December Activities (Meeting Date Updated)

Next business meeting is December 10th at 11:00am at the MEMEC site .  Bring a chair as the building is getting cleared out so I don’t know if there will be enough chairs

Directions

Shire Yule is is December 30th  12 to 4pm.  Come join us for potluck festivities, Keeper awards, and Viking swap!

Quintavia Yule

 

Matthias

November Business meeting

Hi,

Please join us for the November business meeting  at the Camelot site  (69 village court, berlin, ma)  from 11:00am to 1:00pm

We have officer elections, plus  other shenigans like the shire yule gathering to plan.

For the current elections , Seneschal — Matthias Grunwald Currently running unopposed,

Captain of the Archers, Thrya Eiriksdottir currently running unopposed,

Webmister Perronnelle de Croy currently running unopposed.

TW Marshal is also up, and I have someone I’ve been talking to but that hasn’t fully been sorted out yet, so we’ll likely have special election in the winter to fill that position. Anyone is welcome to run for any position, please send a short letter of intent to seneschal@quintavia.eastkingdom.org and I’ll add you to the list.

Thank you,

Matthias

Writing folks in for awards

The SCA is a volunteer organization and work best when people are recognized for the good work that they do.  The heart of that recognition is the  Kingdom (and baronial) award system.  But for people to be brought to the royals attention they need to be written in.   I was going to post some thoughts on writing people in for awards but it turns out someone has already posted a very comprehensive guide on the eastkingdom wiki.

https://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php?title=Recommending_Someone_for_an_Award

Please check it out if you haven’t done so already.

The awards form can be found here  http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/945932/lang-en  (it is linked on the main page of the EK website).

One tip that I like that isn’t covered in the wiki article is I save all of my award recommendations,  as with any writing style it helps to practice it.  So having an archive of  recommendations to look over when I’m written people in helps make the next one better.

Between the Award of Arms,  AOA level  “silver” awards, grant level awards and peerages, there is a large range of  awards focusing on people’s progression as they put more time and energy and skill in.

The OP database page as a nice listing of the  awards and handy way of searching if some has an award already.

http://op.eastkingdom.org/op.php

Thank you

Matthias

 

October Business meeting

Hello

The next business meeting will be October 8th  from 11 – 1pm in the Camelot Common House. 69 Village court Berlin Ma.  We  will be in the downstairs meeting room this time.   We’ll talk about Yule and whatever other mischief has been dreamt up in the previous month..

As a reminder In November we will have elections for  Seneschal, Webminister, Captain of Archers, and Thrown Weapons Officer.  If you are interested in serving in any of these roles please send me a letter of intent.   I do plan on putting my name in for another term, but always welcome other folks to step forward as well if there is interest.   Please email letters to seneschal@quintavia.eastkingdom.org

The Letter can be a one/two paragraph email on why you like to do with the office.

Finally  business meeting minutes are archived on the site for perusal. See

Business Meeting Minutes Archive

Thank You,

Matthias

 

September Business Meeting

We are at the MEMEC site (130 Elm St. Millbury, MA)  starting at 11:00am.

I’ll bring the donuts for a job well done.

Hope to see you there.

Matthias

Harassment/Bullying Policy

Hello All,

As many of you have seen the Society has created a new Harassment policy  (copied below the line)

Notice of this is still being tweeked, but for now the  statement at the bottom of the post must be posted at every SCA  sponsored  Event, Practice , and Gathering.

Officers (including Autocrats)  please use this form for reporting any incidents.  Please send it to myself and I will make sure it gets reported up the chain.

This information is also the Shire Seneschal page.

Thank you,

Matthias

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Link to the policy:

http://socsen.sca.org/the-sca-harrassment-and-bullying-policy/

The SCA Harassment and Bullying Policy

From the Society Seneschals Handbook:

XXIV. SOCIETY SENESCHAL POLICIES & INTERPRETATIONS

4. Harassment and Bullying
The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups.

Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:
offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual;
the display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner;
photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual;
inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; or retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.
Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman. If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have a responsibility pursuant to the SCA Code of Conduct to come forward and report this behavior to a seneschal, President of the SCA or Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

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The following statement must be posted at gate/troll at every SCA event in a size large enough for people to see it as they enter our events.  This language must likewise be quoted in ALL site handouts at every event a site where a handout is made available.

THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.
Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.
If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

July Business Meeting

Hello All,

Please join us for the Shire monthly meeting  Sunday July 16th at 11:00am.

We at the Camelot Common House location (69 Village Ct, Berlin Ma).

Lots of activities are going on in the Shire, come find out what they are and how to jump in!

Matthias

June Business Meeting

Hello All,

Please join us for the Shire monthly meeting this Sunday at 11:00am.

We are at the MEMEC site in Millbury, and you can find directions here if needed.

The shire is shaping up for a very active fall in terms of events and demo’s come see what all the fuss is about 🙂
Matthias

 

May Buisness meeting

Greetings,
The Shire business meeting for May is Sunday (the 21) in the Mosaic Common House (22 Village Lane) from 11am to 1pm.
See this page for directions. http://mosaic-commons.org/directions

The Shire is very active with upcoming events, practices, moots more! Come see what all the fuss is about!.

Officers please send in a report (seneschal@quintavia.eastkingdom.org) if you or a deputy can’t make it.

Thank you,
Matthias

April Business Meeting

Hi All,

Please come join us for the April Business meeting on Sunday April 9th from 11am to 1pm.

The address is
69 Village Court
Berlin Ma, 01503

Lots of interesting Activities and Events are happening in the Shire, come learn about them and share your input.

Thank you,
Matthias