Seawinds Defender 2012 is only a few short weeks away! This event will be held in the lovely La Fruta Park just outside of Mathis. We invite you to join us as we hold competitions to declare our new defenders!
The Shire of Seawinds is delighted to announce that on September the 8th at War of Ages our own Caitriona and Joanna will be elevated to the Order of the Laurel. The elevation will take place during morning court and will be followed by a lovely reception.
We proudly invite you to share in this happy day and help us celebrate our good friends!
The Southern Regional Seneschal, HL Colin, has announced that HL Joanna the Spinner will succeed HL Caley as Seneschal of Seawinds. Transition will be complete as of the January Round Table. Please direct any questions to HL Joanna.
The office for Seawinds Seneschal is now open for applications!
Now is the time for me to step down and resign from the position as the proud seneschal of this wonderful shire!
All applications for the office must be sent to the current and regional seneschal.
If the position of seneschal (ie. Local Chapter President) is of interest to you, please fill out the application for office. Found here: http://seneschal.ansteorra.org/forms/ApplicationJan08.pdf
Attach and send it to the current seneschal - HL Caley at firstname.lastname@example.org and Southern Regional seneschal - HL Colin MacNachtan at: email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, November 28, 2011.
Please review the requirements to apply and hold this office as well as the responsibilities found in the seneschal handbook. Found here: http://seneschal.ansteorra.org/forms/Seneschalhandbook2006.pdf
1. You must be 18 or older.
2. You must be a member of the SCA and have regular access to the Kingdom
3. You must attend the Seneschal’s and Treasurer’s warranting classes.
4. You must not live at the same address as the group’s Treasurer.
5. You must be reachable by telephone, especially in the evenings. It is critical to have email access, but it’s not required unless you are applying for a regional or Kingdom office.
As always, I am available for any and all questions!
In Service, I remain,
HL Eleanora Elizabeth Caley
Shire of Seawinds Seneschal
Greetings my Shire-mates!
We have had a busy month of change!
We have a newly recognized Youth Marshal of Seawinds, Lord Owen! Congrats!
We have a new Herald, Lord Geoffrey! Thank you Lady Alys for your service! We had a lot of submissions during your two years as Seawinds Herald. Thank you. We have a new Hospitaler taking the reigns over from Centurion Wayland, Lady AriManna! We all know she will do a wonderful job and has already done so much of the job already as Wayland's deputy. Thank you Wayland for your continued service! If that wasn't enough, we also have a new Exchequer! Thank you Lord Phillip for stepping up and becoming our newest Seawinds money man! Phillip is very organized and I am sure will do a great job for Seawinds! Thank you Lord Helgierr for showing him how it's done! Helgierr you have been such as asset to Seawinds for so long! Thank you for all the ways you have served over the many, many years in the shire. (Don't Leave!!!)
This makes for largely a new officer corps. Along with our A&S mistress and Chronicler, I believe this is the first time many of you have been a full fledged warranted officer. Most of you new officers have been deputies and all of you have stepped up time and again to serve. I am so very happy for this changing of the guard. These changes in officers shows growth and positive direction for the shire! Time for some new blood! Thank you all ahead of time for your dedication.
Now is the time to fill in those deputy positions! All officers need back up! You never know when life will become more important than that darn monthly report! So save some grief and get some help. Learn the new job together! So if tragedy strikes, the shire stays strong. Those of you that want to serve and help play a part in strengthening the shire but not ready yet to be an officer? This is the time to apply to become a deputy. We need your help!
That is why I announce since their Majesties took my deputy to become Star Principal Herald, Lord Andrewe. I am pleased to announce HL Catriona, our Quartermaster and past Seneschal, has agreed to step in and fill the deputy seneschal position. Yet, I am always looking for more deputies!
Thank you Lord Andrewe for continuing to be our web admin even as you take this Kingdom level job.
The Seneschal's job is never a popular job keeping up with Corporate, Kingdom, and mundane requirements and laws for a non for profit organization sometimes makes you the "bad guy". Yet with these new officers and those that came before them, I feel I am very blessed. I will look to each of you to report monthly and quarterly on time as well as help guide this shire in further growth and success.
Look at all the coming events!
Co-Hosting War of Ages!
Ingleside Ren Faire
We are a busy shire!
Turn in your award recommendations!
I, Thank You all...
In Service to the Dream, I remain.
Honorable Lady Eleanora Elizabeth Caley
Seneschal of the Grand and Mighty Shire of Seawinds
Congratulations to Lord Phillip, the next Seawinds Exchequer!
We are still taking applications for the office of Hospitaler and Herald. This is a great
opportunity to get involved in the business end of our shire. Service to the shire and the
kingdom does not go over looked. We have lots of new comers that need the leadership
of those long time members of the shire. I appreciate everyone stepping up and
participating in shaping the shire future!
I am pleased to announce my deputy Seneschal; Lord Andrewe has been announced to be
the 20th Ansteorran Star Principal Herald. We are so pleased for him and excited for this
opportunity to serve the kingdom. Yet, now as required by kingdom, I need a deputy
seneschal ASAP! So please step forward!
There are a lot of opportunities to serve Seawinds! We have a Defender event coming up
locally on October 28-30 and our co – hosting event War of Ages with Ffynnon Gath on
November 11-13. There is another Ingleside Ren Faire scheduled for December 9-11.
Please come and play with us!
As always if there is anything I can do to make your SCA experience more enjoyable, I
am always here for my SCA family!
In Service to the Dream, I remain,
Honorable Lady Eleanora Elizabeth Caley
Proud Seneschal of the Great Shire of Seawinds
Just a note about the Secret Archives link... This area will be our file repository for the Shire. Here you can find the last 12 months worth of Sandscrit articles, as well as the current Order of Precedence. Other files may be added as appropriate. If you have a question about an older issue of the Sandscrit, please contact the Chronicler for assistance.
I remain your servant,
Greetings! You've probably noticed by now that our website has been changing. This has been a long overdue endeavour, and it is most certainly evolving still. We are now being hosted on the Ansteorran Kingdom Server, and are working to improve the user experience regarding our website. We are actively working on expanding the content available on the web, and it is expected to take time to perfect everything. I would ask that if you have any comments or suggestions to please email me, the Seawinds Webminister, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise that the content of the website will be improving on a daily basis, and would like for you all to check back frequently.
With the upcoming Coronation and Round Table, it is once again time to change hands with regards to some of our offices. The following offices are open for application. Please contact the current officer for more information:
Exchequer (Treasurer): This position is responsible for maintaining the finances of the Shire of Seawinds and reporting on those finances to the Kingdom. Some financial knowledge is encouraged. There are warranting classes required, but they may be obtained after being selected as the officer if you are so interested.
Hospitaler: This office is responsible for assisting and recruiting newcomers, as well as coordinating demonstrations for the general public.
Pursuivant (Herald): This office is responsible for assisting the populace with researching and registering their names and devices. They are also responsible for coordinating Heraldry at events and some other small tasks. There is a warranting class for this office, which must be completed within 3 months of warrant date.
If you are interested in any of the above offices, please contact the relevant officer for more information.