AE Leads Q&A Schola: September 12

Please email for Zoom information!


The sun rises and sets, the seasons are changing yet AEthelmearc remains dormant in the grips of this plague … or do we?

What are we doing now, what hurdles do we face and what is in store for the future?

The good folks at AE Leads, who are dedicated to promotion of informed, engaged, and positive service within Æthelmearc, have arranged for a series of scholas to keep us connected and provide information On Saturday, September 12th from noon – 4 pm a series of Zoom meetings will be offered to provide information regarding the status and direction of AEthelmearc and The Society

These are all Q and A panel type sessions, revolving around the impact of SCA life in this time of COVID.

Their Majesties of AEthelmearc, Maynard and Liadain, will be available to answer questions and concerns regarding the Kingdom

AE Kingdom Seneshal, Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne and Duke Christopher Rawlyns, AE Deputy Seneschal for Pandemic, have agreed to discuss in-kingdom functions

Members of the BOD,
President: John Fulton (Duke John the Bearkiller),
Treasurer: Mazelle Attiya (Maistresse Alysia Gabrielle de Fougeres,
and Director: Gigi Coulson (Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti), Ombudsman for: AEthelmearc, Avacal, Drachenwald, Ealdormere, Lochac, DEI
will be available to answer questions on corporate finance and decision making. Questions on other topics concerning the SCA at large are also welcome and can be addressed as time permits.

Two SCA members, Bjorn Einarsson from Heronter and Fox Fierlin from BMDL, who work in the mundane wellness profession will be talking about the feelings of loss and coping with isolation from
SCA people and activities. (NOTE: This class is intended to be a social conversation and does not assume to present or stand as a substitute for medical diagnosis or remedy.)

All members of the populace are welcome and encouraged to submit questions and specific topics in advance. Even if you are not able to join in the live discussion, we would like to make sure your thoughts & concerns are addressed. Plans are underway to rebroadcast the session in order to share the information far and wide.

If you would like to submit questions in advance, please send your query to the session coordinator Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lions Tower, OP, via email to:

Please feel free to cross post this announcement.

Thanks in advance …. and we look forward to your attendance and participation in next Saturday’s schola

AE Leads team

Seeking Submissions: AEthelmearc Book of Knowledge


We all know someone (or perhaps even yourself)  who has said, “I wish I had known that,” about something within the SCA.

ÆLeads is asking people to submit these tidbits of useful information to help create the Æthelmearc Book of Knowledge.

We hope you consider sharing your wisdom to assist others throughout our Kingdom. Our submission form is located at .

Thank you in advance for your help!

In service,
The Members of ÆLeads

P.S.> If you would like to be part of ÆLeads, please let us know at

Classes at Pennsic to share

July 31, 9:00 AM (1 hr) in A&S 7:
A Time and a Place: Non-traditional Service
Baroness Yvianne de Castel d’Avignon, OL
Not everyone has the time, ability or desire to take on the role of officer, key event staff or special project coordinator. Come and participate in a discussion of new and different ways to volunteer or how to use the time and talents of those who want to be of assistance but can’t in more traditional ways.

July 31, 4:00 PM (1 hr) in RS1:
Volunteering and You
Lady Mairi of Kilravock
Are you suffering from Helium-Hand Syndrome? Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Worried about burning yourself out? Look no further! This class covers the Hows and Whys, the advantages, pitfalls and rewards of volunteering, without sacrificing your health along the way.\

August 1, 11:00 AM (1 hour) in A&S 14:
Event Finances: Before, During and After
Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann
From budget to gate to the event report. A discussion of event finances, based on Chapter 7 of the Exchequer’s Handbook.

August 1, 2:00 PM (1.5 hours) in A&S 7:
Equity and Inclusion 101: DEI in the SCA
Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti
Learn the terminology of applied courtesy, build skills to promote SCA Core Values, and practice interrupting bias to ensure chivalric virtue in our organization.

August 2, 10:00 AM (1 hour) in A&S 12:
Youth and Family Involvement in the SCA
Lady Artemisia Voltera
Learn about ways to encourage family and youth participation at meetings and events and why it is important to the SCA. How to encourage family participation at meetings; ways to incorporate youth activities at your events. Why are youth important in the SCA? How does it help our Society to have youth involved? Kingdom youth education programs? Challenges and successes.

August 2, 12:00 PM (1 hour) in A&S 3:
Reinventing the Wheel
Duchess Melisande de Belvoir
Why do we do things in the SCA the way we do them, and how could we do them differently? How can we stress the “Creative” part of our name in the structure and planning of our events? Come prepared for active discussion and brainstorming!

August 2, 1:00 PM (1 hour) in A&S 7:
Equity and Inclusion 102: Honoring SCA Core Values
Mistress Giata Magdalena Alberti
Learn policy implementation for addressing inequity and exclusion, review the responsibilities of officers and participants, and develop skills to promote SCA Core Values.

August 2, 1:00 PM (1 hour) in A&S 12:
Reviving Your Local Group
Lady Artemisia Voltera
Come and learn ways to revive your SCA group to become a thriving community. Learn different tips and tricks to bring new life to your local group.

August 4, 11:00 AM (1 hour) in A&S 12:
Sharing the Magic Outside of the SCA
Mistress Katherine von Schlosserwald
It’s a dream come true to be a Living History Presenter. But how do you begin? What are the legal and procedural concerns? “I can get paid for this?” How do you command attention in a classroom? In a gymnasium? At a “Fair?” I’ll share my experiences as a paid Living History Presenter and answer questions you may have about the expectations of educators and audience.

Amazing Conversations at Three Ravens

Yesterday, amazing conversations were had about building community, starting from best intent, and developing leaders and leadership skills in our Kingdom. Thank you to all who came to the Deeds of Service classes in classroom 16 and added your voice. Please, if you wish to be part of the on-going conversation, email me (, and we’ll keep you linked in to all that is coming next.

College of Three Ravens – Deed of Service Track

Have you ever bestowed a Deed of Service? Perhaps do so daily as an SCA officer or another form of repeat volunteer? WE invite you to join us in the Grundylows’ Domain for discussions about service and volunteerism within the SCA.

All interests and skill levels are most welcome, as participants or round-table facilitators. **Interested in serving as a facilitator? Contact Baroness Kelda **

See the class list here: