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.

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.

SCA Board Meeting October 25, 2014

Patrick Anderson reports that the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. will meet October 25, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Proposed Corpora Language Change

The SCA Board of Directors seeks commentary on a proposed Corpora language change recommended by the Laurel Sovereign at Arms.

The SCA is now on AmazonSmile

Many of us shop at Amazon for a wide range of products. Did you know that the SCA can benefit from each purchase you make at no additional charge to you?

SCA Audit Team

The State of California is requiring a full financial audit from the SCA. We have contracted with the CPA firm of Boman Accounting Group, Inc. to conduct the audit for the years 2012 and 2013 and report their findings.

New Laurel King of Arms named

Current SCA Laurel King of Arms, Meistari Gabriel Kjotvason, reports that Andrewe Bawldwyn has been named to take over the position as head of the College of Arms.

Committee on SCA Chirurgeonate sought by BoD

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking members for a committee concerning the Chirurgeonate.

From the SCA Ltd Board: Definition of an Event (a clarification)

It has come to the attention of the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd (Australia), that there is still a lot of debate around what an "event" actually is.

Estrella War open positions

The main coordinators for Estrella War XXXI are seeking applicants for the positions of Estrella War Pre-Registration Coordinator and Deputy.

Seeking board members for SCA Ltd

SCA Ltd is again seeking nominations for board members. SCA Ltd is the administrative body that directs and oversees the "out-of-game" activities of the SCA in Australia.

Nesscia inghean Chearnaigh chosen as Silent Heraldry Deputy

The Calontir Falcon Banner reports that the Laurel, Wreath, and Pelican Sovereigns of Arms have chosen a Silent Herald Deputy, a Society-level position created "to encourage and promote the use and equality of Silent Heraldry at all courts and events in which the entire populace attends."

Changes to the SCA Ltd Board (Australia)

Jeff Nicholson, Chair, SCA Ltd. (Australia), reports on changes to the SCA Ltd. Board and the quest for new Board members.

Open position for the Society

Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that Board of Directors is seeking applicants for the position of Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

Announcement re Bullying & Harassment Policy

Tiffany Brown and Melissa Muckart of SCA Ltd Australia and SCANZ Inc New Zealand report that a joint bullying and harassment policy for participating SCA, Inc members is now available online.

SCA Ltd Social Media Policy (Draft)

Sorle Maknicoll, SCA Ltd Webwright, reports that a draft of the Social Media Policy for SCA Ltd. (Australia only) is now available online. Comments are encouraged.

How to Join the SCA Grand Council

Heather Shea (Kelly Magill), Grand Council Chair, reports that the SCA Grand Council is seeking new members.

Q&A with Grand Council

Lady Heather Shea, the Questrix, answers questions about the Grand Council for the East Kingdom Gazette.

April 2014 SCA Board of Directors meeting

Maistresse Alysia Gabrielle de Fougeres of the Barony of Grey Niche reports that the April 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism will take place in Memphis, Tennessee.

Introducing the SCA Youth and Family Achievement Program

From the 2010 SCA Census of the membership one of the key questions was about declining membership - when asked this question the fourth most cited reason was that families were finding it difficult to attend events with children, and that there was nothing for the children to do.

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.

Society Chirurgeonate Request for Comments – Updated FAQ Now Available

On January 18, 2014, the SCA Board of Directors began seeking commentary on a proposal to eliminate the official Office of the Chirurgeonate, and the associated changes to Corpora necessary to accomplish this action. This announcement can be found in its entirety online.

Announcement Regarding the Society Chirurgeonate Request for Comments

The SCA Board of Directors seeks commentary on a proposal to eliminate the official Office of the Chirurgeonate, and the associated changes to Corpora necessary to accomplish this action.

Help wanted to create a new role

The board of SCA Ltd (Australia) is seeking applications for people interested in the new volunteer role of Grants Coordinator for the SCA in Australia.

Seeking Board Members for SCA Ltd. (Australia)

SCA Ltd is again seeking nominations for board members.