Springs tender embrace
Heralding changing seasons
Wistful sighs remain

In 2007 I was invited to serve on the SCA’s Board of Directors. It was an incredible journey. I thought that was my fondest time in the SCA.

Two and a half years ago I was given the opportunity to be able to serve the SCA as Society Seneschal. These moments were perhaps my most fulfilling in the SCA. I look back on the mile markers strewn along the journey. There were many. The dearest memories of which were the SCA Census, The Seneschal’s Handbook redesign, the Unofficial Society Seneschal’s Facebook Page and The Sanction Guide. I could not have done any of this without folks who walked with me. Sara (Kim) my wife without whose support I could not have done this and who made my docs sing. Phillip (Scott) my ER until he stepped up as a Board member. Thank you for teaching me “please” or at last a version of it. Heather (Kelly) for being my git-er-done deputy. No task was too daunting for you. Ditto for you Avery, you rock. John (Bearkiller) my idol. You are the one I hope to be. Renee I will miss you. You kept me as on path as humanly possible. Thank you for putting up with me. You are the SCA.

The list goes on and on…Denise, Valharic, Marilee, LLF, David, Max, Marshal and the countless folks who made it possible for me to be able to shoulder the job as Society Seneschal but whose names are forever etched on my heart. Lastly to all the Kingdom Seneschal; I am in awe of you. You are the blood and sinew of our society. Thank you for allowing me to work with a team of incredible folks. I am humbled by your tireless service.

Time has come to take a rest. Master Antonio Giordano da Sicilia of the West (Anthony Pongratz) will be stepping in as my ER Deputy effective close of the April meeting. He will be awesome.

Thank you for letting me walk with you and learn with you and grow with you.

Erik / Modius