TW practice resumes.

There are some significant changes in how we do this, due to the current plague. Please read the attached file carefully, and contact our Thrown Weapons marshal with any questions (email link on Officers page) . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A special waiver is required. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ P.S. – if you don’t see the attached link to file for downloading, click on “TW practice resumes” above.

From SCA Office of Diversity, inclusion, & Equity on June 2, 2020 :

Please read the full article soon, at  _ _ _ _ _ . Some excerpts follow. _ _ _ _ _ “… Our Core Values, which guide us in even these darkest of times, include the following tenets: to “act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service”, to “value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals”, and to “practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity”. … I invite all members of the SCA to continue to think about further ways they can help strengthen our commitment to our Core Values. …. “

Monthly informal meetings begin for Wyndriche.

Greetings. You are invited to the first of the Canton of Wyndriche’s informal monthly meetings. Intended mostly for SCA members within our branch’s area in Maine, but anyone is welcome; see our webpage. Link to geographic area: Future get-togethers will likely be on the 12th of each month. +++++ Wyndriche ethereal get-together When: Tue May 12, 2020 6pm – 7:30pm EDT (GMT-4) Join via web browser: Join by phone: +1 413-591-2995 (PIN: 348525835) Who (aka host) : Thomas of Wyndriche, Seneschal of the Canton of Wyndriche incipient, aka Thomas F Watson III ______

updated SCA Bully & Harassment Policy 20200404

… the Board of Directors updated the bullying & harassment policy at their April 4, 2020 meeting. The updated policy is below, and is currently available in the President’s summary of the meeting ( ). This policy may change without notice, so check for the best version. +++++ +++++ +++++ +++++ +++++ +++++ ++++++ Bullying and Harassment Policy Changes (to be placed in the the Society Seneschal’s Handbook. I. Bullying and Harassment The SCA prohibits bullying and harassment of all individual and groups. Bullying is systematic and unwelcome behavior which involves the use of influence, threat, intimidation, or coercion to cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people. When the bullying behavior is based on a protected class (1) , that behavior is defined as harassment. (1) race, sex, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability Bullying and Harassment may be overt, as in the following non-inclusive list of examples: • Verbal abuse, including using racial, homophobic, transphobic, ableist epithets, etc. • Non-consensual physical contact, violence, or threatening gestures • Displaying material that is offensive, degrading, or threatening to a protected class • Consistent demeaning remarks or malicious teasing • Stalking or predatory behavior Read More …