[Gatesedge] Fw: [Ansteorra-announce] [Announcements] Potential New PeerageExploratory Committee

Carolyn Young caitlin37 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 5 14:02:41 PST 2012

In case anyone is interested.

Caitlin, Carolyn, Lyn, Mom, Grandma
So much to do; so little attention span.....

From: <ea at sca.org>
Subject: [Ansteorra-announce] [Announcements] Potential New 
PeerageExploratory Committee

Potential New Peerage Exploratory Committee

Based on input from the Census results, as well as an examination of the 
breadth and depth of participation across the Known World and the unique 
subculture, ethos, and goals it has developed within the Society, the Board 
of Directors intends to explore the possibility of creating a new peerage to 
recognize as peers those participants who meet the general requirements for 
a patent of arms and who demonstrate prowess in Rapier / Cut and Thrust 
Combat. As this would potentially be the first additional peerage for the 
SCA in many decades, input and feedback from the Known World throughout the 
exploratory process is essential.

The SCA’s Board of Directors is seeking individuals interested in 
participating in an Exploratory Committee focused on developing a set of 
options for potential implementation of a new peerage for Rapier Combat 
and/or Cut and Thrust Combat. This committee would be responsible for 
developing sets of recommendations for heraldry, regalia, corpora changes 
and identifying and addressing associated issues around creating and 
implementing such a peerage, and would consist of representatives of the 
following categories:
· One recognized Rapier Fencer or Rapier Fencing Official
· One recognized C&T Fencer or C&T Fencing Official
· One Fencing Laurel (recognized for Fence)
· One Fencing Pelican (recognized for Fence)
· One Fencing Knight/Master at Arms
· Two Heralds
· One Non-Fencing Pelican
· One Non-Fencing Laurel
· One Non-Fencing Knight/Master at Arms
· One Lady of the Rose
· One expert in Corpora (e.g., Seneschal)
· One SCA Archivist or Historian

Please submit Letters of Intent by July 1st, 2012 and identify to which of 
the above categories you are specifically applying. Those individuals who 
have expressed interest already via the Comments email address or the 
Directors email address will be considered.
Hard copies of resumes (both professional and SCA related, including offices 
held and honors) must be sent to the attention of The Board of Directors, 
SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Electronic courtesy 
copies should also be sent to [mailto:peerageexploratorycommittee at sca.org] 
peerageexploratorycommittee at sca.org and resumes at sca.org.

The exploration into a new stand-alone Peerage for Rapier / Cut and Thrust 
is driven not only by what the Board of Directors perceives to be a very 
high level of support across the organization, but also because it expresses 
a defined and specific culture that is unique and separate from chivalric 
armoured combat, other martial arts, and the unique and separate cultures of 
the Arts and Sciences and Service communities.

The results of this Exploratory Committee, along with comments from the 
populace about those results, will then be reviewed by a much larger and 
more representative Review Committee. The Review Committee will be 
established later by the Board of Directors and will be comprised of 
representatives selected by the relevant groups and organizations within and 
across the Society (e.g., the Kingdoms, Peerages, Heralds, Seneschals, Grand 
Council, Rapier Fencing Community, and C&T Fencing Community) as a final 
input into the process. The Board will be working with those organizations 
to request their nominees following the formation of the Exploratory 
Committee. The Board welcomes all commentary throughout this exploratory 
process from the populace at large. Please send commentary to 
[mailto:Comments at sca.org] Comments at sca.org and include Potential New Peerage 
in the subject line.

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 

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