The Board of Directors, the governing body of the Society for Creative Anachronism, focuses on the SCA’s mission, strategy, and goals. They establish and maintain the rules for all of the Society’s activities and administration, and the Board acts as the final arbiter in the interpretation of these rules.
The Directors meet in person four times a year, along with the Corporate Officers, to discuss and vote on the business of the organization. Additional business is conducted via conference calls as needed. Directors also travel to participate in panel discussions at interkingdom and larger kingdom-level events.
Directors have an initial period of 6 months in training as a Director-Elect, and then serve on the Board for three-and-a-half years. All the Directors are members of the SCA who are familiar with, and participate in, SCA events and activities.
More details in: Summary of the Duties of the Board
On this page:
Meetings | Ombudsmen | Board Nominees
Minutes from Meetings | Correspondence
Many of the meetings are held in Milpitas, California (a suburb of San Jose). The remainder of the meetings usually rotate around the kingdoms to give more SCA members an opportunity to attend. Locations are chosen based on many factors, including cost and easy accessibility for flights.
Update: meetings are currently being held online via GoToWebinar, and you can register to watch.
Schedule of Board meetings
Agenda for upcoming meetings
Directors are assigned duties as Ombudsmen for Society Officers, Board Committees, and Kingdoms. They represent those individuals and groups to the Board, and promote communication and coordination between the Board and the functional personnel of the Society.
SCA participants with concerns about a particular Kingdom, or Corporate office or function should contact the ombudsman responsible for that area.
Directors’ Ombudsmen Listing
Candidates for the Board are nominated by SCA members and participants. Nominees remain on the list for two years, and the list is published for member commentary online and in Tournaments Illuminated. Your suggestions for nominees, and input on listed nominees is welcome, and helps the current directors in their evaluation of potential board members.
List of Nominees
Past Directors of the Board
Minutes of Board Meetings
Minutes of Board Meetings can be accessed online. (They are under the Newsletters tab of the SCA Membership portal.) Minutes are posted after they have been approved by the Board at the following quarter’s meeting.
The President of the SCA publishes Board Meeting reports within thirty days of each Board meeting. These reports contain the summaries of Society Officers’ reports, summaries of Board Committee presentations, and Requests for Commentary.
Recording of past meetings held via GoToWebinar can be viewed on the SCA YouTube channel.
You can address all the Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Correspondence concerning a particular Corporate function, office, or kingdom can be sent to the director who is the ombudsman responsible for that area.
Mail for members of the Board may also be addressed to the Corporate Office:
The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789