Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cut & Thrust Deputy

Sir Logos has accomplished the tasks requested of him when he took the job of Deputy for Cut & Thrust, and will now be focusing his C&T time on swordplay, not reports.  Thank you for your help and service, Logos!

To fill his shoes, I am now looking for a new Cut & Thrust deputy.
Please send applications to rapier@sca.org and describe:
- how you will communicate with cut & thrust participants in all kingdoms
- how you will bring information about other WMA communities to our discussions
- what you want to accomplish as Cut & Thrust deputy

Mistress Eyrny
Society Rapier Marshal

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Reduced Armour Experiment

The kingdoms of An Tir and Atenveldt have received approval to start a reduced armour experiment.  In this experiment puncture resistant material will be replaced by abrasion resistant material over the body.  It's going to be a year long experiment in 3 phases.  For more details, read the proposal found here.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Latest from the BoD on a peerage for rapier

Please note the part about applicants sending in hard copy resume(s).  It's not clear to me whether people who've already applied need to apply again, but better to err on the side of applying again.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:  <ea@sca.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Subject: [Announcements] Potential New Peerage Exploratory Committee
To: announcements@lists.sca.org


Potential New Peerage Exploratory Committee

Based on input from the Census results, as well as an examination of
the breadth and depth of participation across the Known World and the
unique subculture, ethos, and goals it has developed within the
Society, the Board of Directors intends to explore the possibility of
creating a new peerage to recognize as peers those participants who
meet the general requirements for a patent of arms and who demonstrate
prowess in Rapier / Cut and Thrust Combat. As this would potentially
be the first additional peerage for the SCA in many decades, input and
feedback from the Known World throughout the exploratory process is
essential.

The SCA’s Board of Directors is seeking individuals interested in
participating in an Exploratory Committee focused on developing a set
of options for potential implementation of a new peerage for Rapier
Combat and/or Cut and Thrust Combat. This committee would be
responsible for developing sets of recommendations for heraldry,
regalia, corpora changes and identifying and addressing associated
issues around creating and implementing such a peerage, and would
consist of representatives of the following categories:

· One recognized Rapier Fencer or Rapier Fencing Official
· One recognized C&T Fencer or C&T Fencing Official
· One Fencing Laurel (recognized for Fence)
· One Fencing Pelican (recognized for Fence)
· One Fencing Knight/Master at Arms
· Two Heralds
· One Non-Fencing Pelican
· One Non-Fencing Laurel
· One Non-Fencing Knight/Master at Arms
· One Lady of the Rose
· One expert in Corpora (e.g., Seneschal)
· One SCA Archivist or Historian

Please submit Letters of Intent by July 1st, 2012 and identify to
which of the above categories you are specifically applying. Those
individuals who have expressed interest already via the Comments email
address or the Directors email address will be considered.

Hard copies of resumes (both professional and SCA related, including
offices held and honors) must be sent to the attention of The Board of
Directors, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789.
Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to
peerageexploratorycommittee@sca.org and resumes@sca.org.

The exploration into a new stand-alone Peerage for Rapier / Cut and
Thrust is driven not only by what the Board of Directors perceives to
be a very high level of support across the organization, but also
because it expresses a defined and specific culture that is unique and
separate from chivalric armoured combat, other martial arts, and the
unique and separate cultures of the Arts and Sciences and Service
communities.

The results of this Exploratory Committee, along with comments from
the populace about those results, will then be reviewed by a much
larger and more representative Review Committee. The Review Committee
will be established later by the Board of Directors and will be
comprised of representatives selected by the relevant groups and
organizations within and across the Society (e.g., the Kingdoms,
Peerages, Heralds, Seneschals, Grand Council, Rapier Fencing
Community, and C&T Fencing Community) as a final input into the
process. The Board will be working with those organizations to request
their nominees following the formation of the Exploratory Committee.
The Board welcomes all commentary throughout this exploratory process
from the populace at large. Please send commentary to Comments@sca.org
and include Potential New Peerage in the subject line.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society
for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce
this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and
electronic mailing lists.

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