Additional to the Policy Announcement

The SCA “Code of Conduct” is mentioned in the new policy and I have had a few questions about what that is. It’s in the Sanctions Guide, section I.C. –

“C. CODE OF CONDUCT It is expected that participants in the SCA shall treat each other with respect and civility and this extends beyond SCA gatherings. Participants expressing themselves in any forum on an issue related to the SCA shall likewise maintain civility and courtesy. When considering sanctions in response to behavior, the sanctioning authority shall consider the extent of the public comment as well as the gravity of injury done to an individual local branch, Kingdom or the SCA. Behavior that is disruptive to the peace and well-being of the SCA is subject to sanction from an expulsion to Revocation of Membership and Denial of Participation (R&D) especially where there is a continuing course of conduct.”

Odriana, Seneschal
Aude Aliquid Dignum

Scriptorium Cancelled

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Scribal Guildmaster.
My apologies for the late notice, but due to a last-minute conflict on the part of the instructor, we must regrettably cancel tomorrow’s Scriptorium. We will re-engage after Pennsic, and we look forward to finding another time for Mistress Graidhne to come and conduct her Scribal Petting Zoo.

New Policy from the Society Seneschal

This is the official Kingdom announcement of this change in Corpora. Please read until the end. There are requirements that involves event Stewards (as well as me).

If you have any questions, please contact Duke Christopher, Æthelmearc Seneschal at his published email address, or through the Æthelmearc website (www.aethelmearc.org).

Odriana, Seneschal


Unto the Glorious Kingdom of Aethelmearc, Greetings from Duke Christopher, Seneschal.

I want to take a moment and make you all aware of a new policy that has been passed down to the Kingdom Seneschals from the Society Seneschal regarding Harassment and Bullying. This policy is now in effect.

The policy may be found here: http://socsen.sca.org/the-sca-harrassment-and-bullying-policy/

Here is the policy as it was passed along to the Kingdom Seneschals from the Society Seneschal:

*The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups.* Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:
offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual; the display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner; photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; or retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying. Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a Seneschal, President of the SCA, or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman. If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have a responsibility pursuant to the SCA Code of Conduct to come forward and report this behavior to a Seneschal, President of the SCA or Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

Additionally, you will begin to see this policy posted in the following manner at events and in site handouts. This statement is taken from the Society Seneschal webpage:

The following statement must be posted at gate/troll at every SCA event in a size large enough for people to see it as they enter our events. This language must likewise be quoted in ALL site handouts at every event a site where a handout is made available.

– THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.

– Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.

– If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a Seneschal,
President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

Please understand that if you are a local Seneschal or an event autocrat, you must make sure that the above policy is adhered to regarding posting of the required signage and verbiage in the site handout.

There is going to be a period of adjustment here and I would hope that common sense prevails in any complaint that may arise as a result of this new policy.

As always, if you have questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact me at the email address listed for me on the Kingdom Webpage.

In Service,

Duke Christopher
Seneschal, Aethelmearc

Publication of Proposed Policy Change

The following policy change has been requested:

A change from:
“II. Officers
A.The Officers of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands are those required by Kingdom Law, the office of the Baron/ess, the Seneschals of the Barony’s nondormant subsidiary groups, and the Webminister. These officers, excluding the office of the Baron/ess, constitute the financial committee of the Barony for the purpose of setting financial policy and approving financial activities. No present or proxied individual may have more than one vote on the financial committee.”

To:
“II. Officers
The Officers of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands are those required by Kingdom Law, the office of the Baron/ess, the Seneschals of the Barony’s nondormant subsidiary groups, and the Webminister. These officers constitute the financial committee of the Barony for the purpose of setting financial policy and approving financial activities. No present or proxied individual may have more than one vote on the financial committee.”

This change would give the Baron/ess a single vote on the Financial Committee. This has historical precedence in our Barony and has been changed back and forth a couple of times.

If you have comments about this proposed policy change that you would like to share, please either comment here or send email to seneschal(at)debatablelands(dot)org.

Meeting Minutes – Officer’s Meeting on 7 June 2017

These are the meeting minutes from the June Officer’s meeting.

There are a couple of things I wished to point out from that meeting:
1. It was suggested at the meeting that we change the name of those meetings to “Business Meeting” going forward. We will be doing so starting with the August meeting.

2. There was a change in policy proposed and that will be officially posted some time this evening.

Debatable Lands Meeting Minutes_20170710

Fencing Practice

Greetings,

There are only 3 more fencing practices left before Pennsic. So join us at our normal site, the Washington Blvd Parklet, at 1 PM loaner gear for both fencing and ut n thrust available.

As a reminder, to fence at Pennsic you need to have your primary authorization completed before you arrive on site.

Jorundr

Fencing Practice This Sunday

Greetings,

This Sunday fencing practice will be starting at 12 PM instead of the usual 1 PM.

We will be having Cut n Thrust this week with multiple marshals so authorizations are possible, there is limited loaner gear available, so if you ever wanted to try Cut n Thrust come on out.

We will also be doing some demonstrations and teaching on cutting techniques with sharp blades, for those interested in learning more about that aspect.

If we get enough attendance this week we will also be running a tournament simulating combat starting suddenly. Both fencers will start with their swords sheathed at their hips and will draw at lay on.

Also as a reminder all fencers wishing to participate in fencing at Pennsic must have their Primary Authorization completed before arriving at War.

Jorundr