Society for Creative Anachronism
College of Arms
For the May 2003 meetings, printed July 16, 2003
To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from François Laurel, Zenobia Wreath, and Mari Pelican, greetings.
The following is a table showing the status of Letters of Intent, Laurel Letters of Pend and Discussion, and Letters of Intent to Protect. The header rows are the dates of the meetings that will consider them, the dates when primary commentary is due, and the dates when responses to primary commentary are due. The key follows.
|Wreath meeting||May 17||Jun 14 & 08||Jul 12||Aug 16||Sep 13||Oct 18?|
|Pelican meeting||May 17||Jun 21 & 08||Jul 19||Aug 23?&Pens.||Sep 27?||Oct 11?|
|Comment by||too late||Jul 31||Aug 31|
|Respond by||Jul 31||Aug 31||Sep 30|
|Letters of Intent being considered:|
|AEthelmearc||-||Feb 24||-||(Mar 24) &|
|May 28||Jun 26|
|An Tir||Jan 27||Feb 25||Mar 28||Apr 29||May 28||(Jun 26)|
[P Jan 27]
|Feb 20||Mar 20||Apr 21||(May 21|
[P May 29])
|Artemisia||Jan 31||-||Mar 30||Apr 30||-||Jun 30|
|Atenveldt||Jan 20||Feb 15|
[P Feb 26]
|Mar 15||Apr 25||-||(Jun 25)|
|Atlantia||Jan 26||-||Mar 25||(Apr 26)||(May 29)||(Jun 25)|
|Caid||-||Feb 21||Mar 01||Apr 20 &|
|Calontir||-||-||Mar 19||Apr 24||-||Jun 25 &|
|Drachenwald||Jan 23||Feb 24||Mar 25||(Apr 25)||(May 29)||(Jun 26)|
|Ealdormere||Jan 31||Feb 19||-||(Apr 20|
[P Apr 28])
[P May 29])
|East||Jan 07 &|
|Feb 23||-||Apr 06||(May 17)||(Jun 20|
[P Jul 01])
|Lochac||-||-||Mar 25||(Apr 15|
[P Apr 28])
|Meridies||Jan 31||Feb 28||Mar 31||Apr 30||May 31||Jun 30|
|Middle||Jan 15||Feb 17||Mar 24||Apr 07||May 12||Jun 25|
|Outlands||Jan 23||-||Feb 23 &|
|Apr 28||(May 30)||(Jun 25)|
|Trimaris||-||Feb 15||-||-||(May 26)||-|
|West||Jan 21||Feb 26||Mar 26||Apr 22||-||Jun 18|
[Mar LoAR] &
Month day: the date on the Letter of Intent, Letter of
Pend and Discussion, or Letter of Intent to Protect.
(Month day): for administrative reasons, this LoI has not yet been scheduled.
[P Month day]: postmarked on that bracketed date, so the LoI is redated or postponed.
"-": no LoI is scheduled for that meeting from that kingdom.
June: On June 8, there was the usual Sunday-morning road-show meeting at Known World Heraldic Symposium, Saint Louis, Missouri, with all the sovereigns of arms.
August: Pelican's regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for August 23, and she will have a road-show meeting at Pennsic War.
September: Pelican's meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 27.
October: Wreath's meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 18. Pelican's meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 11.
November: Pelican's meeting is tentatively scheduled for November 15.
December: Pelican's meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 20.
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, et cetera) have not yet been met.
REMINDER: Until all administrative requirements are met, the letter may not be scheduled.
I recently came across forms for two submissions from one person. On the name submission via Meridies, he wrote his birthdate like "3/4/73". On the later armory submission via Drachenwald, he wrote his birthdate like "4/3/73". That's because American custom is to write dates like MM/DD/YY, but European custom is to write them "little-endian" like DD/MM/YY. Computer applications often used YY/MM/DD, but since the year 2000 problem, they tend to use YYYY/MM/DD. Now consider 01/07/03.
Genealogists often write dates like "4 August 1761": they spell out months like "January", "February", et al. Abbreviated forms like "Jan", "Feb", et cetera, work also. It would be a kindness if you were to use spelled-out months in some unambiguous format instead of month numbers. To avoid year-day confusion, it would also be well to write all years as four digits, especially for the years 2001-2031.
After several satisfactory Letters of Comment, we are adding to the roster and mailing list Iago ab Adam ..., as Pursuivant at Large in An Tir.
Shauna of Carrick Point (Jacquie Ziegler), Sage Herald (Artemisia), has bought a house. Congratulations, Shauna! Please update her address to 812 S 32nd St, Billings, MT, 59101-3924 and her e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org. As before, she takes e-mailed LoIs and LoCs.
Gaius Marcellus Liberius Auklandus (G. Richard Auklandus), Vesper Principal Herald (West), has moved. His new address is 1714 Franklin Street Ste 100-103, Oakland, CA 94612-3409 and his new phone number is 510-655-5789.
Sea Urchin Herald (Atlantia), Isabella Benalcazar ..., has moved to .... Her phone number is .... As before, she is on the roster but not the mailing list. This is also the address of her husband, Rouland Carre, a long-time herald of notable reputation.
For all Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera, send one paper copy to each of Laurel PKoA and Wreath QoA at their mailing addresses as shown on the College of Arms Mailing List.
Send Laurel office copies of all submissions-related paper, including
Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera (note: such paper copies are in addition to the personal copies for Laurel and Wreath mentioned above)
Submission packets (one copy of each name form plus documentation, including petitions; two colored copies of each armory form plus two copies of any associated documentation, including petitions)
Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms"
to Pelican QoA at her roster address: ....
Send Laurel office copies of all submissions-related electronic files to email@example.com. In particular, the Laurel Clerk would very much appreciate e-mailed copies of all LoIs, LoCs, LoRs, et cetera.
Send roster changes and 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. Please also send them to Laurel Clerk, preferably by e-mail to email@example.com, or by mail to Tim McDaniel, 6805 Wood Hollow Dr Apt 212, Austin, TX 78731-3104. College of Arms members can also request a copy of the current roster from Symond.
For subscriptions to the paper copy of the LoAR, please contact Symond, above. The cost for an LoAR subscription is $25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The electronic copy is available free of charge.
For all administrative matters, or for questions about whom to send to, please contact Laurel Principal King of Arms, whose contact information heads this letter.
Pray know that I remain
François la Flamme
Laurel Principal King of Arms
Created at 2003-07-14T23:42:38