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.
HL kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir Kingdom Webminister, Round Table Tech Lead firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Article II, Section 2, Subsection 1, A.3 – removed “the Crown or by” and added “and confirmed by the Crown” at the end
Article II, Section 3, Subsection 1, A – added “6. All officers are required to maintain confidentiality of privileged information known to the office. Breach of confidentiality is cause to refer the officer to Crown and corresponding superior officer, with notification to Kingdom Seneschal, for immediate removal from office as a just cause, and possible sanctions based on severity.”
Article II, Corrected “Rights and Duties of the Pers and Nobility” to be a section and renumbered all subsequent sections
Article II, Section 14 (previous Section 13), Changed wording to read “The royal family consists of those who have served as Sovereign or Consort, or as Principality Sovereign or Consort.”
Article II, Section 16 (previous Section 15), Subsection 1, A. 3 Added “d. To give feedback on potential Regional officers, who will be responsible for appointing local officers within their lands, prior to appointment”
Article III, Section 1, Added “C. To know the identity of and have opportunity to give feedback on candidates for local positions within the branch in which they reside.
Article IV, Section 2, Table in J – Added Protected, Kingdom Gathering, 25%
Aritcle IV, Section 2, Added “K. Kingdom Gathering is not on a fixed schedule and need not be on the second weekend of the month, but must be announced a minimum of one year in advance and may not be scheduled on a weekend where any other event already exists.
Article IV, Section 2, Subsection 1, A. 1 changed to Summer and June
Article IV, Section 2, Subsection 1, A. 2 changed to Winter and January
Article IV, Section 2, Subsection 1 B. changed to April and October
Article IV, Section 2, Subsection 2 C. Changed “Kingdom Cut and Thrust Champion” to “Royal Blade”
Article IV, Section 5, G.4 – Replaced“ Affirm to have served in an administrative office of the SCA, or equivalent, for at least a total of one year, or as King’s or Queen’s Champion.” With “Affirm to have served as a warranted officer of the SCA for at least one year total, or as a warranted officer for effort equivalent to a year.”
Article IV, Section 5, G. 10 – Changed “Give sufficient assurance that they will remain in the kingdom for the next nine months.” To “Give significant assurance that they will remain in the kingdom throughout the entirety of the following reign.
Article IV, Section G – Renumbered
Article VII, Moved Section 7 to 3, Moved Section 3 to 5, Moved Section 8 to 6, Moved Section 5 to 7, Moved Section 6 to 8
As posting throughout approved social media is considered “publication”, these are now in effect.
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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.
Updated formatting and page numbers throughout the document
This is the beginning of a project to consolidate and revitalize announcements made via the Kingdom Website. The goal of this project is to automatically send announcements from ansteorra.org/announcements to our primary social outlets
Kingdom Email List
Unofficial Ansteorra Discord
Kingdom Facebook Page and Group
It will take some time and testing to get things configured and to make sure things are working properly, but expect to see changes over the upcoming weeks.
kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir Ansteorra Webminister
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
Social Media platforms with Ansteorran presence include:
I absolutely get that it’s hard to have an opinion about a resource you may not think about often. I’m starting to send out calls for help, to make this a resource unlike anything we already have running.
What would YOU like to see in this space?
Kingdom Social Media Deputy
I’m making a concentrated effort to have new content in this space every Monday – so far so good! Today’s is quick, and next week’s will be more meat-and-potatoes.
As a reminder, the poll for renaming this newsletter is still running, and will remain up through the end of this month. From there, I’ll evaluate whether we’ve gotten enough feedback to make a decision in any direction.
I’m also reviewing the Ansteorra Social Media Policy. I will be making contact with all of the Seneschals and Social Media officers in the Kingdom as I get up to speed on that work.
Third thing: I anticipate working with the Gulf Wars Social Media officer during War this year – details coming as we firm up a plan.
And last, I’d like to set up a series of recurring features in this space – things like featured Wiki articles, continuing the event write-ups, and maybe seeing what the Great Officers want to feature from their offices.
Please do let me know if you have opinions on these, or other Social Media topics; my office email address is: email@example.com