathaniel Killingall.


On November 10, 2020, Jason & Margherita III, The Crown of Ansteorra have issued a Temporary Removal from Participation from the SCA against Lee R. Cockerham, Jr., known in the Society as Arenvald Kief Av Kiersted.

Per Ansteorra Financial Policy purchases over $1,000 should include answers to the Inventory and Expenditure Justification Survey and those answers must be posted via the Kingdom Exchequer or designated representative to formal and public forms of communication within the Kingdom.  Presented below is the survey as completed and submitted by Her Majesty Cristyana Lambrecht on May 6, 2020.

In Service,

Mistress Sabine Lefevre-Kingdom Exchequer

Inventory and Expenditure Justification Survey

Indicate whether the following Greater and Lesser Officers of State have been consulted about this project: 

a) Star Principal Herald to prevent sumptuary conflict and ensure correct usage of Kingdom armory. – Two bids are under consideration.

b)  Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer to prevent financial concerns – Exchequer was consulted during Annual Budgeting and at Crown Tourney regarding the project.

c) Kingdom Chamberlain to prevent project redundancy – The Chamberlain has led the bid process.

d) Any office or Kingdom function (ie Champion) that may have occasion to use, maintain, or be represented by the project to ensure relevance, timeliness and usefulness – The Crown was consulted during scoping of the project and are reviewing the bids. The populace has also been consulted regarding two bids received.

Indicate the need for this item: 

a) Does the Kingdom already have one of these items? If so, why do we need another one? If not, why don’t we already have one? – The kingdom has a set of “Early Period” Crowns/Coronets but these, as view by Financial Committee members are in poor condition (gilding is flaking off, dents, mis-shaped)

b) When and how will this item be used (ie specific event/ ceremonial occasion)? How frequently? – For each reign and at functions attended by the King/Queen and Prince/Princess.

c)  Who will use this item? How will it be transferred between appropriate users (ie champions, officers)?   The Crown and Coronet will use these items. They will be maintained by the Kingdom Chamberlain between Coronets.

iii.  Indicate the care and upkeep of this item: 

a)  Does this item require special care or maintenance? Does it have small pieces? Will replacement parts be required? – Crowns/Coronets will require yearly light cleaning to maintain them. Artist has provided instruction and warranty.  

b)  Is this item easily transported? Is it large? – Yes, the Crowns/Coronets are easily transported.

c)  Who will be responsible for the care and upkeep of this item? – Kingdom Chamberlain

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)

Greeting Ansteorra!

Here is the current listing of openings in the Kingdom as of right now. If I get informed of other openings, I will update this list. If you have any questions about how to apply or the position itself, please ask.

Applications due ASAP:
Central Regional Hospitaler
Southern Regional Hospitaler

Applications due 4/15:
 <https://www.facebook.com/robyn.bainter?fref=gs&__tn__=%2Cdm-R-R&eid=ARDFCJMUl6OP4bJApX1UY3X0phlFr4nTrAHZl2oS7-FziFjciBj_t-kohm288Xz0Ii3yZXRG0s4ydBnS&dti=78670722996&hc_location=group>Northern Regional Treasurer

Applications due 4/30:
Kingdom Missile Marshal
Deputy Kingdom Target Archery Marshal

Applications due 5/31:
Deputy Kingdom Combat Archery Marshal

Upcoming openings:
Kingdom Armored Marshal (Applications are being accepted in June through August 31)
Kingdom Rapier Marshal (Applications are being accepted in June through August 31)
Kingdom C&T Marshal (Applications are being accepted in October through December 15)
Kingdom Youth Combat Marshal (Applications are being accepted in October through December 15)
The online application can be found here:
https://ansteorra.org/seneschal/apply-for-an-office/ <https://ansteorra.org/seneschal/apply-for-an-office/?fbclid=IwAR1_Ee2OlPyUOu9nFVKyDwONvvsWLIQ9u_23WDQN0QP6axfw9W7Tx5FNKQU>In service,
Myfanwy ferch Eifion
Officer Applications Coordinator
OAC@seneschal.ansteorra.org

Greetings Ansteorra,

I hope all are well and finding ways to deal with our mutual isolation. Thank you to all who have been helping put out content for people to enjoy and to all the groups having virtual meetings. Connection is still needed, glad to see folks doing so.

Originally, we had announced that all SCA Official activities would not happen in Ansteorra until March 30. Given that the situation is what it is, and mostly that it is so fluid and not predictable, I, in agreement with the Crown, am going to change that statement to not include an end date. For now, we will continue the “no official activities” for as long as needed. We will wait and see how things are looking, we will comply with government directives. I will make sure to update as we move forward. Let me know if you have questions.

We are still planning on Coronation to happen, along with Queen’s Champion and King’s Champion, on May 9th. We have been given permission by Society to hold a Virtual Event for Coronation, if needed. This permission also includes the ability of the Crown to give awards at that time, up to and including Peerages. Hopefully, we will not have to do that, but it is good to already have permission if needed.

Take care of each other, stay safe. We are Ansteorra, we are stronger than anything this situation can throw at us. We will rise again.

Avery
Kingdom Seneschal

Greetings to All Crowns and Kingdom Seneschals,

During the time the SCA is under such modern restrictions caused by the COVID-19 emergency, Kingdom websites may be considered an official publication of the Society regarding such actions as announcing “Crown and Coronet Tournaments, Coronations and Investitures, the appointment of officers, presentation of awards and titles, the proclamation of law, and the establishment or advancement of branches”. (Corpora II.C Business Requiring Prior Announcement.)

This variance is granted for the duration of the COVID19 restrictions issued by civil authorities on gatherings and activities. Upon removal of said restrictions, this variance is declared to be no longer valid. The date of the ending of the variance will be announced to the Kingdom Seneschals and Crowns. Kingdoms are required to keep a list of all events/meetings that are affected by this variance. All notices must also be published in the next available Kingdom newsletter as a matter of record.

Respectfully,

Mike Watkins

Society Seneschal

Greetings Ansteorra!

Some good news! I have been in communication with the Society Seneschal, and we have been granted the OK to do virtual meetings as official things! Below are the rules we need to follow, please let the Kingdom Social Media Deputy* and the Kingdom Webminister** know if you have any questions. I see folks are already hosting some good classes and get togethers online, this is simply making it so they can be official activities.

Please note, if your group (Kingdom, Baronial, Province, Shire, Canton, Stronghold, or College) does hold a meeting, please follow the guidelines and PLEASE, include each on these in your monthly reports as virtual meetings. Society is wanting to keep track of these, so this will make things a lot easier.

Please send requests for permission to the KSen email address: kingdom@seneschal.ansteorra.org

Ansteorra is strong and we will make it through this. Thank you to everyone for helping each other.

In Service,
Avery, Kingdom Seneschal

*social-media@seneschal.ansteorra.org

**kingdom@webminister.ansteorra.ord

  1. ALL official business meetings (populace meetings, baronial business meetings, etc.) and ANY official Courts MUST be pre-approved and scheduled with the Kingdom Seneschal prior to them being announced or held.
  2. For a business meeting to be official, at least one B&B, a warranted Seneschal, and a witness/populace member must be present in the online forum or physically present on screen for the entire time the meeting is held.
  3. For a Court to be official, at least one of the Crown and/or B&B, a herald, a warranted Seneschal, and a witness/populace member must be in the online forum or physically present on screen for the entire time the Court is held.
  4. All meetings and courts are to be announced via the Social Media Officer to all of our Kingdom online groups. We will attempt to add them to the Kingdom Calendar as well, just to keep the populace informed. The announcement must include: Event Title, Date, Time, and weblink for populace to join the viewing.
  5. Announcements must be made at least one week prior to the date of occurrence.
  6. Court reports and/or business meeting minutes are still required. A copy of these MUST be sent to the Kingdom Seneschal. This is a requirement of Society and I must turn them in for my next quarterly report to ensure all business conducted and/or awards given are official!!!
  7. We are asking that you use Google Hangouts or Zoom (these are examples; other channels may be approved on request) as your official web forums. These allow you to live stream with multiple participants logging into the chat AND record what is going on so you may post it to your FB groups and/or websites for those unable to attend. We are open to other web services that allow for the same services. Facebook live stream is not preferred as participants can’t actively join other than to type comments and hope they are responded to. We are asking you use a service that allows folks to login with a mic/webcam to participate in active/live discussion AND messaging. Again, recording meetings if possible so you can post them later!
  8. All other populace gatherings, A&S classes, or general meetings that are not conducting official business are not required to be pre-scheduled or announced. Folks may use whatever web service they have access to and my generally announce them as they see fit. Only official “gatherings” must follow the process above.

Variance granted for the duration of the COVID19 mundane law requirements for large gathering restrictions. Upon removal of said restrictions, this variance will no longer be valid. You must keep a list of all events/meetings that are affected by this variance. Please include all the events/meetings in your quarterly kingdom report that fall under this variance.

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