Society for Creative Anachronism
College of Arms
For the February 2004 meetings, printed May 17, 2004
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||Feb 14||Mar 13 & 27||May 01||May 16 & 22||Jun 12 & 27||Jul 10|
|Pelican meeting||Feb 21||Mar 13 & 27||Apr 24||May 15 & 22||Jun 13 & 27||Jul 25|
|Comment by||too late||May 31|
|Respond by||May 31||Jun 30|
|Letters of Intent being considered:|
|AEthelmearc||Oct 30||Nov 29||Dec 24||Jan 30||-||Mar 27|
|An Tir||-||Oct 29 &|
|Dec 31||Jan 30||Feb 27||Mar 27|
|Ansteorra||Oct 23||Nov 14|
[P Nov 29]
|Dec 11||Jan 26||Feb 18||(Mar 11|
[P Apr 01])
|Artemisia||Oct 30||-||Dec 05||Jan 30||-||(Mar 30)|
|Atenveldt||Oct 30||-||Dec 30||Jan 27||Feb 25||Mar 17|
|Atlantia||Oct 27||Nov 27||-||Jan 27||Feb 24||(Mar 25)|
[P Oct 14]
|Nov 21||Dec 30||Jan 31||-||-|
|Calontir||-||Nov 08||Dec 25||-||Feb 20||-|
|Drachenwald||Oct 30||Nov 24||-||Jan 29||Feb 26||(Mar 25)|
|Ealdormere||-||Nov 23||-||Jan 25||-||Mar 18|
[P Apr 01]
[P Dec 03]
|Laurel LoI||Oct 31||-||-||-||-||-|
|Lochac||-||-||Nov 24||-||-||Mar 22|
[P Apr 01]
|Meridies||Oct 31||Nov 30||Dec 31||Jan 31||-||Mar 31|
[P Nov 12] &
|-||Jan 01||Feb 10||Mar 17 &|
|Northshield||Oct 31||Nov 30||Dec 30||Jan 25||Feb 25||Mar 25|
|Outlands||Oct 27||Nov 27||Dec 27||Jan 27||Feb 24||Mar 25|
|Trimaris||-||-||-||Nov 03||(Feb 27)||(Mar 31)|
|West||Oct 28||Nov 25||-||Jan 27||Feb 24||Mar 24|
[P Apr 12]
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.
Four of the March Letters of Intent were delegated to the new Laurel team: Caid, November 21; Ealdormere, November 23; Meridies, November 30; West, November 25. The March Wreath and Pelican meetings were both on March 13. The March Pelican-designate and Wreath-designate meetings were held jointly at Elsbeth Clarion's house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 27.
The April Wreath meeting was held on May 1. That is, Wreath's decisions to be published in the April 2004 LoAR were made at a meeting on May 1.
The May Wreath meeting was held on Sunday, May 16. The May Pelican meeting was held on May 15. They will have a joint road-show meeting on May 22 at Æthelmearc War Practice.
The June Wreath meeting will be on June 12 and the June Pelican meeting will be on June 13. They will hold the traditional Known World Heraldic Symposium road-show meeting on June 27.
The August Pelican and Wreath meetings will be held as road shows during evenings at Pennsic. Wreath will rule on any remaining LoIs on August 28.
Wreath and Pelican hope to hold a joint meeting in northern Virginia during September.
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.
An updated roster is enclosed. College of Arms members should verify their information. Principal heralds may want to verify their kingdom's information.
At their April 24 meeting, the SCA Inc. Board of Directors signed warrants appointing the new sovereigns of arms for a term of three years. See "Send What to Whom", below, for what to send each. To remind:
The new Laurel Principal Queen of Arms (honcho) is Shauna of Carrick Point (Jacquie Ziegler), PO Box 31755, Billings, MT 59107-1755, 406-245-4537, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Pelican Queen of Arms (names) is Margaret MacDubhshithe ..., e-mail email@example.com. Note that this is new contact information.
The new Wreath King of Arms (armory) is Evan da Collaureo ..., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (He will also hold the "retirement title" of Sackbut Herald from Atlantia.)
The previous Laurel, François la Flamme (Wendel Bordelon), is no longer on the mailing list. François remains on the roster as a Herald Extraordinary on Laurel staff.
The previous Pelican remains on the roster and mailing list as a Laurel commenter at large: Mari Elspeth nic Bryan .... She prefers to receive both paper and e-mail LoIs and LoCs.
The previous Wreath remains on the roster and mailing list as Batonvert Herald (Laurel staff commentary): Zenobia Naphtali .... (She will also hold the title of Couronne Rouge Herald in An Tir.) She prefers to receive paper LoIs and LoCs (not electronic).
Laurel Clerk, Daniel de Lincolia (Tim McDaniel), is no longer on the roster.
The office of Vesper Principal Herald (West) has changed. The new Vesper is Berengaria de Montfort of Carcassonne, previously listed on the roster as Sable Swan Herald (Cynagua, West). Her contact information has changed: ...; prefers to receive both paper and e-mail LoIs and LoCs. All principal heralds are ex officio on the roster and mailing list. She will also retain the title of Banner Herald for a few months. The previous Vesper, Gaius Marcellus Liberius Auklandus ..., is no longer on the roster or mailing list.
There is a new White Stag Principal Herald (Outlands): Sorcha MacLeod ... has moved up from Palmer Herald. All principal heralds are ex officio on the roster and mailing list. The previous White Stag, Tatiana Pavlovna Sokolova ..., is no longer on the mailing list or roster.
The new Palmer Herald (Outlands, the emergency deputy to White Stag Principal Herald) is Louis-Philippe Mitouard .... He is added to the roster but not the mailing list.
There is a new Seawolf Herald (Principality of the Mists, West): Wilhelm von Homburg .... The previous Seawolf, Marguerite du Royon ..., is no longer on the roster or mailing list.
There is a new Sable Swan Herald (Cynagua, West): Antonio Giordano da Sicilia .... The Sable Swan previously listed has been promoted to Vesper, supra.
Sea Urchin Herald (Atlantia), Isabella Benalcazar ..., has changed titles to become Rastrillo Herald. She remains on the roster but not the mailing list.
Ounce Herald (An Tir), Teceangl Bach ..., is moving. Her new address (effective immediately) and new phone number (effective before the end of May): .... Note: the United States Postal Service ZIP+4 Code Look-up page at http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip%2b4.html mistakenly reports that ... is a Street. Teceangl assures everyone that she and the real estate title company are quite sure that it is a Blvd.
Aryanhwy merch Catmael ..., Boke Herald (Northshield), plans to change her real-world surname on May 22 and become ....
Aryanhwy merch Catmael's surname is changing because she intends to wed on May 22. Congratulations!
(A minor digression: according to Miss Manners, the traditional usage of "Mrs." is followed only by the husband's name, not by her name. Lady Aryanhwy writes, "I frankly love the thought that I'm going to be 'Mrs. ...'". Miss Manners also approves of "Ms." as being less specific and more flexible; "Ms." precedes the lady's names. She also notes that "The correct form of address by the Holy Roman Emperor when speaking of himself to others, or when addressing himself, for that matter, is 'Ma Majesté'", but provides no citation or date. Please take these divers observations and use them or not as you see fit.)
For all Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera, send one paper copy to each of Wreath KoA and Pelican QoA at their mailing addresses as shown on the College of Arms Mailing List.
Send to Laurel Principal Queen of Arms (whose contact information heads this letter) all Laurel office copies of all submissions-related paper, including
Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera (note: such paper copies for the Laurel office are in addition to the personal copies for Pelican 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"
Send Laurel office copies of all submissions-related electronic files to email@example.com. This applies to all LoIs, LoCs, LoRs, et cetera.
Send roster changes and corrections to Laurel, above. College of Arms members can also request a copy of the current roster from her.
For subscriptions to the paper copy of the LoAR, please contact Laurel, 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.
Pray know that I remain
François la Flamme
Laurel Principal King of Arms
Created at 2004-05-16T13:53:13