Organizational Policies and Politics

Organizational changes of policy or structure, political issues, or other items related to the operation of living history groups, as distinct from the historical periods we study. This topic does NOT include organizations within the historical Middle Ages.

Evolution of SCA Communications Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey designed to gather data to assist in the evolution of communications within the SCA.

ACCEPS Situation Update

The Society Seneschal of the SCA has posted further commentary about the discontinuation of the ACCEPS event registration system.

ACCEPS - No Longer Approved

The Society Seneschal has indicated that the ACCEPS payment system is no longer approved for use by SCA branches, effective at midnight April 18.

New SCA Ltd Board Members

After consideration and commentary, the Board of SCA Ltd (the corporate body in Australia) welcomes two new Board Members for the next three years, commencing at the AGM on Friday, 3 April 2015.

Drachenwald Crowns Permit Same Sex Pair Entry in Their Crown List

On Saturday March 22, 2015, in a surprisingly quick reversal, Their Majesties Macarius and Izabella of Drachenwald changed a decision barring their subjects Hi Lady Hilkka Susinen & Lady Leonet de Covenham from entering their Crown Lists.

Proposed Change to Corpora -- Chirurgeon's Office

The SCA Board of Directors is requesting commentary on a proposal to amend Corpora to close the office of the Chirurgeonate.

SCA Board of Directors - Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors of the Society for Crative Anachronism has announced the location and time of the next BoD meeting.

Call for Applications - Society Marshal

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachornim, Inc. has announced that it is seeking candidates for the position of Society marshal.

Opinion re: Inclusion of Non-Rattan Fighters into the Chivalry

The Society Seneschal, A.J. Pongratz, has published an Advisory Opinion Regarding the possible inclusion of non-rattan righters into the Order of the Chivalry.

Creation of the Order of Defense

Due to the large amount of information surrounding the additional peerage for rapier and cut and thrust, the Board of Directors decided to participate in a conference call on February 2, 2015.

Society Archivist - Address Change

The Society Archivist has a new postal address, according to an official notice from Corporate.

SCA BoD February 2, 2015 Conference Call

Due to the large amount of information surrounding the additional peerage matter, the Board of Directors has decided to participate in a conference call on February 2, 2015. 

Land procedure changes for Pennsic this year.

There will be significant changes to Pennsic Land procedures for Pennsic War 44, including new "early in" and block seniority rules.

Call for Applicants - Society Chronicler

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Chronicler. The Interim Society Chronicler’s warrant ends in August 2015. In order to ensure a smooth transition, applications for the position of Society Chronicler are now being accepted.

Resignation of the Society Chirurgeon

At the Jan 2015 quarterly board meeting, the board accepted the resignation of the Society Chirurgeon, and directed the President to handle the responsibilities of that office until further notice.

Attention unto the Known World: Rejoice!

On LinkedIn, Landinn de Marest (Kristen Fife), reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachornism, Inc. has approved the creation of a new kingdom.

Proposed Corpora Change Results - 4th Peerage

At the January 17, 2015 Board of Directors meeting in Milpitas, CA, the Board voted against revising Corpora to establish a rapier peerage.

First Quarter 2015 Board Meeting

The Board of Directors would like to remind the membership that the First Quarter 2015 Board Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, January 17, 2015.

SCA Inc. discontinues Known World Mail

Effective February 1, 2015, the SCA is discontinuing its Known World Mail, a hosted mail service previously offered to SCA members.

SCA Membership & Marketplace Now Open

In an announcement from the SCA Board of Directors, it was reported that Membership and Marketplace portals are now open.

APEC Proposal - Commentary Being Accepted

Currently open for commentary is a proposal by the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) for a new Rapier Peerage.

SCA Board Meeting Schedule - 2015 and 2016

The Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism has announced its meeting schedule for 2015-2016.

Notice from SCANZ & SCA Ltd regarding Bullying and Harassment Policy feedback

The members of the SCANZ Committee and SCA, Ltd Board remind citizens of the Kingdom of Lochac that feedback on the kingdom's Bullying & Harassment Policy closes on 1 December, 2014.

SCA BoD seeking Director nominees

Lisa Czudnochowsky, Director, SCA Inc. and Ombudsman for Board Recruiting reports that the SCA Board of Directors is seeking nominees.

APEC - Proposed Corpora Change

At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA.

New SCA Membership Website Now Live

The new SCA membership page is now available. The East Kingdom Gazette offers an introduction.

SCA BoD to decide on proposed Rapier Peerage Corpora change in 2015

Don Miklos von Baeker, Baron of Oldenfeld, reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism plans to make a decision on the proposed Rapier Peerage Corpora change in 2015.

THL Yvonne de Plumetot joins SCA Ltd. BoD

Sorle Maknicoll, mka Jeff Nicholson, Secretary, SCA Ltd (Australia), reports that Michele Le Bas, known as THL Yvonne de Plumetot has joined the organization's Board of Directors.

Urgent advice to all Victorian participants and those planning to travel to the State of Victoria (Australia)

Urgent advice to all Victorian SCA participants and those planning to travel to the State of Victoria: Due to changes in the Victorian Control of Weapons Act 1990, effective immediately, a restriction has been placed on members of SCA Ltd in Victoria, who are new members since the 5th of June 2014.

Proposed Corpora Language Change - Corpora VIII.B.4

The SCA Board of Directors seeks commentary on the following proposed Corpora language change.