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.

Comments sought on nomination for SCA Ltd board membership

Paidin MacLorkan, SCA Ltd Secretary, is seeking comments on nominees to the Board of Directors of SCA Ltd.

Board of Directors Nominees Request Notice

Kelly Magill, Communications and Content Deputy for the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, reports that the SCA is seeking nominees for the BoD.

SCA Director-Elect Selected

The SCA Board of Directors would like to announce that David Keen / Master David of Caithness has agreed to accept the position of Director-Elect. Mr. Keen/Master David hails from the Kingdom of Caid. He will be replacing Director Mark Faulcon, whose term ends at the close of business at the October 2013 quarterly meeting.

Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (APEC)

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 and thrust combat in the SCA.

Lord Miles Warde joins SCANZ Committee

Melissa Muckart, Chair, SCANZ, reports that Dillon Burke (Lord Miles Warde) has been chosen to join the SCANZ Committee.

New insurance FAQ updates for SCA Ltd. (Australia)

Tiffany Brown, Chair, SCA Ltd., has posted updates on the SCA Ltd. Insurance FAQ (frequently asked questions) on the Lochac Announce list.

SCA Ltd director changes

The Board of Directors of the SCA Ltd (Australia) has announced changes to officer positions.

Third Quarter 2013 Board Meeting

The Board of Directors would like to remind the membership that the Third Quarter 2013 Board Meeting will take place in the West Kingdom on July 13, 2013. 

New Zealand Membership Services Website

Melissa Muckart, Acting Chair SCA (NZ) Inc., reports that a new website is now online for Membership Services in New Zealand.

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

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.