Dear Children of the Dragon,
In these troubled times we seek to do our best to protect and defend. Sometimes that means making difficult decisions for the health and safety of those that need it most. Thus on behalf of the Crown and the Great Officers of State, hear and know the following:
• Gulf Wars has been officially cancelled. Pennsic 49 has been cancelled.
• All events (weekend events, business meetings, and practices, etc.) are hereby cancelled, effective immediately through the end of June. We will evaluate the situation at the end of June to determine the next appropriate steps.
Pre-registration of events through PayPal will be disable until further notice. It is recommended that local branches stop offering a pre-registration option to avoid potential issues with refunds due to cancelled events or requests due to illness. To help ease the potential impact of these decisions, the Middle Kingdom will be making the following financial policy changes:
For local branches hosting events, the Middle Kingdom will assist local groups who provide site refunds to individuals who request one due to them or a family member being ill. Such requests would have to occur on or before the event. Policy to be re-evaluated in 60 days.
Local groups forced to cancel the use of a venue by government, venue, the Board of Directors of SCA, Inc. or by the Middle Kingdom: If the venue does not offer a full refund of the deposit and the forfeiture of the deposit would result in the group having a balance of less than $500 in their account, the Kingdom will assist to ensure a minimum of $500 remains in the group's accounts for ordinary operational costs. Policy to be re-evaluated in 30 days.
It saddens us that we must make such decisions and know they are not made lightly.
You may find the most current, official, word at the following sites:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
Remember, PROTECT YOUR FRIENDS, WASH THY HANDS! The plague was so 1347!
Yours in Service,
Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword
Middle Kingdom Seneschal
We are currently working on holding our business meetings using a virtual plat
We are currently working on holding our business meetings using a virtual platform until we are able to meet in person again. At this time, just the Officers are included. Once we have it up and running smoothly, we will offer participation from non-officers.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Barony of Donnershafen is located in the Pentamere region of Middle Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching and recreating the customs, combat and courtesy of the Middle Ages. Geographically located in Traverse City, MI, the Barony extends east to include Gaylord, north to include Petoskey and south to include Cadillac. If you are new to the SCA and would like more information, please contact the Chatelaine.