Dormancy Updates

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April 2022

As most of you know, the Canton of Seashire is in dormancy, and we are now in a two year process to bring it back to full status.

The next step in that process is to figure out what Seashire should be doing that is different from what the Barony of Ruantallan should be doing. If we are clear about the roles of the Barony and the Cantons, then it will be a lot easier to recruit officers, and keep good communications happening, and plan events and practices, so that you and I can have a lot more fun!

Here’s where you come in: We want to talk about these things. Especially, we want to talk to you about what you love in the SCA, and how you think the Canton (and the Barony) can help you do more of that. We plan to have a bunch of talks about these things over the next few months, every time we get face to face.

The first talk (or let’s call it an Althing, that’s a nice period name) is planned for the afternoon at 12th Night, sometime before court. The Dormancy Committee will present the current proposal for the Seashire-Ruantallan Agreement (a formal way of saying how we divide up what we do), and then there will be time for you to ask questions and make suggestions.

While this is about Seashire’s dormancy, members of all Cantons are welcome to attend, as some items in the proposal (like a rotation of Baronial events) affect all the Cantons, and we’d like your input too.

We hope to see you there!

Yours in Service,
Esperanza De Cordoba
Webminister of Ruantallan

Co-Chair of Seashire Workgroup

March 2022

Sunday March 6th was a meeting for Seashire.

In the meeting Lady Esperanza (Paige Maria Aziz) and Lady Tiffayne (Teresa Davidson) were elected co-chairs over the revival process.

The website will be maintained by Oliver Peren (Tim Covell) with updates on the progress of the revival of Seashire from Dormancy.

Dormancy began January 26, 2022. We have two years to complete the revival process pending sufficient investment of interest and involvement of the Seashire populace (Halifax Country Area).

We are seeking people to join the workgroups. We are currently working on the Seashire-Ruantallan agreement – which is out for consultation and commentary now. Please send comments to Dame Sarra Graeham. Writing and preparation of the Standard Operating Procedures document are ready to begin and will be updated in accordance with the Seashire-Ruantallan agreement. We seek people to help write, comment, and improve this document. It needs to be in simple language, but also reflect our modern working methods including online meetings and social media policies. If you are able to help in this group please contact Sebastien Daundelin

Even if you are not currently involved in a group, reading the documents created and helping the process move along with your feedback shows your interest in the revival. Other work groups will be created as we move along including topics such as creating a curia, fight practices, meetings, outreach and the creation of a signature event. The moving forward of these plans for revival depends entirely on populace engagement. We encourage you to be a part of the process by sharing your feedback and helping where you can be of best help.

Future meeting to be determined at a later date.

Meeting adjourned.

Yours in Service,
Esperanza De Cordoba
Webminister of Ruantallan

Co-Chair of Seashire Workgroup

January 2022

Update: The next Seashire online meeting is March 6th at 7pm. Your vote and voice matter. We will be nominating and electing a representative to oversea the renewal project and be our liaison with the EK Seneschal during this dormancy process. We will also be reviewing our first document created, the agreement with the Barony and Seashire. I hope to see many of you there.

Details here:

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to the Seashire Future meeting to be a part of solution creation. Thank you for your comments, your questions, and your advice and wisdom.

In the meeting regarding the future of Seashire, we discussed the current state of affairs, and three possible outcomes – dissolution, dormancy, and do the work needed. Seashire and Ruantallan are experiencing excessive overlap of curia and the duties of each are unclear. The Canton of Seashire will take a dormancy phase in order to focus on creating a clear definition of its duties to the populace, rewrite essential governing documents, and make plans for a strong revival. The populace will be informed when the dormancy phase officially begins.

Those who wish to ensure not only the survival of Seashire but the thriving of Seashire are asked to step forward and help with the work. They are invited to join the Seashire Curia Facebook group to help brainstorm and create documents, and an email list will be created for this as well to keep everyone involved, including those not on Facebook.

A meeting will be held on Zoom in March to discuss what needs to be done, what policies need to be revised and written, and hopefully assign taskforces to work together. Date and time TBD.

Our goal is to create solutions and to endeavour to solve the issue of this continuing question of Seashire’s viability.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have further questions.

Yours in Service, Esperanza de Cordoba
Seneschal, Seashire

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