The Barony of South Downs is the Atlanta area group of the Society for Creative Anachronism! What’s the Society for Creative Anachronism? It’s a non-profit educational organization started in 1969 that is dedicated to the research and reenactment of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (and other time periods pre-17th century). We welcome anyone who is interested in bringing the past to life with us!
If you’re new to the SCA, welcome again from the office of the seneschal and the Barony of South Downs! Glad to have you join us and I hope that you are discovering and exploring new (and old, AKA., medieval and renaissance) things. Remember to ask people stuff if you have questions about the SCA
So what does the Seneschal do? Who is this “Seneschal “person? Let’s start off with history; THIS is what Ye Olde Wikipedia sayeth about the “Seneschal”.
In the SCA, the Seneschal is a facilitator of policy and procedure for the group activity. (The group could be the local area or all the way up at the corporate level) They use interpersonal and diplomatic skills, keep attention to detail and objective issue management to deal with issues when needed.
In simpler terms, they’re the person who keeps the group from doing something that could be incorrect or in conflict of our bylaws at all levels as well as laws in the real world. They are part project manager, part mediator and part motivator. Ideally, Seneschals should be a part of a team (including the Reeve, Marshalate, Baron/Baroness and other officers) that enables its people within the group to be able to do what they’re interested in in the SCA. That makes our “Society” a more fun hobby. It also enriches our club as a whole and overall, enriches each of us.
It’s my intention to post letters from the Seneschal every quarter on the webpage. So look for other topics that I hope will be relevant to you in both your SCA life and your everyday life.
Along with the other Baronies of Meridies, South Downs is hosting the upcoming Kingdom Arts & Sciences Faire and Crown Tournament over Memorial Day weekend. Information on the event can be found at http://dellacivetta.org/kas-cl.
We expect this event to be spectacular, and the more help we get the better it will be. There are many ways that you can help out: checking people in at Gate, assisting the cooks in the kitchen, volunteering to help our Herald make announcements, or just lending a hand to clean up when it’s all over. Please contact the Event Steward, Baron Hajji, if you would like to volunteer.