SCA - College of Arms
600 Cedar Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012
January 27, 1999
Unto the members of the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive do Mistress Jaelle of Armida, Laurel Queen of Arms, and Mistress Sionyn Muirgen ní Dhomnall, Pelican Queen of Arms, send Greetings!
The January Laurel meeting was held on January 16, 1999 with road shows in Drachenwald and Ansteorra, and considered the following letters of intent: Calontir (June 11), Atenveldt (September 1), Middle (September 5), Laurel (September 12), Atlantia (September 14), Drachenwald (September 14), Outlands (September 15), Lochac (September 17), An Tir (September 23), West (September 28), Ansteorra (September 30), Caid (September 30), and Meridies (September 30). Original commentary on these LoIs must be in the College's hands no later than November 30, 1998. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than December 31, 1998. Note: the Calontir September 30 was been removed by the Principal Herald.
The February Laurel meeting is scheduled for February 13, 1999 and will consider the following letters of intent: Atenveldt (October 1), Drachenwald (October 8), Middle (October 9), AEthelmearc (October 10), Atlantia (October 13), Lochac (October 13), Artemisia (October 24), An Tir (October 25), Ansteorra (October 30), Meridies (October 30), and Outlands (October 31). Original commentary on these LoIs must be in the College's hands no later than December 31, 1998. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than January 31, 1999.
The March Laurel meeting is scheduled for March 13, 1999 and will consider the following letters of intent: Trimaris (October 31, redated to November 1 based on postmark), Atenveldt (November 1), East (November 2), Drachenwald (November 3), AEthelmearc (November 15), Caid (November 15), Atlantia (November 16), Lochac (November 18), Artemesia (November 21), West (November 22), An Tir (November 23), and Calontir (November 27 NOTE: this is the revised version of the September 30, 1998 letter that was pulled by the Principal Herald). Original commentary on these LoIs must be in the College's hands no later than January 31, 1999. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than February 29, 1999.
The April Laurel meeting is scheduled for April 10, 1999 and will consider the following letters of intent: Outlands (dated November 21, postmarked December 7), Atenveldt (December 1), Meridies (December 2), Caid (December 6), Meridies (December 7), Middle (December 13), Drachenwald (December 14), Atlantia (December 17), Lochac (December 17), Ansteorra (December 19), Outlands (December 23), An Tir (December 28) and West (December 31).
The May Laurel meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 8, 1999.
Not all Letters of Intent may be considered when they are originally scheduled on this Cover Letter. 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, not all Letters of Intent received have been scheduled because the administrative requirements (receipt of the forms packet, receipt of the necessary fees, etc.) have not yet been met.
REMINDER: due to problems with receipt of Laurel packets, until the packet containing the paperwork is received, the letter may not be scheduled.
News from the January Board Meeting
At the January 1999 board meeting, Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth, Garnet Herald, was warranted by the Board as the deputy in charge of submissions. Effective with the March LoIs, please send your laurel packets to her (Kathryn Van Stone, 1194 Firwood Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15243) so she may start processing them effective July 1999.
The decision as to whom the next Laurel will be will be made at the April 1999 Board meeting. Dame Elsbeth has applied for the job of Laurel, but her approval as submissions deputy does not mean she will automatically become the next Laurel. The Board made this decision, after discussing this with us, because Pelican and my warrants expire in July 1999, and, as we have said previously, we have no intention of asking for a renewal. (I, Laurel, am getting married in July). Since the decision on Laurel will not be made until the April board meeting, Dame Elsbeth has kindly agreed to this so there will be no delays in submission processing.
The Y2K Problem or It is Time to bid for Known World 2000
We want to remind everyone about the 1999 Known World Symposium in the Principality of Nordmark this June. We are hoping to see a lot of you there! But, that also means it is time for bids for the 2000 Symposium. Please get your bids to the college by the end of April 1999, so the college will have time to give us their input before the decision is announced at Known World 1999. Note: just because the deadline is the end of April does not mean you have to wait until then to send out your bid. In fact, the earlier the better to allow more discussion.
Badges and Regalia
The submission of Elspeth Macalpin (Fieldless) A threaded sewing needle bendwise sable. generated some discussion in the college. Some commenters seemed concerned that we could not protect it, since many people when they are finished with their sewing will put a needle into their clothes.
However, a badge is not regalia. If someone registers as a badge (Fieldless) A boot sable., that does not mean that no one may wear a black boot to SCA events. Only regalia is only protected in that fashion. For instance, A pelican in its piety is protected as both a badge and as regalia, and so only members of the order of the Pelican may wear or display it.
I cannot accept certified mail at home. If you need to send me anything that requires a signature, contact me privately, and I will send you my work address.
LoAR Subscriptions and Roster changes:
Send roster changes, additions, subtractions, subscriptions to the LoAR and address changes in a separate letter, not in the body of a LoI or LoC to: Mistress Sionyn Muirgen ní Dhomnall, Pelican Queen of Arms, Jackie Watkins, 3532 Winding Wind Cove, Bartlett, TN, 38135-3044. Please make all checks or money orders payable to "SCA Inc. - College of Arms". The cost is currently $25.00 a year.
Also, remember all administrative issues (requests for warrants, quarterly reports, etc.) need to be sent to Pelican.
And remember to be a principal herald or a submissions herald, you must pass a test on the administrative handbook, in advance of receiving your approval from our office. This test is obtained from Pelican. To be put on the mailing list as a commenter you must produce at least one timely letter of comment.
British Heraldry From its Origins to c. 1800, complied and edited by Richard Marks and Ann Payne, shows a picture of an actual 15th century heraldic badge, which they call a fetterlock enclosing a rose, and we would blazon as ....a rose within and conjoined to a fetterlock.
Until next month, pray believe that I am, and remain,
Your faithful servant,
Jaelle of Armida
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