Expression Of Interest: Lists Officer Position

Greetings unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr,

 

It is now time to advertise for my replacement, I have served as the Baronial List Officer for nearly two years now, my warrant for this position officially expires on the 20th of October 2014.

This role involves a fairly limited input of time doing the following:

Coordinating the running of the lists for fighting events when asked. Either doing it oneself or arranging for someone to do it.

Compiling reports for each fighting event

Monthly reports to barony executive and quarterly reports to kingdom list officer to keep them informed of the results of fighting events

Attend monthly baronial meeting

Assist the Marshal and Herald for the event in the performance of their duties as appropriate

Ensure deputies are given appropriate training

While in this position I have had an enjoyable time, I encourage those interested in serving this Barony to please apply.

Please apply in writing detailing your Mundane Name, SCA Name, Membership Number & Expiry, Contact Details to Lists@ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org

 Should you wish to find out more, then contact Simon at Lists@ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org to get a copy of the role description or ask any questions you may have.

 YIS Simon Malory

The Ynys Fawr Directory

Greetings unto you all,

We are in the process of updating the Ynys Fawr Directory.
If you were in the last Directory and no longer wish to be listed please let me know.
If you were in the last one and your details have changed please let me know.
If you weren’t in the last one but would like to be in this one, I need to know the following:

Mundane Name
SCA Name (If you have one.)
Office (If you hold one.)
Email
Contact Number/s
(Special Instructions – Don’t call after 9pm)
Address
Interests
Can you teach?

Please send your details via email to dave367@iinet.net.au

In service to The Barony,
David

New Seneschal for the Barony of Ynys Fawr

Greetings unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr,

It is the decision of the Kingdom Seneschal that Anna Felice Tavestoche (Nicole Gail Hellessey) be appointed as the next Seneschal of the Barony of Ynys Fawr as of December 1st.

This decision is subject to a commentary period to end on July 7th.

Should you have any concerns or feedback regarding this appointment, please contact the Kingdom Seneschal: seneschal@lochac.sca.org

Yours in service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Position Soon Vacant

Greetings unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr,

It is now time to officially advertise for my replacement, I have happily served as the group Seneschal for nearly two years now, my warrant for this position officially expires on the 2nd of July 2013.

While in this position I have had a chance to grow and develop a better understanding of the barony and the Kingdom at large, it has been overall an enjoyable time, I encourage those interested in serving this Barony to please apply.

Please apply in writing detailing your Mundane Name, SCA Name, Membership Number & Expiry, Contact Details, the reason why you would like to do this position and your past experience in any other positions.

Should you wish to find out more go to
http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/pdf/Office-of-the-Baronial-Seneschal.pdf 
or call me, I am happy to talk.

In service to the Barony,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

From Their Excellencies

Greetings all.

We have had some opportunity to review the breadth of our Barony, and we are also reviewing the calendar of activities and meetings we would wish to attend. Ynys Fawr is brimming with activity in one form or another, which is wonderful to see. We are of a mind to be as accessible as we can be, to all within this Barony, however we also need to pace our activity to an even gait in order that we may continue this.
We have decided on certain arrangements that we hope the Barony will embrace in fairness to all of our members. It is already assumed that we intend to visit meetings in the Southern and Northern parts of the Barony when we can, but we may not attend them all.
It is also assumed that we will attend all events, and therefore we will endeavour for at least one of us but usually both of us to do so, and this is also our desire. We ask that all intended autocrats and event stewards present their intentions for holding events to the Baronial Seneschal in advance as much as possible. When and how this is to be done will be at the direction of the Baronial Seneschal.
However we do realise that as our Barony grows, so does the desire to hold events in all parts of the Barony, possibly with more frequency than before. Some of these events may in fact clash or be very close to another event or activity that we may already have promised to attend. We are therefore minded to look in favour on a case by case basis, at such events if they be of a small or casual nature, such as pot luck feasts or picnics. While we may dearly wish to enjoy these events also, we accept that we may not be able to attend all of them and do not wish to impede them, so we intend to consider giving dispensation to such events to be held in our absence. At such small or casual events, we strongly desire that there is a banner or similar symbol of the Barony present, to represent being a part of this Barony.

For Ynys Fawr.
Baroness Madelaine de Bourgogne
Baron Hrolf Herjolfsen

A Missive From Their Excellencies

 

Forwarded at the request of Her Excellency:
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Hello everyone. Thank you for making our Investiture as Baron and Baroness of Ynys Fawr such a great weekend! Thank you also to Their Majesties King Henri and Queen Beatrice for visiting our shores and making the pronouncements and for bestowing awards and recognitions.Congratulations to Their Excellencies Lucas and Madeleine for all that they have achieved in the Barony while being our (previous) Baron and Baroness, and congratulations to them for their elevation to Court Baron and Baroness in recognition for the work they have done for this Barony, which Hrolf and I shall continue.

Also congratulations to Karl Faustus von Achen (Fruitbat) for his Silver Pegasus, Guiliaumde Oze for Order of the Rowan, Morwenna and William be Bonnay on their receiving their Award of Arms, and to Jehanne de Finistere who has also been elevated to Court Baroness for all her services to our Barony over the many years she has been with us.Please know that we intend to travel around our Barony as much as we are able, and with this in mind, if you have any requests for things we can assist with, please let us know. Also we would encourage our members to become familiar with the various Baronial awards, in order that you might tell us who you think are deserving of those awards and recognitions.

For the Barony;
Baroness Madelaine de Bourgogne
Baron Hrolf Herjolfsen.

A Message from the Seneschal

To the Barony of Ynys Fawr I bid thee warm greetings,

Please find attached a copy of the Baronial Minutes for September http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/2011/07/bb_doc_109-Minutes.pdf

I have listed some things of special note:

1. The step down of our current Baron & Baroness and coming Investiture of our new Baron & Baroness of Ynys Fawr a right Royal Event not to be missed go to and book today. https://www.facebook.com/events/111703055647615/

2. The upcoming Royal Hobart Show where we have the opportunity of promoting our group to the public. I am looking for volunteers to do their favourite A&S project for a couple of hours, talk to people and hand out flyers for one or more time slot over the course of the Show. I have the following time slots available and hopefully free tickets to the Show for those that volunteer. Please email David on dave367@iinet.net.au
Wednesday (9am -11am)(11am-1pm)(1pm-3pm)(3pm-5pm)
Thursday (9am -11am)(11am-1pm)(1pm-3pm)(3pm-5pm)
Friday (9am -11am)(11am-1pm)(1pm-3pm)(3pm-5pm)
Saturday (9am -11am)(11am-1pm)(1pm-3pm)
A variety of A&S crafts would be great!

I am also looking for Combatants willing to put on a display in the Cattle Judging Arena the same as last year one on Thursday 12 noon – 2 pm and one on Saturday 10.30am – 12.00 noon. It is my plan to have a pavilion there along with plenty of drinks and maybe even a Herald. So please support your Barony!

3. After the Royal Hobart Show we have an event Welcome to all things Medieval on Sunday 11th November 2012.
I hope you all come along and help welcome new members to our group.  http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/home/events/

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal

New Rules

Greetings unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr, 

I received the following missive from Lochac Kingdom Seneschal Catherine de Arc.

On the 1st of September all the new rules regarding indemnities and event memberships came into play within Australia.

Signing in Procedures Signing in is now required at ALL SCA events, meetings, practices and training sessions every week.

People who can prove both valid SCA membership and a valid indemnity sign the Member sign in sheet.

People who can prove valid SCA membership but not a valid indemnity sign the Member without card form but do NOT pay the $5 event membership fee.

People who cannot prove valid SCA membership sign Non-member indemnities and pay the $5 event membership fee.

Proof of Valid Indemnity Members’ indemnities now only last for one year rather than for the life of the membership.

A valid membership card alone does not prove that you have a valid indemnity on file. Knowing that you have renewed your membership within the last year is not proof the constable can accept.

However, there is an easy way to get proof of valid indemnity:
           
1 -Logon to the Membership Services section of the SCA Australia website using the following URL – http://lochac.sca.org/members.html

2 – Once you have logged in, select the option labelled “Update and print indemnity or change address etc. details”. This will take you to the membership update option with all your current details displayed.
Check they are correct, then scroll to the bottom of that page and tick the box indicating your acceptance of the indemnity and click the submit button.

3 – Once this is done a new page will be displayed at the top of which you will see a section labelled “Indemnity update”. Please print out this page and cut out the indemnity update part and stick it to the back of your membership card. Please note if you are updating multiple memberships you will need to print off the Indemnity Update page each time.

The pricing for our regular events has been adjusted accordingly please go to http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/home/events/past-events/ for more information. 

I understand this will affect many of us and thank you in advance for your understanding as we all get used to this.

In service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal Ynys Fawr

Greetings from the Board

Greetings from the Board of SCA Ltd to all Australian members,

Due to recent changes the SCA in Australia has experienced with regards to GST, insurance and the cost of complying with the requirements of the ATO and our insurer we need to raise the current membership fee to $30 per Australian member per year from the 17th August 2012. This amounts to a five dollar increase in the membership fee, of which $2.73 is to cover GST on memberships and the remaining $2.27 for covering the additional compliance costs and a small increase in cost of insurance. In addition, for those wanting to receive a paper Pegasus the amount for Pegasus has been increased from $20 to $22 to account for GST . Contributing membership has increased from $60 to $70 ($27.27 membership, $20 for Pegasus, $16.36 as a contribution, $6.37 GST).

As part of this change we will be suspending future multi-year memberships until such time as we can determine if any changes are needed to handle future price increases and the amount of time one of these memberships can be taken out for. Please note this change in price and multi-year memberships does not affect any memberships taken out prior to the 17th August 2012.

In addition, to the fee changes there is now a requirement from our insurance company to have all Australian members sign a yearly indemnity. Due to this requirement we have had to implement new policies to ensure all members have a valid and current indemnity. To ensure our members indemnities are current as of the 1st September 2012 we ask that all members do the following:

1 -Logon to the Membership Services section of the SCA Australia website using the following URL – http://lochac.sca.org/members.html

2 – Once you have logged in, select the option labelled “Update and print indemnity or change address etc. details”. This will take you to the membership update option with all your current details displayed. Scroll to the bottom of that page and select your acceptance of the indemnity and click the submit button. 

3 – Once this is done a new page will be displayed at top of which you will see a section labelled “Indemnity update”. You will need to print out this page and cut out the indemnity update part and stick it to the back of your membership card. Once this has been done then on presenting your card at an event the constable will check your card to ensure your indemnity is current. Please note if you are updating multiple memberships you need to print off the Indemnity Update page each time otherwise you will have to reapply for a current indemnity for those you missed.

4 – If your indemnity isn’t current when attending an SCA event or activity then you will need to sign a Members without cards indemnity form. You will only need to sign the indemnity you will not have to pay the $5 fee as the membership expiry date on your card is proof of current membership.

The Board apologises for the inconvenience this may put people through but it is the only safe way to proceed. The Board therefore asks all members, in the spirit upon which our society was founded, to help us make sure we are properly covered by insurance for all the activities we enjoy as members and get the proof of indemnity added to your card.

Yours in Service,

Steven Baker