Society for Creative Anachronism
College of Arms
For the July 2002 meetings, printed September 19, 2002
To all the College of Arms and to all others to whom this missive comes, from François Laurel, Zenobia Wreath, and Mari Pelican, health and good friendship.
This letter contains the issues raised in the July 2002 LoAR for CoA discussion. The text in this letter is copied verbatim from that LoAR; it is provided here for convenience. As with a September LoI, these matters are currently scheduled for the Laurel meetings in January 2003. Original commentary must be in the College's hands no later than November 30, 2002. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than December 31, 2002.
Marguérite de Toulouse. Device change. Argent, on a bend sinister vert an ivy vine throughout argent in dexter chief a butterfly sable.
The tincture of the ivy vine was omitted in the letter of intent, leading the College to surmise that it was sable. This must be pended for further research.
If this submission passes, the submitter will release her currently held device, Per chevron engrailed argent and azure, a castle sable and four fish naiant contourny Or.
(This device was item number 46 on Atenveldt's LoI of March 1, 2002.)
Requests for Reconsideration. Issue.
The Administrative Handbook begins IV.E, Right of Appeal, with "A submitter shall have the right to appeal any return to Laurel." By this definition, appeals are not appropriate for items that have been registered. I would like to define a way for the submitter to request a review of a registration when authenticity changes, which can sometimes be dramatic, were made at the time of registration.
With the inclusion of the "make my name authentic" option, in combination with the other change options on the name submission forms, it is possible to have a name registered with changes the submitter has not been consulted on and possibly changed to such a degree that it is not acceptable to the submitter. The submitter being unhappy with the name that was registered does nothing to encourage the use of an authentic name and does not help the College serve the members of the Society. This proposed process is intended to provide the submitter a way to provide feedback on the registered name that was created using only the guidance provided by the submission form.
The proposed process for Requests for Reconsideration is limited to submissions where the changes were specifically due to the authenticity requests. While customer dissatisfaction might happen due to the other requests, the difference is that we have more written guidance on the other requests and are less likely to have such unexpected changes made as a request to merely preserve the sound, or preserve the meaning, of the name.
The following is a proposed definition of a Request for Reconsideration to be added to the Administrative Handbook in section IV, General Procedures for Submissions, following IV.E, Right of Appeal. The current section IV.F, Heraldic Wills, will be redesignated as section IV.G.
F. Request for Reconsideration - A submitter may request reconsideration of changes made as a result of a request for authenticity in a name submission. All requests must either: (a) be supported by new documentation supporting the original name as complying with the requested authenticity, (b) submit a timely request for a name based on information provided in Laurel's decision, or (c) include a request that the original name be considered with no request for authenticity. Such reconsideration may be considered with the standards in effect at the time of the request. Requests for reconsideration must be submitted through the appropriate heraldic officers specified for such actions by the submitter's kingdom of residence. Such officers must forward the request in a timely manner, with or without recommendations, to Laurel. Requests for Reconsideration will be considered "resubmissions" for the purposes of section IV.D Payment of Fees.
Please present your discussion and comments on this proposed addition to the Administrative Handbook to the College of Arms for the January 2003 meetings.
Pray know that I remain
Laurel Principal King of Arms
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