The Consuls thanked everyone who made this Curia possible, especially those helping with technology.
The office continues to seek variances from Society during this time.
The EK Seneschal handbook is being overhauled.
There are new reporting deadlines for seneschals due to changes at the Society level. Reports are now due the first of the month.
The office is working to make the bullying and harassment policies more clear by creating a document to help everyone understand them better. If you have thoughts, contact the Northern Region Deputy Senechal.
A new deputy for warrants has been chosen.
Lots of public thanks was given to offices by many deputies.
The Web minister reminded the populace that hours and hours of work has been done to produce the recordings for virtual court, and thanked those who have helped with video editing.
Review of new tools/initiatives such as e-mail lists for AOA orders, online calendar, etc.
The web ministry has applied for many grants to help fund online tools so the kingdom did not have to pay for them.
Reminder about Crowns A&S
Announcement of new Rubric/Competition special deputy
Reminder about A&S videos on the EK YouTube channel.
The historian has a scanner so they can begin scanning copies of historical documents so items can be weeded from the collection, except those the office wishes specifically to keep in hard copy.
If you are planning online events, please post them on the Kingdom Calendar a few months in advance. That allows the Chronicler to add them to the Pikestaff.
While current event posting requirements are optimized for physical events, autocrats can still create online event listings by getting a bit creative.
Late or missing reports have been a problem due to the Pandemic. While times are tough, the Kingdom Chatelain reminds everyone that newcomers may need to reach us now more than ever.
Local chatelains have been doing a lot of creative outreach on social media. Online classes also do a good job of promoting the SCA to people who did not know about us before.
Baroness Aesa feilinn Jossursdottir has taken over as Signet for the time.
Submissions have been getting caught up with, and the OP is also being actively updated.
Brigantia has created a document for new Crowns about how formal ceremonies such as elevations, investitures, and correlations are typically performed in the east.
Brigantia steps down in December
Announcement of new officer deputies.
The office currently has over 1400 background check individuals.
A reminder about the Tyger Camp Initiative on the Chancelor Minor Website. It began August 1, and currently has more than 50 different activities for youth. They are still accepting activity submissions.
An overview of the hard decision to limit youth A&S entrants to display only for this current A&S Champions competition was presented. This decision was made due to a lack of official EK protocols for adults interacting with youth online. The Chancellor Minor hopes to start working on these protocols soon to ensure our youth can interact safely online and participate more fully. A few questions were asked about the reason for this decision. The Chancellor Minor and MoAS officer responded. In brief, because the champions worked closely with the MOAS office, there is a lot more interaction expected of A&S champions than might be expected of other champions. This is complicated by the fact that everything is taking place online at the moment.
If someone wants to hold a practice in a martial discipline, they must apply to the deputy marshal for that discipline and follow all relevant state/local regulations.
Currently archery and thrown weapons have had practices easily, and in a few areas armored or rapier practices have been held.
If you wish to hold a practice, please present any evidence that will help the Earl Marshal and his deputies make a decision. This includes a discussion of other local sports practices.
Reminder that all practices are tentative. If local rules change, the practice must follow them, and may be canceled if needed.
Announcement of a new deputy for youth combat
A question was asked about indoor practices, and the Earl Marshal said that the current plan is that these can not be held.
Presentation of current budget as of Q2
The power point presented is available on the EK Exchequer website for all to see.
A report of decisions made by the finance committee was also presented. Right now 2020 decisions were reported. The Exchequer is working on documenting 2019 decisions.Thanks given to all regional and local deputy officers.
Lesser Officer Reports: Social Media, Youth Marshal, Accessability Porter.
Royal Progress Events: Revising the VIII.B.2. profit-share implementation date to January 1, 2022.
This issue was postponed for a year due to Covid-19
Kingdom Events: Revisions to VIII.A.1.k. to expand the circumstances in which an existing event that becomes a Kingdom Event may request a profit-share waiver.
Local groups will need to apply for this waver
Award Scrolls: Revisions to IX.A.7. and IX.F.1.b. to codify scroll entitlements (requested by the Tyger Clerk of the Signet).
Signet noted that the wording changes to law presented were different from what was originally proposed.
A good bit of discussion was held on this regarding the exact wording that would be put into law.
In the end, small modifications to wording were arrived at which solved the issues and questions raised.