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The Society Social Media Officer is seeking a Deputy Social Media Officer for Facebook / Emergency Deputy. This position will require 5-10 hours per week researching and generating content for our official Facebook Page, including links, news items, status updates, photos, and shareable content. The Deputy for Facebook will work with the Facebook content and moderator team, will serve as a collaboration lead for the other Platform Deputies, and will also serve as an emergency deputy for the Social Media Officer.
The ideal candidate has excellent written communication skills, excels in creative thinking and content creation, and has a comprehensive understanding of the guidelines set forth in the Social Media Policy.
Applications are being accepted through Friday, December 6.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Filed under: Official Notices, Tidings Tagged: Deputy, social media, Society
The following article was written by Her Majesty Avelina to answer questions about the awards process. It is the first in a series of informative articles the Gazette will be running.
In this article, I hope to explain how the awards process works in the East Kingdom (as of November 2013). Two kinds of awards are given, polling awards and non-polling awards, and they’re handled slightly differently. For a polling award, the royalty consults the relevant order about the candidates who has been recommended.
How to Send in a Recommendation
The Royalty take all of the polling award recommendations and put together polls that the Companions of the Orders (Maunche, Silver Crescent, Tyger’s Combattant, Golden Rapier, Sagittarius, Chivalry, Laurel and Pelican) receive to consider the candidates for each Order. The Polls are open to the Companions for somewhere between 3 and 6 weeks. This allows the Companions to discuss the candidates and learn more about them.
Once the polls close, the webminister sends the results to the Royalty to review. They consider the advice of the Companions carefully and make Their decisions. Once the decisions have been made, the information is sent to the Royal Secretary to schedule the awards (if there is someone on staff to do that) and to the Tyger Clerk of the Signet to get a scroll assigned.
How Will You Know What Happened?
Filed under: Court
The following account was provided by Lady Bronwen Rose of Greyling…
The St. Eligius Celebration of the Arts and Sciences was held on Saturday, November 16th in the barony of Dragonship Haven, Meriden, CT. The Competition format was unusual with each entrant choosing to join a group based on their experience level. Entrants with similar experience scored and were scored by each other face-to-face discussions. Mistress Renye Wurm undertook to orient the 15 entrants in the novice group and help them get organized to begin scoring. Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh took up the instruction and support of group of a couple of Artisans. Master Tristan oriented and launched five Experienced Competitors and Mistress Pagan Graeme helped the Laurels & masters group. Volunteer scorers were also recruited to be sure all entrants in all competitions had at least 3 scorers. His majesty, King Kenric, spoke with all the entrants in the Medieval Moment contest and selected a winner. Several gentles displayed beautiful arrows, drawn thread work, period ceramics, lady’s garb, enamels, dyed yarns etc.
Lady Cassandra de Matisse of Settmour Swamp preparied and presented a delicious, imaginative, and generous dayboard with the able assistance of Baron Janos from Bakhail, I think. A great deal of preparation and forethought went into her curing of pork to create the prosciutto over the last 2 months and smoking chicken to make the the scappi comfit. Diners could feel and taste the love in her home made quark (a soft cheese), her roasted fennel and her delicious spaetzle. And they made pretzels from scratch on site. Oh my!
Meanwhile, under the able direction of Jean Michel leVode, a busy and hard-fought fencing tourney was underway in the beautiful fall weather with all due ceremony and lightning moves.
After an absorbing afternoon, competitors were released from their examinations and the tabulation was completed.
A dessert buffet was opened in celebration of the Barony of Dragonship Haven’s birthday featuring pastries and confections contributed by many people.
The court of King Kenric gathered and the winners of the competitions were announced. In the St. Eligius Competition:
In the focused contests that were scored concurrently:
Prizes were embellished belt pouches of grey or blue suede & black leather belts with enamelled tips. They were made by Kataryn Mercer (Kit), Maria, Lady Isabel de Rois, and Brose (all of DSH) along with Mistress Annara, Mistress Ana Ilevna, and Mistress Damiana of Barony Beyond the Mountain–doughty leatherworkers all. Belt tips were decorated with champleve’ enamel, with enameling by Master Joseph of the Red Griffin, Mistress Renye Wurm , Brose and Master Tristan de Worrell.
Lady Bronwen Rose of Greyling (called Brose) was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent and a beautiful silver/garnet/brass emblem was made by Master Tristan with a cool, glittery scroll by Brose’s friend, Lady Marti Palotzny of the Shire of Hartshorn-dale.
Jean Michel leVode was awarded Arms with a superb scroll by the esteemed hand of Duchess Katherine Stanhope, so henceforth he is now Lord Jean Michel leVode. Don’t forget it; he has pointy things to remind you.
Master Joseph of the Red Griffin took as his protege’ Lady Cassandra de Matisse of Settmour Swamp.
And the wonderful Lady Isabella d’Allaines le-Comte was inducted into the Order of the Maunche with gorgeous scroll and a spiffy copper tasting-cup bearing an enameled Maunche medallion made by Master Tristan.
Court was dismissed and a delightful day drew to a rapid, organized, and satisfying close.
Photos graciously provided by Lady Katherine O’Brien and Lady Bronwen Rose of Greyling.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Court, Events, Fencing Tagged: Dragonship Haven
In a missive from the Society Webminister, Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranlegh, we received the happy news that the East Kingdom Gazette has been nominated for a William Blackfox Web Award! Not only that, but our nomination has resulted in the creation of a new award category — Best Online Outreach.
Baroness Alesone explains that this new category “is for sites that communicate information on a regular basis to a wide audience. These can be sites that are affiliated with the SCA, but are not official entities of any kingdom.”
The William Blackfox Awards recognize excellence in the work of Chroniclers and newsletter contributors, and were extended in 2007 to recognize SCA Websites. Please visit the Newsletter Awards and Web Awards pages for more information. Anyone may nominate a newsletter or website by messaging the Society Chronicler or Webminister, respectively. Winners of these awards are announced in Tournaments Illuminated and other SCA publications.
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: awards, Blackfox
This year’s joint Bergentall/BBM Yule Celebration will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013, in Barony Beyond the Mountain (New Britain, CT).
Good greetings, one and all! As the days grow cold and the North wind begins it’s relentless pursuit, it’s time to seek the warm welcoming halls of good neighbors and friends. The Barony Beyond the Mountain and our Northern neighbor Bergental, have, once again, combined our efforts to provide such a haven to all who would seek it! We welcome you to our hall for a day of feasting, marshal activities, classes, competitions, entertainment, ceremony, and respite. Merchants are also most welcome!
Our doors will open to the general populace at 9:00AM, but staff and merchants may enter at 7:30AM.
Schedule for the Day:
Weather permitting, there will be prenty of martial activities at Yule:
ARCHERY TOURNAMENT: Bring your bow and arrows. The tournament will consist of a 10 target novelty shoot, ranging from 10 yards out to 75 yards, and a challenge shoot using the standard 20/30/40 yard (Royal Round) roundels and a 60 yard, 48″ roundel. For members of the Barony Beyond The Mountain, this event, will also be for our Baronial Archery Championship. Anyone may compete for the prizes. Those not wanting to compete, are still welcome to use the targets for fun and practice (just don’t turn in a score sheet). Royal Rounds will be available for those who want them. The range will open at 9:00 (or as soon after as possible) with competition beginning at 10:00 (though the novelty portion is open shooting, and the challenge will not be until after lunch, so don’t worry if you are a little late arriving), and will run until noon, with an hour off for lunch, then resume at 1:00, and close at 3:30.
FENCING: Following the open fencing tourney, the Barony Beyond the Mountain will be holding their Baronial Fencing Champion’s Tourney
Site is damp. Beer, wine, mead or champagne ONLY. No spirits or spirit-based cordials are allowed on site.
No smoking on site. Not even in the parking lot. You must go outside the fence to smoke.
No animals are allowed on site except Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (guide dogs, signal dogs, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability).
For directions, reservations and contacts, please see the official event announcement.
Filed under: Archery, Arts and Sciences, Events, Fencing, Heavy List, Local Groups Tagged: BBM, Bergental, Beyond the Mountain, Yule
If you are a Companion of a polled East Kingdom award Order, please note that Their Majesties have just sent out Their second round of recommendations. Polling responses are due by December 17, though replying sooner is encouraged.
Each Royal couple usually runs two sets of pollings, one while they are Prince and Princess, and another early in their reign as King and Queen. This schedule gives Them time to solicit opinions from the members of each Order, make Their decisions, and schedule award presentations and scrolls.
Members of polled Orders can subscribe to discussions and polling distributions at: http://www.eastkingdom.org/PollingLists.html
Filed under: Law and Policy Tagged: awards, pollings