Notice– There are two offices open this year
The position of the Youth Activities and The position of the Chronicler.
If either games with children or writing interests you and you would like to get more involved with Darach Shire stuff, now might be the perfect time find out more about it. Send a message to the seneschal if you are interested either of those positions or maybe just becoming a deputy. If you just CAN’T wait.. you can pop by the shire meeting at the Oxnard public library.
These are the people you can contact about events and activities in the Shire of Darach.
Each contact person is listed by his or her Society name.
Kelvin of Tynedale
The office of the Seneschal is a facilitator of policy and procedure from the local to corporate level. Within the Shire, the Seneschal has responsibility for and authority in legal matters. They are ultimately the one responsible for real-world legal, financial, and operational matters: sites, contracts, waiver, policy, and making sure the SCA governing documents are followed. They may delegate some of this authority to Deputy Seneschals and Event Stewards as appropriate and in accordance with Shire culture.
MINISTER OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste
The Minister of Arts and Sciences is responsible for fostering the study of period culture and technology, and methods for producing historically accurate artifacts and performances. His/her duties include coordinating the efforts of kingdom Arts and Sciences officers, and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields under study. The office also assists the Chronicler of the Society and the editors of Society publications in confirming the validity of research presented to the membership.
Richard James MacCausland
The Chatelaine is in charge of Newcomers’ Relations. Each SCA kingdom has an officer in this position, known as the Chatelain(e) or Hospitaller that will assist new members who wish to get involved and attend events. SCA events require that those attending make some attempt at pre-17th Century dress. This can be difficult at first, not having any period clothes. Gold Key is the answer.To borrow garb, feastware, or new member resources from the shire’s Gold Key, contact the Chatelaine to make arrangement
CHRONICLER (Position Open)
The Chronicler’s duties are to publish the shire newsletter, The Oak Leaf, and oversee non-electronic publishing in Darach.
The Constable is in charge of keeping the peace and maintenance of lost and found.
EXCHEQUER (Position Open at the end of the year)
Albra Katerine Marie Isabelle Bautiste
The Shire Chancellor of the Exchequer reports to the Seneschal, and is in charge of all financial activities and accounts the Shire holds. This office compiles financial information reported by all local events of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., to be used in the SCA’s tax returns and other financial reports.
Richard James MacCausland
Heralds in the Society for Creative Anachronism have many jobs. Administrative responsibilities, ceremonial roles, and as source of technical expertise. The Herald is your first stop when submitting a name and personal device.
Thomasina MacGregor of Tay
The List Table is the location where competitors sign in and where the Minister of Lists keeps track of the paperwork necessary to actually run the tournament.
The Marshal of Darach Shire is responsible for the local martial activities in the SCA, including armored combat in tournaments and wars, rapier combat, siege weapons, combat archery, target archery, and equestrian activities.
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The webminister updates the shire website, and oversees electronic publishing in Darach.