Deputy Society Seneschal - Event Support Services

The SCA Board of Directors is directing the Society Seneschal to develop and implement a new Deputy Society Seneschal Office and accompanying kingdom level infrastructure to deal with broad-based event support services.

The core activity and a core competency of the Society for Creative Anachronism is holding events - and our event autocrats and event staff are tremendous volunteer resources who typically shoulder the burden for our mutual benefit over and over and over again.

The Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. believes that it is possible for the Society to take steps to reduce some of that burden by providing an ongoing information clearinghouse resource to provide autocrats and event staff with lists of providers of the support services needed to hold and best manage SCA events.

With this initiative coordinated by a Society-level Deputy Seneschal, and information gathered, managed, and supervised at the Kingdom level by deputy Seneschals, the new Office might thus gather, manage, and provide valuable and timely information for those who put together our events and activities.  The new Office will be charged with developing a clearinghouse of event support services like local port-a-john providers, local externally certified SCA first-aid volunteers, local emergency services companies, perhaps even local event sites, etc…  The Office might not only provide a list of providers, but could also provide additional information about those providers — such as if they had been used successfully or unsuccessfully by the SCA in the past, if they provided competitive or uncompetitive rates, basic information about their certifications/licensing (where applicable), etc…

This new Deputy Office will thus be responsible for providing information about the types of services listed above so that they might be made available for events when wanted or needed, along with information about the broader range of services of use to event planning and implementation staff.

The Office will be created as a new Deputy Seneschal position and, like the Deputies of all offices (e.g., the Seneschallate, Marshallate, Office of the Exchequer, Arts & Sciences Office, Herald, etc…) will act to develop and coordinate these resources at a Kingdom-level.

Comments regarding the creation of this new office should be sent to both comments@sca.org and seneschal@sca.org. Comments may also be sent by mail to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

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.