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For the December 2009 meetings, printed February 15, 2010

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from Olwyn Laurel, Istvan Wreath, and Aryanhwy Pelican, greetings.

Items listed below in square brackets have not been scheduled yet. For information about future scheduling, please review the status table located on the Web at http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=137.

The December Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, December 19, 2009. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Northshield (09 Aug, 2009), An Tir (17 Aug, 2009), Atenveldt (20 Aug, 2009), Æthelmearc (21 Aug, 2009), Atlantia (26 Aug, 2009), Caid (26 Aug, 2009), Meridies (28 Aug, 2009), Calontir (29 Aug, 2009), Drachenwald (30 Aug, 2009), Gleann Abhann (30 Aug, 2009), Middle (30 Aug, 2009), Ansteorra (31 Aug, 2009), Drachenwald (31 Aug, 2009), Ealdormere (31 Aug, 2009), Lochac (31 Aug, 2009), and West (31 Aug, 2009). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Monday, November 30, 2009.

The January Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican and Wreath meetings held on Saturday, January 16, 2010. These meetings consider the following letters of intent: Outlands (07 Sep, 2009), Atenveldt (15 Sep, 2009), Palimpsest Rules Letter (18 Sep, 2009), An Tir (21 Sep, 2009), East (25 Sep, 2009), Drachenwald (26 Sep, 2009), Gleann Abhann (28 Sep, 2009), Meridies (29 Sep, 2009), Outlands (29 Sep, 2009), Ansteorra (30 Sep, 2009), Artemisia (30 Sep, 2009), Atlantia (30 Sep, 2009), Northshield (30 Sep, 2009), Trimaris (30 Sep, 2009), and West (30 Sep, 2009). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Thursday, December 31, 2009.

The February Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican and Wreath meetings held on Saturday, February 6, 2010. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Caid (21 Sep, 2009) (pushed due to lack of packet), Atenveldt (15 Oct, 2009), East (24 Oct, 2009), Æthelmearc (25 Oct, 2009), Northshield (26 Oct, 2009), Ansteorra (28 Oct, 2009), Meridies (28 Oct, 2009), Gleann Abhann (29 Oct, 2009), Laurel LoPaD (29 Oct, 2009), An Tir (31 Oct, 2009), Artemisia (31 Oct, 2009), Atlantia (31 Oct, 2009), Ealdormere (31 Oct, 2009), Outlands (31 Oct, 2009), Palimpsest Rules Letter (31 Oct, 2009), and West (31 Oct, 2009). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Sunday January 31, 2010.

The March Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, March 7, 2010. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: Middle (29 Sep, 2009) (pushed due to lack of payment), Middle (30 Oct, 2009) (pushed due to lack of payment), Lochac (31 Oct, 2009) (pushed due to lack of packet), Calontir (05 Nov, 2009), Æthelmearc (14 Nov, 2009), Atenveldt (15 Nov, 2009), Drachenwald (16 Nov, 2009), An Tir (25 Nov, 2009), Gleann Abhann (27 Nov, 2009), Laurel LoPaD (27 Nov, 2009), Meridies (28 Nov, 2009), Ansteorra (30 Nov, 2009), Artemisia (30 Nov, 2009), Atlantia (30 Nov, 2009), Lochac (30 Nov, 2009), Middle (30 Nov, 2009), Outlands (30 Nov, 2009), Palimpsest (30 Nov, 2009), and Trimaris (30 Nov, 2009). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should be entered into OSCAR by Sunday, February 28, 2010.

The April Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican and Wreath meetings held in April 2010. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: West (30 Nov, 2009)(pushed due to lack of packet) , East (13 Dec, 2009), Atenveldt (20 Dec, 2009), [Drachenwald (21 Dec, 2009)], [Drachenwald (27 Dec, 2009)], Gleann Abhann (27 Dec, 2009), An Tir (29 Dec, 2009), Atlantia (29 Dec, 2009), Ansteorra (30 Dec, 2009), [Caid (31 Dec, 2009)], Outlands (31 Dec, 2009), Æthelmearc (02 Jan, 2010), Atenveldt (20 Jan, 2010), [An Tir (27 Jan, 2010)], Ansteorra (27 Jan, 2010), [Meridies (29 Jan, 2010)], Gleann Abhann (30 Jan, 2010), Middle (30 Jan, 2010), [Atlantia (31 Jan, 2010)], [Caid (31 Jan, 2010)], [Ealdormere (31 Jan, 2010)], [East (31 Jan, 2010)], Gleann Abhann (31 Jan, 2010), Outlands (31 Jan, 2010), [Trimaris (31 Jan, 2010)], and [West (31 Jan, 2010)]. All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should be entered into OSCAR by Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Not all letters of intent may be considered when they are originally scheduled on this cover letter. The date of posting 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.

From Pelican: Submissions forms written in pencil

Local heralds and submissions heralds, please encourage your submitters to fill in the submissions forms in pen, and not in pencil. Pencil, especially soft-pencil, often does not scan easily. Since I am an ocean away from Ragged Staff and the files, I work exclusively from scanned paperwork. A number of the submissions this month had forms written in pencil which were completely illegible when scanned. Ragged Staff was able to confirm the missing information for me, so there was ultimately no problem in these individual cases, but she said that even the non-scanned versions of the forms were difficult to read. As a result, I would like to strongly encourage people not to use pencil to fill out their submissions forms. If the forms are not legible when they reach Ragged Staff and Pelican, then, just as with armorial forms which have color-shift problems that affect the identifiability of the armory, the submissions may be liable to return for administrative reasons. This is something which we would prefer to avoid.

Society Pages

Lady Anpliça Fiore, Polaris Principal Herald of Northshield, welcomed a daughter, Danielle Ruth, on New Year's Day.

We join An Tir in mourning the passing of Katriona of the Fields, who served the An Tir College of Heralds as both Golden Bear Pursuivant and later Vox Leonis Herald.

Lord Maol Mhichil mac Giolla Pheadair, erstwhile Polaris Herald and current Blawhorn Herald of Northshield, was inducted into the Order of the Pelican at Northshield's 12th Night celebration on January 9.

Send What to Whom

Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera are to be posted to the OSCAR online system. No paper copies need be sent.

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) to the SCA College of Arms, PO Box 31755, Billings, MT 59107-1755.

Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms" are to be sent to David Duggar, Attn: Laurel Chancellor of Exchequer, 1705 Holiday Pl, Bossier City, LA 71112-3706.

Send roster changes and corrections to Laurel. College of Arms members may also request a copy of the current roster from Laurel.

For a paper copy of a LoAR, please contact Laurel, at the address above. The cost for one LoAR is $3. Please make all checks or money orders payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms". The electronic copy of the LoAR is available free of charge. To subscribe to the mailings of the electronic copy, please see the bottom of http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/lists.html#lists for more instructions.

For all administrative matters, please contact Laurel.

Pray know that I remain,

In service,

Olwynn ni Chinnedigh
Laurel Principal Queen of Arms


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