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SCA President's Report for April 28, 2012

This is the President's report of the actions taken at the SCA, Inc.'s and its subsidiaries most recent Board of Directors meetings, held April 28, 2012, in the Kingdom of Caid.

Nominees sought for SCA Ltd. Board

Master Kilic ibn Sungur ibn al-Kazganci al-Turhani, Chairman of the SCA Ltd. (Australia), has announced that the SCA Ltd Board has a need to fill three Board vacancies.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2012.

iBards: For the Dream! - A Bardic Fundraiser

Are you looking for wonderful SCA entertaiment for your summer event driving? Look no further than "For The Dream! - A Bardic Fundraiser".

Social media use in newsletters

The Society Chronicler, Countess Honor of Restormel, has announced the current policy on the use of spcial media webpages in newsletters.

Position Opening: SCA Inc. Corporate Treasurer

The Board of Directors is accepting applications for the position of Corporate Treasurer. This is a part-time, stipend position, which requires approximately 5-10 hours per week except when finalizing the yearly budget.

Position Opening: President, SCA. Inc.

Thomas W. Hughes, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that the SCA Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc.

SCAdians compete in the "Olympics for armored combat"

Bill Woodbury and Simon Rohrich, of the Tempe, Arizona area, are off to represent the United States in international competition. No, it's not the Olympics, but the Battle of Nations, the world championship of armored combat held in Poland. Mike Sakal of the East Valley Tribune has the story.

"CPAPs at Pennsic" updated for 2012

Master Phillip the Pilgrim has updated his article on powering CPAP machines and other medical devices at Pennsic-style camping events with new content and pictures.

Wiki for time travelers

Morgan reports that Mistress Eithni has created a new wiki for travel recommendations targeting the historically minded. The wiki includes travel tips, discussions, and a page for photos and videos.

USA Competing for first time in the Battle of the Nations

Armored combatants from 12 countries have travelled to Poland to take part in the Battle of Nations competition.

Board Responds to Comments on Same-Gender Consort Proposal

Should entrants in Royal Lists be allowed to fight for a consort of the same gender? Going to the heart of one of the most visible and celebrated institutions in the Society, this question has proved to be a matter of great moment for members of the Society's governing body, as well as for the membership at large.

Happy Birthday to the SCA!

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, offers birthday contratulations to the membership of the SCA, which was founded on this date in 1966.

From the Grand Council Chair: Volunteers Sought

Saito Takauji, Vice Chairman of the Grand Council, says the Council is actively seeking volunteers to serve. Applications for the term beginning in June 2012 must be received prior to May 15.

[ART] Newcomer's Event

We invite you to come join The Barony of Arn Hold as we welcome newcomers to an event geared toward learning about the SCA. Don't think this is JUST for newcomers! We are sure ANYONE from our newest member to the "old hats" can find something new to learn about the Society.

Feedback from the Board of Directors' Meet-and-Greet Sessions

The Board of Directors has published an open letter addressing questions and comments received recently, including at several Meet-and-Greet sessions held at major events.

Gulf Wars pics from Thursday

Ursus of Anglesey has posted over 400 photos from Thursday at Gulf Wars.

Society Seasonal Archery Challenge

Baron Bjorn Hrafnsson, Artemisia Kingdom Archer General, reports that the SCA will sponsor a series of archery shoots open to all archers of the Known World.

Bardic works available on YouTube

Shava from Northshield has added 90 more video recordings of SCA bardic performances to her extensive YouTube channel, which now has over 500 videos. The performances include works from multiple kingdoms and many venues.

April 2012 Kingdom Newsletters are available

The Member Services Office at SCA corporate headquarters announces the online availability of April 2012 kingdom newsletters.

Donations needed for SCA fundraiser at Pennsic

Mistress Carolyne de LaPointe and Master Julien de LaPointe have announced that the Kingdom of the East will hold a "fundraising auction to benefit the Society at large" at the upcoming Pennsic War. Donations are needed.

H&R Block offers donation program to SCA for new customers

Thomas W. Hughes, President of the SCA Inc., has announced that H & R Block, a major income tax preparation firm in the U.S., has agreed to make a donation to the SCA Inc. for each new customer who has the company prepare their tax return this year.

New web magazine for SCA poetry and fiction

In conjunction with the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr's last annual winter event, Boar's Head, Dame Merouda Pendray ran an A&S contest that included a competition for written works. The judging is completed, the webzine online, and the winners announced.

Board of Directors seeks comments on Director nominees

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has published the current list of nominees. Per standard policy, members of the populace are invited to comment on any nominee or to offer other names for consideration.

Comments sought as SCA Inc. proposes creation of Recruitment and Retention Officer

The Board of Directors proposes the following changes to Corpora to establish the position of Recruitment and Retention Officer (formally known variously as Chatelaine, Hospitaller, and Gold Key Officers) as a Society Level Office with associated Great Officer positions at the kingdom level.  The deadline for comments from the membership regarding this subject is no later than August 1, 2012.

The SCA in Comicland

A February 2012 storyline of the online comic Least I could Do, by Ryan Sohmer and and Lar Desouza, deals with couple relationships - and the SCA. PG-13.

Position Announcement: Society Exchequer

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Exchequer. This position reports to the SCA Corporate Treasurer.

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SCA Forms Potential Fourth Peerage Exploratory Committee

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has announced that the Board will form a committee to consider establishing a fourth SCA peerage for Rapier and Cut-and-Thrust Combat.

SCA Electronic Newsletter Website Online

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, posted an announcement frm the Society Publications Manager that the electronic newsletter facility is now online.

Resources for Youth Activities

This web site is a resourcs for ideas when running youth activities. Included are class handouts, SCA/Medieval themed coloring books, and links to web articles and otehr helpful resources.  There is also a SCA coloring/activity book that teaches children about peerages in the SCA.