Society Announcements

Early BoD meeting requires early report Deadline

The April BoD meeting is April 4, 2020. As a result, the regular reporting deadline for Society Officers is moved to March 15, 2020.

All Kingdom officers will be required by their respective Society Officers to report early. Please make sure you know what due date your Society Officer has set for your report to them.

All Kingdom Officers are responsible for getting their reports in on time and in the proper format required by your Society Officer.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

2020-02-25T15:25:27-05:00February 25th, 2020|Society Announcements|

Open Position – Laurel Sovereign of Arms – Deadline May 1, 2020

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel).

Laurel is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms and 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.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/laurel/ 

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

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

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org.  The deadline for applications is May 1, 2020.

2020-01-25T12:46:39-05:00January 25th, 2020|BOD Announcements, Position Opening, Society Announcements|

Open Position – Society Marshal – Deadline April 1, 2020

Applications for the position of Society Marshal are now being accepted.  The position entails administrating the marshallate activities of the Society and coordinating the activities of the kingdom Earl Marshals. Reports are required to be filed quarterly to the Board summarizing the martial activities of the Society and of each kingdom. The Society Marshal is also responsible for holding meetings to communicate with the kingdom Earl Marshals.

The successful candidate must be well versed in administrative techniques, problem-solving, and interpersonal communications. Knowledge of marshallate policy, rules, and procedures are essential. The ability to travel is necessary, as well as having a telephone and e-mail. Knowledge of the traditions and history of the Society is required.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/marshal/

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

Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org.  The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

2020-01-25T12:40:05-05:00January 25th, 2020|BOD Announcements, Position Opening, Society Announcements|

Open Position – Society Chancellor of the Exchequer – Deadline April 1, 2020

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.  Compile the Society and its subsidiaries Domesday reports, grouped by state and kingdom, with depreciation breakout, and submission of these reports to the Corporate Treasurer and the SCA Tax Accountant;
  2. Maintain the Kingdom Domesday report template spreadsheets and distribute them each year to the Kingdom Exchequers;
  3. Track NMS fees;
  4. Review quarterly reports on kingdom-level accounts;
  5. Review kingdom and inter-kingdom financial policies to make sure they are in compliance with the Society Financial Policy and to submit revised financial policies to the Board of Directors for approval;
  6. Review Inter-kingdom Event Financial Policies and submit to the Corporate Treasurer and the Board for approval;
  7. Report quarterly to the Corporate Treasurer and the Board of Directors and report the meeting results to the Kingdom Exchequers;
  8. Travel as required to support Kingdom Exchequers, including for training, book reviews, and theft investigations;
  9. Conduct supplemental training of Kingdom Exchequers and assist the training of local exchequers;
  10. Conduct reviews of Kingdom books and ensure Kingdoms are reporting;
  11. Maintain the Kingdom Exchequer email list;
  12. Maintain the SCA-Exchequer email list;
  13. Notify Kingdom Exchequers of any changes in policy or procedure, including consulting with them to develop any necessary new policies;
  14. Maintain the various exchequer handbooks/manuals and republish them at least every three years;
  15. Maintain the various exchequer reporting forms and update them as needed;
  16. Serve as subject matter expert for questions from the Kingdom Exchequers as well as the general populace;
  17. Warrant Kingdom Exchequers and special deputies; and
  18. Communicate with banks where necessary.

The Society Exchequer receives a stipend for their services and will receive a 1099 for tax purposes. Workload will vary but expect to put in an average of 15 hours per week.

 

Required for this position are dependable email access; dependable phone access; moderate Microsoft Excel proficiency; moderate Microsoft Word proficiency; and the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing, i.e. in person and via email, phone, and in written reports. 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.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/exchequer/

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:
Renee Signorotti
Society for Creative Anachronism
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

2020-01-25T12:25:29-05:00January 25th, 2020|BOD Announcements, Position Opening, Society Announcements|

People on the Move – Society Social Media Officer

Baroness Anne de Tournai OP, OLBrigid CostelloThe Board of Directors would like to announce the appointment of Brigid Costello (Baroness Anne de Tournai,  OP, OL) as Society Social Media Officer.

Ms. Costello has worked in knowledge, risk and culture strategy for public and private sector organizations. She has previously provided social media expertise for a range of non-profit organizations, including successful campaigns for ovarian cancer research fundraising and music and arts festivals.

Baroness Anne de Tournai (OP, OL) is a 15th-century Burgundian noblewoman with a passion for mustard and the culinary arts. She believes that everyone deserves to eat well.

Ms. Costello may be contacted via socialmedia@sca.org.

We would like to thank Ross Thompson for his dedicated hard work on the SCA social media presence,  and for his continued service to the Society.

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.

2019-11-02T15:50:40-04:00November 2nd, 2019|BOD Announcements, People On The Move, Society Announcements|

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium (KWHSS) 2020

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium (KWHSS) 2020

Balduineum Wahl Heinrich VII – Seven Prince Electors, circa 1341

Unto Good and Great Nobles of the Kingdoms of the Society,

The Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium (KWHSS) is an annual inter-kingdom SCA event for the purpose of promoting heraldic and scribal education and research in the SCA. By the grace of Dame Juliana, Laurel Queen of Arms, the Kingdom of Lochac has been chosen to host the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium (KWHSS) in July 2020.

The event will be held in Melbourne Australia, known as the Barony of Stormhold from Wednesday 8 July to Friday 10 July 2020. Timed to coincide with the Kingdom of Lochac’s Midwinter Coronation, (in a separate event scheduled for Saturday 11 July to Sunday 12 July 2020) the event will showcase this Kingdom’s outstanding Heralds and Scribes.

Classes on Heraldry and the Scribal Arts will run all day Wed, and half-day Thursday. Thursday afternoon will then be a break in the classes to then see the heraldic sites of the Barony, or visit the State Library of Victoria to see their medieval manuscripts. There will be the famous Heraldic Roadshow on Friday, as well as a Scriptorium and market (this day will be garbed).

Please check out the website for information on timetables & the excursion details- https://kwhss.lochac.sca.org/ and book through there.

Yours,

Miriam bat Shimeon

Event steward

2019-11-02T11:21:25-04:00November 2nd, 2019|Events, KWHSS, Society Announcements|

Expulsion of L. Rondon – East Kingdom

Unto the Society, on October 12th, 2019 the Society Seneschal expelled Luis R. Rondon, known in the Society as Luis de Castille, from the Society for Creative Anachronism.  This is due to a criminal investigation of Mr. Rondon. 
 
Mr. Rondon has abdicated his position of King of the East.  Her Majesty, the Queen of the East, will continue as Queen going forward. The Board is reviewing all of the information regarding the situation and will be issuing further statements when possible.

 

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.

2019-10-12T20:44:34-04:00October 12th, 2019|Society Announcements, Society Seneshal's Desk|

People on the Move – Society Webminister

Eowyn de Wever, OLThe Board of Directors would like to announce the appointment of Eowyn Cenek, Ph.D. (Eowyn de Wever, OL ) as Society Webminister.

Ms. Cenek is a database administrator at the University of Southern Miss. She is currently the proud owner of 20+ looms and is considering adding another room to the house to store some of the looms. Her husband is thrilled at the prospect.

Mistress Eowyn de Wever is a tablet weaver who enjoys designing patterns and teaching novice weavers to weave and design their own. Currently residing in Gleann Abhann, she is known to occasionally comment hopefully that “Winter is Coming!”.

Ms. Cenek may be contacted via webminister@sca.org.

We would like to thank all who applied for this position and for their continued service to the Society.

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.

2019-09-25T14:46:34-04:00September 25th, 2019|BOD Announcements, People On The Move, Society Announcements|

Call for Nominations – Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism

The SCA’s Board of Directors is continually seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Board. The Board sets policy and maintains the unified rules that provide the framework for all of the SCA’s activities and acts as the final arbiter when rule interpretation is required.  Candidates for the Board may be nominated by SCA members and participants or can be self-nominated.  Once nominated candidates remain on the candidate list for two years, but may renew at the end of that term if they so desire.   No special experience is required and candidates do not need to have specialized modern degrees.  They need not be peers. Candidates from all walks of life are desired.

Members of the Board make a four (4) year commitment when agreeing to serve (three-and-a-half (3 1/2) years after a six (6) month training period).  The position does require travel a minimum of four (4) times a year to attend quarterly board meetings. Additional travel may also be needed.  Board Members are volunteers, but all travel expenses (flights, food, and lodging) are covered.  There is also a budget to handle administrative costs and/or necessary equipment.

The idea of being a member of the Board of Directors can sound daunting, but service in this manner is vital to the health, well-being, and future growth of our organization. To make a nomination, please send the person’s Modern Name, SCA Name, and email address to recruiting@sca.org.

If, before making a nomination, a chance to speak with someone who has first-hand knowledge of what is required is desired, please send your request to recruiting@sca.org and a chance to chat with a Director will be arranged.

If you send comments, please use the subject line “Call for Nominations to the BoD for SCA”.

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.

2019-09-16T09:24:39-04:00September 15th, 2019|BOD Announcements, Position Opening, Society Announcements|

People on the Move – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer

Jessica Van Hattem (Lady Astridr “Zahra” Ymirsdottir)The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of  Jessica  Van Hattem (Lady Astridr “Zahra” Ymirsdottir) for the position of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer for the Society for Creative Anachronism.  Jessica is a technical writer specializing in procedural and policy documentation.  Lady Zahra is a 15th-century Ethiopian diplomat’s daughter, preparing for a voyage with her family to the Italian peninsula.  She currently resides in the Middle Kingdom.

The DEI Office is committed to promoting the values of inclusion throughout the SCA by facilitating the necessary conversations and decision-making that can lead to a more equitable and inclusive SCA.  As DEI Officer, Jessica/Lady Zahra will be responsible for developing training for Kingdom Officers, promote accountability based on our core values, and support our existing processes to address inequitable actions including discrimination and bullying, among other duties.

Jessica/Lady Zahra will assume the office at the close of the October 2019 Quarterly Meeting.

If you wish to send in a comment please use “New DEI Officer 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.

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.

2019-07-31T12:48:52-04:00July 31st, 2019|BOD Announcements, People On The Move, Society Announcements|

Applications for 2020 Census Committee – Deadline July 18, 2019

The Board of Directors is accepting applications from participants interested in being a part of the 2020 Census Committee. 

The mandate/scope of the committee is to design and prepare questions for the 2020 SCA Census, to launch and administer the census, and to analyze and report on findings based on the census data collected. It is anticipated that the 2020 SCA Census will be based in large part on the 2010 SCA Census, with the addition of questions related to issues currently of interest in the Society.

Applicants should be broadly familiar with all aspects of SCA culture and represent a diversity of opinions/backgrounds.  They must be willing to work collaboratively with other Committee members and the Board of Directors.  Experience in conducting and analyzing surveys and polls is useful, but not a prerequisite. 

Applicants should direct a resume and a letter of application to resumes@sca.org.  Deadline for applications is July 18, 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.

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.

2019-07-02T09:16:30-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Society Announcements|

People On The Move – Director Elect – Seat A

The Board of Directors would like to announce the appointment of Gigi Coulson, M. S. (Giata Magdalena Alberti, OL) as Director-Elect  – Seat A.

Gigi Coulson, M. S.Ms. Coulson, M.S. worked for the federal government for over 15 years as an interdisciplinary sociologist and biologist. She has experience in both qualitative and quantitative social assessments, environmental impact statements, diversity initiatives, program management, environmental justice, conflict resolution, policy creation, and training program development. She has a passion for sociocultural anthropology, living history, learning, and teaching. She is a complete Italophile and tries to visit Italy each year.

 

 

Giata  Magdalena Alberti, OL is a late 15th-century Florentine living in Venice. She passes her time spending her condottieri husbands’ money and entertaining the visitors of her father’s house in Venice by hosting weekly salons. Her hobbies include working on her  herbal experiments, occasional hawking, mediating contests of skill and chance, and traveling to Mantua, Milan, and Ferrara to visit her friends at court.

Ms. Coulson may be contacted via gcoulson@director.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.

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.

2019-06-12T20:15:03-04:00June 12th, 2019|People On The Move|

People on the Move – Society Chatelaine

The Board of Directors would like to announce the appointment of Anne Stevenson, M.S. (Giovanna Adimari, OP ) as Society Chatelaine.

Ms. Stevenson is a Program Development Manager for a local College and has worked on a variety of non-profit boards in membership and volunteer recruitment.

Maestra Giovanna is a 16th century Florentine who has served a Kingdom Chatelaine for the Midrealm, as well as Kingdom Law Clerk and Media Relations Officer and a Territorial Baroness. She has taught a variety of classes on leadership, volunteer management, running events, membership recruitment, retention, and Newcomer tracks. She also serves on Signal Corps at Pennsic.

Ms. Stevenson may be contacted via chatelaine@sca.org.

We would like to thank  Duchess Kalisa Aleksandrovna for her faithful service as Society Chatelaine and wish her well on her future endeavors.

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.

2019-06-11T14:20:04-04:00June 11th, 2019|Society Announcements, Society Chatelaine News|

Position Opening- Society Webminister

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Webminister.

This position reports to the SCA Board of Directors through the Office of the President. The Society Webminister is a supervisory position of Kingdom Webministers and is not involved in the maintenance of the Corporate website (www.sca.org).

The Society Webminister is responsible for the following duties:

1. Ongoing development and revision of the Society Webminister’s policies and procedures, as detailed in the Society Webminister Handbook. This work will include solutions for website issues as they develop; observing trends; awareness of potential issues and streamlining webministry policies to provide better service to the SCA.

2. Develop and enforce clear guidelines for local SCA group websites based on the standards found in the Society Webminister’s Handbook.

3. Warranting of kingdom-level Webministers.

4. Supervision of all kingdom-level websites, including proper use of domain names, monitoring content, regular reporting from Kingdom Webministers, and enforcement of the Society Webministry policies and procedures.

5. Acting as a subject matter expert and resource regarding issues related to websites at the kingdom and local levels.

6. Quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Required Qualifications:

* Moderate to expert proficiency in web-related technologies (e.g. HTML, Java, PHP, ASP, web hosting issues, etc.);
* Microsoft Word proficiency;
* The ability to clearly communicate via email, phone, and in written reports; and
* Dependable email access, internet, and phone access.

Desired Qualifications:

* Prior experience as a Webminister in the SCA; and
* Prior experience as an officer at the Kingdom or Baronial level.

Those interested in the position of Society Webminister should submit hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) to the attention of ‘The Board of Directors’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to resumes@sca.org and it@sca.org. The deadline for applications August 1, 2019.

If you wish to send a comment, please use the subject line “2019 Webminister posting”.

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.

2019-05-28T20:03:31-04:00May 28th, 2019|Position Opening, Society Announcements|

Passing of Society Webminister

Members of The Society:

I have some sad news to share with you all.

We have recently learned of the passing of the Society Webminister, Lord Markus der Jäger (Uwe M. Donaldson).

Uwe was a long time, extremely dedicated member of the Society, and held a variety of offices before taking the office of Society Webminister.

Although his tenure was short, it was extremely fruitful. His zest for the role and his work in helping the Society was clear and earnest.

Thank you, sir. You will be sorely missed.

In service,

Aaron Palomides of Buckminster (mka Aaron Rusty Lloyd)
VP, Information Technology, SCA 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.

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.

2019-05-28T11:58:03-04:00May 28th, 2019|Society Announcements|

Applications for Peerage Committee – Deadline May 24, 2019

The Board of Directors is accepting applications from participants interested in being a part of the Peerage Committee. We are looking to expand the committee to represent as many Kingdoms as possible. Currently, the committee has representatives from West, East, Middle, and Ealdormere.

The mandate/scope of the committee is to gather data and study the possibility of the creation of new Peerage Orders within the Society, in order to assist the Board with its decision-making process.

Applicants should be broadly familiar with all aspects of SCA culture and represent a diversity of opinions/backgrounds.  They must be willing to work collaboratively with the existing Committee and the Board of Directors.  Experience in conducting and analyzing surveys and polls is useful, but not a prerequisite.

The Committee currently conducts a monthly conference call, as well as pursuing work outside the meetings.

Applicants should direct a resume and a letter of application to resumes@sca.org.  Deadline for applications is May 24, 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.

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.

2019-05-02T16:57:47-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Society Announcements|

New Insurance Ordering Instructions and Equestrian Insurance and Facts for Events

Insurance Ordering Instructions and Equestrian Insurance and Facts have been revised and can be found at the following links:

Insurance Ordering Instructions: https://sca.org/docs/pdf/insurancecert.pdf

Equestrian Insurance Fact Sheet: https://sca.org/docs/pdf/AboutEquestrianInsurance.pdf

Please note that these are new editions, with revisions to the requirements.

DO NOT post these documents on any Kingdom/Local websites, as they are managed solely by our Corporate office and can change rapidly.

They are also always available from the Kingdom Seneschals and from The Corporate office.

If you have any questions please email Renee Signorotti at renee@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.

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.

2019-04-11T10:48:47-04:00April 11th, 2019|Society Announcements|

People on the Move Announcement – Interim SCA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

The Board of Directors would like to announce the appointment of Gigi Coulson, M.S. (Giata Magdalena Alberti, OL ) as Interim SCA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.  Ms. Coulson is an interdisciplinary sociologist and biologist with experience in both qualitative and quantitative social assessments, environmental impact statements, and diversity initiatives, among other things.  Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti is a late 15th-century Florentine living in Venice. whose hobbies include working on her herbal experiments, occasional hawking, mediating contests of skill and chance.   Ms. Coulson will hold the position until an official placement can be determined and may be contacted via Equity@sca.org.

Applications for official term placement for this position will be accepted until April 1, 2019.  For more information on how to apply, please go to https://sca.org/officers/openings.html

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.

2019-01-23T10:30:08-05:00January 23rd, 2019|BOD Announcements, Society Announcements|

Job Opening – Society Chatelaine

The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Society Chatelaine.

The Society Chatelaine is the officer responsible for training, advising and coordinating public outreach, newcomer acquisition, acclimation and retention for the SCA. This officer is currently a deputy to the Society Seneschal. Duties include:

  • Coordinating and monitoring the efforts of kingdom chatelaines/hospitallers
  • Developing and maintaining materials for recruitment, newcomer orientation and retention, and local officer training.
  • Maintaining a knowledge base for SCA demos, as well as monitoring compliance with the SCA demo policy/guidelines document.
  • Work closely with other Society-level officers to create, implement, and monitor Society-wide marketing efforts aimed at new member acquisition and member retention.
  • Performing other duties assigned by the Board or Society Seneschal as directed.

Successful candidates for this position must have demonstrated leadership skills, problem-solving expertise, and experience with project management.  A basic understanding of membership marketing principles and chapter development is strongly suggested.

Applicants should be able to travel to other Kingdoms as necessary and have easy access to phone, mail, and reliable e-mail. An applicant must be a paid member of the Society and must be able to meet quarterly reporting deadlines in a timely manner.

This position presents the opportunity to help preserve the rich traditions of the Society and assure its future by assisting in recruiting and retaining newcomers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help introduce people to this game and will have long term, positive impact on thousands of participants across the world.

As the SCA is the largest historic recreation organization in the world, with a membership of over 30,000 across the globe, the successful candidate will be assuming a role which not only offers the opportunity to grow the SCA, but to obtain significant professional experience, despite it being an unpaid position.

Chatelaine will begin working with the outgoing Chatelaine in April 2019, in preparation for taking over the position in July 2019.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jennifer Krochmal, Society Chatelaine via e-mail at chatelaine@sca.org.

Résumés, including SCA offices held and awards received, must be sent via email to resumes@sca.org. Résumés must be received by March 15, 2019.

If you choose to send in comments, please use the subject “Society Chatelaine Position Feedback”

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.

2019-01-21T18:02:38-05:00January 21st, 2019|Society Announcements, Society Chatelaine News|

Job Announcement – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.  This is a volunteer position reporting to the President of the SCA.  The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer is responsible for recognizing, creating, and implementing plans to promote diversity and inclusion to create an atmosphere where all people feel welcome and valued.  A significant part of the role is promoting and offering Board approved officer training programs to enhance understanding of inclusion issues.

Your responsibilities as the Diversity and Inclusion Officer will include:

  • Researching and advising the board on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
  • Suggest policies relating to diversity, inclusion, and corresponding affected areas.
  • Identifying external trends and recognizing best practices which will increase diversity in our membership.
  • Work with officers of the SCA to improve our diversity and inclusion practices
  • Prepare diversity, equity, and inclusion training for officers.
  • Review the organizations policies and procedures to ensure that these are inclusive.

Requirements for this position:

  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
  • Some policy development experience.
  • Dependable email and phone access.
  • Strong communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with the operating documents of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
  • Some social media experience.

Applicants must be paid members of the Society; be prepared to submit to an SCA background check; and be able to travel to board meetings as approved by the board.

Hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) must be sent to the attention of ‘The Board of Directors’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789.  Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to resumes@sca.org by April 1, 2019.

If you choose to send in comments, please use the subject “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Position Feedback”

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.

2019-01-19T18:53:24-05:00January 19th, 2019|Society Announcements|

2019 Peerage Committee Survey – Withdrawn

Effective immediately, the Board of Directors and the Peerage Committee is withdrawing the Peerage Survey published on December 28, 2018.

A number of issues have been identified with this survey related to privacy regulations in various countries and the collection of identifying data. It is clear that the Committee’s attempt to construct a neutral and unbiased survey has been unsuccessful. It has instead caused offense and dissension, and for this, we apologize. Please note all member information gathered will be erased.

Please note that the survey was not sponsored in any way by the East Kingdom.

The Board and Committee thanks all participants for its constructive criticism and suggestions. Should you have any further comments or feedback, please email peerage@sca.org and sca-comments@lists.sca.org.

If you choose to send in comments, please use the subject “Peerage Committee Feedback

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.
2019-01-02T09:55:55-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Society Announcements|

2019 Peerage Committee Survey

On behalf of the SCA Board of Directors, the Peerage Committee would like to solicit the opinions of all members of the Society in the following survey to gauge post-implementation views within the Society of the addition of the Order of Defense, as well as to understand the appetite for a future martial peerage or peerages for activities such as archery, thrown weapons, equestrian, and siege engines.

The last survey of this type, the SCA Census, was conducted over 10 years ago.  Much has changed within the Society in the years since that survey, and the Board cannot assume the data from the Census still reflects the opinions of members, particularly following the implementation of the Order of Defense.

The purpose of this survey is to understand if and how opinions have changed since the Order of Defense was introduced as a Peerage order, as well as to understand the lessons learned during that implementation.  The Board also recognizes that there has been much discussion by the membership since the implementation of the Order of Defense regarding extending recognition to other activities currently not covered by a martial skill-based peerage, including (but not limited to) archery, thrown weapons, equestrian activities, and siege engines.  This survey is a prelude to any future discussion by the Board regarding additional peerage Order(s).

By completing this survey, you will help the Board to collect fresh data regarding attitudes towards existing and potential Peerage orders, and to progress the discussion of these topics.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Deadline for completion of this survey is January 28th, 2019. The Survey is now live at :

 (link removed 31/01/2018)

If you wish to re-take the survey to change your responses should your opinions change you may retake the survey but be aware that taking the survey again will negate your previous survey in its entirety. Please fill the survey out again fully.

-In Service

The Peerage Committee.

If you send comments, please use the subject line “2019 Peerage Committee Survey“.

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.
2019-01-02T00:06:34-05:00December 28th, 2018|Society Announcements|

Amazon Smile Program Update

This is to notify you that Society for Creative Anachronism has been issued a $1,030.14 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between July 1 and September 30, 2018.

Thanks to our customers shopping at smile.amazon.com, AmazonSmile has donated over $100 million to charities around the world! To celebrate, now through Nov 2, we’re donating 5%, ten times our usual rate, on all eligible smile.amazon.com purchases.

2018-11-01T11:28:01-04:00November 1st, 2018|Society Announcements|

Accident at Event

On Saturday, October 6, a brother in arms to many of us lost his life in the pursuit of our game. The Society’s Equestrian Marshal, Master Terafan Greydragon, died while competing in an equestrian game at an SCA event in Kentucky. The Society is investigating the matter and is fully cooperating with the authorities. The Society Marshal is conducting an investigation to determine what might have led up to the accident, and what specific measures should be taken to ensure that this does not occur again. Upon the completion of our investigation, the SCA will make the results available to the public. We have reached out to Terafan’s family to express our support for them at this moment of loss. We ask that Terafan and his family be held in your hearts.

Society Marshal – Alan Gravesend, Society Marshal

2018-10-07T22:47:48-04:00October 7th, 2018|Society Announcements, Society Marshal|

Listserv and Email Issues – Resolved

Greetings!

We wanted to let you all know that SCA.org email and emails services such as listserv have now been resolved.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Should you have any questions please direct them to it@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. 

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.

2018-08-11T16:43:55-04:00August 11th, 2018|Society Announcements|

Listserv Issues and Email

Greetings!

We wanted to let you all know that SCA.org email and emails services have now been moved to a new server; however, with every move comes some issues. Currently the issue is with our listserv.

Until we are able to resolve this issue, when sending to a specific list ie directors, comments, etc, please also send directly to the director/corporate officer that your email applies to. This practice will ensure your message has been received.

We hoping this issue is resolved within the 1-2 weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will advise when the issue has been resolved.

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. 

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.

 

2018-08-07T11:33:26-04:00August 7th, 2018|Society Announcements|

Call for Applicants – Deputy Society Marshal for Youth Combat

The Deputy Society Marshal for Youth Combat serves as the subject matter specialist and adviser to the Society Marshal for the disciplines of Youth Armored Combat and Youth Rapier Combat.
The DSM Youth Combat shall:
  1. Report to the Society Marshal quarterly.
  2. May, with the concurrence of the Society Marshal, appoint such assistants as prove necessary.
  3. Advise the Society Marshal on necessary rule changes, interpretations and issue clarification for the Youth Martial Handbook and other SCA policies as they apply to youth martial activities.
  4. Communicate with the responsible officers of each kingdom which have established Youth  Armored Combat and/or a Youth Rapier Combat programs to ensure the flow of information on policies and developments in their areas of responsibility.
  5. Communicate with other Society officers as necessary.
  6. Complete such other duties as assigned by the Society Marshal.
Candidates should be experienced in marshaling either Youth Armored Combat or Youth Rapier (If selected, you may appoint a special deputy for the discipline you are least familiar with).The successful candidate must be well versed in administrative techniques, problem solving, and interpersonal communications. Knowledge of marshallate policy, rules, and procedures is essential.
Deadline for applications is August 31, 2018.
Applications are to be sent to  Master Alan Gravesend, Society Marshal (marshal@sca.org) and Master Nyilas Kazmer (youthcombat@sca.org) .
 
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036You 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. 

2018-07-23T13:30:28-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Society Announcements|

People on the Move – Dan Watson (Bartholomew Hightower)

People on the Move – Dan Watson (Bartholomew Hightower)

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dan Watson (Bartholomew Hightower) as Director-Elect for Seat F for the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Mr. Watson is an associate professor in Computer Science at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.  Bartholomew Hightower is a Knight from the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Mr. Watson will take his seat at the conclusion of the October 2018 quarterly meeting.

The Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. establishes the rules of the Society’s historical recreation activities and minimum administrative requirements for officers and branches. It is the final arbiter of the interpretations of these rules as made by the officers of the Society. Members of the SCA Board of Directors serve three-and-a-half year terms. Candidates for the Board are nominated by SCA members and participants. For more information on this process please contact Leslie Luther-Fulton at  recruiting at 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.

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.

2018-06-07T15:07:22-04:00June 7th, 2018|BOD Announcements, Society Announcements|

People on the Move – Communications Officer

People on the Move – Communications Officer

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Kelly Magill (Heather Shea) as Communications Officer for the Society for Creative Anachronism.  Kelly Magill is the a Web Developer/ Human Resources Manager for North Bay Computer Services in Ontario, Canada.   Heather Shea is a former Kingdom Seneschal for the Kingdom of Ealdormere and will be working under the direction of the Society President.

The Communications Officer assists the President with the planning and execution of a variety of communications initiatives for both internal and external audiences.  This position is responsible for writing, reviewing and editing media releases, newsletter stories, web content and other communications, as well as fact finding and verification for same.

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.

2018-06-07T11:07:10-04:00June 7th, 2018|BOD Announcements, President Announcements, Society Announcements|

Call for Applicants – Society Communications Officer

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Board Communications Officer, which will be a 3-year warranted term of service. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for external and internal communications from the Board of Directors and Corporate Officers.
Key Responsibilities

* Create and curate posts, press releases, and official announcements from the SCA Board of Directors and the its officers.
* Ensure the consistency of messaging internally and externally.

Qualifications

* Experience in communications in an organization; nonprofit a plus.
* Proficient in WordPress and some knowledge of HTML preferred.
* Copywriting and editing ability.
* Expertise with social media and networking sites.

Candidate Profile

* A passion for, and commitment to, effective communication within the SCA.
* Organized, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize multiple projects.
* Outgoing, energetic, and accepting personality.
* Internet/Telephone access

Applicants must be paid members of the Society and able to travel to board meetings as requested by the Board.

Hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) must be sent to the attention of ‘Communications Officer’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to resumes@sca.org.

The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2018.

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.

2018-01-28T12:19:55-05:00January 28th, 2018|BOD Announcements, Society Announcements|
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