At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA.

As announced in the Board’s original call for nominations to the APEC in March 2012, the APEC’s report is now published to the membership for comment. To access the APEC report, you may click on this link or go to http://sca.org/BOD/announcements/APECProposal.pdf. The commentary period is open until December 15, 2013.

Once the commentary period has expired, a larger and more representative Review Committee will then review the APEC’s proposal and all comments received from the membership on the proposal. The Review Committee will be established by the Board and will be comprised of representatives selected by the relevant groups and organizations within and across the Society (e.g., the Kingdoms, Peerages, Heralds, Seneschals, Grand Council, Rapier Fencing Community, and C&T Fencing Community) as a final input into the process.

The Board will work with the Kingdoms, the College of Heralds, the Seneschallate and the Grand Council to request their nominees to the Review Committee. The Board now solicits letters of intent from individuals willing to serve on the Review Committee as representatives of the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican, the Rapier Fencing Community and the Cut and Thrust Fencing Community. Hard copies of resumes (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) must be sent to the attention of The Board of Directors, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to peerageexploratorycommittee@sca.org and resumes@sca.org.

The Board welcomes all commentary throughout this exploratory process from the populace at large. Please send commentary to Comments@sca.org and include “Potential New Peerage” in the subject line.

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.

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