Unto the members of the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive do Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth, Laurel Queen of Arms, and Master Pietari Pentipoika, Pelican King of Arms, send greetings.
The July Laurel meeting was held Sunday, July 16, 2000, and considered the following letters of intent: Atenveldt (March 1), Æthelmearc (March 11) (two letters), Caid (March 12), Atlantia (March 13), Outlands (March 15), Lochac (March 19), Middle (March 21), An Tir (March 29), Meridies (March 30), and Ansteorra (March 30). The July Pelican meeting was held Sunday, July 23, 2000.
The August Laurel meeting was held Sunday, August 5, 2000, and considered the following letters of intent: Calontir (February 14) (delayed due to late receipt of paperwork), East (February 27) (delayed due to late receipt of paperwork), Atenveldt (April 1), Caid (April 4), Drachenwald (April 16), Atlantia (April 23), An Tir (April 28), Ansteorra (April 30), and Meridies (April 30). The August Pelican meeting was held Tuesday, August 29, 2000, and Wednesday, August 30, 2000.
The September Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2000, and will consider the following letters of intent: Ealdormere (February 15) (redated to March 25 based on postmark, and delayed due to late receipt of paperwork), Artemisia (March 17) (delayed due to late receipt of paperwork), Middle (April 20) (redated to May), Trimaris (April 25) (redated to May based on postmark), Outlands (April 30) (redated to May based on postmark), Artemisia (May 1), Caid (May 1), West (May 5), Drachenwald (May 18), Æthelmearc (May 20), Atlantia (May 22), Lochac (May 22), Middle (May 22), Outlands (May 29), An Tir (May 31), and Ansteorra (May 31). The September Pelican meeting will be held Saturday, September 30, 2000.
The October Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2000 and will consider the following letters of intent: Atenveldt (May 1) (delayed due to late receipt of paperwork), Atenveldt (June 1), Caid (June 1), Middle (June 19), Artemisia (June 22), Outlands (June 27), Trimaris (June 29), An Tir (June 30), Ansteorra (June 30), and Meridies (June 30). Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than September 30, 2000.
The November Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2000, and will consider the following letters of intent: Lochac (January 1) (mailed to the College in July), Atlantia (June 17) (redated to July 11 based on postmark), Lochac (June 18) (redated to July 11 based on postmark), East (June 30) (redated to July 6 based on postmark), Atenveldt (July 1), West (July 8), Æthelmearc (July 10), Middle (July 12), Lochac (July 16), Atlantia (July 20), Caid (July 24), Drachenwald (July 24), Outlands (July 29), An Tir (July 31), Ansetorra (July 31), and Meridies (July 31). Original commentary on these LoIs must be in the College's hands no later than September 30, 2000. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than October 31, 2000.
The December Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2000, and will consider the letters of intent from August.
Not all letters of intent may be considered when they are originally scheduled on this cover letter. The date of mailing of the LoI, date of receipt of the Laurel packet, or other factors may delay consideration of certain letters of intent. Additionally, some letters of intent received may not have been scheduled because the administrative requirements (receipt of the forms packet, receipt of the necessary fees, etc.) have not yet been met.
REMINDER: Until the packet containing the paperwork is received, the letter may not be scheduled.
I am pleased to announce that Master Pietari Pentipoika, Pelican King of Arms, and his lady, Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko, are now proud parents of a baby girl born Thursday, September 21.
It is now official: next year's heraldic symposium will be on June 1-3, 2001. It is, as noted earlier, held in the Barony of Nordskogen (Northshield, Middle), at the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Regretfully, my precedents editor had to give up the job due to mundane work pressures. Therefore my precedents editor is now Jeanne Marie Lacroix from Caid.
Clarion (now Batonvert - see below) noted that our current use of the term entwined (or its equivalents) does not indicated whether the surrounding charge is large enough to be considered co-primary or so small it should be considered a maintained charge (or something in between). I do not want to use the word sustained with entwined charges, as neither is sustaining the other, but I am open to suggestions on a way to make the distinction clear in blazon. Until then, entwined charges are generally considered co-primary, but not universally.
One more item: I forgot to mention that I am interested in hearing proposals to add or remove titles from Appendices E: Bibliography of Standard References, F: Names Sources to Be Avoided in Documentation, or H: Name Books That Do Not Require Photocopies to Laurel.
Remember that while electronic copies are not required, any letters of intent or letters of comment that I receive only in paper has to be scanned in for electronic cut and paste, thus both requiring more work from me and my staff and increasing the chance of error. Therefore if it is feasible, please send me the second copy as an electronic copy rather than a paper copy. Most of you do so already, thank you.
Zenobia Naphtali has changed her title from Clarion Herald (Laurel staff) to Batonvert (still Laurel staff).
Borek Vitalievich Volkov, Star Principal Herald (Ansteorra), has a new area code. His current phone number is 214-442-5973. Furthermore, his e-mail address for SCA business is now email@example.com.
Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Bordure Herald (Ansteorra), has a new phone number and e-mail address: 512-250-1542, bordure2bmc.com.
Francois la Flamme is now Estencelle Pursuivant in Ansteorra.
Lindorm Eriksson, Schwarzdrachen Principal Herald (Drachenwald), has a new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timothy O'Brien, White Stag Principal Herald (Outlands) has a new address: Timothy J. Buxton, 1126 1/2 N. Bonfoy Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.
Kiena Munro is now on the roster as Fretty Herald in the Outlands.
The West Kingdom has a new Vesper Principal Herald: Mary Elizabeth Fairweather of Prios Hardwick (Mary Seabrook), 824 Cape May Pl., San Jose, CA, 95133, 408-251-9787, email@example.com.
Send roster changes, roster corrections, to Lord Symond Bayard le Gris, Bruce R. Nevins, 2527 E. 3rd St., Tucson, AZ, 85716-4114, (520) 795-6000, (520) 795-0158 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org. College of Arms members can also request a copy of the current roster from Symond. Send all other administrative requests or payments to Laurel.
For subscriptions to the paper copy of the LoAR, please contact Symond, above. The cost for an LoAR subscription is $25.00 a year. Please make all checks or money orders payable to "SCA Inc. – College of Arms." For subscriptions to the electronic copy of the LoAR, please contact Laurel at email@example.com. The electronic copy is available free of charge.
Until then, I remain
Elsbeth Anne Roth
Laurel Queen of Arms
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