[ANSTHRLD] renewed call for applications for Laurel Sovereign and staff
Wendel_Bordelon at bmc.com
Fri Jul 25 11:17:35 PDT 2003
At the July 2003 meeting the Board of Directors reopened the call for
applications for the office of Laurel Sovereign of Arms. A new call is
being made because in the weeks between the close of applications and
the Board meeting all three applications were withdrawn from
The decision about the new Laurel and staff will be made by the Board
of Directors at the October 2003 Board meeting, with the new team to
take office and start ruling on submissions in April 2004. Application
must be made in writing to Laurel Resume, SCA Inc., PO Box 360789,
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789, or to resumes at sca.org. Resumes must be
received by September 30, 2003. Applicants are encouraged to forward
their resumes to the College of Arms to allow the College to provide
informed commentary to the Board.
Laurel is responsible for overseeing all heraldry in the SCA, including
the processing of heraldic submissions. A detailed job description is
found in section IX of the Administrative Handbook of the College of
Arms at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/admin.html#IX.
The current structure of the Laurel office splits the submissions work
between three main deputies: Pelican Sovereign of Arms (decisions on
name submissions), Wreath Sovereign of Arms (decisions on armory
submissions), and Laurel Clerk (handling the hundreds of submissions
processed each month and the College of Arms correspondence for those
submissions). Other structures for the office are acceptable.
Laurel will be taking a more active role in helping develop team
applications this time. It is often hard to find the staff needed to
do the entire Laurel office in one place. The current office setup
shows that the staff can be located in multiple cities. To that end,
people who might be interested in taking the responsibility for a
portion of the Laurel job are encouraged to write to Laurel, who may
be able to help them become part of a Laurel team bid.
Laurel would like to commend the three teams that previously applied.
They all wished to serve the Society and the College of Arms. The
reasons for making the hard decision to withdraw their applications
were as varied as the teams that applied. One common concern I heard
from each applicant was the volume of work and the time required for
the office. I respect each of the teams that applied for the office.
It is Laurel's hope that each of team will continue to work with the
CoA and apply again in the future.
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