EKOFFICERS_chronicler_colorFor those readers who have purchased a sustaining or international membership in the SCA, we would like to alert you that the electronic edition of the November issue of Pikestaff, the official newsletter of the East Kingdom, is available to download.

The November issue features cover art provided by Baroness Shadiyah al-Zahra.

The Chronicler apologizes to those who receive the print edition. There was a problem with the printing process, as yet unexplained, which resulted in some of the text on the cover being improperly placed when printed. The error was not noted until after the issues were printed and mailed. The Society Chronicler is pursuing explanations with the printer. If you download the electronic copy, you will see what the cover should have looked like.

Included are

  • A missive from Their Majesties
  • A farewell note from the retiring Kingdom Seneschal
  • A request from the Board of Directors for comments on proposed new sanction procedures
  • Court reports from Baronum Inauguratio in Havre Des Glaces and River Wars IV in Iron Bog
  • A notice regarding an auction to benefit the Royal Travel Fund, to be held a 12th Night
  • Event announcements for the month of November, including Crown Tourney.

E-newsletters are available only to those who have purchased a sustaining  membership or an international membership.

Here’s a quick reminder about how to access the newsletters, if you have the appropriate membership. You’ll start by visiting the newsletter web site: http://enewsletter.sca.org

There you’ll be greeted with a login screen. You’ll need your membership number and password.  (The initial password is the word “start”, all lower case. It is recommended that you change the password to something more secure the first time you use the site.)

Once you’ve provided that you’ll see a screen with a list of all the publications available. You can access not only the Pikestaff, but the newsletters of all the Kingdoms, and the Board of Directors meeting minutes. Click on the name of the Kingdom or other publication you want, and on the next screen you’ll see all the
newsletters for that Kingdom, all the way back to the first electronic issues in March of 2012.

If you have trouble accessing the site, your next step should be to contact Membership Services to check the status of your membership. You can find all the contact information on the SCA web site: http://www.sca.org/members/MbrSvcsStaff.html They will be able to help you. The kingdom chronicler does not have the necessary access to do so.