CANDIDATES BARONIAL TOUR

Unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr I bid thee warm greetings,

The Candidates Baronial Tour is progressing; the Candidates and I recently visited the Ward of Oestmark in the North and were thoroughly welcomed.

The next meeting will be held down in the Canton of Lightwood, Geeveston, IMOT at 1pm this Saturday the 11th of August, all welcome. Please come prepared with your questions.

The following meeting will be held this coming Sunday at the Cambridge Hall at 1pm on Sunday the 12th of August. Again I ask that people please come prepared with your questions.

Links to the Candidates Statements may be found below

Lord Declan of Drogheda
http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/2012/07/Declan-of-Drogheda-Letter-of-Intent.pdf 

Baroness Madeleine de Bourgogne and Baron Hrolf Herjolfssen
http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/2012/07/Madeleine-Hrolf-Letter-of-Intent.pdf

The call for comments opened on the 22nd July 2012 and will close on the 19th August 2012.

Please send your comments to crown@lochac.sca.org or post them to The Barony of Ynys Fawr PO Box 351, Moonah, TAS 7009 AND they will be forwarded to Their Majesties. 

Members will have received by mail a Ballot Paper along with a stamped self addressed envelope, I ask that you mark your preferred Candidate by ticking the box next to their names, place the ballot paper into the stamped self addressed envelope, seal and post.

Please be assured that all votes will be kept in the strictest confidence by Their Majesties.
All Ballot Papers must be received before the 19th of August.

The successful Candidates will be announced on the 1st September 2012.

The date for our Baronial changeover is the 20th October 2012.

Yours in service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Wanted: Webminister

As our lovely seneschal just announced, I’m now the steward for the baronial investiture in October. As well, I’m acting Kingdom Herald, an active founding member of the canton of Lightwood, co-organiser of a bunch of activities down here, a local volunteer on a bunch of committees, and I’m self-employed and trying to earn a living.  Something has to give sooner or later, so while I’ve still got some hair left I’d like to find a replacement for the role of Ynys Fawr Web Minister.

The job is pretty simple.  You get a login; you log in to the website.  You wander around through the pages checking that they’re up to date; occasionally you add new stuff.  Also, you update the calendar, keep tabs on the Facebook group, make sure there’s nothing untoward happening on the mailing list, and keep in touch with the seneschal by email.  Every month you do a report, and you endeavour to attend, either in person or via voice chat, the baronial meeting.  Pretty simple, really.

If you want the job, all you need to do is demonstrate that you can handle computer stuff about as complex as Facebook, email and WordPress.  WordPress is no more difficult than using a word processor, so don’t worry about that.  I’ll train you, happily.  And having the ability to communicate clearly in written English is a good thing too, but I don’t expect Mr Strunk or Mr White.  Mr Stadlter and Mr Waldorf would be enough!

Contact me by email at eric@geeveston.net if you’re interested. Deadline is… oh, whenever, but so that David doesn’t worry too much, let’s say the 19th of August. That’s a Sunday, a month away.  That’s plenty of time.

Please apply! Be an officer in this man’s army person’s barony!

Sucessful Bid for Invest / Divest

Warm Greetings unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr,

I am pleased to announce the successful bid for the Invest / Divest Event to be held on the 20th of October is his Excellency Baron Karl Faustus von Aachen of the Canton of Lightwood.

The details will be finalised soon, but it will be a weekend Event in the Canton of Lightwood.

Yours in service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

OUR CANDIDATES

Unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr I bid thee warm greetings,

On behalf of Their Majesty’s Kyng Henri and Cwene Beatrice I am pleased to announce the following Candidates and hereby post their Letters of Intent for your consideration.

Lord Declan of Drogheda
http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/2012/07/Declan-of-Drogheda-Letter-of-Intent.pdf

Baroness Madeleine de Bourgogne and Baron Hrolf Herjolfssen http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/2012/07/Madeleine-Hrolf-Letter-of-Intent.pdf

A call for comments will open on the 22nd July 2012 and close on the 18th August 2012 and during this time a poll will also be arranged.

An Event will also be aranged to give everyone an opportunity to speak with the Candidates and ask them  questions. This may be a formal or informal event dependant on a consensus between the Candidates and I.

The successful Candidates will be announced on the 1st September 2012

The date for our Baronial changeover is to be the 20th October 2012

Should you have any questions please contact me on dave367@…

Yours in service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

 

The New Ynys Fawr Directory

Unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr,

I bid thee the warmest of greetings on this winters day.

I am pleased to announce we have a new Ynys Fawr Directory which will better the lines of communication between us all and maybe we won’t lose so many carriers.

Special thanks go to Lord Wulfgar Jarnsiða and Baroness Beatrix Aetholsdottir of Jelling for all their work in gathering and compiling the information.

If you missed out being listed in this directory and would like to be in version II, or you would like to make a correction on an existing listing, please send me an email to dave367@iinet.net.au with your Mundane Name, SCA Name (If you have one!), your email address, contact numbers, postal address, special requirements you would like listed and I will place you in next listing.

Please remember these are people’s private contact details and all care should be undertaken to see that they remain so. I would also remind you that this is a live document and as such will be updated on a regular basis, so it may be wise to keep electronic versions anyway.

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Important Changes to Events Please Read

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

 With the recent changes coming in from now through to the 1st of September 2012

I thought it prudent to give you all an update and hyperlink to the new Event Form http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/2011/07/Event-Form-.pdf 
I would like all Stewards to begin using from the 2nd of July.

 We have just clicked over into the new Financial Year, so I would like to confirm that all Events must add 10% to the event costs before rounding up the fee to a rational price.

 When calculating the Profit/Loss please follow the following:

Income
Less GST (1/11)
Less $2 per Adult Event Member (Until the 1st of September 2012)
Less $1 Kingdom Levy per Adult
Less Expenses
Plus GST paid on expenditure from scanned receipts supplied to the Reeve.

 Just to clarify, as of the 1st of September 2012 the Non-Member Surcharge for Insurance applies to Non-Members regardless of age or participation, given what the claims in the past have involved, being that we are insuring against accidents, and they are more likely to happen to spectators and children.

 1st of September 2012

Income
Less GST (1/11)
Less $5 per Non Member (Regardless of Age or Participation)
Less $1 Kingdom Levy per Adult
Less Expenses
Plus GST paid on expenditure from scanned receipts supplied to the Reeve.

Should you have any further queries please contact me on dave367@iinet.net.au

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr 

The Call for Letters of Intent has now Closed

Unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr I bid thee warm greetings,

The Call for Letters of Intent has now closed and I will publish a list of Candidates and their Letters of Intent on the 8th of July.

A call for comments will open on the 22nd July 2012 and close on the 18th August 2012, during this time I will arrange an event to give everyone an opportunity to speak with the Candidates.
This may be a formal or informal event dependant on a consensus between the Candidates and I.

The successful Candidates will be announced on the 1st September 2012

The date for our Baronial changeover is to be the 20th October 2012

To date I have received two submissions for stewarding Invest and Divest on the 20th of October. If you would like to steward this event please submit your submission to me before the 6th of July.

Should you have any questions please contact me on dave367@iinet.net.au

Yours in service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Steward for Invest / Divest ?

Greetings unto the Populace of Ynys Fawr,

To date I have received two submissions for stewarding Invest and Divest on the 20th of October. If you would like to steward this event please submit your submission to me before the 6th of July.

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

Increased Non-Member Surcharge and GST

Greetings unto the populace of Ynys Fawr,

Recently at the Baronial Meeting and over the last few days some questions have been asked by a number of people within the Kingdom regarding the increased non-member surcharge to cover Insurance and GST.

Glynnis Hollindale our SCA Ltd Treasurer has supplied the following answers to some of your questions.

Question 1 – When does the Insurance Surcharge start?

Answer 1 – The Insurance Surcharge will be applicable at events, meetings and fighter practices from the 1st of September 2012. Reeves will be expected to remit surcharges with their Q3 report

NB: Further negotiation is occurring with the Insurance Company and we are planning to make a more detailed announcement with hopefully less onerous requirements closer to the applicable date.

Question 2 – Does the $5 Insurance Surcharge replace the $2 event membership we currently charge or is it in addition to the $2?

Answer 2 – Yes, it is a replacement of the $2.

Previously, the $2 event membership helped us pay the $10K. Now the $5 Insurance Surcharge is in addition to the $10K and will be passed on directly to AoN. There are also different requirements for the application of the Insurance Surcharge.

Question 3 – You are saying that we do not have to pay this [non-member insurance] until September. My interpretation was that the insurance company was prepared to accept the payments on the basis of attendance numbers, ie in arrears which to my interpretation means we should be charging it from 1st July to be handed on. Please can you clarify this situation for us?

Answer 3 – Yes, the insurance company is happy to receive in arrears. Yes we do not have the charge it until 1st September. SCA Ltd will not be paying anything until 1st December 2012.

Question 4 – As we are now paying GST as we are over the limit for a Non-Profit organisation when we book halls can we no longer claim to be a non-profit group?

Answer 4 – No, it does not impact on our Non-profit status.

Non-profit status is based on the articles in our Constitution that forbid distribution of funds to members other than as reimbursements in our capacity as members and that if SCA Ltd closes, the money will go to a similar organisation and not distributed among the members. We can employ people to work for us such as the accountant and auditor, legal counsel giving us advice etc but not distribute dividends to the membership.

SCA Ltd is paying GST as we have breached the threshold for money passing through the bank accounts. It does not matter if SCA Ltd makes a profit from its activities or not. The fact that SCA Ltd is a non-profit company means that the threshold was higher than the one for a normal business.

Thank you to those people who asked the questions.

In Service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr

 

Baronial Changeover Information

Greetings unto the populace of Ynys Fawr,

Earlier this year their Excellency’s announced their intention to step down as our Baron and Baroness.

I have been in discussion with Baroness Hróðný Aradóttir, Chamberlain to Their Highnesses, Henri and Beatrice with regard to the Baronial changeover and would like to announce that the timeframe for Letters of Intent opens on Friday the 8th of June.

Could all Letters of Intent please be sent to the following email addresses royal@lochac.sca.org and my own email address dave367@iinet.net.au

The Barony has a little over 19 weeks before the Baronial changeover, but I would appreciate it if everybody adheres to their Highnesses schedule below as I cannot guarantee your submission if it is received late.

Call for Letters of Interest & Timeline announcement
Open – 8th June 2012
Close – 30th June 2012

Candidate List to be published on the 8th July 2012

Meet the Candidates – Between the 8th of July and the 18th of August the Seneschal will arrange an event to give everyone an opportunity to speak with the Candidates. This may be a formal or informal event dependant on a consensus.

A call for comments will
Open – 22nd July 2012
Close – 18th August 2012

The successful Candidates will be announced on the 1st September 2012

The date for our Baronial changeover to be the 20th October 2012

Should you have any questions please contact me on dave367@iinet.net.au

Yours in service,

David de Derlington
Seneschal, Ynys Fawr