Notice from the Chair: thank you to recent Board members for their service

Greetings Lochac

I would like to thank and acknowledge two members of the Board who have resigned recently, and ask – have you thought about Board service?

Firstly, I would like to thank Simon Miller (Lord Semeon Aleksandrovich Dragon) for his tenure on the Board. His particular expertise has been appreciated by members past and present.

Additionally I would like to thank Clem Avenell (Sir Clement von Arlon) for his time on the Board, including his assistance to me as Deputy Chair.

There has been a lot of activity and transition as we move to a Board with more formal governance procedures, and a lot of hard work behind the scenes. We have advertisements out at present for Board Members and Board Assistants, and I urge you to consider these rewarding roles.

Yours in service
Georgia Winter
Chair
SCA Ltd Australia

SCA Ltd June minutes

Please be advised that the ratified minutes from the monthly SCA Ltd Board meeting held June 10 are now available and can be seen here. Minutes from the July meeting will be published once ratified at the August meeting.
Kind regards,
Cat Colwell
Secretary, SCA Ltd (Australia)

Live Streaming consultation

The SCA Ltd Board is soliciting submissions from SCA membership within Australia regarding SCA Ltd policy on Live Streaming at SCA events.

SCA Ltd requests submissions on this document to be sent to secretary@sca.org.au by May 24. These submissions will be for internal SCA Ltd Board use only, and will be used to take the views and priorities of membership into account in the scoping of a draft policy on Live Streaming at SCA events.  Commentary will then be received on the draft policy.

The document is available to read here, and a hardcopy will be available to read at the AGM.

AGM 2019

Greetings from the Board,

The Society for Creative Anachronism Ltd Board of Directors wishes to advise that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on Friday 19 April 2019 in the Great Hall at Rowany Festival, commencing at 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

Click Here for the AGM information page, where the Agenda, Chair’s report, Proxy Voting Form, and the draft minutes for the 2018 AGM will be available.

We hope to see as many of you at the meeting as possible. Those who cannot attend are welcome to lodge their Proxy form for voting in accordance with instructions on the form.

This year we will be broadcasting the AGM using the Lochac Discord channel. The Discord session will open by 4.45pm with the AGM commencing 5pm. Note that you cannot vote from Discord session; you will need to submit a Proxy Voting Form by the deadlines on the form.

Robert Aked

SCA Ltd

Equity and Diversity in the SCA (AU/NZ)

There has been recent discussion in assorted fora regarding tolerance of racist statements and unacceptable behaviour within the society. We feel that this requires a clear and unambiguous response:

The Society for Creative Anachronism (The Society for Creative Anachronism Ltd (Australia) and The Society for Creative Anachronism New Zealand Incorporated) remains committed to ensuring that we reflect the best and most welcoming aspects of the modern world, committing to celebrating equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the game we play. Researching and re-creating cultures of bygone eras does not require abandoning the values of the present and our Codes of Conduct reflect this.

We welcome people of all ages, sexes, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and ableness, and reject anyone who will discriminate on any of these bases.

The promotion of social equity and diversity in our activities remains fundamental to our game as a requirement for participation. As such, the SCA Ltd Board and the SCANZ committee continue to actively look at the best strategies and actions we can take to support this commitment. In the coming weeks and months, we will be inviting you to play an active
part in developing these strategies and actions that will support our game and its future.

Georgia Winter,
Chair, SCA Ltd

David Maclagan
Chair, SCANZ

http://sca.org.au/code-of-conduct
http://sca.org.au/roles/mission-statement-and-corporate-values

SCANZ Code of Conduct

Revised Children’s Policies

SCA Ltd has released two revised policies:

The Child Protection Policy provides guidelines to protect the safety of any child/ren while participating in an SCA activity by establishing and maintaining a child-safe and child-friendly environment and to ensure the best interests and safety of child/ren attending SCA activities.

The Background Check Procedure, mentioned in the Child Protection Policy, gives members guidelines to follow in their State or Territory.

Thank you,

David Beresford

Board Member, SCA Ltd

2018 AGM Notice – 5pm (EST) Friday 20th April

Greetings from the Board,

The Society for Creative Anachronism Ltd Board of Directors wishes to advise that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on Friday 20 April 2018 in the Guild Hall at Rowany Festival, commencing at 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

Click Here for the AGM information page, where the Agenda, Chair’s report, Proxy Voting Form, and the draft minutes for the 2017 AGM are available. The 2017 Financial Report is available in DRAFT form – changes will be forthcoming.

We hope to see as many of you at the meeting as possible. Those who cannot attend are welcome to lodge their Proxy form for voting in accordance with instructions on the form.

This year we will be broadcasting the AGM as a live webinar. The webinar will open by 4.45pm with the AGM commencing 5pm. Note that you cannot vote from the webinar; you will need to submit a Proxy Voting Form by the deadlines on the form. Please register for the AGM webinar at:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/773598621

You can also dial in using your phone.
Australia: +61 2 8355 1050

Access Code: 773-598-621

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

The broadcast will be chat-enabled for taking questions. Voting will not be conducted online; an appropriate proxy form must be lodged.

Simon Miller

SCA Ltd