President’s Report for the July 2019 Board Meeting

John Fulton, President for the SCA, has announced that a report from his office is now available on the SCA website. This report contains the publishable summaries and commendation sections from each Society Officer’s reports, as well as publishable summaries submitted by various Board committees.

The report can be located here: https://sca.org/BOD/PresReport/July2019BoardMeetingPresidentsReport.pdf

Questions or comments regarding this report should be directed to Mr. Fulton at president@sca.org.

If you send comments, please use the subject line “President’s Report July 2019”.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

Updated Kingdom Policies Pertaining to Children at SCA Sanctioned Events from the Office of the Chancellor Minor

Good Evening Everyone,

I have posted the updated Policies of the Office of the Chancellor Minor, August 2018 to the Chancellor Minor’s website for all Chancellor Minors, Youth Marshals, and Youth Officers in the East Kingdom.  If you work with our Kingdom’s Youth, or if you are planning an event, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these updated policies.

The updated policies are located on the Chancellor Minor website here in both English and French: https://chancellorminor.eastkingdom.org/law-policies/

Printable copies are also available in English and French, links are located on the website.

The updates were made to reflect changes made in Society law this summer.  Many thanks to Mistress Katherine Parr, Mistress Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh, and Mistress Leonere d’Angely for their input and guidance in preparing these revisions.

If you have any questions about these policies, please do not hesitate to email me at chancellor-minor@eastkingdom.org

Thank you so much for all that each of you do to ensure the fun, safety, and inclusion of our Kingdom’s Youth!

In Service to the Dream,
Hugoline the Delicate of House Three Skulls
Chancellor of Minors
mka / Colleen Skadl

Birka Garb Challenge

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His Highness and I would like to invite you all to join us in this year’s Garb Challenge for Birka. Put on your thinking and research hats, because We hope you will enjoy getting creative with this year’s theme: MYTHOLOGY! Any Pantheon! Any culture! All styles!

We look forward to enjoying all of the fun and excitement at the fashion show!

(Personally, we hope you will share your choices and a little bit about them with each other and Us.)

Princessa Margarita & Principe Luis

Proposed Corpora Addition – Non-Discrimination

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The Board of Directors is currently requesting commentary with regard to the following the proposed policy addition to Corpora:

Non-Discrimination Policy

The SCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, size, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law.

Please email all commentary to comments at comments@sca.org.  Please use the title “Non-Discrimination Policy Proposal” in the subject line.

Do not use attachments in your commentary to comments@sca.org. Attachments will cause your message to be marked as spam.

In lieu of email, commentary may be sent by US Mail to:

Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
RE: Non-Discrimination Policy
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

Commentary regarding this proposed Corpora change, whether sent by email or US Mail, must be received by the Board no later than January 1, 2020.

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.

Correct Date for Artifacts of a Life

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Barony Beyond the Mountain ArmsStop the presses!

Artifacts of a Life is listed in the September Pikestaff with an incorrect date. The event is not taking place in September.

Artifacts of a Life is taking place on February 8, 2020, in Barony Beyond the Mountain (New Britain, CT).

Full information about the event can be found in the official event announcement, or on the event web page.

East Kingdom College of Heralds Reporting & Brigantia Term Renewal

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Unto the Regional Heralds and local group heralds and pursuivants, as well as the general populace of the East, does Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald, send greetings.

It has come to my attention that the East Kingdom College of Heralds reporting cycle makes no sense. I am altering this in Brigantia Policy, but I wanted to bring it to everyone’s attention.

First, as Brigantia, I need to file reports to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms Quarterly: 3/1, 6/1, 9/1, 12/1.

A part of my report is getting reports from my regionals, who in turn get their reports from local group heralds. In order to untangle this matter, the new reporting schedule will look like this:

Local group heralds/pursuivants: Reports will be due 11/1, 2/1, 5/1, and 8/1 (get this out before Pennsic, please.)

Regional Heralds: Reports will be due 11/15, 2/15, 5/15 and 8/15.

Yes, I recognize that this will be impossible to make happen for this current quarter. As such, this will go into effect as of 9/1/19, which means the next report from local group heralds will be due 11/1, and reports from the regional heralds will be due 11/15.

It is my hope that this will make the reporting process easier and more logical. Further, don’t forget that reports should be filled out online here: https://herald.eastkingdom.org/administrivia/quarterly-reporting-form/

Rostering

If you have not done so already, please fill out your information on the roster. https://herald.eastkingdom.org/getting-involved/herald-roster/

Signing onto the roster is for ALL heralds, whether a local group officer or at-large herald, submission, court, field, or otherwise.

Term Renewal

Last, but not least, my second term as Brigantia Principal Herald expires at the end of the year.

Current officers must notify The Royalty and Heirs, Kingdom Seneschal and Kingdom Chronicler ninety (90) days in advance of a change or renewal of office. Notification must also be given to the Kingdom Webminister to be published on the East Kingdom website including a call for letters of application.

It is my intent to continue for one more term. I have already asked Their Highnesses to grant me a 4th and final year in this office. However, as per Kingdom Law, if any wish to apply for this office, please send your letter in to Their Highnesses via e mail.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me – brigantia at eastkingdom dot org.

YIS,

Malcolm

Eighteenth Brigantia Principal Herald of the Kingdom of the East

Project Corpora Updates

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Greetings to all,

From John Fulton, President, SCA, Inc.

As mentioned in my last President’s Report to the community there is a project to review Corpora to clean up any confusing or outdated language in order to make it more “user-friendly”.  This will be an ongoing project and will not affect the Board presenting proposals to the membership on substantive changes such as the recently suggested change to Corpora IV.B.1 which would remove the mention of gender as a requirement for Royal Lists.

At the July 2019 meeting, the Board approved the first set of edit changes/clarifications for commentary to the membership.

Information about this project can be found here:

https://sca.org/BOD/PresReport/CorporaEditAug2019.pdf

A copy of the relevant parts of Corpora showing the proposed edits can be found at the above link.  Edits are red-lettered.

Also available is a copy of an explanation of the proposed changes.  Most of these are editorial in nature only.  This includes changes to the Glossary, some standardized language cleaning, and moving toward gender-neutral terms.  This also proposes removing such phrases as Western Europe in order to properly include many other cultures within the scope of the Society’s pre-17th Century reenactment activities.  This part was addressed recently by the Board.

This is the first of the current attempts at editing and updating Corpora.  It will not be the last. Nor is this considered to be a complete and finished document. 

The intent of this project is NOT to do substantive game-changing alterations.

Please send all comments to comments@sca.org with the subject line “Corpora Edit Comments – Set 1”.  Include your modern and SCA name and membership number if you have one.

Also, please feel free to email me also at president@sca.org with questions or suggestions.

Many thanks to Kelly Magill and Lis Schraer for helping me so much.

In service,

John Fulton

Mka Duke John the Bearkiller

President, Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

Pennsic War Points Final Tally

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We apologize for the delay in reporting the War Points. Some of the information proved difficult to get. Any mistakes are wholly on the part of the Gazette. We have compiled all of the war points in one place to make for ease of reading.

The Midrealm won the war, with a final tally of 39 points to the East’s 11.

Points Breakdown:

  • Sun. August 4: (East:2, Mid:4)
      • Unbelted Champions Battle (Melee) (1): 1 point to the Midrealm
      • Belted Champions Battle (Melee) (1): 1 point to the Midrealm
      • Allied Champions Battle (1):  1 point to the Midrealm
      • Rapier Melee Champions Battle (1):  1 point to the Midrealm
      • Heroic Champions Battle (Armored) (1): 1 point to the East
      • Heroic Champions Battle (Rapier) (1): 1 point to the East
  • Mon. August 5: (East:0, Mid:10)
      • Armored Field Battle (5): 5 points to Midrealm
      • Rapier Field Battle (5): 5 points to Midrealm
  • Tues. August 6: (East:4, Mid:5)
      • Archery Champions (1): 1 point to the Midrealm
      • Armored Woods Battle (4) 4 points to the East
      • Rapier Woods Battle (4): 4 points to the Midrealm
  • Wed. August 7: (East:0, Mid:1)
      • Siege/Combat Archery Battle (1): 1 point to the Midrealm
  • Thurs. August 8: (East:5, Mid:8)
      • Arts and Sciences Champions (4): 2 points to the East, 2 points to the Midrealm
      • Rapier Pillage Battle (4): 4 points to the Midrealm
      • Thrown Weapons Champions (1): 1 point to the East
      • Armored Bridge Battle (4): 2 points to the East, 2 points to the Midrealm
  • Fri. August 9: (East:0, Mid:11)
      • Combined Armored/Rapier Siege Battle (6): 6 points to the Midrealm
      • All week, ending at noon on Fri. August 9:
          • Populace Archery Shoot (4): 4 points to the Midrealm
          • Populace Thrown Weapons (1): 1 point to the Midrealm

Pennsic A&S War Point Champions

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The Arts and Sciences War Point for Pennsic 48 was held on Thursday August 8th in the Great Hall. After an open call and review of applicants, the East sent 11 of its citizens to Pennsic with outstanding, and exceptionally well documented, projects to display.

Below are photographs of each entrant and their work.

Mistress Leonete D’Angely: The Materials and Product of a 15th Century Limner. Top Scorer in the Domestic Archeology & Lived Objects War Point Catagory

THL Gnaea Celera: Recreation of two Anglo Saxon Glass Vessels With An Exploration of Ceremonial Drinking in this Period. Top Scorer in the Arts & Studio Crafts War Point Catagory

THL Ástríðr Musi: Recreation of a Grafell, a Viking trade cloak. Co-Top Scorer in the Fiber & Clothing War Point Catagory

Hlaefdige Aethelflied Brewbane: A Recreation of the Kind of Samite Fabric Found in the Viking Graves at Oseberg.

Lady Amalie von Hohense: Designing and Creating a Sixteenth Century-Inspired
Embroidered Book Cover

Baroness Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina: Explorations in Byzantine Iconography

Viscount Antonii Rainbringer: Recreation of a Latgallian Spiral Wreath

THL Cathain Reiter: Experimental Archaeology: Creating a High-Necked Pleated Hemd

Lord Malys MacGregor: 15th Century European Bookbinding

Lady Maerhild at Anstige: Production of a Representative Textile Using the Forms & Methods as Seen in Late 16th & Early 17th century Bengali Monochrome Embroideries.

THL Mariette de Bretagne: Calligraphy in Context- Varying Script Styles from Japan’s Medieval Period.

 

Most of the photos above were taken by Master Otto Gottlieb.

Thrown Weapons Champions War Point

East Kingdom won the Thrown Weapons Champions War Point!

The champions for East Kingdom were:

Lord Symon of Barnesdale

Lord Thrain Steinsson

Ulfr Jarnhauss

Syr Cedric of Thanet

Lady Safiya al-Naghira

Lord Ionn Spooner

Lord Magnus de Londres

Master Richard Crowe

Baroness Arlyana van Wyck

Lord Mikael Melrakki

Baroness Kirsa Oyutai

Lord Christopher Michaelson

Lord Matteo Genovese

Master Peter the Red

Durrin

Alternates:

Lolthgar Draconis

Lord Pandaulf

Andrew de Brix

Michael Legbain

Lord Leo Schuwert