[Bordermarch] Heraldry announcement for Commentary

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Wed Jul 9 08:05:23 PDT 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Anderson" <president at sca.org>
To: <announcements at sca.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:54 AM
Subject: [Ansteorra-announce] [Announcements] Heraldry announcement 

> Ladies and gentlemen,
> Laurel and Wreath Sovereigns of Arms asked that this be sent out over
> Announcements as it affects more people than can be reached through
> heraldic channels.
> auto-signature file at the bottom says, but comments sent to
> comments at sca.org will not get to Laurel and Wreath.
> Instead, send comments to wreath-herald at sca.org.
> Again, please send comments on this to wreath-herald at sca.org.
> Thank you,
> Patrick
> President, SCA, Inc.
> --
> Greetings!
> The following items were included on the Cover Letter that was issued
> this past weekend, with requests for comment from the populace of the
> SCA and not just the College of Arms.  If these questions have not yet
> appeared on your kingdom's heraldic and/or your kingdom's main mailing
> list, please forward this email to those lists.
> The decisions on these subjects will be made at the November 2008
> Wreath meeting.   Those who wish to comment but are not commenting
> members of the College of Arms (and thus unable to post to OSCAR), may
> send their commentary directly to wreath-herald at sca.org; those
> comments will then be posted verbatim to OSCAR.  All comments
> submitted in this fashion should arrive by October 24, 2008.  This
> will give the volunteers doing this manual copying sufficient time for
> their work.
> Please address these questions separately, if at all possible.
> 1: Laurel Wreaths and Territorial Arms
> Currently laurel wreaths are reserved for - and are a required
> component of - territorial arms. This topic has been a subject of
> debate many times. It has long been argued that the requirement that
> territorial arms have a laurel wreath as a prominent component of the
> arms is ahistoric. The counter-argument has been that it makes it easy
> to identify territorial groups which, while not a period practice, is
> very much part of SCA historical practice. We are considering removing
> the requirement that territorial arms have a laurel wreath and invite
> comments from the College of Arms and others.
> 2: Laurel Wreaths for Laurels
> Currently laurel wreaths are reserved for territorial arms. A member
> of the Order of the Pelican may register armory with the symbol of the
> order, as may a member of the Order of the Chivalry. It has been
> suggested that members of the Order of the Laurel should also be
> allowed to registered armory with the symbol of their order. We
> request opinions on whether or not laurel wreaths should be reserved
> for members of the Order of the Laurel in addition to territorial
> arms. Please note that this decision is independent of the decision
> whether or not to remove the requirement that territorial arms include
> a laurel wreath. Regardless of the outcome of these two discussions,
> laurel wreaths will continue to be reserved for territorial arms.
> - Istvan
>  ...soon to be Wreath Sovereign of Arms
> --
> Patrick Anderson
> President
> Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
> president at sca.org
> 952-412-4112
> Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
> SCA Inc.
> Box 360789
> Milpitas,  CA 95036
> You may also email comments at lists.sca.org.
> This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for 
> Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this 
> announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic 
> mailing lists.
> _______________________________________________

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