AE Leads members once again supported the AEcademy and sponsored a track of well received and attended classes. As some of the token cards noted, “The generous giving of ourselves, produces a generous harvest”.

Thank you to all of the teachers and coordinators involved in the leadership track:

Chancellor of the AEcademy: Baroness Elena de Palma

Teachers: Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann (Behind the Curtain: SCA Administrative Structure ) Baroness Yvianne de Castel d’Avignon, OL (Largesse: The Nexus of Art and Service), Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lions Tower (Service to the Arts Community)(Service to the Martial Community), THLord Arias Beltran del Valle (Modern Media and the SCA) …and a special thank you to all of those who participated in the round table discussions.

Æ Leads is currently engaged in a special project to bring attention to the vast amount of service that goes into every event. Our goal is to thank volunteers at each event during the current reign by giving them a small token. AEcademy was no exception. We were given permission by the Event Steward to set up a small table near the Tollners on which we had informational pamphlets to introduce attendees to AE Leads, service tokens, a service survey and a box in which donations of craft supplies to the token project could be made. By the end of the day, numerous tokens were seen … worn in clear display and obvious pride of having received acknowledgement of service rendered.

At the end of the day, Master Tigernach mac Cathail, and THLord Arias Beltran del Valle were graciously granted a few moments in The Court of Their Majesties, Timothy and Gabrielle, to represent AE Leads, explain who we are, why we exist and how to become involved. The AE Lead members in attendance were asked to stand and be recognized.

All in all, it was a good day for those who came to teach and those who came to learn. Stay tuned for upcoming activities, Much is being planned. Don’t miss out!

If you were unable to attend a class and would like more information, please feel free to contact the teacher directly, or reach out to AE Leads ( and let us help you get in contact. The same email address may be used to get more information about AE Leads or subscribe to the discussion group.