Sending proposed changes to Corpora out for commentary is part of the required process for changes to our governing documents. Proposed changes are not a ‘done deal’ at that point in the process, commentary is necessary for the BoD to be able to make the most appropriate decision for our organization. After the commentary period is over, the BoD has to decide whether to (i) approve the proposed change, (ii) submit alternate wording for commentary, or (iii) reject the proposed change. It takes a unanimous decision by the BoD to approve a proposed change to the Bylaws of the SCA and a two-thirds majority to approve a proposed change to Corpora or to the SCA’s Corporate Policies. Given that Directors represent multiple kingdoms, diverse SCA activities, differing levels of SCA experience, and decidedly individualized opinions, achieving a unanimous decision or even a two-thirds majority is not easily done. We want to thank everyone who has submitted commentary in the last few months on current topics – the response has been much more substantial than in the past, and we greatly appreciate it.
Not even any coffee yet.
I may lay down for a quick bit, then get to work.
Buncha stuff to the for the paper.
A couple of resumes for folks.
Cover letter for my wife.
Maybe some general writing.
Good think I love to write.
Some photos to do.
Bills to do.
"Day off, eh?"
I am more active on facebook as Bill Toscano, and I keep trying to kick-start G+.
Working as a reporter/editor in upstate New York and hoping for some positive life changes.
I am also looking for new groups/folks to read.
I have a cunning plan!
Here is the first draft of a Pennsic class.
It will be taught from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.on the middle Saturday in East Kingdom Royal, but is part of Pennsic University and open to all.
I will probably reprise it on the middle Monday.
I would love to get some ideas about what to discuss in the class and some semi-commitment from peers who might coem visit, especially non-Eastern and royal peers.
SCA 102: Two hours. The first hour of this class will discuss topics such as awards, titles, officer positions and other items of interest to those who have a small amount of SCA experience. (Note: Brand-new folks are also welcome to attend). The second hour will discuss the peerages and how to combat "peer fear." We hope to have a number of peers, both Eastern and from other kingdoms, on hand to talk to participants and share their newcomer experience.
I wanted to make sure no one missed the following:
1. Prince Ajax of the Mists has accepted the offer of elevation to the Order of Chivalry. His ceremony will be at Pennsic.
2. Duchess Kaye of Calontir will be elevated to the Order of the Chivalry. I do not have a date.
3. Don Fergus McRae and the Laurel we all know as Vairavi will become baron and baroness of Carolingia in May.
4. Svan of Anglespur is now Mistress Svan and is a member of the Order of the Pelican.
I love this game.
Here are some immediate reactions to the new alliances at Pennsic.
First of all, it's a creative, bold idea, and I think it will revitalize the war. Things had gotten into a rut.
Personally, I think it's great that we get to ally with the Midrealm, plan with them, fight with them and drink with them. For two long, fighters in the East have been told to dislike the Midrealm and beat Midrealmers at Pennsic. This will bind the kingdoms better.
I do not fear losing friendships with Atlantia and Aethelmearc, which were once part of the East. Those relationships are solid.
In terms of fighting and war points -- assuming those are in the plan -- it's all going to come down to additional allies. Ealdormere and Ansteorra will be among the keys. They tend to bring good, solid armies. In the past, Calontir has allied with Ansteorra by treaty. How about if Bloodguard is fighting behind the Calon Shield Wall? Norhshield will also carry some importance, and it will be interesting to see where the other kingdoms go.
In fencing, I feel even more strong that Ansteorra can change the tide. I hope they do fencing as they have been -- two mass battles and a champions' battle.
Ok, now to think some more.
What do you think?
Pennsic XLI is going to be different from any Pennsic before it.
For the first time, the traditional opponents, the East Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom, will be fighting as allies, against Aethelmearc, in whose lands Pennsic lies, and Atlantia.
The alliances were announced at courts in the four kingdoms' on Saturday, Jan. 7.
At East Kingdom Twelfth Night in the Barony of Carillion, Prince Kenric announced the alliance, as did Prince Savaric at the Midrealm's 12th Night in the Barony of Northwoods. Both men will be sitting the throne for the first time.
Prince Bryan and Princess Brianna of Atlantia made their announcement the at Winter Ball in their Barony of Bright Hills. Andreas Morgan, prince of Aethelmearc, made his announcement at 12th Night in the Shire of Sylvan Glens. He, like the prince and princess of the Midrealm and the East, will be on the throne for the first time. Prince Bryan has reigned before.
Pennsic has traditionally, for the last four decades, been a war between the East and the Middle with the other kingdoms allying on either sides. Some kingdoms do have treaties or agreements on who they will fight alongside at Pennsic. The announcements of the sides is a major part of Opening Ceremonies, even though most of the decisions have been agreed upon by them.
Details of the war points and battles have not yet been announced. Additional alliances have not been announced either.
Pennsic will take place from July 27 to August 12, 2012, at Cooper's Lake Campground in Pennsylvania.