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

 

stART on the Street Worcester 2017 DEMO!

Once again we’ll be participating in the fun that is stART on the Street in Worcester! This Sunday, September 17th, from 11 AM to 6 PM. (Rain date of 9/24) stART on the Street is a like a live Etsy store with hundreds of local artists/vendors, non-profits, and performers lined up and down Elm Street!

Bring yourself, your projects, your armor, and enjoy a great street fair and talk to folks. Come for a little while or stay all day, it’s up to you! I’d love any fighters our fencers or dancers to come, we have an open demo space as well as a booth. I suggest bringing a chair, you don’t have to wear garb, you do have to want to have fun.

Put either Elm Park or St. Spyradon’s Greek Orthodox Church (located at 102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA)in your GPS to find parking near where we’ll be. I hope to see you there!

Sunday Fencing Has Resumed!

Sunday fencing will resume on this Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 1PM at the Mary Elizabeth McGrath Educational Center in Millbury, MA. Directions are available here. For additional question or information please use the contact form below to contact our Rapier Marshal.

 

 

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.

Business Meeting & Archery Reminder

This month’s business meeting will be held Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 11 AM at Camelot Cohousing Common House located at 69 Village Ct., Berlin, MA.

In addition the weather is looking like it will be in our favor so Archery practice will be held tomorrow at Rozi’s house in Stow and will be running from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Directions are available on the Directions Page.

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

 

Scribal Moot – June 2017

Good morning A&S friends!

Just a friendly reminder that the next scribal moot will be on June 27th at Camelot. Our special guest teach is our very own EK Signet Nataliia!

You may be asking yourself, “Self? Why is Feilinn posting about this so early in the month?”

Fear not, I have the answer! The reason is because there are also two pretty cool and pretty crazy SCA events going on in June that might be of interest to people. A decent amount of local people are making the various trips and they are great opportunities to meet people and learn something new.

The Known World Dance and Music Symposium is June 15-18th in Baltimore (Kingdom of Atlantia) – http://www.kwds.org/

The Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium is June 23-25th in Knoxville (Kingdom of Meridies) – http://kwhss2017.nant-y-derwyddon.com/

For additional information please contact Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir using the form below:

Youth & Teen Events at the Battle of Five Armies

Unto the fair populace of the wondrous Shire of Quintavia do I, Perronnelle de Croy, send greetings!

Youth & Teen in the SCAI write to you on behalf of the younger generations that will be attending the glorious Battle of Five Armies in late August. I will be the Youth & Teen activity and class coordinator and would like to ask for anyone interested in teaching a class or leading an activity or helping in some way, shape or form, to contact me using the form below. If you have an idea but need help fleshing it out, please ask!

To the teens out there: what would you like to see? Learn? Would you like to teach something? I want to hear from you!

For now I have these activities planned:

  • Queen Caoilfhionn’s Service Initiative
  • Treasure Hunt for the younger
  • Family S’mores bar (YUM!)

May 2017 Scribal Moot – White Work

Good morning everyone!

scribal moot White work Just a reminder that the Scribal Moot will be this coming Tuesday May 23rd. Our special guest teacher will be Mistress Eva who will be teaching white work. If you have your own supplies please bring them!

Quintavia Scribal Moot
Camelot Common House
69 Village Ct Berlin, MA
Main Room – 7pm – 9pm

I also have Gun∂ormr’s class handouts if anyone would like a printed copy. I can bring these to the Moot.

-Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir, Minsister of Arts & Sciences