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.

Proposed Revision to Corpora Section X – Grievances and Sanctions

The SCA’s Board of Directors sent out a request for comments on a proposed revision to Corpora that concerns Grievances and Sanctions.

Australians, the Board wants YOUR help!

Tiffany Brown, m.k.a. Teffania de Tuckerton, Chair, SCA Ltd, requests the aid of members of the SCA in Australia to help with special tasks.

Grand Council Recruiting New Members

Saito Takauji, m.k.a. Matt Parker, Chairman of the Grand Council to the BoD, reports that the Grand Council is looking to add new members.

Equality at Last -- Queen An Tir: “I Am So Proud!”

In the An Tir Crown list processional on Saturday, May 18 XLVII (2013), seven fighters proudly presented their same sex inspirations to the court and fought for them that day upon the fields of honor.

Greetings from the incoming SCA Inc. President

Leslie Vaughn, the incoming President of the SCA Inc., has published an open letter of greeting to the populace, including a farewell letter from outgoing President, Thomas Hughes.

Middle Kingdom law allows same-gender baronial consorts

An amendment to Middle Kingdom law now allows Their Majesties to appoint baronial couples of same or opposite gender, or individuals, as Their Majesties deem "most fit to represent the Royal Presence in the Barony."

Sanctions and Investigations Policies and Processes

The Board of Directors would like to address concerns that have been raised regarding the sanctions process and related documents.

New Lochac Membership Services website announced

Steve Baker, Chair, SCA Ltd, reports that a replacement Membership Services website for the Kingdom of Lochac has been launched.

Shire of Bryngolau advances to full status

At Their Court at Stag's Con, Their Majesties Garick and Jasamine of the Kingdom of the Outlands accepted a petition from the Incipient Shire of Bryngolau to advance to Full Status. Being passed by the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc., the request was granted.

SCA Board allows limited PayPal test

The Board of Directors has granted a  one-time variance to the following Society Financial Policy, Section  XII, B to allow the Barony of Gyldenholt, Caid to test the PayPal system  for accepting credit cards at the Gyldenhold - Calafia Friendship Tournament on March 9, 2013. 

Society Seneschal reports on SCA lawsuit

On the Unofficial SCA Society Seneschal's Announcement Page, SCA Society Seneschal Erik Langhans (Sir Modius von Mergentheim) reports the latest news on the 2009 lawsuit brought against the Society.

SCA Policy on Social Media

The Society Social Media Policy has been approved by the Board of Directors and is now available for download at http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/SCASocialMediaPolicy.pdf.

Proposed Corpora Change Retraction

The Board of Directors has withdrawn a proposal to prohibit a person from being both a competitor and a prospective consort in a Royal List.

Board of Directors changes Corpora IV.B.1 allowing same-gender consorts at discretion of Crown

The Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. has announced a change to the Governing Documents that allows same-gender consorts to be permitted in Royal Lists at the discretion of the Crown of each kingdom. The change is effective immediately.

SCA Announce: APEC Committee Information

The Board of Directors received a request to re-publish the names of the members of the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (APEC), this time including their awards/ranks and their home Kingdoms.

SCA Board of Directors meets in Boston

The third-quarter meeting of the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. took place October 27, 2012 in Boston, MA. A lively article about the meeting is available online at the East Kingdom Gazette.

Deadline for Medial Liaison Applicants Fast Approaching

The SCA Board of Directors is still accepting applicants for the positions of Media Liaison and Society Chirurgeon. The deadline for the former is December 1.

Peerage Exploratory Committee Announcement - Possible Rapier and/or Cut and Thrust Combat Peerage

The Board of Directors seeks to explore the possibility of creating a new Society-wide Peerage to recognize as Peers those participants who meet the general requirements for a Patent of Arms and who demonstrate prowess in Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust Combat.

SCA BoD considers changes to the NMS

The October 29, 2012 blog entry in the East Kingdom Gazette, Baroness Leonete D'Angely discusses proposed changes to the SCA's Non-Member Surcharge. The report resulted from a discussion at the October 27, 2012 Board of Directors meeting in Boston.

SCA Announce: Request for Comment - Competitor-Consort Proposal

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking commentary on proposed changes to Corpora regarding competition in Royal Lists.

SCA Board of Directors Meeting 2012 (Boston, MA)

SCA Board of Directors Meeting 2012 (Boston, MA), Society for Creative Anachronism Corpora October 27, 2012.

Same-Gender Consort Proposal

In continuation of its investigation of the matter of same gender couples competing in Crown list, the Board is continuing its quest to solicit commentary on potential language changes to its governing documents regarding this issue.

Vivant to Barons Giles and Giuseppe

On a beautiful day in June, the Barony of Gyldenholt and the Kingdom of Caid made history: Giles Hill and Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia became the SCA’s first same-gender Coronets. Lord Etienne Le Mons offers his opinion on what this means for the Society at large.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.