Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Our Homeland, Beloved Ealdormere: Appendix 8

Appendix 8

In the November A.S. XXIII issue of the PALE, the formation of the as-yet unnamed newsletter to the Crown Principality of Ealdorrnere was announced by its new chronicler.

"Unto all chroniclers in the Crown Principality of Ealdorrnere, from Lady Amyfelyse Alexandra Ivez de Mintestede, Crown Principality Chronicler.

Greetings all!
Firstly, congratulations to the new Crown Principality and all those who helped in the creation of this new status.

Secondly, due to this change in status, we will now need a Principality newsletter. In order to set this up I will meet with our Lord and Lady Lieutenants, Baron Aedan and Baroness Enid. During this meeting I hope that we will come up with a basic structure for the new newsletter, along with ideas pertaining to content, frequency, funding, etc. With luck, and some hard work, I expect to have the initial issue ready for November 1st. This, of course, depends on when the meeting actually takes place. One of the first things that will need to be done is to choose a name for our new newsletter. I have, in my mind, the idea of some kind of contest, with the populace voting on the submission.

Thirdly, although we are now a Crown Principality, we are still part of the Middle Kingdom, and I the Society as a whole, and therefore must still follow their laws and regulations. In particular, the B.O.D. has devised a new disclaimer. This must be on all Middle Kingdom newsletters by November A.S. XXIII (1988). The new disclaimer, as appears on page 6 of the September A.S. XXIII PALE,is as follows:

This is the <NAME OF PUBLICATION>, a publication of the <NAME OF BRANCH I OR GROUP> of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. <NAME OF PUBLICATION> is available from <NAME AND ADDRESS OF PUBLISHER>. It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., and does not delineate S.C.A. Policy.

Any publication which omits this disclaimer without specific Board authorization may not cite the name of the Society or any of its branches or educational organizations as the publishing authority and may not publish any official rulings or notices for participants in Society activities; nor may the publication be funded by any subdivision of the Society and no funds for the publication may be held or disbursed from any bank account bearing the Society's Taxpayer [sic] ID.

For your information: the name EALDORMERE is Anglo-Saxon, constructed from ealdor, 'lord/noble/senior' and mere, 'lake'. The name was selected by vote of members in the Society resident in the Province of Ontario, in or around 1984.

Well, I believe that this is all for now, remember, if any of you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or complaints, please feel free to either write or phone. Written this 12th day of September,A.S. XXIII (1988).

In service to the (Crown) Principality and the Mid-Realm,
(signed Amyfelyce)


[Two copies of early Ealdormerean newsletters here followed in the print edition.]

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