K&Q A&S Bids

Greetings all from the Kingdom A&S Minister, Master Philip White.

We are just about two months away from when bids are due for both A&S Champions and Bardic Champions.

Please note, we are encouraging local groups to submit bids for both A&S Champions and Bardic Champions together as a combined event.

We see a combined event providing a number of benefits to the Kingdom:

For entrants:

* Brings the arts together more across disciplines fostering community
* Increased exposure to larger populations and audiences
* Helps make both Champions competitions more of a destination event

For volunteers:

* Minimizes the burden of the Crown for Royal Progress
* Opens up the Kingdom planning calendar
* Relieves the weight on groups needing to host Kingdom events
* Limits the number of volunteers needed by hosting only one event

We know that there could be a perception that this would split Royal attention between the two activities. We successfully managed a good experience at this last combined A&S Champions and Bardic Champions event.

We also know that there could be some individual conflicts of interest between people who would like to judge and/or enter both activities. We acknowledge that people will need to prioritize their activities. We will try our best to help with any accommodations. We believe you will still have a great time.

We understand that groups may make bids otherwise, of course, to host only one of the two Champion competitions. You are welcome to do this. Submitting for a combined event is not a requirement.

We also understand that our upcoming Heirs will consult with our Crown for their eventual decision. We would like to give them options. Please help make that possible.

To submit a bid, please follow the Kingdom Event Bid Process found at:

http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/eventbidform.php

For potential hosting groups, a few notes:

* You will not be responsible for the organization of either Champions competition. Good event spaces will have a large hall for bardic performance, another large hall for A&S displays, and a separate room for judges.
* The King’s Bard Countess Chatricam Meghanta (or Megha)(Katherine Journeay) and the Queen’s Bard Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant (Wendy Gale) will be managing the Bardic Champions Competition
* The King’s A&S Champion Honorable Lady Raziya bint Rusa (Elizabeth Burdick) and the Queen’s Champion Honorable Lady Sofya Gianetta di Trieste (Maria Dedvukaj) will be managing the A&S Champions Competition
* The Kingdom A&S Special Deputies Mistress Elisabeth (Lissa Underhill) and Master Magnus (Peter Olsen) will be managing the A&S entrants and judging registration and assignments.

Remember… Have fun! Teach! Learn!

Your Servant to Command,
~p.w.

East Kingdom Seneschal – Event Bid Form
Note: you may print this document from your browser; the graphics, colors, and side menu will not appear. SCA, Inc. – East Kingdom Event Bid Form. This form must be completed and submitted along with any other information you wish to provide in your bid for a Kingdom Event. Please send it via e-mail …
seneschal.eastkingdom.org

A&S Consultation Table Deputy

Greetings all from the Kingdom A&S Minister, Master Philip White.

Thanks to your feedback and support, the Kingdom A&S Office created and started offering A&S Consultation Tables at events.

We’ve test run them now a few times. We are very happy with the feedback we have received from event organizers, judges, and especially artisans. We want to continue offering them and plan to offer them as a resource at events all over.

To those ends, Honorable Lady Kataryn Mercer has agreed to work with me as a Kingdom A&S Special Deputy charged with supporting A&S Consultation Tables.

In particular, her roles will be to:

1. Proactively coordinate A&S Consultation Tables at the more well-attended A&S focused Kingdom events
2. Ensure A&S Consultation Tables are offered regularly throughout all regions of the Kingdom
3. Reactively assist with local events that would like to host A&S Consultation Tables including how to find a coordinator, space needs, and soliciting local support.

Her work will blend well with the roles that Mistress Elysabeth and Master Magnus have taken on as Kingdom A&S Special Deputies revising the Kingdom A&S Rubric. (They are doing great work there and we expect more this Spring.)

Who are the A&S Consultation Tables for?

Everyone.

The A&S Consultation Tables are a chance for entrants to voluntarily get a sample walk-through based off of the Kingdom Rubric and Judging process that we use at A&S Champions.

This is to help artisans get used to the higher degree of expectations that happen at a more competitive level. The focus is on extensive research, historical understanding, and exemplary execution. These are all things that are important at A&S Champions but also other activities throughout the Kingdom.

Even if you never plan to enter A&S Champions you can use these tables as opportunities for feedback.

You’d have a chance to talk to a couple of judges and walk through their thought process as they use the Kingdom rubric.

We also welcome volunteer judges. Want to help? Let us know! You’re who is going to help make these A&S Consultation Tables successful.

Never judged before and want to learn? Let us know. You can be a shadow judge. We’d welcome the company.

Our goals are:

1. Set expectations early for the next A&S Champions competition while also helping people who do not want to compete but do focus on historical accuracy
2. Help artisans plan in advance and understand those expectations
3. Train more judges
4. Build consistency in that feedback

We think that these goals foster learning and teaching throughout the year.

We also hope that this will make the judging experience more constrictive and more enjoyable.

If you are interested in helping with any of these tasks please contact her. You can reach her at Kataryn@kitsclothingcollection.com.

And remember… Have fun! Teach! Learn!

Your Servant to Command,
~p.w.

The Golden Seamstress Challenge: Competition Begins at 10:00pm Friday April 7th

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Are you behind on your resolution to start your Pennsic sewing early? Do you like to sewing garb but find it’s more fun to sew with a group a folks? Do you have a set of garb that you want to make but are afraid to go it alone? Well we have just the event for you!
The Barony Beyond the Mountain invites you to show us your costuming skills The seamstresses of the East will take up the challenge to create a complete set of garments, from the skin out, in eighteen hours.  Teams of from 1 to 6 active members are to start at 10 PM Friday and continue to 6 pm Saturday.  Team members are expected to remain on-site during the competition.  At the close of the sewing portion of the competition, each team will present their final outfit to the judges and populace. They will be expected to show and explain all layers in as expeditious and succinct a manner as possible. Additional presentations are welcome but will be done while judges are sequestered after the show. Once the judges have reached a decision Their Excellencies of BBM will hold court, and the winners will be announced.

For full details on rules of the challenge and how to register a team please visit http://bbm.eastkingdom.org

If you are not participating in the challenge, but would like to check out the event, you are welcome to join us on Saturday any time after noon.  The fashion show will take place at 6:30pm and should not be missed. Also, there might also be some space available for folks who want to do some sewing in the competition atmosphere, but don’t actually want to participate in the competition.  Please contact the autocrat if you think you want to do this to make sure there is room. A tavern will be available on Saturday for breakfast and lunch.

Schedule:
Site Opens: 6pm Friday April 7th
Competition Begins: 10:00pm Friday April 7th
Breakfast: 8:00-10:00am Saturday April 8th
Site Opens to General Populace: Noon Saturday April 8th
Lunch Tavern Opens: Noon Saturday April 8th
Competition Ends: 6pm Saturday April 8th
Fashion Show: 6:30pm Saturday April 8th|
Baronial Court: 8:00pm Saturday April 8th
Site Closes: 11pm Saturday April 8th

The event will be held at the Middlefield Federated Church; 402 Main Street; Middlefield, CT  06455
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Directions:
Take your best Rout to I-91.  Take exit 20.  Turn left onto Middle St (0.1 mile, turn left onto Country Club Rd (1.1 mile), turn right onto Higby Rd (1.2 mile), continue onto Jackson Hill Rd (2.1 mile), turn left onto CT-157 N, church will be on the right.

Event Steward:
Ciara McRobbie
MKA:  Anne Akin
248-339-6996
anne.akin@pfizer.com

Note: This is a sewing only event, there will be no merchants, no children’s activities, and no martial activities.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Yours in Service,
Ciara

Unofficial Court Report for Mudthaw

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On the 25th of March, Their Majesties Brion III and Anna III rode to Their Barony of Settmour Swamp, there to enjoy the annual Mudthaw celebration, and additionally to invest a new Baron and Baroness.

Court opened in the morning with a gift from the Keepers of Athena’s Thimble for Her Majesty. The needleworkers presented Queen Anna a lovely Viking coat and hood, which She immediately put on.

Their Majesties then called for Lady Kathryn Elizabeth Lyons Ramsey. They spoke of her excellent portrayal of an Elizabethan lady and her achievement as the first woman Master Gunner in the Guild of St. Barbara. In recognition of these things, Kathryn was made a Baroness of the Court and given a scroll to commemorate this crafted by Heather Rose de Gordoun.

Their Majesties then made Their way to the Youth Combat field and called for Lord Hroudland Who Wanders. They spoke of his work as Kingdom Youth Marshal and his many years of service to the youth combat community both within the Kingdom and assisting other Kingdoms at Pennsic. Wanting such notable contributions to be recognised, Their Majesties called for Their Order of the  Pelican and set Hroudland to vigil to contemplate whether he would accept a place in that Order that evening.

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Eastern Results for the January 2017 LoAR

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EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE JANUARY 2017 LoAR

The Society College of Heralds runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath Queen of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.

An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society. A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work. Most items are registered without comments. Sometimes, the LoAR will address specific issues about the name or armory or will praise the submitter/herald on putting together a very nice historically accurate item.

The following results are from the January 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings.

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Parking for Coronation

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The following was sent out by the autocrat’s staff for Coronation.

Greetings! As the Coronation of Ioannes and Honig fast approaches, we would like to remind everyone to heed where they park. Please enter the site parking lot to the right of the building to unload. After unloading, go to the right rear of the parking area, then turn right to exit onto Humphrey St.

At the traffic light (intersection of Whitney Ave & Humphrey St), go forward into a large parking area. Your first right in that area will be a small reserved parking lot with a raised gate. Do NOT park in this small lot as you will be towed. Go through that gate and into the open parking lot (Lot 16 on maps) or the Pierson-Sage parking garage (Clearance 6’8″). All areas past it *including* the parking garage will be open on Saturday for parking. Most residential streets in the area are resident parking only, so please take heed of signage or risk being towed.

Please repost this to local groups to spread the word, and see you all Saturday!

A Message of Gratitude from Their Majesties

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Photograph courtesy of The Honorable Lord Hugh Tauerner

Unto the Our beloved Kingdom of the East, do We Brion and Anna, send greetings.

It is with heavy heart we commit to paper these words, as our time upon the Tyger thrones is drawing towards the end. We cannot believe how quickly time has passed.

There are so many wonderful individuals who undertook this journey with us, and helped us so very much along the way. We would like to especially thank Baron Duncan Kerr, Our Chief of Staff, Baroness Isabelle de Monstreuil sur Mer, Our Head Lady in Waiting, Baron Rowen, Master Ryan, and Master Malcolm for being Our voice and working with the many heralds to organize Our Courts.

To the members of the Queen’s guard, and those who served as ladies in waiting, and retainers throughout the reign, we appreciated your service, your company and your friendship. A special thank you to Lord Agapios Cargos for providing leadership and always being there. Thank you to Lord Hassan for stepping up when we needed the help. Continue reading

Call for Applicants – Laurel Sovereign of Arms

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The Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel) is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms. Laurel is responsible for fostering the study and practice of heraldry, supervising the processing of submissions, and overseeing the heraldic activities of the Known World.

Laurel is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, armory and onomastic knowledge, supervisory ability, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Pelican, and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel.

Resumes must be sent in both hard copy to Laurel Resume, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036 and electronically to resumes@sca.org and bids@heraldry.sca.org. Resumes must be received by July 31, 2017. The present Laurel’s warrant expires in September 2017. Once the application period closes, the names of the candidates will be posted in a cover letter for the review of the College and submission of comments to the Board.


Andrewe Bawldwyn, OP
Laurel Principal King of Arms
laurel@heraldry.sca.org
herald@sca.org

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

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

 

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Reminder: Polling Award Recommendation Deadline is April 2

A reminder that recommendation for polling orders close April 2. You can make your recommendations here.

This includes a reminder that you do not have an award to write someone in for that award. This also includes a reminder to mention the person’s local group in the body of the recommendation letter, otherwise, it gets left out.

If clicking the above does not work, you can copy and paste this URL into your browser http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932/lang-en

Open Positions: SCA, Inc. Corporate Treasurer and Society Exchequer

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badge ExchequerBelow are two separate postings for open positions at Society. The first is a part-time, stipened position as Corporate Treasurer, the second is a volunteer position to be Society Exchequer, who reports to the Corporate Treasurer.

Although the job postings are different, both have an application deadline of April 1st.

SCA, Inc. Corporate Treasurer

The Board of Directors is accepting applications for the position of
Corporate Treasurer.  This is a part-time, stipend position, which
requires approximately 5-10 hours per week except when finalizing the
yearly budget.

Applicants must be available for at least the October quarterly Board
Discussion Session (typically held on Friday), in addition to the
October Board meeting (typically on Saturday).  Additional traveling may
be required.

Skills:
1)  Working knowledge of basic financial spreadsheet program (QuickBooks
or other);
2)  Experience with managing budgets and financial forecasting,
including tracking and analyzing variances;
3)  Basic suite of office communication skills – spreadsheets,
presentations, Word, etc.
4)  Preference for degree in accounting or finance.

Duties of the Treasurer

Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its
goals and objectives.

Work with the Society Exchequer, the Vice President for Corporate
Operations and the outside accountant to ensure all financial filings
are maintained.

Work with the Society Exchequer to ensure that our relationships with
third party financial vendors (i.e. banks) are maintained.

Understand financial accounting for nonprofit organizations.

Work with the President and the Vice President of Corporate Operations
to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the
Board on a timely basis.

Prepare and present the annual budget to the Board of Directors.

Develop and maintain internal control policies, guidelines, and
procedures for activities such as budget administration.

Work with the Society Exchequer, President and the Vice President of
Corporate Operations to maintain and improve internal control policies,
guidelines and procedures for PayPal.

Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations
in order to identify development opportunities and areas where
improvement is needed.

Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses, and
make appropriate recommendations.

Ensure development and broad review of financial policies and
procedures.

Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures,
federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting
standards.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with
modern and SCA qualifications, via hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
PO Box 360789
Milpitas, CA  95036-0789

Courtesy copies should be provided via email to:

resumes@sca.org
treasurer@sca.org.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017.

Regards,

Therese Hofheins
Corporate Treasurer
Society For Creative Anachronism, Inc

Society Exchequer

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the
position of Society Exchequer. This position reports to the SCA
Corporate Treasurer.

Duties and responsibilities:
1. Track and review quarterly reports on Kingdom accounts
2. Review Financial Policies and submit to the Board for approval
3. Report quarterly to the Board and the Corporate Treasurer.
4. Conduct training of Kingdom Exchequers.
5. Maintain the various exchequer handbooks/manuals as scheduled.
6. Work with the Tax Specialist in maintaining exchequer reporting
forms.
7. Review and process requests to open or change bank accounts.
8. Monitor use of Paypal and the training by Paypal specialist.

Preferred Skills:
1. Moderate to expert MS Excel proficiency.
2. Moderate MS Word proficiency.
3. Good communication skills.
4. Previous experience as a Kingdom Exchequer required.
5. Bachelors degree in accounting preferred.

Prior experience as an exchequer in the SCA is required; prior Kingdom
Exchequer experience is highly desired. Working knowledge of SCA?s
accounting procedures is necessary. Individuals with accounting
backgrounds or training are highly desired. Dependable email access and
dependable phone access are required for this position.
The Society Exchequer receives a stipend for their services and will
receive a 1099 for tax purposes. Work load will vary but expect to put
in an average of 15 hours per week.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with
modern and SCA qualifications, via hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
PO Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

Courtesy copies should be provided via email to:

resumes@sca.org
treasurer@sca.org.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017.

Regards,

Therese Hofheins
Corporate Treasurer
Society For Creative Anachronism, Inc