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Fridrikr Tomasson
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To ALL Local A&S Officers in AEthelmearc:

Greetings!

Earlier today I wrote stating that the deadline for submitting reports was February 15th.

I was in error.

The Deadline is MARCH 1st. However, as my deadline for reporting to Corporate is March 15th, the new deadline is a hard-and-fast deadline. Please, report to your regional deputy BEFORE March 1st. This will make everyone's life easier.

In service,

Fridrikr
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To ANY local A&S officers in ÆTHELMEARC, Greetings!

Your quarterly report is due byMarch 1st! This is a hard deadline. Please send it to your Regional Deputy. If you do not know or have not heard from your Regional Deputy, please contact the Kingdom A&S Minister at ae.ans@aethelmearc.org as soon as possible.

The report form is available at <http://aethelmearc.org/moas/>

Thank you,

Baron Fridrikr Tomasson
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Remember get it in BEFORE March 1st. Thanks, +Petra Cosgrove-Tremblay 
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TRH Æthelmearc's letter to the Board on the peerage issue.
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I have to say, I am really impressed with TRH.. and especially given the BS that came out of crown tourney in the East, I'm.. I'm grateful he's stepping up here.
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From the Kingdom Seneschal's office: The First Curia of Titus and Anna Leigh - Agenda There will be a short Curia at Twelfth Night January 10, 2015 at 9:00am in ACG. Curia is opened by the King’s H...
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A Christmas Article on the Æthelmearc Gazette?  Why, yes, indeed!

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Christmas was an important time throughout medieval Europe, and many traditions developed during this period, some of which are still popular. Here are seven things you might see during Christmas i...
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Good Food at the College of Three Ravens in Thescorre!
Have you registered for College of Three Ravens which will take place on February 21 in Thescorre yet? Your paid feast reservation must be made by Sunday the 15th to secure a seat. Note that there ...
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Reposting TRM's message to the people of Æthelmearc
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Below is my response to the Board. I e-mailed it today. I hope you will all do so, too. I sent mine to directors@sca.org and to comments@sca.org

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Unto the Board of Directors of the SCA, Greetings.

My god, but you folks do know how to incite a response, don't you? First, a decidedly unclear vote on an issue where you had a clear path forward, then a clarifying statement that includes any number of misrepresentations of your words and actions. You have done well.

Let me begin here. When the results of the recent census were announced, a decided plurality, if not an outright majority, favored the fourth (or fifth) peerage. the Board at that time directed that a committee go forward with the plans for that peerage. That happened. Time passed. Then the Board announced that it was ready to go forward with the peerage, that there were a few details such as the name, the badge, the accoutrement to be settled on. Finally, last year, even those were settled on. You asked for one last round of commentary, seemingly on the name, badge, accoutrements, etc.

And then, Saturday past came round and, lo and behold, there was a majority of the very small number of comments that stood against the proposal. I suppose that the rest of those who had spoken in favor thought that this call for commentary was a formality. It turns out it wasn't. At least, you now say it wasn't. You chose to consider the vociferous opinions of a minuscule percentage of the participants in the SCA, and to ignore the possibility that a vastly larger group still felt as they did when the census was taken. And, thus, the support of your predecessors on the Board for the new peerage dissolved into a slim vote against it.

You seemed, through the discussion that was reported on by at least two people whose words I have seen and probably by many more, to feel that the door was now opened to a more inclusive chivalry. You altered wording that had made fencing an ancillary activity, an action which was very much correct, by the way. But in doing so, you implied that you would be open to a fencer being knighted. Yet, now, you pull the rug out from under that possibility, as well. 

The reasoning is interesting. The implication is that asking the new peerage for rapier-only would be overly exclusive, discriminating against all other non-rattan activities. Yet, you continue to support the 1999 policy interpretation that the chivalry shall be rattan only, thus discriminating against all other martial activities. How do you square these two contrary arguments? Simply, you cannot do so logically. And, yet, you do.

So, where do we stand, as of today. A large segment of the Society is angry, confused, and hurt. Fencers and their supporters feel that the Board of Directors have lied to them. Monarchs in various kingdoms are preparing to react, generally by threatening to violate Corpora and essentially create a new peerage without your blessing. If they do so, what will you do?

I believe that you should revisit and reopen the issue at your April 18th meeting in Cincinnati, that you should announce that you will go forward with the formation of a new peerage, and then define it, either as a rapier-only peerage or as a non-rattan martial activities peerage. Make it so, right then and there. Vote to move it forward and do not look back. 

I hope that my words & those of others will move you to turn this wrong into a right.

In service,

Thomas Ireland-Delfs
known in the SCA as Master Fridrikr Tomasson, OP, OL
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I just saved mine as a draft to walk away from it until tonight.. Ill sit and edit/tweak it tonight and then send it.
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More than ten years ago, Fridrikr Tomasson took a training course on Educative Assessments at the University of Rochester. At that time, he was introduced to the idea of Authentic Assessment, which...
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Good man! Be stern & resolute & of good cheer. Write on!
Hello folks. I've never been a blogger before but I thought I would give this a try. I've come to realize that, like everyone else, I have a lot of things going on in my life - family, career, hobbies, hopes and ambitions and...
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