Society for Creative Anachronism
College of Arms

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Omaha, NE, 68106
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laurel@heraldry.sca.org

For the February 2014 meetings, printed April 6, 2014

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from Gabriel Laurel, Lillia Pelican, and Emma Wreath, 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 February Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, February 22, 2014. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Laurel LoPaD (06 Nov, 2013), Atenveldt (10 Nov, 2013), Lochac (10 Nov, 2013), Caid (18 Nov, 2013), Calontir (18 Nov, 2013), Outlands (22 Nov, 2013), Ealdormere (25 Nov, 2013), Northshield (25 Nov, 2013), Drachenwald (27 Nov, 2013), Middle (27 Nov, 2013), Meridies (28 Nov, 2013), Gleann Abhann (29 Nov, 2013), West (29 Nov, 2013), Ęthelmearc (30 Nov, 2013), An Tir (30 Nov, 2013), Atlantia (30 Nov, 2013), East (30 Nov, 2013). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Friday, January 31, 2014.

The March Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, March 23, 2014 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, March 8, 2014. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Ansteorra (02 Dec, 2013), Laurel LoPaD (05 Dec, 2013), Lochac (05 Dec, 2013), Caid (14 Dec, 2013), East (19 Dec, 2013), Outlands (20 Dec, 2013), Middle (21 Dec, 2013), Northshield (27 Dec, 2013), Meridies (28 Dec, 2013), Calontir (29 Dec, 2013), Drachenwald (29 Dec, 2013), Artemisia (30 Dec, 2013), Atenveldt (30 Dec, 2013), Ealdormere (30 Dec, 2013), Ęthelmearc (31 Dec, 2013), Atlantia (31 Dec, 2013), Trimaris (31 Dec, 2013). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Friday, February 28, 2014.

The April Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: Laurel LoPaD (02 Jan, 2014), Lochac (06 Jan, 2014), Caid (19 Jan, 2014), Atlantia (20 Jan, 2014), Outlands (22 Jan, 2014), East (25 Jan, 2014), Trimaris (26 Jan, 2014), Drachenwald (27 Jan, 2014), Ealdormere (28 Jan, 2014), Calontir (29 Jan, 2014), Gleann Abhann (29 Jan, 2014), Atenveldt (30 Jan, 2014), Northshield (30 Jan, 2014), An Tir (31 Jan, 2014), Meridies (31 Jan, 2014). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Monday, March 31, 2014.

The May Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: West (30 Jan, 2014) (pushed due to lack of packet) , Laurel LoPaD (05 Feb, 2014), [Caid (07 Feb, 2014)], Northshield (08 Feb, 2014), Lochac (12 Feb, 2014), [Ansteorra (20 Feb, 2014)], [Atenveldt (20 Feb, 2014)], Atlantia (20 Feb, 2014), [Artemisia (23 Feb, 2014)], [East (23 Feb, 2014)], [Middle (23 Feb, 2014)], Ealdormere (26 Feb, 2014), [Drachenwald (27 Feb, 2014)], [Ęthelmearc (28 Feb, 2014)], [Gleann Abhann (28 Feb, 2014)], [Meridies (28 Feb, 2014)], [Outlands (28 Feb, 2014)], [Trimaris (28 Feb, 2014)]. All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should be entered into OSCAR by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

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 (packet uploaded to OSCAR by deadline, 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 Laurel: Job Opening - Laurel Sovereign of Arms

The Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel) is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms. Laurel is responsible for fostering the study and practice of heraldry, supervising the processing of submissions, and overseeing the heraldic activities of the Known World.

Laurel is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, armory and onomastic knowledge, supervisory ability, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Pelican, and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel.

Resumes must be sent in both hard copy to Laurel Resume, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036 and electronically to bids@heraldry.sca.org. Resumes must be received by June 1, 2014. The present Laurel's warrant expires in September 2014. Once the application period closes, the names of the candidates will be posted in a cover letter for the review of the College.

* From Laurel: A Candidate for Wreath Queen of Arms

Several days ago, we posted Brunissende Dragonette's letter of intent for Wreath; you can find it at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=2509. We encourage you to share your opinions on OSCAR or to communicate directly to the Laurel office.

* From Laurel Archivist: Archive Requests Reminder

Please send all archive requests through the official email archivist@heraldry.sca.org. This will ensure continued prompt response as well as enabling better tracking of types and numbers of requests over time. While most replies will be prompt, it should be remembered that some items may need to be retrieved from the not-yet-scanned archives, and the weather may impact the timeliness of responses at times.

* Society Pages

On January 4, at Twelfth Night in the Barony of the Lonely Tower in Calontir, Dorcas Gold Falcon Principal Herald elevated Caoimhin McKee to the rank and title of Herald Extraordinary.

On February 23, at his own monthly heraldic commentary meeting, Gawain of Miskbridge was likewise elevated to the rank and title of Herald Extraordinary by Dorcas Gold Falcon.

On February 28, Tymothy Smythson, Aten Principal Herald, elevated Symond Bayard le Gris to the rank and title of Herald Extraordinary.

On March 22, at Mudthaw in Settmour Swamp, Baron Rowen Cloteworthy, former Brigantia Principal Herald of the East Kingdom, was made a Companion to the Order of the Pelican.

Please send information about happenings to major heralds and major happenings to all heralds to Laurel, so that it can be published here.

* 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. All submission forms plus documentation, including petitions, must be posted to the OSCAR online system.

Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms" are to be sent to John C. Sandstrom, New Mexico State University, PO Box 30006/MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003.

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,

Gabriel Kjotvason
Laurel Principal King of Arms


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