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

 

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: